I should probably be more careful with my use of hyperbole.
In a post I made on Monday, I called local radio show “The Junkies” my “least favorite sports radio program ever” and implied that they hate gay people. Neither of which is actual fact, merely exaggerations to make a point. Nevertheless, the Junkies seem to be in an on-air uproar.
I don’t listen to the show anymore, but was told by Brian from Awful Announcing (who has posted about this) and another friend (yes, my buddies listen to the show) that the Junkies were talking about Mr. Irrelevant and the Brothers Mottram on-air both yesterday and today. You can hear the audio from yesterday here, with the goodness starting about one-third of the way in.
They start by claiming they’ve never heard of Mr. Irrelevant (although they have heard of Blog Show, but don’t connect the fact that Jamie is the co-host), then go on to discuss how you spell “irrelevant,” call us “douchebags,” say we can go to hell and end by claiming that Jamie and Chris Mottram are their most hated people on the planet. As for today’s show, I don’t know what they said because I don’t have the audio.
Now, I’m not going to bash the Junkies (and to be fair, they didn’t really bash us either; it seemed to be in good fun) because: a) I don’t really care, although I’m obviously required to address the issue in this space, b) I don’t really hate them. This is all stemming from me saying their show is my least favorite ever. That’s not true. I dislike Elliot more. And just because I don’t like the Junkies doesn’t mean that I think they have a bad program. It’s just not for me. They do an outstanding job appealing to the type of people they’re trying to appeal to. Shit, “Grey’s Anatomy” is my least favorite television show ever, but every single female in America loves it. They must be doing something right, and so too are the Junkies.
Like Awful Announcing said, the reason I’m no longer a listener is simply because the Junkies aren’t about sports anymore. Again, I don’t hate their show, or their listeners (for the most part), or them personally. They’re probably great guys off-air, and they make more money than I can even fathom at this point in my life.
Hopefully, this clarifies my stance and puts this whole thing to rest so we can all refocus our hatred toward Philly fans. Although something tells me it won’t. Oh, and I would’ve totally thanked the Junkies for the free publicity, but we’ve seen absolutely no spike in traffic today, so nevermind.
Previously: Junkies Fall For EDSBS Spoof (July ’07)
Update No. 2: The Junkies referred to us as “faggots” today (near the end of this clip), which, of course, is patently offensive. I’m not sure how they get away with this stuff, but it seems to be status quo for their program.