I actually agree on Rhodes. She's insightful, but also flammable!
Early on, her show was better than it often is now.
Norman Goldman, Thom, Ed, and most of all Carl were the big draws. "Ring of Fire" is hard to get too.
Rhodes and Malloy are take or leave, but I will be seeking out the other hosts, either via podcast or some live stream.
Streaming actually is a reasonable proposition for me. I've got the data plan to deal, but for a lot of folks, it won't work that way, costing real $$$
Podcasts are behind, not live, which is an issue sometimes. Actually regularly.
Might be worth it to get a satellite radio. That's on the table now for sure. Maybe a portable one, if it works well enough. Need to start tinkering.
Thing is, I have mostly great AM radios. Too damn bad I've got to listen to dullards, haters and morons most of the time. Sports is a TV thing for me, non starter on radio.
Music? Sometimes. Depends. In a group setting, sure. If we can take the LOUD SPOTS. Mostly, we will fish around in pockets to see who has a pod with good tunes on it and use that.
Dirkx was a loss for sure. He bootstrapped AAR, mixing in Ed Schultz for a great line up. Only a matter of time after he was let go. Liked him, and we conversed a few times too. He was a proponent.
What CC is going to find is exploiting a solid niche can pay off. Airing diluted down stuff in an already bloated and general purpose one won't really.
That and maybe Limbaugh might continue to get expensive. Serious about that.
So I don't need an HD radio. High quality shit is still shit, just with a better signal to noise ratio.
Sat? Yeah. Lower quality gold is still gold, despite the artifacts and such.
Clowns. Really. Bunch of clowns. I'm most annoyed by the loss of Carl. He did a great job, actually did give a shit, and worked hard to produce a quality show. Hope he gets another gig somewhere. I'll be watching.
Posted on November 10, 2012 - 10:35 AM