Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Did Angle Just do his Last Radio Talk Show on WGPA 1100 AM?

Northampton County Councilman and radio shock jock Ron Angle called me after his show on WGPA 1100 AM today. He sounded a little despondent, and told me station owner Jolly Joe Timmer gave him his ten day notice today. Since Angle is taking time off for the holidays, this could mean his last show was today.

"Ho! Ho! Ho! His name is Jolly Joe.

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's off the show you go."

It might surprise you to know this, but I don't think Angle likes anything more than hosting a radio talk show, even on a small AM radio station with a Cinderella license. If he had a choice between a position on council or talk radio, he'd choose talk radio. If he had a choice between his millions and talk radio, he'd pick talk radio.

And Angle's show made Timmer around eighty thousand dollars last year. But Timmer and Angle have been tangling for months, and Ron loves to instigate. And Jolly Joe just ain't all that jolly. He's still grousing at Bill White, and on the air, after a fairly innocuous column that gave his station some free advertising.

The irony of all this is that Democrats may have the last word on Angle's show. I'm guest-hosting the next few days. Next Thursday's show will tentative include state representatives Joe Brennan and Rich Grucela, and they're both Democrats.

9 comments:

LSTresidentPIA said...

That's too bad. No matter if you like him or not, at least Angle got the issues out there so they can see the light of day and be discussed.

I think Joe is too old and too back in the days that were. Times they are a changing. Policitcs in the LV can't be kept behind the closed doors as they have always been hidden behind. His core audience is dying off or moving out of the area. I think he is lucky he still has a following. I don't dislike polka, but I don't go out of my way to listen to it. It is part of my heritage but I cannot dance it at all.

Chris Casey said...

I heard he was going to be replaced by two crazy Irish guys, O'Hare and Casey, who will mock Everyone and everything.
The Show will tentatively be called, "Up yours, Lehigh Valley"!
and be sponsored by Taco Bell and their new menu sensation, "The Montezuma's revenge". Tip of the hat to the Mad Batter for that one.

Chris Casey said...

Bernie, I really think the first comment on your blog is priceless in context to Ron Angle, don't you?!

LSTresidentPIA said...

Chris, Wasn't the name of your show the unoffical name of Ron's? Or at least up yours Northampton County Council?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Chris, sorry, but that first post had to go. I think that message must have been intended for LVDem's blog.

SPIKE_ROGAN said...

WOW The Polka Pimp wants to give the axe to John wayne Gacey. Whom BTW is argubally the biggest draw to that fossil terestrial station aside from the Polka pimp.

Now I guess I'm left with only Not so jolly Joe to call up and yell BaBaBooey at live on the air.

Hey BTW speaking of pimps. Let me pimp my newest press.

Read the Letters in Todays Express Times!!!

You may see a familur name in print!

J. Spike Rogan
(shamless Self Promoter, bad speller, and King of all Zing!)

Bernie O'Hare said...

To J Spike Rogan, Terrific LTE, buddy!

Anonymous said...

When your the boss,you can hire and fire who you want to.The only people who don't like Jolly Joe are the people who are jealous of someone who came from the bottom and made something of himself.
If Angle has so much money and likes to talk on the radio so much, why did'nt he buy WEST for 1.4 million,chump change for him right. What comes around goes around by by Ron.............

Bernie O'Hare said...

Hey Anon, I don't like Jolly Joe anymore, either. I was guest hosting a show and he come to me after and just goit completely nasty. He started giving me all kinds of shots, and I had always been nice to him. The fax machine was on the blink and he was screaming at his staff. He may have been a nice guy at one time, but he's snapped, dude.