Asleep at the switch

ESPN Radio, bless them, actually provided radio coverage of the first game of the World Series, which suited me fine since they generally go to the trouble to pretend to be unbiased, something that wasn’t going to happen with the Cubs network (WSCR) or the Indians network (WTAM).

Unfortunately, KWPN, the local ESPN Radio affiliate (640 AM), gave an indication of being woefully short of clues. Unable to determine whether to run ESPN’s national spots or their local commercials between innings, they ran both simultaneously. This is the manner of radio stations that aren’t paying attention to their business.

(They finally figured this out in the middle of the fourth; I have no idea whether they saw my none-too-gentle tweet on the subject. Unfortunately, the malpractice resumed half an inning later; eventually I gave up and returned to WTAM.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    25 October 2016 · 8:46 pm

    Huh. And here I thought stations kept their “Z team” techies for the weekend.

  2. CGHill »

    25 October 2016 · 8:48 pm

    These guys are sub-Z at best.

  3. Brett »

    25 October 2016 · 10:30 pm

    Upside for all three: No Joe Buck.

  4. CGHill »

    25 October 2016 · 10:36 pm

    Yes, there is that. Fox TV can have him, as far as I’m concerned.

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