The Don Geronimo Show – December 3, 2012
The new week begins with Don’s recap of his weekend, including his rain gutters getting clogged during the storm yesterday morning, and sending Janet up on the roof to clean them out. We also hear about Janet siphoning water out of their pool with one of their neighbors, and the madness at the Roseville Galleria over the weekend that Don encountered, including a fist fight in the food court, and the facade at JCPenney’s collapsing under the weight of all the rain water.
The guys also talk about Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker who murdered his wife and then killed himself on Saturday, and the NFL coverage of the situation.
Don then pulls out a tape from his WLS, on a day he calls “Mushroom Day.” Apparently Don was ‘shrooming during the broadcast this particular day. Don then tells us a few great stories from his radio days, including the debauchery that would go down at the station during the late hours, Don’s numerous bounced checks, and what a program director did to one of the DJ’s who was taping his shows. After a Jovan Belcher update from deadspin.com, the guys talk about concussions in the NFL, and this gets Don on a new idea: A “Concussion Football League.” The guys discuss who they would want on their CFL team, and then Don plays a few songs from Slow Joe’s myspace page, which apparently still exists.
Don then tries to call the Hebrew University of Jerusalem “just because,” and instead of getting the school on the other line, we find out that the phones in the station have been blocked from making international calls. Don then decides to send Drew down to G.M. Steve’s office to find out what’s going on, but Steve is not in a great mood, and turns Drew away immediately. We also hear a few clips, including a Chicago news station that mistakes a set from Chicago Hope for a real plane crash, and a stand up comedian who finds cocaine in a heckler’s jacket.
It’s then time for the “Phantom News Hour.” Today, President Clinton to speak at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium tomorrow night, Kate Middleton is pregnant, Howard Stern will return for another season of “America’s Got Talent,” and the new “Hobbit” movie is making moviegoers sick. And of course, Don wraps everything up with a caller 100!