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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Work Lines…Workspectations

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on work lines and expectations when it comes to your job. Special Guest Jason Williams is nice enough to join AJ & McCall and Producer Butterz to discuss all things work environment. Where is the line between going above and beyond and being taken advantage of? Everything is covered from building and using your own brand, dealing with a stifling work environment and trends in different age groups approach to the work place. AJ & McCall even get in to their work spouse background. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Career Journey

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the Career Journey. The VFX curse claimed another intern, and the program has been a bit of a roller coaster since it got started, but the intern inspired an interesting topic for AJ, McCall and Producer Butterz. How do you get where you are with your career? The staff feels a bit old for a second before looking at the question of college or not. Is moving necessary, for our radio careers would we recommend college, what things outside of it can you do to improve your prospects in radio? It's a different kind of background in what goes in to the radio job. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Subscriptions

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on subscriptions. What are you subscribed to and which ones do you like? Producer Butterz and AJ get pretty heated over a certain business' subscriptions that have a super huge pain to deal with. Which of the three has an issue cancelling subscriptions? Would we use the new movie subscription club? What services could we see turn in to a subscription service in the future?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Protecting Kids from Online

*warning for some graphic language*AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the online dangers for kids. It's a special edition with Jason Weis from The Demand Project is in Logan to give a work shop on the dangers that children face online. How did he get started and what exactly do he and the Demand Project do? Jason also discusses how he stays up on apps and some things to look out for to make sure your kid isn't in trouble. The work shop is free and going on at Logan High School Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30P. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Self Love

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on self love. McCall got AJ and Producer Butterz turned on to a podcast and now all of them are trying to be healthier, more organized and just live better lives. What are they focusing on, trying to improve and what's different this time around? How do they balance everything in their lives? In typical McCall fashion she brings in some moon magic and all of them find out about their dosha, which AJ and Producer Butterz have never heard of before.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Trust Busting

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Trust Busting, big companies buying EVERYTHING. Disney made recent news with their purchase of Fox but really that's the way of the world with big companies constantly buying up everything else. Producer Butterz lost his favorite streaming service because of this. Also, is it the case for radio? There's a little conspiracy theory in this one as well because there ultimate will be a battle royale for full control right?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Talking to Yourself

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on talking to yourself, one of the most reliable people you can consult with right? Producer Butterz and Ajay Salveson from our sister station the Fan joins to make our inside voices our outside voices. Is your inside voice kind of critical? How does talking to yourself work when it comes to working in radio? Definitely some background in to radio and the AJ & McCall show, and also dynamics between AJ & McCall.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Do You Know Your Work Spouse?

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on 'Do You Know Your Work Spouse?' the fun new game to see just how well they know each other. Everyone always thinks AJ & McCall are married, they aren't, but do they know each other as well as a couple? The boss man Producer Butterz is going to play too, so just how well does he know his co-workers? Family, work, exercise, home town how well do they know each other? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Relationshipspectations

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Relationship Expectations, Relationshipspectations. AJ & McCall are asked all the time about marriage and kids, which is fine, but it's the implications and the pressure that is put on by society for everyone that really gets them. Producer Butterz joins the podcast and all three are children of divorce, how does that effect their views. All three are also the oldest sibling but have had younger ones get married, had or kid or even a divorce. A few crazy family stories are thrown in too. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Teaching

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on teaching fresh off of internship program 2.0. With our second set of interns moving on Producer Butterz, AJ & McCall had a long self-evaluation to figure out what they could do better to improve the program. Do they think they're good teachers? What challenges does radio play in trying to teach new people? Producer Butterz also has to observer, criticize and teach AJ & McCall, how does he do it? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Hidden Movie Messages

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on hidden movie messages and are likely going to ruin some of your all time favorites. Producer Butterz, Intern Young Gunn and Intern Tiny Tim each picked out a favorite movie from their childhood with some of the secret messages and jokes hidden in it. Things get deep and some get a little dirty, especially Disney. There are adult jokes scattered throughout most of their movies. Let's not forget how much Producer Butterz's mind was blown over the Pixar Theory. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Psycho Documentaries

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on psycho documentaries because Netflix is bringing it lately. Producer Butterz, Intern Young Gunn and Intern Tiny Tim join the discussion on the Ted Bundy tapes and Abducted in Plain Sight. Both have Utah ties so for the people that have grown up here has anything changed? Were the Ted Bundy tapes as terrifying as everyone described? Which documentary was tougher to watch? Can we put ourselves back in the 70's and see anyway within reason the events of Abducted in Plain Sight should unfold the way they did? *TRIGGER WARNING*

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Be a Super Villain (Part 1)

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on becoming a super villain muhahaha! Producer Butterz joins in as all three play a story game to see how they do when it comes to being evil! And yes, just like the zombie adventure game someone doesn't even make it out of part 1. Who immediately resorts to violent crime and who reluctantly gets there? You can play the first part too!

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Fyre Festival

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Fyre Festival an amazing festival that never happened. It's one of the big documentaries on Netflix that everyone is talking about. Interns Tiny Tim and Young Gun help us unpack everything going on surrounding festival. Social medias impact, serial killer tendencies, who's responsible, the importance of image and who really got hurt. A discussion about millennials and what they want in life breaks out also.  

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Video Games

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on video games, well it's just the boys this week. Producer Butterz and Intern Tiny Tim join AJ to talk about their first games, favorite games, systems they have now and basically just nerd out. There's old school and new video games discussed as well as explaining a lot of the new things to a certain someone who's rocking all the old systems. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: BTS Love

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on BTS and the devoted fan base they have. This K Pop group has a huge social media following that loves the group so much, and so much so that AJ, McCall and Producer Butterz aren't sure they've ever seen a fandom like that. The question they want to answer is simply 'Why do you love BTS so much?' Several listeners were nice enough to call in and tell us. AJ & McCall and Producer Butterz talk about music and artists that are very important to them that got them through a dark time, were your favorites growing up and music they found before they got popular. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Zombie Survival Part 2

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Zombie Survival Part 2! Zombie Survival Part 1 was a scenario game but this time it's what would we do if the zombie apocalypse broke out in Cache Valley. Producer Butterz and Intern Tiny Tim are back, but we picked up another survivor in Intern Young Gunn. Who will go to their family, who's making a gang to take over the world and who's giving up immediately? Plus, we have lots of your comments on what you would do in the zombie apocalypse to share too!

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Zombie Survival Part 1

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Zombie Survival with Producer Butterz and Intern Tiny Tim. Everyone should have a zombie plan and we found a survival scenario to see who does it best (http://chooseyourstory.com/story/survive-the-zombies). Someone dies and doesn't even get to finish the story, but who? Who helps their family? Who helps their friend? Who just tries to save themselves? And this is just part 1 of our zombie survival. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Phase 10

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Phase 10. The MyCon gaming convention gets started tomorrow and so Producer Butterz, Intern Tiny Tim and Intern Young Gun join us for another round of games before the massive convention kicks off. This is a much simpler game so explaining it will be easier right? And it'll go straight forward with honest competition? Unlikely as we've seen with the past game podcasts. mycon.me is where you can purchase tickets and 'MyVFX' will get you $5 off. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Coup

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the card game Coup. Producer Butterz, Intern Tiny Tim and Intern Young Gun all play this game of lying and attacking. Will there be alliances? Who is the most devious that can trick the others? And will Producer Butterz pay attention to the rules this time? Six games are played and there is one ultimate winner, but who is it? Coup is another game given to us from the MyCon Gaming Convention going on October 11-13 at the Logan Fairgroungs. Go to mycon.me to purchase your ticket and use the code 'MyVFX' for $5 off. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Beyond Stranger Bridgerland

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Beyond Stranger Bridgerland, the book written by John Olsen on paranormal activities happening in, around and near Bridgerland. He is nice enough to join us, along with Producer Butterz and Intern Tiny Tim, and tell us more about some of the stories from his book about aliens, ghosts and other paranormal phenomena. There's some listener stories and the VFX staff has their own paranormal stories to share, including alien experiences. What about curses? Is that something John believes in? And who has a story about a curse claiming a co-worker? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Board Games

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Board Games. Ahead of the MyCon Gaming Convention, AJ & McCall and Producer Butterz, Intern Tiny Tim and Intern Young Gun play Munchkin. AJ is the only one that has ever played before and his patience is tested, not to mention his competitiveness because he doesn't like to lose. Is there any backstabbing? Who wins? Lots of games like this will be at MyCon and you can go to mycon.me and enter the promo code 'MyVFX' for $5 off.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Block Festival

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the Block Film and Arts Festival that'll take over downtown Logan this weekend. Producer Butterz and Intern Tiny Tim join to welcome Mary Urban Clarke who is a big deal in putting the thing on. Music, art, films, forums what can be expected for this festival? How much of it is local talent? What does it mean to put on an event like this in a city like Logan? AND there's even a chance to win passes in!

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Serial Killers

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on serial killers, a fascination the VFX staff has but one that is seemingly still a bit taboo. Producer Butterz and Intern Tiny Tim talk about the popular interest in these monsters that interest us. Why is it taboo? Do we believe in desensitization when it comes to music, video games or reading material such as serial killers? How does an interest in the paranormal compare? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Cringe and Uncomfortable

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on cringe and uncomfortable, the things that make you sick and make you squirm. Producer Butterz and Intern Tiny Tim join the podcast to discuss the unusual things that really bother you. Who hates styrofoam? Tearing of cotton balls is the worst sound to someone on the podcast, but who? What tastes and textures do you hate? And it also includes the very epic discussion of cloth napkins and what you can and can't do with them.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Live Action and Remakes

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Live Action and Remake movies, starting with Disney. Producer Butterz and Intern Tiny Tim join AJ & McCall to rank our top animated classics to springboard in to the remakes and live action movies. Do we like any of them and are we excited for all of them coming out in the future? Who of the four of isn't really in to Disney music? Who didn't know about the Pixar theory? (Here's the link if you didn't either https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejgaEbKT1sA)

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Back 2 School Tour

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the Back 2 School Tour and really on the differences they've noticed from not just their own high school days, but even from just doing it a second year in a row. AJ and Producer Butterz graduated in 2007 and McCall in 2012 and things have drastically changed since they were students. Trepidation, avoidance and even some of the things that are covered on the first day have really stood out to AJ & McCall. Also, has there been a big difference between schools on their first day and ones that have gone a few?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Chicago and All Things Radio

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on their Chicago work conference, but also give a behind the scenes look on what it's like doing their morning show every day. Producer Butterz is in with us as AJ & McCall talk about what they learned and what it meant to go meet some of the big wigs in their industry, but also what it has been like going from their first day on the show to now almost 15 months later. What are the answers to some of the common questions they get and McCall forgets what sidewalks are.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Clumsiness

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on clumsiness. McCall had an accident with a disco ball and now AJ is having issues with glass recently. Producer Butterz is back on and so is For the People's Jason Williams as we compete in the Clumsy Olympics! Who broke a foot with a box of crafts? Which person stabbed themselves serving pickles? One unlucky soul got a head injury thanks to a church pew and someone had a bad ice slide. Who is the clumsiest of all? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Theater

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Theater with the help of a very special guest, Richie Call. Richie is the Artistic Director of the Lyric Repertory Company and Assistant Professor of Acting at USU. Producer Butterz is also back in on the podcast. What goes in to the Lyric Rep picking their season and casting for it? How does working with Lyric Rep compare to teaching at USU? How is theater in Cache Valley and how has it changed over the years? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Demolition Derby

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the Demolition Derby! We just had Stirrin Dirt Cache Carnage in town that was a huge blast. D&D Auto Manager Dan joins us as one of the sponsors of that event and 15+ year vet of derbies. Producer Butterz, who has been in a derby too, joins us again as we get the literal crash course in Demolition Derbies. What does it cost to build a car? How do you pick your competitive season? What are some of the repairs you've had to make to your car between heats? What are the worst hits and injuries that have happened?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Twenty One Pilots

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Twenty One Pilots, their album and the lead up to how we got to Trench. Producer Butterz joins once again and so does Intern Hayden. What do we think the symbols mean reflecting back on the older albums and in the new music video for 'Jumpsuit'? Why did Tyler take the hiatus and what is Trench going to be about? Is it the music industry or is it religion? What are some of the predictions we have for song titles and for what could come in the future? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Millennials

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on millennials. For the People's Jason Williams joins us to discuss the generation that seems to be the bane of the world and cause of all the problems. Producer Butterz and Mitch give us a room full of millennials to discuss with Jason if it is more criticism, why there is such vitriol and how all of us in this generation view it from the inside. It's a fun, intellectual discussion about society, social media and the history of how generations view themselves and others. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Would You Rather

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic 'Would You Rather' the fun question game to pass the time or really get to know someone better. Mitch plans this week's podcast and wants to dive in to the type of people we are. Producer Butterz is back hosting and firing off the tough questions like 'Would you rather be invisible or fly for just one day?' Some of the questions are tough and some are easy. 'Would you rather be famous when you're alive and no one knows you when you're dead or no one knows you when you're alive but you're famous in death?' And yes, there are laughs along the way.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Moral Questions

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Moral Questions. Producer Butterz is in charge of coming up with this week's podcast and he's going to test everyone's brains. He has dug up some tough questions to test how we respond and Engineer Kevintron 3000 is joining our podcast this week. Who's morally clean and who operates in the gray area? Some of the questions are funny and some are tough. Who would you save in a fire? What about finding a wallet on the ground? What kind of people are we?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Shocking Shazam

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Shocking Shazam, an invented musical guessing game with a shocking punishment. Producer Butterz is the host and put together a list of all kinds of songs that our contestants will have to guess. AJ & McCall and Mitch will each get a few seconds to try and figure out what the song is and guess for points. If they get it wrong then the others can steal and they will get shocked. Who knows music best? Who will suffer the most punishment? Can you do better than AJ, McCall or Mitch?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Survival

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on survival! Fresh off his first camping trip AJ has a fun scenario game for McCall, Producer Butterz, Mitch and himself to play. And who doesn't want to answer the question who would be the most likely to survive in a crazy scenario. You can play along too! Your in a plane crash that happens in Northern Canada in January. You have 12 items (ball of steel wool, small axe, loaded pistol, can of vegetable oil, newspaper, empty cigarette lighter, extra shirt and pants, 20x20 foot canvas, air map, whiskey, compass and a chocolate bar), what is the order of these that is most important to you? Heads up, the answers are at the end. Needless to say the group's answers vary and they also come up with some ridiculous reasons for their rankings.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Seeing Utah

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on seeing Utah because Memorial Day weekend is really the start of summer and road tripping and vacations. Now, how many times have you heard someone say 'There's nothing to do here.'? Well that's totally bogus and to prove it AJ & McCall have enlisted the help of Producer Butterz, Mitch and videographer Denise to list off just how many places and things there are to do and see in Utah. What are the best hikes? Where do you go for some history? What about attractions? With family and friends coming to visit this summer AJ poses one question to the native Utahns, what places does someone have to see to get the experience of Utah?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Crazy Stories

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on crazy stories from the past week. With Florida or Not there is a lot of dumb criminals and crazy stories that now get their hilarious attention on the show, but a few from this week were so nuts that they needed a little extra time to really dive in to. AJ & McCall unleash on three of the most ridiculous and hilarious stories from this past week and have Mitch in for a fresh perspective. Sharks possibly being tortured with music, dog bears needing to be domesticated and vengeance for terrible costumer service, this one is definitely getting wacky. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Feeling Old

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on feeling old. Birthdays come every year and age is just a number, but what are those moments that make you feel old and really make you think about the fact that you've been around for awhile? Is it something with family? Is it not being able to do something you used to be able to do? Producer Butterz joins the podcast again with his aching back. Of the three, and AJ is physically the oldest, which one do you think sounds the oldest? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Gross Foods

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on gross foods as McCall faces her iPod Idol punishment. In the closest iPod Idol vote ever, McCall unfortunately had to eat three dishes AJ prepared for her. It's almost a videocast as Denise films McCall eating her three gross foods. Mitch joins us as well since he at least used to like peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. Could you make it through any of the three; Cheetos milk, peanut butter and pickle sandwich and a pickle juice milkshake. Also, AJ doesn't escape all the pickle because he tried the sandwich too.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Mitch

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Mitch, sort of. McCall has a chicken emergency she has to tend to and so Producer Butterz is filling in this week as we pick Mitch's brain on being part of the VFX morning show. Often times people want to know if AJ & McCall are the same off the air as they are during their show. What was it like to get up early and plan the show? Could Mitch see himself doing more radio in the future? What did you think of Mitch as part of the team? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Meet N Greets

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Meet N Greets ahead of USU's End of Year Bash. They'll be lucky enough to get to meet Flor, Us the Duo and New Politics. After establishing himself as a concert expert last week, Producer Butterz is back to give advice. Who all have the three met? Is there any advice for not looking like a goof during a meet and greet? Which one of AJ or McCall has never actually been part of a meet and greet before? 

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AJ & McCall Drop The Mic: Justin Timberlake Concert

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the Justin Timberlake concert. Both went last night, it was amazing, and the reason why both are dragging today. Producer Butterz joins the podcast to talk about concerts, some of our favorites and etiquette. Where does JT rank in all the concerts they have seen? Do you stand at concerts? Is it okay to record videos at shows? McCall and Producer Butterz break down what they think of the venues in Utah. And what concerts is everyone wanting to see and looking forward to?

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AJ & McCall Drop The Mic: 20 Years of VFX

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on VFX's 20 years. It is a delayed special edition after our birthday because we wanted to give you a chance to share your favorite memories of VFX too. AJ & McCall brought Producer Butterz back since he has been part of the station for a majority of the time. What are his favorite memories? Who has a bunch of memories that didn't happen on air? Thank you to all who share their favorite memories at our party and on Facebook!

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AJ & McCall Drop The Mic: AJ & McCall

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on AJ & McCall. Drop the Mic has seen a lot of episodes about AJ & McCall and their goals, careers and relationships, but what about the AJ & McCall show? They enlist Producer Butterz to tell the tale that he has seen as we approach 10 months of AJ & McCall together as a morning show team. Who got the owner's attention for a rough first day? Who didn't get to eat lunch their first day because they were rushed out? Lots of stories from the early days of AJ & McCall are coming from Producer Butterz.

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