KEYPORT, NJ --- Hilarious former WNEW (so-called) 'Shock Jocks' Opie & Anthony have talked for days about their XM Satellite Radio contract expiring on October 1st. And, while they said that a contract offer may be approved in days, sources are saying that Leonardo, NJ-born director Kevin Smith will be taking their place...
... beginning Monday.
On Friday, Opie (Gregg Hughes) intimated that they'd stick around without a piece of paper: "He implied that they're happy to keep working as long as Sirius/XM lets them," said Scott Greensteen, director of sh-tty programming for the satellite-radio monopoly.
But we know different.
"SModcast will be renamed XModcast, and will replace Opie and Anthony on 'The Virus', starting Monday," said a source that may or may not be Sirius/XM radio CEO Mel Karmazin. "As for Opie and Anthony, I've fired them twice before, so it's old hat for me."
(Karmizan is the former CEO of Infinity Broadcasting, which fired O&A in 2002 after their "Sex for Sam" bit on WNEW. Later, Opie and Anthony's XM show was simulcast on Infinity-station WXRK, who fired them in 2008, and replaced them with <snicker> Nick Cannon.)
"We know exactly what we are doing," regarding replacing O&A, said the source. "We replaced Howard Stern on K-Rock with David Lee Roth, and that worked out OK. Right?"