Roy Wood Jr., last seen on your TV dial finishing third on this season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and perhaps last seen by you at a nationwide LCS tour gig, can now be heard by residents in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala., on radio station 95.7 FM "Jamz" in the mornings.
Fun facts, courtesy of the Birmingham News: Wood began his career with the station in 2001 as a comic on the Buck Wilde Morning Show, whom he replaced yesterday after Wilde took his show to Dallas. And his father, Roy Wood Sr., had a long career in local radio in Birmingham.
Jr. started the gig yesterday morning. I asked him how he could do both, and before you can say, "Ain't technology great?" he began texting me back with answers. He told me the official title is "The Roy Wood Jr. Show, That Comes On In The Morning, On Your Radio, Because You Can't Afford an IPod. 'Roy Wood Jr. Show for short.'"
How does he do the show from the road? "Remote broadcasting equipment. Still under contract w/NBC to do the tour. That goes four days a week until February. Aside from traveling to Birmingham a few days a month to keep the shows affairs in order, I'll be doing most of the show remotely. Not moving back to Birmingham. Even after NBC tour ends, I'll still be living in L.A. Trying to build this show for syndication in the next year or so. God bless the iPhone 4."
He added: "Plus being in L.A. gives me access to far better guests than the old morning show was able to secure. Most good syndicated shows rarely have all the elements in the same room."
Behold the magic of modern radio.