Yesterday, everyone’s favorite Oklahoma City-based band, Hinder, announced that they were parting ways with their lead “singer,” Austin Winkler.
“I’m really proud of what we accomplished over the years,” says Hinder drummer (and songwriter/producer) Cody Hanson. “We hold no animosity towards Austin, and wish him the best. Although it was a difficult decision, it was the best thing for everyone involved and time for us to move on. “This summer/fall tour was a tough one. We want to thank the fans for all their overwhelming support. We couldn’t have made it through everything without you. We are very excited about the future of Hinder and can’t wait to share the next chapter with all of you!”
So Hinder is looking for a new singer. Who will fill the Austin Winkler-shaped void fronting the band? We thought it would be a good idea to come up with some suggestions.
As you know, the Oklahoma City area has seen a record number of earthquakes over the past few weeks. Because TLO cares, we put together a brief survival guide to help you deal with things the next time the earth shakes in the Sooner state.
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Sometimes I think that Oklahoma City’s rivalry with Tulsa is overblown. Tulsa is a cool town. There are lots of things to like about Tulsa. For instance, the hamburgers at Claud’s. Those are great. There is probably some other stuff, too, but I just can’t think of anything else at the moment.
One thing we don’t give Tulsa enough credit for is that Tulsans are always vigilant about Bigfoot. They are so vigilant, in fact, that a few of them went to jail after they accidentally shot each other while on an expedition hunting for Sasquatch.
In case you missed it, here’s the story from Tulsa’s News On 6:
Earlier today we brought you 20 through 11 in our highly scientific ranking of the top sports radio callers in Oklahoma City history. Now it’s time to finish up the list. The top ten is after the jump.
Who didn’t love Effie? She was an adorable old lady who would begin each call with “This is Effie,” and then proceed talk about local sports and Sherri Coale for 10 minutes. Not to be a downer or anything, but she sadly passed away a couple of years ago.
Has been around forever. I really stopped listening to sports radio a few years back, but the last time I heard him his schtick was calling into show and re-creating the play-by-play of famous plays from OU history. Real fascinating radio. He would even scream out “JIMINY CHRISTMAS” like John Brooks.
As we established a couple weeks ago with my preposterously exhaustive research on the history of sports radio in Oklahoma City, I grew up listening sports radio in this town. Morning, news, and night. When other kids were learning to play the piano or play soccer or develop social skills or do anything, really, that would benefit their lives at some point down the road, that is what I would do.
A sports radio junkie doesn’t just listen to the hosts; you also get to know the callers almost as well as the hosts. Today I thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and rank some of the best callers in sports radio history. I consulted with Patrick, who has lived a similarly sad existence, and we came up with this list of the top 20 OKC sports radio callers in history. Part one is below the jump, and part two will be posted later today.
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