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Rock 100.5’s Regular Guys survive minor studio fire

Mark Owens and the Regular Guys survived what could have been a tragic fire but wasn't. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Mark Owens and the Regular Guys survived what could have been a tragic fire but wasn't. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

At about 6:25 a.m. this morning, Rock 100.5’s the Regular Guys were returning from a break when they heard a pop as they were putting on their headphones.

The morning team spied smoke coming out of one of the headphone jacks used by Sebastian “Sebas” Daskawicz-Davis.

“It sounded like a little firecracker,” said “Mixmaster” Mark Owens, the producer (who also does between-innings entertainment during Braves games at Turner Field.) The wiring had shorted and started smoking up the room. “The smoke got worse and worse,” Owens said. He even saw a bit of a flame.

“Is this about to catch on to something?” he thought.

Owens quickly switched to commercials and “best of” bits while most of the team vacated the room.

Eric Von Haessler considered they call the fire department. “Southside” Steve Rickman used a fire extinguisher on the wiring. Larry Wachs videotaped the proceedings at this point:

An engineer deemed the fire minor and cut off all access from that unit. They cleared the room. “The smell of burnt wire was rough,” Rickman said.

In the end, Owens was the only person who stayed in the room the entire time. “Someone had to run the board,” he said.

The team was back on the air at 7:15 a.m., in time for a phone interview with Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who teased them about an upcoming lunch appearance at a Hooters. “Does Hooters think it can increase traffic” with the Regular Guys there? he asked.

Folks down the hallway at Q100’s The Bert Show and 680/The Fan’s Rude Awakening thought it was a stunt until they smelled the smoke.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

32 comments Add your comment

Rickster

February 28th, 2012
3:16 pm

Glad no one was hurt. But too bad that the studio wasn’t a total loss so their @#$% wasn’t forced off the air.

Curious George

February 28th, 2012
3:59 pm

Isn’t Mike Owens the M.C. of the between-innings entertainment at Turner Field?

Wouldn’t “The Regular Guys” be a step down (or 20 steps down) from working for the Braves?

Roscoe's Diddy

February 28th, 2012
4:56 pm

*Sniff* Keybangin haters… *Sniff*

the canadian in ga

February 28th, 2012
5:03 pm

the regulars guys are amazing, make me look forward to this f’d up atlanta traffic in the morning. PATEETONG

Ric Flair

February 28th, 2012
5:18 pm

Hey Tard/George, what part of ““Mixmaster” Mark Owens, the producer (who also does between-innings entertainment during Braves games at Turner Field.)” did you not understand?

taylor

February 28th, 2012
5:32 pm

Anyone that still uses the word “tard” is either a child or has a childs mentality.

Atlanta Redneck

February 28th, 2012
5:43 pm

Don’t be such a tard…

Yarms Bakersontonmantinoberg

February 28th, 2012
5:47 pm

Must be a slow news day.

Mercedes S.

February 28th, 2012
5:59 pm

“survive minor fire” … sounds like when the flames shoot up when you make crepes Suzette or something.

Morons

February 28th, 2012
6:02 pm

“Must be a slow news day.” ?!?! It’s a blog, on an Atlanta website, about…wait for it….radio. He wrote about the happenings on a popular local radio show this morning.

Morons

February 28th, 2012
6:03 pm

Sebas was literally flaming.

Norma

February 28th, 2012
6:13 pm

Some body say Larry in the hospital.
I hope he all right.
Can some body post his address so I can send flower arrangement ?
Thank in advance

jim

February 28th, 2012
6:34 pm

What a bunch of pussies. This was nothing.

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finally

February 28th, 2012
9:01 pm

Know how to get 4 regular guys on a barstool? Turn it upside down-I kid, glad all are doing just fine!

epic quibble

February 28th, 2012
10:17 pm

Willie B was my first gorilla.

snottrocket

February 29th, 2012
12:00 am

oh brother…crying over a shorted headphone wire. Kind of interesting that such a thing would happen not long before an phone interview with Newt. Makes you wonder.

bill t

February 29th, 2012
7:01 am

South side shirley was ” better late than nelver”

Fred ™

February 29th, 2012
8:06 am

taylor

February 28th, 2012
5:32 pm

Anyone that still uses the word “tard” is either a child or has a childs mentality.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Or a right wing nutcase talk show radio host, or one of their sheep that repeats everything they say. IE: Ocutard, libertard ect………..

Ny Nick

February 29th, 2012
8:31 am

I think they just need attention cause Kid Chris is kicking their A@$!!

atlfunlver

February 29th, 2012
8:41 am

Just like when a tree falls in the forest – if nobody is there…blah, blah, blah……who listens to these washouts anyway?

kevin

February 29th, 2012
8:43 am

fred and rickster are such tards

Call it like it is

February 29th, 2012
8:43 am

Who’s Kid Chris?

Ny Nick

February 29th, 2012
9:34 am

Check out his Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/KiddShow

Project 9-6-1 in the Mornings

leslie dyer

February 29th, 2012
9:48 am

can’t beleive this junk is still on the air,larry and eric are lame,and hearing an old fart like southside steve talking about getting laid is repulsive,

Samuel Twitts

February 29th, 2012
12:04 pm

@Leslie – If you don’t like them than change the dial!

Samuel Twitts

February 29th, 2012
12:05 pm

The real concern here is Norma Lee asking for Larry’s address to send him flowers!

Can you say CREEPY?????????

northside

March 1st, 2012
1:15 am

Come on Regular Gays you don’t have to do something as drastic as start a fire to get Rodney to write about you. He’s still on your payroll, right?

going regular

March 1st, 2012
6:56 am

Love the regular guys and hope you are all safe. You are the best!

Qualiphah Jackson

March 1st, 2012
9:33 am

Loves me some TRG…………..and Bishop Eddie

Godawful

March 1st, 2012
10:55 am

What a bunch of pussies! They are treating a minor electrical short like the great Chicago fire. And Mark was so so brave for staying in the room until the “emergency” was over. I’ll bet at least two of them crapped themselves on the way out the door.

TheLazyComic

March 2nd, 2012
2:37 am