Following the mayor's call, others phoned in to vent sundry outrage. Around 8:00 a.m., a guy named Julio suggested, "We need a Boston Tea Party in this town. Taxes are out of control."
After a half-dozen others whined about traffic and high rents, producer Sandler relayed a manager's complaint that DeFede wasn't repeating the station's call letters often enough. "That's Radio 101," she said.
So how long will DeFede be in this class?
"I don't know that I want to be waking up at 4:00 a.m. in ten years," he says. "For now I have three jobs. That way I can be fired from one and still be covered."