Today; 7/19/11 I heard on the Opie and Anthony show heard on Sirius/XM satellite radio that you have filed a lawsuit in small claims court for $5,000. You allege that Mr. Hughes and Mr. Cumia has ruined guitars, hats, CD's and is responsible for some of your medical bills.
What you don't realize is that Mr. Hughes and Mr. Cumia (and Mr. Norton) have opened their very successful radio show to the millions of listeners like no other radio show in history. They created the Instant Feedback line, opened the phone lines letting fans speak their minds and become part of the show. They also have brought listeners into the studio dozens of times. After the show, the hosts and staff open their personal lives so that fans can see what they do after the show on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Mr. Cumia even invited fans to his house for his party after an Opie and Anthony fan softball game, where the radio show had nothing to do with it.
With such an open format on the Opie and Anthony show regular listeners have become semi famous such as Pat from Moonache and Daniel "Bobo" Kurlan. The Opie and Anthony show also gave a boost to talented entertainers such as Louis C.K, Bob Kelly, Patrice O'Neil, Bill Burr, Rich Vos, and Jim Bruer. And Mr. Hughes, Cumia, and Norton even brought you on the show.
The Opie and Anthony Show has been extremely successful. Millions of people (including myself) pay a fee every month to listen to the show. Advertisers pay top dollar to advertise on the show due to the fact of the enormous size and buying power of the listening audience. People in the radio and television business could only dream of the success of the Opie and Anthony Show.
Mr. Cumia and Mr. Hughes brought you on their live radio show giving you exposure that others in the entertainment industry could only dream of multiple times. The amount of free publicity would cost you literally tens of thousands of dollars. You show your gratitude by dragging these more than generous men into small claims court.
Everything you have at this point in life is because of Mr. Hughes and Mr. Cumia! The Times Square performance success, the appearance on national television, and whatever else you do to earn a living. You can expect a significant drop in income, as well as many job opportunities.
Ms. Brodsky/Kane I decided not to insult you in this letter. The last thing I say to you is may God have mercy on you because the rabid Opie and Anthony fans known as The Pests will not. You will soon find out that you have crossed the wrong people.
Peter "Scoop" Stanton