Adam Carolla Fired

Jgatie

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Too bad for Adam, he seems like a good guy. Then again, he's talented and will find work.

You never know, maybe that Sirius job he was offered ain't looking to bad right now.
 

flap_jackson

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Prediction: Howard will find someplace to put him on 101. Put a penny on it: Carolla is coming to Sirius. :idea:
 

Ifandorbut

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There was a lot of talk about this day. The funny thing is is that the station is rumored to be going Spanish music. One of Adam's biggest pet peeves is Ranchero music...

At least his 2008 year provided a much needed cleanser to the turdbortion that was the "douche era" of 2007.

I hope he comes to Sirius. I am going to miss his podcasts.
 

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Much like Kidd Chris, I doubt Adam wants to work for chump change at Sirius.

For talk hosts on Satellite Radio so far things haven't been too bad. They've pretty much all lasted as long as their contracts without being messed around with. Say what you want but it seems like more job security then the AM/FM counterpart. Waking up with a format change seems pretty common for them. So you might make some good money, only to be canned soon after.
 

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The whole station in LA is going Top 40. It's too bad because I thought they had a pretty good lineup for an FM Talk station.

from ocregister.com:

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Tom Leykis among KLSX hosts going off air
The station will switch to a Top 40 music format called 'AMP RADIO.'
By GARY LYCAN
Special to the Register
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Talk KLSX/97.1 FM will flip to a new Top 40 format called "AMP RADIO" at 5 p.m. Friday, CBS announced Wednesday.

Current talk show hosts Adam Carolla, the team of Frosty, Heidi & Frank, and Tom Leykis will do their final shows live Friday, with Leykis tossing the switch at 5 p.m. to "AMP RADIO," which will begin with 10,000 songs in a row with limited commercial interruption "or about 28 days of just full-on music," according to Dan Weiner, senior vice president and market manager for CBS radio in Los Angeles.

The format, described as playing "all the hits," will also be online at ampradio.com. Artists will include Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Rihanna, T.I., Kanye West, Usher, Britney, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, and Katy Perry, among others.

Running "AMP RADIO" will be Kevin Weatherly, who also programs KROQ-FM and JACK-FM.

"Complementing the station will be an array of events and concerts, an extensive online destination with blogs, music videos, widgets, photo galleries, celebrity gossip reports, in-depth artist pages, an embeddable and multifunctional streaming player, and a platform to create artist-centric radio stations," the CBS announcement said.

While CBS' JACK and KROQ stations target male listeners, "AMP RADIO" will target women 18-49. Competitors would be KIIS-FM, KOST-FM and KBIG-FM (104.3MYfm).

While Carolla, Leykis, Heidi-Frosty-Frank are leaving CBS, there was no immediate word on their future plans. A CBS spokeswoman declined to comment on contracts other than to say "they are all different."

No word yet on who will be part of the new lineup after the first 28 days. The format has been in test mode on JACK-FM's HD2 channel. Current KLSX Programming Director Jack Silver is leaving CBS, a company spokeswoman said.
 

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I'm a little surprised he doesn't have a syndication deal, I've heard him on the B.S. Report podcasts and he was hysterical.
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TSS Taylor

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It would be nice to get Carolla on H101.

I agree. I don't think you can totally judge a talk show host like Adam Carolla based purely on ratings considering they weren't able to totally be themselves vs. being on Satellite. But get there personalities when they and their audience is down and out to keep hope alive.
 

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As if they don't have enough shit radio in LA, they add another one. Too bad for Adam. It would be nice to have him on Sirius, but his pricetag is likely much too high.
 

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I'm a little surprised he doesn't have a syndication deal, I've heard him on the B.S. Report podcasts and he was hysterical.
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Yes...dear online....diaree....{backspace....delete}....diary...

Great stuff. Aceman, Simmons, Damashek and Cousin Sal...good times.
 

geosync

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Ouch, even Leykis gettin the boot. Ooopha! He's a bum anyway, but not happy seeing Carolla jettisoned. He'll be fine though.