Another question about sports talk radio!

Submitted by kip27 on February 5th, 2010 at 8:51 PM

How many posters here regularly call in to sports talk radio, particularly WTKA. I listen to the morning show pretty regularly, and the afternoon shows when I can, and it seems to me that all of the calls come from 30 to 40 callers day after day. I am kind of curious about how many listen compared to the number that actually participate.

I have never called in, although I have e-mailed comments and questions.

Brian, I thought, was a littly shakey at first, but has gotten pretty good, and enjoyable to listen to.



February 5th, 2010 at 9:33 PM ^

I have never listened to Brian on the radio, live in Toledo, but I have never really seen the point to calling into talk shows, the host typically interrupts the caller to make his point for the 12th time. Same with e-mailing, no offense, but i feel that e-mailers are made fun of a lot by the host (Cowherd).


February 5th, 2010 at 10:16 PM ^

Same with Rome. One of the thing I find most annoying about sports talk show hosts, and Cowherd and Rome are absolutely the worst, is that they treat the listeners like idiots. When either of them has a point to make, they repeat themselves 15 time. It seems that they are filling time because they don't have any callers on the line.

Rome is so bad I just can't listen anymore. Callers are as bad as he is.


February 5th, 2010 at 9:42 PM ^

I called in to 97.1 twice in my life. Once was about 5 years ago and Pat Caputo (sp) cut me off about halfway through my point. The other time was a month or so ago when it was just Jeff Rieger (sp) and he was pretty polite and interested in what I had to say.


February 6th, 2010 at 9:49 AM ^

it bugs the hell out of me when people call in and start their statement with, "I was telling the screener ..." Of course you where telling the screener, he asked you what you were going to say.

Wolverine In Exile

February 6th, 2010 at 10:06 AM ^

but about 2 yrs before they did the Black Tuesday death march of their local talent, it just seemed that it started becoming only a repetition of each show's favorite callers. I started listening less frequently. Recently I used to listen to Fox Sports's morning show with Steve Czaban, but they replaced him at the new year with STEPHEN A. SMITH and, quite frankly, now I just listen to music.


February 6th, 2010 at 12:35 PM ^

I never call the Detroit shows. They're not really interested in what you have to say. WTKA is completely different, at least the morning show is. As long as you don't ramble nonsensically, Sam & Ira will let you make your point.

WTKA used to carry some small sports radio network called One on One, and Steve Czaban was one of the guys they carried. I thought he was hilarious.


February 7th, 2010 at 11:51 AM ^

as well as the afternoon hosts, treat the callers with some respect, and allow them to state opinions without ridiculing the caller. Except, maybe, the gentleman on Friday afternoons. I don't know who he is. And Brian got frustrated with a couple of guys early on and wasn't too tolerant - I think they were callers critical of RR's record the last two years.


February 6th, 2010 at 2:46 PM ^

I got through on the Larry King radio show late onenight more than a few years back. We spent about two minutes together.

Funny thing: a couple calls after mine, a lady called in and bitched about him cuting callers off. He shouted, "Hey! I gave the guy in Omaha two minutes!"--then cut her off.


February 7th, 2010 at 2:12 PM ^

"original" sports show on 97.1, Parker and the man. They were having some trivia contest, and Ron Bacardi convinced me that I could win. I started off my call by saying "Fire Dombrowski" since the Fire Millen craze was sweeping Metro Detroit region. I got the first 2 questions right and couldn't hear the third, and they hung up on me. I was pissed and never called in again, until I was leaving a Pistons-Lakers game, and drunkenly(are you sensing a pattern?) telephoned to defend the crowd for booing Kobe. I got through and rambled for about 45 seconds or so, and ended it with a much-too-loud "WOOOO".