It’s been a taxing year for shock jocks. Mean-mouthed Don Imus lost his show, “Dog House” was canceled because of a poor Chinese restaurant gag, and XM Radio shushed superstars Opie and Anthony for 30 days in May after a guest joked about sexually assaulting Condoleezza Rice, the Queen and the First Lady.
But on June 14, the last day of that timeout, Gregg “Opie” Hughes had a $3.35 million reason to celebrate: According to city records, he closed on a 40th-floor apartment on Riverside Boulevard in the sprawling Trump Place complex. His condo measures 2,088 square feet.
But Mr. Hughes and his new building’s namesake won’t be celebrating together. After The Opie & Anthony Show apparently bragged that Donald Trump had hungrily wanted to be a guest, Mr. Trump told the New York Post, “The idea that I called these two slobs is laughable.”
What does Mr. Hughes think about his new building’s Trump-brand private spa center and “children’s club” and year-round lap pool? A spokesperson for XM Radio first said Opie was “unfortunately” not available for an interview, and later e-mailed, “We’re going to decline comment.”
Jordan Solomon, the real estate lawyer listed on the deed, said Opie is a nice guy. “I can’t really say there was anything that much different just because he was a radio personality.”
Indeed, the sauciest part of the sale has to do with Mr. Hughes’ sellers, John and Vicki Andrinopoulos, who have had the unlikely honor of being sued by television personality Montel Williams.
Back in 2005, Mr. Williams was going to sell them a separate apartment at Trump Place for $5.65 million, The Observer later reported, but disagreement over a closing date interfered with the deal. Mr. Williams filed a lawsuit, alleging a breach of contract, but it was eventually settled—though the deal fell through.
Non-shock jocks sometimes get in trouble too.