Saturday, May 19, 2007

David Gregory To Fill Imus' Boots?

Looks like my instincts were right (again). After several on-air auditions by celebrities from the world of sports and news - most accompanied by Charles McCord - it seems the 660 The Fan morning radio show left vacant by the firing of Don Imus is set to be filled by NBC White House Correspondent David Gregory.

David Gregory, who has been sitting in the morning spot the past few mornings, along with somebody named Leslie who calls herself The Radio Chick, brings a familiar voice to the old Imus show. Gregory also brings good "gets" (big name guests), such as Barack Obama and Tony Snow. Most importantly, though not radio-polished, Gregory sounded WAY more comfortable in the slot than did Dobbs or the McEnroe brothers.

The Mac brothers were interesting to listen to, but John needed to get over himself. I mean, yes, I want to drink beers with the guy some time, but I don't want to hear about it on the radio. Dobbs was disappointing because I don't mind him on TV - him and McCord together was like two straightmen with nobody to deliver the punchline. Boomer was promising, but not likely to bring the same political powerhouses to the show as I suspect Gregory to be able to do regularly.

My vote is for David Gregory and the Radio Chick (or was it the Radio Babe, or the Sports Babe - I forget - maybe she should just use her real name).

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