Claim: On a call-in radio show a woman discovers her boyfriend is married.
Origins: If anything could be worse than finding out your lover has been cheating on you, it would be for such a discovery to take place in front of a large
Both those scenarios are precisely what supposedly happened to two Minnesota residents named Kim and Greg on Andy Savage’s radio program (aired on the now-defunct Minneapolis station
A 25-year-old woman named Kim phoned in to take part in a scheme called “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not,” a common radio skit (also known as “The War of the Roses”)
in which women who suspect their lovers of fooling around behind their backs give contact information for their beaus to an on-air host, who then employs various ruses (typically offering to send a gift of free roses anywhere the man would like to have them delivered) to try to catch out the straying sweethearts. In this instance Kim had been going out with a man named Greg for about a year, she said. Since Greg lived in Duluth, which was quite a distance away (over
Nonetheless, Savage plunged ahead with the scheme. He called Greg in Duluth and told him that his business card had been picked out of a fishbowl at a local business establishment, entitling him to one dozen free roses. (Greg didn’t find this unusual, since he admitted he came out to Minneapolis every weekend “on business.”) And where would Greg like the flowers sent? “To my wife, Cindy,” he replied.
“What?” inquired the heartbroken Kim. “Cindy? To your wife, Cindy? Your wife, Cindy?”
Greg, taken aback, could only respond “Aw,
It didn’t work. A teary-eyed Kim called him a “dick” and hung up, and Greg did the same after informing Savage he was a “son of a bitch.”
This bit was the real thing and not a staged stunt, according to
Real or not, it was an uncomfortable performance, both for the participants and for the audience. If you can overcome your squeamishness, listen for yourself through the link below:
Last updated: 14 February 2015