As we've come to learn in the last five days, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam has been and will be a game changer in several ways. In the most conventional football fashion, Sam was a game changer on the field as his 11.5 sacks led the SEC in 2014. The final image he left on the college game was ... More >>
In three short seasons, J.J. Watt has captured the city of Houston like few athletes before him. Two Pro Bowls, a few dozen sacks, and millions of dollars generated for charities have fortified his position. The Texans' 2-14 season certainly had a detrimental effect on the popularity (and employmen ... More >>
It all started with a safety on a snap over Peyton Manning's head on the first play from scrimmage, the nail was driven in further by a Malcolm Smith pick six to close out the first half, and Percy Harvin hit the death blow with the kickoff return for a touchdown to open the second half. Game, set, ... More >>
Well, it finally happened! After a week's worth of exhaustively discussing the Seahawks depth on defense, Peyton Manning's wobbly spirals, and Marshawn Lynch's reluctance to use his words, we finally got a nice, juicy hooker story to spice up Super Bowl week! Granted, no NFL players were involved ... More >>
As Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has been assembling his staff (a staff, by the way, on which none of the hires has officially been announced yet), the hope a couple weeks ago had been that ousted Titans head coach Mike Munchak would be returning to Houston to coach the Texans' offensive li ... More >>
In case you haven't heard (or don't read the tag at the bottom of each of these posts), I just recently started up at a new job working afternoon drive co-hosting with Rich Lord on SportsRadio 610. So far, so good, the show is evolving, and I'm extremely happy with my new employer. CBS (owner of 6 ... More >>
Almost three years ago, I wrote a story about how a local upstart sports talk station was waging a kind of David versus Goliath war against corporate-owned stations, and doing it with wit, attitude and creativity. No one argued that the group of young hosts and creative staff assembled by what was t ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Since 1560 The Game's parent company Gow Communications purchased Sporting News Radio and eventually partnered with Yahoo to form Yahoo Sporting News Radio, which was, incidentally, not long after our cover story on the rebel independent, a lot of changes were made at the station and we will fully a ... 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 >>
Conservative talk-radio host Michael Berry has been in the headlines citywide this week after Channel 2 News first aired a report that HPD is investigating a hit-and-run incident outside Montrose bar TC's. KPRC's Stephen Dean talks to one of the club's bouncers who says on camera that one night last ... More >>
Photo by Jeff BalkeZierlein (left) with his now former co-host John Granato.In what feels like the dismantling of KGOW 1560 The Game, long-time morning show co-host Lance Zierlein announced via his Houston Chronicle blog that he would be turning in his microphone and leaving the station eff ... More >>
1560AM weaves pop culture, locker-room humor and irreverence into sports-talk radio.
www.hothits957.radio.comKelly Kelly: Apparently not hot enough.Dear, Kelly Kelly, How does it feel to only be the 17th hottest woman in Houston media? During yesterday's J&R show on Sports Radio 610 AM, the two hosts, Josh Innes and Rich Lord, unveiled the winner of the "play-in game" in the ... More >>
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 >>
Reynolds is pretty hot off the air, not so much on.There is a lowest common denominator that people involved in sports radio marketing try to achieve in their advertising. They realize that the average guy who listens to sports radio probably needs ads for DUI attorneys, no-brainer jewelry st ... More >>
"If Kansas is the best team in the country, college basketball is going to suck this season." -- @SeanCablinasian on Twitter That was a post I had on Twitter, dated and time stamped 10:29 PM on November 17. Kansas was the top-ranked team in the country at the time, and they were plodding their way ... More >>
One man, one jambox and four walls. For 24 hours.
The Chronicle gets back to business as usual
Dickie Rosenfeld, KILT/610 AM