"Overall, I’m amused that the bastards who threw me out in the gutter, now want to “honor” me with a fancy obit."
October 17, 2006 5:42 AM Subscribe
Bob "Mad Dog" Lassiter, dead at 61.
Bob was one of the most notorious and entertaining "confrontational radio" hosts to ever sit behind a microphone. WFMU
's The Professor wrote
, "every other talk host I’ve ever heard usually gets off on like-minded callers, but not Bob. In fact, he was often quite impatient with callers who agreed with him."
Bob was an absolute master of baiting the listening audience, ensnaring many callers who thought that they were clever enough to outwit him. Of course, none
of them were
. He once played "dead air chicken" with a belligerent caller for 11 minutes straight, saying absolutely nothing until the caller finally gave up and hung up his phone. Tapes of these broadcasts
have been prized by aircheck collectors for years, many of which are now available as mp3 downloads at BobLassiterAirchecks.com
knew he was dying, yet he actively resisted any measures that would improve his health. He blogged
nearly every moment of his last days, often in graphic detail
. His last written words
were posted yesterday.
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