What went wrong with radio personalit...

What went wrong with radio personality Shannon Burke?

There are 234 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 25, 2009, titled What went wrong with radio personality Shannon Burke?. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Shannon Burke, show in 2006, was encouraged to develop a 'bad guy' image for radio, a friend said.

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edward

Ocala, FL

#254 May 28, 2009
I agree with Ron, FCC needs to take a close look at this station, most people who listen to 104.1 are puppets (followers) who can be led, that is why all the defense of the station here, a month ago Shannon Burke was a great guy they all loved him and while on the station believe he would never do any of these things, this month after being fired, he is a no good wife beater, look out get him off the streets last month he would nt hurt anyone while on 104.1, this month he s a danger to every man woman and child, Look deep, you will see where it all comes from. 104.1 stop being puppets and think for a change for yourselves, get rid of this station, make it a christian rock channel, whatever, but you people that are 104.1 groupies need to realize its a show nothing more, than local people with really no talent, other than a small gift of GAB. nothing more,
change agent

Leesburg, FL

#255 May 28, 2009
Courtwatcher 2007 wrote:
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The gun didn't "go off." He pulled the trigger.
shannon is painting the picture of an "accident" we can speculate about what really happened, and my assumption is with you that trigger weas pulled deliberately. however, i was stating what shannon said and did not say to 911 and police. he did not blame alcohol drugs or anything else for his behavior. on the call he said he admitted his actions were stupid or something to that affect - he claimed he was "playing" with the gun

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#256 May 28, 2009
Ron wrote:
It s time 104.1 Becomes a rock music station, with the economy and such, as it is, it s not funny anymore, and as seen with Shannon Burke, what is real about it? none of what they portray is real. you take someone like Jim Phillips who "PEOPLE LOVE" the guy is a 5'4" idiot, who thinks his stupidity makes him better than everyone else, yes he is the origional 104.1 Idiot, and what kind of a station has a bear named drunky??? a slap in the face to anyone that has ever lost someone to a drunk driver, thats not funny, then you have people that claim to be from Florida that give the rest of us true floridians a bad rap, by acting stupid, and ignorant, and running around being called Bubba, or a UCF flunky that asks totally dumb, what kjnd of a name does that give UCF? to have one of their students so stupid? and then another personality, who brags, his water was shut off in his house so he ran a garden hose from the house next door so he could "clean up and shower" yeah this is the best of Florida, Ignorant flunkies that can t get a real job, so they named it real radio so they felt like they had a real job. the funny stuff died long ago, now it is just a bunch of lazy fat idiots to high on their egos to work, not to mention to ignorant, that cannot hold a job elsewhere, its been seen 100 times how this station will put a knife in the backs of its people, like Bill Cross, Drew, Bo, Shannon, Savannah, and so on and so on. time to close up shop, Monsters, phillips, SBK have all jumped the shark,
Clear channel already has a rock station. Real rock. 101.1. You want rock. Change the station to that. There was a second rock station in town for a while. O-rock. 105.9. Butthey changed formats. Didn't last. Why would you suggest that real radio change to rock when 1 rock station apparently is all that can sustain in this town?

I just don't get it when people don't like a show (tv/radio/movie), instead of just listening to/watching something else, they want the station/show/movie gone. Why does everyoine have to be subjected to your tastes? If I want music, I bring my own in my car. Real radio is the only thing I listen to the radio for.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#257 May 28, 2009
edward wrote:
I agree with Ron, FCC needs to take a close look at this station, most people who listen to 104.1 are puppets (followers) who can be led, that is why all the defense of the station here, a month ago Shannon Burke was a great guy they all loved him and while on the station believe he would never do any of these things, this month after being fired, he is a no good wife beater, look out get him off the streets last month he would nt hurt anyone while on 104.1, this month he s a danger to every man woman and child, Look deep, you will see where it all comes from. 104.1 stop being puppets and think for a change for yourselves, get rid of this station, make it a christian rock channel, whatever, but you people that are 104.1 groupies need to realize its a show nothing more, than local people with really no talent, other than a small gift of GAB. nothing more,
Christian rock? LOL
change agent

Leesburg, FL

#258 May 28, 2009
Ron wrote:
It s time 104.1 Becomes a rock music station, with the economy and such, as it is, it s not funny anymore, and as seen with Shannon Burke, what is real about it? none of what they portray is real. you take someone like Jim Phillips who "PEOPLE LOVE" the guy is a 5'4" idiot, who thinks his stupidity makes him better than everyone else, yes he is the origional 104.1 Idiot, and what kind of a station has a bear named drunky??? a slap in the face to anyone that has ever lost someone to a drunk driver, thats not funny, then you have people that claim to be from Florida that give the rest of us true floridians a bad rap, by acting stupid, and ignorant, and running around being called Bubba, or a UCF flunky that asks totally dumb, what kjnd of a name does that give UCF? to have one of their students so stupid? and then another personality, who brags, his water was shut off in his house so he ran a garden hose from the house next door so he could "clean up and shower" yeah this is the best of Florida, Ignorant flunkies that can t get a real job, so they named it real radio so they felt like they had a real job. the funny stuff died long ago, now it is just a bunch of lazy fat idiots to high on their egos to work, not to mention to ignorant, that cannot hold a job elsewhere, its been seen 100 times how this station will put a knife in the backs of its people, like Bill Cross, Drew, Bo, Shannon, Savannah, and so on and so on. time to close up shop, Monsters, phillips, SBK have all jumped the shark,
well jim isn't 5'4"... more like 5'10". i agree with just about everything else you said... except that bo and shannon put that knife in their own backs - but both were/are screw ups too.

you are right on when you says its not funny anymore.
edward

Ocala, FL

#259 May 28, 2009
I stand corrected change agent, his personality and attitude belittles him, I agree with the fact of Bo and Shannon, but my point was that the station does not care for them as people, they offer no help or support, just GET RID OF THEM, do not think for one second that if it were Phillips that he to would be gone, its not the people it is the station the ratings and the groupies that follow. but I do stand corrected, Thank you.
Ron

Ocala, FL

#260 May 28, 2009
I like tonka, The Christian rock was a joke as was the rock suggestion, it would be better if it were off the air all together, as far as listening to it goes, I do not myself anymore, I DO PRATICE WHAT I PREACH. I did at one time until I found it no longer funny, and as hard as alot of people have it today, to have a group of no talent Idiots put people down for how they look, how they live, or what they have, well you know what I mean.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#261 May 28, 2009
Ron wrote:
I like tonka, The Christian rock was a joke as was the rock suggestion, it would be better if it were off the air all together, as far as listening to it goes, I do not myself anymore, I DO PRATICE WHAT I PREACH. I did at one time until I found it no longer funny, and as hard as alot of people have it today, to have a group of no talent Idiots put people down for how they look, how they live, or what they have, well you know what I mean.
Just because YOU are no longer entertained, why should they change the format? Why don't YOU change the station and find something else to entertain you? Just because YOU are no longer entertained does not mean non one else is being entertained. Do I think it was funnier years ago? Sure. But that does not mean I still don't enjoy listening. In your world, it seems that if YOU don't like it, it should be off the air. Problem is, you are not hte only one living in this world.
change agent

Leesburg, FL

#263 May 28, 2009
I Like Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Just because YOU are no longer entertained, why should they change the format? Why don't YOU change the station and find something else to entertain you? Just because YOU are no longer entertained does not mean non one else is being entertained. Do I think it was funnier years ago? Sure. But that does not mean I still don't enjoy listening. In your world, it seems that if YOU don't like it, it should be off the air. Problem is, you are not hte only one living in this world.
i don't see it hanging on much longer simply because they are slipping in the ratings and a talk radio station that employs local tak... has a lot more overhead and must be #1 or 2 in the target demos every ratings books to generate the revenue to cover all those salaries and other operational costs. look at how many "characters" they employ on every show. even if they are paid a pittance, and many are, it still adds up.

the ratings are not what they were in their hey day - it is getting old.

i used to like philips, but the show has evolved is full of silly banter, trivia games and conversation about themselves and what they do. he used to engage in interesting dialog on a variety of topics, serious and light, issues and entertainment, but there isn't much of that anymore.
Ron

Ocala, FL

#264 May 28, 2009
Thats my point it has out lived its usefulness, and entertainment, People are welcome to listen I never meant to say different, just lame jokes and best of shows, it has jumped the shark, and soon it willbe faced, like any employer, if you continue to "USE" people it will catch up with you, the die hards are groupies and will not be told anything, these guys are their heros, and what makes there everyday go by quicker, for that I admit I felt the same way awhile back could nt wait to listen to Melissa Fox, ED Till, Monsters Jim Phillips, Bill Cross, but like so many times before when reality sets in and the funniness is gone its over, and it has come to that. now.
change agent wrote:
<quoted text>
i don't see it hanging on much longer simply because they are slipping in the ratings and a talk radio station that employs local tak... has a lot more overhead and must be #1 or 2 in the target demos every ratings books to generate the revenue to cover all those salaries and other operational costs. look at how many "characters" they employ on every show. even if they are paid a pittance, and many are, it still adds up.
the ratings are not what they were in their hey day - it is getting old.
i used to like philips, but the show has evolved is full of silly banter, trivia games and conversation about themselves and what they do. he used to engage in interesting dialog on a variety of topics, serious and light, issues and entertainment, but there isn't much of that anymore.
confused

Blacksburg, VA

#265 May 29, 2009
"Most confusing, she said, is the animal-cruelty charge, brought on by the .40-caliber bullet that went through the left rear leg of his wife's dog before grazing Catherine Burke's head."
"He was such a pro-animal person," she said.

Most confusing is the fact that he almost murdered his wife!! Or was he already well known as an abuser of women?
confused

Blacksburg, VA

#266 May 29, 2009
Accept defeat wrote:
<quoted text>
Top reasons why a dog is better than a woman
[snip misogynist list]
Glad you like dogs, I can't see any human woman wanting anything to do with you!
justice4all

Brooklyn, NY

#267 May 29, 2009
Gnostic wrote:
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I directed you to Wikipedia because you said this:
"And let’s face it, the extremist neo-cons that we see everyday tend to be anti-women, anti-minority, anti-gay, and anti-any religion other than Christianity. You cannot act one way and then simply wish it away by saying so."
That indicated to me that you had no idea what a neoconservative was. Rather than pointing out your ignorance, I tried to help educate you. Feel free to use Wikipedia as a starting point. There are citations in most articles, so you can track sources. If you prefer, you can use a public library. Whatever source you find, I'm guessing you won't find "anti-women, anti-minority, anti-gay, and anti-any religion other than Christianity" elements in the tenets of neoconservatism.
So you sent me to a “source” that claimed neo-conservatism is a force that “bring(s) liberalism, democracy, and human rights to other countries”. Do you honestly expect anyone here to believe that for one second? Neo-cons want to bring “liberalism” and/or “human rights” to who? Where? Do you realize how ridiculous you appear right now? If the radical right was the main violator of human rights in this country, you might actually have a leg to stand on.

If you want any of us to believe that this is the definition of neo-conservatism, then I say YOU have no idea what that means.

Further, anyone who uses Wikipedia as a source for anything would get laughed out of any research facility, school, or journalistic environment.

Just saying something doesn’t make it so. How many times have we heard,“I’m not a racist, but …” or “I’m not sexist, but …” or “I’m not anti-gay, but …” and then the words that usually follow those statements are grotesquely racist, sexist, and/or homophobic. Actions often betray words and you need to stop pretending like we simply cannot look at the history of the GOP to determine exactly who they represent and who they attack.

“liberalism, democracy and human rights”, that’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day. You may not like, but if you act like a racist, sexist and homophobe, nothing you can say will change that reality. If you don’t like being that way, stop treating people that way. Otherwise, just because the shoe is uncomfortable and unattractive doesn’t mean that it doesn’t fit you to a T.
justice4all

Brooklyn, NY

#268 May 29, 2009
Jack Kersey wrote:
<quoted text>
It's noy hypocrisy if you are under the influence geniuses - when under the influence you are a different personality completely.
Or, that's just a cop out and you are a hypocrite, genius. It's not my fault, it was the alcohol, or the drugs, or society, or someone other than me.

Cop out!

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