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790 The Ticket Bounces Back In Miami

Jason Barrett



During the past few months, WQAM-560 has held the ratings advantage over 790 The Ticket in Miami. But in January, the tide turned.

The Ticket, which has undergone some staffing changes, and switched to an exclusive AM presentation last September, beat WQAM in nearly every daypart.

In the key demographic of Men 25-54, 790’s morning show led by Jonathan Zaslow (Joy Taylor was part of the program for most of the month but has since left for a television opportunity with Fox Sports 1) produced a 3.0 from 5:30a-9a which was higher than WQAM who delivered a 2.4.

Dan Le Batard, who does a one hour local program from 9a-10a, finished ahead of WQAM’s Joe Rose and Curtis Stevenson 2.8 to 1.5. Le Batard’s national program on ESPN Radio which airs on 790 from 10a-1p beat WQAM’s “Big O” Orlando Alzugaray 1.5 to 1.1.

During the 1p-3p hours, Eric Reed’s show on The Ticket edged WQAM 1.2 to 1.0.

In the 3p-4p hour where The Ticket features a “Best of The Dan Le Batard Show”, a tie took place as WQAM’s Marc Hochman, Zach Krantz & Channing Crowder matched 790 with a 1.1.

Rounding things out, Ethan Skolnick led The Ticket to a win from 4p-7p, beating WQAM 2.1 to 1.4.

One important item to note, WQAM’s Hochman, Krantz and Crowder did narrowly beat The Ticket during the hours of 2p-6p.


Overall it was a good bounce back month for The Ticket but with Joy Taylor now gone from The Ticket’s morning show and an afternoon co-host for Skolnick still being worked on, big questions loom for the future. Heading into February though with a lead in the ratings is very encouraging news for the folks at 790.

Credit to the Miami Herald who was first to report this information

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.



Joy Taylor

On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.



Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”



Dennis Eckersley

On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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