Sports is full of unwritten rules… You don’t bunt late in the game to break up a no-hitter. You don’t run up the score or you pull your starters if you’re up big late. You kick the ball out of bounds to allow an injured soccer player a chance to catch his breath.
You won’t […]
Kansas City woke up this morning a little less funny and a little more sporty. This morning at midnight, Funny 102.5 went silent and Kansas City’s third sports talk station began.
102.5 The Fan is the original name of KC’s new CBS Sports Affiliate.
CBS Sports launched 24 hours earlier.
The CBS Sports network […]
INDEPENDENCE, MO — I was asked to participate in the Missouri Comets Media Night soccer game at halftime of their match between the Comets and the Syracuse Silver Knights. The Comets won 17-9. But clearly the highlight of the night was my coaching performance to a 2-2 tie between the Red team and the Blue […]
DATELINE – KANSAS CITY
While the 2012 baseball season wasn’t what most of us Royals fans were expecting, there’s still cause for celebration. There were plenty of bright spots. For instance, defense was much improved from 2011 to 2012 as an increased attention to defense and the firing of Yuniesky Bettancourt. Jeff Francouer managed to […]
Kansas Citians know two things… barbecue and sports. And with that, they love their sports radio.
One of the most aggressive sports talk markets in the country, Kansas Citians have developed a passion for the hosts who talk about their Royals, Chiefs and college teams along with them. This week, a Northlander joined their ranks […]
It was one year ago tonight that I sat at this same couch and typed on this same laptop and wrote An Open Letter To Kevin Kietzman. What was to follow was unanticipated, unexpected and incredible.
The letter remains the second most successful article I’ve written on this blog, second only to a […]
Former podcaster of the Three Guys in a Garage podcast, which was later picked up by Sports Radio 810, Jay Binkley, was announced today as one of three replacements for the vacancy left by Nick Wright in the 2-6 pm slot at 610 Sports.
Jay will be joined by Josh Vernier, out of Milwaukee […]
Earlier in the week, a twitter observer noticed this posting on the Entercom website announcing the opening for a new on-air personality.
This, coupled with Nick Wright’s open discussions about his contract negotiations on his show piqued my interest.
So I made a few phone calls to industry insiders that confirmed the following:
What… you thought I’d just go away??
A very rare event occurred Tuesday when both afternoon sport shows, Between The Lines from 810 and What’s Right from 610 broadcast from remote locations. That’s not the rare event. The rare event is that they were doing it from businesses next door to each other only […]
Call this a “think piece” or just a “tl;dr” but I think I’ve finally plotted out a gameplan to claim victory in #RadioWars.
However, to first win the war, you must have a clear understanding of history. Kansas City Sports Radio History…
It all started with Don Fortune.