The Shannon Burke Show

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The Shannon Burke Show was a radio show on WTKS Real Radio in Orlando, Florida, USA. The show now airs in a 3 hour, uncensored form on BubbaOne at RadioIO.com from 11am to 2pm Monday through Thursday. Shannon is also a co-host on the Bubba The Lovesponge Morning Show broadcasting from 6am-10am weekdays from Tampa, Florida.

History[edit]

WFLF[edit]

  • Shannon Burke (2003–2004) Mornings for WFLF-AM 540

WTKS[edit]

  • Shannon Burke (May 2004 - April 2009) - host of the mid-day show

Termination from Clear Channel Communications[edit]

Clear Channel Communications terminated the employment of Shannon Burke effective May 4, 2009. The news was first announced by Jim Philips on The Philips Phile show on May 4, 2009.

"Shannon has been terminated," Clear Channel Programming Director Chris Kampmeier was quoted as saying on May 4, 2009.. Kampmeier said company policy prohibited him from going into more detail. He said the temporary plans for Real Radio 104.1's midday show are for it to continue on with Soul Brother Kevin and the rest of the crew. The station, WTKS, has not yet made plans for the show's long-term.

After Shannon's termination, Real Radio's Bucket Head Show has been moved from evenings to midday. Soul Brother Kevin and crew have moved to the 7 p.m. slot with SBK Live.

After Clear Channel[edit]

Burke would later helm at WEUS 810AM in Orlando, and then move into the afternoon drive slot following Ed Tyll. Burke left the station in 2011 to join the internet radio station www.RadioIO.com.

RadioIO[edit]

  • Shannon Burke (2011-2014)- host of the Shannon Burke Show, an entertainment show broadcast on internet-only stations on the RadioIO platform. The show is broadcast Live and completely uncensored from 11am-2pm Monday through Thursday on RadioIO station BubbaOne, and replayed on a 3 hour west-coast delay from 2pm to 5pm on RadioIO station BubbaTwo.

The show was originally co-hosted on RadioIO by Burke's longtime friend and sidekick Colin G Brady, Board Operator/on-air talent Rick and an ever changing series of RadioIO interns and friends of the show. On November 28th 2012, Colin G Brady did not arrive to the studio for the daily broadcast. In the spirit of humorous, live radio, an intern, Shifty, was dispatched to his apartment to wake up Brady, who was assumed to be sleeping off a hangover. After unsuccessfully knocking on the apartment door, Shifty enlisted the assistance of the apartment manager to open the door for a wellness check. Shifty found Brady dead on his kitchen floor while live on the phone with Shannon and the crew back at the studio. The show quickly cut to commercial, returning shortly thereafter to complete the show with a shocked crew and audience.

A few months after the passing of Mr. Brady, Frank Martinez joined the RadioIO crew as a Board Operator/On-Air Talent. He was a member of the Shannon Burke Show for a short time, before becoming a full time member of Dangerous Conversations and specialty shows only.

Format Pre-2011[edit]

The radio show was a mix of current events, comedy, and politics. Discussions involve the serious to the total bizarre. Guests include comedians visiting the local Improv comedy club, local celebrities, and sometimes national celebrities.

Segments[edit]

  • Cabinboy's Wench of The Week
  • Sing Bitch (The Original)
  • The Shot Doctor
  • Curtis Earth TriviaEarthTrivia
  • Trivia Three Ways
  • Detective Barb - Crimeline
  • Mitch English (of The Daily Buzz)
  • Ty Elwin
  • C-Lane
  • Film Boy's Movie Review (with Jimmy-D)
  • Stud-Man
  • Positive Reinforcement Chopper Man
  • 30 Seconds of Head (show review by Misterhead)
  • Fox 35 5:00 News anchor Amy Kaufeldt,(www.myfoxorlando.com)
  • Are You Smarter Than a WingHouse girl (Thursdays)
  • Realradioinfoguy's Who Am I (Tuesday Movie Trivia)

Cast Members Pre-2011[edit]

  • Shannon Burke was the host of the show, whose mixture of outrageous daily, biker attitude and personality, and right-wing style rants made for a talk program.
  • Soul Brother Kevin also known as SBK, aka "The Fork in the Light Socket", "The Needle in the Neck", and "The Rattlesnake in the Mailbox", was the co-host of the show who both complemented, and balanced the host Shannon. He was once an intern with The Monsters,[citation needed] also on Real Radio, then moved to another market before returning to take his current position. Kevin also hosts his own show, SBK LIVE weekday nights 7-11 on Real Radio 104.1.
  • Cabin Boy contributes to the show's content by creating a series of skits, entitled Wench of the Week, based on the show's many in-jokes and cast, whose characters are often skewed to the extreme.
  • Steadman Beloved producer of the show whose deadpan personality contrasted with the rest of the cast as well as most stereotypical talk-show personalities. He also owns a local tea shop (Ole' Cup and Saucer 2484 W State Rd 434 in Longwood) which, humorously, he advertises on the show whenever he can. Steadman made his final appearance in the beginning of November, 2007. "I was released due to budget cuts, plain and simple," he said. "I harbor no ill will towards the company." In fact, he even tried to be a little humorous about the whole thing, stealing a line from the normally tight-lipped Clear Channel whenever they lose or cut someone, saying of himself: "Steadman is no longer with Clear Channel Communications. However, he wants to wish them well in their future endeavoaaaars." No word back yet from the Clear Channel honchos about this one or whether there are more to come, though history has taught us that budget cuts rarely involve just one body (From Scott Maxwell, Orlando Sentinel).
  • Jimmy D Jimmy D was promoted to the Internet department and now does a large portion of production work for the Web sites of all the shows on Real Radio. During his tenure with the show, he was often the most ridiculed, and still is, for his penchant for eating and his film degree. Jimmy D continues to come back to the show on occasion as the show's movie reviewer.
  • The Sexy Savannah (real name Heather K. Boan) was once a member of The Monsters, abruptly left to join the Shannon Burke Show, then was let go by Real Radio.
  • The Lovely Whitney (Whitney Laney) started the show doing a weekly segment called "Burke's Recipe of the Week" where she came into the studio cooked live on the air and talked food. After her WMGF Magic 107.7 internship ended show Producer, Cabin Boy, invited her to move over to the Shannon Burke Show where she was doing entertainment updates, the weather, promos and prize reads.

Fan base Pre-2011[edit]

The fans of the show consisted of a wide cross section of ages, geographic, and economic demographics. Bikers to clergy, Republican to Democrat, and conservative to liberal all call the show and voice their opinion on the various topics presented. It is likely that the balance of Burke and SBK had brought tremendous success to the show with respects to appealing to a broader fan base than either would individually.

The "Chronics" is based on discussions on the official WTKS webboard (which has now been disbanded and replaced with an unofficial webboards). The name stuck with Real Radio fans, and even the station's email newsletter is now called "Club Chronic".

Frequent Callers

  • Frank,from The Villages, a baker act in the making
  • John, from Apopkaaaaa
  • Uncle Ray
  • Big Anonymous
  • Drunk Dennis,has stepped up his drinking, he can now be heard on the Monsters in the Morning
  • Luxurious Larry
  • Conspiracy Guy
  • "Stu"
  • The Black Tom Cruise
  • Coolwater
  • Independent Black Woman
  • The Beer Snob
  • "Chuck in Lakeland"
  • Salmon on a Plank
  • Outdoor Mike
  • Realradioinfoguy ( Primarily through Email )
  • Seth Marlowe The King of...
  • Rusty Beard
  • Off-Topic Guy

Current Character 2011-2014[edit]

On the BTLS morning show, Shannon acts as the lead co-host alongside Broderick "25 cent" Epps, Mike "Manson" Waters, and elderly show member Nedly Mandingo III. Shannon acts as a contemporary and socially/culturally aware foil to Bubbas unique personality and viewpoint on various topics. Bubba regularly digs at Burke by reminding him (and listeners) of his "deviant" status resulting from his prior legal issues, frequently utilizing a ricochet sound effect alluding to a ricocheting bullet.

Shannon quit the morning show in May 2014.

As the host of his own show, Burke brings his seemingly moderate conservative viewpoint to the table in the discussion of varying topics in news, entertainment, and politics. The show includes a number of reoccurring games and bits such as the epic "Name That Herpes Sore","Shifty's Fake Rubber Vagina Tech Bit", "Where the Fuck is Rick's Giant Black Anal Dildo??", and "Spay and Neuter Your Pets and Then Shoot Them if They Don't Obey You" (a Price is Right type spinoff). Recurring weekly segments with Dave the Show Vet (a call in segment about how to auto-fellate yourself if you have rib removal surgery), Jack "I'm Constantly Wired on Cocaine" Kates of GoToCasino (a sports betting segment primarily during the NFL season), and Conspiracy Corner with Sean "There's a Penis in My Butt" Raspatello are also a part of the show, among others.

Burke is very active on Twitter (@TheShannonBurke) and has developed a loyal fan-base utilizing social media.

Shannon was fired from RadioIO June 13th, 2014. On his twitter, he stated that it was a "money problem."

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