RIP Kidd Kraddick
You may not be familiar with radio personality Kidd Kraddick, but he was a friend of Wease's, and he passed away this weekend at the age of 53.
He was at a charity golf event in Gretna, Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans. His cause of death hasn't been released, but an internal memo at Clear Channel says he suffered an aneurysm.
The event was for his charity, Kidd's Kids, which raises about $800,000 EVERY YEAR for kids ages five to 11 who have terminal or chronic illnesses, or were accident victims.
Kidd's real name was David Cradick. His career started in Tampa in 1978, where a program director called him "Kidd" . . . and the nickname stuck.
One last note. Just last week, Kidd did a segment on his show that now seems eerie . . . about what you'd say if you knew you were on your deathbed.
He said, quote, "When I die, you have permission to take a bunch of creepy pictures of my body. I want to thank all you guys for being at my deathbed today. I'm going to miss you so much."
We also talk about the oversaturation of Anthony Weiner in the news, the TV show The Newsroom, and baseball, where Wease thinks hitters should never be allowed to step out of the batter's box once they step in.
Tools With Sports
Did you see David Ortiz lose his mind after being ejected from a game over the weekend? Scary and hilarious.
Derek Jeter came back from injury yesterday, hitting a homerun on the first pitch he saw.
Bills camp opened last night, and the QB controversy has already started. Wease says it's too early to know, but Tools is rooting for EJ Manuel, partly because he doesn't like that Kevin Kolb wears #4... only Favre can be a 4.
Radio Death And Radio Bits
Wease revisits the death of his friend Kidd Kraddick, and how it crossed the mind of both he and Pauly that maybe it was a radio bit, and Kraddick was faking his death for publicity. This leads to a discussion of bits, and how our best ones are just things that happen to us in real life, like Pauly pooping on the elevator, and Chet Walker stepping in it.
It's ironic that just a week ago Kidd Kraddick's show did a bit called "Death Bed Confessions" where they talked about their own deaths.
Marianne talks about seeing a white spot on her throat last week, and after Googling "Weird White Spot On Throat" she was sure she had cancer, but was able to knock the spot off with a straw, thus beating cancer.
If you could know the date you were gonna die would you want to know?
Doug With News
Bonus Content... Wease's Weekend In Pictures
Morbid Monday Continues
With the passing of both Kidd Kraddick and musician JJ Cale we continue to discuss death, with Wease saying he's finally coming to grips with the thought of death, and he wants to live life to the fullest. He doesn't understand people that are afraid to fly, or want to spend their time taking naps.
Then Wease tells us he actually had a brush with death this morning as he passed a tractor trailer on 104 where he's not supposed to, and saw headlights coming towards him. He sped up and got back safely on his side in time, and saw he was doing a hundred and for mph... that's right 104 on 104.
Last night the band OneRepublic was supposed to play at CMAC, but cancelled at the last second (after the opening acts had already played) due to health problem by the lead singer. The band's Facebook page had a bunch of negative comments from fans, with conspiracy theories about the singer being too drunk to perform. Wease defends the band and promoters of the show... people got to see a couple good bands, and still get their money back.
Listeners that were there called and said how the band came out and apologized, and how sincere they were.
Bonus Content... Beach Booties
20 Feet From Stardom
Saturday afternoon Billy went to see the documentary "20 Feet From Stardom" and can't rave about it more. It's about the great background singers on the best music ever recorded, and Billy can't rave about this movie more. He sat in the theater with a smile on his face, a tear in his eye, and a song in his heart for 90 minutes. Wease is actually giving up poker to go see it tonight. 114 Stars.
Also big props to the Little Theater for not having a million "First Look" commercials before the movie, and the audience for not needing a "be quiet and don't use your phone" ad before the film.
A Man Debate
Last Friday Pauly and WHAM's Pat The Producer were at a bar for happy hour with some other coworkers and a "manversation" happened... is there a vagina that you wouldn't want to look at, even in passing. Pauly and Pat say no, they want to see any vagina possible even if just for morbid curiosity. Wease said "Of course", there are peaches he doesn't want to see... Jungle bushes, Dr. Ruth's, the late Gussie's, diseased gigi's, and others pop to mind... and Wease admits as a little kid he saw his mom's.
Wease points out that somewhere there is a gynocologist that is sick of seeing all vaginas.
Pot Ad At Nascar
NASCAR turned heads in becoming the first major sport to feature marijuana advocacy advertisements at an event, allotting 30-second ad clips to the Marijuana Policy Project on jumbotrons outside Indianapolis' Brickyard 400 Friday. But after complaints charged the video with promoting marijuana use for a family audience, NASCAR chose to pull the ad.
Wease debates pot vs. alcohol, which NASCAR does promote. While talking about this we get a call from a high, paranoid listener calling about the NSA and Edward Snowden.
Here is the ad that NASCAR decided you couldn't see...
This leads to a long debate about the legalization of marijuana, and why it should happen.
As proven by today's vagina talk, you never know what'll start conversation on The Wease Show, but we do have a new edition of Redneck News, Tools with Sports, Doug with legit news, maybe a game of "Would Ya Rather?" and much more. It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice. See ya.