Elvis Duran and the Morning Show

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Elvis Duran(born Barry Cope) and The Morning Show
Genre Comedy, talk, music
Running time 4 hours (including commercials)
Country United States United States
Home station WHTZ
Syndicates Premiere Networks
Starring Elvis Duran
Danielle Monaro
Bethany Watson
Greg T
Skeery Jones
David Brody
Carla Marie
Garrett Vogel
Scotty B.
Coaster Boy Josh
Worst Assistant Anthony
Ronnie Scalzo
Web Girl Kathleen
Straight Nate
Announcer Dave Foxx
Mo' Bounce
Kelly Doherty
Creator(s) WHTZ
Air dates since 1996 (at WHTZ)
Website http://www.elvisduran.com/main.html

Elvis Duran (Born Barry Cope) and the Morning Show (formerly known as The Z Morning Zoo) is the name of an American syndicated weekday morning radio program hosted by Elvis Duran. The show originates from the studios of Newark-licensed WHTZ in New York City, a Top 40 outlet branded as "Z100". The show is also syndicated through Premiere Radio Networks in over 75 markets such as Philadelphia, Miami, Cleveland, St. Louis and Austin. The live airing of the show is weekdays from 6am-10am Eastern, with Central markets also airing it live from 5am-9am CT, and other time zones further west taking the show on delay. A "best of the week" compilation show is also carried on Saturday mornings by most stations.


While it was not created at WHTZ, the popular morning zoo format became a widely-employed morning show concept based on its success at Z100 - even to the point of being implemented at WHTZ's sister station in Cleveland, rock-formatted WMMS. Essentially, the Morning Zoo formula was grafted onto their already successful morning show, and lasted until 1994.

The regular segments of the program include the gossip-heavy "Entertainment Report", "Phone Taps", stunts performed by Greg T "The Round Headed Frat Boy", song parodies, and various contests. Local windows are made available for news briefs and weather and traffic reports.

The show began to be syndicated to other Clear Channel stations on May 22, 2006, starting with WHYI-FM/Miami, then WIOQ/Philadelphia on July 22, 2008, and WAKS/Cleveland on August 25, 2008, with approximately seventy stations now carrying the show after Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks began to offer the program nationally in March 2009.

Until May 2008 the show was known as "Elvis Duran and The (Y/Z) Morning Zoo". Slowly until July 2008 and the addition of more stations, the word "Zoo" was replaced with "Show" to make it more palatable to stations with other brandings or aversions to using the "Morning Zoo" term in their promotional advertising.

John Bell left the show on March 22, 2010, with Carolina Bermudez leaving on June 22, 2012 to join CBS-owned WLNY-TV in the New York area to launch their new morning program, Live from the Couch.

Bethany Watson, formerly known as "Lena Svenson" on the KDWB "Dave Ryan in the Morning Show" joined the show in a cameo on August 10, 2012. Her first official show was August 13, 2012.

TJ Taormina left on February 21, 2013 to host the morning show at WODS/Boston, with Loren Raye joining him a month later.[1]



  • Elvis Duran "Stage name for Barry Cope"
  • Danielle Monaro
  • Bethany "Watson"
  • Greg "T" the Frat Boy
  • Froggy
  • Skeery Jones, Executive Producer
  • David Brody, Executive Producer
  • Nate Marino, Senior Executive Producer ("Straight Nate")
  • Garrett Vogel
  • Carla Marie
  • Scotty B.
  • Coaster Boy Josh
  • "Bald Freak" Ronnie Scalzo
  • "Worst Assistant In The World" Anthony
  • "Web Girl" Kathleen
  • Uncle Johnny (frequent guest, not an actual host)[2]
  • "Best Assistant in the World" Elizabeth


Segments aired[edit]

Daily Segments[edit]

  • Morning Show Horoscopes with Danielle and Bethany
  • "Phone Taps" (Fake prank calls to relatives or friends of listeners)
  • Danielle's Entertainment Report
  • Headlines (News) by Bethany
  • Sound with Garrett
  • Around The Room
  • What's Trending with Carla Marie
  • Morning Announcements with Greg T.

Weekly Segments[edit]

  • Way Back Wednesday Phone Tap - Wednesdays
  • Top of the Charts - Thursdays
  • Greg T's Topic Train - Tuesdays and Fridays
  • The Movie Man (formerly Mr. Moviefone)- Fridays
  • Workout Wednesday with Anthony

Occasional segments and bits[edit]

  • Greg T - Man on the Street
  • It's You, It's Them
  • The Answer is Meat
  • Song Parodies
  • Farmer Ronnie presents Chickens Sing The Hits
  • Elvis Lists
  • Who's Chewing Those Chips?
  • Guy, Girl or Gay
  • Office Slut Wednesday
  • Mr. Cardboard Tube - Voiced by Elvis with a cardboard tube
  • College of Knowledge
  • Free Money Phone Tap
  • Greg T Jumping Naked In Your Pool
  • Chicken Parm Friday
  • Bag O' Questions
  • The Topic Juggler (Elvis' version of Greg T's Topic Train)
  • Mr. Program Director
  • The Man Council
  • Moron Jeopardy
  • Out of Tune Name that Tune
  • Hip Hop Clarinet with Bethany

Mini segments[edit]

  • Entertainment Minute with Danielle
  • iTunes Top 10 Hits with Greg T
  • All You Really Need To Know About Sports This Week with David Brody
  • Home Theater Throwdown with Ronnie Scalzo
  • Celebrity Birthdays with Skeery Jones
  • Celebrity Sound File (selected previous audio clips of the show's celebrity guest live interviews)

Previous Segments[edit]

  • John Bell's Stupid News
  • John Bell's Latest Game
  • Carolina's Rage Page
  • Loren's Bad Ass Chick of The Day
  • TJ's Sound (Still continues under Garrett)


  1. ^ "TJ Taormina Grabs Mornings in Boston". 
  2. ^ http://www.elvisduran.com/articles/edms-bios-individuals-132276/uncle-johnny-12720161/

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