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What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

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What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:41 am

A really stupid promotion that belongs in 1993 is the "WRIF Rock Girl."

Nonetheless, the station has held true to this gimmick each & every year and generally promotes it heavily on the air.

About a month to 45 days ago, I noticed the deep voiced and ultra boring Jade Springhart began reading the daily Rock News report and that the current year's Rock Girl vanished from the air without explanation. (No big loss, frankly).

I guess I'm curious as to what the back story is.

Too bad Jade won't do the same vanishing act; she is HORRIBLE. Does nothing but read boring liner notes in a manner that is as interesting as watching paint dry. Someone with such a weak skill set on air would've never been worthy of doing anything more than weekend overnights years ago on that legendary station.


Lori Bennett and Bob Walker have turned WLAV from an iconic classic rock station into a ratings boondoggle. Sad.

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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by lidoshuffle » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:49 am

WRIF was fun when JJ & The Morning Crew (George Baier doing the voices) , Karen Savelly, Steve "The Kid" Kostan, Mark Addy, Nick Demos, when Drew & Mike ruled mornings, and of course Arthur Penthallow, on summer days blowing the foghorn telling you to roll over while tanning and yelling "Baby"!! Free Hart Plaza concerts, seeing the WRIF Van all over town giving away free stuff...WRIF Softball playing the Red Wings and a few bands when they came to town. Yea I'm older now and "Get Of My Lawn"...(Dave and Chuck The F*ck SUCK!!)...



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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by Mega Hertz » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:37 am

I never liked the promo. So many qualified people that could have used that job even just to "get in the building" and honed their skills, worked their way up, so many broadcasters on the beach. And yet if you have a nice set of tits and speak with the "breathless pussy" delivery, you can get on-the-air at a legendary rock station. You might say "but it's only once an hour, reading 5 line music stories". Well, for a long time, you also got that "weekend overnight" shift on the Riff. Meanwhile, legitimate radio folks couldn't even get a call back.

You are entitled to your opinion about Jade, but I'll say this much: she IS one of those people that put in the time and the work. Say what you will about her "delivery" (frankly, to me, better her than some taped jock from Dallas or San Jose), but I remember when she was handing out stickers and keychains and bar events. She busted her ass to accomplish what she has and I couldn't be prouder of her. She got her break when WRIF was trying to "youthen its sound" by blowing out Podell and Penhallow along with the Seger and Squier. I wish her all the best.


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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by Mega Hertz » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:17 am

In fairness, I imagine that had Podell gotten his way and got me at Riff instead of CSX, you'd probably have the same complaint about me ;)


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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:29 pm

I'm sorry, but after many years, her on-air skills have not improved one bit.

Sounds like she got her break because the station was looking to prune payroll. Another weekend jock - some dude with a weird name (Jonell?) - is a stronger on-air talent than she is.


Lori Bennett and Bob Walker have turned WLAV from an iconic classic rock station into a ratings boondoggle. Sad.

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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by lidoshuffle » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:13 pm

Mega Hertz wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:37 am
I never liked the promo. So many qualified people that could have used that job even just to "get in the building" and honed their skills, worked their way up, so many broadcasters on the beach. And yet if you have a nice set of tits and speak with the "breathless pussy" delivery, you can get on-the-air at a legendary rock station. You might say "but it's only once an hour, reading 5 line music stories". Well, for a long time, you also got that "weekend overnight" shift on the Riff. Meanwhile, legitimate radio folks couldn't even get a call back.

You are entitled to your opinion about Jade, but I'll say this much: she IS one of those people that put in the time and the work. Say what you will about her "delivery" (frankly, to me, better her than some taped jock from Dallas or San Jose), but I remember when she was handing out stickers and keychains and bar events. She busted her ass to accomplish what she has and I couldn't be prouder of her. She got her break when WRIF was trying to "youthen its sound" by blowing out Podell and Penhallow along with the Seger and Squier. I wish her all the best.
Aww, that's nice Jade's dad chimed in here on his daughter....



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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by Mega Hertz » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:57 pm

It's hard to be insulted by someone that has a shitty Boz Skaggs song as his screen name. Keep up the good work, gumshoe. Die in a fire while you're at it.


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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by fuzzpower » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:33 pm

The rock girl did occasionally get a real DJ gig, usually weekend overnight, you know when those positions existed.

Another vote for Jade being just terrible. She must hate her job.



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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by audiophile » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:34 pm

I have never heard Jade on air, but a found a short you-tube video and thought her voice was ok.

With some you MUST throw away the liner cards, they sound like they are reading them, which they are...


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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by lidoshuffle » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:23 pm

Mega Hertz wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:57 pm
It's hard to be insulted by someone that has a shitty Boz Skaggs song as his screen name. Keep up the good work, gumshoe. Die in a fire while you're at it.
:rollin have a sense of humor skippy, and all my best to "Jade"...



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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:03 am

With some you MUST throw away the liner cards, they sound like they are reading them, which they are...
Bingo. Her delivery is so boring!


Lori Bennett and Bob Walker have turned WLAV from an iconic classic rock station into a ratings boondoggle. Sad.

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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by armchair pd » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:44 am

lidoshuffle wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:49 am
WRIF was fun when JJ & The Morning Crew (George Baier doing the voices) , Karen Savelly, Steve "The Kid" Kostan, Mark Addy, Nick Demos, when Drew & Mike ruled mornings, and of course Arthur Penthallow, on summer days blowing the foghorn telling you to roll over while tanning and yelling "Baby"!! Free Hart Plaza concerts, seeing the WRIF Van all over town giving away free stuff...WRIF Softball playing the Red Wings and a few bands when they came to town. Yea I'm older now and "Get Of My Lawn"...(Dave and Chuck The F*ck SUCK!!)...
And of course the D.R.E.A.D. card you could use at record stores. Yeah I'm also old AF.



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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by Mega Hertz » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:59 pm

I used to have a "sense of humor" about such things, but after 2 screen names and over a decade on this board, the whole "oh look, 3G is here!" "It's Jay Towers' mom!" schtick when you say something nice about someone just got old. Besides, when you go from front desk work to music director at the same major market station without leaving, that's pretty damn good. Just being complementary, that's all.


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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by lidoshuffle » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:52 pm

Mega Hertz wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:59 pm
I used to have a "sense of humor" about such things, but after 2 screen names and over a decade on this board, the whole "oh look, 3G is here!" "It's Jay Towers' mom!" schtick when you say something nice about someone just got old. Besides, when you go from front desk work to music director at the same major market station without leaving, that's pretty damn good. Just being complementary, that's all.
Gregg Henson?? Woa...still alive after all these years...



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Re: What happened to the WRIF rock bimbo?

Post by Gertner » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:31 pm

Jade is a female?



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