Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Attendance Radio is Lazy Radio

Written By:  Lamont

After all of the juice has been squeezed out of the Texans and JJ Watt, fallback to attendance!

I am shocked that it took me nearly eight years (with HMW) to see it.  You can always tell when it's a slow news day when the whole market is dialed in on "attendance".  In the past, the fallback was

  • Is Schaub Elite
  • What should we do with the Astrodome
  • Vince Young
  • or simple List Radio (they still do this)

Currently, the new fallback topic is Houston Professional Teams Attendance.  It's easy to see and its cheap.   The Houston Rockets have won 65 games.  The Rockets attendance has not been anything special and they still won 65 games therefore I ask, what's the correlation of attendance to winning?  I cannot speak for other teams but the shit the local media push on radio is trash, it's filler.

A part of me wanted to research crowds to wins and losses before I realized, these cats are just lazy and didn't prep and don't have shit to talk about therefore ATTENDANCE.

If attendance in pro sports correlated to success,  Kansas City Chiefs, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals would win every year.

It's a lame argument and the jig is up.  For now on, when you hear attendance, it's a slow news day. . After the Houston Rockets are done,  expect the same lazy shit with the Astros.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Adam Clanton out, Josh Innes Suspended #BEEF

Written By: Lamont

On the surface, it comes off as a big snooze unless you know the backstory.  A year ago, Josh Innes and Adam Clanton got into a situation. 

Adam alerted the Powers that Be, that Josh Innes was wearing a OKC Thunder Shirt.   From that situation, Adam sort of had a gag order imposed on him from referencing Josh.

Fast Forward a year later, over the weekend someone found a take by Josh on JJ Watt being a bad pick from 7 years ago, Adam retweeted it.  Josh caught wind of it, and addressed it on air by mocking Adam in a Jerome Rome Style cadence.

Check this out on Chirbit

Josh Innes addresses Adam Clanton

The end result, Adam was released and Josh got suspended.

Honestly, I don't think anything should have came of this.   A simple retweet shouldn't get a person fired and Josh's segment was blah.  It almost feels as if the writing was on the wall.

I told a few people, the Josh and Adam situation was med, what was more interesting is listening to the Blitz (Fred Faour and AJ Hoffman) address it.  I think they were honest and fair but I heard Fred say people at ESPN 975 were celebrating that Adam got fired.

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Fred Faour and AJ Hoffman on Josh Innes and Adam Clanton

Saturday, April 21, 2018

March Ratings Book and Quarterly Ratings

Written By:  Lamont

I have the ratings broken out by quarter (January-March).  There is also  a total for each slot, I like to get a feel or the aggregate.  In addition to, I have a breakout out by show.


For the last three months, Fred Faour and AJ Hoffman has been kicking ass.  There is no other way to put.  I am interesting to see if they can consistently maintain a 3 share over a prolonged period. 

Josh Innes is winning the 6-10a slot.  Josh's ascension in the ratings appears to correspond to the Super Bowl Fight.

John and Lance's Morning Show is strange because it's parsed with other shows.  In other words, their ratings from Jan-March is not 1.5 but likely higher.

By Show - March 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Can Arian Foster fairly interview Bob McNair?

Written By: Lamont

Arian Foster is making his mark on the Houston Airwaves. He has interviewed Scarface, Duane Brown, Snoop Dogg and Andre Johnson.

I love the podcast because the environment appears relaxed.  I believe the relaxed environment lends itself for people to say some weird shit.

Last week, after Bob McNairs "sorry not sorry" moment, Arian invited McNair for an interview

Based upon the strength of his prior interviews, I was like "Fuck yea".  Later, I listened to Arian's podcast with Andre Johnson.

During the interview, the topic about the ring ceremony came up.  Arian said he didn't come because he couldn't look at the guy and he didn't want to shake his hand.  A few people tried to tell me that was Arian's feelings back then and initially I thought "fair comment".  But then I thought about the Arian I know publicly; If you feel that Arian has changed a new leaf and allowed shit to go, you are mistaken.

I think Arian is more than capable of conducting a professional interview but if I already know "you feel some kind of way" about your guest, it changes the way I will receive it.

Although I would love for McNair to be on Arian's podcast, the reality is, media vultures would grab at least four or five quotes and headline them.  If I was Bob's Public Relations, I would seriously think about this.

As far as Arian, if you are trying to lock down a huge fish in Bob McNair in this social climate, you may want to play it close to the vest.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Josh Innes sues Lebron James

Written by:  Lamont

Josh Innes is suing Lebron James for $5 Million Dollars.  Initially I thought it was a bit with a fake attorney but apparently, Josh has real legal representation from an attorney named Charles Adams (The Big Angry Lawyer).

Charles Adams Audio 

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I really have no opinion, outside of it being so silly it's funny.   I would like to know what's the "or else".  If Lebron (which I expect) says "Go to hell clown", what Josh's next move be?