Who I am and why I'm here.
I first started listening to Loveline in late 1995 on KUKQ AM1060 as a young pizza delivery guy working nights in Mesa, AZ. I was flipping through the AM channels, for some reason that can only be fate, and I heard a voice say "You're a lesbian and you want to tell your parents?" "...Why?". I was immediately interested. There were 3 hosts then, Adam, Drew, and Ricky. I listened every night. I told the other drivers about it and soon it was on everyone's car stereo and on the shop stereo every Sunday through Thursday nights. Ricky was dropped. The show itself took off with Adam as the new co-host and moved to the biggest FM station in AZ 98KUPD.
One of the other drivers there, Tim, started taping the shows around 1997. He let me listen to the tapes after I started working during the day in 2002. Though he rarely marked tapes and often had multiple shows sharing multiple tapes I listened to and marked all the tapes then transferred the shows to my own tapes and put them all together on their own tapes and put them in order so I could listen to them at work in order. The shows always fit perfectly onto any 90 min tape when I cut the commercials out. Buying tape decks for my cars got old and embarrassing so I decided to hook a mic cord from my tape deck to my PC and transfer them over 1 at a time. I got about 200 shows the first batch.
Months later I was looking around the web for Loveline stuff and came across the old Loveline HUB. I dumped all my shows onto the HUB and I discovered thousands of shows and met Unclepenny, Giovanni, Digger, Colin and many others. This prompted me to ask Tim if he had any more shows. He called his cousin who listens in Tucson and he was recording them too. I got about 100 or so more shows that batch. I got all the original tapes, all the tapes from Tim's cousin, and all my shows and sent them off to Gio and the others to be transferred in higher quality. Thanks to them they are now all here on this site.
I would love to get some more shows from the mid - late 90s. I remember in 1996 there was a show where Adam is talking about how guys are willing to stick their dick in anything if it looks like it might feel good. I believe the drop was "I'll roll over and try to hump a bowl of chili if I'm sitting next to it long enough." It was played by Mike, I think it was Mike, a few times after. I also remember when Adam wanted to be called 'The Philosopher Warrior' and complained that No one ever says "Long time listener first time caller" on this show and for a years after people kept saying it.
There are some shows I haven't heard but would love to hear like the show Drew did on the day of the huge earthquake in California and he had to climb up to something like the 18th floor in a building that was damaged in the quake and seemed to Drew like it might collapse at any moment. In fact he and the engineer were the only 2 people willing to go in the building. Drew said he felt like he had to be there to do the show that night... You know Drew, always the boyscout.
It's shows like that, all the humor, all the fucked up people, the cool guests being themselves, the helpful information, and the knowledge and insight gained from years of listening that make this show so great and entertaining. With websites like this Loveline can live forever. Get those in tapes people!!
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