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Posted in Adam Carolla, Coolio with tags , , , , , on February 20, 2008 by Rob Barnett



live stream at – Past/Present/Futures about to collide this morning when Coolio does the Adam Carolla Show LIVE instudio at 97.1 FreeFM. Sarah Silverman is also scheduled to appear – also Stuttering John from Howard Stern (& the chin). Pritty good for a Wednesday.

Just picked up the new Newsweek with Michelle Obama on the cover – Coolio is on pg. 14 – opposite the Pope! We’re cookin’ in the Vatican now.




Posted in Adam Carolla with tags , , , on February 19, 2008 by Rob Barnett

Just heard old palz Adam Carolla & Penn Jillette are joining the new cast of ABC’s “DANCING WITH THE STARS”


TOM GREEN, ANDY MILONAKIS, & the awesome sandwich is ruined again

Posted in Adam Carolla, Andy Milonakis, Danny Bonaduce, MTV, My Damn Channel, Vegas with tags , , , , on January 19, 2008 by Rob Barnett


Andy Milonakis did the Tom Green show the other night. Tom is a consistent hero. It’s likely our damn thing may never have evolved without people like Tom who paved the way. WATCH HIS SHOW – linked below. 

You’ll see Andy as the real man behind the mic. He’s an honest, good-hearted, comic rebel. We’re lucky to have him on our side. You’ll see Milonakis give the nod to Andy Kaufman. See him rap freestyle. See him eat a carrot.  See him give the other guest more respect than this blog can allow. 

An “awesome sandwich” is ruined again as one-note Danny Bonaduce finds it completely impossible to shut his mouth. No guest, no story, no anecdote is safe from interruption as Danny recounts the millionth telling of the same five stories in his repertoire. It’s a career built on mocking his own failures. Sad.  He nearly wrecked the Adam Carolla show with the same desperate vibe you’ll see here:  





Posted in Adam Carolla, Danny Bonaduce, FREE FM, Radio with tags on January 2, 2008 by Rob Barnett

Congratulations to Adam, Teresa & every truthteller here:



Posted in Adam Carolla, Danny Bonaduce with tags , on December 23, 2007 by Rob Barnett

pop art credit to Colin72


Posted in Adam Carolla, FREE FM with tags , , on December 19, 2007 by Rob Barnett


Last weekend, I googled the man I hired for the awesome little job called “replace Howard Stern.” I found an anonymous blog that smelled like something rotten was stinking up the kitchen at CBS: 

Adam Carolla has a playbook filled with more options and winning strategies than any idiotic morning zoo or any hack program directors can ever hope to create. Danny Bonaduce was a desperate hail mary pass thrown by people too short-sited to see that it took Howard decades to build his radio empire.  When Stern first syndicated, it took four years for him to lay waste to the competition. Adam was always first to say that Howard was irreplaceable.  I couldn’t have agreed more. But when ‘the KING’ departed for a new throne, someone was left having to figure out how to start over. That someone was me. 

I went home the night that I was given the ball and told my wife there was good news & bad news.  The good news was that I was made President of CBS Radio programming. The bad news is that I had to figure out how to replace Howard.  We’ll skip the long stories here about who the REAL choice was for NY & save all that for later.  The ONLY choice for LA, and for the west coast Stern stations was the man who’d been on Howard’s show for scores of LIVE appearances – the man who rocked THE MAN SHOW with Brother Jimmy Kimmel – the man who made LOVELINE a latenight hit – the man with unique comic skills to improv and create immediate compelling content out of every scrap of raw material – the man who can build a house with his bare hands – and you get the drift:  C-A-R-O-L-L-A.

We gave Adam a new start in a new format called FREE FM.


Our mission wasn’t complex.  Hire BIG talent and give them the support and freedom they need to build better radio on their own terms. People are sick of over-formatted radio with too many commercial interuptions. No breaking news there. Talent is the only answer to better ratings and revenues. But old media doesn’t have a terrific track record backing talent. The current writers’ strike is front page news that tells the same story in Hollywood.      

A great drama seems to be unfolding.  Morning radio fans in LA, Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Sacramento, Reno, Fresno, Palm Springs, Portland (Oregon & Maine), Boise, and Pittsburgh wait to find out if Adam Carolla will be back on January 2nd.

I’ll lay down this bet with a song:

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying
‘Tis you, ’tis you must go.