The fallout from Ronnie "the Limo Driver" Mund and Brent Hatley's feud continued Monday morning after the latter staffer reported he had received "veiled threats on Twitter" from Howard's driver and head of security.
Brent was baffled. "This is radio, not organized crime," he protested.
"Ronnie's in the jungle still fighting World War II," Howard joked after reviewing the tweets. He also noted that, on the ride home from the studio last Wednesday, Ronnie made it clear he really did not like Brent – it wasn't just an on-air bit. "What you see is what you get," Howard concluded.
More disturbing to Howard than Ronnie's simple dislike for his coworker, though, was the resulting implication of his accusation of Brent being a "rat."
"I thought Ronnie was my Luca Brasi to my Marlon Brando," Howard said. "Ronnie sees me as the police and that really bummed me out."
Brent agreed, adding Ronnie didn't seem to understand who was in "the gang," so to speak. "If Howard succeeds, we all succeed," Brent said.