I hated that they made me use my full name on my name tag: "Eugene!" Nobody calls me that!

It was sad to hear today that the legendary host of The Price is Right Bob Barker has passed away. As a kid, radio wasn’t my dream job yet. I wanted to be a game show host. I loved Tic Tac Dough with Wink Martindale and the Joker’s Wild with Bill Cullen. Later in my teenage years, I loved Remote Control on MTV with Ken Ober.

Hosting a TV game show never panned out. But being a radio DJ was the next best thing. I get to give away cool prizes every day on Q105. I’ve only had the chance to go to see one TV game show in person. Fortunately it was when Bob Barker was still hosting The Price Is Right. The photos below take me back that day!

About 20 years ago, I was doing a morning show in California. It was January and everyone was making New Year’s resolutions. That seemed boring to do on the show. My cohost and I decided instead for the new year, we would pick something we always wanted to do… and then do it live on the air. She wanted to jump out of an airplane. I wanted to see The Price Is Right in person. Fortunately I must’ve won the coin toss because we ended up in Hollywood and not in a plane with the doors open.

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