It was here that Rover created Rover’s Morning Glory – the name itself was thought of just days before the show's premiere and is a double entendre for morning wood.In March 2005, the show began to syndicate with rock station WAZU/Columbus. Spittle flies from his mouth, and veins bulge in his forehead. Wide-eyed, teeth flashing, Rover channels Hulk Hogan as he talks smack on his radio competition. He is, after all, the same guy who, on Father's Day last year, called dads and asked them to listen to recordings of female orgasms, then identify which ones belonged to their daughters. " Rover, the morning-show host for WXTM-FM 92.3 Xtreme Radio, is on all fours, his neck wrapped in a leather collar connected to a leash. He's so immersed in his role, acted out on a sidewalk outside the station's Huron Road studio, that he barely notices two burly construction workers gawking as they lumber past. " yells Duji, Rover's co-host, who is holding the leash like she's Lynndie England at Abu Ghraib. Rover strains at the end of the leash, the collar digging into his neck and leaving angry red welts on his skin, as Duji frantically tries to restrain the madman -- the same role she plays on the show. The unremarkable looks seem odd for a man so intent on attracting attention.I want to genuinely apologize to anyone who may have been offended by what I said. I hope that anyone who may have been hurt by my ignorance and stupidity…In addition, WMMS has pledged to run public service announcements about the dangers of parental rejection, and the importance of giving LGBT young people a safe learning environment.Rover's Morning Glory is under contract to air on WMMS through 2017.
Moments ago, he was an affable guy, quick to smile and a bit shy, showing little trace of his bawdy on-air persona. After kids were arrested for stun-gunning homeless people in August, Rover dispatched Duji to pay vagrants and a hot meal if they agreed to be shocked on air.
So when he gathers a horde of his faithful at the downtown YMCA for a dodgeball tournament, you expect to find him holding court before a rapt audience, or at least signing autographs.
Instead, he stands by himself off to the side, bouncing a ball, staring at the basketball hoop, looking less like a celebrity than the kid at the basketball court hoping to join a pickup game.
The show briefly moved to Chicago in 2006 to serve as a regional replacement for The Howard Stern Show, mostly in Midwestern markets, following Stern's move to Sirius Satellite Radio.
Since the move to WMMS in 2008, the show has been syndicated by i Heart Media.