I case some of you haven't heard, the only real sports talk channel (93.9) in the city is no more after today. Cumulus, the channel's parent company, is switching the channel's format to automated classic rock.
Jurich pulled the station's U of L credentials after John Renshaw predicted Pitt would mop the field with us. Of which they did. Matt Jones also says that Jurich didn't like the fact that the station employed him as blatant UK homer, and that was another reason the credentials was pulled. While Jones is a complete UK homer and a borderline U of L hater, at least he's witty and is fun to listen to. While it wasn't all Jurich that caused this, he had some hand in it, that is obvious. The station became handicapped when it didn't have access to U of L personel or games. I'm guessing some of the station's sponsers were or were about to be squeezed by U of L. But that's just speculation on my part.
Renshaw bashed Jurich and Cumulus today and his show got pulled and ESPN national put in its place. I feel bad for all the talent at the station. They were just getting things going and ratings were rising. Hell there's no competition for them. 790 isn't really all that great. Its basically just an AM station to broadcast U of L games because WHAS went blue. Jim Rome sucks, the Afternoon Underdogs do the best they can, but when you can't speak the truth out of fear for your job, then you'll always be limited.
With his Krag hire, his "Orange Bowl every week" comment, and this stunt against free speech, I'm starting to wonder if TJ hasn't worn out his welcome here. I'm grateful for what he has done in his tenure here, but at what point does someone's ego become so big that he becomes a dictator and a detrament to his own Athletic Department? Good luck getting any other sports talk radio station any time soon, you simply can't compete when your station can't get access to U of L.