Gregg Hammer has been missing from the 98.5 Wake Up Crew for a long, long time. I thought he was on a break, but it’s been way too long so something must have happened. What, I don’t know, but I do know I hardly tune in without Hammer. Slick Vic ain’t bad, but he’s just not Hammer and doesn’t have that chemistry with Rory. While you didn’t want Gregg Hammer as the lead DJ, you needed him for his comedic genius and fast wit mixed with local style.
You remember Hammer’s rendition of his Kumu Hula singing I Ride the Dongs.[audio:http://www.pulpconnection.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/hammer-kumu-singer.mp3|titles=hammer-kumu-singer]
Then there’s former UH football coach Greg McMackinâ€™s apology which Rory and Gregg absolutely ripped into. Admit it. You laughed at this painful intrepretation.[audio:http://www.pulpconnection.net/audio/coach-mac-apology-wake-up-crew.mp3]
Where ever Gregg is, I sincerely hope all is well and more so, hope to hear him on the air waves once again.
Update 4-23-2013: After posting this, I was informed that Mr. Hammer left the radio station on good terms and is now pursuing ministry as his life’s mission.
You can still catch Gregg at Dave & Busters monthly. Now if Gregg reunites with the Wake Up Crew on a gospel music channel, that’ll really test my music preference.
Good luck and Godspeed, Mr. Hammer!