HE'S ALL INNES
Ken Hoffman cheers on a controversial sports host's return
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I can't wait for former radio sports talk host Josh Innes to unleash, and I do mean release the hounds, his new daily podcast on Monday, September 16. It happens to be the exact day that his contract with his old station officially expires.
It's not my nature to stick my nose in other stations' business, but Innes got nailed so hard that they should name an aisle at Home Depot after him. I expect Innes to unload enough dirty laundry to open a laundromat. No paywall, so it'll be a free-for-all on most podcast streaming outlets. You'll find it, just listen for the gnashing of teeth coming from station general managers' offices.
Here's the thing. Several years ago, a local TV station needed a new weather forecaster. They hired a super-slick weatherman from Los Angeles. He didn't look, dress, or talk like Houston. Eventually, actually in short order, the station bid him goodbye. The real problem wasn't the weatherman. The station should have dismissed the person who hired Mr. Cool from L.A.
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