Duji's Back: WMMS Morning Show "Rover's Morning Glory" Is Back On Air! With Duji!
Rover's Morning Glory is a syndicated hot talk morning radio show originating from Cleveland . The feature was ended by Rover and CBS Radio management after Dieter suffered a serious injury and Finals Week 1 - Dieter and Dumb competed in a tackle football game, where the ground was littered with thumb tacks. Rover doesn't want to do 23 and me because he is afraid of his D Rover's Morning A thief stole something Jeffrey's house, Duji got everybody sick, & more Former program director is hanging out with Nadz's ex girlfriend. Duji was .. Tom Papa, The show now has an official drinking game, & more yells Duji, Rover's co-host, who is holding the leash like.
The Beastie doesn't respond. Rover briefly wonders whether he's hung up. He hasn't, so Rover tosses a softball: I don't know," says a clearly annoyed Mike D. You seem to have a lot of answers. Otherwise, I'll just hang up right now. Mike D seems taken aback. When he finds his voice, he explains exactly why the new album took so long.
Listening to the playback, Rover smiles. Mike D sounds like a total pussy. During lunch at Harry Buffalo, Rover talks about fame in Cleveland. At a recent Tribe game, guys a few rows back began chanting, "Cleveland loves you! As if on cue, the waiter -- a shaggy-haired Strokes look-alike -- identifies Rover's voice. It's a good show. Rover, whose real name is Shane French, was born in Chicago but grew up in Las Vegas, the son of a doctor and a nurse.
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They don't give a shit. While working at a Denver station, Rover hooked up with a porn star named Raylene. After their first date, she slept in his bed naked, but nothing happened. Then you get one in bed, and you're like, 'How many guys have waded through this forest? They dated for a year, during which she continued to do porn shoots.
Now Rover keeps his private life more discreet. Sure, he talks about his girlfriend on the radio. When she instituted a "no-farting policy" at home, he told listeners, "That's why you have a long-term girlfriend, so you can fart in front of her and not worry about it. Rover will say only that her name is Susan, she's 33, works as a talent coach for on-air personalities, and they've been dating for four years.
Rover broke into the radio business on the heels of a botched lie. At 20, he auditioned in Las Vegas with a sample tape purporting to be from a Milwaukee station. Program Director Mike Stern, who was familiar with the station, called his bluff. Rover confessed; Stern hired him anyway.
Stern was further impressed with Rover's work ethic. A lot of the best shows convey that we just walked in here and we're having fun all morning.
He went to Los Angeles to do a syndicated talk show, where he met Duji, who remembers the general manager telling her that Rover was bound for the big time. He's gonna be a shining star. The station had a no-nudity policy, which Rover had no intention of following.
He says he was told to lie if asked about it. So when the general manager asked about a gimmick called "the Tuna Tank" -- which had nude women writhing in a window facing the street -- Rover claimed the girls wore bathing suits. The station's general manager learned the truth and fired him for lying.
Rover spent the next few months editing video presentations for lawyers. The station had switched formats in Mayabandoning jammin' oldies to join the ever-growing ranks of the Xtreme. It built an audience of young males with Opie and Anthony's syndicated afternoon show.
But when the jocks got fired for broadcasting a live account of a couple playing hide-the-bishop during a service at St. Program Director Kim Monroe settled on Rover.
Rover's Morning Glory -- named, appropriately, after the first erection of the day -- debuted in March of last year. The crew wanted to make an immediate impact. The setup was a game called "Helium for Headbangers," in which listeners guessed how high balloons would lift household objects, including a sponge, a set of car keys, and a light bulb.
Then came Jinxy, the station intern's cat. That's when the stunt went out the window. Somebody help me, please! This is truly awful. They reported aerial sightings, beseeching police and firefighters to do something. Then, at the urging of the police, Rover admitted that he had made the whole thing up. That night, Rover and crew watched themselves on the TV news. Word of the prank spread.
The Los Angeles Times described it on its front page. The London Independent mentioned it in a wrap-up of the wackiest stories of A Denver station copied the prank with similar success.
For Lunchbox, it was a sign that the show had arrived: The show is scheduled to go live any minute, but Rover is nowhere to be found. Rover preps for each show the night before by surfing the internet and jotting down interesting stories. He lives a short walk from the station, which means that the man paid to make other people's commutes tolerable has no commute at all.
Minutes after leaving home, he glides into the studio, hits a button, and suddenly he's on the air. For the next four hours, Rover is a louder, brasher, more boorish version of himself. He jokes about how funny it would have been if the pallbearers had dropped Ronald Reagan's coffin down the Capitol steps. He coaxes Dieter into making himself pass out, even after a listener says her brother almost died doing the same thing. He calls women "dirty little sluts" as casually as most people call cabs and tells one year-old Paris Hilton replica, "If I were with you, your bedroom would be like Abu Ghraib.
I would beat you worse than those Iraqi prisoners. But Rover says he never feels guilty. The closest he came was when he speculated about whether a guy he works with is gay.
Duji's Back: WMMS Morning Show "Rover's Morning Glory" Is Back On Air! With Duji!
But Duji suffered the most lasting damage. It started when she told Rover that her sister-in-law suspected her husband of cheating. Rover called the woman up and coaxed her to give him a phone number, written in feminine handwriting, that she had found in her husband's luggage.
Rover then called the mistress, pretending to be Duji's brother, and outed the affair to all of Cleveland. Duji's brother managed to repair the damage to his marriage, but Duji remains ostracized from her family.
Still, she says it was worth it. Some say that the comparison is inevitable. The station itself changed its callsign twice during the show's return: The station continued with the K-Rock brand through both callsign changes. Rover's Morning Glory was subsequently barred from airing during the remainder of their contract with CBS. However, as of Maythe show is airing on the station once again. Inthe show launched a premium subscription service called RMG Plus.
This feature enables listeners to not only watch a live video stream of the entire show each morning, but to access full-show archives dating back toas well as being able to watch or listen to the Aftermath, which airs Monday-Thursday from The bus features a fully functioning mobile studio equipped with video and audio equipment. The show uses the bus to travel to affiliate cities, festivals, and other popular events. One was supposedly a kitten, "Jinxy the Cat", which escaped on a minute flight, followed closely by Cleveland television stations and prompting calls from concerned listeners.
It was all theater of the minds. When a full-time on-air position became available, he volunteered to start a segment called Dare Dieter, in which he would do any stunt or dare submitted by listeners every Friday. Dieter said if he ever turned down a dare he would go back to phone-screening, a promise that was often held over his head during the segment by listeners.
The feature was ended by Rover and CBS Radio management after Dieter suffered a serious injury and temporary paralysis during a stunt involving a barrel roll in July Events and special projects[ edit ] RoverFest[ edit ] An annual beer-drinking festival and concert to celebrate all-things-Rover.
The first RoverFest was held June 20, West 6th Street in the Warehouse District of downtown Cleveland was closed, a large stage was built, and food and beer vendors were present. Approximately 10, people made their way through the festival, surpassing expectations. A television special was taped to air on MavTV in October The event sold out with over 10, people attending.
Sick Puppies, Saving Abel, and Coolio performed as main acts. As usual, the calendar search was held, as well as skits related to the show. Rover's Morning Glory hold one golf outing in their home city of Cleveland, Ohio and also holds another golf outing in Rochester, New York, a long time affiliate with the show.
The show conducts a search for local, non-professional girls to be in the calendar and offers cash and other prizes to the girl who is crowned Miss Morning Glory, who gets to be featured on the calendar's cover.
A large party is held for the release of the calendar usually in November or Decemberwhich usually has all 12 girls in the calendar and everyone from the show on hand to autograph copies of the calendar.