Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by pats1, Aug 16, 2007.
Too bad. I don't like WEEI and rarely listen. Many of the hosts have a barely concealed contempt for the audience, almost as if they're thinking, "Can you believe these slobs are listening to our half-assed crap? What a bunch of suckers!" Oh well.
What is this doing on the Board?
Are you a paid shill?
It's a pretty hot topic considering how many discussions there have been on here about 'EEI and Pats talk.
I hear you, I still listen to them on both ends of my commute though for the co-hosts (McAdam, DeOssie, Maz, Buckley, Curran, etc). I agree about some hosts having contempt for their audience. Ordway is the biggest culprit as he doesn't appear particularly informed on certain things. Granted, a lot of the callers are just nuts and have no idea what they are talking about, but sometimes callers who are clearly more knowledgeable about a given subject than Big O will call up and Big O and gang will just disagree with them anyway.
Still, all that aside, I still listen. Again, its worth it for the guest hosts.
I agree find Ordway intolerable, and most of his shows descend into shouting matches.. fans of Dale and Holley.. but it is the guest hosts I really like Curran(intelligent about FB and has tons of sources), DeOssie(lots of contacts and fairly smart), Smerlas(kinda goofey, but knows the ins and outs of the game)... McAdam and Buckley are classic Baseball guys and I continue to learn from them as well.
I still listen as it is the only thing I find viable on the car radio...hope they do something about D & C, bring in some sports people.. get away from the "man show" stuff.
I actually know some of that cast of characters. Your opinion of Ordway is wrong. He is actually very well informed and fairly smart, but his show is formulaic. Glen will take the opposite side of an argument just to fill the phones. He is very good at his job, but I really don't know how he gets his ratings. Most of the time it is mindless BS and nothing else.
To be honest, I find most of the afternoon show unlistenable. The callers are dumber than dumb, they scream over each other and there is very little real information shared with the listeners. Felger is pretty good, but even he has gotten into that kiss ass, lets get a supposed expert on the air, mode.
One good thing is that Patriots Monday starts on Monday, so WEEI will talk a little football.
I agree with a lot of this. I wish Dale and Holley were either the morning or afternoon show. I only get to listen to them on occassion, but it seems they are probably the best show on the station.
I think Ordway is informed on SOME things. In general - I like the Big O and enjoy listening to the show, I just think sometimes he goes overboard in trying to be a contrarian to the caller or public opinion. I guess I'd attribute the occasional combativeness he shows on the station to creating a certain character. I think he understands controversy sells, debate sells, argument sells - he's like a much better natured Felger in that sense.
I agree, sometimes the callers they let on there sound particularly dumb/uninformed. Either they do this for entertainment sake, or they need to screen better. Or both.
I'm sorry but some of you people out towards Boston and who were not on the western side of the state have no clue how lucky you were to receive Weei the last few years! While we were stuck with either jim rome and a local sports show that operated out of northampton and basically talked about Umass sports!
Really Weei is the best radio show period end of discussion in this area, Ive had to deal with bad sports shows the last 5+ years until they finally got there @#@$ together and expanded on their weak signal. Some of you just do not understand what a bad sports talk show really is, try listening to some no names discuss how the Umass football team will do for 80% of the show then some of you would realize how lucky you have had it the last couple years!
OK maybe we ARE a little spoiled. I have to do the occational long distance drive and for the most part sports radio is non-existent unless you head south into NY. I go to Maine often and once you lose EEI, especially at night, it is either religion or music.
The fan was all I would listen to if it was coming in good, trust me no matter how much red sox talk they do, it is nowhere near the horrendous crap we have had out here up until last year when they opened up a new affiliate.
Strange, an AM radio signal should travel further at night.
WEEI is actually a clear channel station but they still have to reduce their power from 50,000 watts to something far less (maybe 5000 but I am not sure) at sunset plus AM is line of sight and there are an awful lot of hills between Boston and Maine.
If I remember by basic communications from the Navy, an AM signal will bounce off of the troposphere and travel great distances, but that doesn't happen for WEEI. WHDH, however, bounces all over the pace.
Atmospheric duct: A horizontal layer in the lower atmosphere in which the vertical refractive index gradients are such that radio signals (a) are guided or focused within the duct, (b) tend to follow the curvature of the Earth, and (c) experience less attenuation in the ducts than they would if the ducts were not present. Note: The reduced refractive index at the higher altitudes bends the signals back toward the Earth. Signals in a higher refractive index layer, i.e., duct, tend to remain in that layer because of the reflection and refraction encountered at the boundary with a lower refractive index material.
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