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October 19, 2006


Mike D.


I'll never forget that warm weekday afternoon in the summer of '03 when I heard Lassiter over the airwaves for the first time.

Thank you so much for making that moment possible...


I actually discovered Bob's work through this site and have been a fan ever since. The voice, the "take no shit" attitude, taking dumbasses to task.... All great fun, particularly for a fellow misanthrope like myself. He will be missed, but I'm sure the mp3 archives over at airchecks will continue to grow and provide us with more Lassiter amusements.

So in closing, Bob: fuck'em if they can't take a joke!


As always, Prof, another remarkable blog post. I'll take some time over the weekend to check out Lassiter's stuff. Thanks for taking the time and effort to address us as adults, it's well appreciated and not wasted, I can assure you.


A great tribute, Professor. And thanks again for turning me onto Bob. He was truly one of a kind, and I'm grateful to you and others for the airchecks.

Michael J. West

Well, it finally happened. I read this and I wept.

Thanks for the link, Professor.

Jonathan Steinke

Yes, thanks very much for the link.

Clear Channel may have pulled the plug on what talk radio used to mean to ordinary people but it will NEVER pull the plug on The Mad Dog.


You remember that Harlan Ellison book, Memos From Purgatory? Somehow, your memoirs of Bob Lassiter reminded me of that title. Goddam good job.


A late introduction to Bob Lassiter, but your touching homage got me to listen to the archives... Brilliant radio. What a loss.


As someone who was a listener from the beginning, thank you for being one of the army of people who are giving this genius his due.

A bit of trivia: Did you know that Lassiter faked his resume to get hired by WPLP? I know because he made it a topic on one of his earliest shows.

He admitted on the air that he had pretended to be a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, copying the C.V. of a friend of his. Don't remember why he 'fessed up. Nothing happened to him as a result of his admission. Guess when you pay what PLP was for a gig at that time, according to Wikipedia, you can't be choosy.

I always think about that when I hear of someone being fired for fudging a resume. If the management of WPLP had been that strict, we might never have heard of the Magnificent Lassiter.


I feel sad today.... I only found out a few days ago that Bob Died..... I'd listen most days at work and on my long ride home from work. Many of evenings I sat in my garage in my car just to hear the show out..

He would often play some old recordings at the end of his show.. I always meant call and ask but one day the show was over.... If anyone knows what these where please email me at [email protected]...


BOB, you fucking Rocked

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