Friday, December 01, 2006

Today's Snowy Day in Chicagoland Radio Personality News Today: Grobber Gets Work

El media gossip jefe Roberto Feder (from Fort Lee, New Jersey) writes:

Veteran sportscaster Les Grobstein joins Len Ackerman and "Packer" Dave Rusch as hosts of "Pro Football Showdown" at noon Sunday on NextMedia Group north suburban news/talk WKRS-AM (1220).

The three-hour show, formerly called "Bears-Packers Showdown," is syndicated by SRN Broadcasting & Marketing, based in north suburban Lake Bluff.

So, the Grobber (best loved for recording former Cubs manager Lee Elia's 1983 profanity-marbled rantcapade for posteriority) has finally been hired. Albeit, by a Waukegan AM station that my mother used to call "Doubleyou Kiss R Ass" ... but work is work, right? Although you probably don't get fringe benefits for three hours a week.

Good move on the name change of the show, however. Especially considering that the former name would only make sense for two weeks a year. But ... are they sure they really want to conduct a radio talk show about pro football ... during the precise time-slot the Bears games are usually scheduled?

Ah, who gives a crap about football anyway? Only three months till Spring Training!

1 comment:

Mr. Insert Namehere said...

Let me tell you something about Les's wife: SHE! is a di-a-mond. A DI-UH-MUNNN-DUH!

A guy can instantly recall a phrase from a Steve and Garry kookala patrol circa 1983, but remembering to take his life-saving breathing machine along for the long, icy drive on a weeklong vacation?... nolp.

God sure is intelligent. We sure are designed intelligently, you bet. You're doin' a heckuva job, Goddie!