Richard Johnson of Page Six reports that radio badboys “Opie and Anthony” are planning a triumphant return. A closer read of the article indicates they have no offers and no prospects; just dreams.
As someone who listened to the broadcast that got them fired, I can assure you that this is pure bullshit posturing by O&A. No one is going to hire them in a high profile market, let alone put them back on the fast track of syndication that they were on before. They were the #2 show at Infinity and afternoon drive anchor in NYC, Philly, Boston, and DC before they got canned. Given the current regulatory climate none of the major radio conglomerates are going to touch these guys.
With FCC fines increasing to a maximum of $3 million a day for multiple infractions Opie and Anthony have as good a chance of landing a decent radio gig as you or I do. Sure they could go to satellite radio (assuming either company wants them), but they’re not going to be bringing legions of fans with them.
Think I’m kidding? Notice that you don’t hear much from Bubba The Love Sponge or The Greaseman these days…