The Akron Beacon Journal from Akron, Ohio on May 21, 1972 · Page 237
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The Akron Beacon Journal from Akron, Ohio · Page 237

Akron, Ohio
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Sunday, May 21, 1972
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26 Akron Beacon Journal Behind The Scenes The Mouth Still Roars " You remember Don Imus as in Imus In the . Morning? Of course you do. Some of the sound waves are still rattling around over Lake Erie. Imus left Cleveland's WGAR Radio (and a $50,000 salary) last December for New. York's WNBC-AM (and a $100,-000 stipend). And when he departed, one of the Cleveland newspapers (a relatively staid one I l U L DON IMUS ... not impressed which never was able to dig Imus' weirdo sense of humor) jeeringly headlined the exit "Garbage Mouth Goes To Gotham." . AND HOW goes Goth-ham for Imus? Put it this way: Don't let anybody tell you the New York sophisticates have a perspective not shared by the Cleveland provincials! For Imus In the Morning, hustling the ratings ! numbers for WNBC's top-40-and-talk format, is provoking the same -j If reaction. There's laughter.. .and there's outrage. There are also things like a long profile on Imus, carried in New York magazine (the article noted, "There are those who would . claim Imus occasionally lapses into good taste..."), and things like Imus' new RCA album. THE LATTER is titled I LM GB2B Sunday, May 21, 1972 "Imus In the Morning 1,200 Hamburgers To Go," and refers to one of Don's Cleveland stunts; N he phoned a McDonald's hamburger stand, identified himself as a National Guard official,- and ordered lunch for the troops. The album, which was in the works before Imus arrived on the New York scenes, contains the gallery of characters Imus conceived. There's the Right Rev. Billy Sol Hargis, operator of America's "only truly religious amusement park" (and the Promised Land Development Company); there's the LBJ sound-alike, Judge Hangin' ("police brutality is the fun part of law enforcement") ; there's Hy From Hollywood ("Bette Davis had all her teeth pulled hop-" ing to land the lead in the Moms Mabley story") t there's Crazy Bob, who tells all of the children's fairy tale classics including the one about the princess who kissed the frog and got warts on her lips. . IT'S THE material (Imus-written) which engaged or enraged Cleveland, and the sort of thing which is making him a curiosity to New Yorkers. Imus says he's not impressed with New York and the radio scene there. "I'll tell you the truth, I look at it like eight Clevelands. I mean you have 300 up-tight advertising agencies and a htw4; Cessna ftgW-1 ' ' pllDIfEf(TEI j) - .rsaiui. h'srr- Yes, you fly! Do-it-yourself, flying is 11 Hit I ...) .1 in. 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