By Floyd Anderson
September 12, 2011
Charlie FN Hodge and Matt Lil' Beefer Chicken Wing Sadler, Austin's dynamic duo of radio hilarity, have been kicked off the air by Emmis Communications / KLBJ 93.7 FM.
In a breathtaking display of draconian censorship, the once loved bastion of laid-back rock KLBJ FM has now gone the route of the Johnny Dallas / L.A. Dumbfaces that Hodge has long warned us about. These types of corporate boot lickers are like evil snails that leave a slimy trail of homogenization and hair gel wherever they go.
Visit Charlie's website for more information. http://www.charliehodgeshow.com/
Hodge and Chicken Wing were on the air weekdays from 10 am to 2 pm on the Charlie Hodge Rock and Roll Halftime Show, a genius blend of midday rock, news, contests, and belly shaking, unapologetic snortin', laugh out loud comedy that was the bright spot of many Austinites work day.
Scott Gillmore, VP Market Manager for Emmis Communications, gave a ludicrous statement about the show's cancellation, stating that “Charlie and Matt are both incredibly talented individuals and we wish them the absolute best in their future endeavors. Unfortunately, the ‘Halftime Show’ never did what we needed in the ratings to be truly successful and, although Charlie has many fans, there is no station playing all the great rock music that is part of KLBJ-FM’s heritage during the workday.”
Here's the problem Scotty boy. Charlie Hodge was voted the best radio host in Austin by the Austin Chronicle's 2010 Readers Poll. Kinda scum-a-pults your excuse right out of here now don't it? You can't trick us with your smooth talking mind control.
Hodge is the real deal and on his show he would tell it like it is. I personally have FN Hodge up there with the greats like Bill Hicks, Kinky Friedman, Doug Stanhope, and Joe Rogan. The Rock and Roll Halftime Show would feature phone calls from local personalities including the Buda redneck Leon, and alternative media giant Alex Jones.
The show was a soul warming display of brilliantly down-to-earth comedians who have a pair and like to rock. It reminds me of a nice meal at Threadgill's. Feels good and right, and it rocks. The spirit of Austin...silenced by someone out there. Someone decided this must come to an end.
Here is an Alex Jones Freedom Nugget to help you remember the good old days of Charlie FN Hodge fielding the weekly call of news updates from Alex Jones.
That's some real stuff ain't it? Alright, here is a recent segment from Charlie and Chicken Wing just before they were silenced. I still can't believe what's happened. Somebody somewhere has caused mass misery.
Remember those Amazon Olympics? Tall ladies in bikinis at a Charlie Hodge Rock and Roll Show competition full of Dos XX beer? It's the thing of genius. This must live on. The Rock and Roll Halftime Show must continue.
Just look at the comments from real people outraged by this tyranny: