First thing this morning, a man named Edward Lewis identified himself as the operations manager at KROCK and proceeded to read a statement saying that the rumors of Howard's replacement by David Lee Roth were true and that, effective this morning, Dave would be KROCK's new morning host.
He then handed the show over to Diamond Dave who gave a rousing, "humala-babala-zebela-bop". He introduced his beautiful new sidekick, Irene from Scores, saying that he wanted to make strippers a bigger part of his show and not just have them there for special occasions. As part of his "news" DLR played a news clip about how he would be replacing Howard on the radio, read a few live commercials and even took a few calls -- all adding to the believability and the hilarity of the first hour of the show, as Irene tried to name her favorite DLR song in her heavy Russian accent. About half way through the first hour, Dave said he had a mystery caller on the line and gave him a big build up. That caller was an angry Howard Stern, who was very upset with Viacom/Infinity for not giving him the chance to have a farewell show for his fans. He told how he had gotten the call while on vacation, but that everyone else, including Robin, didn't get the call until early this morning on their way in to work.
Dave let a few callers talk to Howard and they all wanted know if it was some kind of a prank, but the longer Howard talked, the more likely it seemed that this was real. As Howard said his goodbyes, he said he would try to get Robin to call in, and after a short break, she did. Robin was also upset that they weren't able to properly say goodbye to all of their fans for 20 great years at the station. He let Robin take a few calls too, and most of those were from fans praying this was a hoax, (although one caller told Dave he should be more humble considering who he was taking over for). Dave let Robin go saying he had a special guest in the studio: Tom Chiusano. Tom started to talk about how happy he was that he wouldn't have to get up early anymore to keep things under control at the station. Tom also said he was a big fan of Dave's and really liked his hit, "Leap!"