Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again of Radio's Most Notorious Shock Jock

Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again of Radio's Most Notorious Shock Jock


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ISBN-13: 9781642930917
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 31,147
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

As a talk radio host for over twenty years, Anthony Cumia built a legendary career on being outspoken and outrageous. As the co-founder and co-host of “The Opie and Anthony Show,” Cumia’s style of humor and talk was syndicated nationally and internationally on terrestrial and satellite radio. Today, he continues to spark thoughtful, provocative, and important conversations as the uncensored co-host of “The Anthony Cumia Show,” an online broadcast delivered in video and audio formats to its following of subscribers.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Prologue 12

Chapter 1 Back in the Day 15

Chapter 2 Boomer 21

Chapter 3 This Is Gonna Hurt 24

Chapter 4 California 31

Chapter 5 Back for Bad 45

Chapter 6 My Shot 52

Chapter 7 The Boston Party 62

Chapter 8 The Mayor Is Dead 74

Chapter 9 Back with a Vengeance 81

Chapter 10 Nothing Lasts Forever 95

Chapter 11 The Voyeur Bus 103

Chapter 12 Syndicated and Vindicated 107

Chapter 13 St. Patrick's Cathedral 114

Chapter 14 Limbo 119

Chapter 15 XM-A Second Chance 123

Chapter 16 Late-Night Dreams 137

Chapter 17 Bye-Bye, Melinda 143

Chapter 18 The Howard Handshake 147

Chapter 19 Sirius Days 149

Chapter 20 In the Closet 153

Chapter 21 Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? 161

Chapter 22 Ding Ding: In This Corner 165

Chapter 23 The Tweet Heard Round the World 174

Chapter 24 The Birth of Compound Media 179

Chapter 25 My Second-Worst Mistake 193

Chapter 26 Rehab 200

Chapter 27 Look at My Weiner 204

Chapter 28 To Be or Not to Be-Artie 208

Chapter 29 Just Let Me Talk 215

Epilogue 221

Acknowledgments 223

Co-Author Bios 224

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Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again of Radio's Most Notorious Shock Jock 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Anonymous 11 months ago
I have been listening to O&A almost from the first time they hit NYC. I was a big Stern fan and so they filled the void in the afternoon. The stories told here were ones I have heard throughout the years. I enjoyed reliving them. I jumped on board with Anthony the first month he broadcast. We are contemporaries as far as age goes and still enjoy most of what tumbles out of his mouth. So this book will give the newbies a history and the old timers (like me) a fantastic, nostalgic journey. Thanks for the memories....
TheDarkLord 11 months ago
Anthony Cumia is not only a brilliant radio personality, but also one of the most original comedians on the planet. You know you are doing something right, when the American Left hates everything about you. Anthony is the real deal. Courageous and honest. This book lays it all out...raw and real. An unusual thing in this era of triggered fraudulent Social Justice Warriors.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it though a lot of it will already be known to O&A fans, though the fans will probably still love reading about it. The other reviews for this book are foolish and clearly were written by people who did not read the book. There is nothing about racism in the book at all other than Anthony saying he is not racist and his talk about it is nothing more than him playing a character on the show. It's a story about Anthony's life growing up in New York and California, breaking into radio with Opie, getting famous, then getting fired, and then building his own brand online called Compound Media.
NotFakeNews More than 1 year ago
I'm about 1/2 way through and must say that its an excellent read! I was a big fan of O&A and really looked forward to getting my hands on this book. For any fan of the show, Anthony Cumia, or someone just looking for an entertaining and inspirational read, this book is for you! As far as these bad reviews posted on here lets be real: these lame's didn't even read the book. That much is obvious. They're just SJW's with 2" biceps who want to justify their miserable existence. The walls in there moms basement are closing in on them and they feel the need to lash out. Lol...just some lames who haven't accomplished anything in life. YouTube the recent Rogan podcast with guest, Anthony Cumia, and you'll see what a great person he is. Enjoy my friends, power to free speech, and right on .....right on ....right on!
Susan Lightning More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your money. It's a bunch of stories you've already heard on the radio, plus stories of Anthony's sexual conquests (but he omits the juiciest one)