Why do they deserve more air time? What have they done to deserve more air time. Also I have no problem with them plugging the Bruins today on thier first day, but moving forward it should not be done in August or even September with so much going on in the local sports landscape. And I know it is good for those of you who love the Bruins (you guys are the most loyal fans), but thier is not enough interest in the Bruins to capture the audience they want. If they even become part time Bruins talk during this late summer and the early part of the fall, then I believe they are making a huge mistake. I know I for one will not be tuning in.
There was one interview for 10 minutes about the Bruins. I don't see anyone (including myself, one of the biggest B's fans there is) advocating for a lot of hockey talk, especially before the season even starts. Hockey fans are loyal, not stupid. Hell, just 10 minutess once a week got me giddy when T+R were on WBCN. Why? Because it was 10 minutes more than anywhere else, and it was interesting, not a boring blase interview like WEEI had earlier in the thread.
Hockey fans (who also tend to be baseball and football fans) are an untapped demographic, and if you can bring them over from WEEI with just a small amount of hockey talk, then that's a plus. I am guessing, with zero evidence to back it up, that you could gain a bunch of fans with just a little bit of talk, but wouldn't lose many since it wouldn't dominate the topics.
I also think you dramatically overstate the lack of hockey interest in these parts. B's fans, and hockey fans in general, went away because of the lockout and shitty play. Now they're coming back, and quickly.
Ok, sorry for the hijack, didn't mean to hockey up this thread, which no doubt cause many people to "tune out".
I agree that it's too early to tell with T+R, but like others said, I would have liked for there to be some longer segments. The Pedroia interview was okay, but rather bland. Then again, though, I'm sure the interviews will get better with time. And the "pink hat" segment was pretty funny. Nice to see Jon Wallach show a sense of humor too.
I think this was also a function of being stacked with interviews. Since they were on a tight schedule, they had to make sure they got their commercials in. As a result, there was very little flexibility. If they have an interview at 8, they damn well better get the commercials in before that, in case it runs a little long. I think once the format opens up a bit, the segments and commercial breaks will be a little longer and more fluid.
Edited by The Four Peters, 14 August 2009 - 10:58 AM.