The Moment Chicago Radio Hosts Found Out On The Air That They Were Fired

We mentioned this while it was happening yesterday, but it's another thing altogether to see video of Chicago sports radio hosts trying to doing their show as they learn their entire station is going to be shut down. » 11/21/14 12:52pm 11/21/14 12:52pm

D.C. Station Remembers The Good Times, When Radio Guys Could Say "Fag"

WJFK, a CBS-owned sportstalker serving the D.C. market, made a big announcement last week. LaVar Arrington, the former Washington Redskins star and longtime co-host of the station's afternoon show, LaVar and Dukes, had moved to Los Angeles to join the NFL Network. Instead of hiring a big-name replacement, management… » 7/28/14 1:24pm 7/28/14 1:24pm

WFAN Just Obliterated Mike Francesa's Most Effective Marketer

WFAN Audio, the internet's largest repository of Mike Francesa clips, was decimated today, as WFAN/CBS issued takedown notices on hundreds of YouTube videos. This is only notable to that small subset of the population who cares what Francesa's up to, but that's kind of the point—even fewer people are going to care… » 4/24/14 4:05pm 4/24/14 4:05pm

Michael Kay Takes "Classless" Shot At Mike Francesa

Today marked the debut of the YES Network's simulcast of Michael Kay's ESPN radio show—taking the spot of Mike Francesa, who parted ways with YES after 12 glorious years together. As they took the air, Kay and partner Don La Greca took a not-so-subtle shot at Francesa, dumping a bottle of Diet Coke in the trash. » 2/03/14 5:09pm 2/03/14 5:09pm

Kentucky Fan Says UK Needs To Emphasize More Sports, Less Education

The UK student section's been having a bit of trouble filling up this season. And Chester, one of Kentucky Sports Radio's favorite callers, has himself a theory. » 12/13/13 9:06am 12/13/13 9:06am

A Red Sox Fan Called Sports Radio To Complain About John Farrell Today

Billy from Lynn woke up this morning, presumably after a long night of celebrating the most unlikely of championships, and was so annoyed by John Farrell's moves in the postseason that he just had to call up WEEI to complain. » 10/31/13 4:58pm 10/31/13 4:58pm

Bill Mazer dead at 92: "The Amazin'," a sports-talk radio pioneer with a freakish knowledge of trivia, spent more than 60 years in broadcasting before retiring in 2009. [NY Times] » 10/23/13 5:02pm 10/23/13 5:02pm

Redskins Sports-Radio Caller Is Righteously Pissed

Kel from Suitland was not happy about Washington's loss to Dallas on Sunday night. So he called up the Sports Junkies show on 106.7 The Fan, and just straight-up ranted for two uninterrupted minutes. » 10/15/13 10:38am 10/15/13 10:38am

Sports Radio Caller's Rant Interrupted By Falcon Attack

Tim from Irondequoit was all set to go on a rant about Mario Williams's mental fortitude when he called into the John DiTullio Show on 1280 WHTK, but the conversation took a sudden turn when Tim's backyard played host to a scene from a nature show. "Oh, jeez!" Tim exclaims. "I tell ya what, a Peregrine Falcon just… » 8/01/13 10:11am 8/01/13 10:11am

Arencibia's Pleasant Retorts Are Canada's Version Of Shit-Talk

When Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia heard the media criticism in Toronto, he had two choices. He could bear the slings and arrows in silence, or he could stand up take the fight right back to 'em. The 27-year-old opted for the latter, and did so in a most Canadian fashion: respectfully dispute his accusers' main… » 7/04/13 2:23pm 7/04/13 2:23pm

Steve Gleason on the apologies from the three Atlanta DJs fired for joking about his ALS: "Received and accepted. We have all made mistakes in this life. How we learn from our mistakes is the measure of who we are." [Facebook] » 6/18/13 5:00pm 6/18/13 5:00pm

Here's The Steve Gleason Bit That Got Three Atlanta Radio Hosts Fired

Today, former Saint Steve Gleason guested on SI's MMQB—no mean feat since he's in the later stages of ALS. He types using a program that tracks movements of his eyes, and his 4,500-word column took him four hours to compose. Around the same time the column was published, an Atlanta sports talk radio show did an… » 6/17/13 5:58pm 6/17/13 5:58pm

Mike Francesa's First Two Callers Berated Him About Stuttering And…

Hardly a day goes by without WFAN's Mike Francesa getting trolled by his own listeners. But this is something special—today's show kicked off with two callers, each uninterested in sports, but consumed with blasting Francesa for the oddest peccadillos. » 2/07/13 2:05pm 2/07/13 2:05pm

Bill Plaschke Opened His Radio Show Yesterday Talking About Helen…

Petros Papadakis is busy preparing for Fox's Cotton Bowl broadcast tonight, so L.A. Times columnist and Around The Horn panelist Bill Plaschke guest-hosted Petros & Money on KLAC radio in Los Angeles on Thursday. Despite a world of sports topics worth discussion in Southern California at 3 p.m. Pacific yesterday,… » 1/04/13 11:20am 1/04/13 11:20am

"George In Nashua" Had A Job Interview At A Radio Station, Until He…

ESPN Radio in New Hampshire is in the process of filling some sales positions at the station and has interviews set up throughout the week. One of those interviews was going to be with a man known to us only as "George in Nashua." During today's midday show with Christian and King on WGAM—The Game—George in Nashua… » 10/15/12 11:19pm 10/15/12 11:19pm

An Online Fantasy Football Gambling Site Is Using An Impersonator To…

When your company's website features a prominent "Is This Legal?" link on its homepage, it's probably in an industry engaging in some kind of questionable behavior. But there it is on the front page of fantasy football gambling site FanDuel, in which we're told that yes, it is legal (in 44 of the 50 states). » 8/29/12 5:10pm 8/29/12 5:10pm

David Stern Asked Jim Rome "Have You Stopped Beating Your Wife Yet?" As…

The Jim Rome Show turned awkward today as NBA commissioner David Stern lashed out at the show's host for asking whether the league's draft lottery was fixed, asking at one point, "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?" » 6/13/12 2:31pm 6/13/12 2:31pm

Caller Wants To Discuss Tigers Pitcher, Mike Francesa Hangs Up On Him…

Dave in Red Bank had some thoughts on Detroit reliver Al Alburquerque, who's gotten knocked around in the ALDS and also happens to have a funny name. (I'm unable to not think of this every time.) But noted sports talk radio caricature Mike Francesa decides that someone's having a laugh at his expense, that there… » 10/06/11 10:55am 10/06/11 10:55am