NEW DAN PATRICK SHOW IN TROUBLE ALREADY?
I haven’t heard the new Patrick Show (no affiliate in Las Vegas will waste the air time) but I can only imagine what it sounds like. He is not strong enough to survive as a solo host and doesn’t have the work ethic to do the necessary show prep.
As we predicted back when Patrick first announced he was leaving ESPN, the grass isn’t always greener elsewhere.
THIS FROM AUGUST 14:
If you recall, The Fabulous Sports Babe bolted from ESPNRadio back in 2000, and had a very difficult time finding affiliates at her new home SportsFan Radio Network. Without a huge phone call load, Babe generally did 5-6 guests per three hour show.
She did have one advantage, Patrick may not. Babe was still able to use many of the “insiders” from ESPN. ESPN now has a policy restricting their TV, magazine and .com insiders from appearing on non-ESPNRadio stations.
How loyal are Patrick’s staple ESPN guests/insiders?
We also have to see if programmers even want the Patrick Show. Was it carried out of necessity to fulfill ESPN’s demands or do program directors believe he does a great show? And will listeners demand they get their Patrick?
Sports By Brooks is hearing rumors that Patrick’s biggest affiliate is ready to dump to show based on it’s awful quality.Explore posts in the same categories: Media musings, Sports Radio