Last night’s Rusty Humphries show was beyond bizarre. Pretty much since Humphries left TRN after they announced they were suing Jerry Doyle, the show has been guest hosted by Charles Butler, a former host from WVON in Chicago. His radio persona is he is portraying a black TEA party supporter.
Instead of Humphries or Butler, we had Roy Masters, the de facto owner of TRN “filling in” for Rusty. He mentioned he is used to doing a show without doing any show preparation – in fact he never has prepared for any show he has done.
He then mentioned that Rusty would be returning shortly, as soon as he got over his “stress” [The stress of being threatened by lawsuits that both Savage and Ingraham both won at trial allowing them to leave]. Roy then offered the notion that Rusty would get over his “stress” faster if he would just let Roy counsel him (which probably means either hypnosis and/or mind control tapes)
Even the most inattentive program director should be catching on by now. Rusty has been over in Europe hanging out with his Hollywood friends. He has a career doing cartoon voices and song parodies. I’m sure he would like to be on the air, but I can’t imagine him returning to the air on TRN.