Thursday, March 17, 2016

SEX: Host Psycho Mike leaving "Loveline" show

Seth Auberon, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; (CBS, Inc.
Loveline hosts: creator Jim Poorman Trenton, Riki Rachtman, Adam Corolla, Psycho Mike.
Hi, Mike. Dr. Drew, is it normal for us to like to take our tops off on freeway overpasses?
  • UPDATE: See March 28th post for latest information and an interview with Mike (audio).
Host Mike Catherwood suddenly announced last night that he is leaving Los Angeles' KROQ FM flagship sex, dating, and drug addiction recovery show, "Loveline."
Co-host Dr. Drew Pinsky, M.D. (a sex and addiction specialist and former coke head) was nonplussed but not entirely surprised. He claimed to be finding out along with the audience.
Mike's job is comic relief as Dr. Drew talks.
No reason was given, but it is not for cause. He is not being pushed out for misconduct, sexual harassment of coworkers and guests, vulgarity, obscenity, or crass behavior, all of which he is clearly guilty of and has been for years. Catherwood joined the show years ago following comedian Adam Corolla's departure to bigger and better things. Catherwood alluded to some television opportunities but did not elaborate.

He gave two weeks notice and will be gone by the end of the month, promising not to return on April 1st saying he was only kidding.

It's not clear what'll happen to Mike's participation on the podcast or Drew's 790 AM show.
But where will we get our call-in sex information now?
"Sex Please" (on Safe Harbor), Danny Cruz (
Year in Review: the white millennials/hipsters of Periscope (
To the left of the dial, KPFK (90.7 FM in Los Angeles, or streaming worldwide at has a new show all about sex with a sex-positive message: "Sex Please" (Wednesdays at midnight), Thursday mornings on Safe Harbor (M-Th, 12:00-3:00 am).

Perils of not teaching kids about sex
Buddhist Radio with Roy of Hollywod Tuckman (aka "Something's Happening") finally lost its midnight to 6:00 am timeslot (the last hour lost to bloviating Thom Hartmann), which Tuckman made into a desirable spot on the roster. It used to be undesirable dead time, but Tuckman made it something others fought for.("Something's Happening" now starts at 3:00 am -- and is available in the archives for three months following its early morning live airing). Safe Harbor finally took a slice. One of the "Sex Please" show's female co-hosts recommends this sex-positive book:

Harmful to Minors
Sex is a wonderful, crucial part of growing up, and children and teens can enjoy the pleasures of the body and be safe, too.

In this important but controversial book, author Judith Levine makes this argument and goes further.
She asserts that America's attempts to "protect" children from sex are worse than useless.

Be a good boy; don't touch it!
The assumption of danger and the exclusive focus on "protection" -- what Levine terms the "sexual politics of fear" -- that are harmful to minors.

Through interviews with young people and their parents, stories drawn from today's headlines, visits to classrooms and clinics, and a look back at the ways sex among children and teenagers has been viewed throughout history, Levine debunks... (Los Angeles schedule), (Berkeley, California), (Houston, Texas), (New York, New York), (Washington, D.C.), NEWS

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