Red’s opinion of sports talk radio buffoon Josh Innes is rather well-known to long-time readers by now. KBME – AM 790 in Houston pushed out the knowledgeable and well-liked Charlie Pallilo two years ago and brought in the obnoxious and uniformed Innes as a replacement after he was drummed out of the Philadelphia market.
Every once in a while, Red may push the wrong button and end up listening to a few seconds of Innes’ inane blather. It happened last week, just as Innes was heaping praise on Donald Trump and guaranteeing that the Insult Comic President will win a second 4-year term because everyone is piling on him and that makes Innes want to support him.
Red has to thank the blubberous Innes because for the first time in a long time, Red has some hope. If Innes thinks Trump is a shoo-in for another term, then the likelihood of that happening has gone way down. Innes should stick to talking about other subjects of which he is ignorant – like Sports for example.
“College football is grateful to Iowa State for knocking off TCU.”
Accidentally overheard by Red from Dan Patrick – sports radio and TV giant ego and empty suit. The absolute worst of the worst in the sports broadcasting world. Why anyone listens to this moron is beyond Red. TCU was one of the best stories of the year and just fell short against this season’s giant killers – Iowa State.
The Houston Chronicle Reports that since Charlie Pallilo was fired, his replacement radio gasbag, Josh Innes, has stunk it up ratings-wise. Since Innes’ debut on October 10, KBME AM-790 has lost almost two-thirds of Pallilo’s audience from late September, falling to a 0.9 percent share of men 25-54 from 3-7 p.m. For the few of you actually listening to Innes’ show, the station has moved him to 2-6 p.m. Out of purely prurient interest, Red has tuned in on occasion – only to quickly change channels when JI introduces something like his “That Bitch is Crazy” segment. Red will tune into Fox & Friends if he wants to get his daily does of utterly infantile nonsense.
Meanwhile, despite continuing to look, there have been no confirmed Charlie Pallilo sightings. Let Red know if you hear otherwise.
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 justifiable angst over the firing of Charlie Pallilo from his Drive Home slot on KBME AM 790 has also given rise to the question of exactly why was roundly disliked provocateur and obvious racist Josh Innes hired to replace him? Innes’ departure from KILT was less than amicable and his short tenure at Philadelphia’s WIP was marked by ugly controversy over racist remarks and his general churlishness. According to several sources, was suspended earlier this year for calling a white Eagles’ player a “house negro.” He was fired in August after racist mocking of fake racist caller on Mike Missanelli’s show on FM 97.5 – another Philadelphia sports talk station. Innes is also known for his intemperance – having engaged in “feuds” with other sports talk radio morons including one incident that boiled over at an Eagles practice in 2015 – and his rudeness and mocking of callers. Some have suggested that the racist incidents were merely the excuse used by management to get rid of Innes. The suggestion is that he was not liked by anyone at WIP and everyone was glad to see him go. Add to that the fact that Innes was getting crushed by Missanelli – his major competition in Philly. Missanelli dominated Innes in audience share in the key men’s 25-54 demographic beating him by more than 3 points in recent ratings. As one source put it, , “in some ways it will be a shame if he got fired for racial comments as opposed to the reality of sucking and getting bad ratings. Because now Innes will be able to play the martyr role.”
As for the rumor that fellow radio racist bloviator Michael Berry had input into bringing Innes back to Houston, it is just speculation for now. But birds of feather as they say . . .
It’s radio silence (pun intended) so far from Charlie Pallilo on his abrupt dismissal from KBME and any plans for the future. Red guesses that CP is too smart to stick his head out of the foxhole right now and is focused on taking the high road while looking for a new spot – or perhaps relaxing on the beach in Puerto Vallarta. Contrast that with what happens when Josh Innes gets shit-canned in less than a year.
Red is gratified to see the support Charlie has among the knowledgeable sports fans (a discrete subset) who will miss his insight into all things sports. Red will keep you posted on any CP sightings.
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.