All-in-all, it didn't end up so bad after all. Nearly two weeks ago, Adam Clanton was fired from his position at 1560 AM as the station shuffled its lineup yet again. Clanton had only been on the air with broadcast partner John Wessling for a few months when the hammer fell. Wessling has been fairly ... More >>
One of the arguments against expansion in pro sports leagues is that it dilutes the talent pool. There are enough great players to fill out the lineups for 30 teams, but are there enough for 32? It's an important factor to consider. On Monday, 1560 KGOW fired Adam Clanton and John Wessling, hosts o ... More >>
In a very funny Saturday Night Live skit from the `80s, Frank Sinatra played by Joe Piscopo was singing a duet with Stevie Wonder played by Eddie Murphy. Since Wonder had recently had a hit with Paul McCartney ("Ebony and Ivory"), it was theorized by Sinatra that they could have a hit as well, but a ... More >>
Houston's fabled Irishman dies.
There are a couple of great sportstalk radio hosts in town, guys who regularly rack up Best Of Houston awards in the relevant categories. Two of the top: Lance Zierlein and Charlie Pallilo. Both are with KBME 790, and both have faced problems that have hampered their styles. Pallilo is a nerdling ... More >>
The Houston sports talk landscape is complicated and fascinating. We are blessed with four full-time sports stations, several other sports-themed shows scattered along the dial and one national sports network headquartered right here in the Bayou City. When I ranked the best sports talk shows in Hou ... More >>
I've been listening to sports radio in the city of Houston a very long time. Too long, probably. While I don't remember much about Edmonds and Martini, I do remember when the only sports radio show in Houston was Sports Beat, which ran evenings on KTRH. Amazing to think that we've gone from one four ... More >>
1560AM weaves pop culture, locker-room humor and irreverence into sports-talk radio.
Rich Lord is still looking for a co-host.The sports radio landscape in Houston used to be simple. For years, there was one show: Sports Beat on KTRH. The evening sports show was all Houston sports fans had when it came to sports talk. With the rise of sports talk nationwide, Houston followed ... More >>
There was a rumor about a tumor...Back in the 1950s, with the Dodgers relocated to Los Angeles and the Giants to San Francisco, New York City found itself with only one baseball team, the Yankees.And despite the so-called popularity of the sport, there were still only 16 major league teams. ... More >>
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 le ... More >>
In a highly competitive 2009 field, Governor Rick Perry is the biggest gobbler of them all.
It's that time of year when we start to look back at the events that have happened. And since it's Thanksgiving, I thought I would give a list of sports things for which I'm thankful, as well as listing a few of the turkeys of the year. So...1. I'm thankful for the MLB Network. The network and it ... More >>
Photo by Aaron M. SprecherCecil CooperApparently I'm a racist. I didn't know I was racist, but it seems that because I think Cecil Cooper is an idiot I'm a racist. At least that what's Jose de Jesus Ortiz blogs over at Chron.com. But here's the catch, Ortiz is responding to people accusing him of ... More >>
Is one of the myriad sports-talk radio stations in town beginning to blink in their eyeball-to-eyeball-to-eyeball-to-eyeball battle?Clear Channel, the communications giant, swung the layoff ax across the country today, and it hit notably in Houston.The biggest names: Brad Davies and Craig Roberts of ... More >>
Gary Kubiak and team search for their first winning season
The Astros' post-Biggio era begins with a lot of unanswered questions, but the biggest one of all is: Just how bad are things going to get?
Change is coming for Houston radio
The Astros are on baseball's biggest stage, needing a comeback
A real-life Christmas move in Kemah
Tal's Hill at Minute Maid takes on an uprising
Rich Lord and Charlie Pallilo, KILT/610 AM
Dickie Rosenfeld, KILT/610 AM
A nonevent gets blanket coverage