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    Wildman Walker fired

    I was surprised to see this hasn't been discussed.

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/tv/2011/...ildman-walker/

    I guess everything (and everyone) runs its'/their course. Never thought I'd see this one though.
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    Re: Wildman Walker fired

    When I interned at the WLW sports department, he one of the nicest people to me. Just a flat out gentleman. Let me use his desk, talked to me like I was more than just an intern. Hate to see anyone lose their job.

    He kept me entertained during many a drive to high school.

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    I'll echo Dom -- I've met the Wildman several times, and he's been nothing but a fantastic individual each time.

    It's kinda sad, but radio has turned into a barren wasteland of awful over the last 10 years. Like many things, though, the trend just took a little longer to hit Cincinnati. I'm very glad I have an XM Radio so that I can listen to Howard or O&A in the mornings and not bother with the garbage the local FM / AM scene has to offer.
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    Re: Wildman Walker fired

    That is pretty crappy, they have both been on WEBN forever. Some of Wildman's rants on Danny Graves and Nancy Zimpher were epic.

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    Re: Wildman Walker fired

    Anybody ever gone to his bar in St Bernard? Is it worth trying? I think it's called Boomerang's. Does he still do the Cyclones PA work at home games?

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    Re: Wildman Walker fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I'll echo Dom -- I've met the Wildman several times, and he's been nothing but a fantastic individual each time.

    It's kinda sad, but radio has turned into a barren wasteland of awful over the last 10 years. Like many things, though, the trend just took a little longer to hit Cincinnati. I'm very glad I have an XM Radio so that I can listen to Howard or O&A in the mornings and not bother with the garbage the local FM / AM scene has to offer.
    Cincinnati radio is a barren wasteland of crap. Im "lucky" that I live far enough north to pick up the Dayton stations. That's sad.

    I do like the iheartradio app, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Anybody ever gone to his bar in St Bernard? Is it worth trying? I think it's called Boomerang's. Does he still do the Cyclones PA work at home games?
    His bar is kind of a dive, from what I've heard. And yes, he still does PA for the Cyclones. Having been to a fair share of minor-league hockey games, he's very good at it, IMO.
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    Re: Wildman Walker fired

    Been a long time since I've listened to the Dawn Patrol. Once they lost Robin Wood and Eddie Fingers, I stopped listening.

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    Re: Wildman Walker fired

    Also fired on the same day was Bob "The Producer" Berry. I thought some his stuff was great and another super nice person.

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    Re: Wildman Walker fired

    Although I agree that it is sad, once you have done Rock n Roll for 25 years, you are too old to do Rock n Roll.
    What if this is as good as it gets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain13 View Post
    Although I agree that it is sad, once you have done Rock n Roll for 25 years, you are too old to do Rock n Roll.
    Have you listened to WEBN's playlist? I'd say the majority of the stuff they play is 20-25 years old.
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    Overheard a couple of Cumulus guys at work today in the bathroom discussing the possibility of reuniting the Dawn Patrol. Don't know how serious it was, but they didn't know I was in the bathroom...
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    Overheard more at Cumulus HQ today. Apparently it would be at least 2 months before anything could be done.
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