Monday, December 31, 2018

Local Radio Stories of The Year

Written By: LM

It has been an interesting year for local radio programming.  I wanted to look back at some major events in 2018. 

In addition to radio, I am including a few wildcards.

Josh Innes vs Seth Payne - Super Bowl Radio Row Fight

It was long over due and most knew it would eventually happen.  Josh had been taking shots of MAD Radio for a while and when Seth had his chance to confront Josh publicly, he pounced.  The fight made national news and cause a tidal wave on the local landscape. 

From that event

- Mad Radio never won a book again
- Josh and Jayson Braddock nearly fought
- Mike Meltser invoked a person's name (Gavin Spittle) who was not involved in the beef

Super Bowl Fight

Mike Meltser On-Air collapse

Houston Astros newly acquired closer Roberto Osuna sent the City of Houston into a tailspin.  Upon learning the Astros acquired Osuna, the City of Houston were at odds but it came to head On MAD Radio when Seth Payne and Mike Meltser were discussing. They disagreed and Mike went on a tirade of Unbearables in the High Pitch Voice Mode.

It made National News and what's odd, many did not discuss what they were at odds about.  Of course Sports Radio used and continues to use the on-air skirmish but if you listen closely, Mike expresses that this was not a one time occurrence with Seth and it's hard working with him.

Mike Meltser's Unbearable Breakdown

Patrick Starr's Absence

Earlier in the year, Pat (State of the Texans) went Missing In Action.  For a couple of weeks, Twitter was worried about Pat because we never seen Pat go missing as we approached the off-season.  Later we learned, Pat was involved a tragic accident.  I don't want to go into specifics but the outpouring of love Pat received via charity and donations, made me feel good.

Not only did Patrick's fans show him love but a lot in the Media and the Texans Organization.

He was missed big time and we are happy to have him back.

The Blitz Ratings Run

Fred Faour and AJ Hoffman went on a ratings run out of no where.  It's little I can add because I talked about it for a solid year.

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