Waking up to do a morning show is real hard. You are up at 3am when the whole world is sleeping. You get off the air at ten and you want a cheeseburger. You whole rhythm is thrown off and you never know when you are coming or going.
Sometimes, at 10:30pm at night, you are so disoriented that you knock random people out at gas stations.
This is, allegedly, what happened in Newington a few weeks back and now 1059 the River morning show host Joe Aguiar has been charged with third degree assault, reckless endangerment and second degree breach of peace. According to the police report, he pulled a guy out of a car, knocked him unconscious and took off.
If I’m Joe I take a page from the trials against Judas Priest in the 80s. “THE MUSIC MADE ME DO IT”.
1059 the River which calls itself a “variety” station plays a lot of songs that could lead you to punch out strangers. If you are Joe and hear these tunes every morning perhaps they get in your head. Maybe “the songs” start speaking to you!
I present to the court:
Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot
REO Speedwagon – Cant Fight this Feeling
John Cougar – Hurts So Good
Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone