Friday, July 31, 2009

ESPN Radio is Off Nashville's Hot Seat

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 6:00 AM

click to enlarge Fare thee well, cow herder.
  • Fare thee well, cow herder.
Yesterday, WNFN 106.7 The Fan announced a format change. Formerly home to ESPN Radio, the new i106.7 will now play top 40. Obviously any move that improves the odds of hearing Daughtry or Vertical Horizon while flipping through the FM dial is no reason to celebrate. But it's hard to think the loss of the Worldwide Leader will cause any Nashville sports fans to break their bobbleheads in anger. ESPN's primary contribution to the airways are their personalities (ranging from the pleasant, like Scott Van Pelt, to the intolerable, like Colin Cowherd) and the way they can somehow turn 15 minutes of national news into 24 hours of coverage. All things you can find on TV or the web. Other than broadcasting MTSU games, local sports were not their forte. (That's primarily the domain of 104.5 FM and 560 AM, who cover the Sounds.) Still want your Mike & Mike fix? Then it's time to pony up for the Sirius.

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