A few years ago when Leykis was on in the LA market on a now defunct (I think) FM talk station, there was another show called Conway & Whitman. Brian Whitman did a spot-on Leykis impression, which apparently irritated the beJesus out of Leykis and they had a big on the air fight over it. It was all really quite entertaining. What we need is for Noory to interview Leykis and Whitman on C2C, that would be worth listening to.
97.1 La's FM talk station!
Leykis became a caricature of himself by the time that station mercifully went down. For my money, Conway and Steckler were a THOUSAND times funnier. When Whitman came in all they did was recycle bits from when Steckler was on the show.
I'm not sure why Doug Steckler left the show but I know the downfall started when that little dick-biscuit Ricky rackman took a swing at him.
For you fellow radio buffs, that was a golden time in talk radio. The rundown went like this,...
Howard till noon.
Johnny B rebroadcast, (from his show in Chicago on "The Loop"), till three.
Leykis from Three to Six
Conway and Steckler from six to nine.
And Art-Goddam-Bell from 10-2.
wash-rinse-repeat,...for like,....four years from sunup to sundown and it was AWESOME.
You could hear radios in our cubicles at Disney all simulcasting and all of us pissing ourselves laughing,....and then it aaaaaaalllll fell apart.
Howard went to Sirius and started phoning it in,...
Johnny B was replaced by "The Triplets" aka Heidi Frosty and Frank,.....just saying their names makes me wanna kick a kitten through an electric fan,...
We can thank 98.7 in LA for indirectly saddling us with that lot,...spinning off from that God-awful Jamie-Frosty and Frank in which Heidi was the weather girl. They shit-canned Frosty and Frank, they took Heidi with them and put Danny Bonaducce on with Jamie,...all unlistenable.
Leykis became a pandering, abusive, abrasive, (even more so), 800lb gorilla.
Steckler is replaced with Whitman on the Conway and Steckler show and the worst part of all,....
Art Bell retires.
It aaaaaalllll fell apart at once. From Camelot to Mordor in five easy steps.
"Take me out JFK junior-style, Tom!" I guess we can look forward to more of that horseshit or the opposite,..."Take me out Selena-style, Tom!"
"Uh,...we don't do that here, Mike!" (hangs up)
Ah Tom's selective offending,......pander, pander, pander to your target demographic in your particular region.
I used to love him but he lost his way hard. Maybe he'll freshen up for his comeback.