Posted 3 months ago

History of the Dudley and Bob #Warriors

First of all, The name is Dudley and Bob #Warriors, but we go by #Warriors. When written, it’s #Warriors not Warriors.

In Jan ‘10, Dudley and Bob were stoked they were #1 in their demographic. Then Bobby Bones claimed he was #1 in the same demo. Dudley and Bob got hot and let loose a call to action. They mentioned that Opie and Anthony have their minions and they needed something similar. They needed some #Warriors to go to battle for them.

So a few of us via phone and Twitter started a radio war. It was so hardcore that at times, Dale had to tell us to stand down over the air. It was viscous back in the day. We started going to remotes en force and supporting the show’s events, and promoting them on twitter.

Over the course of the year, Daniel and Carissa tried doing Tweet-ups but they were doing it at noon on Wednesday and complaining that no one was showing up. I decided to do an experiment the second Saturday that November. Our first group meeting was at Rio Rita on 6th St. 17 of us showed up over the course of the night. ‪#‎Warrior‬ Mike decided to pee on the patio gate. They asked us to leave but we were leaving anyway so in my mind, it didn’t count.

Since that original meet up, we’ve grown to ridiculous numbers. Along the way folks have taken actions to expand our name and influence. Jennifer and Russel Weeks have introduced us to BDOE. Adam Wolf and Dan have launched a successful podcast recapping the show. Aaron Haley has contributing by starting this page, creating bowling trophies, and so on.

#Warriors Mark, Mondo and I got together early on and decided to sort of brand our group. That’s when we decided on our logo design and name with the help of Bryan Barrera’s brother, Rod. Rod works for Ideal Signs in Georgetown and they are our sticker vendor. Mondo has this to add :

"The meeting between David, myself, and Mark happened was that we got together was that there was a lot chatter of how the station wasn’t being fully supportive of the show. There was times that it was pretty serious that the guys contracts were not gonna be renewed. So the stickers were out of our own pocket costs and it was sort of a small marketing ploy to get their name out there. We couldn’t use their name obviously so we used D&B for short. The original stickers had a QR reader on it to direct you to the show. It was kind of a guerrilla marketing thing we did. But all in all it was for them to know the support was there."

The Dudley and Bob #Warriors was and will remain a grassroots movement which employs guerilla marketing techniques to promote the Dudley and Bob Morning Show, and KLBJ FM as a whole.  More from Mondo:  

 "…since the station wasn’t providing support. The events like the bowling event and the meet ups at Rio Rita were just us friends hanging out. We would reach out to the guys to invite them and just like now, nothing goes through the radio station. All in all it was just us regular people meeting together because we had a morning show in common. Eventually we all became friends aka warriors, some closer than others and some strictly on social media. The reason for the hashtag btw was so we wouldn’t get into any trouble for the logo from the 1979 movie The Warriors.”

Besides being a measure to prevent copyright infringement, the hashtag makes things easier to follow on social media.  Our biggest competitor for #Warriors is a semi-shitty NBA team from California.  

We originally intended to have one event a month but life and schedules make that tricky so we plan one bowling event, The Dudley and Bob #Warriors Bowling Extravaganza in the spring (usually April) at Dart Bowl. The first bowling event was in honor of Darren and Chelsea Fuller, OG #Warriors who moved to New Jersey. The #Warriors are also prone to spontaneous meet ups, and happy hour events. @dndbwarriors is our official Twtitter. I started it in 2011 and it is now in the caring hands of Valerie Lopez.

We’re an open group and people are welcome to come and go as they please. Over the years several members have either moved or simply fell into the woodwork. Currently we have several members who live abroad. Darren and Chelsea Fuller are in New Jersey, Vinnie and Crystal live in the UAE, and of course, Sir Robert George is in Ireland. Still others live in 254 Area Code and others live across the state.

Posted 6 months ago

Hey gang, a quick PSA from your neighborhood Warrior Dave.  #Bowling #cliques #warriors

Posted 7 months ago

Radio Caca Fan Podcast

#Warriors Adam Wolf and Dan Elder love Dudley and Bob so much, they made a podcast about it.  Good times, great oldies.

Posted 1 year ago

About #TrollControl

I know, I know, I know.  This last  week has been nuttier than squirrel shit.  The Dudley and Bob #Warriors are an organic group designed to be self-sustaining.  Various members have come and gone in the past, yet we remain.  And we will continue to remain because our identity does not lie with a single person.  It lies in our organic existence, where the members are individual cells comprising a larger body.  For the record, I am not going anywhere.  For fuck’s sake, I just ordered 400 more stickers.  Besides that, I love the #Warriors and I fully support the Dudley and Bob Morning Show and it’s associates.

 We met up at C-Hunt’s for Chester’s birthday, drink beer, and hang with BDOE.  We also had to talk some shop.  Getting down to brass tacks, it goes like this:  we will not allow trolls to tear down what we’ve busted our asses to build over the last two and half years.  

We have never condoned censorship nor will we ever, so long as I am personally associated with the #Warriors.  We are not taking measures to have accounts deleted, or feeds closed down or blogs to be discontinued.  This is counter productive to our efforts, and the efforts of the Dudley and Bob Morning Show to promote and encourage free speech.  However, just as these Negative Nelly’s have the right to speak out using whatever techniques and media they choose.  We, the #Warriors, have an equal right to respond in kind with our choice of media and  techniques.  

Humans are incapable of not communicating.  Everything we do, communicates something to others.  As such, the #Warriors choose to respond to trolls with… silence.  

Thank you for your continuing support of the Dudley and Bob Morning Show and the #Warriors,

Warrior Dave

@dnbwarriors 

Posted 1 year ago

Tweet from David Lamar (@TheDavidLamar)

David Lamar (@TheDavidLamar) tweeted at 6:10 AM on Wed, Mar 27, 2013: #warriors @DudleyandBob Good Morning folks! http://t.co/kG868JWY3f (https://twitter.com/TheDavidLamar/status/316869779141062657) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

Posted 1 year ago

Valerie is a newer member of the #Warriors.  She’s cool and fun to hang out with.  Give this interview a listen.

Posted 1 year ago

Whoa!  An audio threesome?  I manage to get #Warriors Nancy and Linda 1 together on the mic.  Actually, that’s the only way they would sit and talk with me.  One is shy and the other allegedly stumbles on her words but they did just fine.  

Posted 1 year ago

Motherfucking Warrior Mike is on the mic!  Don’t miss this one.

Posted 1 year ago

A conversation with Warrior Linda 2.  Aka Book Babe.  She’s awesome and a hardcore Dudley and Bob Warrior

Posted 1 year ago

I chit chat with a badass chick and Dudley and Bob Warrior, Crystal.  She makes puppets.

Posted 1 year ago

I sit down with Warrior Mark and shoot the shit with him.

Posted 1 year ago

Here is a brief update for #Warriors related events.  Give it a listen.  Leave a comment.  

Posted 1 year ago

#Warriors Mike & Doug Tase Each Other (View #2)

This view is from Aaron Haley. Follow him on Twitter @ahaley

Posted 1 year ago

#warriors Mike and Doug Tase Each Other (this is not a euphamism)

After Dudley and Bob’s Audience of 100, Mike Clark & Doug Newton discover that The Spy Exchange has Taser Knuckles. Thank you #Warrior Matt Dawson for the vid. Follow them on twitter: @mike2clark, @trappedwarrior & @mattkdawson

Posted 1 year ago

WE DID IT!!!  Dudley and Bob have a 2 year gurantee contract with a 3rd year option.  Find out more.