The Hammer, sacked by ESPN Radio in May partly because of a couple of wacky nights he blamed on a change in depression medication, will sit in with Big Dick the next couple of afternoons 4-6 p.m. - today, Friday, Monday and Tuesday, to be exact - on Rational Radio KMNY 1360 AM's and see where this thing goes.
No defined role, and the gig is somewhere comfortably between a tryout and full-time. It's the Wild Ass Circus, so who knows?
"It's the talk radio equivalent of a jam session," Hunter told me last night. "We wanted to do it before he went to ESPN, but he had a contractual conflict."
I know this: Williams should be - and is - thankful to have a friend like Richard Hunter.
First, BDH invited him to be a groomsman in his wedding at this jumpin' joint in Las Vegas. And now - you listening, Ticket boys? - when Williams needs a friend in the business Hunter is doing the opposite of turning his back on an old buddy.
I know, what a concept.
"There are two guys that I owe for my break in radio, and I will always have a place for either one of them to join me on air," says Hunter. "Hammer's one of them, and the other one is his former partner. I owe both those guys big time."
No, I don't think he's referring to RJ Choppy.
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