It’s Like They Never Left – Or Won’t Leave. One Of The Two.

Some people just keep popping up in your lives, like bad pennies. Or bad puddin’.

“It’s me, your friendly neighborhood Joker!”

“And it’s The Little Redheaded Intern.”

I caught up with AMR’s esteemed alumni to find out where they were, and what they were up to.

“We are in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We can look out our backdoor, and see the golf course, along with some egrets, and my squirrelly friends came with me, I I have about four or five squirrels out back that I feed and we got a little stream with ducks and geese – all kinds of wild animals.”

“Need to make a correction there, there’s about six gazillion squirrels, there’s not three or four. They’re everywhere, especially when she throws peanuts out.”

“I keep them well fed.”

“We have rabbits by the front door. I actually had to chase a little green lizard across the living room one night. That’s different.”

“This is something we’ve been wanting to do for probably 20 years. The plan all along, as soon as the kids got out of college, that, that we would move down here – and today, it was in the highs 40s, and they’re calling for rain tomorrow – and what’s your weather? (laughs)

I should mention this interview was conducted while I was spending the night at the radio station during last week’s snowstorm. Enough said.

When they aren’t feeding squirrels or chasing lizards –

“Right now I am working at Grand Strand Medical Center in case management.”

“And I’m doing something I can’t talk about online, so basically my commute is going through the dining room table in my pajamas. (laughs) Gotta love technology.

Speaking of technology, with it, the duo is back on the airwaves.

“And we’re pre-recording our show from down here, we combined our show, so instead of being It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere and For Those About To Rock we just call it It’s Five O’Clock For Those About To Rock”

I then moved to the important questions – namely, how much they missed me.

“What’s your name?”


“It’s that blue bearded guy.”

“Oh, the obnoxious one.”

“Yeah yeah that one.”(laughs)

“We don’t”

But seriously…

“Well for me, I just think it’s the family that we have there, Heather and Jake and some dude with a beard, and Danny – you know, just getting to see you guys and talking to you and, you know, what we usually do just goof off and have fun and, you know, especially the listeners. I mean, we’re still in contact with some of our listeners and hoping that through the radio show that they’ll be hearing that we’re here, and taking the requests for our show. It’s just everything it’s the family that I miss the most.”

“So yeah, that’s the part we miss the most is just talking and being able to see the fans, and of course like Joyce said, everybody at, the family at the radio station so.”

“And Velma.”

“And Velma, Velma the WVMR cat.”

To get in touch with them…

“I have a Facebook page, The Little Redheaded Intern.”

“Of course we have, it It’s Five O’Clock For Those About To Rock on Facebook. Now, if you had already like the It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere Facebook page, it’s the same page, we just changed the title. And if you’re not on that Facebook thingie, and you want to send an email you can send it to

About that puddin’ reference I made earlier – in the promo for their return to the airwaves, Red called Dwayne, of all things, “Puddin’” – I had never heard her be nice, so I had to ask what was up with that.

“Well, when I wrote the script for the “We’re coming back” promo, of course I’m the Joker – Joker’s girlfriend is – Harley Quinn. And that’s what she calls The Joker – Puddin’.”

Catch Puddin’ and Red every other Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Story By

Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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