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Greenwich Questions Shock Jock's Pal

Howard Stern sidekick Gary Dell'Abate, aka "Baba Booey," is getting a little static in his bid to become a member of the Greenwich Parks and Recreation Board.

"I play a character to some degree, but I don't bring that home with me," Dell'Abate said at Tuesday’s RTM session, apparently trying to downplay his association with the shock jock.

Dell’Abate coaches football and baseball for youth organizations in town. On Tuesday, Representative Town Meeting members quizzed Dell-Abate about the explicit content of the show. It probably didn’t help that during his Wednesday morning broadcast Stern bashed RTM members, in particular Coline Jenkins, great-great-granddaughter of suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

"If you don't know what a shock jock is, forget about me, but the vernacular is pretty well-known here in America," Stern said.

Dell'Abate, 49, has lived in Greenwich for more than 15 years and has two children in the Greenwich schools. He was nominated in January by a unanimous vote of the Board of Selectman. To be appointed to the Parks and Recreation Board, he needs a full vote from all 230 RTM members.

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