The Jorge Rodriguez Show (December 31, 2010)

Jorge Rodriguez, and “Boca” Britany Somers, live on SoFloRadio, along with Monica, and Luis the Artist. Another Neil Tribute Show with guests Jim Schuyler, Rich Pachter, Adam Kirschner, Andy Kalb, Hank Goldberg, and Wayne Roberts. Jim calls in with Neil story. Rich tells about he got involved with Neil, and Glen. He was also worked with Boca, and Guitar Man on song parodies, such as Ron n Ron. Adam talks about how he got in the radio business, the trials and tribulations of the ownership change, and how Neil helped to create the environment that led to some of the best talk radio shows anywhere. And Jorge saved his life too. Andy, who was Phil Hendie’s producer reminisces about his time at WIOD. ESPN commentator Hank talks about his ups and downs with Neil. He first met Neil while he was suspended from his WIOD show, and was guest on Neil’s WNSW show. Hank also praised Sid Levine (WKAT), and the man who helped shape Neil’s career, Dick Casper (WNWS). They wrap up Producer Friday with Wayne Roberts. He was a backup producer who filled in for Jorge on Neil’s show when he was needed. Wayne has move to LA, and is on TV. He was many of the people who helped Jorge copy over 5,000 “audio elements” when they had to move to the new Paxson studios.

More: Memorial for Neil Rogers will be Jan. 7 http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-12-31/news/fl-neil-rogers-memorial-wilton-20101231_1_memorial-wilton-manors-friend

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The Jorge Rodriguez Show (December 29, 2010)

More tributes to Neil Rogers on The Jorge Rodriguez Show with “Boca” Britany Somers, and Monica on SoFloRadio. Today’s guests are Randi Rhodes, Teri Griffin, Rick Riley, and KJ. Randi talks about how she came to replace Hank Goldberg, how much she and Rick were paid at WIOD, some stories about Air America, and Rachel Maddow. Randi, and her new beau visit Jim on Christmas day. Teri talks about her days working with Neil, Hurricane Andrew, and what Rick Alpern put on the marquee the day Paxson took over the station. Rick was able to speak to Neil in the hospital. How he and Suds Coleman got back into Florida radio, their time at WAXY, and the move to WIOD, and of course Alex Bennett’s meltdown. More on the dead cat in the fridge with Phil’s birthday cake. KJ is live and in the studio, he talks about how Neil came to playing his songs, and was surprised when Jorge told him they were willing to pay for bits. They play a few of his fine songs.

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The Jorge Rodriguez Show (December 27, 2010)

The Jorge Rodriguez Show with “Boca” Britany Somers, and Monica on SoFloRadio. “Neil tribute continues with Ernie Sochin, Jaz McKay, Guitar Man, Phil Latzman, Cap’n Dave Caprita, Jennifer Rehm, Bob Green and Jim Schuyler sharing memories and back stories of Neil Rogers.” (Description from SoFloRadio.com) Some great stories of the old days with Ernie, Adam, Phil, David Caprita, and Mr. Schuyler. Jorge hears the socks story, many classic bits, and a block of Boca with “Condoleetha”, “The Restitution Song”, the call from Fox News’ Heather Nauert from Oct. 31, 2002, followed by “Fox News Heather”.

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The Jorge Rodriguez Show (December 24, 2010)

Jorge Rodriguez, and “Boca” Britany Somers have Christmas Eve day off, so Boca presents a clip show. “Relive memories of The Neil Rogers Show. Neil’s WINZ show from April 1987, rare tracks from ZETA-4, favorite comedy bits, calls, and more. Happy Holidays from Jorge and Boca!” (Description from SoFloRadio.com) Neil passed away a couple of hours before this show was streamed. Thanks for the Memories!!

More: South Florida radio legend Neil Rogers dies http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-12-24/entertainment/fl-neil-rogers-obit-20101224_1_neil-rogers-nelson-roger-behelfer-wkat

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The Jorge Rodriguez Show (December 22, 2010)

Jorge Rodriguez, and “Boca” Britany Somers, live on SoFloRadio, along with Monica. As the Neil vigil continues, they have a very special guest Craig Worthing, and Steve Kane. Craig tells us about his history in radio, and his time with Neil. Jorge was trained by Nick Lawrence (who is on the phone later in the show) working on the Steve Kane show. Steve talks about his time with Neil at WNWS, and WIOD, the “radio wars”, and the evolution of WFTL. In the big 2 to 3 hour Joe Castello, and Alan Michaels.

More: Longtime friend Norm Kent pens tribute to Neil Rogers http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-12-22/entertainment/sfl-ent-tv-neil-rogers-tribute-122210_1_neil-rogers-gay-man-gay-activists

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The Jorge Rodriguez Show (December 20, 2010)

The Jorge Rodriguez Show with “Boca” Britany Somers, and Monica on SoFloRadio. More of the on going Neil Vigil/Tribute. Today’s guests are Chuck Meyer, Phil Hendrie, and the band Chamber of Dreams. The topics include The Bird, Gary Bruce’s food ban in the studios at WIOD, what happens to demo tapes sent to PD’s, and Jorge’s first time working with Uncle Neil. Chuck Meyers talks about his time at IOD, and after he left. He recounts how Neil responded to Hurricane Andrew. Phil Hendrie calls Neil the “greatest broadcaster I ever met”. They talk about the famous SOB calls, how it was to work with Neil, and much more.

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The Jorge Rodriguez Show (December 17, 2010)

Jorge Rodriguez, and “Boca” Britany Somers, live on SoFloRadio, along with Monica, and Luis the Artist. Today’s musical guests are Big Poppa E, and Kalib. The vigil for Neil Rogers continues. Classic bits and pieces from Neil’s show including Bob Green (Phil Hendrie) on the phone with Larry King, Run Around Jew, and Your Momma.

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