......and on to another subject: In his Coast to Coast Streamlink Chat from February 13, he revealed to us that he was married to his high school sweetheart in 1970, and they were married for 17 years. So the nice Catholic Boy divorced her in 1987, it looks like. In 1988 he says he married a lovely woman named Lisa, who he then divorced in 1988. That's what he said. Married and divorced in the same year. It might have been a typo on his part, he mighta meant 1998.
That would make a little more sense, since in his interview with Whitley, I believe it was, he said that he had to go back to at radio station KTRS in St. Louis after he and his wife realized they were running out of money after his self-owned "production company" went belly up. But maybe he did mean 1988. In which case the above story would be a lie.
If it was 1998, however, it brings about this possible scenario: So old Georgie boy left his previous radio career to start his own production company, which almost undoubtedly was a rinky-dink operation that probably did nothing more spectacular than cheap sleazy local t.v. commercials for used-car lots and other local businesses too cheap or small to afford a proper commercial.
So the business tanks and Noory is out of work for how long? I don't think he mentioned that, but it's funny that it never dawned on him that eventually he was gonna run out of cash to pay bills. Or that his wife wasn't aware of their dwindling funds sooner than that. We already know that Noory tried to keep his switching of his major in college a secret from his father for as long as possible before he told him. (Actually, he didn't ever "tell" his dad, he waited for his grades to come in the mail and his dad found out that Georgie boy switched from Pre-Dent to Broadcasting when he saw the class listings on the report card.) So maybe Noory was also trying to keep their dwindling savings from his wife for as long as possible, too. ( IF
he was even married at the time....)
Alright then, so "they're" going broke, so Noory goes back to the station he used to work at and begs for a job. Not how he worded it, but he told whoever was interviewing him that they gave him a part-time night shift. He didn't start out with his Night Hawk schtick right off the bat. And he wasn't even remotely "famous" at the time, so he had to be getting paid what any late night broadcaster gets paid, which is about doodley-squat.
Part-time Doodley Squat, I might add. Certainly not enough to pay the bills for him and his "wife?". If they were divorced in 1998 rather than 1988, maybe it wasn't because of his weird, late night hours, as he claims, but because his wife was sick and tired of his fiscal irresponsibility. I don't know if Premiere Radio and Coast paid for his move out to California or not- but if you think about it, he must have been about plumb broke when he got signed full-time to Coast, which may explain why it appears
that his 2cd ex-wife, Lisa, might have had to co-sign on his apartment or condo or whatever he has out there.
I received this very interesting email from someone on June 13, 2006, while I was gathering questions for my radio interview with George Noory:
"One other thing, I found George listed on a genealogy site I subscribe to with addresses both in Sherman Oaks and in St. Louis. The thing is, they list a Lisa Noory, age 41 as living with him in Sherman Oaks. I know he says he's not married, but was at least once. This Lisa would be about 15 years younger than him. Sounds a lot like a second wife to me. But he said very recently on a show that he wasn't married. He has at least one daughter, but she can't be 41! I don't remember her name. "
How 'bout them apples? I wonder why it's only been recently that he's even mentioned a second wife, don't you? Up until now, he's definitely made it seem
as if it was just the first wife. On his Wikipedia entry there's only the one wife mentioned, and he's done nothing to dispell that notion. And I know he & Lex (or somebody) must read that entry at least once a day in order to do "damage control", as people are often getting on there and changing some of the text to say rude things about him.
Brief aside - how about Noory the other night, asking a caller if her father was Native American after she had stated at the beginning of her call that he was a Crow Indian. Cecil said you could practically hear him reading various message boards and fan mail on the computer during all the "ohmpen lines" calls that night.
Just a thought: If Noory believes there are no coincidences, and that Fate has everything planned out for us, why does he bother doing mass conciousness expuhrments or carrying a number 8 in his pocket? And if the number 8 is so all-fired, sure thing lucky, why doesn't Dale Earnhardt Jr. win every race?
What's up with: Noory's latest obsession, that he is constantly trying to arrange while he's on the air, with interviewing people in prison? In his recent chat he said he wants to interview Sirhan Sirhan, elsewhere he's mentioned the BTK Killer and Mark David Chapman and I'm pretty sure Manuel Noriega. He's like a poor man's Geraldo Rivera. Which is about like saying he's the sleaziest scumbag of all sleazy scumbags.
Parting notes: It's not nice to call a person a liar, but after the Dimitri the Devil Channeler fiasco, Noory claimed that they would never have "that guy" on the air again. And now they've gone out of their way to schedule him for an hour "debate" with Sub-Genius Fundamentalist Pretender, J.C. -- who Noory insisted in his most recent chat,
In that chat he also stated that his "dream cars" would be Mercedes, Escalades and Jaguars.
When asked if he was into amateur radio like Art, he said, "No.", even though when he started out on Coast he claimed he had "always been fascinated by" HAM radio and intended to get himself a set up once he got settled in LA.
When asked if he ever took cruises, he said, "I cruise to the Carribean."
When asked if he liked ZZ Top, he replied "Love the show and admire Billy Gibbons." , even though Noory said he'd never seen the band live when Billy Gibbons was on the air with him.
When asked if J.C. was the real deal, Noory said that he was afraid he was. I realize that there are still quite a few simple people out there who insist on believing J.C. is not a prankster and / or a character, but a lot of the folks who still are on the fence have been told repeatedly that he's a member of the Church of the Sub-Genius, and Noory has even had another Sub-G. minister named Chuck Roast call in and verify that J.C. is "one of theirs", and they still insist on "wondering" if J.C. is for real or not. I don't know what to say about that kind of stupidity. BUT, it should go without saying that by now even Noory HAS to know he's play-acting - yet he still insists about lying and pretending he's the real dea.. Just as he lies about Dimitri the Devil Channeler being the real deal. Even after Noory confessed on the air that they had deliberately tampered with his voice.
Somebody asked him what the largest turn out was at his book signings and his reply was that they all were "huge". Oh yeah? Huge compared to what? Certainly not to Art Bell's book signings, where the joints were packed and people lined up around the the block.