93.7 The Fan. Will not last a year..
MFer

Uniontown, PA

#22 Apr 9, 2010
PEGG wrote:
<quoted text>
He has no COUTH
and he always says he is the best at what he does..
well also he says he is a SUPER GENIUS
well SG's do not say stupid things and get themselves fired do they?
Kennedy was a scumbag. Madden speaks the truth.
bruno fan

Pittsburgh, PA

#23 Apr 9, 2010
When Madden had to testify in a WWF case, he admitted under oath that he lied.

He's a smart guy, just a pig.
El Jefe

Pittsburgh, PA

#24 Apr 10, 2010
Pittsburgh Fan 69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is your proof: http://www.radio-info.com/site/markets/grid/p...
Awesome stats, they tell me nothing about drive time. They list 6AM to midnight, where Maddens show is only 3 hours, not the 18hrs listed. I would assume that WDVE dominates overall, which is shown, but perhaps find me useful stats, otherwise we will go by the statements from Mark Madden. He states that he has the highest rating in town for his time slot. Since The Fan has been around, he has been told (he stated so) that he was asked to not mention ratings until things settle.

So again, numbers please?
North Hills Bob

Pittsburgh, PA

#25 Apr 10, 2010
El Jefe,

I am waiting to see the numbers myself. I used to listen to Madden until he went to FM. Now, I can't stand the music, being an old fart, and his segments are recorded so they can keep him in check. Still, I hear he has good ratings.

As to the Fan, other than 10-2, that's my station. Do you think any of the gas bag politico talk shows are taking a hit?
El Jefe

Pittsburgh, PA

#26 Apr 11, 2010
North Hills Bob wrote:
El Jefe,
I am waiting to see the numbers myself. I used to listen to Madden until he went to FM. Now, I can't stand the music, being an old fart, and his segments are recorded so they can keep him in check. Still, I hear he has good ratings.
As to the Fan, other than 10-2, that's my station. Do you think any of the gas bag politico talk shows are taking a hit?
I doubt Rush and Hannity are taking a hit, to my knowledge, the "in the know" liberal friends tell me they are gaining ground locally, but they are often wrong.
North Hills Bob

Pittsburgh, PA

#27 Apr 11, 2010
I used to listen to all the talking head shows at one time, stopped about 3 months ago. Only listen to sports shows, blood pressure has lowered.

But I do miss Lynn Cullen, liberal to be sure, but one smart cookie.
anon

Pittsburgh, PA

#28 Apr 18, 2010
PEGG wrote:
<quoted text>
He has no COUTH
and he always says he is the best at what he does..
well also he says he is a SUPER GENIUS
well SG's do not say stupid things and get themselves fired do they?
I left listening to Mark Madden and went to The FAN. I just grew tired of Mark's format, and his insults toward the callers. Calling out stupidity occasionally on the radio is one thing, but he does it far too often to callers who don't deserve it. His claim to be a genius is an act, but sometimes I think he really believes it, and this arrogance gets in the way of good sports talk at times. The Fan at times doesn't go deep enough into topics, but what else am I going to listen to?
PEGG

Carnegie, PA

#29 Apr 19, 2010
anon wrote:
<quoted text>
I left listening to Mark Madden and went to The FAN. I just grew tired of Mark's format, and his insults toward the callers. Calling out stupidity occasionally on the radio is one thing, but he does it far too often to callers who don't deserve it. His claim to be a genius is an act, but sometimes I think he really believes it, and this arrogance gets in the way of good sports talk at times. The Fan at times doesn't go deep enough into topics, but what else am I going to listen to?
Super genius' do not say stupid things and lose high paying jobs...
so he knows he is NOT too breight and he is very raw..
El Jefe

Pittsburgh, PA

#30 Apr 19, 2010
PEGG wrote:
<quoted text>
Super genius' do not say stupid things and lose high paying jobs...
so he knows he is NOT too breight and he is very raw..
Other people on ESPN have gotten away with more...
Ghost of Honsman

Harleysville, PA

#31 Apr 20, 2010
"the fan" has potential. As somebody said,"what else are you going to listen to in Pittsburgh"! Here is a thumbnail of he hosts:
Colony-- quirky but smart and interesting. most underrated.
Burton- nice guy- has not insight.
Alexander- very very boring
Cook- Cranky, but opinionated- I like that
Riccicci (?)- where did thins boring say nothing clown come from?
Starkey- good for occasional commentary. His act is too long for talk radio
Seibel- see Riccicci above ( you would think they would bring in better talent from out of town!)
Giannoto (?)- boring, says nothing.
I think the fan will make it but not without eventual changes in the hosts.
Madden = a$$= hockey only info.
Maybe Marty Grifffin would be a good addition--NOT
Sports Fan 69

Pittsburgh, PA

#33 Apr 25, 2010
Arbitron Ratings for March 2010

#1 WDVE-FM
#7 WXDX-FM
#14 WEAE-AM
#20 KDKA-FM

#20 in the market? Bye bye "The Fan"!
Bella Toni

Monessen, PA

#34 Apr 25, 2010
I hate that Mark Kaboly or whoever he is. Gross fat dude.
Seen the numbers

Canonsburg, PA

#35 Apr 26, 2010
In the afternoon time slot, it's WDVE and then KDKA in total audience. Madden does well with guys in their 20s + 30s, but he's not numero uno. Sorry to ruin your party, dude. By the way, the only numbers anyone can post are the ones you've already seen. Arbitron releases only those for publication.
El Jefe wrote:
<quoted text>
Awesome stats, they tell me nothing about drive time. They list 6AM to midnight, where Maddens show is only 3 hours, not the 18hrs listed. I would assume that WDVE dominates overall, which is shown, but perhaps find me useful stats, otherwise we will go by the statements from Mark Madden. He states that he has the highest rating in town for his time slot. Since The Fan has been around, he has been told (he stated so) that he was asked to not mention ratings until things settle.
So again, numbers please?
Peter Griffin Clone

Pittsburgh, PA

#36 May 13, 2010
This Vinnie clown is horrible. It's almost as if he never watched a hockey game in his life till he came to Pittsburgh. He knows nothing about the game. He's brutal, that and I can't get his Peter Griffin voice out of my head for hours. It's tough to suffer through him. Cook is good though.

Vinnie's expertise is baseball and eating.
Anonymous

Pittsburgh, PA

#37 May 13, 2010
ESPN 1250 just fired a few more people, looks like eventually it will Stan-Guy and nothing but syndication after that.
FoggyMountainBre akdown

Carnegie, PA

#38 May 27, 2010
it is ok anyway the other JOCKS can't be on the other stations 24/7
wee need another way to call and say stuff we are thinking not all folks can call shows during the day ya know
Sports Fan 69

Pittsburgh, PA

#39 Jun 11, 2010
North Hills Bob wrote:
ESPN 1250 just fired a few more people, looks like eventually it will Stan-Guy and nothing but syndication after that.
You're serious? They fired their Sportscenter people. They were terrible and the Sportcenters just took up 60-90 seconds of good sports talk without giving a lot of good informaion in the process. They STILL have 10 hours of local sports talk every weekday + Mike & Mike. KDKA's jerk-offs can't compete!
Sports Fan 69

Pittsburgh, PA

#40 Jun 11, 2010
Arbitron Ratings for March 2010

#1 WDVE-FM
#7 WXDX-FM
#14 WEAE-AM
#20 KDKA-FM

Arbitron Ratings for April 2010

#1 WDVE-FM
#8 WXDX-FM
#14 WEAE-AM
#19t KDKA-FM

Tied for #19 in the market, and technically still #20? Again, I say "Bye bye to 'The Fan'!"
Adam12Dragnet

Carnegie, PA

#41 Jun 13, 2010
It is OK
I listen to it through the night
Ghost of Honsman

Harleysville, PA

#42 Jun 14, 2010
THe only good show is the morning show with Alexander, burton and colony. It started out bad, but these three have built a chemistry! The other shows suck except for Ron Cook--but he is always cranky!

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