It’s on like donkey kong!
Jim Rome, the nationally syndicated sports radio host – and sports radio icon – of “The Jim Rome Show” (heard daily on KHTK 1140AM from 9 AM to 12 PM) is holding his “Smack Off” on Friday, May 4, 2007.
What is the Smack Off? According to Wikipedia:
The Smack-Off is an annual competition on The Jim Rome Show, held in mid-to-late spring and which takes up the entire program on a Friday. The contest is a way to recognize the best callers to the show, as well as a means of determining the best caller of the year. Show host Jim Rome has referred to the Smack-Off as the most important show of the entire year.
Rome is still auditioning competitors to the show, but two from our area are scheduled to compete: “Vic in NoCal” and “Megan from Sacramento”. Vic, who I believe will be competing in his first Smack Off, is one of the more hyped contestants and has a target on his back. On the other hand, Megan got in just by virtue of her rendition of the “manual buzzer”:
Manual Buzzer: During a take about telemarketers, Rome disclosed that if he receives a telemarketing call at his home, he either gives the phone to his son Jake or runs the call by imitating the show’s buzzer and hanging up. His “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!”, dubbed “the manual buzzer,” has since become a very popular soundbite, and the show’s original horn buzzer has been replaced with the “manual buzzer” for running calls. A female-voiced version, uttered during an otherwise strong call from Megan in Sacramento, has become unexpectedly popular with Rome as a “lame” manual buzzer.
Vic and Megan will be live on KHTK with their takes during the Smack Off on May 4, from 9-12. Bring home the noise, guys.