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Crashing Crash Clark’s birthday party

I stopped by Crash Clark’s birthday party at Steamhouse Lounge in Midtown Saturday evening to say hey to Steve Craig, in town from New York City. Craig, who recently lost his gig at New York City’s WRXP-FM when the station switched to a news format, is doing some sub work with Dave FM, including Mara Davis’ shift today and tomorrow.

Crash is the traffic guy on Dave FM’s Jimmy and Yvonne morning show and Ryan Cameron’s afternoon show on V-103.

Here are some pics I took before leaving for the Kevin Nealon show at the Punchine:

Crash Clark with CJ Simpson and Ryan Cameron. Ryan helped C.J. at Hot 107.9 many years ago get her start in radio. She's now doing syndicated work with Murph Dawg but not on any Atlanta stations since the Beat ended last year.

Crash Clark with CJ Simpson and Ryan Cameron. Ryan helped C.J. at Hot 107.9 many years ago get her start in radio. She's now doing syndicated work with Murph Dawg on stations such as Greenville, S.C.'s Hot 98.1 but not on any Atlanta stations since the Beat ended last year.

Crash with Fat Kid (AKA Jeremy Powell), who is Dave FM's morning show producer, who returned to work July 11 after two months. He's recovering from injuries sustained when Jimmy Baron accidentally hit him with his car in May.

Crash with Fat Kid (AKA Jeremy Powell), who is Dave FM's morning show producer, who returned to work July 11 after two months. He's recovering from injuries sustained when Jimmy Baron accidentally hit him with his car in May.

Crash with Mark Owens, Regular Guys producer. The two used to work together at 99X.

Crash with Mark Owens, Regular Guys producer. The two used to work together at 99X.

Steve Craig, with Mark Owens and Crash.

Steve Craig, with Mark Owens and Crash.

Steve Craig with fellow former 99Xer Yvonne Monet, now morning co host at Dave FM.

Steve Craig with fellow former 99Xer Yvonne Monet, now morning co host at Dave FM.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

30 comments Add your comment

The Ghost

August 29th, 2011
9:00 am

Someone seems to be missing from the story and the photos.

Evander "The Ho Chasin'" Holyfield

August 29th, 2011
10:30 am

Where was Back-acne Barnes? Is that D-bag still in town? Still making low-budget, low-rent flicks?

joe

August 29th, 2011
10:42 am

Was Jimmy at Temple? Dave FM needs to hire Steve K…caught some of his show Saturday…good stuff. He’s much better than the afternoon guy and the girl after him (can’t remember their no-names).

pmuckle

August 29th, 2011
10:43 am

Crash finally put a face to the voice! love ya on Ryan’s show

Rodney Ho

August 29th, 2011
10:43 am

Jimmy was supposed to show up later that night once it became dark.

Big A

August 29th, 2011
10:54 am

Wow. Crash seems to be afflicted with “same smile in every picture” disease.

Wait a minute....

August 29th, 2011
10:54 am

Jimmy hit Fat Kid with his car?????

Wait a minute....

August 29th, 2011
10:55 am

joe,

I heard that too! I was embarrassed for the station last week for that guy they hired to fill in for Myra. He was awful.

Rodney Ho

August 29th, 2011
10:59 am

The Reader

August 29th, 2011
11:25 am

@Big A. Good observation, but about every American is affected with this disease. It’s called “The image at any cost”. Has nothing to do with happiness, honesty or your well being. Forced smiles everywhere, everything is “great”, everybody is #1, everyone is well ! No empty phrases ! Do not dare to be honest – you are rude then!

tim p

August 29th, 2011
11:38 am

Is Steve Craig now a dave employee? I heard him on the radio sat night.

Chris Clark

August 29th, 2011
11:48 am

It was my birthday of course I’m gonna smile in every photo, we were having a great time and if you knew me you would know there’s nothing fake about me. What you see is what you get and I’m a pretty happy guy 99.9% of the time. I’m smiling right now writing this.

sc

August 29th, 2011
1:30 pm

Can Crash please cut it out with the “urban” affected accent while reading the traffic for V103? It’s embarrassing.

Kevin

August 29th, 2011
1:31 pm

@Rodney is it common for traffic people to do 2 stations? I never realized it was possible for someone to do traffic at 2 radio stations,thought there may be a non compete clause or something. Especially since Crash actually interacts with the cast of the Ryan Cameron show unlike other traffic people…

sportsmommy74

August 29th, 2011
1:41 pm

davefm and V-103 are both owned by CBS Radio, so there is no need for a non compete. They are actually in the same office suite, with the dave studio and v-103 studio and WAOK studio being a door apart….

Rodney Ho

August 29th, 2011
1:43 pm

Crash and Ryan go way back to the mid-1990s when Ryan was on Hot 97.5 and Crash was “Crash D.” And yes, V-103 and Dave FM are part of the same happy company.

pagan man

August 29th, 2011
1:46 pm

to the reader,you make a very good point

swanzae

August 29th, 2011
1:46 pm

Maybe the stations are both owned by the same company, therefore no competong…. Just a guess…..

Deandra

August 29th, 2011
2:03 pm

You should really stop celebrating birthdays at your age, OLD MAN!! Ha ha, happy birthday.

Didn’t hear you were back, but I will definitely check you out.. (I know, I know, I’m the last person to ever hear about good news!)

Captain Midnight

August 29th, 2011
2:20 pm

Love the classic “Elvis mugshot” Tee on fat kid.

Eric

August 29th, 2011
2:32 pm

Was good to here Steve Craig on the radio again. Really like Yvonne Monet in the morning and of course Mara’s great as is Sully, Margot and Renee. Unfortunately DAVEFM like all Atlanta Radio and I guess radio in other markets has a very limited playlist. They play INXS so why not play some of the INXS recently done with the different singers? They play Squeeze so why not play some of the Spot the Difference Squeeze where they rerecorded their hits using the better technology. They play Blondie so why not play some new Blondie form Panic of Girls. Its like they play bands i like but its only the same couple of songs from those bands.

Not sure how Jimmy can hit someone on 15th street near Colony Square I assume. I almost sense that he wasn’t paying attention he comes across as a bit self absorbed sometimes. Jimmy a liberal? ummm no. true he’s not right wing but while a bit self absorbed he’s not all that self aware or aware of the plight of others. Anyway, he is funny as long as he has someone like Yvonne to keep him in check.

Eric

August 29th, 2011
2:33 pm

sorry here sb hear.

When's Myrna back?

August 29th, 2011
3:10 pm

Excellent points Eric about Dave’s lame-ass programming. I had a conversation with there PD in 2007 asking why they weren’t playing Kings of Leon then. They had a bunch of radio-friendly songs then. I was told by whats-her-name that KOL was too alternative for DAVE. Too far out there. That is a quote. I laughed my ass off at that explanation. So within a few months they are playing KOL 20 times a day for the entire year. But only after the band broke huge, by other radio stations. Lame-assed. They are so far in the box its not funny. And very boring. That old trap of only adding new stuff that sounds like the old stuff we’ve been overplaying for the past 3-years. Too bad, DAVE was Atlanta’s last hope. Honestly much of the day its hard to tell the difference between DAVE, 106, and 100.5.

When's Myrna back?

August 29th, 2011
3:11 pm

Sorry, first there sb their.

Patrick Romano WAR DAMN EAGLE

August 29th, 2011
3:19 pm

Compelling story, ho…lame, who gives a rat’s ass…

Sheila Mac

August 29th, 2011
3:38 pm

I love Crash Clark on V-103. Don’t change a thing, Crash. You keep me laughing and smiling in the afternoons. Happy belated birthday.

Curious George

August 29th, 2011
3:47 pm

Is FAT KID still married to the wife Fred Toucher used to always make fun of for being a rube?

If not, what happened between them?

JuJu

August 29th, 2011
4:34 pm

Happy B-day Crash! Love you and Yvonne Monet (and sometimes even Jimmy). Rodney, lame picture choice for Ms. Monet…it doesn’t show her total hotness!!!!!

Jimmy Baron

August 30th, 2011
2:21 pm

I’ll run over anyone who gets in my way!

DEB

August 31st, 2011
5:42 pm

Happy Belated Birthday Crash!!!! Nice smile and you are a CUTIE<:)