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(01-24-2015 09:12 PM)BucDoctor Wrote:  
(01-24-2015 08:51 PM)RodShaw2 Wrote:  
(01-24-2015 08:44 PM)etsubuc Wrote:  
(01-24-2015 04:39 PM)RodShaw2 Wrote:  Don Helman? lmao Don sucks more then Bill, they took his morning show away from him and stuck him on the weekends.

Moving Don Helman to the weekends was the worst mistake the station ever did. He is much better than Bill and will actually talk about local teams like ETSU even when he doesn't have a guest from that program on. If you notice, Don gets calls during his show while Bill just talks to himself and goes hours with no calls. Only the same 2-3 people ever call Bill's show.


Don never had the afternoon show, Bill has always taken that slot for himself going back to when it was on WJCW. So we really aren't comparing Don to Bill. But in the morning comparing Don to Bobby (who took over Don's time slot) Bobby is 100x better. Maybe move Bobby to the afternoon show and let Don have the morning but Don was always dull as dishwater to me. I could never listen to him, I was afraid it would put me to sleep that early in the morning.

Don used to cover for Bill in the afternoon before Bobby came along. Don got/took calls, Bill just talked and talked, etc. On another note, the main reason I listen to them is for the traffic updates. I need to know if there are issues on I-26, State of Franklin, etc.

Yeah Don would cover for Bill just like now Bobby covers for Bill in the afternoon and Bill covers for Bobby in the morning. I like Bobby in the morning it has the feel of a real sports show, and I prefer it when he is teamed up with Bud instead of Kenny.
01-24-2015 09:15 PM
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RE: Sports Monster
(01-24-2015 09:15 PM)RodShaw2 Wrote:  
(01-24-2015 09:12 PM)BucDoctor Wrote:  
(01-24-2015 08:51 PM)RodShaw2 Wrote:  
(01-24-2015 08:44 PM)etsubuc Wrote:  
(01-24-2015 04:39 PM)RodShaw2 Wrote:  Don Helman? lmao Don sucks more then Bill, they took his morning show away from him and stuck him on the weekends.

Moving Don Helman to the weekends was the worst mistake the station ever did. He is much better than Bill and will actually talk about local teams like ETSU even when he doesn't have a guest from that program on. If you notice, Don gets calls during his show while Bill just talks to himself and goes hours with no calls. Only the same 2-3 people ever call Bill's show.


Don never had the afternoon show, Bill has always taken that slot for himself going back to when it was on WJCW. So we really aren't comparing Don to Bill. But in the morning comparing Don to Bobby (who took over Don's time slot) Bobby is 100x better. Maybe move Bobby to the afternoon show and let Don have the morning but Don was always dull as dishwater to me. I could never listen to him, I was afraid it would put me to sleep that early in the morning.

Don used to cover for Bill in the afternoon before Bobby came along. Don got/took calls, Bill just talked and talked, etc. On another note, the main reason I listen to them is for the traffic updates. I need to know if there are issues on I-26, State of Franklin, etc.

Yeah Don would cover for Bill just like now Bobby covers for Bill in the afternoon and Bill covers for Bobby in the morning. I like Bobby in the morning it has the feel of a real sports show, and I prefer it when he is teamed up with Bud instead of Kenny.

That morning deal needs a third, someone local who has played something professionally but is younger. The Cumulus format seems to be successful with three person teams, a host, someone who's covered various sports, and an ex athlete (Doc, Jeff, and Heather notwithstanding, that show should be called the three putz'). Bill needs to hang it up. His show is terrible. I listened to it about a month ago, I wanted to stab my ears. Caller driven has only sort of worked in one place, and even it was more caller friendly than driven (Paul Finebaum). For some reason, that's what Bill thinks he is. If they took that timeslot and inserted personalities like Kasey Marler (Yes, I know he does news now), Jay, and a local name that people under the age of 50 know. Format a caller friendly show that focuses on NFL coverage, weekly call ins from people involved with the Titans, Falcons, Panthers, Redskins, and a national guy (John McClain from the Houston Chronicle is a great fit for this), have your Tennessee, SEC, Va. Tech ACC segments, and filter in ETSU as well, it would work. Most of all, have variety, have real information, not Gertbeef from Surgoinsville calling in to talk about the Volunteer/Cherokee basketball game.
01-25-2015 05:02 PM
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Lover's post reminded, during the NFL season Bobby does have the play by play guy of the Titans call in each week, I forgot about him.
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01-25-2015 09:28 PM
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That's good. Mike Keith actually interviewed for the ETSU pbp job pre Titans. ETSU went with an alum. Mike Keith won broadcaster of the year in the NFL, again last year. Bobby should get Kuharsky from ESPN to do a segment along with others. Content is much better than hearing about Dobyns Bennett/Sullivan Central

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Bobby had Bruce Pearl on this morning.
01-29-2015 09:46 AM
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Murry should be on bi weekly.

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(01-29-2015 09:49 AM)Buccaneerlover Wrote:  Murry should be on bi weekly.

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Might be more then his schedule can handle, I know he has a regular spot each week and I assume that Ezell (Kemp did) does as well, I am usually not in the car during those spots, they are early.
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No reason he can't do twice a week. Maybe the next coach will. Its obvious to me he can't manage a roster so I'm sure he can't manage time.

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Murry should be on the morning after every game. There's no reason why he shouldn't be. I'll bet he had to do that @ UAB. Why should this be any different?
01-30-2015 10:29 PM
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I doubt he did. WJOX in Birmingham is Bama/Auburn, then the SEC all day.

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