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Sports reports on all-news radio lacking

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MTM, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I spent the day Sunday on a family outing, missing all of the NFL games.
    Get in the car and tune to Los Angeles all-news radio station KNX at 6:20 p.m. for the scores.
    They start with NHL, go to college hoops, then give the current score of the Sunday night game, and finals for the Chargers and Raiders, then say "for all the NFL scores, visit knx.com."
    Don't these idiots realize if I was anywhere where I could get online, I wouldn't be listening to them? No one goes to news radio for sports news unless they are stuck in a car.
    Shouldn't they feel obligated to give all the NFL scores in each report every Sunday?
    Can anyone who works/worked in radio explain the rationale of sending listeners to a Web site?
    It's bad enough we do it in print, but that's usually for extra information, not essential news.
  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    you can get it online for free.
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    Usually when they say that, I pull out my BlackBerry and type in the web address. Once there, I check out all the scores. Very easy if you ask me.

    Have you considered this option?
  4. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    As I wrote, if I had other options, I'd have used them. My only way to get the scores before arriving home two hours later was from the radio.
  5. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    News stations don't do a whole lot with sports because there are all-sports stations in just about every market big enough to have an all-news station.
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    it is free.
  7. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    Relax, I was kidding.

    And I don't have a BlackBerry.
  8. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    There are all-sports stations here, but they all had live games at the time.
    It's not that huge a deal, just frustrating.
  9. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    Surely you are joking, TP. How can you consider the price of this type of phone and the data plan that goes along with it free?

    Sorry, but I'm with MTM on this one.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Well, we are talking LA and we are talking the NFL here.

    Mutually exclusive subjects.
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