Over several weeks the feud was fueled, culminating
in Frank's planned walkout in the middle of
his shift on April 12th. Music
Paiva rushed in to finish the show
as Holler held a demonstration in WPOP's Cedar
Street parking lot, asking listeners to sign
petitions in his behalf. The next morning
walked out in sympathy, leaving Morton to
do the show solo.
walked out as well, leaving overnighter Bill
Coffey to fill the air.
Scott St. James walked out; Coffey
was eventually relieved by Judge
On April 16, WPOP bought a block of time on
Channel 18 and televised The Great Crumpet
Caper Debate at 7:30PM. Eventually,
capitulated when Frank
Holler (left) presented 50,000 listener
signatures on petitions demanding that he
be appointed Secret Agent .0014.