I’m talking about Johnny Dare. Yes, on November 21st, a few days ago, our own Johnny Dare landed a very nice story in USA Today: RADIO HOST USES SHOW TO HELP LISTENERS AT THE HOLIDAYS.
Hope for the Holidays has a 15-year history of generating tears and acts of kindness on behalf of Kansas City people who are in need. Dare has listeners submit requests for assistance, which are then vetted by his team.
He reads the selected requests on the air, then waits for the calls to come in reports USA Today. The program runs up until Christmas and Johnny has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, gifts and good will with this outstanding program. As most Kansas Citians know, Johnny also does BIKERS FOR BABIES. Both charities are powerful helpers for so many that are in need.
"It’s not a hand out, its a help up," says Dare.
He knows what its like to be in need. As a kid he had many days and nights where money was tight in his family, and he’s not forgotten where he came from. Dare just signed a new five-year contract with Entercom for 98,9 THE ROCK. And there’s no argument that he’s the station’s anchor for the entire market in KC.
He’s Entercom’s biggest star.
In another important move, Dare has replaced Coogan with Jennifer Johnson or DOUBLE J, as he calls her.
"It’s not permanent yet, but if she continues to do well, it will be at some point," Dare says.
So far so good, Jennifer seems to be a very nice fit for the show. Plus she’s nice to me, so that’s always a good thing. DOUBLE J has a background with Entercom, having worked on the Boulevard station years back.
Remember that one?
Dare is always on the lookout for where his brand is being mentioned and has recently noticed several talk shows and programs where he and his show were talked about. In the last few weeks stories on Dare and Craig tales have been played from the JIM JEFFRIES Show, "Talkin Shit"
"I think Craig is the middle boy, he used to rob drug dealers, went to prison, and well, he’s not even the bad one," Jeffries said.
"Yeah, we’ll be on the best show in radio, Johnny Dare but Christ, I’ll have to go on with Craig," April Macie said on her podcast. "Then he will perv on me all week."
Today Dare played clips of Dave Attell (Insomniac) and Joe Rogan (Fear Factor) both doing bad impressions of yours truly and saying, "Glazer makes you do like three days of radio, the cool show is that biker DJ, Johnny Blaze"
They both had fun at our expense, but meant well. These shows are out of LA. Hey, it’s nice to be thought of.
Johnny Dare may be the best known and most respected morning show man on a single, big channel anywhere in the country. While he’s not syndicated, he sure gets around. Oh and his TV show, FULL THROTTLE begins season three this winter. Dare does the voice overs for 8 shows each season.
So Johnny is truly a man for all seasons.