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redsrule2500
08-31-2006, 10:21 PM
I would go with Bill Cunningham and Glenn Beck.:thumbup:

Both are extremely fun/entertaining/informative.

I also agree with them in most cases, what are you favorites?

WMR
08-31-2006, 10:22 PM
There can be only one.

Howard Stern.

Everything else is just noise.

dman
08-31-2006, 10:24 PM
Glen Beck, Roger Hedgecock, Bill Cunningham

redsrule2500
08-31-2006, 10:30 PM
There can be only one.

Howard Stern.

Everything else is just noise.

Yuck, that's just trash. I would fine that to be the 'noise'

macro
08-31-2006, 10:32 PM
Mike McConnell

IowaRed
08-31-2006, 10:33 PM
Dan Patrick, especially when Keith Olbermann joins him. Used to be Tony K. but he has apparently moved on to some other gig :)

redsrule2500
08-31-2006, 10:33 PM
Mike McConnell

Wow I forgot him! He's awesome as well

WMR
08-31-2006, 10:34 PM
Yuck, that's just trash. I would fine that to be the 'noise'

All I can say to that is bababooey to you.

http://www.howardshrine.com/howardshrine/beetlejuice/beet_06.jpg

OldRightHander
08-31-2006, 10:38 PM
I like Glenn Beck and Dan Patrick, and occasionally Charlie Steiner's show on XM 175. I don't care for the overly political stuff that much.

BuckWoody
08-31-2006, 10:44 PM
Dan Patrick, especially when Keith Olbermann joins him. Used to be Tony K. but he has apparently moved on to some other gig :)

I'm with you...especially on Mr. Tony. I always had his show on at lunchtime which prompted my wife to ask me more than once, "What are you *listening* to?". :) Colin Cowherd pales in comparison, imo.

As far as local guys go, I don't mind the Shotgun at all. He can get kind of cheesy at times but he's not bad.

guttle11
08-31-2006, 10:50 PM
Colin Cowherd.

The guy's flat out hilarious. "Who is Morelli? I'll take salami, I'll give you Morelli!"

lo ryder
08-31-2006, 11:06 PM
Willie

RadfordVA
08-31-2006, 11:10 PM
the sports junkies out of DC. Probably a lot of people have never heard of them but they are really funny and talk about everything not just sports. They are four guys who grew up together for the most part and kind of sound like you and your buddies just sitting around talking. They can rival howard stern sometimes with their pornstars and topics of conversation. They actually took over his time slot in DC. You can listen to them online from 5-10 am if anyones interested.

cincinnati chili
08-31-2006, 11:13 PM
Terry Gross freshair.org

MartyFan
09-01-2006, 12:02 AM
As for national types...Glenn Beck is as funny a person as I have ever heard on his radio show and I love how creative his bits are.

Locally or at least anything in the State of Ohio....BORING!!!

Thank you CC, CBS, EMMIS and the rest of the cookie cutter broadcasting corporations for sucking the life out of any quality broadcasting.

Caveat Emperor
09-01-2006, 01:00 AM
the sports junkies out of DC. Probably a lot of people have never heard of them but they are really funny and talk about everything not just sports. They are four guys who grew up together for the most part and kind of sound like you and your buddies just sitting around talking. They can rival howard stern sometimes with their pornstars and topics of conversation. They actually took over his time slot in DC. You can listen to them online from 5-10 am if anyones interested.

The Junkies are fantastic. I used to listen to them on JFK in the evenings when I was in high school. Good, solid radio.

I've become a big Opie & Anthony fan over the last year or so that I've had XM. They're incredibly witty and insightful at times, but also can just smash you over the head with the inappropriateness, which I love.

ghettochild
09-01-2006, 01:03 AM
russ martin here in north texas

Ron Madden
09-01-2006, 04:03 AM
I always listen to The Marty Brennamen Show.

I'm sure you've heard it, the one with a ball game going on in the background.
Every now and then the action on the feild catches Martys attention. Like in the 16 inining game vs the Dodgers.

We lost that game, Marty some how forgot that he was "The Hall Of Famer" and did a wonderful job callining PBP. I almost felt like I was there.

Razor Shines
09-01-2006, 04:27 AM
As for national types...Glenn Beck is as funny a person as I have ever heard on his radio show and I love how creative his bits are.


I agree. He's a sick freak.

GAC
09-01-2006, 04:47 AM
Due to my work schedule I really don't get to listen to much talk radio as I use to. But I do like Mike McConnell. I've heard Glenn Beck a few times. I also, on occassion pick up the Savage Nation out of NYC which I find entertaining.

Ltlabner
09-01-2006, 06:23 AM
Mike McConnell, Beck, Rodger Hedgecock are all good.

There's a guy out of Milwaukee thats pretty good, Mark Belling (sp?).

Local to Cincy on Saturday/Sunday AM Gary Sullivan who does home repair/handyman talkshow. It's on every weekend in the background.

RedsBaron
09-01-2006, 06:46 AM
Hoppy Kercheval is the host of a state wide news/talk radio show broadcast throughout West Virginia 10 a.m. to noon weekdays. He is informative, knowledgable and fair. Unlike a lot of radio hosts who contantly interrupt their guests, he gives both his guests and those who call in a fair chance to state their case.

Red in Chicago
09-01-2006, 08:11 AM
There can be only one.

Howard Stern.

Everything else is just noise.

BINGO!!! you got that right wmr:beerme:

dabvu2498
09-01-2006, 08:21 AM
All the guys on XM 175 (except the Ripken bros), the Two Live Stews on 1410 AM from 4-7 PM weekdays, the Sports Zone on 104.5 FM from Nashville from 4-8 PM weekdays, and just about anything on NPR. I refuse to listen to 700 unless the Reds or Bengals are actually on the air.

Dom Heffner
09-01-2006, 09:42 PM
Olbermann is wonderful no matter the venue.

Beck is unbearable. I can see the talent, but if he only picked on his friends who make mistakes with the same wit and venom that he uses against the people he doesn't like, I might like him.

redsmetz
09-01-2006, 09:46 PM
Ed Schultz

HumnHilghtFreel
09-01-2006, 09:55 PM
I've been listening to a lot of Mike and Mike in the morning since I've been out of school this summer. I'm not much for the radio though, just something to turn on and listen to when I'm not busy.

Ravenlord
09-01-2006, 10:02 PM
Chic MaGee

Steve Sommers

Dr. Drew

Matt700wlw
09-01-2006, 10:03 PM
Dr. Laura.



I'm kidding :D

RBA
09-01-2006, 10:40 PM
Beck is unbearable. I can see the talent, but if he only picked on his friends who make mistakes with the same wit and venom that he uses against the people he doesn't like, I might like him.

Yup, I don't see the humor in making fun of the blind. I guess the handicap is fair game nowadays.

BUTLER REDSFAN
09-01-2006, 10:54 PM
i like limbaugh,laura ingraham,hannity,cunningham especially when seg is on with him(thank you for your love and thank you for your lust)..i'm as conservative as they come but michael savage drives me nuts--agree with a lot of what he says but his schtick apparently is to be as hateful on the air as he can be and that gets old quick

RBA
09-01-2006, 11:26 PM
I listen to Randi Rhodes, Sam Sedar, Ed Schultz, Bernie Ward, Ray Talefero, Thom Hartman, and Keith Olberman on the XM Radio. Note: MSNBC will be taken off XM soon, if not already. Goodbye KO.

Also, I tune into CSPAN Washington Journal on XM and O and A sometimes.

Of course, I don't have the time to listen all the time. It's mostly when I'm in the car.

Razor Shines
09-02-2006, 02:59 AM
Olbermann is wonderful no matter the venue.

Beck is unbearable. I can see the talent, but if he only picked on his friends who make mistakes with the same wit and venom that he uses against the people he doesn't like, I might like him.

I think he does. I have heard him rip into his "friends". He seems to give his unabashed opinion on everything, you may not agree with his opinion but if he thinks one of his "friends" does something stupid he'll let them know.

RANDY IN INDY
09-02-2006, 08:43 AM
Mark Packer here in Charlotte is pretty good. His "Primetime with the Packman" show is quite entertaining at times. He is the son of CBS basketball analyst Billy Packer.

Heath
09-02-2006, 09:21 AM
Clark Howard.

Dom Heffner
09-02-2006, 09:53 AM
have heard him rip into his "friends". He seems to give his unabashed opinion on everything, you may not agree with his opinion but if he thinks one of his "friends" does something stupid he'll let them know.


I'm not saying he doesn't let his friends know when he disagrees with them. I'm saying he doesn't do it in the same manner. He doesn't write songs and commercial parodies about people who think his way, unless they are so obviously out of whack that it's safe to do it.

He may have changed. He used to do his show here in Tampa, and a fellow employee had him on the radio for hours on end, so I have listened to him quite a bit. It was one of the greatest moments of my life when the boss told him he didn't care what he listened to except for that show.

If Beck now attacks both sides equally, I'd be surprised, but I'll have
to take your word for it because I'm never listening to him again. I have a personal boycott of CNN due to him and Nancy Grace, so I never see him, and I avoid the radio station he is on here as well. When WFLA started playing Mark "I'm so grumpy it's uncomfortable" Levin, they officially went to 24 hours of a solid one way street.

I have a problem with people- like Beck- who use their past failures as a way to shove their newfound goodness down everybody's throats. If he went down a dark path and came out of it, then let everybody else have the same shot.

Glenn Beck didn't come out of his struggle with alcoholism and drugs by listening to an AM radio program- so spare us the sermon, Glenn.

His show is an exercise an egotism masked as humility.

RedsBaron
09-02-2006, 03:26 PM
I don't listen to Glenn Beck but he would have to go quite aways to have less humility than Keith Olbermann.

MaineRed
09-03-2006, 01:43 AM
Don Imus. The show was better 10 years ago but I'm hooked.

I love Colin Cowherd. He is an amazing guy. My wife and I drove from here in Maine to Florida back in in January and I told her right from the start, if there is one sports talk radio show you will be able to tolerate it, it is Cowherd. She was skeptical. No other radio show had ever peaked her interest, why would his? The result? She laughed the entire show. I forget what he was even talking about now but it was laugh out loud funny while making TONS of sense. That is him in a nutshell. He makes so much sense, it is funny. The other day he was talking about how he only has 17 years of good football viewing left. He said after that he will be senile and drooling. He went on and on about it, explaining it every which way, as he usually does and as usual it was quite entertaining. Herd is the man at ESPN radio.

I've been listening to WLW a lot this summer on XM but I haven't gotten a good read on the host. Furman's show is a little odd but I do like having the luxury of being able to listen to a Reds related show. directv and xm have been great for a lifelong Maine resident Red fan. Being a boxscore fan, sucks.

WVRed
09-03-2006, 09:02 AM
Glenn Beck. His show on Headline News is just as good if not better than the radio show.

Blimpie
09-03-2006, 12:08 PM
Tony Kornheiser and Steve Zabin (Sports)

Mike McConnell (Topics of the Day)

Dave Ramsey (Money Matters)

Howard Stern (Entertainment)

Heath
09-03-2006, 05:49 PM
Dave Ramsey (Money Matters)

That's a man with his ducks in a row - I took his financial class. Enjoyed it.

Razor Shines
09-03-2006, 09:56 PM
Tony Kornheiser and Steve Zabin (Sports)

Mike McConnell (Topics of the Day)

Dave Ramsey (Money Matters)

Howard Stern (Entertainment)

I like him a lot. I started listening to him when I got married.

HumnHilghtFreel
09-03-2006, 10:10 PM
What about TC and Griffey Sr.???!? lol

Jpup
09-04-2006, 04:05 PM
Opy and Anthony. :cool:

WVRed
09-04-2006, 06:23 PM
On a somewhat related note, somebody at work had the radio on Neal Boortz today. The basic premise of the discussion, what would make somebody decide they wanted to become a proctologist?

Needless to say, I got up and changed the station.

GAC
09-04-2006, 08:37 PM
On a somewhat related note, somebody at work had the radio on Neal Boortz today. The basic premise of the discussion, what would make somebody decide they wanted to become a proctologist?

Needless to say, I got up and changed the station.

I like Boortz (haven't listened for a long time though) for some of his Libertarian views.

Rojo
09-05-2006, 04:34 PM
I listen to Randi Rhodes, Sam Sedar, Ed Schultz, Bernie Ward, Ray Talefero, Thom Hartman, and Keith Olberman on the XM Radio. Note: MSNBC will be taken off XM soon, if not already. Goodbye KO.

Also, I tune into CSPAN Washington Journal on XM and O and A sometimes.

Of course, I don't have the time to listen all the time. It's mostly when I'm in the car.

Wow, I didn't know you could listen to Bernie Ward and Ray Talefero outside of the Bay Area. KGO, Disney's San Francisco corporate mouthpiece, has moved these two into the 10pm to 1am and 1am to 5 am slots. Believe it or not, the only two liberals in the most liberal part of the country are relegated to graveyard shifts. Bernie's awesome, he really gets it.

Thom Hartman and Mike Malloy were two of my favorites on AAR. Malloy's been fired for criticizing Israel, of course. AAR is mostly a disappointment, Al Franken's just an insider-cozy mainstream Democrat, kinda the equivalent of Rush. That kind of radio is boring. For sheer entertainment I'd rather listen to the BernieWard/MikeMalloy/MichaelSavage types.

Hartman's the exception. Not a bellower but a real intellectual. Do yourself a favor and seek him out.

RBA
09-05-2006, 04:48 PM
Wow, I didn't know you could listen to Bernie Ward and Ray Talefero outside of the Bay Area. KGO, Disney's San Francisco corporate mouthpiece, has moved these two into the 10pm to 1am and 1am to 5 am slots. Believe it or not, the only two liberals in the most liberal part of the country are relegated to graveyard shifts. Bernie's awesome, he really gets it.



KGO signals BOOMS out at night, much like WLW does in the midwest. It can be heard in Vancover, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix at night. I use to listen to them in California. I really don't have the time to listen to them at night, but they are available via web stream and they do have archives of their shows on the KGO website.

I also find some of the other hosts on KGO entertaining, they are liberatarians and conservatives on that station.

Also, Karel is a good listen to some of the times.

Rojo
09-06-2006, 03:52 PM
KGO signals BOOMS out at night, much like WLW does in the midwest. It can be heard in Vancover, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix at night. I use to listen to them in California. I really don't have the time to listen to them at night, but they are available via web stream and they do have archives of their shows on the KGO website.

I also find some of the other hosts on KGO entertaining, they are liberatarians and conservatives on that station.

Also, Karel is a good listen to some of the times.


Ahhh. For a brief shining moment, I had hoped that both were syndicated. Our power elite, unlike say the old Kremlin, at least tolerate a few dribs and drabs of dissent. I'm grateful.

goreds2
09-06-2006, 09:09 PM
Opie and Anthony (XM Radio)

Dave Ramsey (MONEY)

Tracy Jones (We know who he is)
www.tracyjonesonline.com

The John and Jeff Show
(Variety talk cancelled off XM :cry: )
http://www.johnjeff.com/

Clark Howard (Saving Money)

Seg Dennision (I like him when he fills in for Furman)

Ron & Fez (XM Radio)

Charlie Steiner (Baseball Beat XM Radio)

My wife likes:

Howard Stern

Dr. Laura

The John and Jeff Show

Dave Ramsey (She doesn't admit it though. :laugh: )

Jpup
09-07-2006, 07:57 AM
I've been listening to Dave Ramsey for years on 99.7 WWTN in Nashville and worked for a radio station that carried him after he went syndicated.

He's a very smart fellow. He's the reason I refuse to have a credit card, among other things.

Blimpie
09-07-2006, 11:25 AM
Ron & Fez (XM Radio)I remember the old days when that was simply the "Ron & Ron Show" based out of Tampa on WYNF. At that time, Fez Whatley was merely a bit player to go along with Ron Diaz and Ron Bennington.

Ron Diaz left the show once his wife Debbie died following complications from contracting the AIDS virus. After that, there was no show of any sort until the recent reincarnation with Ron & Fez. I have listened online to some of the Ron & Fez shows over the last few years.

IMO nothing will compare to the live gigs and morning shows that they pulled off under the Ron & Ron flag...

goreds2
09-07-2006, 10:02 PM
I remember the old days when that was simply the "Ron & Ron Show" based out of Tampa on WYNF. At that time, Fez Whatley was merely a bit player to go along with Ron Diaz and Ron Bennington.

Ron Diaz left the show once his wife Debbie died following complications from contracting the AIDS virus. After that, there was no show of any sort until the recent reincarnation with Ron & Fez. I have listened online to some of the Ron & Fez shows over the last few years.

IMO nothing will compare to the live gigs and morning shows that they pulled off under the Ron & Ron flag...

Interesting, thanks for sharing. I have only listened to them since they came to XM.

zombielady
09-08-2006, 01:35 PM
Scott Sloan on 700 is always good for a laugh or too. Him and Bill Boshears...