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KFWB/Dodgers Radio Network
I love Ross. I think he does a great job day in and day out.
Tommy doesn't have to post anything here, but decides to give the most active of Dodger fans a heads up.
Are you that same guy who complained about Spen using CAPS?
i posted it because kfwb seems more concerned about not losing the news and traffic on the station instead of devoting an all-out effort to the dodgers. if they want to do news, that's fine, i have no problem with that. but why take on the dodger commitment? we get virtually no dodger programming on the station and because the signal is so bad, we can't hear what precious little we do get. the dodgers on kfwb are purely and simply, a disaster! this franchise deserves far better than kfwb. the only positive is that if the team is a bad as it seems, the terrible signal will be a blessing because no one will be able to hear the s*cking sounds emanating from chavez ravine.
FYI: I do not have problems listeing to the station during my drive from Chatsworth to El Monte. Do not have trouble pickng up the station at home. At work I cannot pickup ANY station but that is why I purchased MLB audio.
I will send my email. I had the pleasure of speaking to Ross during Dodger talk last year and actually won Dodger tickets from his trivia questions.
Why does KFWB even bother having a billboard advertising Dodger games in Rancho Cucamonga, where nobody can pick up your stations' weak signal???? What a waste of money!!!
I had to pay my $14.95 for MLB audio just to hear the games!!
Where do I collect my $14.95????
Take down the sign, and pay us our $14.95 from the savings???
I believe that many of those complaining about poor KFWB reception might be pleasantly surprised when they find a network affiliate in range. So dial up a network station and see what happens. We understand that out here AM 1570 will be the network affiliate. That's good because the transmitter is about a mile from my house. It's also interesting because that particular station is wall-to-wall, all-kinds-of-religious programming at all other times. People tune in early to hear new adventures in preaching, soul-saving and creative ways of asking for money. But I digress again.
None of this free advice does a bit of good for everyone who thinks that KFWB has shafted Dodger fans with its traffic reports and other interruptions. To those, I say that's life, guys. The idea that a flamethrower like KFI or KNX will become the Dodger flagship is nuts. Radioland doesn't work like it did in the days of Eric Tracy saying "hello, anybody" on KABC as he filled hours with meaningless chat before and after the ballgames. Give me a little pre-game, Vin and Ross and a minimum amount of Rick, a little post-game and I'm a happy, old fan. I like the fact that it comes to me free the best.
I appreciate tommyradio's comments and candor on this board from time to time. He doesn't have to do that yet he chooses to do so to connect with maybe the most loyal and certainly the most vocal Dodger fans.
Go Blue. But first, let us pray.
Glad to hear Ross is back.
Thanks for your interaction,
fyi... i live in simi valley and like the guy from thousand oaks indicates, kfwb does not come in out here at night and we don't have an affiliate on the dodger radio network. we live 40 miles from dodger stadium and can't hear the games unless we subscribe to mlb.com. it's just flat out insane! trust me, mlb.com is not the most efficient manner to listen to games in your car, in your backyard, in the garage, and even in the office for those of us that are prohibited from accessing such on our office computers.
i understand your point about radio being different and the "flamethrowers" not wanting baseball. nice argument but... look around the n.l. west. the padres are on a flamethrower (xeprs 1090), the giants are on a flamethrower (knbr 680), the rockies are on a flamethrower (koa 850), the d-backs are on a flamethrower (ktar 620). our station is a far from a flamethrower. in fact, it's closer to a zippo lighter. look around other teams in baseball... the yankees are on a flamethrower (wcbs 880), the mets are on a flamethrower (wfan 660), the mariners, the cubs, the white sox, the pirates, the indians... all on flamethrowers. i understand your point but with all due respect, it just doesn't wash.
if this team were properly marketed, it would be a valuable asset to a flamethrower. kabc vaulted to the number one station in town because of their association with dodger baseball. but that was back when the team was great. this miserable kfwb situation is really a vacuum for us fans. the signal stinks out loud and the coverage is dismal. neither situation is conducive to helping grow the fan base which is what all of us dodger fans should want. until the team is better, we will continue to be stuck with a miserable outlet like kfwb.
i know it's not tom bowman's fault. i honestly think he is doing the best he can with the limited resources he has to deal with. i thank tom for his updates. it's just frustrating that they are useless to so many of us loyal, die-hard, fans of the blue.
I've been reading this board long enough to know the passion diehard Blue fans have, and I think it's a great pity such people have to suffer with an inadequate radio signal for a major league team, as pointed out so well in the above message.
How long does the KFWB deal run, anyway?