Wednesday, January 2, 2013
What's the obsession with sports talk radio
In Orlando a couple of weeks ago, the talk stations there were running sports shows overnight. I couldn't find a single issues or political show within range.
It the news/talk format suffering? Is sports really more popular? Or are operators steering away from news/talk to avoid political controversy and entanglements.
In my younger days, I had some overnight DJ jobs. But never got to do over all night-time talk radio. With so much going on politically, I think it would be a blast to revive an all night issues talk show. But I've also noted that most shows on late night radio are either pre-recorded, syndicated, and often both.
For the time being, I'll keep practicing the talk radio craft online. Don Dickinson do a show on Fridays, and leave it up and in replay until the following show. Check us out if you like at TalkSouthRadio.com.