Another week and another thing on the bucket list crossed off for Mark and Producer Bobby of The Q. On this weeks episode the guys welcome back Tyler Crandall to crackwise and do a breakdown of his well known "North County Song" on You Tube. But before that all happens, Bree Ferrario of Mystic Valley joins the show to analyze the dreams of everyone in the studio. Mark and Bobby have been talking about this for a long while and they are finally getting around to breaking down why a WereWolf chased Mark around in his head for 20 years of his life.
Then Mike Calvin, station manager of 1380 the X joins Mark and everyone, as Mark starts in on his rant about people and their Peanut allergies that don't exist. Mike comes in to give his take on the situation and hear out other things Mark brings up to discuss down the same road as peanut allergies.
Finally the Q takes some phone calls from some listeners and Mark discusses a specific aspect of the St. Lous Mardi Gras that he was involved in. The two Matt's from Baconfest threw a blowout Mardi Gras Party and Mark went. What he didn't realize was that a topic of discussion about awkward social media realtions was going to come out of it. Download and listen to find out how weird social media sometimes can be.
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On this episode of The Q, Mark is treated to a special surprise as Producer Bobby brings back all the great hosts and guests from The Q's past to pay tribute and hang out for the 200th Episode of the show. After 4 full years and multiple locations for episodes, the 200 comes in strong from the studios of 1380 KXFN and 1380thex.com .
First up is all the former co-hosts that Mark has had through the years at different times. Anthony Cabral calls in from his home in Chicago to discuss the earliest episodes that happened at Virtual Entertainment Radio, as well as their past running of Primetime with Mark and Tony. But Tony seems to be calling in from a Frito's bag since there is some distortion while he is talking with the crew. Then Mark goes around the table to Andy Echele, Dan Walsh, Lucy Mendez, Matt Krueger and Justin "Deyemofo" Deming describing how they got involved with the show.
From there the guys welcome in some of the past great guests that have been involved with the show. First up is Lia Weber, the winner of TLC's Next Great Baker that brings in a anniversary cake for the crew. Joining her is Matt Guillot and Chef Johnson of BaconFest STL who graced everyone with some delicious hamburgers and bacon wrapped minis that were devoured quickly. Mark does a quick round of the Kenny Kinds Hotseat with them and can't help but tear into Guillot when he discusses some of his answers.
Then round two when Sam Arcobasso, his partner Corey and North County song writer Tyler Crandall jump on the mics to discuss what they been up to and to do their round of Hotseat....but not before Justin Deming and Andy Echele square off verbally to discuss the differences in their views on Ferguson and some other lightly sprinkled controversial issues.
Finally its everyone together discussing the entire history of the show and some of their more fond memories of being on the show. All this happens with a dose of the Year End FOTO.COM Q AWARDS for 2014! Plus you get OVERTIME where everything rattles completely off the rails. What more can you ask for in the 200th episode. We really don't know!
It is a sad time in the city of St. Louis and specifically a small section of the county called Ferguson where a young man's run in with the Ferguson police turned into a national story. Mike Brown was supposedly gunned down, unarmed, by a police officer and it set off outrage and rioting in the normally quiet STL suburb. The Q hails from STL and Mark the host is very closely related to the area in question cause that is where he and producer Bobby grew up in a neighboring city. With all that said, it was obvious that Mark, Bobby and Lucy were going to have to discuss this issue at length.
First up, Mark put in a call and got former St. Louis City Police Chief DAN ISOM to join the guys on the show and discuss what it is like to stand at the podium and handle a situation of this magnitude. Dan and the cast discuss the case of Michael Borwn, where it leads and what the potential outcomes are. Also they dive into the underlying problems with the lack of information coming out and how the public is viewing the Police departments at this time and whether that viewpoint is a correct way to view them. Plus the guys talk about race relations and the area of town where this is going on. A very in depth discussion on the show and worth every minute.
Finally....Tyler Crandall came on the show to discuss his new found success with the popularity of his "North County Song". Tyler joins the team to talk about his upbringing in North County (the county where Ferguson in located during this situation), what he likes and doesn't and to play the song live accoustically. And he finds a way to make peace with Producer Bobby who is not happy and tell everyone a story that is painful to hear.
All this and much more on the Q....Real Radio, REAL HONEST! And don't forget overtime after the credits roll for some more fun.
*There is choppy audio in the first 20 minute segment. It is annoying but not impossible to listen to.
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