Category: Sports Talk

Fake Callers on Talk Radio? Say it Ain’t So!

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No way.  It can’t be.  Radio stations resorting to actually faking callers to gin up topics and make the programming (dare I say) entertaining?  Never would have thought of that one. Sports talk radio in Philadelphia is in bunker mode because “Dwayne from Swedesboro,” a regular “caller” to WPEN-FM’s Mike Missanelli show was actually station…

F.C.C. Acts To “Save” AM Radio (and does something else too)

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You can imagine my surprise last Friday night when the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) announced it was moving forward with its plan to help AM radio survive.  “Ratchet Rule?”  Marconi must have come up with that.  Change it. Transmitters that decrease carrier levels when low or no audio is present to save electricity?  Sign us…

AM Radio No Longer Has Time On Its Side

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AM radio, the senior broadcast band, no longer has the luxury of time to correct its problems, if those problems can be corrected at all. This week there’s an assembly of “radio people” in Atlanta.  The annual NAB/RAB Fall Radio Show, where station owners get to have free drinks on the vendors gathered trying to…

There’s “Excitement” Over Limbaugh’s New Stations

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A number of people seem to be “excited” about Rush Limbaugh’s new radio homes in Indianapolis and Boston.  I just don’t believe Rush is. In Indianapolis, the heritage news/talk radio station is WIBC.  Most radio geeks, me included, remember the bigger than life top-of-the-hour ID voiced by Chuck Riley. “Radio Indiana. (sfx) W-I-B-C Indianapolis.”  …

NFL understands “Rule #1” and has you by “The Balls”

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We find ourselves living through another crisis to America’s confidence.  “Deflate-gate.” Listening to sports talk radio the past week I was struck by the faux outrage of poorly prepared talk hosts and their disbelief that an NFL head coach and quarterback may have cheated.  Shockingly stretching the rules to gain a unfair advantage.  With billions…

Sports Media – When Did a Crime Become a “Situation?”

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Listen or watch the coverage of the NFL players that have recently been accused or convicted of “crimes.”  Child abuse, domestic abuse…last year it was murder! Sports media can’t say the word “crime.” To review: Ray Rice, running back of the Baltimore Ravens, was charged with simple assault and domestic violence in February, but there was…

“Toxic” Talk Show Hosts and “Toxic” Radio

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On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, the world of any talk show host changed.  That was the day Rush Limbaugh verbally attacked Sandra Fluke on his show. In his commentary opining she wanted government to pay for her sexual activities he said, “What does that make her?  It makes her a slut, right?  It makes her…