Miller & Deace: The Desperate Duo Returns
Jon Miller and Steve Deace, who co-hosted a top-rated morning drive sports talk radio program before voluntarily leaving the airwaves a year ago, were so desperate to get their names back out there they have decided to return to the most successful sports talk radio station in the history of the state of Iowa.
They will launch a syndicated program with 1460-KXNO (Des Moines) as the flagship on August 29th, provided other radio stations are as equally desperate to air it as they are to get on the air. The program will run from 1-2 p.m. central time and will also be streamed online, which guarantees the duo can finally realize their dream of podcasting.
“I left top-ranked WHO in February with hopes of doing a podcast from my basement after I read on message boards that I’m a no-talent fundamentalist who was fired, which I wasn’t aware of until I read it from those helpful and anonymous experts,” Deace said. “Unfortunately, this news so crushed me that I had to instead settle for a nationally-syndicated show distributed by one of the top five companies in the industry, which cleared 10 top 100 markets before we even went on the air.
“To add insult to insult, I then had to stoop to getting back on legendary WHO, one of the most coveted stations in the country for syndicated shows like mine. I’m just being transparent here. The bloggers and comment section savants were right about me all along. So I figured while my career was in such a tail-spin I needed to take what I could get, which is why I’m back doing this show with Miller. Doing a show with Miller is fun and all, but the truth is I need this as a safety net for when my syndicated show, which has already cleared 10 top 100 markets and been featured nationally on Fox News, most assuredly crashes and burns like all the other top-rated shows I have ever done.”
As far as he’s concerned, Miller is just happy to still be riding Deace’s rather ample coat-tails.
“Let’s just keep it real here, I have no hope for gainful employment without Deace,” Miller said. “Sure, I founded Hawkeye Nation, one of the most successful online sports franchises in the history of Al Gore’s invention, but none of that would be possible without gravy-training off of Deace’s mediocrity. Granted, we haven’t done a show together in a year and our website never skipped a beat, but that’s just a testimony to how important Deace is to my career. It was the confidence Deace instilled in me at a young age that got me a gig as a contributor to the Big Ten Network as well as the chance to co-host Sound Off.”
Miller views Deace as an inspirational figure, a clear demonstration of just how out of touch with reality he actually is — like most Hawkeye fans.
“I get up every morning, make sure I still look like Will Ferrell, and ask myself ‘what would Deace do’ as everyone should. And that’s why I frequently make stuff up, shamelessly self promote, and try to shove my religion down people’s throats — just like Deace. Plus, the chance to talk more politics with a guru like Deace was just too good to pass up.”
If you’re a program director at a successful sports radio station, and have enough pity in your heart to give this unproven pairing a chance to appear on your station (even if it’s at 2 a.m. when only the Shadow People are listening), please contact Jon Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.