Great Moments in Capital Region Media #37
That's what Dan Lynch used to call syndicated talk radio ranter Mike Gallagher when he hosted afternoons on WGY. For you young'uns, Lynch was once managing editor of the Times Union and later wrote a column.
A feud of sorts erupted between the two, and when Lynch discovered that Gallagher's real name is Michael P. Smelstor, he went to town. You can still hear Smellster...err...Gallagher locally on Amsterdam's WVTL (that's kinda sorta local). For your reading pleasure, we've managed to dredge up some vintage columns Dan Lynch wrote about the up and coming radio star:
Dan Lynch Discovers Gallagher's Real Name
The Smellster's Services and Consortium
Famous Last Words
No Place to Wash off the Slime