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Friday, December 14, 2007

Update: Carolla says it's him or Bonaduce


Our wish that Danny Bonaduce be handed the radio slot he now supports under subpar superbore Adam Carolla may be coming true, after all. Industry insider site LA Radio.com reports in its subscription newsletter this morning that Carolla's sickout this week is believed to be a game of chicken in which he's telling his bosses it's a choice between him and the volatile former child star.

The power play may not be the best move for the lowbrow beetle-browed Jimmy Kimmel lieutenant. While Carolla continues to feel his way around the radio game two years after he was handed Howard Stern's morning slot in Los Angeles and a few other cities, Bonaduce's forced arrival eleven months ago has increased ratings while his performance as an unwanted outsider second banana, with his brutal honesty, unleashed id, personal drama and ability to win publicity for himself and the show, has established himself as radio's true and sole heir to the late Stern (while placing him in demand to host his own show elsewhere).

LA Radio.com reports:

Carolla a Go Go

KLSX morning man Adam Carolla has been on sick leave the last few mornings. There is speculation from a number of sources there is a showdown between Adam and management concerning co-host Danny Bonaduce. One source said that Adam was holding out until Danny is gone. “This is news to me,” said KLSX pd Jack Silver. For the past couple of mornings Adam has been a no-show claiming to be sick, but was well enough to be on Dr. Drew Pinsky’s KGIL show on Tuesday for almost an hour.

“I have to take Adam’s word,” said Silver. “When an employee says he's sick, short of going to his house with a doctor, I have to take him on his word.”

The dilemma for management is the fact that the KLSX morning show has been on a steady rise since Danny signed on a year ago. If there is a conflict, will Adam and Danny be able to patch things up? We won’t know until next year because Adam begins his holiday break tomorrow.

In introducing a segment about comfortability in the workplace, Danny offered the following one morning this week: "I've been kidding around the last few days why I hate Adam Carolla, but now it doesn't seem nearly as funny because the poor man is sick. If I know Carolla like I believe I do, to miss work he is very, very ill. So let me rephrase, I don't hate Carolla at all. I admire him greatly, but the man is so quirky and he has put such a spell on certain things you can and cannot feel comfortable about doing at your own workplace."

(A tip of the Tabloid Baby hat to the Carolla show fanboys for keeping us posted.)

10 comments:

Ron said...

Nice to hear this story coming out of a biased reporting Dot Com. Hangon, when I said nice, I meant to say "A f*cking waste of my time."

Good thing it isn't obvious that no fan of Adam can believe anything you say, regardless of fact or fiction, because of your shameless allegiance to a certain ball of red pubes made clear by your insulting articulative verbal demeanor.

Don't act shocked, just keep faking your neutrality while simultaneously ignoring comments like mine. Thumbs up guys!

(Now go back to masturbating to Partridge family reruns...)

Josh said...

Anyone who thinks Danny could carry a show on his own hasn't been listening to the Adam Carolla Show for the last three days when Danny has been running things.

Talk about a train wreck.

If this is a feud between the two KLSX had better go with Carolla, atleast they've seen some gradual growth in the ratings since Carolla come one..... Bonaduce would sink the station into Opie & Anthony numbers!

Anonymous said...

You are high. Bonaduce is a canceer to the radio show. You clearly do not listen. You are in the minority of listeners who pretend to like Bonaduce. Thank sweet Christ for podcasts so Bonaduce can be skipped over with ease. He derails the show and all intelligent thought. Consider how many times he brings up his fat girlfriend or sex or his drugs or fighting. Adults don't fist fight anymore....idiots do when they run out of words.

Fishbowl LA said...

Is Adam Carolla succumbing to TabloidBaby's mighty will?

cole said...

Even Teresa isn't funny without Adam on the show. Danny is great but without Adam it will end up sounding like another krappy morning zoo show. like Mancow or so other garbage.

Anonymous said...

The only idiot worse than Corolla is Bonaduce. Dumber, louder more obnoxious.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Howard Stern will hire Adam on one of his Sirius Radio channels. Last week Howard was talking to Jimmy Kimmel about some sort of deal, but when it was brought up on the air everyone got quiet and the subject was changed. Maybe Adam is heading to Sirius.....

Anonymous said...

Biased! and doesn't listen to the show....

Anonymous said...

Actually Danny can do a show on his own and prior to one of his many crash and burn routines actually hosted a very popular morning drive show (back around '01 I believe) Anyway it's nice to have a ringside seat to the clash of the titanic egos.

Tommy said...

This is the greatest thing to happen to the show. Im sorry, but all danny brought was dumbass recounts of his sex-life and fighting. All he ever did was gloat his own ego. Im happy I don't have to listen to this adult-teenager anymore. I've been listening to old loveline episodes, now I can get back to the adam carolla show.