I agree with much of what you said, but I also remember listening to KILT when they first made the switch over and the programming and station, overall, sucked until they got some decent talent in. To me, talent makes the shows, not necessarily ALL coverage of local teams. KILT's morning team had some VERY funny stuff on this week and I found myself listening more frequently than I usually do and it had nothing to do with sports and I consider myself an above average sports fan. If 790 pulled the right talent over and switched to local programming as well, we would see a much different marketplace in my opinion.
> Well, they are already stole the low ratings from KILT.
> I thought Rich Lord did sign a three-year contract. I bet
> it is one of the morning guys.
> I just could not see myself leaving Infinity and KILT 610
> for Clear Channel and 790. KILT has the Rockets and Texans
> contracts and while there is a need for improvement there, I
> just can't see KBME taking these guys down.
> Also, I can't see anyone from KILT-AM leaving and making
> tremendous in roads at KBME. Sure KBME has better national
> recognition with ESPN and Fox Sports Radio, but KILT has a
> better local presence, and let's face it, if people want to
> hear what's going on with the Rockets, Texans, and yes even
> Astros (with the exception of the Astros actual broadcasts),
> we are turning on 610 to get the scoop. Now, if I want to
> hear about Terrell Owens and his contract problems, or about
> the latest Mike Tyson fight (or trial), I'm probably
> inclined to turn on KBME.
> As I stated in a previous post, I could be wrong, but I just
> can't see Sports being a long-term solution for CC or KBME.
> Charlie should have stayed put (I'm sure CC probably offered
> a better financial deal to get him on board) and whoever
> else is crossing over to the dark side, ought reconsider if
> it's not too late.