By Atom Smasher
Host of The Atom Smasher Morning Show
Hot 96 FM Evansville, IN
NOTE FROM GO PRO: In the following blog we hear/read a couple of stories from Atom. Take them, remember them, and perceive the lesson as you will. Everyone builds their own philosophy, you may not want to “beware” of the celebs listening, that’s your thing. Secondly, the above picture is the most ridiculous thing we’ve ever seen and we promise that it kind of ties into the blog post. Maybe.
You might be surprised. It was 2000 I believe and I was in Houston doing a night show. P. Diddy then known as Puff Daddy was doing a show in town and I decided to do a bit making fun of the “gun charge” he was rumored to be facing. He got caught up in some night club shooting if you remember. Anyways, I had a fake traffic reporter in a fake helicopter (which was just me with a helicopter sound effect) called Sgt. Smasher. He was a real a**hole and terrible traffic reporter. He would never actually report on traffic but he would check in to tell us about the fat unattractive girl on the corner of 1st and MLK that he suspected was a hooker. Well, he (uh…I) decided to make up a fake police shootout with a limo involving Diddy and his entourage. He used stuff like “Gats blazing” and “Bustin a whole lotta caps in a whole lotta asses”. Can’t remember word for word but you get the point. What I didn’t know or even consider was that Puffy (Diddy or whatever) was listening at that time. Who would’ve figured? My program director was called and told Diddy was not pleased. I was asked to stop talking about it and the show went on. Some celebrity’s can’t take a joke.
A lot like the Backstreet Boys. I made a prank call to a rehab center asking for A.J. (when he was doing that rehab stunt). I can’t remember exactly what I said although I’m sure it was asinine. The Backstreet Boys were also in town and heard the bit. I was scheduled to be at the concert the following day but something came up and I had to leave town for a family emergency. The guy who went in my place said he was approached by Brian and a couple of big security guards asking if he was Atom Smasher. He said they weren’t happy. Screw um’……their music sucks anyway.
Atom Smasher is the host of the Atom Smasher Morning Show on Hot 96 in Evansville, IN. He has more tattoos than you do. He also has a giant Tiger tattoo on his neck. Intro to Go Pro in no way endorses his views on the Backstreet Boy’s music. We’ve been guilty of a Backstreet singalong or two. Listen to the Atom Smasher show live by going to http://www.hot96.com
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