WFAN morning producer Al Dukes is proud of Bradley Beach and often tells stories about the place he lives on air. Friday morning, while broadcasting live from radio row ahead of the annual Army/Navy Game, Dukes told Boomer and Gio that he has now become a target in the town.
Dukes is the subject of vandalism. He brought along photo evidence to prove it.
“A neighbor of mine sent me a text message yesterday and it included two photos,” Dukes said. “It said ‘Al, I thought you should know this is on the new gazebos now.’ And it is a bumper sticker that says ‘Al Dukes poops naked.’”
Gregg Giannotti quickly corrected him to say that the sticker actually says “Al Dukes takes naked poops.”
Update anchor Jerry Recco noted that the assertion is not true. Dukes corrected him to say it was true, but “I’ve changed my ways.”
Taking off his clothes while using the bathroom is an admission Dukes made on air a long time ago. He and Gio agreed that it is bizarre that in 2021 it has become the subject of a vandal’s actions.
Boomer Esiason and the rest of the crew could not stop laughing at the pictures. He asked Al Dukes why he would be embarrassed by it.
“You know, older ladies, older gentlemen sit up there and look at the ocean. They don’t want to see that,” Dukes said.
As for a plan to make things right, Dukes says he should make stickers of his own that say “I don’t do this anymore”. Giannotti said that Dukes has to make sure his stickers are right next to the ones put up by the unknown vandal.
Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”
The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.
“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”
Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”