3 days after I returned to Energy 92-7 & 5, I got to make the first announcement of “Energy Blast 2001!” This was a HUGE deal for us, as we had never put together a concert of this massive size before. We brought (in no particular order) Ultra Nate, Rockell, Sarina Paris, New Life Crisis, Chili Hi Fly, TKA, Becca, Underdog Project, Ali Damisi, Pepper Mashay, and Thunderpuss to The Odeum in Villa Park. Here are some photos from that awesome night, 8/25/2001!
Producer Doug, Kelly McNeil, Ali Damisi, Jeffro & Joni Young
Doug, Becca, Shark & Jeffro
Jeffro, Harry Legg & some group (WHO?!?)
Jeffro, Rockell…and her breasts.
Jeffro, Sarina Paris & Shark
Doug, TKA & Jeffro
Joni, Shark, Chili Hi Fly, Jeffro & Doug
Jeffro, Ultra Nate & Shark
AFTERBLAST at Famous Freddie’s in Fox Lake w/ Ali Damisi & Jeffro
It may have been short-lived, but the “Energy Wake-Up Service”DID have it’s fair share of guests stop by the studio. From musical artists to TV stars to local celebrities, we made some friends! Here’s just a sample of some of those guests.
Energy artist Georgie Porgie
Chi McBride of FOX’s “Boston Public”
Playboy Playmate Jennifer Walcott
Roger Lodge of TV’s “Blind Date”
Former WCW Nitro Girl Teri “FYRE” Byrne
Energy artist Samantha Mumba
Cindy DeMartino & Courtney DeBolt of the USPV’s Chicago Thunder
On court with the Chicago Thunder
“Survivor II” winner Tina Wesson
Playboy Playmate Christina Santiago
Future SUPERSTAR Gayle Ritt
Judge Ephraim from TV’s “Divorce Court”
Jamie-Lynn Sigler from HBO’s “The Sopranos”
Comedienne Judy Tenuta
Lane Tech High Cheerleaders
Knowing my musical taste, these random people dressed up as a fake 80’s band to get on the show. It worked! Nice face, Jeffro.
When we started the “Energy Wake-Up Service,” we needed some pictures of the three of us interacting. So, one day after the show, we got a bit giddy with the camera. These pics were taken at the station by Kid Stone. (Though, I think he was just Harmeyer at that point. Or was it Deacon Kane?)
What gentlemen we were…
What a gentleman SHE was!
Oops! Running late for Harry Legg…AGAIN!
Another ODD bathroom habit.
Well, choke my chicken!
Yeah, we knew who was in charge.
See no evil, yadda yadda…
It’s not easy bein’ Jeffro.
Some of these pics are from the “Energy Wake-Up Service” days. Some are from “The Jeffro Show” at night. You’ll figure it out!
The gang at the Traffic Diva party
Traffic Divas Paula Cooper, Joni & Young Sandra Solarte
Joe Vlanzy-Smif & Jeffro
Jeffro, meet SpongeBob (aka Producer Doug on Halloween)!
Jeffro, BEAT Spongebob (sorry, Doug)!
We paid this dude to pose with us on Michigan Ave.
Hard at work.
Hard-LY at work.
Energy Blast 2002: Jeffro & Kyle Kelly bein’ DEEEEJAAAAYS.
Luis “2 LIVE” Lopez, Jeffro, Aubrey & Kyle at EB2002!
DAMN, that Beth Reynolds! DAMN, Jeffro’s drunk!
Kelly McNeil explaining FUEL to Jeffro.
Jeffro explaining LUST to Kelly. (she loves it! lol)
A Jimmy Knight close-up special! (Jeffro, Jimmy & Beth)
New Years 2001 at Trio Nightclub. Pucker up, DJ Rick Hype!
New Years 2002 at The Big Bang! Cory Miles, Will “Intern Bill” Calder & Jeffro.
Another “Big Bang” pic. Jeffro and some listeners.
This was the first pic I took with my very first digital cam! Hey, nobody else was around…
This was the second pic. From “Jeffro’s point of view.”
This dude was my opening act…and is SO much better than me. Hello, Joey V!
Well, this is about it for Energy pictures. Pretty much the entire staff showed up on this cold Sunday night to shut the station down the right way…PARTYING! There are a number of pics from “The Last Dance” floating around the net. These are the ones *I* took on 1/5/2003.
Chris Shebel, bossman
Beth Reynolds, Bill LaTour & Deb Petruzzelli
Doug Stieg (with life support)
Jeffro & Bethie
Jeffro, Jessica Adelman & Mr. Jessica
Rebecca Weldon & Jeffro
Jimmy Knight & Chris
Joe Vlanzy-Smif (taking MY pic)
Mike Z & Beth
Bari Strauss & Jeffro
Shark RETURNS to Energy!
Clubland Resident DJ Richard P. Hype
Bunch of people
immy, Jammin’ Down JD, Luis “2 Live” Lopez & Chris
Bunch of people #2
Bari, Kid Stone & Beth
An emotional evening
Joe & Beth
The infamous “Intern Bill”
Damn, that Beth Reynolds!
“The Jimmy Dance”
The Kid’s ALWAYS smiling
Jess & Bari (possessed?)
Kid, Jeffro & Beth
One last banner hanging…
Jimmy & Jeffro at Pippins
E-Crew Sherri, Joe & Viva’s David Bello at Pippins
Jeffro, Deb & LaTour at Pippins
Pat Clark, Jimmy, Shark & Chris at Pippins
The former “Wake-Up Service” at Pippins!
Beth & Rick…tongue-buddies at Pippins!
Rick, Chris, Mike Z, Jeffro, Shark & Pat Clark pose for the last time.