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They're Back: Star 98.7s New Morning Crew

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Today marks the return (from a two-week vacation) of the latest incarnation of Star 98.7’s morning gabfest: the "Jamie, Jack & Stretch" show. And we bet you couldn’t wait either.

The first version of the show featured the morning crew of Jamie, Frosty and Frank, but Frosty and Frank got the boot in 1999and child star Danny “Partridge” Bonaduce quietly stepped behind the mike with little fanfare. But earlier this month, after his most recent rehab stint, Bonaduce’s contract wasn’t renewed, and engineer Jack Hine and Mike "Stretch" Roberts (the producer formerly known as Stench) were hired as foils to the brash, outspoken and often times annoying Jamie White.

To LAist, their shtick reminds us of high schoolers trying to be the baddest and bawdiest on campus and shouting over each other in the process, but hey, they have lots of listeners. The three have been on vacation for the past two weeks, and this morning they returned with special guest star in studio: Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee.

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We understand that morning show chatter is part of the LA radio landscape, but while Jamie, Jack and Stretch were on hiatus, we got kind of used to a little something different with our commute. You know, hearing music on morning radio. It’s kinda like seeing videos on MTV.