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Naw, this radio guy isn't lazy... (updated with admission)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by slappy4428, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Got this in our email today...
    Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but I'm interpreting it as "Do your job better because I'm taking your stuff to do mine and I'm getting hell..."

    Coverage of the High School football scores DURING the games is virtually nonexistent. here are boxes for keeping the scores updated
    quarter-by-quarter, but they aren't used. I see that there is a link below each game asking people to sign up to report on that game. It seems that no one bothers.

    Please promote this more, and do whatever you can to keep the scores current.

    I'm a radio deejay. During the games I broadcast, I am invariably inundated with requests for scores of other games. People seem to
    think that I should know these scores, being in the media. They're right; I should. However, try as I might, I just can't find anywhere
    online that keeps this information handy. It would be fantastic if you could fix this.
    Thanks!
     
  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: Naw, this radio guy isn't lazy...

    You're not reading that wrong.
     
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Re: Naw, this radio guy isn't lazy...

    Lol, wow. Lazy and nervy.
     
  4. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Re: Naw, this radio guy isn't lazy...

    Let's give him the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps he's just stupid.
     
  5. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Re: Naw, this radio guy isn't lazy...

    Damn. That's ballsy right there.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Naw, this radio guy isn't lazy...

    That email is so breathtakingly un-self-aware, it makes you think "What is he really trying to say? Because he can't really be saying what I think he's saying."
     
  7. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    Re: Naw, this radio guy isn't lazy...

    Wow. Local radio guy sometimes read our scores all the time ... but he acknowledged where he got them on air every time. We had a good working relationship. I don't think that's your case here ... ;D
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Naw, this radio guy isn't lazy...

    I've never heard of the guy and have no idea what part of the state he's from, so I have no idea what part of the state to ignore...
     
  9. Kolchak

    Kolchak Member

    Re: Naw, this radio guy isn't lazy...

    Maybe you could post a few fake scores, then after he reads them on the air, correct them. ;D

    Over here all the papers share prep scores. I think we've even exchanged prep stories with one of the papers in the next county. That never would've happened 10 years ago.

    Here's a stupid e-mail we got once: A guy on the other side of the state wanted us to start covering high schools in that area because his paper's website has a pay wall.
     
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Re: Naw, this radio guy isn't lazy...

    This jackass needs to be introduced to the wonderful world of Twitter. And then beaten with a hammer.
     
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Naw, this radio guy isn't lazy...

    He responded today...


    Well...yes, I guess that IS what I'm asking. It's not like there is another source available for me to turn to for scores. ( Unless there is? )
    All I'm asking is that you run a story in your sports section asking people to sign up to be quarter-by-quarter score reporters. I know full well that all of us deejays across the state would greatly appreciate it, as would your other readers.
    You could even put a big disclaimer up reminding people that the scores are only reported, not yet confirmed. It would at least give us something. There is really little reason for the score reporters to lie about the scores.
    If this is beyond your capability for some reason, money, staffing, etc.. then that's fine. Just say so. Maybe I can find some other way.
     
  12. Morris816

    Morris816 Member

    Re: Naw, this radio guy isn't lazy...

    Maybe this guy could find some other way... like simply telling his listeners that they'd like people to provide score updates on the games and would you please call, e-mail or Tweet them. Hey, no middleman required, what a concept!
     
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