Monday, November 22, 2010

WTMJ Radio In Downward Spiral

A few years ago, as if it wasn't bad enough that half of the day on WTMJ-AM Radio was taken up with Charlie "Captain Blowhard" Sykes and Jeff "Sykes Lite" Wagner, the station added Jessica McBride to their evening line up. We all know how well that worked out.

Not learning their lesson, they then hire on James "Drama Queen" Harris. Why? I don't know and I would guess neither do they.

Not having quite reached rock bottom yet, they then decided to push Phil Cianciola and Dick Albert out the door.

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Johnathon Greene was going to retire at the end of the year. People were really hoping that WTMJ would come to there senses and bring back Cianciola or even Mark Reardon.

No such luck.

Instead they decided to go with John Mercure, who made his claim to fame with his over-the-top sensationalistic reporting on WTMJ-TV. If that wasn't enough, he has also been known to make some rather volatile and unprofessional comments.

Still not reaching their nadir, it was announced today that John Jagler is leaving the station as of this Friday. There has been speculation that Jagler is going to be going to work for Goobernator-elect Scott Walker. While Jagler was fun enough to listen to in the mornings, if this is true, one would have to wonder about his judgment skills.

It has now gotten to the point that the only things worth tuning into TMJ radio for is Gene Mueller, Packer games and weather events. And it is only a question of time for these three things as well.

They should have pursued xoff when they had the chance.


  1. adding trash to their regular lineup of dung and mud. if it's not a sports event i don't listen to WTMJ.

  2. I've said this before, but we need to start demanding that Badger sports move off of WTMJ. Especially with the announcement of jealous flat-earther Steve-N-ass as the Chair of Colleges and Universities Committee, it is obvious that WTMJ (as the official broadcast mouthpiece of WisGOP) is OK with UW and its graduates being denigrated and made less competitive.

    The best way to fight back? Start cutting into WTMJ's listenership by taking away what butters its bread- sports programming. Plus, UW deserves a Milwauke home for all of its teams, not just as TMJ's 2nd or 3rd choice behind the Bucks and Brewers.