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3/16: Monday Morning Mash with Celebrity Apprentice recap, Jeff Foxworthy, Steve Barnes, Don Imus, Ludlow Porch

This looked like a challenge tailor made for the women: selling wedding dresses. Sure, Dennis Rodman has worn a wedding dress but that didn’t mean he was much help. In fact, he claimed sickness and didn’t even show up for the challenge.

The men didn’t decorate their store very well. The women did. UGA alum Herschel Walker helped the team raise $63K. His thoughts on team leader Tom Green: “I would not put him on my A team.” The women sold $103,000 worth of dresses. Killed the guys — again. Jesse and Brian both said Tom and Dennis should be cut. In the end, Donald Trump dropped Tom for a poor performance. Somehow, Dennis survived — surely, for entertainment purposes. And the promos show him going a bit Hulk-like next week.

And for the third week in a row, Atlanta’s Tionne “T Boz” Watkins was a complete non entity.

-Self cross promotion alert: I do a weekly TV tips story. It’s over here, in case you missed it..

-I am doing a “Whatever happened to Bill Tush” item and went to McDonough Thursday for a benefit he was hosting for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Alpharetta’s Jeff Foxworthy was the primary attraction. I grabbed him a couple of minutes to talk about his new children’s book “Silly Street” and yesterday’s Comedy Central ribald roast of Larry the Cable Guy, his fellow “Blue Collar Tour” man. He joked that after all the nasty comments before he hit the dais, he was sure his Sunday School class wasn’t watching. Here’s the video.

Do you miss Steve Barnes on the radio? (He was on 99X from 1992 to 2003 and Dave FM from 2004 to 2006)

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Here’s a promo for the show “High Rise,” former 99X host Steve Barnes’ TV venture. It debuts March 31 on Comcast on Demand and his Web site. It will feature five-minute segments set at the Terminus building in Buckhead. You can check the show’s progress at

-Are you a fan of “Last Comic Standing”? It’s off the summer schedule this summer after less-than-hilarious ratings last year.

-And Friday was the last day for Star 94 mid-day host Tripp West, who was told a few weeks ago that he was not going to have his contract renewed at Star 94. He’s seeking other jobs, likely outside of Atlanta.

-Don Imus has stage II prostate cancer, he announced Monday morning on his show, heard locally on True Oldies 106.7.

-My colleague Mark Davis did a “whatever happened to…” Ludlow Porch.

These days, Ludlow airs weekdays, 9 a.m.-noon, and is heard in eight states. Working from his home atop a Dawson County mountain, he’s a regular on a dozen Georgia stations. In these parts, try listening to WHIE-AM (1320) in Griffin, or WIMO-AM (1300) in Winder.

“I’m still around,” said Ludlow. “I’ve been on the radio 35 years. If somebody lost me, it’s their fault, not mine.”

18 comments Add your comment


March 16th, 2009
9:29 am

Steve Barnes? Isn’t that the name of Comic Book Guy on The Simpsons? Comic Book Guy is making movies?

In Awe, not.

March 16th, 2009
10:01 am

This is the lamest thing I have ever seen.

Chief Wiggum

March 16th, 2009
10:14 am

Steve Barnes? Ugh. He’s not very likable. Not like I liked Fred “Kiddie” Toucher any more…couldn’t stand either one of them, but Weenie Toucher was right about Barnes.

Fellowship, sir...

March 16th, 2009
10:43 am

Rodney: It’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes, not Foundation of Christian Athletes..

Rodney Ho

March 16th, 2009
10:49 am

Thanks. Fixed it!

NY Nick

March 16th, 2009
11:00 am

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March 16th, 2009
11:52 am


March 16th, 2009
12:27 pm

I miss Toucher tons. When you have a long morning commute, you can really get to know some radio personalities. Toucher was loud, overbearing, often a joke, but fun to listen to nonetheless. And, yeah, Barnes was a d$ck and I’m glad he’s off Atlanta radio. Good riddance.

Sloppy Joe

March 16th, 2009
1:00 pm

Anyone know anything on the Rude Awakening Show on 680 the fan?


March 16th, 2009
1:15 pm

What is a “T-Boz?” Why do thugs have to have odd, messed up names?

Jonas Grunby

March 16th, 2009
1:16 pm

Sloppy Joe. They are travelling to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day. Should be on the air tomorrow.


March 16th, 2009
1:17 pm

Barns is dillusional. He’s first round of American Idol dillusional. He honestly thinks he can act. His performance in “No Witness” was one of the funniest examples of acting I’ve ever seen. Unintentionally funny.

If Barnes has a talent, it’s his ability to keep getting his pockmarked face on camera.

I will not only not watch “High Rise”, I will find out who is stupid enough to sponsor this garbage and never buy that product again.

Rodney, you’ve told me yourself you don’t like Barnes. Why are you his personal press agent?

Rodney Ho

March 16th, 2009
1:43 pm

Matt & Chuck were covering for Rude this morning. He’s doing a trip to Ireland for Guiness and will do a show tomorrow. Matt & Chuck will be back doing mornings on Wednesday, then it’s normal on Thursday onward.

As for me being Barnes’ press agent, nope, he’s not paying me a penny!

Sloppy Joe

March 16th, 2009
3:26 pm

Thanks for info on Rude awakening. I was curious because they are not listed on the 680 home page under the lineup anymore.

Sloppy Joe

March 16th, 2009
3:29 pm

my fault. i just didn’t go far enough down the page. i was hoping they finally shipped Perry back to his homer USC.


March 16th, 2009
4:40 pm

Barnes must be ignored if he is to go away. So let us all close our eyes and ears now, and begin denying that there is any such thing as a Barnes.

Note: Rodney denied only the accusation that he was Barnes’ press agent.

Big Al

March 16th, 2009
7:35 pm

The article on Ludlow Porch stated that he is 59 years old. Is that true? He sounded much older when he was on WSB over 20 years ago!!!


March 18th, 2009
12:51 pm

Barnes reaps what he sows. He was a jerk to other radio station dj’s, the listeners and even the other 99x dj’s. He has a bad temper, a bad sense of humor and when you peel back the layers, nothing but apparently more jerk.

No wonder people believed that he beat up Clark Howard. He made even the designated a-hole Jimmy Baron sympathetic in comparison.