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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pissed Listener Harasses WMMS 100.7 With Laser, Porn

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 3:01 PM

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Marriage counseling rule No. 544: Shock jocks make lousy therapists. Matthew Rakovec learned this lesson the hard way.

Wounded when his wife left him, the 38-year-old Parma Heights man sought counsel on the airwaves with WMMS shock jock Rover last month. But instead of soothing words, the host and crew of Rover’s Morning Glory heckled Rakovec.

Obviously in need of revenge, the lovelorn caller showed up at WMMS HQ in Independence with a green laser pointer, which he shined through the office windows. He also distributed a tasteful assortment of pornographic pictures in the station’s entryway.

When Rakovec showed up again a week later, the Buzzard called police. Officers pulled him over as he tried to leave the parking lot; Rakovec admitted to shining the laser, but said it was only a joke.

“I just like to be on the radio,” he told police. He initially denied the porn delivery, but was betrayed by the stack of nudie mags in his car. Eventually, he copped to having a vendetta against Rover.

“I’m sorry, it was stupid,” he said, according to the police report. For that stupidity, Rakovec was booked on charges of inducing panic, disorderly conduct, and aggravated trespassing. Efforts to reach Rover were unsuccessful; calls left at WMMS for station manager Gary Mincer were not returned. Rakovec did not respond to Scene’s phone calls, a tactic that would have served him well with WMMS too.

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