MORE CHANGES COMING

Jason Gregor
July 29 2011 02:08PM

The media landscape across the country has seen lots of movement that past few weeks, and there will be some in Edmonton on the TEAM 1260 this fall.


Today was the last day for Oilers Lunch on the TEAM 1260, but The TEAM 1260 will continue to be hockey-based during the 12-2 p.m. slot. It will focus mainly on the NHL, both on and off the ice, but  you will hear two different areas of focus for each hour.

Starting in September TEAM 1260 will run Inside Hockey from 12- 1p.m. "We are using the line, 'Biggest names in hockey. Period.' That kind of sums it up. If it happens in the NHL you'll hear the details every day at noon," said TEAM 1260 brand director Ross Macleod.

The Mark Spector Show will follow  from 1-2 p.m. Spector started writing for the Edmonton Journal in May of 1987. He's an avid sports fan, a diehard Cubs fan, he even has CUBSWIN as his licence plate, and he is one of the main columnists for Sportsnet.ca

"When you get your first job in this business, back in 1987 at the Edmonton Journal for me, you just hope to hang around long enough to accrue a few memories. Then you get a few Stanley Cups, a few Olympics, some World Series' and Grey Cups in the rearview mirror, and you're hooked," said Spector.

"It's been nearly 25 years now for me in print, on the net, and most recently on Sportsnet and Jason Gregor's show. I've got a dresser drawer overflowing with press passes, and I can't think of a better place to bring together all that experience, all those contacts and all the tales that come with a quarter century in the business, than on the Team 1260 with The Mark Spector Show.

"This is going to be a blast."

Spector will bring a fun, no nonsense approach and he's connected.

"Being able to bring a guy like Mark Spector on board is huge. I've admired Mark's work for year. He tells it like it, has a good sense of humour and having him as part of our team will only make us better," said Macleod

Macleod has a few other plans for the station, but wasn't prepared to outline all of them, but he's confident sports fans, and specifically hockey fans will like the changes. You can expect more appearances from Darren Dreger, Bob McKenzie, Elliott Friedman and many more of the most connected guys in hockey.

"I think this is the best, and most diverse, line-up the TEAM 1260 has ever had. I'm really proud of what we've been able to accomplish, and I can't wait for September. I think the listeners will really enjoy the guests we have lined up from across the country to enhance our new shows."

 

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One of Canada's most versatile sports personalities. Jason hosts The Jason Gregor Show, weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m., on TSN 1260, and he writes a column every Monday in the Edmonton Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonGregor
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#1 Ales Hallsky
July 29 2011, 02:12PM
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Let me be the fist to congrat the latvian

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#2 David S
July 29 2011, 02:13PM
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What? NO MORE OILERS LUNCH??????

A single tear is running down my cheek right at this moment.

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#3 David S
July 29 2011, 02:15PM
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Also, is Spector going to be installing those gas heaters on his deck for his show this winter?

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#4 mayorpoop
July 29 2011, 02:16PM
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what?! last day for stauffer today?!

ok.

moving on...

i like the changes they sound great and the team will still get my ears daily...none of that other guy we will not speak....propaganda machine.

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#5 KB
July 29 2011, 02:22PM
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I was disappointed to hear that Oilers Lunch was being cancelled, but I'm optimistic about the two new replacement shows. I like Spector's take (I don't always agree, but he's fun to listen to).

Looking forward to this new lineup, and will listen when I can.

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#6 Floyd Jiveson
July 29 2011, 02:23PM
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Is this the beginning of the end? Replacing oilers lunch with nationradio is the only way I would had liked this move. Radio just became less intriguing to listen to. SHAME.

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#7 David S
July 29 2011, 02:26PM
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As long as we don't get more Rome. Man that show sucks. Suuuuuuuuucks!

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#8 Bob Cob
July 29 2011, 02:28PM
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The change the station should have made was to broadcast the 3rd hour of the Jim Rome show from 12-1 instead of cutting it off at 12 and then going to the Mark Spector show. I have to switch to Fan 960 to catch the rest of Rome's show, heck its the only good thing on that station but it's still an inconvenience. Wasn't a fan of Stauffer so I won't miss Oilers Lunch.

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#9 RossCreekNation
July 29 2011, 02:32PM
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REALLY looking forward to the new shows. Spec has long been one of my favorites (kinda wish he was getting 2 hrs). And 'Inside Hockey' with the likes of Rishaug, Dreger, McKenzie, Friedman, Matheson, Jones, etc (and hopefully more Bronte) sounds pretty darn good too. When does Bob make the jump to CHED? Be interesting to have the choice to switch back & forth - I'm sure I will, but like I said, looking forward to the new shows.

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#10 Reagan
July 29 2011, 02:46PM
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No offenece not turning the dial to hear Stauffer. Leaving it on 1260 for superior sports programming.

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This is awesome. I was worried for the team and what kind garbage they might end up with, but once again Ross Macleod comes through.

Is Spec going to still do the spec report?

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#12 Jay Bird
July 29 2011, 02:48PM
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Must say, the propaganda machine known as Stauffer needed to be silenced. It was getting blatant and I understand it was impossible for Bob to be objective anymore. I like the guy, but he sold out and that's that.

Spec rules. Gonna be great.

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#13 T.C.
July 29 2011, 02:57PM
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WTF!the day it's cancelled is the first day we hear of this.this is Bulls**t!going to miss oilers lunch only reason I tune in besides gregor.

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#14 OvenChicken8 - Team JSBM
July 29 2011, 03:00PM
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I'm going to be torn between what will be the new Oilers show on ched at noon and the 1260 line up.

Honestly though, if Nielson is going to have a slot without Chase that will be a pretty big draw. When it was just him and Fraser the other week that was one of my favorite morning shows the team has had since I started listening a few years back.

Spec for an hour is what will be the make or break for most people. If he continues calling it how it is, this will work and will kill any momentum Ched may have with Stauffer moving there. When spec was on Oilers lunch earlier (this week I believe) with Stauf, his pure honesty and calling a spade a spade on that show was very refreshing.

Any way you look at it, Edmonton's sports radio just got a whole lot more interesting.

Congrats on the new shows; I'll be listening and anticipating the best.

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#15 freewhwheeling
July 29 2011, 03:11PM
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I don't think this is the teams best lineup ever as Ross Macloed stated .But you have to pump up the lineup that is his job.It is kind of sad to see Bob leave as he was a 1260 original.Spec is well connected and should have a decent show. Time will tell who the winner is.Hey there might be a third station to enter the hockey talk mad city of Edmonton.

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#16 Travis Dakin
July 29 2011, 03:13PM
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So... why no more Oilers Lunch?

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#17 Pizzy
July 29 2011, 03:18PM
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THIS MUST BE A JOKE! GREGOR, ARE YOU PULLING OUR CHAIN HERE?

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#18 BUCK75
July 29 2011, 03:21PM
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freewhwheeling wrote:

I don't think this is the teams best lineup ever as Ross Macloed stated .But you have to pump up the lineup that is his job.It is kind of sad to see Bob leave as he was a 1260 original.Spec is well connected and should have a decent show. Time will tell who the winner is.Hey there might be a third station to enter the hockey talk mad city of Edmonton.

I wonder if it would be just a case of changing formats of one of the Corus stations. Having an ALL news station seems strange to me. I don't know what the #'s are, but I bet Charles Adler has quite a following of listeners in Edmonton. Dropping him in favor of Oilers Lunch on CHED would probably get the same reaction when Rome's final hour was dropped on 1260.

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#19 Master Lok
July 29 2011, 03:28PM
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Stauffer (and I assume Oilers Lunch) is moving to 630 ched.

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#20 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
July 29 2011, 03:33PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

So... why no more Oilers Lunch?

its moving to the donkeysuckers down the dial at CHED

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#21 David S
July 29 2011, 03:35PM
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BUCK75 wrote:

I wonder if it would be just a case of changing formats of one of the Corus stations. Having an ALL news station seems strange to me. I don't know what the #'s are, but I bet Charles Adler has quite a following of listeners in Edmonton. Dropping him in favor of Oilers Lunch on CHED would probably get the same reaction when Rome's final hour was dropped on 1260.

Dropping Rome's final hour was the reason I started listening to Oilers lunch. Rome is bad. On a cosmic scale bad.

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#22 Oilcruzer
July 29 2011, 03:48PM
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Master Lok wrote:

Stauffer (and I assume Oilers Lunch) is moving to 630 ched.

Really? If that is true....I am confused. There is No Mention of This here.

Is Oiler Nation owned by 1260 or is there some special there is no reporting on how the readers can still hear Stauffer?

If it is true, that is great. Less DT for one.

More people will get to hear Oilers Lunch now. Much larger broadcast area and listenership.

Maybe it isn't confirmed? Is there a rumor either way then?

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#23 The Other John
July 29 2011, 04:01PM
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Have always appreciated Stauffer's work be it Total Hockey, Total Sports and Oilers Lunch. Have listened less and less over the last 18 months or so as the Oilers point of view became more pronounced. Bob was very good standing outside and throwing bombs at whatever the team was....a la Wayne Overland from the old EJ. Smart move by Katz to hire Stauffer as colour man and good career move for Stauffer.

Wish Oiler Lunch every success on Ched. He is knowledgeable radio guy but I will be continuing to tune in to Team 1260 for a look at the world of hockey from outside the Oilers tent. Plus Spec does good job throwing bombs at whomever!! Hope Team 1260 have tied up Bobby Mac, Dreger and Eliotte Freidman weekly

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#24 RexLibris
July 29 2011, 04:03PM
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David S wrote:

As long as we don't get more Rome. Man that show sucks. Suuuuuuuuucks!

Agreed. Can't stand Rome. Then again, I can barely stand McCown and co. @ 6pm.

War - Stauffer and OL.

Can we look forward to a regular update on the state of hockey in Latvia? We could call it the Riga Report.

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#25 RossCreekNation
July 29 2011, 04:03PM
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Oilers Lunch is moving to CHED. Not sure if all the deets have been finalized or whether they're keeping the exact same timeslot (I would imagine so). Brownlee had an item on this a month or 2 back.

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#26 Ryan
July 29 2011, 04:06PM
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It's a damn shame that Bob will be cutoff from his peers from team 1260. Now he's got just Dan Tencer to talk hockey with. I do like Jack Michaels though, so I guess Ill see how this will all shake down. Looks like Edmonton sports radio is putting the muzzle on the biggest dog in town though.. Bob and Spector now officially done talking on the radio...this is a somewhat sad day, because I just can't get stoked for the afternoon show...just cant do it, sorry.

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#27 I tried it at home
July 29 2011, 04:07PM
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This works for me, should be interesting to hear Spector when he has his own name on a show, instead of guesting on someone else's. Personally, I think he'll be fine. as for the changes that Macleod wasnt talking about, *ahem* surewouldbecooltohaveJakeDanielsback *ahem*

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#28 Oilcruzer
July 29 2011, 04:18PM
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#29 Freewheeling
July 29 2011, 04:22PM
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@I tried it at home

Jake Daniels is in Kelowna.We now have two hockey shows.A third possibly on the FM dial

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#30 michael
July 29 2011, 04:22PM
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Good luck to Bob on 630 ched. I am loath to say it but I think his show will see a decline in listeners with the move. There is an undercurrent of antipathy towards 630 ched from the hardcore hockey fans of this city. Though they are the rights holders dosen't make them necessarily the right choice for hockey fans of this city. I think that the choice to go with 630 ched is and was more of a status quo deal than anything else. Its not like Astral can't match ched dollar for dollar in a bidding war.I am a longtime fan and have seen the radio rights move from time to time.I like the announcments today and look forward to Mark Spectors show. As much as I like Bob I think I'll be listening to alot more podcasts of his show rather than live shows. I really am a Team guy. I just think that The Team is the station represents "all" sports in this city.

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#31 Ender
July 29 2011, 04:23PM
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David S wrote:

As long as we don't get more Rome. Man that show sucks. Suuuuuuuuucks!

I mean, can you believe how much that show sucks? Let me tell you, clones, it sucks.

That . . . . . show . . . . . sucks.


Seriously.


Sucks.


Think about other things that suck, and then compare them to the Jim Rome Show, and you start to see how much the whole thing really stinks.

There's not enough suckage in the English vocabulary to really describe how much the show sucks. It's just really bad. It sucks, just plain flat-out sucks.

That . . . . . show . . . . . sucks.

Un-War the Jungle. I'm out.

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#32 Slavelake
July 29 2011, 04:29PM
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Get rid of Jim Rome and I'll be listening to team1260 all day. The Rome show is garbage and insults the rest of the intelligent programming on team1260. In my humble opinion.

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#33 Rob...
July 29 2011, 04:47PM
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For that timeslot is Bob working for CHED or for the Oilers? I'm guessing that if it's an Oilers show, you'll see many of Bob's colleagues join him, at least by phone for the usual conversations. Likewise it SHOULD mean that Bob would still be free to do guest appearances on The Team to either chime in on the arena, or a team/player/coach he has an issue with.

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#34 Ryan
July 29 2011, 04:50PM
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Ender wrote:

I mean, can you believe how much that show sucks? Let me tell you, clones, it sucks.

That . . . . . show . . . . . sucks.


Seriously.


Sucks.


Think about other things that suck, and then compare them to the Jim Rome Show, and you start to see how much the whole thing really stinks.

There's not enough suckage in the English vocabulary to really describe how much the show sucks. It's just really bad. It sucks, just plain flat-out sucks.

That . . . . . show . . . . . sucks.

Un-War the Jungle. I'm out.

I kinda like Rome. I don't like Gregor. Gotta love our country, a place where we are allowed to have our opinions.

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#35 Zimmy
July 29 2011, 05:20PM
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@Ender

Oooo I see what you did there.

Na I don't like that call, that's not a very good call. Barf so bad

The only thing worse than Rome on the radio is when the ass clown jay Mohr fills in for him

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#36 Oilers G- Nations Poet Laureate
July 29 2011, 05:21PM
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Good Bye to Stauffer

Bring back third hour of Jim Rome

Jim Rome is the BOMB

* I was really pissed when they dropped the 3rd hr to begin with. Rome is FUNNY and its a break from having to hear about "locally centrallized" sports news.

Rome talks ALL SPORTS, and I'll probably take some heat for this, but one can only hear different opinions on the same subject for so long...ie local shows, and yes, I listen from 10am on, cause NIELSEN AND CHASE are the SUCKIEST BUNCH OF SUCKS THAT EVER SUCKED!!

Good luck with your new gig Spec, BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD give us back our third hour...PLEASE...PRETTY PLEASE...WITH A CHERRY AND WHIPPED CREAM ON TOP.

EDIT* Well, not Nielsen, but Chase sucks donkeys and that is what makes the morning show un-listenable radio. Lose Chase, and give his spot to Fraser.

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#37 Chris.
July 29 2011, 05:22PM
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Ender wrote:

I mean, can you believe how much that show sucks? Let me tell you, clones, it sucks.

That . . . . . show . . . . . sucks.


Seriously.


Sucks.


Think about other things that suck, and then compare them to the Jim Rome Show, and you start to see how much the whole thing really stinks.

There's not enough suckage in the English vocabulary to really describe how much the show sucks. It's just really bad. It sucks, just plain flat-out sucks.

That . . . . . show . . . . . sucks.

Un-War the Jungle. I'm out.

Yo Rome... Love from the 780...

My take... You are a 150 percent on... It sucks! War the deca yeah!

rack it!

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#38 Oilers G- Nations Poet Laureate
July 29 2011, 05:24PM
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RexLibris wrote:

Agreed. Can't stand Rome. Then again, I can barely stand McCown and co. @ 6pm.

War - Stauffer and OL.

Can we look forward to a regular update on the state of hockey in Latvia? We could call it the Riga Report.

You can't stand Romie, yet you use the "WAR" term made famous by the show. Which is it?

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#39 Oilchange64
July 29 2011, 05:26PM
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Agree with several of you. Cannot stand Rome. And used to like Bob's original show even though I often disagreed with him. But not for most of Oilers Lunch era. They often say the goal of talk radio is to invoke a reaction. Mine had been to tune out. Spec does a good segment on Gregor's show & looking forward to seeing how he handles an hour. And no ill will to Bob, am certain he will do fine ratings wise too. Spec & Bob competing for an audience? Cool.

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#40 floyd jiveson
July 29 2011, 05:26PM
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what the hell! where is the podcast? the team already took them off the website. i have to hear it. i am uber pissed. 630Ched is a non-stop commercial break machine! lazy hosts may like that tho.

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#41 toprightcorner
July 29 2011, 05:33PM
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I hope the other news that Ross Macleod wasn't sharing is that they are implementing new sports programming from 10 am to noon. That's the only time during the day I can't listen to an actual sports show.

Jim Rome is terrible, all is sound effects he replay's 40 times an hour and callers would rather talk about other callers than actual sports. I prefer more than 5 minutes of actual sports in a broadcasting hour.

Leave that Rome guy in the jungle!! He sucks!!

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#42 RossCreekNation
July 29 2011, 05:51PM
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Jim Rome: Best interviewer in the business.

Jim Rome: Funniest sports radio host in the business.

I'm a hockey guy. I didn't used to like Rome's show. I gave him 2 weeks. I was kinda meh. I gave him 2 more weeks. I was hooked. Yes he overplays some soundbites - that's what makes it so funny. Yes he goes off the rails once in a while - isn't it nice to not have to be 100% serious all the time? Yes he talks about sports I don't really care about most of the time - I actually started watching NFL because of him. Yes he deviates from sports talk from time to time - its how I got hooked on Entourage, or heard about ex-mafia member Michael Francise & his stories on the mob's influence on sports. Yes callers talk about each other - as a 90s wrestling fan, what's not to like about guys cutting promo's on each other?

Jim Rome has possibly the most diverse, funny & interesting sports radio show on. I don't like every segment or every show. I don't like when he's on vacation. I don't listen non-stop like I used to. But his show does NOT suck. And if you think otherwise, take a look at the numbers. Men lie, women lie, numbers don't.

FYI, he mentioned "Edmonton Oilers defenceman Ryan Whitney" on today's show.

"Now I'm done"

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#43 Kenl
July 29 2011, 05:53PM
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Disappointed Bobby is going over to CHED, but logically it makes sense. While no one can fault Bobby for taking a job with the Oilers (a great career move), Bobby had more street cred as a columnist and sports observer when he was on the outside looking in.

And I think Bobby did a really great job walking the fine line as an Oiler employee and being critical (somewhat) when the Oil deserved criticism.

The difference between Bobby and the CHED employees? Bob never chided the callers if they were negative to the Oilers. I hated when Bryan Hall, Al Stafford, Dave Campbell and even Tencer would pounce on the callers for daring to be critical of the CHED sports property.

Tenser and Campbell are more respectful of negative callers now. And I attribute that to Stauffer's influence.

I will be flipping dials and listening to the show that has the better guests and topics.

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#44 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
July 29 2011, 05:54PM
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Can't stomach Stauffer since Katz radically removed his spine, this is good news for me, i'll only have to keep busy from 10 till noon now instead of 10-2.

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#45 Dino15
July 29 2011, 06:09PM
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How is it possible to go from Rome to Stauffer and then have him leave and not go back to the full 3 hourse of the Jim Rome.... This is a garbage deciscion..... I am however very happy to hear of the addition of Spec.

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#46 chuck
July 29 2011, 06:32PM
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how can one be fun and no-nonsense?

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#47 Dan the Man
July 29 2011, 06:45PM
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I could be totally wrong about this because I'm making a lot of assumptions.

If Bob Stauffer came up with the idea for an Oilers lunch show I assume he would have pitched it to 630 Ched first. Since it ended up on 1260 I would assume they said no. Now that it's established, they decide they want the show for themselves.

The other scenario is that 1260 pitched the idea for the show to the Oilers and Stauffer and now that it's done well 630 Ched being the rights holder decided they want the show.

Either way it appears as if 1260 is getting screwed here IMO.

Like I said I am making some assumptions here so please correct me if I am way off with this. Either way I am looking forward to the new shows on 1260.

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#48 Chris.
July 29 2011, 06:55PM
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@RossCreekNation

I like it when Rome is on vacation. Jay Moore is funny in small doses.

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#49 Ender
July 29 2011, 07:25PM
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@RossCreekNation

I can listen to Jim Rome in 5 to 10 minute doses. If there was a Jim Rome clip on Youtube that someone said was hilarious, I might give it a nibble . . . because I'd know it was going to be the 5 minutes of meat and not the 55 minutes of bun.

I'm a content guy. Call it a quick learner, call it attention deficit disorder, whatever . . . you say something once, I get it. You say it twice, I understand you're passionate on it. You say it three times (or twelve) without going on to something else, I call moron and move on.

Jim Rome can be funny. Now if only he'd stop spreading 30 minutes worth of material over three hours, he'd have something.

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#50 THEBIGD
July 29 2011, 08:59PM
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I am going to miss my favourite Radio person in Bob Stauffer.To me know one knows his sports better then him. I am sorry Jason but you get on my nerves as you come off as very arrogant person.Thank God for Mark I will enjoy listing to him. Does anyone know when Bob will start the Oilers lunch on 630 Ched I believe? And help would be appreciate.And yes Hensky is a so over rated it makes me sick.Send him to LA for Ryan and be done with it.As we all know he won't Hemsky will be gone by the trade deadline as I never liked him fopr a very long time and believe me I am not alone about Hemsky.Please trade him as soon as you find a sucker(LA or columbus) or anyone else.We need a goalie and he would be a great trade to LA for Quick.

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