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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    I dont know the ins and outs of a typical sports talk radio show, but do these guys not go over questions together? How does OC not point out that that is a dumb question.

    And why is Tillman on again? What has changed since he talked to Bill last week? Very very strange.
    I have a good friend who is a talk radio show host. He is has a national show and "show prep" is a big part of his daily routine. He is always prepared. He always knows the questions he is going to ask. He always has a few follow-up questions he has thought through. He has always read the books he's asking people about in interviews. That's how pros do it. I think there is evidence of that professionalism in Bill Riley's show. There's no evidence of it in the O'Connell and Hackett show, which I can't stand to listen to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-Ute View Post
    I listened to the interview last night. Clown show. Hackett has a nice niche of an hour podcast once a week, focused on one thing: football. He was good because it was an independent venture and he didn't shy away from "telling it like it is." None of those things work well on a daily three hour radio show. I couldn't believe that his first question started with, "don't take this the wrong way by any means..." Idiot.

    But clown show is kind of what they do there at 700. I was trying to use their mobile app and can't get any of the interviews to play, no matter how many times I hit the play button. Or I go to the website through Safari and can't scroll down far enough to find the interview I was looking for. Outside of playing live programming, their mobile app is worthless.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    I have a good friend who is a talk radio show host. He is has a national show and "show prep" is a big part of his daily routine. He is always prepared. He always knows the questions he is going to ask. He always has a few follow-up questions he has thought through. He has always read the books he's asking people about in interviews. That's how pros do it. I think there is evidence of that professionalism in Bill Riley's show. There's no evidence of it in the O'Connell and Hackett show, which I can't stand to listen to.
    Hugh hewitt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    I have a good friend who is a talk radio show host. He is has a national show and "show prep" is a big part of his daily routine. He is always prepared. He always knows the questions he is going to ask. He always has a few follow-up questions he has thought through. He has always read the books he's asking people about in interviews. That's how pros do it. I think there is evidence of that professionalism in Bill Riley's show. There's no evidence of it in the O'Connell and Hackett show, which I can't stand to listen to.
    Show prep is vitally important when you're solo. You have no one to bail you out.

    With another co-host, show prep is much easier and takes much less time. My prep consisted of about 15-30 minutes with my co-host about what we were going to open with and current events we wanted to touch on. We would research our own talking points to bolster our views. Improv came naturally. We were both avid sports fans, well versed on a lot of sports and we could talk about anything. Having a guest or two per show certainly helped, and we always had a segment where we let the advertiser come on -- all of our shows were done via live remote.

    We weren't Mike and Mike, but we were pros, and our show came off as such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalPat View Post
    Show prep is vitally important when you're solo. You have no one to bail you out.

    With another co-host, show prep is much easier and takes much less time. My prep consisted of about 15-30 minutes with my co-host about what we were going to open with and current events we wanted to touch on. We would research our own talking points to bolster our views. Improv came naturally. We were both avid sports fans, well versed on a lot of sports and we could talk about anything. Having a guest or two per show certainly helped, and we always had a segment where we let the advertiser come on -- all of our shows were done via live remote.

    We weren't Mike and Mike, but we were pros, and our show came off as such.
    Yep. You're a journalist and know how that world works. (My wife is a recovering journalist too.)

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    Hugh hewitt?
    Yeah. One of the non-crazy conservative talk show hosts. You can actually learn things by listening to him.

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    Dick Harmon with an excellent piece on Dennis Pita and Aaron Hernandez. Despite starting at completely different points, and ending up at obvious different points, their lives took drastically different turns.

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...ent-turns.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-Ute View Post
    Dick Harmon with an excellent piece on Dennis Pita and Aaron Hernandez. Despite starting at completely different points, and ending up at obvious different points, their lives took drastically different turns.

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...ent-turns.html

    The same is true of you and Aaron Hernandez (I hope)

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    The same is true of you and Aaron Hernandez (I hope)
    Even more so, as I never played tight end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-Ute View Post
    Dick Harmon with an excellent piece on Dennis Pita and Aaron Hernandez. Despite starting at completely different points, and ending up at obvious different points, their lives took drastically different turns.

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...ent-turns.html
    Who knew there was a BYU angle to the Hernandez story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Who knew there was a BYU angle to the Hernandez story?
    poor Dick. One day, we're going to hear an APB put out on DH, that he missing and has wandered away from his home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-Ute View Post
    Dick Harmon with an excellent piece on Dennis Pita and Aaron Hernandez. Despite starting at completely different points, and ending up at obvious different points, their lives took drastically different turns.

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...ent-turns.html

    I guess excellence is in the eye of the beholder. I'd be interested in the Pitta/Hall story though.
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    Just a heads up: If I can find the time, I am going to find some guy who graduated in 1982 from a more prestigious law school than I did and then had a terrible, tragic life; then I'm going to write a post here comparing and contrasting my wonderful, happy virtuous life with his dumpster fire. I just want you all to be ready.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Just a heads up: If I can find the time, I am going to find some guy who graduated in 1982 from a more prestigious law school than I did and then had a terrible, tragic life; then I'm going to write a post here comparing and contrasting my wonderful, happy virtuous life with his dumpster fire. I just want you all to be ready.


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    didn't you take classes with Ted Bundy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    didn't you take classes with Ted Bundy?
    What's Ted up to these days?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    didn't you take classes with Ted Bundy?
    He was a few years ahead of me, but his fame endured.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
    --Theodore Roosevelt


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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Just a heads up: If I can find the time, I am going to find some guy who graduated in 1982 from a more prestigious law school than I did and then had a terrible, tragic life; then I'm going to write a post here comparing and contrasting my wonderful, happy virtuous life with his dumpster fire. I just want you all to be ready.


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    Sorry, LA, but I think you might be the one in the tragic lane.
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