Connecticut’s #1 Morning Show. Heard on 99.1 PLR. Hosts Chaz and AJ lead you through interviews, current events, and Dumb Ass News. Come here for a recap of the biggest stories of the day in Connecticut and pop culture.
AJ was definitely the most featured member of this week's Flubble Montage, but Chaz may have been the MVP of the week for messing up the station he works for and his own name. (0:00) WFSB's Scot Haney was on to talk about the remnants of Hurricane Ian coming towards Connecticut this weekend, and shared the details of his experience kissing a pig. (5:55) Boss Keith was in studio for a Top 5 list of things everyone in the office should learn, or want to learn. Also, NEVER stand next to him at the urinal. (20:30) Connoisseur Media CEO Jeff Warshaw is taking Chaz to his favorite burger place in Fairfield County today. (30:55) Dumb Ass News - Would you rather be attacked by monkeys, or impaled by a fence? Unfortunately for one woman, she had both happen. (39:04) Image Credit: Elen11 / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Aaron Judge hit home run #61 last night in Toronto. Chaz and AJ talked about the strange similarities between this season and Roger Maris' 1961 season, as well as the fan that nearly caught the ball in the left field stands. Image Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong was in studio to take calls from the Tribe about the frustrations with M&T Bank since their merger with People's United Bank. (0:00) Office Dawn was in studio to talk to dating coach Kimmie Seltzer about her new relationship. Dawn admitted that things have gone great, but she is still expecting to experience a problem because of how past relationships have ended. (19:04) Dumb Ass News - A clip has gone viral on social media, of an argument between a customer and a fast food drive thru manager. Can you guess which side AJ took? (30:41) The Tribe did their best to "Stump the Chumps" with 1990's themed pop culture trivia. (34:40)
Comedian Andrew Kennedy was in to share some embarrassing moments from his childhood. Why would he roll up his underwear, then serve his brother food as if he was the queen? The Tribe also called in to share their weirdo childhood behaviors.
A list on the internet started a back and forth between Chaz and AJ about the discontinued food items that should be brought back. Everyone agreed McDonald's should immediately go back to deep-frying their apple pies, then Amber called in with an item completely out of left field. (0:00) Dee Wallace played the mother in "E.T.," and stars in a new horror movie that is out now. Dee was on to talk about the new movie, and brought out a whole bunch of crazy. (23:50) Dumb Ass News - The story was supposed to be about a cannibal who admitted to eating a man named Kevin Bacon. Instead, it turned into an AJ rant about Phil's memory. (34:16)
Brandon Steiner, the sports memorabilia king, was on to talk about the value of Aaron Judge's home run baseballs. How much will number 61 go for? Number 62? Image Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Joe Meyers the movie guy was on to talk about the best movies of 1986. "Top Gun" was the top draw at the box office, but Joe had 9 other movies he thinks are still really good today. (0:00) Lorin Richardson of WFSB was in studio for the first time this morning, and shared a hilarious detail from her engagement that her husband would probably like to forget. (15:45)
Can AJ break a World Record? Probably not, since he doubted his own chances immediately. Chaz and AJ made the attempt anyway, over 77 marshmallows caught in his mouth in under a minute. (0:00) Comedian Dane Cook was on to talk about his new comedy special, taped from his own home. Dane also disagrees that his career has been met with a lot of hate. (7:12) AJ picked the category, so the Tribe tried their best to "Stump the Chumps," with their TV trivia. Turns out you don't have to try too hard to do that. (17:03) Image Credit: REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Glenn "The Flash" Wells of the Shepherd's Men was on to talk about this new world record set in Wyoming. A target was hit by a single rifle shot, from over 4 miles away. Is it real? Is it possible? Image Credit: Filipovic018 / iStock / Getty Images Plus
This week in Flubbles featured every member of the show, but was clearly dominated by AJ. (0:00) Attorney Matt Maddox called in to talk about the latest from Waterbury courts, where Alex Jones took the stand and fought with the judge and the prosecutor. (3:50) Dumb Ass News - Political ads are popping up all over the place, and there's a clear leader in the "worst commercial" category. Do not try to rap, unless you know how to rap. (17:41) Dawn from the office was in to take over for Boss Keith today. Her Top 5 was all about the dating mistakes men are (still) making on apps. (23:42) Jeff Warshaw, CEO of Connoisseur Media made a trip to Lake Zoar with Chaz yesterday to try a Zoar Burger. Did it live up to expectations? (35:02) Image Credit: grinvalds / iStock / Getty Images Plus
What kind of dirtbag steals a puppy? It happened in Wallingford, Andrew the store manager shared all that he knew about the theft, and how to get in touch if you have information about where to find Waldo the puppy. (0:00) As a continuation from yesterday, Chaz and AJ asked the Tribe to share the people they hate. More specifically, the things people do in public that they can't stand. (7:25) Dumb Ass News - This guy completely lost all composure on his conference call, when a squirrel made its way into his office. (20:21) Kim Knor is an 83-year-old skydiver, and talked about the parachute failure early in her career that would have made most people quit the sport. (26:27) CEO of Connoisseur Media, Jeff Warshaw is having the best burger of his life today. Chaz is extremely confident he'll be the winner in their "burger battle," and called up the Lake Zoar Drive In to make sure he ordered the right burger for Jeff. (36:11) Image Credit: Mauricio Graiki / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees has hit his 60th homerun. Why would the fan who caught the ball just hand it over without getting anything in return? (0:00) Russell J. Holmes of "Renovation Impossible" was on to share the blueprint for his show, and why his hair always looks "TV ready," even after some heavy duty home demo work. (14:48) Joe Meyers the movie guy was on to share the movies that are much better than you remember. Joe spent a lot of COVID re-watching movies, and was surprised by the movies that stuck out to him. (22:42) The Tribe called to share the people they secretly hate. Surprise, surprise - NO ONE is happy while driving, because everyone else is an idiot. (37:57) Image Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Ahead of this weekend's Sound On Sound Festival in Seaside Park, Live Nation's Jimmy Koplik, Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater CEO Howard Saffan, and Tom Russell of Governors Ball answered all your questions about what to expect this weekend.
The Queen tour is over. Queen Elizabeth is laid to rest. (0:00) 3 homicides and no convictions - author Daniel Simone talking about his new book. (12:23) Senator Richard Blumenthal discusses the problems with the People's United Bank takeover by M&T Bank. (21:03) From Disney to porn, Maitland Ward joins Chaz, AJ and Ashley talk to the former "Boy Meets World" actress. (33:23) Image Credit: REUTERS/John Sibley
Rob Ray and Dave Reilly's stories about weird things at work that they've done and seen. (0:00) Nicole's story about what her husband hid from her. (9:51) Stunt or Stupid - AJ has his mouth wrapped in cellophane and says song titles. Chaz, AJ, Dave Reilly and Rob try to guess what he's saying. (11:52) Cherry the Mistress. She makes thousands of dollars a month for being hairy. (17:47)
Chaz and AJ were asking the Tribe to share some of their biggest secrets and noticed Rob Ray might have been hiding something. They called him out on the air, and he admitted to a big time secret that immediately lost him the support of everyone in the Twitch chat room. Image Credit: Solovyova / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Comedian Jim Florentine was on to talk about his latest comedy album, the seventh edition of prank phone calls. This time, he focused exclusively on telemarketers that called him at home. (0:00) This week's Flubble Montage featured a lot of AJ, and a rare classic by Phil the producer. (15:39) Boss Keith's Top 5 was a list of "big" news stories that he didn't think deserved the attention they got. (20:28) Dumb Ass News - People in the UK have been waiting hours, walking miles, to look at the Queen's casket. Chaz and AJ think this is very stupid. (31:02)
Live Nation's Jimmy Koplik had plenty to talk about this morning, thanks to some incredible shows at the Harford HealthCare Amphitheater recently. Sting, The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald, and Willie Nelson; plus Ringo Starr is coming next week. (0:00) AJ agreed to wear Phil's underwear for the entire show today. Lumber Joe put up $500 to make it happen, and AJ seemed to regret his decision immediately. (7:57) Nick the Science Guy did his best to calm everyone down about robot AI technology, which he says "breaks down all the time." Ameca, the robot, has made some headlines recently for very life-like human facial expressions and free-thinking. (27:49) The Tribe shared stories of the adult things they did as kids, some of which were quick lessons on what not to do again. (42:14)
The Connecticut DOT is hiring, looking to fill some 700 positions according to their commissioner, Joe Giulietti. Commissioner Joe was on to explain why so many positions are open, and what kind of candidates they are looking for. (0:00) Dumb Ass News - A nursing home was forced to apologize after hiring a stripper for their residents. Chaz and AJ did not seem to think the folks running the nursing home are the dumbasses. (14:40) Joe Meyers was on talk about the latest season of Cobra Kai being released on NetFlix, and Chaz tried to convince Joe of the cinematic genius behind the Jackass crew. (23:33) Anthony Caucci grew up with the mob. He was on to share some stories from his childhood in South Florida, including witnessing his first gangster beatdown at age 5. (30:23) Image Credit: Kristina Kokhanova / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Ed Larson from Roseland Apizza spoke about the pizzeria making the Food & Wine Magazine's list of 3 most classic restaurants in the state. Ed explained the beginnings of the business as a bakery, and why they've largely kept the same dining room design since they opened. (0:00) Dr. Leo is a chemistry professor at the University of Richmond, who has gone viral and achieved some campus fame for being repeatedly attacked by an owl. (9:27) Jimmy Rap spent the weekend at the Skydive for Veterans event, where he met Kim. Kim is one of the "Joes," which stands for jumpers over eighty. That's only the latest chapter of her incredible story, a lifetime of parachuting in competitions and involvement in "an international incident." (18:32) Chaz and AJ asked the Tribe to share their sex fails, after reading a story Kelly Ripa shared about passing out during the act once. (25:38) Image Credit: AGD Beukhof / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Dave Russell was off-duty on September 11, 2001. His wife was the first to tell him he was going to work, and once glance at the TV confirmed that. Dave's story of rescue and recovery from that day include commandeering a city bus for NYFD duty. (0:00) McKenzie Towns with Poo Prints was on the phone with Chaz and AJ to explain how they've built a successful business around dog poop. (17:07) Roger Susanin from WFSB was in studio this morning, and shared his proposal story with Chaz and AJ. A big name in the music world help Roger propose to another CT news reporter, Stephanie Simoni. (29:14) Photo Credit: Getty Images/Wavetop/iStock/Getty Images Plus
Chaz and AJ are both back in the studio after a week off, and their vacations could not have been more different. AJ went to surgery right after the show on Friday, for his fifth hernia operation. Chaz went to Punta Cana with 90 Tribe members, and drank coconuts in the water.
The Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth has wrapped up, with a slight change to the leaderboard. Chaz and AJ spoke with Jill, who runs all the behind-the-scenes details of the tournament to congratulate the official winners. Colton wound up in second place, but was easily the youngest of the Top 3 at just 9-years-old. His grandfather, Chris, called in to congratulate him, and admit that he reeled in his prize winning fish all by himself.
It's a long holiday weekend, and the Connecticut State Police will be out there to keep the roads safe. Sgt. Jeltema called in to talk about the DUI check points. (0:00) A man in Ohio woke up recently from a coma, after being stung by bees an estimated 20,000 times. Chaz and AJ spoke with Dr. Gale Ridge about the details, she was a little skeptical of the story, and took calls from the Tribe about their worst bee stings and encounters. (9:54) Boss Keith is already mad the summer is over. His Top 5 was a rage-fueled manic episode about vape pens, Harry Styles and pumpkin decorations. (29:15) AJ made up a few words this week, and they were highlighted in the weekly Flubble Montage. (40:03) Image Credit: welcomia / iStock / Getty Images Plus
The big story this morning was out of Greenwich, Chaz and AJ talked about a viral video on social media which seems to show a Greenwich school administrator clearly admitting to discrimination during the hiring process. Fred Camillo, the First Selectman of Greenwich was on to address the story and how the town has responded. (0:00) More back to school talk, including a school bus driver shortage in Durham, and then an on-air debate about the salary teachers make in Connecticut. (6:25) Live Nation's Jimmy Koplik was on to take questions from the Tribe, including the Sound on Sound Music Festival. Jimmy also admitted that a caller's uncle was "poached" from another venue to work with Jimmy and Shelley Finkel. (17:53) Joe Meyers addressed the internet's realization about Leo DICaprio, who apparently refuses to date anyone over the age of 25. (26:13) Dumb Ass News - What happens when you try to steal a cub from a lion's den? You can probably guess, and we should all already know. (39:34) Image Credit: photovs / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Time to go back to school, where the school lunches are noticeably better than everyone remembers. Erica Biagetti was on to talk about the menu process, and which items have been kept from when Chaz and AJ were in school. (0:00) More back to school calls, from local custodians in Milford, and AJ attempts to do math live on the air and gets lost immediately. (15:07) John the tech teacher was on to talk about some of the cool things they do in class now. John remembers a class of students making a prosthetic hand with a 3D printer for another student halfway around the world. (30:56) Since the trip to Punta Cana is right in front of them, Chaz and AJ asked the Tribe to call in their crazy vacation stories. (39:55) Image Credit: Jupiterimages / liquidlibrary / Getty Images Plus
Author Daniel Simone was on to break down the Lufthansa heist. Famously depicted in the movie, "Goodfellas," there were more than a few similarities between the movie's version of event, and what actually happened. Image Credit pjlanders/Image Courtesy Of Daniel Simone
Dr. Patty Ann was on to explain why it so much harder for students to go back to school this year. (0:00) Dumb Ass News - Cuckoo parent week continues with the father that set a world record, floating over 40 miles in his own pumpkin. (15:39) Nick the Science Guy was bummed out the moon rocket launch was scrubbed, and rescheduled. Why is it so important to go back to the moon? (24:25) Dumb Ass News - Police officers already have a lot to worry about, and apparently cops in Alabama now have to add goats eating their paperwork to the list. (39:55) Image Credit: REUTERS/Joe Skipper
Jackson Olson played D1 baseball in Connecticut, and now he's a professional TikToker for Major League Baseball. Chaz and AJ spoke to him about the strange path he's made for himself on baseball TikTok, until signing with the Savannah Bananas for this coming season. (0:00) Dr. Mike is a Connecticut rescue diver, and works with a team of volunteers to assist with local incidents from time-to-time. He was on to share some stories, including a noteworthy case of finding someone alive, after they had been reported dead. (14:27) AJ's "Stunt or Stupid" had him chugging a bottle of Sprite, and trying not to burp. Seems to be impossible. (23:08) A flight attendant went viral on social media for sharing tips on joining the mile high club. Tribe member James called in to talk about his experience as a member, and the difficulties he faced being over six feet tall. (28:50) Dumb Ass News - A crazy mom pepper-sprayed numerous people on a bus full of elementary-aged children. (37:45)
Attorney Norm Pattis was on talk about a strange death discovery in Derby, that is related to the tangled web of Jeffrey Epstein. Chaz and AJ asked him about the conspiracy theories, and a recent detail in the Whitey Bulger murder adding a twist to that story.
Jerry Finch from Middlefield was on to talk about his neighbor's yard, which he considers a blight on the community for collecting over 4,000 tires. Jerry was very outspoken about the local government officials doing nothing to correct the issue, and mixed it up with some other callers from the area. (0:00) Comedian Dom Fig was in studio as the Tribe called in their stories of accidental nudity or public exposure. If there's a lesson to learn here, it is to just wait for a bathroom if you have to pee. (15:20) Scot Haney explains the unique part of his relationship with his ex, where he's comfortable vacationing together with no romantic involvement. No one else seemed to be able to understand how it would work. (22:12) Boss Keith's Top 5 was not a list of nonsense this week, instead he had some scenarios for Chaz and AJ to weigh in on how they'd handle them. (29:49) The Flubble Montage was a little different this week, Chaz and AJ enjoyed pausing it from time to time to revisit and replay some of their favorite parts. (38:55)
Both Tom Johnston and Michael McDonald were on to talk about the Doobie Brothers' 50th anniversary. The whole band is performing on September 11 at the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport. Tom talks about his hiatus from the band in the '70s and the events that lead to Michael joining. Plus, a great story from Michael about writing the beginnings of a hit song on an envelope, and then finding that envelope years later in a strange place. Image Credit: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
A Connecticut resident is in hot water with his neighbors, for stacking lots and lots of tires in his yard. News 8 covered the story, Chaz and AJ played the audio and tried to figure out why someone would hold on to so many car tires. (0:00) Live Nation's Jimmy Koplik addressed the many failures of Woodstock '99 (which he was not a part of) that led to one of the most destructive events in concert history. (12:53) Dumb Ass News - Chaz and AJ welcomed a guest, Lisa Wexler in studio to talk about a man that was attempting to sell human remains through Facebook. (30:03) Tribe member Chuck called in to share an amazing story about monkeys. Whatever you do, do not pick a fight with a large group of monkeys in a foreign country. (35:59) Image Credit: zozzzzo / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Ryan King was on with Chaz and AJ to talk about the Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth, happening all over Long Island Sound this weekend. Ryan's shop opened in April of 2020, survived the pandemic, and now offers free fishing advice to anyone who asks. He and AJ both agreed on the best way to cook any bluefish you catch.
Chaz was hit very hard by rain and thunderstorms yesterday, but was shocked to find out that not everyone had the same experience. They played the audio from a viral video of a waterspout forming over Long Island Sound, and then tracked down Alastair Cairns, who shot the video, to ask him about the incident. Image Credit: Cineberg / iStock / Getty Images Plus
AJ attempted to re-create the viral "hot dog straw," as displayed by a Yankees fan in the stands. Chaz completely lost his patience when AJ clearly hadn't seen the original video and was attempting to hollow out his hot dog incorrectly. (0:00) Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti was immediately interested in trying the "hot dog straw." He also jumped at the chance for a celebrity boxing match in the future, to help raise donations for the Toy Drive. (16:13) What are the sweatiest movies, ever? Chaz and AJ asked Joe Meyers to share his top 5, and spent a lot of time talking about one specific scene from "Cool Hand Luke." (28:20)
Chaz and AJ saw a trend on TikTok, where professionals shared their top things NOT to do, based on experience. They heard from a bartender, a real estate agent, and took live calls from Roger Susanin about TV reporters, Norm Pattis about the court system, and Dr. McHugh the podiatrist about feet.
AJ spilled a whole bowl of hot soup from the microwave on himself, while eating dinner at his computer recently. (0:00) Dumb Ass News - Why would just stop cutting your fingernails? A woman has set the world record for having fingernails that measure over 42 feet long. (4:19) Dating expert Kimmie Seltzer was on to help Tribe member Emma in Wallingford make her first-ever online dating profile. (8:36)
James Flora from Miller Place Bait and Tackle was on to talk about this weekend's Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth. James agrees the best bait for big bluefish is bunker, and gave a single word of advice for catching the tourney winner: "patience."
Today, AJ had the good fortune to try pigs' feet for the first time, live on the air. Well, maybe he wasn't so lucky, but we enjoyed listening to it! Chef Brian Averna was in studio with his own gourmet tray of pigs' feet, and then AJ got to try the pickled version out of a jar. Image Credit: Candy_Vandy / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Chaz and AJ were honored to be asked to introduce Scott Stapp over the weekend on stage at the Milford Oyster Festival. They received a big cheer while talking to the crowd, only to realize later than Jennifer had walked in front of a fan blowing on the stage while wearing a dress. (0:00) Dumb Ass News - A couple tried to deny it, but their excuse was completely ridiculous so they had no choice to admit to having sex while on a Ferris wheel. (8:32) Some of organized crime's most notorious artifacts are up for auction, so Chaz and AJ called Trent to get the details on some of the most interesting items. (12:45)