THE BROADCAST Booth: October 2020

vl.attac.beThis week brings still more types of sports radio shows likely to TV. In Chicago and many other cities, next Monday (Oct. 25) marks the debut of Dan Patrick‘s radio show likely to it side through some Fox Sports regional networks and Comcast Sports regional networks. In Chicago, this marks a move of Patrick’s showcase the air and to TV in possibly the most significant move around in the country. Although it holds true that Dan Patrick‘s radio show may be airing on 670 WSCR The Score since its start, the show have been airing on the severe tape delay. Airing the show from 1 to 4 AM and previewing games that have recently been completed was never the very best showcase for Patrick. Whether that has been worth it merely to have the ability to tell potential advertisers the fact that show airs in Chicago is up for debate.

It’s that airing overnight after games were over is a waste of time, and the higher elements of Patrick’s show never got a good shake inside the Chicago market. Eliminating the Dan Patrick Show implies that WSCR The Score will undoubtedly be live and local round the clock. Host Les Grobstein won’t have got a split show from 10 PM to at least one 1 AM and return from 4 until 5 AM, or have to host for 7 hours straight if you find no Patrick Show to air. Now, he settles into Midnight to 5 AM. Starting Monday, the Dan Patrick Show will air go on Comcast SportsNet each weekday morning. In Boston, the favorite WEEI morning show, The Dennis and Callahan Show, will undoubtedly be simulcast on NESN, starting the week of November 15th, from 6 to 9 AM. What also makes this interesting would be that the Dennis & Callahan Show has changed within the last year or two and isn’t all sports.

Probably the most prominent example is Mike & Mike’s ESPN Radio show airing on ESPN2 every day.

It will undoubtedly be interesting to observe how some political cross-talk explains (or doesn’t) using the NESN all-sports audience, especially since NESN plans to air the show on its outlets beyond the immediate Boston area. Alternatively, it’ll be interesting to listen to when the show transitions back more to sports because of the addition of it simulcast. These 2 cities enhance the existing radio shows on TV, which include portions Mike Francesa’s WFAN show airing within the NYC area on YES, among other examples. Probably the most prominent example is Mike & Mike’s ESPN Radio show airing on ESPN2 every day. From it viewpoint, I am aware these moves because the production costs have become little to get a preexisting “radio” show weighed against needing a studio, fresh talent, producers, and so on. That is their method of choosing a familiar and established entity for his or her viewers. Like a radio guy, I can’t stand to determine this whatsoever. While radio people sit around attempting to determine why the medium is gradually losing its audiences over the board, it really is actions like this one which answer their very own question.

In Boston, Dennis & Callahan enjoys strong ratings, especially within its targeted demographic. They are a morning drive fixture since being moved there in 1999. But starting the following month, radio won’t have this show exclusively. Did WEEI executives stop to wonder what goes on if several individuals who have PPM’s (the meters utilized to monitor listening for ratings) are no more hearing WEEI and instead watch NESN every morning? If the air ratings drop, the show will never be regarded as successful, WEEI loses revenue, and radio loses some with the audience it must fight hard for. It’s exactly like a number of the music stations which want one to pay to download the songs they play and provide podcasts on the internet site. They consider it as additional revenue rather than how also, they are giving people more reasons Never to pay attention to their station.