This Week in Milford

March 1, 2019

Bad Moon Rising


When I was in college I was talking to one of my dormmates about Harry Caray and Steve Stone of the Cubs broadcasts. He said he was watching a game where Harry made some off-hand remark during what Stone thought was a commercial break and Stone said -” Harry, you’re full of shit.”  not knowing they were still on the air.  My friend embellished it by paraphrasing Stone immediately saying – “..   Oops we’re on the air!! ”

I guess dopey Robby Howry is too dense to figure out that in a freakin’ radio studio he MAY be on the air with his remarks. Hey, I’m sure all of them are true and needed to be said one of these days but leave it to ol’ Marty to put Howry down a peg, and re-establish himself as the WDIG front-runner for top radio DJ. I have no idea what the bonus is, and will leave it to the commentors to figure that out.

metapost: teenchy here, dropping the March 1 panel on top of Rob’s March 2. Consider this a twofer. Never let it be said that Marty Moon can’t learn: having had his Lonesome Rhodes moment at the hands of the Milford Pirate Network, he hands B/Robby one of his own.



  1. Loving that evil smile on Marty’s face in p3. Nice to see that smug look wiped off Bobby/Robby face. Time to find a new tank town?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — March 1, 2019 @ 11:47 pm

  2. Oops, sorry about the double post.

    Deleted! – TimP

    Comment by Bobby Joe — March 1, 2019 @ 11:49 pm

  3. OK, so much for Bobby Hoohah, though I’m disappointed Marty did not make it look like an accident. In any case Bobby can now return to assembling model airplanes and jerking off.

    Any chance we can return to basketball and Mike Filion’s depression?

    Comment by vaganova — March 2, 2019 @ 6:55 am

  4. Robmize, I can understand and I think the moral coming this contribution from Aesop’s Fables is if you’re gonna say Don’t Go Back To Rockville, make sure you’re off the record. Cuz if Rockville responds like it’s doing now, you better know how to field all of the questions or be adept at locating an acceptable escape route.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — March 2, 2019 @ 7:48 am

  5. Robby’s career fell pretty quick. How did Jay Mariotti last so long?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 2, 2019 @ 10:59 am

  6. this gag’s so old it’s got whiskers . . . all the kids in Springfield are little SOBs

    Comment by Roscoe P. Soultrain — March 2, 2019 @ 11:15 am

  7. The alert reader will note that Marty did not lead Bobby Hoohah to make an ass of himself. It’s simply a case of “giving him enough rope.” One can make a case that Marty should have tipped him when he saw where this was headed, but I’m not going to. In any case, we have one of those hit strips on our hands. Not in it with Kaz decking the heckler at the Gail Martin concert, and definitely not in it with Herk the Mauler destroying the two punks at the sub shop, but still pretty good. Looking forward to Mr Great Radio’s reaction.

    Comment by vaganova — March 2, 2019 @ 11:56 am

  8. I have never been in a radio station, but I expect that any station that wants to keep its license is going to spend some time with any inexperienced visitor to drill into them that anything you say in the studio may well go on the air and be heard by your worst enemy. What makes it worse is: his billboards expressed concern for the students in the community, and these remarks make him look like an even bigger hypocrite.

    Comment by Philip — March 2, 2019 @ 12:40 pm

  9. When the douchey station manager comes in to bitch Marty out, Marty should ask him to go get some water for the two of them😂

    Comment by franku2016 — March 2, 2019 @ 2:59 pm

  10. RobbyBobby fell for the oldest trick in the book. I… actually kinda enjoyed seeing it.

    Vaganova makes a good point, Marty only gave RobbyBobby enough rope to hang himself here. Even in the absence of a hot microphone, how did RobbyBobby think tearing down Milford and its radio market would go over with Marty, who he knows is a Milford and Milford radio lifer?

    Comment by billytheskink — March 2, 2019 @ 4:02 pm

  11. Philip makes a good point (and radio stations, at least the reputable ones, do have the protocols he refers to) but Bobby Hoohah has presented himself as a member of the tribe. A young one, but an MOT nonetheless. My limited time in radio tells me that anyone in the room can– and absolutely should– be aware of what’s going out into the aether and what isn’t. Marty may have pantsed him, but he should have seen it coming.

    But to return to my original point, can we please return to basketball and Gil’s efforts to help Mike Filion? At least to me, those subjects are far more engaging than Bobby Hoohah’s grandiosity. He went over the side four years ago and Whigrub erred in thinking he was still of interest.

    Comment by vaganova — March 2, 2019 @ 4:05 pm

  12. Thanks for the plug, billy. That’s another radio principle– acknowledge your colleagues.

    Comment by vaganova — March 2, 2019 @ 4:07 pm

  13. As long as I’m momentarily hogging center stage here, I might as well repeat my basic objection to this plot. We know Bobby Hoohah has ADHD and has been medicated for it. But this is unrelated to the fact he’s an asshole. ADHD is a learning disability (“attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder”) and is unrelated to his personality disorder, grandiosity.

    Comment by vaganova — March 2, 2019 @ 4:17 pm

  14. Looks like Evil Billboard Boy will be needing a lot of aloe.
    Most important part of burning bridges: don’t get the gasoline on yourself.

    Comment by Prof. Anthrax — March 2, 2019 @ 10:29 pm

  15. As others have said, yes, there’s a golden rule of radio that you always consider microphones to be live.

    On the other hand, most radio studios have big unmistakeable lighted “ON AIR” signs. Maybe Marty taped a piece of cardboard over the one in his guest studio.

    Comment by jvwalt — March 3, 2019 @ 9:46 am

  16. I am having trouble suspending my disbelief long enough to imagine that there are eight or more people listening to Marty and the R Bomb much less calling in all at once in, presumed, outrage.

    Comment by timbuys — March 3, 2019 @ 11:46 am

  17. One of the listeners lighting up the phone line is without a doubt the same guy who called Dr Pearl’s office to voice his concerns about Gil

    Comment by franku2016 — March 3, 2019 @ 12:25 pm

  18. […] who does Ballard turn to next? Marty Moon? He has been known to let Milfordians (Milfordites?) go on the air and put their feet in their mouths. Seeing as […]

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