Tom Leykis did his National Radio Show from the lobby of the hotel
in L.A. where this years N.A.B. convention was being held. I liked
the fact that he talked about many issues concerning the change in
radio in recent years. He touched apon the subject of Reagan's
deregulation of the industry which brought about people buying
radio station that had no formal training in broadcasting at all.
People who were looking for quick profit and had little concept on
programming. That kind of talk was interesting and he had some
However... towards the end of his show on Friday when he came
back from one of his commercial breaks, he mentioned a rude comment
he overheard someone saying about what the "Fabulous Sports Babe"
really looked like. I don't want to say it but it refered to how fat
she is. I thought the comment was uncalled for and many of the "Babes"
many fans started calling in and telling him the same thing. He kept
on saying he didn't say it, that he "was just repeating the comment that
he had heard."
I thought the comment was kind of a "low blow"... forgive the pun. :-)
Many people in the radio business "carry alot of weight around",
(if you know what I mean!) That's why their on the RADIO!
The Sports Babe has a dynamic show and she handles all callers and
guests with a brutal,fast paced, honest method. Everboby in the radio
industry can learn from how she handles a Network Show! It doesn't
matter what she looks like and you don't even have to be a sports fan
to enjoy her show.
I know Tom Leykis reads this newsgroup and I'd like to tell him,
I like the radio issues he brings up, but he could leave oout personal
attacks like this against someone who works at his own Network of
Paul Kerr "Life is like a box of choc-o-lates...
Buffalo, N.Y. ...You never know what your gonna geet."