OT: Ira Weintraub - WTKA
He is kinda goofy, but he seems like a great guy. I enjoy him with Sam
As a weekly listener (online) its been pretty appalling. I am really very sorry about his divorce and know as a person he'll pull through, but the amount of attention they've given this very personal case on the Ann arbor radio show has been flat out embarrassing. It's his right to handle it however he wants, but to use a nationally listened to radio show is classless. This is Michigan, not some boys club. Ira, I hope you pull it together, but leave this stuff at home.
True, but in a way, it is representative of the brand. Not just on a fan boy level, but on somewhat of a professional level. It's kind of like if you saw me at a golf course tailgate, wearing Michigan gear, but I was totally wasted and screaming at my kid, you might walk over and say "hey buddy, let's have a glass of water." I'm not even a university official, but I am still a representative of the brand.
This situation is even more delicate since the exposure is greater, being put on broadcast waves.
and haven't heard much worth repeating. Marcus Ray was on and had some cool "pick up and move on" advice. To the other poster I would say the show is bit of a mens club, not unlike MGoBlog. In this case topical specificity vs geographic range make it a club. Pluls it's the offseason.
Apparently his wife has a 3rd nipple.
Unfortunately, not serious. That would make for great radio.
I listen in the shower ever morning on my iPhone (that is the extent), and I have been a little taken a back by it all.
Poor form imo
(or was it the other way around?) was a bit much.
Long marriage though to break up, so it must have been something. I imagine it's never easy to be the spouse of a radio guy though. Horrible hours and all the home responsibilities, with none of the money other jobs with whack hours sometimes have.
He was happy he was getting a divorce the other day. Something really bad must have happened.
I wouldn't have brought my divorce to the broadcast booth myself, though. But then I've never been divorced so what do I know...
If so I sure hope he's a squeaky clean angel 'cause that's just asking for it.
I suppose my frailty lies in the fact that Ira pretty much has my dream job, and probably most of ours. He get's to hang out (albeit very early) and talk Michigan sports. I think that because of this I am a bit critical at times.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have a beer with the guy. At the end of the day, he's actually pretty good at what he does, but there are times where he'll spend a 20 minute segment talking about the Orioles or Ravens (he's from there, I believe), and the week last summer where he wouldn't stop bashing soccer, a sport that's kind of growing more rapidly than any other in todays age, that get under my skin. I don't get fired up and call in, but I'm just kind of like "Come on, man."
Thoughts and prayers for a divorce? Man up!
I just think it's a little weird to be talking about it on the air.....real strange to me. I always question why some people are willing to tell you their life story upon first meeting them. I guess I'm just a closed book kind of guy.
Ira's a great guy and is excellent at his job. What happens in the personal life of a public figure is none of anyone's business. The extent to which he discusses his personal life on the air and his decision to do so at all is unequivocally his business. At no point has he ever spoken ill of his ex-wife either explicitly or implicitly on the air. You're welcome to have your own opinions but it's neither constructive nor meaningful to dog a guy for deciding to share part of his life with his listeners. If anything, discussing this on the show has probably served as a vehicle by which he has connected with other guys in similar situations--there's a degree of comfort in sharing and knowing someone else has gone through the same thing and lived to tell about it. Divorce is a scary thing and I think people in any difficult situation are better served by our support than our criticism.
Ira is a loser! He's power crazy! He thinks he's always right! With the fab 5 stuff and the free press. He says u r the moron if u don't agree with him! It's called opinions and he doesn't let u have one! If Sam gone I dont listen to him.
Isn't it spelled "looser"?
Thank u for telling me I spelled it wrong! Now I can go in living! Also it has nothing to do with his ex wife. I just don't care for the guy and always thinking he's right. I know other who feel the same way.
Also, you did spell loser correct. Man you two are a flipping mess. Get off my lawn! Looser would refer to something not as tight. Loser would refer to you two. JK, I know you aren't really a loser. Yes, Ira is definitely a blabbering spit slurping radio host. I don't know how he got his job, but at times he is entertaining.
If not, chill out...
Ira has my full support and I wish him the best. I really have grown to love what elements he adds to the station. I've been divorced and It's terrible and effects every aspect of ones life. Stay strong Ira and take it easy on yourself.
Pull up your skirt ladies. If that is the adversity that controls your entire day, then you have some issues. Join the Marines, get a disease, stay with Sandusky, live with Jay Paterno, etc, and then you can come on here and sing koombaya Rich Rod style.