Sports Radio- The Host vs. The Guest

Had a debate with a friend today. When it comes to sports radio, do you listen more for the host or for the guests?

Me, I am all about the guests. With all due respect to the various hosts, none keep my attention long enough if they are solo. If Mccown isn’t talking to someone I am interested in, then I am not going to listen. Similarly, Bill Hayes could be talking to Brian Burke and it would be worth listening to simply because the guest is good and it’s something I am interested in hearing. My friend on the other hand believes the audience is more balanced, that a show has to have more of an ebb and flow to it.

For me it’s simple. A bad host with a good guest is listenable. A great host with a bad host isn’t.

I am alone? Where do you sit?


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