Red has been on the “Bash Josh Innes” bandwagon from the get-go. But even he has to acknowledge when the sports talk listeners have gravitated up the dial to his pathetic excuse for a radio show. The latest ratings show a marked up-tick across the board for the Houston Astros flagship station KBME AM-790. When Josh Innes moves to third-place, larger forces are at work. Also notable is the jump for “In the Trenches” with N.D. Kalu and Greg Koch from last place to a number 4 spot. One can only speculate, but the best guess is that the flaming hot Astros have reinvigorated the ratings for the station. Poor Charlie Pallilo must still be wondering what he did wrong – other than actually know something about sports.
Red has to admit that the popularity of some shows continues to perplex him. Red would rather be staked to an anthill while dying of thirst in the desert than have to listen to Rich Lord, Sean Pendergast and Ted Johnson for more than one segment. But apparently, Red is out of touch with the sports-talk public at large. Here are the latest positions with the caveat that very little separates the top and bottom rated shows. There is a 1.3 share point difference between first and last place and only 0.4 points separating the middle eight shows.
1. Rich Lord/Sean Pendergast/Ted Johnson 2-6 p.m. KILT
2. Texans Radio 6-7 p.m. KILT
3. Josh Innes 2-6 p.m. KBME
4. Greg Koch/N.D. Kalu 9-11 a.m. KBME
5t. Mike Meltser/Seth Payne 6-10 a.m. KILT
5t. Sean Salisbury/John Granato 11 a.m.-1 p.m. KFNC
5t. Sean Jones/Adam Clanton 11 a.m.-2 p.m. KBME
8t. John Lopez/Cody Stoots 10 a.m.-2 pm KILT
8t. Lance Zierlein/Matt Thomas 6-9 a.m. KBME
8t. Fred Faour/A.J. Hoffman 4-7 p.m. KFNC
10. Joel Blank/Barry Lamanack 1-4 p.m. KFNC
11. Paul Gallant 7-11 p.m. KILT
12. John Granato/Raheel Ramzanali 9-11 a.m. KFNC