Todd Pettengill, the former WPLJ 95.5 FM morning co-host, next month launches a subscription-only web-based show, HeyTodd.com. New episodes of the show — which will have comedy bits, topical talk and new phone scams — will be available five days a week to subscribers.
"I wanted to give somebody something to listen to on their commute, and make sure it my sort of vision," Pettengill told lohud.com. "Now, I don't have this guy in a suit saying, 'Well, we wouldn't do that.'"
We last heard from Pettengill in May, at the wake for 95.5 WPLJ, as the iconic New York station switched over to contemporary Christian format. Listeners took to the air, and to social media, to reflect on the station's — and Pettengill's — place in their lives.
In classic Pettengill fashion, when he set the price for the new venture, the former co-host of “Todd and Jayde” (and, before that, “Scott & Todd in the Morning”) couldn’t resist tweaking his former station.
“I pulled the price out of nowhere,” he said, tongue planted firmly in cheek. “It's $9.55 — that’s nine five five a month.” He pointed out that it will cost less for those who subscribe for a year in advance.
The new show will launch on Sept. 5. That's 9/5.