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Ten and a half years ago, I opened the microphone for the first time and introduced Boss Boss Radio to the world. The date was August 1, 2012, 5:00 AM PT. We kicked off the first Big Boss Show with The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and the Boss Generation was launched!
Actually, we began streaming online (nonpublic) on March 29th of that year, and there’s an entire blog post worth writing at a future date. In the beginning, we decided to count the number of shows, accounting for days off and vacations, sick days and fill-ins over the years. But I promise you, we have given you 2500 mornings.
Taking a look back to 2012: The Avengers premiered in theaters and went on to become one of the biggest movies of all time. The summer Olympics were held in London and “Curiosity Rover” successfully lands on Mars. The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II celebrating the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne in 1952 takes place, and the space shuttle Endeavour has its final flight in September.
Immediately we started focusing on you, the listener…all 7 of you! In fact we numbered the first 7 by name too! Some have departed, unfortunately, but we enjoyed them being a part of our show. And we did a few things to pay homage to other morning radio show hosts, including counting our shows.
From Day 1, Boss Bob’s Lost Hits have been a daily feature on the show. Bob and John both come from Central California, but it wasn’t until we launched the station that we got to know Bob and his dedication to hit music, especially songs that weren’t as big of a hit as they should have been. Thanks for sharing Bob!
Eventually, we launched The Who Cares News (celebrating its 2418th episode today) our daily poke at celebs and the “Biz” as we call it here in LA. Producer Morgan joined the show as a sometime side kick, and co-host of the WCN. That tradition has continued with the exception that Morgan was added to more and more of the show until 2022 when she became a permanent full time co-host and namesake of the show, which coincides with our National morning show heard daily around the clock on over 70 stations worldwide.
One thing hasn’t changed in the past 2500 shows…the commitment to music. We are far and wide the show with the MOST music in the morning, with that comes fewer commercials (which are required to keep the lights on around here) and lots of fun. Our original 7 listeners has grown to thousands of listeners daily throughout our schedule, and has launched our network of Boss stations, now 7 strong! Note to self: 7 is a lucky number.
And every morning for the past 2500, we have given a shout out on-air to everyone who checked in. We’ve gotten to know many of you via the show and our socials. We’ve shared in your lives’ accomplishments, the joys and the sorrow, and the loss too. We’ve been your constant friend and, hopefully, a place where you can feel safe, enjoy a cup of Joe before your day gets going, or a dinner of Tacos on Tuesdays. Let’s not forget that we’ve made donuts sexy as well!
We’d just like to take this time to tell you how much you mean to us. Simply put, you mean the World to us. Here’s to another 2500 shows!
John and Mo
Today’s show is dedicated to “Murderface The Cat” who we lost last year, and who spent much of the last 2500 shows in studio, usually on Morgan’s back.