DAVID LETTERMAN AND RETIRING

Posted By: Lobster · 3/27/2015 12:50:00 AM

David Letterman moved to CBS after Johnny Carson retired.  Johnny wanted David to be his successor, but NBC wanted Jay Leno.  Was a dealbreaker question in a relationship, Letterman or Leno?  Think David feels like he won the Survivor - Late Night Talk Show Host.  He outlasted Leno.  Now, he can retire.  So, maybe this Summer, I'll consider it.  Funny, once, when I got fired from a San Jose station, one of the DJs told a listener on the request line I had retired.  How did I find out?  Two weeks later, I was on-the-air at a legendary SF Station, and the caller was tuning around and found me.  That was 1980.  

Why am I mentioning this?  Because I play to win.  I want listeners to tune in, and even listen to the whole show, cover to cover, from 10a-3p.  "Faithful Every Sunday" was an SF 49'ers slogan.  From ...

THE NEW YEAR'S EVE DJ STORY

Posted By: Lobster · 12/28/2014 12:45:00 PM

It was New Year' Eve, December 31st, 1977.  The "new kid" on the block was KMEL 106.  They threw a party at a Nightclub in Sausalito.  Earlier that year, they launched and had put Tawn Mastrey on 6-10pm opposite me on KSJO San Jose, where she had been 10p-2a.  Wild Bill Scott, who passed away this year, was The Camel's Afternoon Drive.  Another DJ playing the party was Dusty Street, who was at KROQ LA at the time.  After Midnight, and closing time, the four of us rode over to someone's apartment, then at dawn, to George's in San Rafael.  Tawn was a great DJ, and didn't know at the time that she had contracted Hepetitis C from a High School Boyfriend in Minneapolis, or she might have gone easier on her Liver.  The catch was, my car was parked at the Nightclub, and I had a New Year's Day ...

Happy Holidays from Lobster Claus - the Crustacean/DJ in the Red Suit!

Posted By: Lobster · 11/19/2014 11:30:00 PM

Let's designate a new charity for the Lobster on Vocals, Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, MoonAlice, David Nelson Band) on Piano.  Check out the blog entry from back in 2012 http://www.977theriver.com/Blog/LobstersSundayBruch/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10485073

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Thanks!  Wishing you all the best as we head into the New Year.

Lobster

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