Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Top Ten: Radio Shows

Well, since the FM side of the dial is now terrible, I'll focus my energy on the AM. Now this list will clearly be affected by my own personal bias, my regional location, and the hours during the day that I can listen to the radio. I may be less descriptive with shows that I like, but don't get to listen to as much. Here we go:

10. Grant Napier and Mike Lamb on KHTK 1140 in the afternoon - I have previously told my friends that I hate Grant Napier, his show, and his announcing of the Sacramento Kings. Well, he's still not my favorite guy, BUT his show has been growing on me. He is really gruff and quick to shut down a caller that he doesn't agree with. This may be somewhat rude, but it also kills stupid callers who aren't prepared to give a coherent point of view. I'm putting Grant and Mike at #10 with the understanding that I'll keep listening occasionally and may drop them out if the schtick gets tired.

9. Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio - I know many people hate him, and many people love him (probably less than the amount that hate him) but in the morning on my drive to work, he can be entertaining. Similar to Grant and Mike, he's not a guy that I would want to hang out with, but he is someone I don't mind mentally disagreeing with. Some of his opinions are ridiculous and some are accurate (Ohio State, anyone?) but I am decently entertained. Also, it's my back up for when this show is on commercial...

8. Murph & Mac on KNBR 680 - I listen to Murph and Mac most mornings. They are a staple of my normal morning drive to work. I might be somewhat bias now that their sidekick Dan Dibley commented on my blog about a month ago, but Dibley and Patrick Conway might be my favorite part of the show. They chime in and really make a big difference in the way Murph and Mac run the show. Without Dibs and P-Con, the show would probably be too cheesy. With them though, it's a great mix of information, knowledge, and love of Bay Area sports.

7. Brian Kenney on ESPN radio - BK does a great job analyzing sports in a saber-metric fashion, which I can appreciate. He usually has some interesting takes or at least something that I can disagree with strongly, and I turn to him when my #1 show is on commercial. What's #1 you ask? Stay tuned...

6. Fitz & Brooks on KNBR 680 - During lunch time I will often drive somewhere to grab food, and then eat in car in order to listen to sports talk radio. Fitz and Brooks are part of the lunch time banter that I enjoy. They used to be higher on my list, but Fitz's love for the White Sox is starting to really annoy me, but if you want a take on the Warriors this may be as good as it gets.

Top 5 to follow tomorrow...

2 comments:

GMoney said...

You know that I hate Cowherd so I will leave it at that.

I really like Brian Kenny as well. He has strong opinions and is not afraid to disagree/argue with his guests.

Tony B. said...

Cowherd makes my Top 10 because a) even when I hate his points I'm still somewhat entertained and b) there's no way Mike and Mike will make this list and I don't have time to listen to more than 10 radio shows regularly.