KILT (610 AM) will end Rome's 14-year run with station

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  1. MojoMan

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    Look's like Jim Rome is on the way out on 610 AM, and it is not clear that any of the other local sports channels will pick him up. In the show's place, a local sports talk show led by Mike Meltser and Brad Davies called "MAD Radio," will start next Monday.

    A local show will be better in that spot in my view. Jim Rome has had nice run here. Good luck to him.

     
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    Awe that's too bad I'm from Cali and always enjoyed his show there, Having the show here in Texas at noon was fun for me!:clap: Good Luck from a clone!
     
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    Waiting for the first "The Texans should claim him on waivers" post.:kitten:
     
  4. Texecutioner

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    Thank god Rome is finally going to be gone.


    Worst radio show host on the airwaves for years. He started off great with some new type of schitick when he first got his own show and his first tv show was really good as well. But over the years his act got extremely stale and tiring. He became more like an obnoxious frat boy that just acted goofy and I hated how his show was like 3 hours long. He definitely made a big name for himself and all, but man I'll be glad to see him go.
     
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    I haven't lived in Houston for 8 years and I was already sick of him for a couple of years before I moved away. Granted, his show was long and I only cared about local teams and their division opponents, playoff opponents, etc. The whole frat-boy thing got old within a month, though, and I was in my mid-twenties...
     
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    Seemed like every time I turned on the radio looking for sports commentary, I'd hear some "clone" talking frat-boy/stupid street druggie trash. That, or just more about the all-important west coast teams and Kobe's sexcapades and Shaq's big feet or something that I was sick of hearing about.
     
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    Great put down.
     
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    Rack him! :smiliepalm:


    I hope this signals the beginning of the end of the era when sportswriters tried to become bigger than the sports/stories they cover.
     
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    Good to hear. Jim Rome's act wore thin years ago.
     
  10. False Start

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    :yes: :kingkong:

    I will still listen yo Matt Thomas during the midday though.
     
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    I stopped listening to rome simply because I wanted local sports talk on my lunch break. So I became a mt fan. He's pretty good actually. Gonna be interesting to see 610 compete with 790 during that slot now.
     
  12. Hervoyel

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    I never really enjoyed Rome's show. He damn near created the caller who talks a mile a minute in an attempt not to get hung up on and sound cool enough to be on Jim's show. For the record I hate listening to those guys.

    I won't miss him because I don't listen to him.
     
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    Epic take ... rack'm!
     
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    The battle for midday local show ratings should be interesting.

    The show that talks more about sports and less about their kids/relatinships/movies/video games etc... will be the one that I listen too.
     
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    I'm done with 610
     
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    Rome's show is the first place I've ever heard the term "MEAT WHISTLE"
     
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    I knew he would rue the day that he fired Travis Rodgers. I tweeted that whenever Travis Rodgers first started on the airwaves here in Houston.
     
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    I can't stand Jim Rome. Glad he's gone.
     
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    What I didn't like about Rome was that he fell back on lame sound effects too often when he had the chops to conduct a really good interview. There were so many times when he would have a great insightful interview one day and then spend the next week with:

    1. UH OH
    2. It's not Ryan, it's Ryne
    3. Whyyyyyyyy???
    4. Fat!

    Rome irritated me becuase he typically resorted to lame sound effects rather than putting the time and effort into putting together a quality show. When he wanted to he could, he just didn't want to enough.
     

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