Up on NewsOk.com, Mel Bracht has a neat little story about the over saturation of the Oklahoma City Sports Radio market. In a sidebar to the story, Mel lists his top five afternoon sports talk shows. They are:
1. Jox 930: Ron Thulin and Jack Mildren:
2. The Sports Animal: Al Eschbach, Jim Traber
3. The Ref: Berry Tramel and Rusty Olson.
4. KOKC: James Hale, Jimbo Elrod and Dave Lanning
5. Fox Sports Radio: David Garrett and Jenni Carlson
This list is proof positive that Mel Bracht has a crummy job. Imagine Mel prodding away in his cubicle, happily working on his weekly “What to Watch“ list, and then the sports editor walking up and saying,
“Mel, we need you to rank the top five drive time sports talk shows. People in OKC need to know what to listen to. Starting today, you must listen to Jenni and Dave Garrett.”
“But…but”¦I want to share with our readers the best sporting events to watch this weekend. I also want to write the weekly TV ratings.”
“You have to do that too! And don’t argue with me, or we’re going to stick you on the High School sports beat.”
“And take down that picture of Mike Morgan.”
No wonder Mel has the beard of a crazy man. Think of how painful it would be to listen to David Garrett and Jenni Carlson talk about Chris Paul for three hours. And Jimbo Elrod? Three hours of his Andy Dillard on-crack voice could land someone in a mental institution. After listening to those shows, I wouldn’t be surprised to find Mel living in some beat down trailer in Jones drinking whiskey and eating squirrel with Clark Matthews. That would be pretty cool.
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