Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mike and the Mad Dog - no more

Ok, so I haven't posted anything here in a while.

Call it the summer duldroms, or boredom or running several other websites or whatever, but don't call it a comeback.

And don't post the end of DJMoves on my own site.

Anyway, I have been listening closely to 660 WFAN in NY all summer for clues to the future of the Mike and the Mad Dog show, which was number 1 more often than not during it's 19 years in the afternoon slot.

Leave it to me to be out of state on vacation the day they announce it.

Last week, the show formally removed "and the Mad Dog" from its name, leaving only Francesca on the Fan.

I was saddened, because while I thought it was funny that somebody with what sounds like a speech impediment could be so successful on the radio, Chris Russo brought ALL the energy and life to the Mike and the Mad Dog program.

It was also comforting to hear somebody get paid to discuss sports who knew almost as little as I do about it.

Well, I don't have Sirius or XM radio, so I won't be listening to the new Chris Russo show - um, that is, CHANNEL - Sirius channel 123 and XM channel 144 will relaunch as Mad Dog Radio. This is according to CNN, along with the fact that Russo will host the channel's anchor program, "The Mad Dog Sports Show," beginning September 15 2008.

But I won't be listening to Mike Francesca anymore either. The guy just brings me down, all grumpy and bored-sounding. Bored by himself... how do you think WE feel? You can almost hear the execs telling him, "Put more life into it Mike, wake up a little!"
I mean, he sounds like he's trying... But, he also SOUNDS like he's trying.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was all the Yankee bashing he did while being simulcast on the YES network!

Good riddence!