This was following my post and the tremendous response it got last night on twitter. Within about an hour, the original post had been retweeted over 150 times and referenced over 300 times. This kind of turned into my Howard Beale moment. Â If you don’t know who that is, go Netflix the movie NETWORK. Do it. Now. In the meantime, watch THIS.
First off, to be RT’d by Greg Hall. Classic and awesome. Secondly, I think Sports Talk in Kansas City was once appointment entertainment. Now it’s commercial followed by remote, followed by live read, followed by endorsement/interview, followed by vamping followed by more commercials. Â People are sick of it and honestly, we know these folks can do better. Â The Walk Out was a turning point in the history of the Kansas City Royals. Â But it didn’t really make it better.
@5joeclines The walkout started me on talk radio in college. KK has turned into kc stern. Big in 2000, sell out in 2011.
@crackedmirror For those who remember when sports radio was about… sports.
While I’m a big fan of the Border Patrol, I listened this morning as they “interviewed” Danny Jackson, who was selling pancakes; Sporting KC talks, who the station has a radio contract with and Victor Ortiz, who is a cool dude. Â Buyer beware. Â But we’re all smarter for it.
@ClintT13 After reading the letter by @fakenedyost I wonder how many sports fans listen to sports talk. I’m 28 and have never listened. Not even once.
Sports talk has been a part of my everyday for the past 10 years. I listened to a lot of Rush Limbaugh in college, but that act got very tired for me. Then I discovered 1510 and 810. Now, it seems that that act is getting tired again.
@mjzerl13 I thank KK for 810. But Petro and SSJ best in town… give it up keitz. Let us enjoy our drive home. Thanks fakened.
Lots of us tune in for 20 minutes a day – mostly while we’re driving. Count the number of commercials the next time you do. You’ll be stunned.
@TrendsKC “kietzman” is now trending in #KansasCity
That was pretty cool. I went to the TrendsKC website and saw my post literally streaming past while it was being retweeted by hundreds of people. That’s a moment I’ll never forget.