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.
Will the addition of Jackson and Wexler in the morning help revive Charlie Pallilo's flagging afternoon drive-time ratings? Who has the more whiny voice, Jackson or Wexler? Which of these stations will be the next to go to a Spanish-language format? Stay tuned. There are sure to be shenanigans o'plenty on the Houston sports-radio dial...
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