Largo — Sports-radio listeners were treated to an awkward and desperately uncomfortable call-in by Dan Hoffman yesterday, after he called the Steve Duemig Show on 620 WDAE and sounded deplorable despite having practiced his call out loud at least three full times.
“I, uh… Hello? Yes. The thing-um-about-ah-this-thing… Ugh… I just (muffled) say that I think… (deep breath) I’m a jackass, blegsh… Thank you,” was heard on yesterday’s show in a deeply disturbing voice that at times ranged from high-pitched to quivering.
After the incident, Hoffman felt embarrassed but was glad to have it over with. “That was my first time on the air on any radio station, so I think it went pretty well all things considered. My only concern was getting my valuable point across, but I’ll leave the finesse to the professionals,” he said.
After the call, WDAE hosts made fun of Hoffman by doing their own impressions of him and later promised that the call will be replayed every day.