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Monday, January 28, 2008

Bye-byes begin: Carolla loses San Francisco

Adam Carolla's notorious radio show, which has been given a third chance to succeed since the semicomic was unlucky enough to have been given the late Howard Stern's morning timeslot in LA and a few other western cities in January 2006, is on shakier ground than CBS Radio's letting on. As the colossal bore struggles on without sparkplug and attention-competing Danny Bonaduce (aced out by Carolla in a jealous coup last month), he seems happy as a pig in a mud bath in the solo spotlight, with the fawning Teresa Strasser (apparently dumped, as we'd predicted, from her role on the inconsequential whitewashed syndicated television version of the corporate porn-pushing gossip site TMZ.com, where her tired plainness was no match for the pretty young things who make up Harvey Levin's band of lost boys) and an obsequious amateur called Brian managing to interject occasional encouraging phrases amid his droning monologues and time-killing characters like "The Deaf Frat Guy," the Carolla show has been axed in San Francisco, as The Chronicle's (and Rolling Stone legend) Ben Fong-Torres reports at the bottom of his radio column:

WAKE-UP SHAKE-UPS: Adam Carolla, anointed by CBS Radio to be Howard Stern's replacement in major markets after Stern's move to Sirius satellite, is no longer heard in the Bay Area. He'd been on KIFR (Free FM at 106.9) until CBS ditched the rowdy-talk format last June for lack of ratings, replacing it with the return of KFRC. Because Carolla's contract called for him to have an affiliate in San Francisco, CBS moved him - and other talk shows - to KYCY (1550 AM). That is, until Dec. 31, when the deal expired. Carolla carries on in Los Angeles and a couple of other markets (CBS also dropped Free FM in New York and Philadelphia), but not here. "We just can't afford him," said Stephen Page, program director at KYCY.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least he has Guild residuals and a pension to carry him along. Two million isn't much for an American genius.

Anonymous said...

Nice shade of pink. Is that right before it ends up on Kimmel's ass?

LungButter said...

Still trolling the TACS message board for your info eh? My my my for someone who's not impressed with Adam you just can't seem to stay away from his MB can you?

Anonymous said...

^Doofbutter. It was in the SF Chronicle. A real actual news site.

The whole thing sounds like a slow mercy killing.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, what is the agenda here? How did Carolla piss off people at two production companies (Good Story Productions and Frozen Pictures)? This obviously has nothing to do with him, his comedy, or the SAG awards, and everything to do with some retarded personal agenda.

Anonymous said...

This obviously has nothing to do with him, his comedy,

Actually, it does.

Anonymous said...

It seems to have to do with TB's anger and frustration at having his favorite radio show (Stern) being replaced by a show with an outward disdain for entertainment (Carolla), made all the more frustrated and angry after Carolla deliberately jettisoned the only professional and entertaining aspect of his show (Bonaduce).

baldbrian said...

what are the production companies? did they cancel ace in san fran?

Anonymous said...

Bonaduce is "the only professional and entertaining aspect of his show "?

What planet do you live on? Bonaduce's a hack who spent all his time trying to one up guests and the rest of the crew with his stupid stories about how he was an addict and cheated on his wife. Real professional and entertaining!