When last we heard from Dan Sileo, he was conducting a radio experiment: being the first radio host to use deer antler spray.
Now, he’s no longer at that radio station – and it sounds like other personnel there are relieved they no longer have to put up with his bull.
For the second time in a year, Sileo has found himself out of a job at a radio station in a major market in Florida.
The former University of Miami football player couldn’t even last a full year at Miami’s leading sports radio station, WQAM/560, which suspended him earlier this year for using social networking to bully Fox Sports’ recent acquisition, Erin Andrews.
The station hired him less than a month after he was ousted by Tampa’s WDAE/620 after referring to potential Buccaneers players as “monkeys” – right on the Bucs’ flagship radio station, no less.
So immediately, I wonder what Sileo said on the air on what would be his final show on WQAM on Friday. And here are some bullet points:
Sileo is not a big fan of the Heat’s rendition of the “Harlem Shake,” which was first uploaded the day before (he jokingly refers to the dance as the “shuffle” and even the “polka”).
He said that other franchises that won titles like the New England Patriots never did any videos (“I don’t care about crap like that”).
And he apparently called out WQAM morning host Joe Rose for what he called sweating local meteorologist Vivian Gonzalez, who does a weekly segment on Rose’s show (Sileo would refer to Rose as “Brent Musburger” on his show later that day).
So I went and heard Friday’s edition of Rose’s show, and it sounds like he’s fed up with having another host on his own station being negative about the Heat. Later on his show, Sileo countered: “Joe was high this morning when he said that I thought that team sucked, I never said that; I said they were bored.”
Rather than have you sit through six hours of podcastage (or half of that, provided WQAM hasn’t yanked Sileo’s show audio from their podcast page, like they did their website), I’ve taken bits and pieces from both shows and compiled them into a 15-minute montage:
(By the way, the first thing Sileo did on his Friday show was use some deer antler spray – so I guess it was a regular occurrence since his first foray into the stuff four weeks ago.)
Meanwhile, I attempted to contact WQAM program director Jorge Sedano during his afternoon show, but because he was broadcasting from the facilities of Fox Sports Radio in Los Angeles, he could not be reached for comment. I specifically wanted to ask him if there was any content from Sileo’s show on Friday that was questionable enough to warrant his dismissal – like his previous termination in Tampa.
It should be noted that Sileo was originally hired to do afternoon drive on WQAM; last fall, he was shifted to middays – that was right around the time the station’s current afternoon driver, Sedano, assumed PD stripes.
Oh, and the guy Sileo replaced at WQAM? Sid Rosenberg – who, since then, has been on the air at another sports radio station in Miami, WMEN. Could that be Sileo’s next destination in Florida? Or could he be thinking national? We’ll find out soon if any radio station or network is going to hire, as his Twitter bio now reads, “America’s most controversial sports talk radio host.”
America, huh? Hope he’s brought enough deer antler spray.