Classic Rock DJ Explodes on Air
It was a wild scene in the Sanborn, NY based studios of WADS FM late Saturday night. Long time radio personality “Mad Dog” “Killer” Mike met a tragic fate after literally exploding on air. Firefighters that arrived on the scene soon after the unfortunate incident were flabbergasted at what they saw.
“I ran in there real quick. There was nothing I could do. A real rock and roll fireball, that guy. I’ve heard people say that it’s better to burn out than fade away. Well Mike took that advice and blew it up. He just wasn’t even there anymore,” said station producer Kip Shlumpoff.
Investigators are looking into what caused the explosion. A Fellow WADS DJ, fifty-six year old “Bangin” Megan Reagan provided some insight.
“He just seemed like he was done. He didn’t want to be a classic rock DJ anymore. He had been doing a lot of yelling and screaming about the songs he was playing, the same exact format day in and day out. He’d been doing this for twenty-two years now. I did hear him say that if he ever had to play ‘Pinball Wizard’ again that he hoped his ‘head exploded and millions of tiny brain particles rained down on everyone in this fucking studio and this God damn shitty sound board.'”
Coincidence? “Pinball Wizard” by The Who was the last song “Mad Dog” “Killer” Mike would ever attempt to play.
“You could just hear it in his voice. He really fucking hated pinball. When he introed that song, he was almost screaming. He sounded like he might explode. The fact that he actually did is just unbelievable but I saw it coming,” said a man who later admitted that he wasn’t even listening to the station at the time of the incident.
Meanwhile, classic rock fans in the Western New York community are reeling.
“Dude, ‘Mad Dog’ ‘Killer’ was the only decent radio DJ in the world. He wasn’t a huge douchebag like every other classic rock DJ you’re forced to sit through, bragging about hot babes and their Ace Frehley signed dick holder,” said a twenty-three year old who tried to hide his Styx t-shirt behind a flannel but failed.
In the wake of this tragedy, DJ rights group activists are pushing for reform. Hoping to avoid another on-air incident, the groups are calling for the banning of several songs from mainstream radio including Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” A spokesperson for the rights group indicated to me that the Journey hit is believed to be the song most likely to cause future explosions in and around the head area. The groups are also pushing a law that would require all DJs to wear a helmet while broadcasting in order to prevent possible future head explosions.
A “heavy metal screamatorium” memorial service will be held on Wednesday night at the bowling alley next to the station’s studios. Live music will be provided by Fire and Falcons, a “thunderforce of painful rock and roll ear sex.” Even fans of The Who are welcome to attend.