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Roth better suited to stage than radio

By Robert Barowski/NE news editor

The biggest buzz in broadcasting involves two big names in pop culture, one leaving for the skies and a former front man changing careers.

Howard Stern finally made the jump to Sirius satellite radio, no longer governed by the Federal Communications Commission.

Stern loves his newfound freedom. Early on in his five-hour morning slot, Stern announced he had married long-time girlfriend Beth Ostrosky, then spent the next few hours denying it.

“ We don’t feel that if we got married it would enhance the experience any more,” he said. “We don’t want to f—- it up.”

While Stern is thriving in his new digs, the company he left has gone mad.

CBS Radio had a huge hole to fill when Stern left the air.

Rumors swirled for months. In Dallas, listeners wanted Russ Martin to fill the morning slot. Martin currently occupies the afternoon slot on Free FM, Live 105.3.

That was not going to happen. So, whom did CBS get? One personality was not going to get the job done, so CBS got two people.

Former Van Halen front man David Lee Roth was tabbed to be on in the East Coast and central part of the country, and Adam Corolla was picked to fill the gap on the West Coast.

Are you kidding me? No, really, are you kidding me?

I have an issue with David Lee Roth. How is it that a guy with minimal broadcasting experience lands a national syndication deal with a major network that puts him on the air in some of the biggest radio markets in the country?

His show is awful. I am not kidding in the least; it is a plain awful show. I cannot sit through more than five minutes of it before I want to shove a Q-Tip so far down my ear canal it ruptures my eardrum.

He is not a compelling talk show host since he has limited experience.

Roth has to rely on background music in order to make it seem as though the show is moving along. Background music is an old radio trick to help those who are inexperienced sound good.

His sidekicks are nothing but programmed laugh tracks. They contribute nothing to the general product and laugh at anything DLR has to say.

CBS brought in the wrong guy to replace Stern. As Martin said on his show, “David Lee Roth is a great guest, but to keep it going for four hours a day, leave that to the pros.”

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