With all this negative Bengals talk, I thought I'd go ahead and post some negative radio talk. John Kiesewetter, in his blog, says that Richard Skinner was fired because of low ratings.
Dave Armbruster, Homer program director, says Tim Lewis -- the "Big Dog" from old WBOB-AM who has been doing overnight WLW-AM news -- will take over 5:30-9 a.m. Tuesday. Gregg Doyel, a writer from CBS Sportsline frequently heard on Lance McAlister's afternoon show, will host 9 a.m. to noon with Mo Egger, a Homer sports talk producer and frequent fill-in.
Armbruster says the changes were made to increase ratings. "It was time to change directions."
For 10 years, Skinner was half of the "Two Angry Guys" with Tom Gamble on WBOB, WSAI-AM and WCKY-AM. He had been working solo since November, when WLW-AM fired Andy Furman.
I still maintain that the biggest mistake by Homer was allowing Gamble to leave and putting Skinner on by himself. I really don't have anything against Skinner, but the Two Angry Guys was one hellva program and accurately reflected how two Cincinnatians got along when chatting sports. But as per Clear Channel, they over-react... badly.
So in the past six months, we've lost Tom Gamble, Richard Skinner, Jeff Piecoro and Andy Furman from the daily sports talk regiment. Only Furman has resurfaced.