NATION RADIO - AUGUST 13, 2011

NationRadio
August 15 2011 12:18AM

 

In what can only be described as 'epic' - Robin Brownlee makes his inaugural appearance on NationRadio this week. After 25 episodes of refusing to appear as a guest, the legend vaults right into the big chair taking the reins as the host, filling in for Lowetide who is on a well deserved vacation. And he flipped through his rolodex and booked some pretty spectacular guests.

Not one but TWO Edmonton Oilers are on the show this week as Sam Gagner and Ryan Whitney stop by to say hello. Newly re-signed Oilers play by play man Kevin Quinn comes by too, to put the rumours of a multi-million dollar contract to bed. Oh yeah, and Oilers Head Scout Stu MacGregor? He's here too.

This is some amazing NationRadio. 

Segment 1 

Oilers Head Scout Stu Macgregor stops by to discuss the Rookie Tournament, the numerous second year players on the Oilers roster next year, the RNH, and defensive prospects in the system.

Segment 2 

Ever hear of Edmonton Oilers Centre Sam Gagner? Yeah, well he is on the show talking about his recovery from hand surgery during the summer, young players in the NHL and the impact of playing weight on performance.

Segment 3 

Mr. Brownlee makes another first for NationRadio taking calls from Citizens of the Nation as depicted in the photo above.

Segment 4 

Ryan Whitney plays defense for the Edmonton Oilers. Perhaps you have seen him on the television at some point. In any event he stops by the show to discuss his offseason rehab as well as the state of the Oilers defensive corps. He also looks ahead to the 2011-12 season.

Segment 5 

Oilers play-by-play man Kevin Quinn stops by to discuss a myriad of topics with The Brownlee including his new contract with Sportsnet.

Segment 6 

More conversation with Kevin Quinn brings the first episode of the Brownlee Era to a close.

Full Podcast 

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NationRadio can be heard live on Saturdays from 12-2 PM on the Team 1260 featuring the explicit sounds of DJ Lowetide and his lineup of Allstar guests.Follow us on Twitter: @itsnationradio
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#1 Wanye
August 15 2011, 12:21AM
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I SWEAR TO EVERYTHING HOLY WANYE IF THESE SHOWS DON'T GO ON HERE SOONER I WILL FIND YOU AND GIVE YOU A SOUND THRASHING

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#2 Mantastic
August 15 2011, 12:36AM
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they are all the segment 1! haha

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#3 Sandra Blood
August 15 2011, 12:55AM
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Hope it's a start for your own show Brownlee,You did great

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#4 David S
August 15 2011, 12:56AM
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I'd make some smart-ass comment, but seeing Wanye busted his tail trying to get this up in record time I suppose I'll just check back tomorrow when the other segments get loaded for realz.

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#5 Death Metal Nightmare
August 15 2011, 01:25AM
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get a professional internetter in that goddamn place

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#6 Oilers G- Nations Poet Laureate
August 15 2011, 05:26AM
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A great job Robin

Wanye is so freaking slow

Faster man, Faster*

*That's what she said

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#7 I tried it at home
August 15 2011, 06:44AM
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Not bad, Brownlee, not bad at all, well spoken, clear and with no verbal diarhea to cover the wide open spaces. By the way, if anyone's needed to run out to the Shuswap to do any further interviews with MBS, I work cheap!!

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#8 pelhem grenville
August 15 2011, 06:54AM
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...I'm truly impressed with your mastery of the dulcet tones Master Robin...but dammit man, if you were willing to "refuse to be a guest" for that many episodes why didn't you hold out for the upcoming big money that is NATION TV ???...

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#9 Robin Brownlee
August 15 2011, 07:28AM
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Let's get this straight . . .

I do countless hours of show prep, round-up guests worth actually talking to, take two hours out of my life I'll never get back and manage not to blow anything up at TEAM studios and I get a ham sandwich for it.

ON fans wait two days, not two hours but two days, for the podcast and the people who deliver it, the same knuckleheads making UNTOLD $$$MILLIONS from my effort -- apparently spending most of their cut on barbituates and truckloads of tequila -- post the same segment multiple times. Staggering ineptitude. Mind-boggling incompetence.

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#10 BlacqueJacque
August 15 2011, 07:58AM
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Screwing up the links/files seems to be a tradition here. All hail Wanye :)

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#11 BlacqueJacque
August 15 2011, 07:58AM
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Screwing up the links/files seems to be a tradition here. All hail Wanye :)

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#12 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
August 15 2011, 08:29AM
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BlacqueJacque wrote:

Screwing up the links/files seems to be a tradition here. All hail Wanye :)

in all fairness, Wanye struggles to get his shoes on the right feet, and still has not been able to graduate past the velcro loafers.

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#13 rubbertrout
August 15 2011, 08:34AM
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Missing Bingofuel yet Wanye?

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#14 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
August 15 2011, 09:02AM
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@Robin Brownlee

You'd think Wanye would be a new keyboard with those millions. The Caps lock being stuck must be a pain.

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#15 @Oilanderp
August 15 2011, 09:12AM
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I've already signed up for the service that physically mails me the transcription to my post office box. I get it 1 day sooner than anyone on the internet does.

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#16 Wanye
August 15 2011, 09:25AM
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OMG What an epic fail. Everything is fixed now.

*sighs*

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#17 Wanye
August 15 2011, 09:26AM
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Wanye wrote:

OMG What an epic fail. Everything is fixed now.

*sighs*

BOO YOU SUCK!

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#18 book¡e
August 15 2011, 09:50AM
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There have not been 25 episodes of Nation Radio yet, have there. Is time passing that quickly.

I am feeling old.

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#19 David S
August 15 2011, 11:03AM
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I have to think Lowetide and Robin co-hosting on a regular basis would be one of the strongest Oilers related radio shows on the airwaves.

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#20 Matt Henderson
August 15 2011, 11:17AM
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David S wrote:

I have to think Lowetide and Robin co-hosting on a regular basis would be one of the strongest Oilers related radio shows on the airwaves.

And with an Average age of 83.25 between them they could reach over to the CHED listener demographic and pull some of the audience away from the dark side!*

*Cowers under desk

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#21 David S
August 15 2011, 11:30AM
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Matt Henderson wrote:

And with an Average age of 83.25 between them they could reach over to the CHED listener demographic and pull some of the audience away from the dark side!*

*Cowers under desk

They'd have to interrupt the show with "breaking news" and Tony Roma's ribs ads every 15 minutes for that to happen.

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#22 Wanye
August 15 2011, 11:42AM
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David S wrote:

I have to think Lowetide and Robin co-hosting on a regular basis would be one of the strongest Oilers related radio shows on the airwaves.

Funny, I've pitched a similar idea to them both with little success. I also pitched twitter which went over about as well as me loading the radio shows.

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#23 David S
August 15 2011, 11:54AM
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Wanye wrote:

Funny, I've pitched a similar idea to them both with little success. I also pitched twitter which went over about as well as me loading the radio shows.

Robin is probably just a bit shy. Maybe try bribing him with Dr Pepper and cigars. #MightWork

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#24 striatic
August 15 2011, 12:01PM
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show was good, got better as it went along.

the Gagner interview in particular was really good, especially the discussion of playing weight. it seems to be taken for granted that more weight is better, but i'm not sure i've ever seen advanced analysis to back that up.

wouldn't mind seeing some stats or advanced stats sorted by weight, to get a better understanding of the overall trends.

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#25 freeze
August 15 2011, 12:02PM
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Thanks for the update with Samwise. His rehab seemed to be going unreported and this seems really positive. Hopefully this is closer to the truth than Fraser's!

I enjoyed the show Robin, hopefully you become at ease with the operation side of radio and keep it rolling!

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#26 Oiler Country
August 15 2011, 12:28PM
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Well done broadcast Robin, great guests, great talk, great show.

What are you waiting for? Get your own show already, you have the chops..

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#27 Matt Henderson
August 15 2011, 02:23PM
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David S wrote:

Robin is probably just a bit shy. Maybe try bribing him with Dr Pepper and cigars. #MightWork

After 1 week, Robin will have talked Taylor Hall through the boating exam #whatwouldhappenifrobinbrownleewasontwitter

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#28 D'oh-ilers
August 15 2011, 02:42PM
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Sounded a little nervous early, but it got much better as the show went on and the nerves wore off. Well done, sir! Good guests, well worth the listen.

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#29 Herman_Munster
August 15 2011, 03:08PM
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Terrific interview with Ryan Whitney, very candid. Whits has quickly become one of my favourite Oilers since the trade. Let's hope he has a healthy and productive season next year.

Also, Brownlee, you should start next week's show with: "K-BILLY's 'Super Sounds of the Seventies Weekend' just keeps on coming with this little ditty. It reached up to 21 in May of 1970. The George Baker Selection: 'Little Green Bag'" Kidding aside, great first show.

For anyone who is interested, check out my blog: http://lavishmactavish.blogspot.com/

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#30 PerryK
August 15 2011, 09:31PM
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Robin was quite good. Better than I had expected. Especially with the player interviews.

........But, Lowetide is waaaaaay better!! Sorry Robin.

Especially, considering that MBS was on the show and no Lowetide!!!!!!!! Come on!

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#31 rubbertrout
August 16 2011, 02:02PM
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I guess the 10th time loading this is a charm?

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