A kinder, gentler ''America's Got Talent'' judge? Before he hits his new buzzer, remember these radio bits that still get fans buzzing.
In 2001, recently fired New York Daily News gossip columnist A.J. Benza, who frequently appeared on air with the Stern crew, was mocked for his dismissal by sidekick ''Stuttering'' John Melendez. Benza promptly slapped him across the face...which got him exiled from Stern's show. Melendez, however, was so humiliated all he could do in his shame was take a job as Jay Leno's Tonight Show announcer.
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