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Kornheiser Back On Radio

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flying Headbutt, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    He's joined on with the Washington Post's struggling station, starting next month. Not sure if they're broadcasting online, but I would have to think so. He'll be on from 8:30 til 10:30 in the morning, followed by a replay. One of the frequencies is 1500 AM, which is a blowtorch on the east coast at night, reaching from the Carolinas to New England. It's daytime signal is fairly strong too. It's a big, big blow to one of the DC sports talk stations that thought he was going back to them. Ben Bradlee essentially begged Mr. Tony for his services, so we hear.

    More info can be found at www.dcrtv.com
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    great news. 1500 is a good signal. the other station WTEM 980 IS WEAKER and sucks. It's the John Thompson station, and it blows retarded monkey cock.
    I wonder if he'll start writing after is MNF fiasco?
  3. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    good, but too bad he's not going to be syndicated.
  4. The hopelessly romantic poet that is the 'Yab strikes again.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    If he's on WTWP, won't you be able to listen to it here...

  6. fanboy

    fanboy Member

  7. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Anyone know if XM will be picking it up again? I sure as hell hope so..
  8. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    More details from www.dcrtv.com

    A "significant amount of cash" is involved. We're told that Kornheiser "was leaning heavily" toward going back to Clear Channel's SportsTalk 980, WTEM - until Monday night. That's when he received a phone call at home from Washington Post Company VP Ben Bradlee, who, we're told, "personally begged him" to sign with his newspaper's station, which is desperate for ratings after almost a year on the air. The people at WTEM are "flabbergasted" because they thought they had a solid deal with Kornheiser, a source tells us...the powers-that-be at the newspaper have promised Kornheiser any guest he wants. "If he wants Tim Russert, he'll get Tim Russert," we're told. More in the newsblurb below.....
  9. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

  10. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    That is, uh, quite vivid imagery.

    I think I'm going to have nightmares.
  11. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    If anything, Yab understates the debacle that is the John Thompson Show. Columnists phone it in sometimes, and you say that as a figure of speech. When you say Thompson phoned it in, you mean he actually got on a payphone or something somewhere and did his whole show over the phone!!!
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Thompson's show isn't tremendous, but I've heard far worse trainwrecks on radio.

    And this show is the total antithesis of what WPR is supposed to be about. I thought they were trying to go NPR Lite? Then again, from what I've heard of WPR, it makes "All Things Considered" sound like Casey Kasem's Countdown.
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