Thursday, August 12, 2010
COMMENTS FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY - MIKE IN DA - AUGUST 12, 2010
COMMENTS FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY!
Written by: Mike in DA
Date Posted: 8/12/2010
FROM THE MAILBAG!
HMW readers, Patrick from the Southwest Side (aka Texan Pat) and "robnemar", both commented on Lamont Mann’s article from Tuesday (8/10) entitled, "SR610 AM KILT WE HAVE A PROBLEM" (http://sheltonmedia.blogspot.com/2010/08/sr610-am-kilt-we-have-problem.html). Please note the comments have not been edited.
From Texan Pat:
“610 is a joke and why are you surprised that they are in the tank. The hosts there have about as much credibility as the fluke doctors they have had as guests.
The problem is, Rich Lord, Marc Vandermeer, Robert Henslee should not be on air if they have affiliations with the Texans. It prevents them from being objective. Please do not give me instances of where it works or not, I know what I hear on the air. These guys should not be on the air because they can't be totally honest. People actually view Marc Vandermeer as a Joke and Rich Lord as an opportunist. Robert tries to walk the line but he's boring. N.D. Kalu is lumped in although I can understand his friendships but he can't even speak honestly about the Texans. Lamont Mann you said maybe Josh (Innes) is trying to get a job with the Texans, didn't know the Texans want a Blow Job Specialist on it's staff.” END.
HMW thanks Texan Pat and "robnemar" for their readership and input.
RANGER BANDWAGON JUMPER!
With the Astros being almost unwatchable this season, I jumped onto the Texas Rangers’ bandwagon in late June, since just about everyone of their games is on FOX Sports Southwest. They have a nice lineup with Michael Young, Vlad Guerrero, and Josh Hamilton leading the way and a decent pitching staff.
IF YOU'RE GOING TO TEASE US, THEN PLEASE US!
One of my pet peeves about local sports talk is when a host right before he goes to a commercial break teases us with something such as, “What Rocket got in trouble with the law yesterday?”, or “What sports franchise is valued the most by Forbes Magazine?” or “An Astro makes a debut, it could be special!”
One of the rules to keep radio listeners is to never show all your cards at once, always leave mystery for the listener to solve. In the business, this is called "Tease & Payoffs". You tease what you have coming, then a bit later, you pay it off by telling them.
However, many times when the host comes back after the break, he sometimes wanders off into other topics and either gets to the tease later in the segment or completely forgets that he teased us and may get to it in a future segment or forget about it completely.
If you’re going to tease something and keep us in suspense during the break, please start off the next segment with the tease. We get bullshittted enough by sports talk hosts, why add to the chicanery.