Who the Heck is Murphy in the Morning?
I've already got enough mysteries with trying to figure out who I know in whatever city that's reading, without trying to figure out what kind of phone call Murphy made that everyone is Googling it! I'm on the front page of hits because I said Murphy was an Optimist and the title of my blog give enough matching criteria. Also doesn't answer the multiple hits from the same IPs every day, either! Especially since those multiple hit people don't comment! :)
Okay, I found out the story. If you were Googling this, you probably listen to the show and it makes sense. Murphy has a feature "Do or Die", in which they apparently put a reluctant boyfriend on the spot by asking him if he's going to do the right thing and marry his girlfriend.
The boyfriend they called this morning was unhappy they called him and had a conversation with him and supposedly didn't tell him he was live on the air. They were trying to get him to commit to marrying his girlfriend.
He told his girlfriend they could talk about the issue in private, but she and the show hosts pressed the issue. He ended up hanging up and calling back later asking
for the General Manager's name and phone number. He said he called his attorney, that what they did was illegal and that he would be suing.
Further explanation is in comment #4. Murphy even offered a thousand dollars to the reluctant boyfriend towards wedding costs. (the fact that he refused says to me that not having the money wasn't the issue. Girlfriend? Time to dump the boyfriend!) Now it makes sense why so many people are looking for what happened: Murphy is a popular host who is a local philanthropist.
Obviously, I can't hear the show 600 odd miles away, but it is pretty sad that this guy saw an opportunity to make a buck off the radio station.
I hope those of you Googling get your morning Jock back soon. He sounds like he's an asset to the area.
Personally, I'd give the girlfriend the thousand to get that guy out of her life!