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Diminishing sports talk radio talent

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Speedway, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Speedway

    Speedway Member

    Tom Jicha's blog has an interesting discussion on the demise of sports radio in the South Florida market (despite having four 24/7 sports talk stations). Do any of the other U.S. sports talk radio markets have similar stories?

  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Only all of them.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    There was talent in sports talk radio at one time?
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    All I know about local sports talk is what's happened in the No. 5 media market.

    The No. 1 station that's No. 1 in the men 25-54 demo has never lost its crown in any daypart in this millennium, while the pretenders to the throne run through West Coast hosts like shit through a goose.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    There are three Indianapolis sports talk stations, which is at least one too many. ESPN made a big splash here two years ago with a new affiliate, its flagship afternoon-drive show was with Indy Star columnist Bob Kravitz and a former PR guy. Well, last month they cut Kravitz and his salary. So now this former PR guy (nice man, bad radio host) is flying solo from 3-6, and it's just awful.

    On a national level, I'm still reeling from the Czaban-to-Screamin' A swap. Brutal.
  6. EagleMorph

    EagleMorph Member

    The problem is that in many markets, they keep rehashing the same personalities in different slots on different stations. No fresh personalities, no fresh perspectives. Just a bunch of blowhards and newspaper columnists that have had shows on 10 different stations.
  7. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    where's greggo?
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Just 10,000 slight variations on the "aggressively-obnoxious horny fratboy" schtick.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Despite? Or because?
  10. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    As long as the twin L.A.-based embarrassments of Steve Hartman/Vic the Brick/Chris Myers and Petros Papadakis/Matt "MONEY!!!!!!!" Smith are nationally syndicated, the overall quality of sports talk radio will remain in the toilet.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Those jackasses are all syndicated nationally?

    Why would ANY other market choose to listen to those idiots? Why does LA?

    The following is a list of the talented, intelligent, sports talk hosts in southern California in the last 25 years:

    Chet Forte

    That is all.
  12. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Play, if indeed Mark (pause) Patrick is making his 10th comeback, as I've read, then I feel for your ears.

    (Moddy would know Mark Patrick better as the father of the Nats' non-Stephen first-round pitcher from last year's draft)
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