The Tennesseean is reporting
that SportsRadio 106.7 The Fan will return to the arena of live, local call-in sports talk during the afternoon drive time next week. The station has been running syndicated ESPN programming since the show featuring Blake Fulton and Joe Biddle was cancelled a few months ago.
The new show, which will be hosted by Boots Donnelly and Bob Bell, will go up the 300 pound gorilla that is George Plaster's show on 104.5 The Zone. It will also go up against the call-in show on AM 560 with Bill King (kind of the Tony Basillio show of the Nashville market only with a better host).
I'm all for it becuase I think the variety and competition benefits the radio listener. I think it's good to have a station or two to push the big dog in the area and keep every one on top of their game. And as we get toward the most important sports season of all, we need all the coverage we can get....
I'm also glad to the new show has new blood in it. I was getting a bit tired of Blake Fulton's schtick...
Now, if some local station would pick up Rick and Bubba in the mornings again, I'd be a happy radio listener.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/10/2006 02:36:00 PM