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RedsMan3203
05-20-2006, 12:30 AM
Once, again... I'm not pleased with Extra Innings.... I don't think I got to hear anything about the Reds for 30-40 mins on tonights show....

So, Does anyone here have Tracey Jones email? I looked at 700wlw.com and couldn't find it...

Matt, could you come up with his email for me?

I want to send Mr. Jones a email.

savafan
05-20-2006, 12:33 AM
I dunno about e-mail, but I know you can call the station. I've actually gotten to speak to Furman off the air during the day several times.

WVRedsFan
05-20-2006, 12:33 AM
2 of us.

I finally turned it off at about 11:15. I'm going to avoid weekends the rest of the year. Hardly any discussion of the game, just Tracy's ego.

KronoRed
05-20-2006, 12:34 AM
You didn't play the game so your opinion doesn't count ;)

RedsMan3203
05-20-2006, 12:36 AM
Oh, my opinion is going to count... one of these days.... :p

I might have to take a drive down to Cincinnati for a game on the nights where they broadcast live from Applebees after the game.

Are they still doing that?

This way, I get to talk to him in person.

paulrichjr
05-20-2006, 12:39 AM
Speaking of Extra Innings...Are the Reds really considering putting slot machines at the ballpark? I missed the majority of the conversation between the idiot (Tracy Jones who is for slot machines at the stadium) and a caller.

reds44
05-20-2006, 12:41 AM
Oh, my opinion is going to count... one of these days.... :p

I might have to take a drive down to Cincinnati for a game on the nights where they broadcast live from Applebees after the game.

Are they still doing that?

This way, I get to talk to him in person.
Good story.

Last year of Riverfront Stadium I went to my 1st Reds game. It was the Reds vs. Athletics. Reds got killed and besides Casey's 3 run homer couldn't touch Zito, but that isn't the story.

After the stadium we go over to Convington's landing and they have the show on there. I go up there and ask a question (remember I am only 16 now, so I was probably 13 then I want to say). That was when Aaron Boone was batting 2nd, but he was hitting like .200 and this game was like in June. I ask why Aaron Boone is 2nd and I think Ray Knight was the one answering the questions. I got a standing ovation from the crowd. Ray ended up saying he thought it was because B. Boone maybe thought if he got A. Boone more at bats maybe he would hit his way out of a slump. As I walked by to my table I got another standing ovation from the crowd.

I know that was completely off topic, but I had to share that story.

Chip R
05-20-2006, 01:44 AM
Oh, my opinion is going to count... one of these days.... :p

I might have to take a drive down to Cincinnati for a game on the nights where they broadcast live from Applebees after the game.

Are they still doing that?

This way, I get to talk to him in person.

Actually they are doing it from Gameday Sports Cafe now since Applebees is no longer with us. Funny thing happened last year when Extra Innings at Gameday was invaded by RedsZone.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37622

Newport Red
05-20-2006, 01:50 AM
Speaking of Extra Innings...Are the Reds really considering putting slot machines at the ballpark? I missed the majority of the conversation between the idiot (Tracy Jones who is for slot machines at the stadium) and a caller.

That was a Furman topic one night. I don't know if he originated the idea or picked it up from someone else. My threshhold for Furman is the amount of time it takes me to get from home to the Pony Keg and back.

redsfanfalcon
05-20-2006, 11:55 AM
You didn't play the game so your opinion doesn't count

I hate it when he says that. I played the game in high school, legion ball, and some college, although it isn't the majors. I know baseball is a bit different on each level, but baseball is still baseball. Most of the rules are the same (the basics are the same).

Newman4
05-20-2006, 12:01 PM
I listened to it for like 5-10 minutes during a late night trip to Kroger. I heard Tracy bragging about being a "career .273 hitter" and how he wanted the Reds to bean someone or something. Once he starts bragging on himself I start either laughing or rolling my eyes and can't drive safely so he gets turned off.

TeamBoone
05-20-2006, 02:28 PM
Maybe this will help:

HEAD HONCHO FOR REDS, BENGALS, BEARCATS, MUSKETEERS NETWORKS
DAVE ARMBRUSTER-Director of Sports Programming
(513) 686-8300

And here's the link for sending an email:

http://www.700wlw.com/pages/contact.html

Heath
05-20-2006, 03:07 PM
Maybe this will help:

HEAD HONCHO FOR REDS, BENGALS, BEARCATS, MUSKETEERS NETWORKS
DAVE ARMBRUSTER-Director of Sports Programming
(513) 686-8300

And here's the link for sending an email:

http://www.700wlw.com/pages/contact.html


Yid Man seems like a straight shooter.

Javy Pornstache
05-20-2006, 03:21 PM
Everyone knows Extra Innings is about two things:

1) The Reds

2) me

That's from Tracy Jones after getting too many calls about a caller from Indian Hill who's become a bit of a regular in calling in and complaining about "low-class" people at Reds games. I know I am likely in the minority, but I think his schtick is hilarious, personally. I definitely think there are some problems with his show and can see how he gets under some people's skins after a while of it, but he's like a caricature, really. I don't like when he spends 45-60 minutes talking about panhandlers and doesn't take many calls, but a lot of what he does seems to be a character to me.

membengal
05-20-2006, 03:44 PM
Why would people wanting to listen to Reds talk want a "character"? What the hell kind of lame programming is that? Why must WLW continue to cater to the lowest common denominator, something it has done since I was about 9 years old and continues right to the present now that I am 35 and long since moved away?

XM's picking up WLW as a dedicated station has meant I have been able to listen to WLW with fresh ears after about 10 years of only infrequent listens, and it is horrible. But the worst of the worst is Tracy Jones and the EI show. It's not even close. He is soul suckingly bad. A joke.

Cooper
05-20-2006, 03:56 PM
I think Furman is soooo much worse than Jones....at least Jones picks a side and argues from that view point....Furman flips back and forth to create so called controversy-instead it comes off as schtick. I've stopped listening to both.

KronoRed
05-20-2006, 05:22 PM
Why must WLW continue to cater to the lowest common denominator?
They are a tabloid station, it's what they do.

membengal
05-20-2006, 06:04 PM
They are a tabloid station, it's what they do.

I understand that. But when it comes to the Reds (or, even, Bengals), there is no need to continue that shtik. People are truly fans of those teams and are glad to talk about them without the carnival of bull****. That's all I'm saying, really...

Matt700wlw
05-20-2006, 06:14 PM
Oh, my opinion is going to count... one of these days.... :p

I might have to take a drive down to Cincinnati for a game on the nights where they broadcast live from Applebees after the game.

Are they still doing that?



I think something is in the works, but I don't know too much yet...I don't think it's going to be Applebees, though.

Matt700wlw
05-20-2006, 06:16 PM
Maybe this will help:

HEAD HONCHO FOR REDS, BENGALS, BEARCATS, MUSKETEERS NETWORKS
DAVE ARMBRUSTER-Director of Sports Programming
(513) 686-8300

And here's the link for sending an email:

http://www.700wlw.com/pages/contact.html

He has nothing to do with Tracy or any of the on-air hosts.

TeamBoone
05-20-2006, 07:03 PM
They are a tabloid station, it's what they do.

They claim to be a news station.

TeamBoone
05-20-2006, 07:05 PM
He has nothing to do with Tracy or any of the on-air hosts.

I posted him as a potential contact because he's the sports programming director. I thought he might be able to shed some light on how to contact TJ, as there are no direct contact listings on the WLW website.

I just thought it might be a baby step in the right direction.... sorry.

WVRedsFan
05-20-2006, 07:17 PM
Truth be...I don't necessarily want to see him off the station. He apparently has his followers and that's fine.

I'll just not listen. The only reason to listen is to see what analysis we have of the game and that never happens. It frequently happens with Andy Furman, so I'll just listen during the week when I can and after the game on the weekends, I'll do something else.

Matt700wlw
05-20-2006, 07:22 PM
I posted him as a potential contact because he's the sports programming director. I thought he might be able to shed some light on how to contact TJ, as there are no direct contact listings on the WLW website.

I just thought it might be a baby step in the right direction.... sorry.

The phone number is the front desk....they can help from there

LINEDRIVER
05-21-2006, 12:44 AM
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I like listening to Tracy.

I recently heard Jones give out his email address as TJWLW@zoomtown.com

RedsMan3203
05-21-2006, 01:36 AM
Thank You LineDRiver -I knew it had something to do with zoomtown... just couldn't remember the rest.

I'll fire off an email this week once I get around to it.

WVRedsFan
05-21-2006, 01:55 AM
OTOH, I slipped up and llistened to tonight's Extra Innings and really enjoyed it--as much as I could under the circumstances. The guy who did it (I can't remember his name) was a real post-game show host. Real baseball talk. Even Richard called in and talked baseball--none of the stuff about his wealth and all of that. Pure baseball. As it should be.

billy117
05-21-2006, 02:16 AM
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I like listening to Tracy.

I recently heard Jones give out his email address as TJWLW@zoomtown.com

I guess i am also. I think he's pretty funny and i think he's half kidding when he talks about himself....but that's just a theory, it's probably wrong.

kyred14
05-21-2006, 02:21 AM
OTOH, I slipped up and llistened to tonight's Extra Innings and really enjoyed it--as much as I could under the circumstances. The guy who did it (I can't remember his name) was a real post-game show host. Real baseball talk. Even Richard called in and talked baseball--none of the stuff about his wealth and all of that. Pure baseball. As it should be.

It wasn't Alan Cutler was it? I don't even know why I asked, because none of those things describe him very well.

Ron Madden
05-21-2006, 02:33 AM
It wasn't Alan Cutler was it? I don't even know why I asked, because none of those things describe him very well.

The Show is supposed to be about the Reds and for fans to call in and discuss the game.

Alan Cutler might be an Idiot but at least he talks about the game, something Furman and Jones seldom do.

RAS
05-21-2006, 05:16 AM
I'm real tired of Tracy Jones and the way he brings on these goofs that say they are from Beverly Hills, CA and Indian Hill, etc. I don't even think any of these folks are real people, just characters to liven his show. Maybe he wants to be a "personality" rather than a sports talk host. It totally gets away from being about sports at all when he's on there.