Thursday, July 30, 2009

A SALUTE TO DON & MIKE!!!!

This is something that I wanted to post weeks ago but I got sidetracked (which I usually do) with other things.

GOODBYE TO DON & MIKE!!!!












It was announced in July that one of OAS's favorite syndicated, radio, talk-shows, was going off the air. The Mike O'Meara Show which was an off shoot from the Don & Mike show aired it's last episode on July 17th on it's original flagship station WJFK. Apparently WJFK decided to go with an all sports format so The Mike O'Meara Show was swept aside. Which sucks. Especially since we hate sports here at OAS. Fuck sports!!!

The reason we bring this up is that these guys were a big influence to us at here at OAS. Back in the day when we were in Wichita, Kansas Don & Mike were broadcast Monday through Friday at 3pm. Their show was kind of more sophisticated zoo crew that had a large following in Wichita which was one of towns where the show aired. Now for years my good buddy Larry told me about Don & Mike but I refused to listen. (Sorry about that buddy) Basically I've never really been into talk radio. I find general talk radio boring for the most part. But one day good ol' Jason Bailey said to me, "Hey buddy, you should check these guys out. Listening to their show really helps the day fly by." At the time we both had mundane office jobs to where something like this really helped. So I started to listen and he was right. I'm not sure if I would have had such a reaction if not for that specific employment situation, but I did indeed get hooked. So I listened up until the time I moved to the East Coast (Where they weren't aired) three years ago. I would love to say that I listened to them online or through their podcasts but I didn't. I was bad.

Now some of you may like Don & Mike and some of you may not. While I was searching for the above photo I came across a blog that had the picture which said "These Guys Are Not Funny!". So to each his own, I guess. Throughout the years that has been a constant debate for those who are into shows like theirs. Some people seem to love them while others completely loath them.

However, for us here at OAS we are on the love em' side and it's safe to say that several of the projects we have done throughout the years (including the successful Elvis show back in Wichita) were inspired by topics Don & Mike brought up on their show. I for one tried to use their show format as an example when I began to prep the OAS podcast. So it was sad to hear that their show came to an end.

Now some of you may not know who the fuck we're talking about here but I'm not going to take forever explaining the shows history. For that just click on the links below to get the low down.

DON & MIKE SHOW HISTORY

THE MIKE O'MEARA SHOW HISTORY

We here at OAS would like to give a salute to Don & Mike and their entire cast and crew. We hope the Mike O'Meara show finds a new home and we can get more of this hilarious show in the future. If not, then thanks for all the good laughs, fellas!

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