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And the sad part is, basketball is probably the sport he knows best.
It’s kind of like Andy Gresh. That dude is a moron about football and that’s the sport he knows best.
I dunno. He played D1 football. I'm sure he knows some stuff about it.
 

Hal Waffid

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I'm not loving how often Rich talks about how his nipples are hard. I hope he finds another way to indicate that he's excited about something.

I don't think we're ever hearing from Char again either. Bummer.

He wanted to trade both of them for AD. He wasn’t alone but it was probably 18 months of segments about it. In the Twitch chat it was a running joke for 5 years. Rich is a moron around sports
If we're comparing Fred and Rich, Fred's Jonathan Isaac is better than JT take was also pretty asinine. I can tell you I know even less than Rich and Fred do, and both of them are better than Wallach who knows 10% of what he thinks he knows, and is 200% certain.

In contrast to your preferred morning host (Fred), Rich has never professed to be an expert on sports, nor has he taken his fandom too seriously.
I consider Fred a low-key expert in baseball. Unfortunately I'm not really into baseball.
which is why it’s so dumb he’s doing a sports talk show on a classic rock station. Music is his true wheelhouse
If I could change this show I would like to hear a lot more "music and movies I like and why" and quite a bit less Sports Blippi.

I don't like the doodoo bits much but I can ignore them. I have to fast forward through the AI bits and anything Steven A Smith related.
 

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I'm not loving how often Rich talks about how his nipples are hard. I hope he finds another way to indicate that he's excited about something.

I don't think we're ever hearing from Char again either. Bummer.



If we're comparing Fred and Rich, Fred's Jonathan Isaac is better than JT take was also pretty asinine. I can tell you I know even less than Rich and Fred do, and both of them are better than Wallach who knows 10% of what he thinks he knows, and is 200% certain.


I consider Fred a low-key expert in baseball. Unfortunately I'm not really into baseball.

If I could change this show I would like to hear a lot more "music and movies I like and why" and quite a bit less Sports Blippi.

I don't like the doodoo bits much but I can ignore them. I have to fast forward through the AI bits and anything Steven A Smith related.
Fred's owned his awful Isaac take for years. He even did it in the last 10 days.
 

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I don't think we're ever hearing from Char again either. Bummer.
Is this confirmed? I know that her primary job is the Oddball (basketball) podcast for Meadowlark Media, and she has been obviously on location with the Celtics Finals run and just appeared on the Le Batard show this morning to report on the NBA draft. If Oddball is on hiatus during part of the summertime, it would be opportune for her to make more appearances on the radio show.
 

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Is this confirmed? I know that her primary job is the Oddball (basketball) podcast for Meadowlark Media, and she has been obviously on location with the Celtics Finals run and just appeared on the Le Batard show this morning to report on the NBA draft. If Oddball is on hiatus during part of the summertime, it would be opportune for her to make more appearances on the radio show.
We’re over a month into the show and she’s appeared once. That was during the first week. I think it’s safe to say she ain’t coming back.

I could be wrong… the co-host announcement video is still pinned on the ZLX insta account, so what do I know?
 

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I just turned it on during a break and they had AI generated Bill Belichick voice reading movie quotes. That’s creepy as hell and not cool at all. Using AI to create audio clips of someone without their permission is bullshit.
 

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He isn’t calling it “Fart Court”. It’s now “The Flatulence Bureau of Investigation” or whatever. He tweeted a photo of him, Hurley and Ted Johnson posing in FBI jackets, which has been deleted. the audio was the poker tournament where one of the players were ripping farts and the commentators couldn’t help but crack up. That was played on T&H last year. It bugs me. I know it’s stupid that it does. Like, come up with something that will make me want to change the channel and tune in.
No, that should bug you. Playing a rerun of another show and acting like it's brand new is incredibly lame and lazy. I get that that was in the running for best Fart Court of all time, but he was off the air for months and couldn't come up with other material?
 

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Not really a surprise that TSH would dominate with the C's playoff run boost. But if Rich continues to flounder in the 2's during the summer stretch, then things might get ugly fast for him.
Undoubtedly true, but the optimistic take is that this weekly number represents the last week of the first month of a new show on a station with a format change entering the deadest month on the sports calendar. They are clearly figuring out what works and what doesn’t. It might be the best time of year to do it. I think they’ve definitely created a contrast with their primary competition (T&H), unlike TSH’s EEI competitors in the midday and afternoon.

They’ve been leaning more into rock music and pop culture discussions lately (perhaps due to the dearth of July sports activity). I’d like to see them keep this up as it fits well with Rich’s background as well as Hurley‘s and Young’s talent.

The presence of Giardi and Johnson as regular co-hosts entering Pats training camp should theoretically help them out, I think.
 

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Undoubtedly true, but the optimistic take is that this weekly number represents the last week of the first month of a new show on a station with a format change entering the deadest month on the sports calendar. They are clearly figuring out what works and what doesn’t. It might be the best time of year to do it. I think they’ve definitely created a contrast with their primary competition (T&H), unlike TSH’s EEI competitors in the midday and afternoon.

They’ve been leaning more into rock music and pop culture discussions lately (perhaps due to the dearth of July sports activity). I’d like to see them keep this up as it fits well with Rich’s background as well as Hurley‘s and Young’s talent.

The presence of Giardi and Johnson as regular co-hosts entering Pats training camp should theoretically help them out, I think.
I'm sure they're looking at hourly and even break level ratings on what's working and what's not. I haven't listened a whole lot since I haven't had a ton of car time in the morning lately but I turn it on when I'm in the car and T&H is on a break. It's not bad at all, it's not great, but it's much better than the Hillman.
 

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I’m not sure that’s the intent of Chad’s tweet, but I believe that’s the case. A different way to say it is that TRSS did a 3.2 in the demo in its first month. I don’t remember the sequence, but I seem to recall that there was a gap between when the old hosts were let go and when Rich started up, so there was some time for ZLX morning listeners to head somewhere else before Rich started. 3.7 for the overall three-month period in the morning, 3.2 for TRSS in the first month.
 

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Yes, the third month (with Rich) was lower than their first two months of the book. Apologies if that was confusing.
All good Chad. I really do appreciate you participating in these threads. That’s what I thought you were getting at but wasn’t sure.

I hope TRSS gets better I just don’t see Hurley and Teddy J doing it.

Chad, any idea why Wilder Wednesdays was a one time deal? I’d listen every Wednesday if she was on.
 

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All good Chad. I really do appreciate you participating in these threads. That’s what I thought you were getting at but wasn’t sure.

I hope TRSS gets better I just don’t see Hurley and Teddy J doing it.

Chad, any idea why Wilder Wednesdays was a one time deal? I’d listen every Wednesday if she was on.
I'm not sure. Used to work with her and we're friends. Reached out about why she hasn't been on but haven't heard back. I'll try again when I'm back from vacation.
 

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I just turned it on during a break and they had AI generated Bill Belichick voice reading movie quotes. That’s creepy as hell and not cool at all. Using AI to create audio clips of someone without their permission is bullshit.
Yeah, I hate this and agree with you 100%.

Not to mention it’s really not funny.
 

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I just turned it on during a break and they had AI generated Bill Belichick voice reading movie quotes. That’s creepy as hell and not cool at all. Using AI to create audio clips of someone without their permission is bullshit.
It's also really weird for a radio show to use AI. Like, you're showing your bosses there's a way to outsource your job at 1/1000th the cost
 

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I just turned it on during a break and they had AI generated Bill Belichick voice reading movie quotes. That’s creepy as hell and not cool at all. Using AI to create audio clips of someone without their permission is bullshit.
They should use AI Rich Little doing an impression of Belichick reading movie quotes instead.
 

Hal Waffid

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My gripes with the show:
  • AI is probably the worst thing about it. It is the opposite of "the next best thing".
  • Fart.B.I. sucks - that's an instant 'drag the progress bead halfway to the right' for me.
  • Too much poop and fart talk. "tell us about a time you pooped 617-931-1007"
  • "She's just 16 years old" over and over again is getting on my nerves.
  • The porno music is the radio equivalent of "that's what she said".
  • I'm tired of "my nipples are hard" and "cover yourself in peanut butter". I wish Rich would find another way to say he's excited about something.
  • A little of this Emerson dude goes a long way. Listening to him as much as they have him on is like eating an entire spoonful of MSG.
  • I really didn't like the 'Brian Windhorst is fat' break. Just mean. I know where to go if I want to listen to a jerk be mean to people.
 

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Apropos of nothing (#RIPCafardo)... I thought it was both interesting, different, and risky for Rich to have a retired SS agent on the show this morning to discuss Saturday's assassination attempt. Risky in that the interview topic is incongruous with morning sports/music/pop culture discussion, could go off the rails from a political standpoint, and also risky because Rich isn't the greatest interviewer in the world. I wouldn't call the interview "exciting", but it was very interesting and I thought Rich did a really good job staying on topic. I also thought the former SS agent stuck to the topic (how are events like this set up and managed from a USSS/security standpoint) very well also and didn't venture off into more controversial areas.