I received an email about a week before New Year's from Al's producer asking if I would like to be interviewed as Ozzy New Year's Eve live. I said sure, since I'd already be drunk and Ozzy is MUCH easier to do drunk
The producer said, "We'll bring you on as Ozzy, you'll joke around with Al, and then we'll bring you out of character and you can talk about being a celebrity impersonator." "Fine," I said.
Well the interview went long, and contrary to what they had told me they held me through a commercial break, and when he came back he was still prompting me to "be Ozzy." He never brought me out of character and people calling in after my segment expressed sorrow they didn't get to speak "with Ozzy." I hope he cleared it up beyond what my tape plays, because I don't want to be part of any kind of FCC fraud!
The Al Malmberg Show Weekday nights, midnight to 5:00am
In 1969, the
graduating class at Richfield High School voted Al Malmberg "most talkative".
Little did they know what they had done! 28 years later this veteran
broadcaster has served in many capacities ranging from General Manager,
corporate program director, network anchorman and syndicated talk show
host. He also worked as a correspondent for the Triple M Network (Sidney,
Australia) and the Independent Radio Network (London, England). Al has
entertained many guests on his overnight show on WCCO, he enjoys most
talking with his legions of listeners during open line segments. He
describes his show as the last backyard. "People don't seem to have
time to talk to each other anymore. Talk shows, like this one, give
people a chance to express their opinion no matter what the topic is."
Spontaneity is the key word in describing this show! Al and his wife
Kathy have been married since 1971 and have two sons. As a family, they
enjoy snow skiing and a wide variety of water sports.