Longtime SportsRadio 610 hosts Adam Wexler and Matt Jackson have jumped ship to rival AM-790, the Sports Animal.
Houston Chronicle sports-media columnist David Barron believes the duo is destined to host a morning show on 790. The Wexler-Jackson team is notable for two things: each is more or less a native Houstonian, and neither is possessed of much of a radio voice. Also, Jackson can get uppity with his UH Cougar love/blind, seething hatred of all things UT. (Especially Vince Young, whose recent career renaissance is providing Jackson with a daily buffet of crow served a thousand ways.)
A while back, former Chronicle columnist and current Aggie apologist John Lopez migrated from 790 to 610, where he now cohosts a morning show with Texans apologist Marc Vandermeer. So coming up, early risers will get to choose from among Lopez-Vandermeer, Jackson-Wexler, Lance Zierlein/John Granato, and Mike & Mike and Colin Cowherd on ESPN radio on FM-97.5.
It's hard to imagine a scenario in which all of those shows, or even all four sports radio stations, survive 2010.
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