98ROCK vs. Sam Sessa?
Now, I understand 98ROCK helped promote Madden's gig at Angels before he canceled. I'll bet that's why they're peeved.
Anyway, I would have gladly gone on the show and defended myself, but they didn't give me the chance ...
When I got to work, I checked my phone messages and got one from someone who works on the show around 9:05.
He was like, "If you get this in the next five minutes, call me back."
Come on guys -- plan ahead. Or was it just a slow morning?
And Mickey, after all of your gigs I've plugged, you wanna get personal?
This isn't the first time 98ROCK has taken pot shots at me either.
Back in 2005, 98ROCK sponsored a kegs and eggs event with comedian Stephen Lynch. I arranged an interview with Lynch through his publicist, and met up with Lynch after the event.
In the article, I mentioned how a couple dozen people had shown up at for "an early bird radio performance."
The old morning show producer threw a hissy fit because I didn't name-check the station, and they spent all morning giving out my e-mail address and phone number and telling people to call me and let me know what they thought of me.
Of course, no one called or e-mailed. Yaaaaaaaaawn.
So Mickey/Amelia/other dude (Spiegel?), if you want to take the gloves off, bring it. But next time I need more than five minutes' notice.
(Photo of Mickey Cucchiella by Chiaki Kawajiri/Sun photographer and photo of Amelia by Elizabeth Malby/Sun photographer)