Local radio is not the same as it used to be and unfortunately it will continue moving to the corporate side for the forseeable future. While I dont mind listening to the national sports talk stuff I grew up on local radio and its nice to have people talkingabout local stuff that know your city. I grew up with RG on the radio and its a bummer that hes gone. at least from GGO.
Glad to hear Jack still has a place. "My friend Jack" was always a fav of mine.
Around 4-5 years ago (I think it was during Breast Cancer Awareness Month), Round Guy talked candidly on-air about losing his wife to breast cancer back in 1983. You could really sense the sadness and loneliness in his voice, even after all those years. It was one of the few times I can ever remember tearing up while listening to the radio. Too bad they had to get rid of him without even giving him a chance to tell his listeners goodbye. Not everyone deserves better than that, but Round Guy is someone who did.
He's about as knowledgeable (or more) about sports as almost all the current on-air talent. Team him with a hard core sports guy and you have the makings of a good sports show - with humor.
With everything Steve has been through - through the years - we should believe he will land on his feet somewhere.
He'd be great on KXNO, my only problem is that he'd be another guy whose main sport is baseball, but he's always fun to listen to. That station has several serious gaps in talent - he'd instantly be among the strong ones.
Good to hear that he is still working in the DM market. If you grew up in the DM market in the 80's(and listened to RR), he was pretty much the man. Always enjoyed tuning in as soon as I hit the DM radio market when road tripping home to see the family back in the 90's. Knew I was home at that point....
For me I like morning shows like Lou, RG and Heather or Morning Moose. I like hearing the local people talk with some music sprinkled in. I hate listening to sportstalk here in DM. I also don't like listening to just music, I like to have the personality of the on air DJ to interrupt the music. Thats just me though.
Totally agree. Not surprised Company put a gag order on Lou and Heather. The show is not going to be the same. I LOVED the birthday game, and now that's gone.
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