Admiration Society

I’ve spent most of my life (since 14) doing radio mostly and a stretch of tv. I’ve always liked hosting and entertaining. It’s fun. I’ve discussed people who were my idols. There are so many. Most of them are in the radio and/or tv world. Most are legends. Although many are from yesterday, when I was a kid growing up, some were doing it when I was and some are doing it today that I admire a lot and for different reasons. Not only broadcasters in radio and tv, but many others have influenced me in various ways in music, books, movies, media, comedy etc. With some it’s everything…some it’s strickly entertainment value…some it’s work ethic and all the jobs they do…some it’s being innovators and causing imitators. Paying attention…watching, listening, reading. Details. Inspiration. Learning. REAL. Having fun! Being honest. Self aware. Revealing things. It’s not just entertainment. I get a lot from all these people. I get stuff which can be used with anything in life.

There are many people and things that influence me even now. New stuff. Old stuff. All. Some is from the past, a lot is in the present and some will be in the future. I just dig it and this is only a portion.

A parade of pop culture:

Howard Stern

God

Devil

Smartass People Worldwide

Walter Winchell

Benny Hill

Animal of The Muppets

George Washington

Richard Pryor

Al Capone

Popeye

All Great Drummers, especially John Bonham, Neil Peart, Keith Moon

Larry King

Dick Clark

Johnny Carson

Abe Lincoln

Taz

Sam Kinison

Faith No More

Kiefer Sutherland

Reggie Miller

Marisa Miller

Stephen King

Peyton Manning

Steve Dahl

James Gandolfini

Ozzy

Garry Meier

Robert Plant

Scooby Doo

24

David Letterman

CNN Pre 1999

Angry Beavers

Jay Leno

Conan O’Brien

Garfield & Odie

Jonathan Brandmeier

Bob Seger

Jason, Freddie & Michael Myers

Tom Petty

The Sopranos

ESPN

James Patterson

CatDog

Colts

Jimmy Kimmel

Bob & Tom

Jimmy Fallon

Muhammad Ali

SOA

John Kricfalusi

Metallica

Larry Lujack

Joel McHale

Hulk Hogan

PacMan

Fred Seibert

John Joseph

Tom Leykis

E!’s The Soup

Megadeth

Ric Flair

Kevin Matthews

Aerosmith

Beavis & Butthead

AJ Benza

Scott Shannon

Madonna

Human Numan

Rick Dees

UFC

ZZ Top

George Carlin

Bruce Springsteen

Captain America

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Prince

Jay Thomas

The Punisher

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Bill Hicks

Superman

AC/DC

Tom Snyder

MTV’s Original 5 VJ’s

Deadpool

Star Wars

The Rock

Kevin & Bean

Batman

U2

Amia Miley

Donkey Kong

Sirius XM

Band of Skulls

Rikki Rachtman

Madison Ivy

Spiderman

KROQ

Brad Pitt

Starbucks

The Godfather

John Henson

Yoda

Angelina Valentine

Scarface

MAD Magazine

Tom Hanks

Brock Lesnar

Gonzo

Jim Carrey

INXS

Jenna Jameson

Sly Stallone

Hunter S. Thompson

Snoopy

Eddie Murphy

Goodfellas

Cracked

Angelina Jolie

Xfm

Lee Masters

Lost

Ah! Real Monsters

Matt Pinfield

Robin Williams

The Simpsons

NCIS

Pat Dollard

93.3 FLZ when it was The Power Pig

Bruce Willis

KNAC

Tim Allen

Kelsey Grammer

Family Guy

Jerry Seinfeld

The Alarm

Drew Carey

WAVA

Ray Romano

John Lack

South Park

The Greaseman

Elvis

The Beatles

The Doors

James Dean

The Rolling Stones

Motormouth

The Kinks

Supersnake

Marvin Gaye

Marilyn Monroe

Mancow

John Wayne

Clint Eastwood

Ziggy

Opie & Anthony

Weird Al

Greg Thunder

The Playlist

Max Tolkoff

Peanuts

Ron & Fez

GNR

Elvis Duran

Ryan Seacrest

Carson Daly

Danzig

Sharon Stone

Van Halen

Q1043

Al Pacino

Marlon Brando

Robert DeNiro

Gary Spears

Lemmy

KISS

Nirvana

Sandra Bullock

George McFly

Alice In Chains

SubPop

Johnny Depp

Pearl Jam

Mother Love Bone

Alan Kabel

Q95

X103

iJustine

Bubba The Love Sponge

MetalSludge

Dr. Demento

ZeFrank

Z100

WPLJ

WKTU

KIIS

Indie1031

ALT987

REM

The National

TheFutonCritic

The Independent FM

TV Guide

Entertainment Weekly

Rolling Stone

Spin

Classic Houses

Playboy

Fark

PauseandPlay

JoBlo

NME

Mojo

Classic Cars

Total Film

Premiere

USA Today

Buzzfeed

Harley’s

NY Times

NY Post

NY Daily News

Los Angeles Times

PodcastOne

Metacritic

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