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McAllister out at 97.1

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D.j.m.
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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by D.j.m. » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:28 pm

But do we really want to hear how much the Lions suck every Monday morning? :lol



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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by mtdman » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:54 am

I love Bill McAllister. Sad to see him go. He was at 971 for a long time. Bummer.


Not that I listen to the radio anyway. Especially the trainwreck that is 971 these days.



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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by BKRPDM » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:49 am

Kyle Bogey hosting with Rieger today. Train wreck.



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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by Smirnoff » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:44 am

Let's hope Leach, Bogey, Rieger, & Caputo are given the same station hospitality as Bill McLoser.....time to "clean-out the barn". 8o



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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by riggs » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:47 am

wtfdetroit wrote:Why do people insist that the new show will be more sports when Jamie is just as bad as Bill and wants to talk about movies and pop culture. The whole station is a train wreck. It's going to be the same crap as before.

Whole station is a trainwreck? They are making a fortune. You don't know what you are talking about.


Sidney sit down, relax, have a sandwich, drink a glass of milk, do some fucking thing

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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by brianp48093 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:26 pm

FINALLY!!!!! They should have kicked his arrogant, nasally, know it all, prick ass to the curb years ago!! I hate him. He was useless and brought absolutely nothing to the table. I can honestly say, I've listened to the morning show MAYBE 7 times since Bill started on mornings. I couldn't stand even 30 seconds of the show. Now, I'm going to check it out.

Funny thing, I was getting in the shower a little while ago, turned on the shower radio (97.1 is one of the only stations that comes in) and I caught Mike Valenti and Jamie on crosswalk and heard Mike say that tomorrow would be the final show with Jamie and Wojo together and that Jamie was going to mornings.

I knew, without a shadow of doubt, Bill was gone. I actually let out a loud "YES!" Of course, I had to jump on the buzzboard to verify lol.

I also beleive it was a conflict with someone at the station. One thing I've noticed is on Foul Feedback, the first one or 2 that Valenti ran, he read emails ripping on everyone. Then, after those first couple, MV never read any ripping on Bill. I also remember him saying, without saying names, that there were certain ones he couldn't read because it made certain people upset. Also, MV did a bit a while back where you could call in and make your own lineup of the personalities on 97.1 you could team whoever with whoever, but whoever was replaced was fired. There were quite a few callers, the majority that would get rid of Bill lol. So...all that being said, maybe Bill and MV had issues? Or maybe Bill was just a whiny, crybaby bitch?

Bill, if you happen to read this, you got EXACTLY what you deserved. Obviously, you meant nothing to the station. You were a prick and Karma bit you. Serves you right. Mark my words, you'll never get another shot at a morning gig again, especially in this market. Bye bye. Maybe try for a gig in Alaska....



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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by riggs » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:13 pm

D.j.m. wrote:But do we really want to hear how much the Lions suck every Monday morning? :lol

Yes, it's called catharsis.


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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by riggs » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:15 pm

brianp48093 wrote:FINALLY!!!!! They should have kicked his arrogant, nasally, know it all, prick ass to the curb years ago!! I hate him. He was useless and brought absolutely nothing to the table. I can honestly say, I've listened to the morning show MAYBE 7 times since Bill started on mornings. I couldn't stand even 30 seconds of the show. Now, I'm going to check it out.

Funny thing, I was getting in the shower a little while ago, turned on the shower radio (97.1 is one of the only stations that comes in) and I caught Mike Valenti and Jamie on crosswalk and heard Mike say that tomorrow would be the final show with Jamie and Wojo together and that Jamie was going to mornings.

I knew, without a shadow of doubt, Bill was gone. I actually let out a loud "YES!" Of course, I had to jump on the buzzboard to verify lol.

I also beleive it was a conflict with someone at the station. One thing I've noticed is on Foul Feedback, the first one or 2 that Valenti ran, he read emails ripping on everyone. Then, after those first couple, MV never read any ripping on Bill. I also remember him saying, without saying names, that there were certain ones he couldn't read because it made certain people upset. Also, MV did a bit a while back where you could call in and make your own lineup of the personalities on 97.1 you could team whoever with whoever, but whoever was replaced was fired. There were quite a few callers, the majority that would get rid of Bill lol. So...all that being said, maybe Bill and MV had issues? Or maybe Bill was just a whiny, crybaby bitch?

Bill, if you happen to read this, you got EXACTLY what you deserved. Obviously, you meant nothing to the station. You were a prick and Karma bit you. Serves you right. Mark my words, you'll never get another shot at a morning gig again, especially in this market. Bye bye. Maybe try for a gig in Alaska....

Bill, if you happen to read this. Fuck that guy. Good luck to you and your family. Rough waters ahead with twins at home, but its the deal all of us make when we get in this business. Chin up, see ya 'round.


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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by deadend » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:59 pm

Bill, if you read this, YOU'RE AN OBNOXIOUS, CONDESCENDING PRICK AND IM GLAD YOU'RE GONE!!!!!



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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by Lickalime » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:24 pm

riggs wrote:
brianp48093 wrote:FINALLY!!!!! They should have kicked his arrogant, nasally, know it all, prick ass to the curb years ago!! I hate him. He was useless and brought absolutely nothing to the table. I can honestly say, I've listened to the morning show MAYBE 7 times since Bill started on mornings. I couldn't stand even 30 seconds of the show. Now, I'm going to check it out.

Funny thing, I was getting in the shower a little while ago, turned on the shower radio (97.1 is one of the only stations that comes in) and I caught Mike Valenti and Jamie on crosswalk and heard Mike say that tomorrow would be the final show with Jamie and Wojo together and that Jamie was going to mornings.

I knew, without a shadow of doubt, Bill was gone. I actually let out a loud "YES!" Of course, I had to jump on the buzzboard to verify lol.

I also beleive it was a conflict with someone at the station. One thing I've noticed is on Foul Feedback, the first one or 2 that Valenti ran, he read emails ripping on everyone. Then, after those first couple, MV never read any ripping on Bill. I also remember him saying, without saying names, that there were certain ones he couldn't read because it made certain people upset. Also, MV did a bit a while back where you could call in and make your own lineup of the personalities on 97.1 you could team whoever with whoever, but whoever was replaced was fired. There were quite a few callers, the majority that would get rid of Bill lol. So...all that being said, maybe Bill and MV had issues? Or maybe Bill was just a whiny, crybaby bitch?

Bill, if you happen to read this, you got EXACTLY what you deserved. Obviously, you meant nothing to the station. You were a prick and Karma bit you. Serves you right. Mark my words, you'll never get another shot at a morning gig again, especially in this market. Bye bye. Maybe try for a gig in Alaska....

Bill, if you happen to read this. Fuck that guy. Good luck to you and your family. Rough waters ahead with twins at home, but its the deal all of us make when we get in this business. Chin up, see ya 'round.
Sorry for not being up to date, I've lived out of state for a few years, but McAllister breeded? I thought he was all about not having kids.



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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by armchair pd » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:55 am

I feel bad for the guy losing his gig, been there, done that it SUCKS. However, if I ever wind up as universally hated as he was, I'll turn in my cans and get a job flipping burgers.



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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by craig11152 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:35 am

While I never wish unemployment on anybody I never cared for the guy. Certainly his forte (if he had one) was pop culture, not the best fit on a "sports" station. And his ego was too much for me.

When it comes to ratings all I ever see as a layman is the composite. But I wonder if that morning time slot was not doing as well as they would like. Isn't the early morning slot the most important followed by the drive home time slot?
Seems to me as a pure business move you don't mess with success. So to get rid of half of a two man show (no offense to Sara) would suggest it wasn't doing as well as expected.

Anyway I wish all the best for his two little twins. I suppose that means their dad landing on his feet some how, some way, some where.


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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by rizzman87 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:22 am

If the ratings were high most likely Moss is right saying Bill was not well liked by the staff at 97.1. Also kind of strange Stoney just signed a new deal and already has a new partner.



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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by craig11152 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:54 am

rizzman87 wrote:If the ratings were high most likely Moss is right saying Bill was not well liked by the staff at 97.1. Also kind of strange Stoney just signed a new deal and already has a new partner.
I certainly have no insight. But again it would seem management would be reluctant to break up a working formula.

On a slight tangent I heard Valenti on Monday discuss his running the company Football Fantasy league. I was a bit taken aback at how openly he talked about his dislike of Dan Leach. In the past I suspected he wasn't fond of the guy but I was never sure if it was real or "ball busting" shtick. It seemed very clear on Monday that he truly hates Dan Leach and told everybody who was listening.


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Re: McAllister out at 97.1

Post by Robespierre » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:30 pm

The Reason they didn't renew Mc'Allister's deal is because CBS is selling the Radio Division.They are cutting everywhere.You will see more of them.Eventually,the Station will be Valenti and the low paid talent.Btw...Dan Leach is the worst Broadcaster I've ever heard.He's proof, if the death of Radio.



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