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Andrew Z morning show starts on Star 105.5 next week?

Tim and Jeff announced this morning that Friday will be their last day, and that Andrew Z's show would start next Monday.

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Well that didn't take long.

posted by slowsol on Mar 12, 2012 at 08:57:57 am     #  

Together........we can stop noise pollution !
Cannot believe 105.5 wants any part of this clown

posted by Hoops on Mar 12, 2012 at 09:33:18 am     #  

Oh well, never listen to 105.5 anyway.

posted by JeepMaker on Mar 12, 2012 at 09:50:22 am     #  

I am not surprised that Andrew Z ended up back on local radio. However, I am a little surprised that he'll be on Star 105.5.

posted by mom2 on Mar 12, 2012 at 10:03:45 am     #  

Glad to see Andrew Z will give WSPD some competition. Hopefully his show will be the news maker of Toledo!

posted by wolfman on Mar 12, 2012 at 10:05:50 am     #  

Glad to see Andrew Z will give WSPD some competition. Hopefully his show will be the news maker of Toledo!

Ummm, yeah.

A talk station that skews heavily 50+ (and male) is worried about competition from a music station that targets women 18-49. Just like how Mancy's Steakhouse worries all the time about competition from The Distillery.

According to the guys' blog, it looks like they are going home to a market where they have some built-in cache. Good for them.

posted by oldhometown on Mar 12, 2012 at 10:37:04 am     #   4 people liked this

OHT, Tim & Jeff are both originally from Detroit. Though, as you noted, they did have their first radio show in Arkansas.

I happened to be listening this morning when they were discussing the move, and I'm not sure they are happy about it.

Sure, they tried to sound upbeat, but they also discussed how nice it was to be close to their extended families again. To be able to watch the Red Wings on TV without buying the NHL package. (I chuckled at that one.)

They didn't come right out and say it, but I get the impression that leaving wasn't really their choice.

Could be wrong, but that's just what it sounded like to me.

posted by mom2 on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:05:17 am     #  

Sorry for the confusion.

I understand their "hometown" is Detroit; I was only marking that they are returning ("going home") to a market where they have previously been heard and most likely still have some cache.

Fayetteville isn't a tiny market either--it's market 130 (Toledo is 96). It isn't like they're being banished to Beckley, West Virginia (market 284).

And, essentially, Cumulus is betting that AZ has some (positive) cache / name recognition left in this market. Tim & Jeff are being forced out (more than likely) to accomodate--for better or worse--a bigger "name brand" in Toledo. Even with the baggage the "name brand" brings with him.

What's the old phrase...."no publicity is bad publicity"...something like that.

posted by oldhometown on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:21:13 am     #  

"... to accomodate--for better or worse--a bigger "name brand" in Toledo."

He does seem popular around here. A simple Toledo Talk search on Andrew Z returned a few threads created about and by AZ with many containing a fair number of comments.

Andrew Z's morning show ridicules another's drinking problem created by hockeyfan on Dec 26, 2011 comments: 18
Best Mexican Food In Town created by AZ on Nov 26, 2011 comments: 34
Andrew Z on WNWO 24 in morning created by hockeyfan on Nov 04, 2011 comments: 13
Andrew Z in Deep Doo Doo created by max on Jul 29, 2011 comments: 24
Andrew Z is back... created by mom2 on Jul 12, 2011 comments: 47
Andrew Z Article in Toledo Free Press created by Molsonator on Feb 28, 2011 comments: 31
He's back - Andrew Z @ The Docks created by bam2 on Feb 22, 2011 comments: 34
Andrew Z to get alcohol treatment created by pete on Feb 04, 2011 comments: 51
It Only Gets More Strange For Andrew Z created by Molsonator on Dec 10, 2010 comments: 76
Andrew Z part 2 created by Molsonator on Nov 03, 2010 comments: 111
Andrew Z created by AZ on Oct 02, 2010 comments: 49
Andrew Z closed? created by gunz1 on Sep 30, 2010 comments: 81
Andrew Z response created by AZ on Jun 16, 2010 comments: 57
List of businesses participating in Andrew Z's Restaurants and Retailers for Relief for tornado victims updated by jr on Jun 10, 2010 comments: 5
Reason to eat out tonite! created by billy on Jun 10, 2010 comments: 1
Andrew Z Pizzaria Frustration updated by INeedCoffee on Jun 16, 2010 comments: 39
Andrew Z Opening 3rd Restaurant created by draven4099 on Apr 05, 2010 comments: 7
Andrew Z's Sportz Pizzeria created by PoshBug on Oct 13, 2009 comments: 45
Andrew Z Pizza Shop updated by INeedCoffee on Sep 16, 2009 comments: 30
Is Andrew Z, the weight loss czar, still losing weight? created by hockeyfan on Aug 19, 2009 comments: 9
Toledo Hockey Media Attention created by justphillips on Jul 14, 2008 comments: 0

posted by jr on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:45:11 am     #  

Yeah, we all love a law breaking, excuse making (to get out of punishment), weight loss czar failure making a comeback to mainstream media.
Let's just forget about his shortcomings and celebrate that we all can be forgiven.
(sarcasm)

posted by hockeyfan on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:04:29 pm     #  

I came across his show one morning while scanning the radio. Always thought gettin was a major douche just by what I'd read, I listened for a few minutes, and my assumption was confirmed. Pee-pee, cah-cah toilet humor that only middle schoolers would find humorous. High school kids tune into Andrew's show and call the attempt at "humor" juvenile.

Seriously, I couldn't believe how bad it was. The suits who sign off on this show have unemployment checks to look forward to.

posted by OmarLittle on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:13:32 pm     #   1 person liked this

Agreed. I'd love to see the ratings and how they do them to figure he is a "wanted" DJ in this area.

posted by hockeyfan on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:42:31 pm     #  

BTW, it's not that he has a positive following on here, it's just that if enough people realize what a douche he is, maybe with falling ratings, he will just go away.
I can't believe Johnny D got booted to a country station and Andrew Z is still here.

posted by hockeyfan on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:44:56 pm     #   2 people liked this

The comments on Toledo Free Press Facebook Page 100% negative. That says it all.

posted by Molsonator on Mar 12, 2012 at 01:00:53 pm     #  

Andrew Z is trash bag humor at its finest. The fact that Toledo puts up with this guy makes me ashamed to call it home. I saw his "crew" in the Rossford parade being crass (like usual). The Rossford Halloween parade is clearly for children, and I wanted to chuck my daughters candy bag at his head. Ugh. Rant over. Trashy Trashy move 105.5.

posted by jennygirlmarie on Mar 13, 2012 at 10:10:23 am     #  

hockeyfan posted at 12:04:29 PM on Mar 12, 2012:

Yeah, we all love a law breaking, excuse making (to get out of punishment), weight loss czar failure making a comeback to mainstream media.
Let's just forget about his shortcomings and celebrate that we all can be forgiven.

(sarcasm)

Hey if Chris Brown can beat a woman half to death and get a Grammy, Tubby Mc Z can be an addict and thief. I mean whats being a booze hound compared to an attempted murder.

posted by dbw8906 on Mar 13, 2012 at 10:53:32 am     #  

dbw8906 posted at 10:53:32 AM on Mar 13, 2012:
hockeyfan posted at 12:04:29 PM on Mar 12, 2012:

Yeah, we all love a law breaking, excuse making (to get out of punishment), weight loss czar failure making a comeback to mainstream media.
Let's just forget about his shortcomings and celebrate that we all can be forgiven.


(sarcasm)

Hey if Chris Brown can beat a woman half to death and get a Grammy, Tubby Mc Z can be an addict and thief. I mean whats being a booze hound compared to an attempted murder.

And then there's Michael Vick

Story #1: 2007--Nike suspends Vick contract
Story #2: 2011--Nike signs Vick again

It's always about the bottom line. No matter what you do...if you bring in bucks, all is forgiven.

posted by oldhometown on Mar 13, 2012 at 12:07:37 pm     #  

Just ask Andy Stuart...

posted by Molsonator on Mar 13, 2012 at 12:36:58 pm     #  

So glad I dont give a fuck about radio, lol

posted by nana on Mar 13, 2012 at 03:36:49 pm     #   8 people liked this

I had to laugh at the Blade article today. I am starting to see why his restaurants didn't make it:

"Is there a "morality clause" in your contract?

... I'm sure there is. It's about 20 pages long and I didn't get a lawyer, I just trust these guys. Look, contracts are to protect employers, not employees. If they want to get rid of you, I'm sure they'll find a way ..."

Way to go Z Man!

http://www.toledoblade.com/TV-Radio/2012/06/06/Andrew-Z-riding-Good-Vibes-1.html

posted by Ace_Face on Jun 06, 2012 at 11:23:20 am     #  

He answered yes. Any guess how long before...

posted by Molsonator on Jun 06, 2012 at 11:40:50 am     #  

When thy changed over to Andrew Z in the morning I decided to give him a fair chance.

I listened for 1 week, trying to keep an open mind.

His talk show is crap. I opt to listen to NPR in the morning, and am better for it. Andrew Z has completely turnd me off to that channel.

posted by OhioKimono on Jun 06, 2012 at 11:59:07 am     #   3 people liked this

This guy's a snake and, NPR especially after 3:00

posted by Offshore on Jun 06, 2012 at 12:29:09 pm     #   1 person liked this

WJR is what I'm normally tuned to, doesn't help with Toledo issues but good for national issues. It is conservative radio for the most part but no Glenn Beck thank god. Its news on the hour is ABC so I consider it sorta balanced. At least it isn't stutter mouth Brian in the afternoon, and no Fox radio news like WSPD, WSPD sort a turned me off about a year ago with their non-stop thrashing of certain subjects and every day assault on the same subjects. It was like kicking a dead horse for 3 months, at some point you just need to move on already.

posted by Linecrosser on Jun 06, 2012 at 01:36:26 pm     #  

Yea LC, click back and forth between WSPD and NPR a see if you notice a qualitative difference.

posted by Offshore on Jun 06, 2012 at 02:05:26 pm     #  

Well I have listened to NPR in the past and didn't care for it too much.

posted by Linecrosser on Jun 06, 2012 at 02:13:21 pm     #  

LC, I've lately found a renewed interest in NPR especially as an alternative to Wilson.

posted by Offshore on Jun 06, 2012 at 02:19:44 pm     #  

I believe the last stat I read was that about 8% of the US population listens to NPR. Most surveys tend to classify NPR listeners as mostly white, relatively affluent, and more educated than listeners of other news outlets.

Obviously, and especially given recent criticisms of the "elite", NPR is not for everyone.

posted by researcher on Jun 06, 2012 at 02:28:59 pm     #  

It's true, I am mostly white.

posted by Offshore on Jun 06, 2012 at 02:33:32 pm     #   5 people liked this

White noise "static" is a good alternative to Wilson.

posted by max on Jun 06, 2012 at 02:56:51 pm     #   2 people liked this

I'd say the biggest thing, in my mind, is that NPR doesn't pander to the lowest common denominator. Case in point, the day after 108 innocent people were murdered in Syria, a country that could very well be a battleground before the year is out, Yahoo's top story was "Kim Kardashian Switches Up Her Hair." I shit you not, I took a screen shot to preserve the absurdity of it (and ranted on facebook about it). And I can guarantee more Americans know volumes more about Kardashians than have even heard the word "Kurdish."

I guess my point is this: what the majority of people are paying attention to has little bearing on what has the highest quality content. I forget who said it, but the quote that comes to mind here: "nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."

posted by Johio83 on Jun 06, 2012 at 03:01:58 pm     #   1 person liked this

who is a kardashian and what planet are they from?

posted by Linecrosser on Jun 06, 2012 at 05:19:58 pm     #  

And I can guarantee more Americans know volumes more about Kardashians than have even heard the word "Kurdish."

Most would probably guess the Kurdish's are distant relatives of the Kardashians...

posted by oldhometown on Jun 06, 2012 at 05:29:54 pm     #   1 person liked this

I spend many hours in the car and I do listen to a lot of NPR. The one thing I like is that I can listen to Michigan Radio's NPR and all the stations play the same shows at the same time (not true of all stations from what I understand) so I can drive across the state and move from station to station (only about 3 total) and not miss anything. I really like Fresh Air and Talk of the Nation. I can't listen to Diane Reems, though. I know she has a condition, but I can't listen to her.

As far as Andrew Z is concerned, as soon as it was announced, I stopped listening to 105 completely and have not even turned it on once, and I used to listen to it a lot.

posted by JoeyGee on Jun 06, 2012 at 06:02:09 pm     #  

i gave up all together on talk radio over the past year. these day's it's 100% pandora in the car, and all news comes from the internet.

posted by upso on Jun 06, 2012 at 06:24:55 pm     #   1 person liked this

Add another NPR fan.

posted by slowsol on Jun 06, 2012 at 07:05:33 pm     #   1 person liked this

NPR + podcasts are a daily staple.

posted by INeedCoffee on Jun 06, 2012 at 07:41:52 pm     #  

"... all news comes from the internet."

Yep. I have some idea what's happening when I quickly peruse these aggregators and the stories they link to.

Until AC's thread the other day, I never heard of Mr. Trololo.

Heads up LinkedIn users.

posted by jr on Jun 06, 2012 at 08:02:48 pm     #  

I used to listen to 105 on my way to work each morning. It's just a 15 minute drive, but I wanted to hear music, news, maybe a traffic report. Since Andrew Z started, I switch to the station, determine that it's once again bathroom humor, and switch to 93.9 or 101.5. Andrew Z's show is terrible, and I wish they'd bring Tim and Jeff back!

posted by Anniecski on Jun 09, 2012 at 05:56:27 am     #  

jr posted at 08:02:48 PM on Jun 06, 2012:

"... all news comes from the internet."

Yep. I have some idea what's happening when I quickly peruse these aggregators and the stories they link to.

Until AC's thread the other day, I never heard of Mr. Trololo.

Heads up LinkedIn users.

YOU'RE KIDDING.

Let me bring you up to speed on some more Internet phenomena quickly:

posted by anonymouscoward on Jun 09, 2012 at 05:32:21 pm     #  

"... more Internet phenomena ..."

That explains why I never heard of that character. My Firefox browser contains an add-on that blocks Internet phenomena.

I'm aware of lapin.

posted by jr on Jun 09, 2012 at 07:28:47 pm     #  

What? No Scumbag Steve in the meme-a-thon?

posted by historymike on Jun 09, 2012 at 07:42:33 pm     #  

Is that a Elmer Fudd hat he's wearing all gansta?

posted by Linecrosser on Jun 09, 2012 at 09:27:17 pm     #  

jr posted at 07:28:47 PM on Jun 09, 2012:

"... more Internet phenomena ..."

That explains why I never heard of that character. My Firefox browser contains an add-on that blocks Internet phenomena.

I'm aware of lapin.

PHENOMENON!

posted by anonymouscoward on Jun 09, 2012 at 09:31:28 pm     #  

Bring back Bob Crowley, an original at W.I.O.T. !

posted by PollyWaddle on Jun 11, 2012 at 06:36:40 pm     #  

Z in a big orange jump suit will be right in season.

posted by max on Oct 26, 2012 at 03:30:09 pm     #   2 people liked this

Even his probation officer told him to check with the judge before appearing at the boxing event but he claimed he could not afford an attorney. Such BS, a simple phone call or letter (documentation) and you get your answer.
December 20th sentencing cannot get here soon enough and his employer was non-committal on his future

posted by Hoops on Oct 27, 2012 at 08:58:48 am     #  

December 20th, the book will be thrown.

posted by toledoboner on Oct 28, 2012 at 01:05:37 am     #  

Chances are that he will receive Community Control with very similar terms and conditions to those he is currently under. He MIGHT receive a short stay in Wood County Justice Center or CCNO, but I would be shocked if he served any significant time for this violation. The real penalty is the lodging of the felony convictions on his record. That is a sever price for anyone to pay, even worse for a guy with no skills.

posted by MoreThanRhetoric on Oct 28, 2012 at 09:08:07 am     #  

severe, not sever.

posted by MoreThanRhetoric on Oct 28, 2012 at 09:08:46 am     #  

The "sever" will come from the local media scene. He will join Troy Neff in the bradcastgangsta's hall of fame.

posted by max on Oct 28, 2012 at 09:51:56 am     #  

Max - Cumulus does not exactly live on morale high ground. My guess is he will get his wrist slapped and the station executives will leave him on the air - citing "this will be good for ratings" while all the while perpetuating mediocrity.

posted by Molsonator on Oct 28, 2012 at 10:20:16 am     #  

Mediocrity? You give him an awful lot of credit.

posted by MoreThanRhetoric on Oct 28, 2012 at 10:21:17 am     #   2 people liked this

Whatever happened to Troy Neff anyways? Talk about a first-class douche nozzle.

posted by dell_diva on Oct 28, 2012 at 03:32:38 pm     #  

I'm curious about this idea that because people are nice and do charitable works that they are somehow above the law. How far does this extend? I've raised thousands for Alzheimer's, MS and numerous other charities over the 30+ years I've been in Toledo. Which laws will I be able to ignore because of that? Sorry, but even radio people who do nice things need to follow the laws and especially when they know the consequences. It's sad that someone would risk the ability to continue to do good things simply because they felt they were so important that no one else could do what they do.

posted by fred on Oct 28, 2012 at 07:12:42 pm     #   4 people liked this

Well stated Fred. The good guys, Standriff, Shaffer, Frantz and yourself, should not be lumped in with the dredges of "Z"ero and Neff.

posted by max on Oct 28, 2012 at 07:50:29 pm     #  

"first-class douche nozzle" Now that's classy writing right there. Really tones up the place. Hint: It is possible to be descriptive and well mannered simultaneously, unless you're really shallow in the vocabulary department.

posted by holland on Oct 28, 2012 at 08:57:26 pm     #  

Well, the douche has to come out of somewhere. I guess a nozzle is as good a place as any.

posted by MoreThanRhetoric on Oct 28, 2012 at 09:26:58 pm     #   1 person liked this

Wow, I'm being lectured by holland on classy writing, manners and shallow vocabulary. That's funny considering this post from her a few days ago directed at another TT member:

"Stolen! What an ass.

Stick to the post topic troll. There was no political question asked."

posted by dell_diva on Oct 28, 2012 at 09:52:33 pm     #  

“They felt that to the letter of the law, it wasn’t followed,” Zepeda said of his intervention plan. “I felt the spirit was.”

You know, if I had just scraped by the last time, I wouldn't be quibbling about "letter" and "spirit" of the law.

In any case, perhaps AZ and his lawyer should have looked up how courts view defying their direct orders. For example:

“[I]n the fair administration of justice, no man can be judge in his own case, however exalted his station, however righteous his motives, and irrespective of his race, color, politics, or religion. This Court cannot hold that the petitioners were constitutionally free to ignore all the procedures of the law and carry their battle to the streets. One may sympathize with the petitioners' impatient commitment to their cause. But respect for judicial process is a small price to pay for the civilizing hand of law, which alone can give abiding meaning to constitutional freedom.”

Justice Potter Stewart, U.S. Supreme Court.
Walker v. Birmingham (1963)

posted by oldhometown on Oct 29, 2012 at 09:10:09 am     #  

30 Days In The Hole-Humble Pie

posted by fred on Dec 20, 2012 at 12:26:22 pm     #  

From the Blade's article, "Zepeda had faced six to 18 months in prison for theft and failure to remit sales tax and between six and 12 months for complicity to breaking and entering."

So with possible combined sentences of 30 months in jail, he got 30 days.

Now, if someone could clarify this part for me:
"He told Zepeda he could apply for work release while he serves his 30 days in jail." Is this saying that, while he's serving his 30 days term, he can work on applying for this... or is it saying that he can work on applying for a work release that will replace his 30 days in jail?

posted by Johio83 on Dec 20, 2012 at 01:08:28 pm     #  

The inmate may request permission to go to work , then return to his cell the rest of the time. Release for work hours only.

posted by max on Dec 20, 2012 at 01:20:08 pm     #   1 person liked this

Work release means that Andrew Z could theoretically get to leave jail during the day (or whenever his work duties are) and report back to jail each night for one hot and a cot (persumably Andrew Z would get two hots on his own dime while working). Part of this annoys me, but in reality Andrew Z is just another non-violent offender who got busted for probation violation (actually in this case, intervention violation). Anyone who wants to get ticked off should be mad at the original lenient sentence, not this relatively minor probation violation.

posted by historymike on Dec 20, 2012 at 01:24:05 pm     #  

you mean two "cots" for the big guy.

posted by Molsonator on Dec 20, 2012 at 03:09:39 pm     #  

As a radio personality he could probably broadcast from prison.

posted by Linecrosser on Dec 20, 2012 at 03:51:15 pm     #  

i would tune in for that

posted by upso on Dec 20, 2012 at 04:06:35 pm     #  

Don’t give any ideas to Clear Channel, I could totally see them using prison labor.

posted by SensorG on Dec 20, 2012 at 04:07:00 pm     #  

He works for Cumulus.

posted by Molsonator on Dec 20, 2012 at 04:09:00 pm     #   1 person liked this

Linecrosser - kind of gives new meaning to the statement "another show in the can" to signify when a broadcast is over.

posted by shamrock44 on Dec 20, 2012 at 04:38:29 pm     #   1 person liked this

Broadcasted in analog.

posted by Molsonator on Dec 20, 2012 at 05:17:47 pm     #   1 person liked this

aaaaaaaaaaand he's been fired from the show
http://www.toledofreepress.com/2012/12/26/andrew-z-fired-from-radio-show/

posted by upso on Dec 26, 2012 at 04:09:22 pm     #  

It took this much to get the guy fired?

He must have had a serious friend in high places to have protected him this long.

posted by GuestZero on Dec 26, 2012 at 04:43:55 pm     #   1 person liked this

I couldn't believe 105.5 hired him in the first place. I always wondered how many "behavior" type clauses he had in that contract. Now I wonder who the braniac was that wanted him hired and whether or not that person still has a job. I think 105.5 lost a lot of respect when they hired him and now they just look really, really stupid.

posted by JoeyGee on Dec 26, 2012 at 05:15:09 pm     #   3 people liked this

I wonder what has changed for Cumulus? They new what they were getting into.

posted by Molsonator on Dec 26, 2012 at 06:21:31 pm     #  

It's not even that he got fired, but other people lost their jobs because of his arrogance.

posted by fred on Dec 26, 2012 at 10:01:42 pm     #  

Isn't one of those people fired his wife?

She picked a real winner, that girl...

posted by oldhometown on Dec 26, 2012 at 10:15:40 pm     #   2 people liked this

(cough)

That "Official Toledo Food Czar 2008" thing should help with his resume.

posted by BrianInFlorida on Dec 27, 2012 at 05:11:39 am     #  

Gee, maybe Brian Wilson can come back in that time slot.

posted by shamrock44 on Dec 27, 2012 at 09:12:19 am     #  

I find it amazing that this "show" was the 6th ranked in the Toledo market and he is some sort of local clebrity. And Toledo is not a major media market. We are better known for our Climaterrorist trying to predict a weather event. I felt sorry for his so called supporters posting a bunch of babble on his FB page.

posted by Hoops on Dec 27, 2012 at 11:29:47 am     #  

Watch the city paper declare him the best morning show this year... funny stuff

posted by boxingfan on Dec 27, 2012 at 12:50:25 pm     #   1 person liked this

Bring back Timm Morrison and put him in that time slot, and maybe I'll go back to listening to Star 105 again.

posted by papajoe21 on Dec 27, 2012 at 02:45:11 pm     #  

Timm is doing middays on 93.5 WRQN and sounding....well....like Timm Morrison.

All they have to do at WRQN is bring back Mark Standriff and they'll have the entire 3WM airstaff from 1992.

posted by oldhometown on Dec 27, 2012 at 06:37:50 pm     #  

I know he is, and that's the only reason I listen to 93.5 ;)

posted by papajoe21 on Dec 28, 2012 at 04:16:34 pm     #  

That was the line up when I got to WMHE in 1980 me, Standriff, Morrison, Finn

posted by fred on Dec 28, 2012 at 04:18:07 pm     #  

And Fred...Just think about it, None of you ended up in jail. Standriff even went really straight and got out of the business totally.
He has his own public promotions company in Ca., last time I saw him at his dad's funeral.

posted by max on Dec 29, 2012 at 07:02:50 pm     #  

http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/2013/01/05/Ex-radio-host-Zepeda-wants-sentence-altered-says-it-led-to-job-loss-for-him-4-others.html

Andrew Zepeda, former Star 105 morning host, is asking Wood County Common Pleas Judge Alan Mayberry to modify his sentence, implying it led to his radio show’s cancellation and cost him and four others their jobs.

posted by toledolen_ on Jan 05, 2013 at 04:33:49 pm     #  

good lord

posted by upso on Jan 05, 2013 at 04:39:23 pm     #  

implying it led to his radio show’s cancellation and cost him and four others their jobs.

It's the judge's fault that Z didn't live up to the terms of his probation/light sentence? Oh yeah, that's a winning argument.

Take some responsibility. Foreign concept, I know...but look it up in the dictionary. The book with all the words in it.

posted by oldhometown on Jan 05, 2013 at 04:53:08 pm     #   5 people liked this

This guy needs to find other employment....he could enter the preisthood, but would not be allowed near the wine.....suggestions?

posted by max on Jan 05, 2013 at 05:02:38 pm     #  

The 4 others knew they were dealing with fire - by working with him. Your out of loopholes dude.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 05, 2013 at 05:11:48 pm     #   1 person liked this

"Andrew Zepeda, former Star 105 morning host, is asking Wood County Common Pleas Judge Alan Mayberry to modify his sentence, implying it led to his radio show’s cancellation and cost him and four others their jobs."

The guy is an alpha male. Or an addict. Or a combination. Nothing is ever their fault, they have no shame, and they never go too far in anything (in their opinion). I've run across these people often enough in my life. Now I know to just avoid them, or minimize my interaction with them. They are the sorrow of Humanity.

posted by GuestZero on Jan 05, 2013 at 08:51:56 pm     #   6 people liked this

They tend to be a pathological liar. So much so they believe their own lies.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 05, 2013 at 09:59:23 pm     #   1 person liked this

alpha male? addict? pathological liar?

maybe.

but he sounds more like a megalomaniac to me.

posted by toledolen_ on Jan 05, 2013 at 10:10:57 pm     #  

I'm just saying it takes an alpha male to show up in court and tell a judge that the punishment was unacceptably punitive.

I'd tack on more years to the guy's sentence for wasting my bench time with that stuff.

posted by GuestZero on Jan 05, 2013 at 11:38:03 pm     #   2 people liked this

I think your giving the guy the attention he wants and desires.

posted by Linecrosser on Jan 05, 2013 at 11:48:58 pm     #  

I don't think he wants the negative pub. He is about looking cool. Saving face.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 06, 2013 at 12:03:06 am     #  

A megalomaniac desires any attention regardless of bad or good.

posted by Linecrosser on Jan 06, 2013 at 12:38:35 am     #  

If that is part of the definition then I vote Narcissist.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 06, 2013 at 10:06:43 am     #  

"A megalomaniac desires any attention regardless of bad or good."

That sounds like GZ to me.

posted by holland on Jan 06, 2013 at 02:47:49 pm     #   6 people liked this

Funny, I was thinking it sounded like SensorG.

posted by madjack on Jan 06, 2013 at 06:46:21 pm     #   2 people liked this

I cry for attention? Wow MJ, your personal BS against me is getting pretty weak.

posted by SensorG on Jan 06, 2013 at 09:56:44 pm     #   3 people liked this

Years ago I worked with a recovering alcoholic. He explained to me the way alcoholics think. He said, "our priorities are, me, then me, then me again, anyone else doesn't enter our thinking."

posted by JeepMaker on Jan 07, 2013 at 10:59:53 am     #   1 person liked this

I don't believe anyone thinks he is an alcoholic. At least not the people I have talked to. Yet that description does fit him JeepMaker.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 07, 2013 at 08:15:44 pm     #  

Sounds like every liberation I know...

posted by SensorG on Jan 07, 2013 at 08:32:26 pm     #  

SensorG posted at 08:56:44 PM on Jan 06, 2013:

I cry for attention? Wow MJ, your personal BS against me is getting pretty weak.

Blame it on the cheap whiskey I've been drinking lately. Of course, if you moonbats follow through with your plans to increase my social services, I'll be able to afford the good stuff again which in turn will strengthen my personal BS against you, personally.

posted by madjack on Jan 07, 2013 at 09:34:02 pm     #  

JeepMaker posted at 09:59:53 AM on Jan 07, 2013:

Years ago I worked with a recovering alcoholic. He explained to me the way alcoholics think. He said, "our priorities are, me, then me, then me again, anyone else doesn't enter our thinking."

I've never heard that, but it sure fits the alcoholics I've known and had to work with and explains a lot. Thanks!

posted by madjack on Jan 07, 2013 at 09:35:25 pm     #  

If you talk to the people that are close to Andrew, they all claim vehemently that he never drank. Seems weird huh?

posted by slowsol on Jan 07, 2013 at 09:38:03 pm     #   1 person liked this

slowsol said: they all claim vehemently that he never drank

Then that makes it a little odd, considering the judicial order or orders last year to get Zepeda to comply with an alcohol treatment program.

I find it hard to believe the judge involved just made up the facts of the case that resulted in that order or orders. I find it highly more likely that the people you claim to know about the matter, are just lying. Or the lie originally came from Zepeda himself, to seek an escape from full liability in his fraud. At any rate, on the Zepeda side, there's a lie. That's easily detected and guides my judgment about the little bastard.

posted by GuestZero on Jan 07, 2013 at 10:32:32 pm     #  

GZ - The judge didn't need to make up facts. AZ admitted he has a serious problem to get out of doing time. Where you bin?

posted by Molsonator on Jan 07, 2013 at 10:43:59 pm     #   1 person liked this

WOW, I've been in radio since '77 and have never seen anything this sad.

posted by fred on Jan 09, 2013 at 10:48:28 am     #  

that is just dumb

posted by upso on Jan 09, 2013 at 11:02:44 am     #  

GuestZero posted at 09:32:32 PM on Jan 07, 2013:

slowsol said: they all claim vehemently that he never drank

Then that makes it a little odd, considering the judicial order or orders last year to get Zepeda to comply with an alcohol treatment program.

I find it hard to believe the judge involved just made up the facts of the case that resulted in that order or orders. I find it highly more likely that the people you claim to know about the matter, are just lying. Or the lie originally came from Zepeda himself, to seek an escape from full liability in his fraud. At any rate, on the Zepeda side, there's a lie. That's easily detected and guides my judgment about the little bastard.

Good point. The judge has probably spent a lot time in bars drinking with Andrew.

posted by slowsol on Jan 09, 2013 at 11:15:23 am     #  

I will give big corporate $7400 dollars to keep him off the air.

posted by MikeyA on Jan 09, 2013 at 11:15:56 am     #   3 people liked this

In good taste, as always.

Send the video to the widow of Daniel Pearl. I'm sure she'll find it uproariously funny. A real hoot.

posted by oldhometown on Jan 09, 2013 at 11:52:37 am     #   1 person liked this

Linecrosser, you are so right.

We are into the realm of mental issues at this point.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 09, 2013 at 12:32:00 pm     #  

"I will give big corporate $7400 dollars to keep him off the air."...you are talking about Fred?

posted by justareviewer on Jan 09, 2013 at 12:37:55 pm     #  

@justareviewer- I think he was talking about Andrew. I've never asked anyone to donate money to keep me on air in all the time I've been here. In fact someone has paid me to be on air. Hope that answers your question.

posted by fred on Jan 09, 2013 at 02:18:31 pm     #   1 person liked this

Sad that this thread and the memory of the subject of this thread just wont die.

posted by Linecrosser on Jan 09, 2013 at 03:10:43 pm     #  

How utterly stupid and sad. I actually may feel sorry for the stupidity and egomaniacs of all involved

posted by Hoops on Jan 09, 2013 at 03:13:45 pm     #  

What is sadder is that there may actually be fools who are misguided enough who will send his PayPal account some money.

posted by historymike on Jan 09, 2013 at 03:58:22 pm     #  

With regard to Andrew Z and drinking: the debate is whether Andrew Z was using the alibi of a drinking problem to get a more favorable sentence. The people who have been making pronouncements about how they never saw Andrew Z drinking are intimating that this was all a clever defense ploy to minimize his jail time.

Ultimately we will never really know, since a person who admits to a drinking or drug problem in the courtroom is making a statement that cannot be proven, as the terms "alcoholic" and "addict" are somewhat subjective. A person might drink seven days a week and not be considered an alcoholic, while a binge drinker who gets smashed once a month might be a "problem drinker" if his drinking causes problems.

If Andrew Z used the drinking problem as a dodge to get rehab instead of jail time, so be it. Ultimately that stuff comes back to haunt you, as he found out when he recently got the 30-day sentence for being at an event with alcohol.

posted by historymike on Jan 09, 2013 at 04:12:04 pm     #  

I'm not really following what you mean, HM. If you make a statement under oath that you have a drinking problem, then proof has been satisfied. After all, either it's true, or you just perjured yourself.

In the larger sense, if you're looking to determine if Zepeda is a rat-holing scumsack, well, either way you have enough evidence to easily draw that conclusion: He is a rat-holing scumsack. The rat-holing scumsacks of the world look to him for their leadership.

posted by GuestZero on Jan 09, 2013 at 06:51:49 pm     #  

Historymike - you are dead on.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 09, 2013 at 06:55:17 pm     #   1 person liked this