@LesbianCraig: Sources tell HMW, ND Kalu & Greg Koch are leaving SportsRadio610 to join SportsTalk790's Morning lineup. Mon-Fri 10a-11a
After Craig's tweet, I reached out to Gavin Spittle for a public comment and he replied as follows
Lamont: Can I get a few thoughts about the departure of ND Kalu and Greg Koch?
Gavin: I can’t thank them enough for the time that they spent here and hopefully they enjoyed being a part of SportsRadio 610.
I like to thank Gavin Spittle for always taking the time to reply to questions of concern. I don't agree with all of Gavin's decisions but I have to say, he's always responsive. I really wish he could have done more with Kalu and Koch but like the Texans in Free Agency, when you are good you become more visible thereby become prime for the pickings.
The above was tweeted by Craig Shelton approximately 8:30 AM Friday Morning. HMW was teasing the news all week to build the suspense but decided to drop it.
ND Kalu (former Eagle,Redskin,Texan) and Greg Koch (former Packer) leaving Sports Radio 610 for Sports Talk 790 sort of reminds me of Mario Williams leaving Houston for Buffalo. I am not a person who talks another man's pockets but I highly doubt ND's and Greg's reason for leaving was based on money. I believe they bolted (like Mario) for respect and the fact they were never truly given a chance by 610's management. Of course Gavin could tell me he valued the two but to me, if you really valued them, they would still be at 610 with their own show. I only compare it to Mario Williams because I think the move had something to do with "I will show you".
As far as Sports Radio 610, they have lost two solid sports' minds. I have been listening to Kalu for almost 3 years and Koch 2 years. ND Kalu is pretty honest and if he don't know he will say it, Koch is a straight talker mixed in with a little of that legal mumbo jumbo but he holds no punches. People who are not familiar with them will be surprised to know, their range expands beyond football. I think in addition to football, both guys were also recruited for college basketball and were stars basketball elites in High School. When it comes to MLB, I think Greg may have to pick up the slack but truth be told, hardly anyone talks baseball in Houston these days. Although, I am not an MMA guy, I think Kalu's MMA knowledge will fit right in with Dylan Gwinn and Lance Zierlein.
I am happy Sports Talk 790 grabbed ND and Greg, but kind of bummed out if the time is really only an hour a day. I wrote a while back, who's ever in charge at 790 makes the mistake of one power move and think that's all they need to do, it's times like this, you build on the momentum. In other words Bryan Erickson (790 Management), don't stop at Koch and Kalu.
Sports Talk 790 is clearly positioning themselves as a "Power House" in actual Sports. As far as the ratings, I really do not know if Kalu and Koch is enough to "shift the power" but I do know, hard core sports fans like myself will tune in to them.
LM aka SNOW BLACK