Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums

When was ApologetiX on "The Dr. Demento Show?"

Credited with helping to launch the careers of "Weird Al" Yankovic, Dr. Demento has a weekly two-hour show of comedy and novelty music that is heard on over 100 stations from coast to coast. He'll celebrate his 35th anniversary on the air in 2005.

ApologetiX was first featured on "The Dr. Demento Show" the weekend of May 16, 1998. The good doctor talked a little bit about the band and played "Plump," our parody of "Lump" by the Presidents of the United State of America. He also played "Gump," Weird Al's spoof of the same song.

As far as we know, he's still waiting to play us a second time. Maybe on his 35th anniversary show next year. Maybe on the 35th anniversary of the first time we were played on his show. The biblical flavor of our parodies may be a bit of a deterrent. Then again, explain how we ended up having multiple songs played four different times in three years on The Howard Stern Radio Show! That Howard Stern is always pushing the envelope, isn't he?

All that having been said, it's still makes for a great tagline:

"The only band to be featured on the radio shows of both Billy Graham and Howard Stern ... and both the 700 Club and the Dr. Demento Show!"