Skip to comments.Some talk radio people annoy me when they yell at their board ops while on the air ~ Vanity
Posted on 04/16/2014 12:17:16 PM PDT by GraceG
Michael "Weiner" Savage is annoying the heck out of me, the prissy little self important prima donna started yelling at his board ops.
Seriously, I mean you hear feedback over the headset, you simply slide the headset off your ears and continue until they fix it and give you a hand signal to put your cans back on....
Savage despite calling himself an expert is quite the newbie.
And you NEVER EVER berate your board ops while ON THE AIR... EVER!!!!!
Reminds me of the overly self important bully type boss who berates his employees in front of the other employees instead of pulling them aside in private and having a reasonable discussion, even if you have to chew them out.
Having worked in a real business before this is just so unprofessional.
Just the sign of a doofus self important prima dona.
You could just listen to something else.
Not ready for Prime Time.
Well yes, but this timeslot is kinda dead...
I just put iHeart over the Mark Levin, sure it is a day old, but it is a LOT better and he doesn’t treat Mr. Callscreener like crap.
It’s all part of the act.
Savage is on here (NM) in Hannity’s old time slot. He’s unlistenable.
However, another station started Phil Valentine who I find quite good.
I’ve heard Mike Gallagher do this. Completely unprofessional - and tells you a lot about the personality behind the microphone.
It’s very unprofessional. I’ve worked in radio and it’s not what you do.
Phil is on 1040 in Colorado Springs.
Savage is a moron, I would listen to Justin Bieber all day before listening to Savage.
He would hang up on people who agreed with him but weren’t good enough talkers for him.
The stations that put him on in drive time need their head examined.
All talk radio is difficult to listen to. Rush repeats himself three or four times on everything he says. Callers just meander rather than getting to the point. I haven’t listened to radio in years. I record whatever I want to listen to and play it as I drive. There are lots of free books. Start here.
You could have just stopped the thread right there. :)
[ Its all part of the act. ]
If it is an act, it is a very off-putting act.
I think it resonates with me because of a previous bad boss I had who berated me infront of our entire team for an issue. This issue that no more than 2 hours afterwards was discovered to be a physical issue with a server and not anything I could have done to fix or mitigate it. They chewed me out infront of all my team members very unprofessionally and angrily.
After the issue was found out the SAME boss took me aside in private to apologize and had to fight back my tears and anger to to compose myself and simply asked very tersely that I would only accept the apology if it was don in front of the team members who were witness to my initial chewing out.
The boss then threatened to write me up for insubordination for this request....
I told them to do and when it got on her boss’s desk I was brought in to her boss, we talked about it and thankfully her boss was reasonable and explained that he had gotten many complaints and some of them about the public humiliation harassment.... He tore up the insubordination report by the way....
They never did fire this crappy boss and I eventually left for greener pastures and am far better for it, but Savage today is just reminding me far too much of this crappy boss I had the displeasure of suffering.
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He also does a fantastic job of skewering Savage’s stream-of-consciousness self-involved rubbish.
Quit listening to Savage after trying to read his book. The darn thing seemed to be written for a child!
Some degree of Diva behavior is going to happen, especially in a field where it is your job description to emote and exaggerate, and examine. Still one shouldn’t forget we all have a sense of pride, even the sound engineers.
Mike can be brilliant and a grand storyteller, but he has a tendancy to strike out at other conservative talk hosts, even when they appeal to different audiences, and present no rational threat of popularity. That’s the main reason he got almost no on air support when Great Britain declared him persona non grata. The silence of other big talkers was deafening. But Mike learned nothing constructive from that experience at all.
Michael Wiener is extremely annoying to listen to. WLS recently put him on the drive time slot here in the Chicago area. I think it’s a delayed broadcast. When he starts self agrandizing I just switch to NPR. At least NPR had a segment on the Bundy standoff. Rush and Wiener had not a peep to my knowledge.
Not ready to be let out of his cage.
He will never stop screaming either, so he will probably never be ready for Prime Time.
A shame really. I listened to him some years ago and agreed with most of what he screamed. But, a little Savage goes a long way.
If you’d paid attention, you’d realize it was much more than mere feedback in his headphones—the show today is from a remote location and the techs completely blew it, they were not prepared to go on the air and nothing was working, callers weren’t going through, everything crashed and they had to repeatedly go to commercials and reruns. Plus his fans know he blows his stack, that’s the draw.
Listening to Weiner is bad for one’s blood pressure
AFAIK all of his locations are "remote".
It never hurts to have a plan B.
At the moment I wander around the complex in the aft. with a handme down smart phone (no phone, just the wireless) ihearted to Mark Belling in MKE. I'm not sure who else is on live 3pm to 6pm Eastern.
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In my area I receive and rank “conservative” hosts as follows:
1. Levin - Great
2. Prager - thoughtful but too sensitive about being a Jew
3. Hewitt - a bit boring
4. Gallagher - self absorbed but not scared of the race issue
5. Hannity - too moderate
6. Medved - mocking, know-it-all and GOP cheerleader
7. Savage - clown
“Callers just meander rather than getting to the point. I havent listened to radio in years.”
It doesn’t have to be Rush, but when any talk show host takes a call - I change the station.
Heck, I can make over 100K/mo. for just a few hours of pounding on my keyboard in my spare time....
Aside from Rush, who is a highly-trained broadcast professional, few of these talkers have high production standards, and most are just completely unprofessional. What can you expect from former contractors, antropologists, lawyers, etc who see radio as an extension of their big egos?
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Content? Not so much.
Common as well as immature and tasteless. Belling in Milwaukee berates his call screener every day.
Belling and his callers were wacko on Bundy yesterday so I looking for someone in the aft to avoid Savage and Hannity (and Medved and likely others).
Phil is great. And Johnny B. I know them both living just a few miles from them.
Board ops make about a nickel over minimum wage.
You’d have to be a Grade-A Jackwagon to yell at one.
Very refreshing and down to earth host.
So much for doing a remote..
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So much for a Live show today.. Stuff happens.
That one was real. But I think a lot of the radio talk show hosts berate their staffers as part of the act.
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Boy, that's the truth. Medved is so condescending, I can't stand listening to him. He should stick to movie reviews.
It’s so true. Although someone like Mark Levin adapted wonderfully well to the medium (in my opinion). Having grown up listening to radio (WABC-Cousin Brucie) and as a kid worked for NYC’s great WOR, I have no patience for fools like Savage!
I’m happy that John Gambling is now back on radio. A NY guy - he’s having trouble going from Morning Drive to mid-afternoon.
Medved is ridiculous. I’m sure he thinks Mr. Bundy belongs in prison although, undoubtedly, he loves the movie “Shane.”
Regardless....trashing your staff, on air, is unprofessional. But, if his fans know, expect and put up with this rude and immature behavior, good for him and them.
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I hate when Rush starts his program talking to Snerdly or somebody about golf, or football, or how his latest Apple device is working or not working, and pretends he doesn’t know the show has started.
I wish Belling would blow his nose. Sounds as though he hasn’t done it in a couple of years. He should wear Breathe-Rite Strips when he’s on the air.