"Cro" has the distinction of being at KFI longer than anybody else with the exception of the legendary Mike Nolan... not sure if that should be a point of pride, but there you go. Michael started as a board operator for tons of shows, including the L.A. Raiders(yes, they were on KFI), Marilyn Kagan and Phil Hendrie, where he ended up writing for many of Phil's "guests". Michael also performed and co-wrote many of the skits and parody songs played during the Bill Handel Morning Show. He was eventually thrown into the newsroom as an anchor, where he works the much envied weekend shift. His versatility (lack of social life) allows him to fill virtually any time slot on the station. That's why you might hear him any time of the day or night... or weekend... or overnight... or Christmas Day... or New Years Eve. You get the picture.
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I was born in Washington D.C. and after spending some time growing up in Miami and Kansas(huh?) I moved back to the DC area for the formative years. Now, anybody that's been in the DC, Maryland, Virginia areas knows about the cicada thing.
Millions, possibly BILLIONS of cicadas literally rise up from the ground to mate and they're EVERYWHERE. It kinda starts around North Carolina and moves northward.
They don't bite and they don't sting, but that does not negate the gross factor because they are EVERYWHERE!
It happens every 17 years, which means this years "Swarmageddon" will be the first for the little bastards of the 21st Century. And the sound is loud and horrible, exactly what you'd think for a huge swarm. When people are not stepping on them(horrible crunching sound and feel) or cleaning them off their cars, many try to make the month and a half long event a fun time.
Some use them as fashion...
...some use them as food...
...I use them as one of the reasons I'm glad I don't live there anymore.