Marcus Ray leaving WTKA

Submitted by Fieldy'sNuts on December 26th, 2017 at 8:38 PM
Marcus [email protected]_Ray29 Ive decided to drop the mic & relieve myself of my duties on the @The_MZone & #RaysofLight segment with @SamWebb77 on @michiganinsider. I appreciate the platform & opportunity. I’ll still be on tv/calling games in 2018 #SuckaSeason #RayRocTop25 #BrothaLove #HookItUp #Northside https://twitter.com/marcus_ray29/status/945815844336164864

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allintime23

December 26th, 2017 at 8:49 PM ^

Marcus was pretty negative at a time when things had to be considered as on the rise. He can say what he wants to say but he seemed to have a personal problem with the current coaching staff. I stopped listening to the Mzone months ago because the act got old quick.

True Blue Grit

December 27th, 2017 at 12:10 PM ^

that annoyed me.  The worst thing is every so often he would denigrate the value of getting a degree, basically saying athletes should take the money as soon as they could, and how a degree wasn't necessary to make a lot of money in the "real world".  Although he may have been technically correct, it's a bad message to broadcast all the way around.  Most ex-athletes can't or won't have any opportunities to work in broadcasting, coaching, or other sports-related field after their playing days are over.  And even if they did, a degree certainly will help I would think.  

Aside from that, Ray didn't exactly further his career opportunities in the broadcasting area (IMO) during his stint at WTKA.  Most of the time, he sounded bored, unmotivated, unprepared, and not wanting to be there.  I doubt any networks executives looking for talent would be very impressed if they listened to his tapes.  

evenyoubrutus

December 26th, 2017 at 8:59 PM ^

Marcus is a guy I always wanted to like. He seems like a really good human being overall but he provides virtually zero useful information or substance. It's as if he tries too hard to have a dissenting opinion from the majority, especially when the majority opinion is a positive one. Then he acts like an asshole to anyone who argues with him.

erald01

December 26th, 2017 at 9:05 PM ^

He is not good and listening to him its like listening to a random fan spewing random crap. I have a hard time listening to him especially when he goes off tangent and talks about random shit. Nice guy but not a radio person.

evenyoubrutus

December 27th, 2017 at 12:58 AM ^

Yes. I can corroborate this. I heard him say this on the radio. He even said something like "everyone will think I'm crazy but I have heard from good sources that he'd take the job." Pretty much chatsports level credibility right there.

Yabadabablue

December 26th, 2017 at 9:09 PM ^

I swear he would zone out while on air. JMo would say something and there would be repeated silence. Was cringe worthy at times. Did not really show that he cared about the quality of the product IMO.

Blumami

December 26th, 2017 at 9:11 PM ^

He seemed to have checked out from the MZone some time ago. Always enjoyed him more on Rays of Light in the morning. His chemistry with Sam was markedly better.