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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: shaky ground ()
Date: July 29, 2009 04:13PM

The LaVar Arrington show...where to begin? LA is probably a likeable guy, albeit cheesy, but sorry-I don't think he is smart enough to fill 4 hrs of airtime/5 days a week. I would have thought they would give him a crash course in professional radio broadcasting but if they did, i can't tell. I'm still listening though and hoping it turns around for Chad Dukes' sake. I can hear him holding back when LA is searching for the right word and ends up using the wrong one. He wants to jump in and throw LA a lifeline. I miss Jim Rome.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Brandon ()
Date: July 30, 2009 12:42AM

Haven't listened to him yet, could he be any worse than Anita Marks on MASN?

I remember when LA refused to sign some contract that all rookies do so that trading card companies could produce his image on their products. Fleer accidentally produced a few before the caught on and pulled it, so all his rookies were like $300 each.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: msteele ()
Date: July 31, 2009 07:55PM

oh my god this show sucks - i love Dukes and thats about it. i cant listen to this show - i have to turn it off

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Msteele ()
Date: July 31, 2009 07:58PM

i totaly agree with the above post - you can almost feel Chad dukes tearing his face off. he just wants to break through Lavars dry/boring/toughless comments...
i miss the Big-O and Dukes Show

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: July 31, 2009 08:01PM

I love LaVar's bold prediction that there will be at least one playoff team from the NFC East. And maybe some. Really? REALLY?

Did this guy really play in the NFL? Did he not know how playoffs work? Does he not understand that the Division winner is in the fucking playoffs and that EVERY Division is represented by at least one team?????

REALLY???



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/31/2009 08:03PM by WashingTone-Locian.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: TheLastMohican??? ()
Date: August 01, 2009 04:03PM

Aug. 1 thefukerton.com


What does this mean I wonder---did something happen last night @ Drabs B-day
festivities,,,,

Is there reason for hope,,,,,?????,,

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: August 03, 2009 11:40AM

I am hoping for a satellite deal.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: McSucks ()
Date: August 06, 2009 02:32PM

This show is proof that even an extremely talented personality cannot make this format interesting---having one of the worst all time shows as a lead in doesn't help either.

Don Geronimo couldn't save this format,,,and he's too smart to even try

The fan is cruel punishment for those of us who supported JFK for nearly 20 years,,,

Its not our fault CBS ruined this station,,,

I don't even have enough enthusiasm left to make fun of this crap,,,

I have Hatorade hangover,,

MY GOD,,,,they just spent over a 1/2 hour talking about the kicker

Can you imagine what this station will be like when football season is over!?!!

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: FurfaxTownie ()
Date: August 06, 2009 02:41PM

That had to have been more entertaining then hearing the Junkies debate whether or not EB said "Holier then THOU" or "Holier then NOW" for about 45min yesterday morning.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: August 06, 2009 02:57PM

I can't believe the focus of the hate of this board is not on Mike Wise... his show is not redeemable. He steals all his topics from the other shows, then can't deliver any funny, new, or interesting info or viewpoints. But the worst part is how awkward his show is.. how he plays old classic rock songs and clearly thinks that kind of music is perceived as trendy. Lame. His interactions with his cohost are contrived and boring. Lame. His on-air manner is pretty caustic, but the actual words coming out of his mouth are a constant attempt to be "nice" while attempting an edge.

What an asshole.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: McSucks ()
Date: August 06, 2009 03:42PM

Mike Wise isnt worthy of hate,,,,you can be angry when a show could be better or has some potential

Mike Wise's show is unlistenable,,,,absolutely not a shred of redeeming value, possibly the biggest waste of airtime ever

This show is worse than waterboarding,,,I suggest we use it on English speaking terrorists,,,

Its cruelty to listeners,,,the humane society should put him down

I think CBS is punishing the listeners for not supporting Jim Rome or Bill O'Reilly or the Robb Speewak wedding planner show,,,

"Hah we got something for you ungrateful listeners,heres some real radioactve toxic listener repellent for you!!!!"

Instant radio wasteland,,,devoid of all signs of life

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: August 06, 2009 03:48PM

I bet even with all of this hate, and the claims that the format is a disaster, when the dust settles the ratings will be up over WJFK.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: McAreYouSerious! ()
Date: August 06, 2009 03:57PM

Zombie Dr Wrote:
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> I bet even with all of this hate, and the claims
> that the format is a disaster, when the dust
> settles the ratings will be up over WJFK.


No way,,,

and I dont hate Mike Wise,,,he's like watching a horse with four broken legs try to race in the Kentucky derby,,,It's sad and pathetic,,,cringe worthy

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: August 06, 2009 04:11PM

The format does really well in Baltimore. Sometimes just because you aren't part of the target audience, doesn't mean that it will bomb. I'd much much rather have Big O & Dukes, but if this does much better then there's not much I can do to change things.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Lortonguy ()
Date: August 06, 2009 04:31PM

I think the issue is that these guys are all sports guys they are not radio guys. You need professional radio guys who talk sports -- like Steve Czaban. Love him or hate him, he's a witty guy who knows how to do a show and knows about sports. He's entertaining and shows some personality. Levar's perspective is the same on every topic -- he takes the p'ayer's side and Dukes takes the fans side and they have the same argument on every segment, every day. It's only been on the air a couple weeks and I'm sick of it. Lavar would be a good guest but he cannot carry the show.

Giving atheletes and coaches their own show almost never works. (i/e John Thompson, John Riggin's, Levar, etc). Surprisingly, they typically don't know much about sports other than their own and at that they seem to know their own position.

Lavar is disappointing so far. Wise is slightly better but neither is compelling radio.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Wawah ()
Date: August 07, 2009 04:05PM

Anyone else notice that WJFK only has like two sponsors (AT&T and some goofy band coming to Wolf Trap). They play the same two ads over and over and over and over and over............................

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: kglaser ()
Date: August 09, 2009 03:04PM

I registered here because I feel compelled to say that, regardless of his other talents/past achievements, LaVar Arrington is *horrendous* on the radio. The man can't seem to speak without tripping over his own tongue. He may indeed be a lovely person, but to me it sounds like he has the personal magnetism of a stale Twinkie. I feel sorry for Chad. :(

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 09, 2009 11:50PM

FurfaxTownie Wrote:
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> That had to have been more entertaining then
> hearing the Junkies debate whether or not EB said
> "Holier then THOU" or "Holier then NOW" for about
> 45min yesterday morning.


They have nothing, don't they? Good Lord.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: BOAD Animal in Rehab ()
Date: August 11, 2009 03:11PM

So happy to find this outlet for my "haterade". Will continue listening to support Chad, but this is painful. Been listening since the first show and LA seems so dumb that I actually feel bad for him half the time I'm listening. Still get a few chuckles out of Chad's comments, but not nearly the laughfest i used to have every day with BOAD. LA mispronounces words so often and unecessarily uses big words and excess verbiage that it drives me CRAZY! He spends half his on-air time promoting his restaurant and name-dropping.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: kglaser ()
Date: August 11, 2009 03:38PM

BOAD Animal in Rehab Wrote:
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> promoting his restaurant and name-dropping.

Oh, no...he's turning into Mike O'Meara...

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 11, 2009 07:11PM

He was bitching again about Mike Sellers not getting a pay increase. Fullbacks are no longer every down players. If Sellers went on the market, I doubt he would get any more from any other team than the Redskins are willing to pay (see what happened with Rock Cartwright when he threatened to walk). With the West Coast Offense and emphasis on speed, NFL teams value Tight Ends and Slot Receivers much more than Fullbacks these days.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: McSucks ()
Date: August 11, 2009 11:22PM

kglaser Wrote:
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> BOAD Animal in Rehab Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > promoting his restaurant and name-dropping.
>
> Oh, no...he's turning into Mike O'Meara...


Sorry that honor goes to Mike Wise who said this:
"People ask 'what kind of prep do you do for the show?' I tell em, None!"
"I just come in and do he show."

"radio is the greatest job there is"

Congradulations, you have just graduated from the Mike O'Meara school of broadcasting--you may now procede to the bottom of the ratings

For the record,you can see this interview on Washingtonpost.com

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: McSucks ()
Date: August 12, 2009 12:02AM

Today all the hosts on the fan were angry at the Post columnist who gave them an unflattering review in the style section,,,,

OK, in all fairness, the junkies could have cared less,,

But Mike Wise and Lavar were upset about it,,,

Lavar suggested to Wise, "lets get a war of words going","you've got the power of typing too"

And then on his show:

"I'm gonna try to not talk like a 3rd grader"

And now some tough love for Chad,,,,

You seem to think this show is good and its just a bunch of haters that are against it,,,dude, we are YOUR fans. BOAD set the bar real high,,,we want the show back like you keep promising,,,(hint, hint Mohican)

Lavar seems like a good guy and I dont think he's stupid,he's just not good on the radio,,,,and he sure as hell is no Oscar

This show SUCKS and no matter how hard you work it will never, ever come close to the greatness you achieved wih BOAD,,,I keep picturing Oscar listening to the show and shaking his head or maybe crying like the rest of us

EVERYTHING in life is time and place,once too much time passes,,,its over

Is Howard Stern anywhere near what he was? Sam Kinnison and Billy West aren't walking through that door ever again

Don and Mike is never happening again,,,and would never be the same anyway

Are 60+ year old hippys with long hair and tie dye t-shirts still cool? Or sad?

Tick tock, time marches on,,,Life is too short for crap radio

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: kglaser ()
Date: August 12, 2009 09:13AM

McSucks Wrote:
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> kglaser Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > BOAD Animal in Rehab Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > promoting his restaurant and name-dropping.
> >
> > Oh, no...he's turning into Mike O'Meara...
>
>
> Sorry that honor goes to Mike Wise who said this:
> "People ask 'what kind of prep do you do for the
> show?' I tell em, None!"
> "I just come in and do he show."
>
> "radio is the greatest job there is"
>
> Congradulations, you have just graduated from the
> Mike O'Meara school of broadcasting--you may now
> procede to the bottom of the ratings
>
> For the record,you can see this interview on
> Washingtonpost.com

"Stay tuned to the Mike Wise show for Power of 5!"

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Rahrah ()
Date: August 12, 2009 01:27PM

Or the Mike Wise "Ahhhhh" Game.......

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: August 13, 2009 10:44AM

I went and read the article they were talking about http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/10/AR2009081001754.html and it's funny how there's no mention of any shows on WJFK between 10 and 2 and how they may or may not be incredibly dull to listen to. Funny.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 13, 2009 01:17PM

that duke guy is annoying to listen to

who comes on after the arrington show? junkies?

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: McSucks ()
Date: August 14, 2009 03:56PM

From dcrtv.com :

"PM Drive Disasater for JFK?"

No kidding,,,you mean 4 hours talking about Jason Campbell or m. vick or Mike Sellers contract isn't holding an audience?

Run Dukes! Run!

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 14, 2009 04:24PM

McSucks Wrote:
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> From dcrtv.com :
>
> "PM Drive Disasater for JFK?"
>
> No kidding,,,you mean 4 hours talking about Jason
> Campbell or m. vick or Mike Sellers contract isn't
> holding an audience?
>
> Run Dukes! Run!



Let's see. MoM spent most of the year at, what, 22nd place? But that wasn't a ratings disaster.

Anyway, Sports Talk won't have big ratings. But it will attract advertisers (or should).

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: McSucks ()
Date: August 14, 2009 07:50PM

Ironically, MOM's best ratings were when he was covering the Caps hard and was the lead in to the games

I predict that 980 moves to an FM signal and crushes JFK with superior SPORTS TALK talent

I still think BOAD could beat any of these "donks" handily in the ratings and advertising money if given the chance and some support from the station

I'm sure MOM's show was expensive, but that alone didn't justify a station flip,,,
you still have the junks in the same spot, a terrible mid day show and half of a succesful show. Substituting Lavar for Oscar doesn't make sense,,that show has become painfully boring.

I think I just like any confirmation in print that this station Sucks now

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: stillhope ()
Date: August 18, 2009 09:57AM

has anyone heard Kushner do the 7-10 pm show? he actually knows what he's talking about and is pretty funny. not full time with the station yet but it's just a matter of time.i think there's still hope for this station yet....

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 18, 2009 10:01AM

stillhope Wrote:
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> has anyone heard Kushner do the 7-10 pm show? he
> actually knows what he's talking about and is
> pretty funny. not full time with the station yet
> but it's just a matter of time.i think there's
> still hope for this station yet....


If he is the guy they have in on the weekends, he is pretty damn good. It's a shame they keep idiots like The Junkies and LaVar on the air. They need more Steve Czaban types. People who actually know what they are talking about and who are entertaining.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: FurfaxTownie ()
Date: August 18, 2009 10:32AM

I think i know who you are talking about, and if so i agree. Kushner seems to be the only guy at the station besides dukes with a pulse.

Everytime I hear Lavar speak it reminds me of scene in Billy Madison when Billy is speaking during the debate part of the decathalon and its just incoherent ramblings that have nothing to do anything relevent to debate topic.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 18, 2009 12:41PM

Arrington came out of the gate in 20th place. That's a bad, bad sign....

Slight Drop For JFK With New Sports Format - 8/18 - The new sports talk WJFK doesn't make any big moves in its first week of Portable People Meter monitoring. Former "guy talker" "106.7 The Fan" was down a bit, to 21st place, in the age 12+ full-week numbers, with rival WTEM, ESPN 980, jumping ahead, in 19th. Female-oriented 94.7 Fresh FM, WTGB, continues its steady upward trend, while rivals Mix 107.3, WRQX, and WASH continue to slump. A big jump for Christian contemporary WGTS. The numbers for the first week of August: 1) WTOP [1st in both drivetimes], 2) WHUR [Harvey 2nd], 3) WAMU, 4) WGTS, 5) WIHT [Kane 7th], 6) WASH [Loriloo 11th] and WMMJ [Joyner 5th], 8) WBIG [Ballard 9th], 9) WRQX [Diamond 6th], 10) WMZQ, 11) WWDC [Elliot 12th], 12) WETA-FM, 13) WPRS, 14) WKYS [Parr 14th], 15) WTGB and WPGC [Simpson 18th], 17) WMAL [G&A 17th, Rush 14th, Hannity 12th], 18) WLZL, 19) WTEM, 20) WJZW [Imus 22nd], 21) WJFK [Junks 12th, Arrington 20th], 22) WPFW, 23) WFRE and WAVA, 25) WWEG and WFLS, 27) WBQB. More: 30) WILC and WKDV and WTNT, 38) WFED, 39) WACA and WKCW, 43) WMET. More: WJFK's morning Sports Junkies pull even with rival Elliot Segal on WWDC, DC101, and rank 1st in the age 25-54 male demo.....

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: McSucks ()
Date: August 18, 2009 02:01PM

McAreYouSerious! Wrote:
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> Zombie Dr Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I bet even with all of this hate, and the
> claims
> > that the format is a disaster, when the dust
> > settles the ratings will be up over WJFK.
>
>
> No way,,,
>
> and I dont hate Mike Wise,,,he's like watching a
> horse with four broken legs try to race in the
> Kentucky derby,,,It's sad and pathetic,,,cringe
> worthy


I'm tempted to gloat,,,,
Hey CBS,its only going to get worse!!!

Stupid bastards

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 18, 2009 02:04PM

A sports format is going to have low ratings, especially where there are two stations in the same town. The trick is not to pay big money for a LaVar Arrington-type. Unfortunately, Michael Hughes is too stupid to understand this concept.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: August 18, 2009 03:02PM

Bah, it's numbers for the first week. All you've had so far is people who don't like sports talk stop listening to JFK. You haven't had people who do like sports talk and didn't like "guy talk" start listening and I think unfortunately they outnumber the former.

I don't think I ever saw ratings for BOAD on DCRTV, but I could be wrong. And isn't 20th where MOM started?

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: FurfaxTownie ()
Date: August 18, 2009 05:04PM

I think the question now is, how are the show host going to spin it? Is it going to be usual "Things are getting better, but not where we want them...blah blah" ? Before the scapegoat was the "new" ratings system. Of course now the station has flipped to a more "new ratings" friendly format that is "working well in baltimore".

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: JHC ()
Date: August 19, 2009 08:49AM

I just can't listen to Lavar and his ramblings anymore...he makes no sense at all. For example, yesterday he said Favre (or even Jesus Christ himself) should have to compete for the Vikings starting qtrback position against Sage and Tavaris...um, hey Jesus, rising from the dead and miracles aside, why don't you take a seat and let Sage Rosenfels show you how it's done.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 19, 2009 09:33AM

The topic of discussion is always inane. First it was, "What is or isn't a 'sport'"? Like, is mountain climbing a sport? Is badminton a sport? Then, yesterday, it was, "What is the bigger national story, Brett Favre signing with the Vikings or Strasburg?"

Who gives a fuck? It's not relevant and nobody cares!

I have an idea. Why not discuss how Stasburg might or might not contribute to the Nats. Why not discuss, "Is it a good idea to invest $15 million in a pitcher" or "Does having Favre really increase the Vikings chances of making it to a Super Bowl given his arm and his uneven play in recent years?"

"What is the bigger news story?" Who the fuck cares???

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: August 19, 2009 10:49AM

Yeah, I really do hope LaVarr does mediocre and gets replaced by someone more interesting, but I have no illusions that the more interesting person will be Oscar Santana. As much as I'd like to see it.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Sweeney Todd ()
Date: August 19, 2009 11:51AM

Last week, within a two minute period, Lavar was babbling about something and said, "It's an unbelieveable belief." WHAT??? Shortly thereafter he was talking about a "goal line stance" (he said this twice). WHAT??? Haven't you played football your whole life and you don't know it's a "goal line stand?"

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 19, 2009 12:09PM

Sweeney Todd Wrote:
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> Last week, within a two minute period, Lavar was
> babbling about something and said, "It's an
> unbelieveable belief." WHAT??? Shortly thereafter
> he was talking about a "goal line stance" (he said
> this twice). WHAT??? Haven't you played football
> your whole life and you don't know it's a "goal
> line stand?"


The guy doesn't know that if your team wins its Division, it is automatically in the playoffs. How do you expect him to know something like "goal line stand?"

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 19, 2009 02:43PM

Well, maybe he was talking about a specific d-line or o-line stance on the goal line?

no?

oh.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: McSucks ()
Date: August 19, 2009 05:44PM

Zombie Dr Wrote:
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> Yeah, I really do hope LaVarr does mediocre and
> gets replaced by someone more interesting, but I
> have no illusions that the more interesting person
> will be Oscar Santana. As much as I'd like to see
> it.


Lavar would have to improve signifigantley to be mediocre,,,

More bad news on the Oscar/BOAD front,,,,the "hint-Last of the Mohicans" post has been taken off thefukerton website
Betcha Corporate Bastards(that)Suck is behind that,,,,

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: allen ()
Date: August 25, 2009 04:42PM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> Arrington came out of the gate in 20th place.
> That's a bad, bad sign....
>
> Slight Drop For JFK With New Sports Format - 8/18
> - The new sports talk WJFK doesn't make any big
> moves in its first week of Portable People Meter
> monitoring. Former "guy talker" "106.7 The Fan"
> was down a bit, to 21st place, in the age 12+
> full-week numbers, with rival WTEM, ESPN 980,
> jumping ahead, in 19th. Female-oriented 94.7 Fresh
> FM, WTGB, continues its steady upward trend, while
> rivals Mix 107.3, WRQX, and WASH continue to
> slump. A big jump for Christian contemporary WGTS.
> The numbers for the first week of August: 1) WTOP
> [1st in both drivetimes], 2) WHUR , 3) WAMU, 4)
> WGTS, 5) WIHT , 6) WASH and WMMJ , 8) WBIG , 9)
> WRQX , 10) WMZQ, 11) WWDC , 12) WETA-FM, 13) WPRS,
> 14) WKYS , 15) WTGB and WPGC , 17) WMAL , 18)
> WLZL, 19) WTEM, 20) WJZW , 21) WJFK , 22) WPFW,
> 23) WFRE and WAVA, 25) WWEG and WFLS, 27) WBQB.
> More: 30) WILC and WKDV and WTNT, 38) WFED, 39)
> WACA and WKCW, 43) WMET. More: WJFK's morning
> Sports Junkies pull even with rival Elliot Segal
> on WWDC, DC101, and rank 1st in the age 25-54 male
> demo.....

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: allen ()
Date: August 25, 2009 04:45PM

The Lavarr and Dukes show is a big joke.Both should do there homework before they speak about sports.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 25, 2009 04:59PM

allen Wrote:
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> The Lavarr and Dukes show is a big joke.Both
> should do there homework before they speak about
> sports.


This is why Arrington was uncoachable. In high school and college he was told "go get that guy with the football," and he would go do it. Then, in the NFL, he was told, "Drop into coverage." LaVar was like, "Huh?"

The only thing he knows about the game is to "go get the guy with the football." Just like LT. LT never dropped into coverage. He blitzed on every play.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: August 25, 2009 05:15PM

Do they speak from their asses any more than the Junkies do? I doubt that. There's lots of firm statements followed by "does that sound right?" or "I think that's right."

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Joetango ()
Date: August 25, 2009 05:34PM

These clowns need to STOP spending do much fucking time talking about Jason Campbell. Every day it's the same damn thing, is he good? No. Is he bad? Yes. Then LA and CD have the exact same conversation they have had every day since the format change. A 3 hour "discussion" about Jason Campbell, the most boring, least interesting QB in the NFL.

And while we're at it, why does THE FAN seem to talk about nothing other than Redskins football? It's as if there are no other teams in the league or something. Or maybe other sports? WTF are these two going to do when football is over and they have to fill space talking about Baseball or Hockey? I'll bet they have 4 hour marathons talking Jason Campbell during the World Series.

They should have named it 106.7 THJASONCAMPBELLCHANNEL

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: August 25, 2009 05:57PM

Well to be fair Hockey and Basketball are out of season. But they probably will talk about Redskins when Hockey and Basketball are in season.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: August 25, 2009 07:47PM

Joetango Wrote:
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> A 3 hour "discussion" about Jason
> Campbell, the most boring, least interesting QB in
> the NFL.


I agree that Jason Campbell is probably the most boring QB in pro football history. He has zero personality, his voice is monotone, he has no interesting stories to tell, in pressers and interviews he uses the most typical football cliches and his style of QB is boring.

Fuck, Kyle Orton has more character than Campbell!

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Joetango ()
Date: August 26, 2009 05:29PM

Zombie Dr Wrote:
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> Well to be fair Hockey and Basketball are out of
> season. But they probably will talk about Redskins
> when Hockey and Basketball are in season.


Football is in season and the only teams they talk about are the Redskins 95% of the time (with JC the subject 90% of that time) and Baltimore 5% of the time (with the subject being how much better they are than the skins 100% of the time)

I truly don't think LA has a good grasp on general football let alone any other sport as is evidenced by the fact that he has NOTHING to say, silence, if the subject is anything other than the Skins or LaVarr. God, it's painful listening to him sit silently while MMA fighters are on or baseball players. He was a terrible choice for this role.

Oh, and how about some new guests other than Mike Florio of profootballtalk.com? Christ.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 26, 2009 07:44PM

Fucking ponderous.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Me and young boy in the water ()
Date: August 31, 2009 10:19AM

Check out thefukerton.com, a few podcasts of Chad w/ his various peons(blue shorts, othello, etc). Also noticed Chad is still doing his Justin.tv thing occasionally, usually puts it on his twitter.

Oscar said he hopes to be able to give good news soon, but no response since.

Hopefully some truth to the HD radio hints Chad gave on his Twitter, because Lavar is unlistenable.

On the upside, the new 105.9 "classic rock that rocks" is actually pretty good. Played Frampton into metallica into chili peppers. And commercial free till labor day.

-maybitw

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 31, 2009 10:29AM

Me and young boy in the water Wrote:
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> On the upside, the new 105.9 "classic rock that
> rocks" is actually pretty good. Played Frampton
> into metallica into chili peppers. And commercial
> free till labor day.
>
> -maybitw


Having been alive when Frampton Comes Alive came out, that shit is all played out for me. I can't listen to "classic rock" anymore.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Me and young boy in the water ()
Date: August 31, 2009 10:37AM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> The topic of discussion is always inane. First it
> was, "What is or isn't a 'sport'"? Like, is
> mountain climbing a sport? Is badminton a sport?

The sad part is, this was actually an awesome topic a few months ago on the Big O and Dukes show. They had callers, discussions, arguments, and it was great. Why? Because Chad could speak his mind and have a "don geronimo"-style blow-up at the retarded callers before hanging up on them.

With the new show, Chad is trying to show some excitement but Lavar doesn't get it and Chad isn't able to berate and flush callers like he could before. That became evident week 1 when Lavar was keeping Chad from hanging up on people.

I need to dig out my old podcasts and sob

-maybitw

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Me and young boy in the water ()
Date: August 31, 2009 10:45AM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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>
>
> Having been alive when Frampton Comes Alive came
> out, that shit is all played out for me. I can't
> listen to "classic rock" anymore.

Fuck you're old.

I'm sure it'll lose its luster for me when I have to sit through hair restoration and male enhancement commercials in a week.

-maybitw

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: August 31, 2009 10:59AM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> Me and young boy in the water Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> >
> > On the upside, the new 105.9 "classic rock that
> > rocks" is actually pretty good. Played Frampton
> > into metallica into chili peppers. And
> commercial
> > free till labor day.
> >
> > -maybitw
>
>
> Having been alive when Frampton Comes Alive came
> out, that shit is all played out for me. I can't
> listen to "classic rock" anymore.

*robot voice*Do you feeeeeel like I dooooo

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: August 31, 2009 11:04AM

How much do you think someone makes DJing a HD station? Like $8k/yr?

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: August 31, 2009 11:10AM

Zombie Dr Wrote:
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> How much do you think someone makes DJing a HD
> station? Like $8k/yr?


I've wondered about that. They can't be paying Cerphe shit. The listener numbers must be in the hundreds for certain day parts.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: The Ghost of WJFK Past ()
Date: September 17, 2009 09:56AM

Interesting how what little air there was in the room when this show began evaporated once the actual season began and the worst fears of the team were realized. Everyone went from saying they don't give a shit about The Fan 106.7, to actualy not giving a shit about The Fan 106.7.

C-A-P-S! CAPS! CAPS! CAPS!

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: September 17, 2009 12:54PM

I do have to wonder though how much of it is a lack of overlap in listener ship on this board. It has held its position of where it was, not gained ground (where I thought it would), so it's not a complete and utter failure. Maybe just jettisoning O'Meara was enough to make it a great deal more profitable.

I don't know if this board was around back then, but I have to wonder what the reaction would have been when HFS flipped to El Zol.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Donkeytimes ()
Date: September 18, 2009 01:00PM

Sports Reporters are still king compared to Dukes and Lavar.

I think its funny how JFK says 980 has biased coverage. While they are owned by Danny Boy, I think Andy and Steve hammer the skins constantly. Also, DOC Walker can get pretty worked up over some of the Skins' stuff.

Anyway, The Fan is a weak as hell sports talk station.

When HFS switched to El Zol I think it was sort of a big deal in theory, but not really.

Let's face it, the last glory days of HFS was when REM, 10 Thousand Maniacs, U2, Radiohead, etc...were getting air time. This all ended around 1998.

Then the shift in alterna music went mega corporate. Limp Bizkit happened, Korn Happened, that stuff took over HFS. There was no more indie-ish music getting played on the grand scale. What a rip off. HFS could be playing really awesome stuff that people like. Shit, half of the commercials out there today on TV are indie bands making a buck cause they won't get played on radio. HFS became like DC 101 (which is rotten.)

I long for a really impressive radio station - but most people are just way to into corporate drivel to care, and it sells to the youth.

XM Radio is I guess the answer for all of this if anyone cares.

I will listen to my ipod and Sports Talk 980.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Date: September 18, 2009 01:19PM

Donkeytimes Wrote:
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> I will listen to my ipod and Sports Talk 980.


I agree on the Sports Reporters. Andy and Czab are great and speak like informed adults, until Dukes and Arrington. However, Danny Boy has been gradually gutting 980 and turning it into his corporate mouthpiece (note the Joe Theismann Show). It's only a matter of time before Larry Michael is offering "in-depth analysis" at that time slot.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Donkeytimes ()
Date: September 18, 2009 01:41PM

Joey T. getting a show is def. something that reeks of a Corp. monster. I like how Czab calls him Mr. Sunshine since he is always positive about the Redskins.

Man, Joey T. has fallen far from his Monday Night glory.

Kevin Sheehan gets on my nerves. Anyone else think this as well?

I was just out running some errands and he was being critical of the Skins. So, I think its good 980 hosts (for the most part) and staying objective.

Wonder what Robb(aye) is doing, hahahahaha....prob. eating Boar's Head Ever-Roast Chicken like grandma used to make.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: September 18, 2009 03:30PM

Donkeytimes Wrote:
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>
> Let's face it, the last glory days of HFS was when
> REM, 10 Thousand Maniacs, U2, Radiohead,
> etc...were getting air time. This all ended
> around 1998.
>
> Then the shift in alterna music went mega
> corporate. Limp Bizkit happened, Korn Happened,
> that stuff took over HFS. There was no more
> indie-ish music getting played on the grand scale.
> What a rip off. HFS could be playing really
> awesome stuff that people like. Shit, half of the
> commercials out there today on TV are indie bands
> making a buck cause they won't get played on
> radio. HFS became like DC 101 (which is rotten.)
>


I think the one band that blew my mind that I heard from only HFS was At The Drive-in. The rest was really lame indie bands with DJs acting like the were edgy for playing it. That plus a hell of a lot of Eminem, and I've never cared for Eminem.

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Donkeytimes ()
Date: September 18, 2009 03:54PM

At The Drive-In def. were more in the spirit of early HFS, I agree.

So many good bands that could be heard just aren't. HFS WAS legendary, but let's not kid ourselves, it hasn't been for many years. Might as well have a power packed Spanish station instead.

If HFS was around today, I Do think it would be slightly better. Bands like Kings Of Leon have broken through, etc. It seems the faux punk, rap/nu-metal scene has died down. We just need to get past the fake emo stage.

I could see a modern playlist of Kings of Leon, Death Cab, Radiohead, Feist, Doves, and classic alterna - Smith's and shit of that ilk to be played. Ha, that would be the day.

Oh well, more shit rock for DC. Kids today will never have a chance to develop taste - no exposure to decent shit. hahahaha

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Re: The LaVarr Arrington Show (shhhh... with chad dukes)
Posted by: Zombie Dr ()
Date: September 18, 2009 04:36PM

You're right about that playlist, and for that I'm glad that there's not another station on my dial playing the shit out of KOL (though admittedly they probably would have gotten to them on the prior CD). But I think DC is just way too white collar to really be a rocking city.

Another thing that is unfortunate about the area radio is that there are no college stations. WGMU is basically internet only and downstairs at the Johnson Center. When I lived in the Boston area I used to love recording the punk/metal show that came on some college station late Sunday.

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