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Rock 100.5’s Regular Guys decide to hold another roast

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In early 2011, The Regular Guys decided to take on the mantle of Comedy Central and Dean Martin and have themselves “roasted.”

I attended what was then the Funny Farm in Roswell and a sold out room as former Brave John Rocker and a cast of regulars and hangers on (Big Kenny, Herman from Dunwoody, Vinny Bucci, Steve Haigh) snarked about the four men behind the Rock 100.5 morning show.

You can re-live the hilarity a bit here.

Larry Wachs felt it went so well the first time, he’s doing it again at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games (where the Funny Farm used to be) this Friday night, just 20 months after the first one.

Marshall Chiles, who was emcee last year, said he was surprised when he was asked again but he understood why they’re doing it. “It was a big success,” he said. “People enjoyed it.  I can write more ‘Sebas is gay’ jokes. It will be fun and we’ll get lots of laughs. It’s already sold out so listeners are into it.”

Wachs, Eric Von Haessler, Tim Andrews and “Southside” Steve Rickman mock each other all the time on the Regular Guys show but in this case, they can be dirtier and nastier  – in the name of fun and frivolity.

Wachs said Ron White will provide a video and try to stop live by if he’s free. Wachs is  hoping Herman from Dunwoody bombs again, too.

In 2013, he said they plan to do another Prison Princess Pageant and possibly bring back the Pregnant Bikini Contest from 96 Rock days.

As for losing a main competitor in Kidd Chris last month when Project 9-6-1 became Power 96.1, Wachs dismissed him, saying “he never was a factor.” (The ratings below suggest otherwise among younger demographics.)

But he acknowledges fewer rock stations can only help the Regular Guys: “There are a lot of unaffiliated rock listeners who have to go somewhere. We’ll get some of that.”

And as for the death of WGST-AM, where the Regular Guys worked for a month circa 2006, “they didn’t have much of a chance with that signal.” Plus, he says, “The AM band seems to be dying off fast, especially in Atlanta.”

Wachs noted that ratings have improved in recent months for the show. Here are the numbers for 25 to 54 year old listeners with each number an Arbitron ratings point.  Generally, a rating above 4 will get you in the top 10. A rating around 3 places you about 15th. With a 3.7 rating in September among 25 to 54 year olds, the show ranked 11th. Their peak moment in recent times was the summer of 2010.

And here are the ratings among the more volatile 18-34 listeners. It’s a smaller demo group that is generally harder to reach than older listeners so the numbers tend to move around more often than the 25-54 ratings. Still, after very strong moments in 2009 and 2010, the numbers have actually been fairly consistent between 3 and 4 over the period the Kidd Chris show was around. In August, the show broached a 4 rating for the time in a year (and 9th place) before slipping back to 3.4 (and 13th place)  in September.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

26 comments Add your comment

Southside Seven

October 2nd, 2012
6:57 pm

Sounds fun but I don’t know if I can take the hilarity of Vinny Bucci. I think that Ill just hang out at BrandSmart instead.

Juan

October 2nd, 2012
9:58 pm

Are you recording me? This is a restroom sir.

Nick

October 2nd, 2012
10:59 pm

Are those morons still on radio? God the radio in this town sucks…

piss flowers

October 3rd, 2012
8:02 am

This guy Larry is fairly unfunny

Gentile Larry W A C H S

October 3rd, 2012
8:14 am

Long Live TRG! AMEN!

Tahiti

October 3rd, 2012
8:37 am

Tim- Funniest guy on the show. talented and fast, trenchant, sardonic humor. probably the only real Independent on the show, at the end of the day, he seems to truly hate both parties. He should be utilized alot more.
Eric- seems like he’s just trying to balance Larry out at this point. his speeches ‘to America’ are funny sometimes as is the lounge act singing. but the ‘Whats wrong w/ the kids today?’ attitude isn’t gonna help the demo trends. more like Walter Matthau in grumpy old men, if you have to, less like Andy Rooney (Aunty Louisey).
Larry- Quit monopolizing everything. Segment after segment get water poured on them by your interrupting for nitpicking, ‘clarifying’, re-stating, its crazy. Great for filling time, bad when you have all this unspent ammo every morning content and laugh-wise.
Steve- The tension w/ Larry and Steve tends to drive the show. its been the X factor for the show since it got on a roll in Atlanta. Larry trying to be more like Steve, or going back and forth, hurt the chemistry but now it seems to be getting better. SSS finally has his ‘Relationship advice’ segment in Red Flags and its actually pretty funny. It’s funny as long as you take it as entertainment and can train yourself to sift through Larry’s hijacking the segment and suffocating it. They still dont realize often enough that Steve saying something dumb is probably just as good as anything else, if not better, for laughs and buzz, getting callers etc.
Sebas- They seem to keep him in check, but he’s doing a lot of the segments. Usually his bits are the only thing with any real structure other than Larry nitpicking the crap out of something, suffocating it and shooting the dead horse 900 times in the face. In other words, they need more funny bits & games like ‘Answering’, ‘Juicer’ and the BB Gun Game. the funny ‘lowbrow’ games really balance the reliably smart and topical chatter in the News, opening and many other segments. The thing I think describes it best is, in TRG Squares the posters and callers went crazy over Southside Steve’s craptastic E.T. impression. It was so bad it was kinda awesome, no lie. Sometimes it works to let the car crash into the wall a little bit, LOL. I also like Homeless Karaoke and even liked “Family Living in a Van Feud,” even though it was wrong as hell. Sue me! Yeah C’Mon~!

Norma Lee

October 3rd, 2012
8:44 am

I love that little Jew boy

GEORGIA97

October 3rd, 2012
8:45 am

Tahiti clearly has a man crush on the show. Yeesh. Larry became a pathetic pervert after his divorce and his constant interruptions are freaking irritating. Shut up and listen, baldy.

Jerry Truman

October 3rd, 2012
9:04 am

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EGM

October 3rd, 2012
10:06 am

TRG is the best show on the radio. I think the whole group counter balances either well. The aging and development of the members only enhances the show, especially for long time listeners. Long live TRG.

former RegularGuy listener

October 3rd, 2012
10:24 am

I was a long time listener to their show but it became repeatative and predictable till it was not even close to being funny anymore. Tim and Eric and MixMasterMark should have their own show and I would return to listening to them. SouthSideSteve, Larry, SeaBass, Bucci, Truman and Herman can go back to the business end of a glory hole where they truly want to be.
Wachs forgot that the #1 rule of good radio is to give the listeners what they want. The listeners want less Wachs and less promotion of their gay lifestyle.
It is amazing how fast the show has gone downhill. It really is a shame because their show use to be the best but there is so much more on the internet that is more entertaining than listening to Wachs and SouthSide discussing how sexy each other is!!!
Tim, Eric and Mark still rock!!!

Bubba

October 3rd, 2012
11:05 am

Unlistenable radio…

dkbp73

October 3rd, 2012
11:30 am

This 39 year old married woman loves it. So much more entertaining than whiny metro Bert and his band of equally whiny women sidekicks talk about makeup, workouts, shopping, kids’ potty training, 50 Shades of Suck, and OMG why isn’t he paying attention to me anymore?!?!

Congrats on being douchebag of the show, Rodney.

Rodney Ho

October 3rd, 2012
11:31 am

As long as they’re talking about me, I’m still relevant, right? Or something like that…

Nichole

October 3rd, 2012
11:55 am

Peeteetong Gentlemen!

I love the Regular Guys. I have been a listener for the last 8 years. I even listened online for the short 8 months I lived in SC a few years ago and when they were off air.

I love the Southside Steve Smelling Bee, Regular Guys Squares, and Shoot Seabass (He yelps better than Steve.)…and don’t forget Juicer Steve!

I cannot get the station on my car now so I listen to the Pod Casts online. Great way to start my morning and for the ride home in the evening.

Thanks for being awesome Regular Guys! Ya c’mon!

smarter than eric the druggie

October 3rd, 2012
2:59 pm

Tim is great, and should start his own podcast. He’s wasting his time and talent. The rest of them are boorish louts, and the show is stale beyond belief.

Oh, and judging by youtube clips of the last one, the roast will be horrible. Rocker, Steve, Herman, that hack Costaki, Vinny…ugh! I wouldn’t sit through that cast of dolts attempting to be funny if my life depended on it.

morning_withdrawls

October 3rd, 2012
4:12 pm

Bunch of whiny, egotistic, jerks. Listened to them for a week and wanted to kill myself. Thank god for the iPhone and Pandora or iHeart radio. Atlanta morning shows and rock stations suck since Project 961 is gone.

Sage of Bluesland

October 3rd, 2012
7:19 pm

I stopped listening to this show years ago–it simply wasn’t funny anymore.

The arrogance of these asses is unbearable.

Adios.

Nacos

October 4th, 2012
7:26 am

mixmaster mark is a d0uche

Sunshine

October 4th, 2012
8:00 am

@Sage- you still carry your Googleproof grudge. Let it go. TRGs are the best in all of ATL radio – and their ratings will show it after these recent horrible changes around the dial. You’ll be back…..stop drinking the Steak and Eggs koolaid.

Keep trying Rotney

October 4th, 2012
10:10 pm

These guys are hilarious. Lighten up man. There’s more to life than RHOA.

Hillyard Crump

October 5th, 2012
9:58 am

RODNEY HO = DOUSHEBAG OF THE DAY

northside

October 5th, 2012
8:01 pm

Only Rodney Ho would go to the trouble to create charts to make it look like his idols The Regular Gays still have an audience. Maybe Rodney can get a job manipulating the employment numbers for Obama.

radar

October 5th, 2012
8:07 pm

Marshall Chiles said he was surprised he was asked back, since it’s the first time he’s ever been asked back. Smart of The Regular Guys to bring in the only emcee they could find less funny than they are.

jb

October 7th, 2012
3:19 pm

Will Marshall Chiles insult the audience if, I mean when, he bombs like he does at his half ass comedy club?

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October 7th, 2012
5:25 pm