Written by: Craig Shelton
Date posted: 06- 09- 2010
1. JOHN & LANCE SHOW-(610AM) WEEKDAYS ON KGOW 1560 THE GAME (AM)
There’s something about the continuity that 13 years of working together brings to a situation which makes the John & Lance morning show on KGOW 1560 The Game, a hard act to top.
John & Lance still have the market on lockdown when it comes to consistently delivering an entertaining morning drive sports radio talk show. These guys still deliver daily by mostly just being them selves with their listeners and mixing in enough topical content, (and sometimes not so topical) along with having enough general sports knowledge to appease even the most “snobbish” of sports talk radio listeners. That includes guys like HMW’s very own Mike In DA.
So how do two guys that have experienced so much long-term success, improve their show? Actually I'm not 100% sure, but here is where I would start: John & Lance may consider the question of rather or not, as their stations flagship production, if their show does enough to attract new listeners to 1560 The Game? J&L maintain a loyal listening base that listens faithfully for extended periods of time as reflected in their TSL numbers consistently.
Is the John & Lance morning show meeting their own expectations in attracting "NEW" listeners to 1560 The game? I just really don't know, but I'm listening....
CATCH JOHN & LANCE WEEKDAYS 6A- 10A 0N 1560 THE GAME
2. DYLAN GWINN - (10- 12NOON) WEEKDAYS ON SPORTS TALK 790 (AM)
For those of you in the sports talk media that I’ve spoken to, or received emails from with your opinions on number two in the power rankings: “The Mighty” Dylan Gwinn. Hey..stick a sock in it!
“man in the mirror”. Dylan stepped in and filled a need for some truly risky and not risque sports talk. Houston has been flooded with “lillyville” white picket fence, sports talk radio, for far to long . Dylan was simply smart enough to recognize that fact and capitalize on that “need” in the market.
Take it from me Dylan, don’t worry about the criticism from the local host. Only worry if too many of these guys begin to like you. It’s likely a signal that you’re no longer threat to them; meaning you have likely lost your edge. Keep your edge Mighty Gwinn and let competition keep hating instead of congradulating my man, and you’ll be ok!
CATCH THE MIGHTY DYLAN GWINN WEEKDAYS 10A- 12 NOON ON SPORTS TALK 790
3. RALPH COOPER - (5- 7PM) WEEKDAYS ON KCOH (AM) 1430 (RALPH AIRS 5- 6PM ON TUES)
The Godfather of Houston’s sports talk radio community is none other than Ralph Cooper of KCOH 1430 (am). Ralph’s span in media of over three decades stand up against, or above, anything his radio brotherhood can argue. Sports Rap with Ralph Cooper air on Houston’s oldest black owned radio station. Ralph’s unique ability to remain sharp and witty, while maintaining the on air presence and energy necessary to hold he attention of today’s text & go radio listener.