Many of those reading this right now won’t admit to listening to 98 Rock, but Mickey, Amelia, and Spiegel is one of the most popular shows in the market. According to Arbitron, a company that monitors radio listenership, the trio has an average weekly listenership of over 150,000. (And there are less than 70,000 people in Glen Burnie, so somebody else is tuning in.) The show’s popularity has something to do with the oddball mix of personalities hosting it. Mickey Cucchiella, the loud-mouthed, half-pint East Baltimore Italian with a chip on his shoulder, is the comedian. Amelia Ryerse, the self-described tree-hugger with a hot-rod Camaro and a Harley addiction, is the voice of estrogen, and Spiegel is the news guy. He’s also the weird one, who’s drilled the awkward silence down to a science. His questions often confound guests, as he seems generally befuddled by the everyday workings of the real world. Reclusive by nature, Spiegel makes his home in the far corner of the studio, pressed against the wall, staring out his Big News Window and into the empty room next door. A computer monitor hangs between him and the frequently topless guests. In the hallways or on the street, Spiegel can come across as meek, but in this little space, he is safe and he is a lion.