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Hangar18
03-27-2006, 05:15 PM
that seemed to be the case ............ with the SOX Opener looking like it was going to be ignored again by the fm station. But, it seems that XRT has recently decided to broadcast live from Jimbos in response to some Emails Kudos Sox Army

mandmandm
03-27-2006, 05:27 PM
To give them credit they did march the southside parade handing out XRT t shirts with the Sox 83 logo and they were advertising during their sister station's on line broadcast of the Sox game today.

Hangar18
03-27-2006, 05:33 PM
Though they dont want to update their online calendar and anger long-time fans of that other team, they are still going to be at Jimbos on Sunday

Chip Z'nuff
03-27-2006, 05:43 PM
They also advertised as "the South Side's Choice for Music" during the World Series on my car radio readout.

BainesHOF
03-27-2006, 05:56 PM
WXRT has been ridiculous in its favoritism for the Cubs over the Sox over the years. Just ridiculous.

dwalteroo
03-27-2006, 06:41 PM
I concur. I love XRT normally, but when it comes to baseball, they barely feign how much they are Cubs fans.

viagracat
03-27-2006, 08:36 PM
XRT is located at 4949 W Belmont, which puts them in Cub country. They've always identified with the "Nortwest Side". Most of their advertisers are from places in neighborhoods like Lake View. So their Cub allegiance, as distastful as it may be, at least has deep roots. Until last year, the Sox didn't get the time of day from WXRT, but World Series championships have a way of changing things, and to be fair, I thought they gave the Sox their due last year, which surprised me; I'm a longtime listener. Now if they could stop playing the Eurythmics every five minutes..:tongue:

RadioheadRocks
03-27-2006, 08:48 PM
Not to mention Cubbie-blue-bleeding jock Lin Brehmer.

C-Dawg
03-27-2006, 09:05 PM
XRT is located at 4949 W Belmont, which puts them in Cub country. They've always identified with the "Nortwest Side". Most of their advertisers are from places in neighborhoods like Lake View.

I've always jokingly accused them of thinking all their listeners live within walking distance of the Wrigleyville area.

Andy T Clown
03-27-2006, 10:14 PM
If they set up in Jimbo's, there won't be room for anyone else.:gulp:

BainesHOF
03-27-2006, 10:47 PM
Not to mention Cubbie-blue-bleeding jock Lin Brehmer.

I like a lot of their jocks, but Brehmer is a big-time doofus.

SoxFan78
03-28-2006, 10:04 AM
Not to mention Cubbie-blue-bleeding jock Lin Brehmer.

I remember talking to this guy after a saturday game last year in the Bullpen sports bar. I didnt even know who he was, I only started talking to him cause he was wearing one of the XRT sox shirts and I mentioned how I liked it. Once he told me he was the morning guy I started giving him some crap on how XRT has jumped on the bandwagon. I told him before the Sox went on this run all I saw were the gray XRT shirts, and the big W on the back for the Cubs.

He deflected it well and said that he was a Sox fan and they just have to play both sides of town.

Im not sure how truthful he was, but he seemed pretty friendly, but I still don't listen to WXRT.

Hangar18
03-28-2006, 10:48 AM
Not to mention Cubbie-blue-bleeding jock Lin Brehmer.

The "biggest" fan of the other team over there is Terri Hemmert. She just cant help herself and her love for the loser franchise. It was a running joke for me, when I see their booth at a street fair, to laugh at them and ask them why they continue to outwardly and blatantly support a team with only Zero 90win seasons since 1990, and only 3 since 1950, long before FM was even invented, while continuously ignoring the historically better White Sox? They can never really say why, but that they would change their tune one day. That was 1990. They only changed their "tune" last year .....
Im hoping this is where the tide turns, ive long emailed them about this nonsense for decades :D: . Though they are NOT acknowledging being at Jimbos for Opening Nite on any commercials or on their website, they are going to Quietly be there on Sunday.

nlentz88
03-28-2006, 10:59 AM
Yeah, it seems to me that XRT personalties include more Cub fans than Sox fans. But when the Sox were in the playoffs, all of them jumped on the Sox bandwagon. I loved the tribute songs they would play, featuring audio clips (often of Rooney) of sweet Sox plays mixed over songs like "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day and "Better Days" by the Goo Goo Dolls. Great stuff.

dwalteroo
03-28-2006, 12:14 PM
Did anyone catch the mash-up/montage Lin Brehmer did of "Better Days" by the Goo Goo Dolls with audio clips from the World Series? That, in short, was awesome, and I can't believe I'm saying I like a Goo Goo Dolls song.

Has anyone heard that or seen it online? I'd love to hear it again; it really was quite cool.

Hangar18
03-28-2006, 01:00 PM
So when this station really tries ................. they can do a good job
covering the SOX? They are the sister station to am670, I would like to see more from these guys

C-Dawg
03-28-2006, 03:38 PM
The "biggest" fan of the other team over there is Terri Hemmert. She just cant help herself and her love for the loser franchise.

On the occasions where the Sox have swept the interleague series with the "other" team, or won two out of three, I make it a point to listen to the beginning of her show the next day. You can hear the disappointment in her voice. Heck its more than disappointment - its outright sadness, as though her dog had died. Then she tries to shrug it all off by saying crap like "well its always good to see a Chicago team win".

NoNeckEra
03-28-2006, 03:53 PM
So when this station really tries ................. they can do a good job
covering the SOX? They are the sister station to am670, I would like to see more from these guys
Does it matter at all if a DJ(not THAT DJ) roots for the cubs or SOX? Who cares? Are we worried it's going to affect our future or something? I don't get it. At the Score, Ofman and Murphy are cub fans. MAC is a SOX fan at AM1000. So what? Content on a media outlet is a reflection of what the perceived audience is, and wants to hear, not how good a team is.

Hangar18
03-28-2006, 04:08 PM
Does it matter at all if a DJ(not THAT DJ) roots for the cubs or SOX? Who cares? Are we worried it's going to affect our future or something?


YES, it has/does. See Tribune,Chicago

SouthSide_HitMen
03-28-2006, 04:12 PM
I've been ignoring WXRT for well over a decade. :cool:

NoNeckEra
03-28-2006, 04:28 PM
YES, it has/does. See Tribune,Chicago
You're serious, aren't you?

Hangar18
03-28-2006, 04:33 PM
if you go to their website, and click on APRIL, their remote from JIMBOS
is now listed! Excellent. This is a start people ..........

caracascat
03-28-2006, 04:45 PM
XRT was handing out W t-shirts at Wrigley in 2003. And were then down on the South Side Last Year. They are like Roonie Woo wooo. Go where they are winning. This is not a Sox station, they are a bunch of *******. Who can remember how awful XRT day was at Sox Park last year against the Indians. Southside Radio Station my ass.

Hangar18
03-28-2006, 04:48 PM
XRT was handing out W t-shirts at Wrigley in 2003. And were then down on the South Side Last Year. They are like Roonie Woo wooo. Go where they are winning. This is not a Sox station, they are a bunch of *******. Who can remember how awful XRT day was at Sox Park last year against the Indians. Southside Radio Station my ass.

XRT has been at wrigley every year since ..........cant even remember how long theyve been doing it, getting ready for a world series, that never comes for them.

BainesHOF
03-28-2006, 05:31 PM
Don't get down on Hemmert for being a Cubs fan. Everyone of course has a right to root for their favorite team. My problem with WXRT, and it's a big one, is they have always been one-sided in their overall coverage. They're not a Chicago station. They're a North Side of Chicago station. Screw Billy Corgan and his Cubs reports. Where were the Sox reports? Oh yeah, that's what I thought. They have plenty of general promotions on the North Side, but they all but ignore the South Side. They're pretty much radio's version of the Tribune.