You have to love Lavar's lack of insight. Much like he was as a player he is mostly a bust. I'd love to see him move back to Pittsburgh. He says he's a Redskin fan but all he does is attack. Then there is his sidekick, who is a story until himself. Quack, quack.
I used to come in this thread on a regular basis and ask why anyone listened to this show, and to try to throw out ESPN 980 as a much better alternative because I had (at the time) just recently found ESPN 980 and was trying to spread the word. For the most part I was ignored and shrugged off (at least it felt that way).
It makes me happy to now see quite a few other people saying the same thing. Obviously people are shying away from this show (and 106.7 the fan dc in general) for better alternatives; either espn 980 for their sports, or other stations that are non-sports realted.
106.7 the fan doesn't have a single show in the top 10 anymore. People are clearly not listening to the station anymore.
WTEM (espn 980) is .8 higher on the ratings than WJFK (106.7).
I know it seems like it's not a big difference, but 106.7 is on the downward trend. DCRTV.com even refers to their ratings as 'anemic' http://www.dcrtv.com/davetv.html
Keep convincing people to switch stations. 106.7 is awful, they have no business being a sports talk station. Their hosts are not journalists, they're bandwagon haters and fans alike and they actively participate in spreading stories with not all the information to skew opinions and rile people up just to for the sake of trying to improve their ratings.
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Honestly, I don't mind Overtime and Kevin & Rock, it's only Lavar & Breast Reduction Dukes that I can't stand, so I wouldn't necessarily tell someone to quit listenin gto the station alltogether.
980 can be boring as hell at times, though their knowledge of sports/ability to present arguments is far superior to The Fan.
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well ratings for individual shows matter. so not listening to a show vs not listening to a station just depends on what suits you. i'd rather get correct information, so i tend to prefer espn 980 over 106.7 the fan.
that said I do love kevin and rock's show.
It may sound awful...but Chad is 10x more tolerable than Lavar. Lavar is quite possibly, the dumbest person on the radio that I've ever heard. Honestly, when CC47's time is up, I'd much rather have him on the afternoon drive w. Dukes instead of Arrington.
When I realized that Lavar and Chad (and the Junks, less so) are just spewing for entertainment value, they are kinda fun to listen to. Whenever a caller has a valid point, they go ape **** and hang up on them. Why? Because it ain't good showbiz. I think they're being sensationalistic in order to drive ratings - I'm guessing they're not very good. Their reasoning is circular, overly-expressive, and unreasonably critical -- all the stuff of good entertainment. So I don't take 'em seriously - I think they're just being goofballs for a reason.
I would love CC47 -- but anyone BUT Dukes.
Some of the ignorant hillybillys really are just unable to articulate their point....Tim from LaPlata doesn't understand how to arrive at a point.
Another thing is Dukes is ALWAYS sticking his chest out regarding their AMAZING ratings, when you have comments that rival one Skip Bayless you stand out.
People listen and wondering how your pulling all this schtick out of your ass.
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He's admitted to it way back, I've listened to old clips when he would call into the Junkies...my god how the times have changed, that right there was hilarious. He would admit to liking football but was a complete dullard in every other sport.
THE DISTRICT FOUR - Bullets, Capitals, Nationals, Redskins
btw - if you're looking for something aside from the junkies and mike and mike in the morning, try out sports talk 570. Czabe is on in the morning.
i've been listening for the last 2 weeks. not completely sure i'll switch, still checking it out.
The Fan gets ratings by default. It kills the male demo, because there really is no alternative in this market. Dukes is a decent on air guy that has limited sports knowledge and is in the wrong format. LaVar is a moron that likes to hear himself talk, he's terrible on air and has limited knowledge of sports including football. The real problem here is their Station Director CK. The Junkies mailed it in years ago, he brought in Holden Kushner and promoted him to mid days, and gave LaVar 5 hrs of air time to kill in the afternoon. The Fan is a Men's Lifestyle Station under a sports pretense.
Agreed. Best morning Sports show by far. I used to be a Junkies listener....I guess out of default for all of these years. Just one week of 570 and I realized just how little sports the Junkies actually talk about any more. It almost seems like they would rather talk about inane bs and stupid cultural happenings. Funny listening to these guys discuss hockey, baseball, and football. It is kinda of crazy how little these guys know and how often they admit it.
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