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Toucher & Rich Debut Tomorrow

Posted on: August 13, 2009 3:32 pm
Edited on: August 17, 2009 10:50 am
 
Dustin Pedroia and Shawn Thornton will both be a part of the first Toucher & Rich broadcast on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Plus, you'll hear your favorite T&R show features, like drunken Red Sox recaps and Dating on Demand. Plus at 7:15, Fred and Rich reach in to "The Male Bag ." Got a question or comment for The Male Bag? Send your name, town and question/comment to rich@985thesportshub.com .



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Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2009 5:24 pm
 

Toucher & Rich Debut Tomorrow

I'd say lets give it more then one show... It was the debut. I'm sure that they want to "ease" new listeners into the show. I'm also sure there were a ton of idiots tuning in looking for mix that stuck around when they heard Pedroia/Thorton were going to be on... Give it a couple weeks at least to see what the show will be like. I'm a sport fanatic myself, & love the Bruins, so the show was great for me, though I know they can be a million times funnier... Just remember that "watered-down" T&R still beats anything else on the radio....



Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2009 6:09 pm
 

Toucher & Rich Debut Tomorrow

I retract!  The whole show is in fact uploaded along with select clips, but by the time I figured out what the hell was going on I was half way through listening to the show backwards, whatever, least I heard it.  But yeah, after listening to the whole thing, WAY too much sports talk which is gonna turn off the T.A.R.D.S. that aren't uber-sports fanatics.  The usual was comedy based things involving sports, an interview now and then, but now it seems to be more like serious hard hitting discussion on sports related topics, which does nothing for those T&R fans looking for comedy.  It went from 4 hours of the funniest show I've ever listened to, to now being a couple funny bits mashed in between tons of sports talk.  And please, someone give Crash more talk time!  I thought the new guy was just doing the sports headlines every 20 minutes and that was it (maybe outside of that, getting as much airtime as B-Real) but he's talking just as much (if not more) then Fred & Rich while I keep forgetting Crash is even there.  If he became "one of the boys" it would be fine, but his sole procative seems to be to work something sports-related into every conversation.  Granted it is their first show and maybe they can loosen him, or at the very least get him trashed and put the audio on the air to kind of put him through the "rite of passage of T&R".  Maybe hunched over a toilet puking claiming he's "not a star" would be nice, lol.  One other thing, I assume since it's sports radio that T&R won't be attending loads of radio station parties, and if that's the case, well...damn!  Some of the best audio came from those events.  I can't imagine a sports talk radio station sending Rich to cover things like that classic rock hickfest in Oklahoma or whatever it was, lol.



Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2009 4:22 pm
 

CBS screwed your true fans!!!

I used to be a very loyal fan of yours'.  I felt that your show this morning was a watered down version of a once great radio program.  Amazing how much one week and a crappy sports format ruins good radio.  You didn't pay homage to the station that made you guys big in Boston.  I hope this 98.5 Sports Hub tanks worse than Free FM did. I'm a huge Patriots and Bruins fan, but I'd rather listen to tone deaf children sing the star spangled banner than this piece of crap radio station.  If any coperate asshole reads this, fuck you and fuck your company for taking a tradition away from fans.  Sports are good, but all sports, all day, every day is fucking retarded.  Hey Toucher and Rich, get out of your contract FAST, before this piece of shit station ruins your credibility.  I be waiting for you guys to return to good radio.  BRING BACK THE REAL WBCN!!!



Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2009 3:57 pm
 

Toucher & Rich Debut Tomorrow

So I get up at the crack of noon (I work in a bar I'm not a deadbeat) expecting to log on to iTunes and download the T&R show after their week long haitus. No such luck. Getting worked up about John Wollack is like getting worked up over vanilla ice cream, but B Real would have had that sht up every hour 5 minutes after the hour. I know it;s the first show, but get it together.

But still, does he really fit with the tweedle douches in the afternoon? Who's call was that? I mean,
B clearly knows Fred and Rich and had a good rapport with them on BCN. Wollack has experience with both Felger and Tony and I'd assume works well with them. Never mind the fact that Wollack apperently doesn't "just try to be cool" by using his nick name on air and isn't some "crazy Gen Xer." Felger said this to B-Real 5 minutes into the show on Thursday. Felger is 40, not 65. Seriously. I couldn't make that up. And it's not a oh well people hate him so they'll listen to hear what he says next. I turned on my ipod, put on a podcast and wrote that show off then and there.

Sorry fellas. I wanted to like this station for shows other than Toucher and Rich. I really did. Just make sure you base your station around the only relevant guys on it.



Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2009 3:52 pm
 

Toucher & Rich Debut Tomorrow

Ugh, are you serious?  98.5 isn't gonna post the whole show online like WBCN did?  Not all of us are up at 6AM (in fact I don't know anyone who is, most people work 9-5).  And the only clips posted are gonna be PURELY sports related?!  I understand it's a sports station, but a lot of Toucher & Rich fans have been listening to the show since June 2006 and obviously they do other stuff besides sports related topics.  Especially terrible since Toucher & Rich assured the T.A.R.D.S. the show wouldn't change, but instead we get some non-regular doing sports when Crash should be the only one doing it.  Bad enough "I'm Not a Star" B-Real couldn't come along.  Most listened to Toucher & Rich to hear a comedy show, not a sports show.  Apparently all they're gonna do is talk sports now...great, ugh.



Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2009 3:43 pm
 

Toucher & Rich Debut Tomorrow

If I'm not mistaken, Mix 98.5 is actually now on 104.1 and took the place of WBCN.  The stations just switched places except now WBCN is sports radio (here).



Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2009 2:45 pm
 

Toucher & Rich

I wasn't a WBCN listener, so I didn't know what to expect from Toucher & Rich.  I was disappointed to find out this morning that they're a less sophisticated version of Dennis & Callahan.  Maybe the Sports Hub isn't the alternative to WEEI I had hoped for.



Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2009 12:36 pm
 

Toucher & Rich Debut Tomorrow

Wollack was at the other sports station previously, primarily reading updates, but he also took calls on weekends from time to time.  He's not horrible when talking sports but is clearly out of his element on this show.  But really that's true of a lot of radio people -- they can't really engage in spontaneous discussion. 



Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2009 12:22 pm
 

Toucher & Rich Debut Tomorrow

I don't know who this John Wolack character is, but his douchey delivery and comments like "people are trying to eat breakfast" during Rich's story about his father-in-law are like nails on a blackboard, and stick out like a sore thumb opposed to the awesome COMEDY show T&R have created.  Crash should be doing the sports headline segments - holy cow he was doing them in July at BCN and they sounded great, like a human being was reading them instead of in some lame, overwrought radio voice like this John guy.  I could go on but what's the point?  John's been foisted on T&R as managements "solution" to somehow add a "true sports presence" to the show - I'm sure the boys are already sick of him. Fred can't even remember his name! Awesome!

 

 




Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2009 11:05 am
 

Toucher & Rich Debut Tomorrow

John Henry impersonator - FAIL!


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