KGOW – AM 1560 announced that Radio Sports God Charlie Pallilo will be returning to the airwaves just in time for football season. Pallilo’s new show will debut on Monday August 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. While that is not a coveted time spot, it will be good to have the knowledgeable and largely congenial host back. Sweet justice would have had him facing off with fathead Josh Innes in morning drive time, but Red guesses Charlie doesn’t want to get up that early.
CP had been on Houston radio more or less continually since 1989 until his abrupt firing in October when he was replaced by the bumbling know-nothing Innes – a move which initially sank KBME AM 790’s ratings. The station has been boosted of late by the success of the Astros.
Gow Media reports that Pallilo will contribute to its CultureMap website and its SportsMap site scheduled to launch this year and will at some point contribute in some fashion to the company’s SB Nation Radio Network.
KGOW has been off Red’s radio listening radar since it ditched The Steve Czaban Show. That show had some issues, but was worth listening to if only for the occasional appearance of Evil Jack. Red simply cannot stomach smarmy radio fascist Dan Patrick.
But Red digresses. Congratulation are in order to Charlie for finding another radio home in Houston and to fans who will once again be treated to the finest sports talk radio show host this city has ever know.
The answer seems to be “Yes.” And dissatisfaction with his replacement, the racist ass-clown Josh Innes, is growing. A reader writes:
Innes has spent the first couple of days on air trashing his previous employer as well as mocking Charlie. What kind of classless ass talks crap to the guy that they replaced? I have never heard that behavior on radio before. And of course he immediately went to racial crap. Playing Sanford & Sons over black callers, saying that they were going to call it the “black phone” and that it would be sponsored by Frenchy’s fried chicken. That’s not funny or outrageous, it’s straight up racist.
Red is putting the over/under on Innes at 6 months and going short. Any takers?
The best sports talk radio host in Texas was fired by feckless KBME AM 790 on Monday. Charlie Pallilo was the rare sports talk radio host who actually knew something (actually a lot) about sports and devoted the vast majority of his STR show to actually talking about sports. CP was dedicated to his craft and drew a loyal following of actual sports fans to his afternoon Drive Time show. In contrast, most of the so-called STR crowd talks about anything but sports and when they do, their lack of understanding and dearth of knowledge of sports history is all too apparent. CP apparently made the mistake of believing that a sports talk radio show was supposed to be about sports instead of the blather that emanates from the vapid brains of most of the other (read anyone on AM 610 in Houston or 1300 in Austin) STR hosts. Pallilo also actually took calls from listeners, generally treated them with respect and could play off of almost anyone on any topic. The actual call-in show is apparently a dying breed and may have signaled his demise. Ratings are all that matters and CP’s had dipped over the past year leading to his hurried exit from the Houston radio scene. Maybe he can go to a city where people actually know something about sports and will appreciate his talents. Houston is a loser today.
And who did the brilliant minds at KBME choose to replace CP. Complete and total ass-clown Josh Innes who know absolutely nothing about sports. Red will be deleting AM 790 from his I Heart Radio playlist.