Impromptu Interview with No Name From Live 105’s Morning Show

This was quite nearly an ambush interview on my part. I merely sent No Name a few questions through Facebook IM & he was kind enough to answer them. After that the interview took off. I appreciate his candor, patience & honesty. It’s rare that a morning show host takes the time to address people’s questions these days. In my haste to cast blame on people for Woody’s firing, though he probably deserved it as more evidence mounts, there may have been instances when new people were thrown under the bus. It was the mitigating circumstances that I focused on  (ie his wife’s pregnancy, a lagging economy, etc.), but lest I forget that radio is a business that demands results & perhaps his incessant trashing of management got to be too much. Here is the interview I did with NO Name in it’s entirety.

THE DE MELLO THEORY (TDMT)

How do you deal with all the negative side effects & misplaced aggression people gear towards you for being Woody’s replacement?

What restrictions have been placed on your show by Dave Numme since you took over?

Were you hired on a contingency basis, a trial if you will or is this a long term fixture on the morning airwaves in SF?

No Name

Huh? Is this 60 minutes? Jokin’…there aren’t really any neg. side effects or misplaced aggression…majority of people have been very positive… I’ve been doin’ radio in bay area since 93 – started at KSCU, to KOME, to Live 105, to KLLC (ALICE) and now back to Live 105..for me .its like coming home.couldn’t be happier – and havin’ fun every day!..this is a new show that is being built from ground up…

TDMT

What makes your show stand out compared to your former show at Alice or Woody’s Show?

Not 60 minutes but I am a blogger that routinely keeps up with the goings on in the SF radio world. I just find it ironic that after all the years of being maligned by Woody on the air that you take over for him. Kind of funny, but apropos.

No Name

Well then what are your thoughts? You’re the listener…I didn’t spend a lot of time listening to the old live 105 show – because i was doing the KLLC show. Well yeah shit is always funny in radio…I mean its like a no collar job…I know the old show bagged on me but thats what people do on radio/media.

TDMT

I was a writer for the woody show when they first started. I did a segment on music news before Ravey took it over. I like the new show, don’t love it, but I hated Woody’s show even when I worked there.

No Name

I don’t really think its a personal thing…yeah like i said didn’t spend a lot of time with the old show…this show is literally being built ground up.

TDMT

I beg to differ, though, as Woody routinely goes to his Twitter or did & tries to offer comparisons between his show & yours.

No Name

Not aware of that. I don’t really worry about comparisons, etc.

TDMT

It’s drastically different than the show before, which I suppose must be done as not to draw comparisons. I’m not trying to create some sort of new/old show host war, just wonder what led you back to 865 Battery? How did that meeting come about?

No Name

I think this is the most I’ve ever talked about this stuff to be honest. I’m a pretty forward thinker

TDMT

I’m glad you’re talking to me about it. I’m surprised no one has asked you these questions before.

No Name

Well like I said I’m not a big fan of talking about the past, cause well…it’s the past.

TDMT

I get it, but musn’t we at least speak of the past to learn from it?

No Name

I guess that’s true if you don’t have a present state that demands your attention…but we are gettin’ all hippie here – ha!  In a nut shell – they called me and said they wanted me to come back to Live 105 and i was like hell yeah – I love Live 105 – it’s always been my favorite station!

TDMT

There was a rumor circulating the internet that you were brought back as a cheap alternative being that you still had a contract w/ CBS, any truth to that rumor?

No Name

Well I guess paying one guy is cheaper than paying however many people were on his show! ha!

TDMT

True

No Name

My contract with KLLC and KITS (Live 105) were two separate deals…amazing that people are so into the details like that – interesting. What is your blog called?

TDMT

I noticed you were hosting a television show as well, a fright night, what’s that about?

THEDEMELLOTHEORY.WORDPRESS.COM

No Name

That’s a fucking party! You should come to a taping we just wrapped up season 2! Creepy KOFY movie time! It’s kind of like – Waynes World – meets Headbangers Ball – meets a drunk tank, with a B-movie thrown in.

TDMT

Sounds like a blast!

No Name

Yeah I’ll let u know when season 3 films – it’s good times!

TDMT

Would love to come see it…Last Questions: Were there internal conflicts that led to the termination of Greg Gory as far as you & he are concerned? You’ve said a couple times that the show is starting from the ground up…what direction do you see it going? Is there a sidekick in the future or is this strictly a one man show?

No Name

Yeah, no drama there – I’ve known Greg for like 15 years – when he first came up from 91x – DUDE! I wish I could give you some juicy drama for your blog – but as far as personal relationships…mine are all solid…I drank my own piss with Joe Rogan when he was on a few weeks ago – maybe you could rant on how I’m a piss drinker…ha!

TDMT

Drama isn’t anything I seek, my friend, just trying to tie up some loose ends that people inquire about.

I saw you drink piss on WWTDD.COM, classy

HA HA

No Name

Ha! Glad to help – as far as direction – I want to make this a very active show…we got a ton shit planned and I’m just fuckin excited to wake up in the middle of the night and go have some fun tomorrow am!

TDMT

Active as far as listener participation?

No Name

Street-Web-TV- dude if had a twelve pack I could go on about battle plans till my tongue fell off! Ha!

TDMT

Thanks again for the impromptu interview. Sorry to ambush you. I really appreciate your candor.

No Name

But all plans take time to execute so there ya go! a future to look fwd to!

TDMT

Awesome! I look forward to it

No Name

Hey thanks for your passion for radio! Have a good night

TDMT

You too man!

No Name

Will do!

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