Sad to report, the legendary jock, passed away June 13.
Erectus, (real name: Dennis Netto), was a real character. He worked at KOME, 98.5 FM. His signature ID: Don't touch that dial, it's got cum on it, garnered quite a bit of local commotion and buzz. For good reason.
Erectus was a one-of-a-kind performer. He pre-dated Howard Stern and elevated the phrase, "shock jock." Sure, Dennis was shocking. Shockingly good. Funny, irreverant, and master of his craft even if it appeared at times, that he was busy, man.
Even long after he left the station and KOME closed, selling its frequency to KUFX, people in the area still talk of him, and remember his remarkable style. He was must-listen appointment radio on his Saturday night show. And KOME was the definitive FM rocker. It catered well to DE's free-form shtick that made its niche all the way from the city to Fremont, San Jose, Santa Rosa and beyond.
Erectus often talked about his personal life on the air. He was dead on in mocking celebrity life, both local and national. He made fun of radio people and the various bufoon program directors, some of whom had fired him. He was so good many had to hire him back.
Erectus had a few re-stints back at KOME in the late 80's and early 90's before moving on. We offer our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
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