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Dave Smith Joins KXTG, 750 The Game

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  • Started 8 years ago by Craig_Adams
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  1. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    This from All Access:

    -----------------------------------Dave Smith Joins Portland's 750 The Game-----------------------------------

    Veteran LOS ANGELES sports talker DAVE SMITH is joining ALPHA BROADCASTING Sports KXTG-A (750 THE GAME)/PORTLAND for noon-3p (PT), replacing JOHN LUND, who ALPHA says is leaving the station "for a SAN FRANCISCO sports radio position" which ALL ACCESS hears is likely to be ENTERCOM Sports KBWF (SPORTSRADIO 95.7FM). SMITH starts at THE GAME JULY 11th; most recently afternoon host at LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM Sports KLAA-A (AM 830)/ORANGE-LOS ANGELES, SMITH has been heard on several LOS ANGELES stations, including KMPC-A, KLAC-A and KMAX, and worked at SPORTING NEWS RADIO.

    "I am very excited to bring DAVE SMITH to the PACIFIC NORTHWEST," said ALPHA Dir./Talk Programming BRIAN JENNINGS. "In addition to his great sports background at major local stations in L.A., he hosted a national show for SPORTING NEWS. DAVE is a huge NBA and PAC-12 fan and will be a terrific addition to our local sports commitment. He will also play a role in our 'Game Day, All Day' OREGON Football broadcasts this fall and will host the 5th quarter following each BLAZER game."

    Posted on June 27, 2011 - 08:32 PM #
  2. Brianl

    Wow, John wasn't back in town too long.

    Posted on June 27, 2011 - 09:24 PM #
  3. superchundy

    Did Lund jump ship because he got a better offer or did he start looking once the Game jumped to AM?

    Also, this Dave Smith guy has no connections to the Pacific Northwest and he is going to do mid-days? Why wouldn't B.J. promote someone from within the station or bring someone back? I would have preferred Rashad Floyd, Mychal Thompson, or even Kenny Vance.

    Posted on June 27, 2011 - 09:43 PM #
  4. Brianl

    Mychael Thompson is working in Los Angeles, not sure he'd come back. And Kenny makes a great sidekick IMHO, but he's not a lead guy.

    Posted on June 28, 2011 - 05:03 AM #
  5. RobP

    Brian Jennings needs some Valium. He's been getting "very excited" WAY too much lately. :mrgreen:

    Posted on June 28, 2011 - 05:32 AM #
  6. warner

    This is a real bummer. I've really enjoyed Lund this go around. He supposedly moved back here at least partially because his wife's family is here. Now moving again?

    This guy Dave Smith I did not like at all when he and Thompson were filling in recently. I can't imagine him alone for 3 hours a day. Wow.

    Posted on June 28, 2011 - 07:11 AM #
  7. eugenedux

    Nice move, Jennings, you hire a guy that has said in his blog the following:

    "Throughout my life, the two teams I’ve despised have been the Raiders and Dodgers"

    Nice lead in to your LA Dodger coverage, huh, Jennings?

    "Again, nobody in the United States gives a damn about soccer and there’s nothing wrong with people having a good time; as long as they obey the law and respect authority"

    Nice lead in for talking Timbers, huh, Jennings?

    "One problem is the Pac-10 has a weak, impotent, gutless Commissioner, while the Big-10 and SEC have Commissioners who are BCS power players with tremendous influence….

    This is why the Pac-10 gets continually screwed while the Big 10 and SEC get slaps on the wrist or no penalties at all….

    So excuse me if I don’t give a s*** what the NCAA says about USC, because those hypocrites are far worse….

    Fight on…."

    Nice lead in for all your Oregon Duck Coverage from a guy that is a huge USC honk....

    Oh, and there isn't enough space for me to tag all of his Pro-Laker honking as well. Nice guy to have lead your 5th Quarter for the Blazers. This guy has spent almost all of his professional career in LA, has burned all of his bridges there, can't get a gig in the city he calls home, and is coming to Portland to spew.

    Wow, can't wait. Anybody want to give me the over/under on how long THIS lasts? And one other you really think Smith is going to MOVE to Portland?

    Posted on June 28, 2011 - 11:53 AM #
  8. NoParty

    Nice lead in for talking Timbers, huh, Jennings?

    That's what Canzano does..... Hello?

    Posted on June 28, 2011 - 12:32 PM #
  9. eugenedux

    Well, excuse me, yes, Canzano is the last host before any extended talk about the Timbers...

    I guess I need to Smith going to have any soccer guests on? Lund would talk soccer (even if it was at times half-heartedly), it's a part of 750 The Game's stable of live PBP, they market it heavily in promos, imaging, Station ID' I think it's valid to question someone who has come out as anti-soccer as taking up 3 hours of programming during each weekday.

    I'll just say I think Smith is got a daily gig so he can move into another market...I give him less than a year.

    NoParty, noticed you didn't care to comment on the other 90% of my post...I take it you are okay with Smith as a host?

    Posted on June 28, 2011 - 06:57 PM #
  10. NoParty

    EugeneDUX, I noticed that you ASSYOUmed that I was okay with Smith being a host. What in God's name can I do about it????? If he sucks I don't listen and neither do the other listeners and his numbers tank and KXTG moves to the next guy. Lund didn't want to stay so what do you do? Dead air from 12 to 3?????

    Posted on June 29, 2011 - 07:17 PM #

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