Wednesday, August 10, 2016

As Rothmann Settles in for Election at KGO Looks Like Drex Days Numbered

John Rothmann
 As John Rothmann makes more appearances on KGO Radio (he'll be subbing tonight, again, from 7-10 PM) it's only natural that you should be hearing a lot more of him--there's this Election, you know.

Furthermore, "Drex", in the last year of a contract he signed under late, PD, Kevin Metheny, has been out a lot lately with a chronic medical ailment.

It appears likely that Drex's days are numbered at 810 AM.

Drex
With the urging of colleague, Pat Thurston, Rothmann has been both host and guest. He's of course been talking about the election but he's also delved into topics of the day and quieted critics who say that Rothmann is a one-trick pony --far from it.

At the very least it appears common sense has trumped over fun and games at KGO. It is rather obvious that the main topic is of course, Clinton versus Trump. Even the social Neanderthals are talking about the election; even the bookish nerds and tech geeks are following this unique showdown come November.

It would be highly bizarre and uniquely embarrassing, even by lowly KGO Radio, circa 2016, if the topic was meatball recipes and Kardashian updates.

Rothmann, by the way, as I've said 600 times should just be given a permanent slot --the timing is right and would soften the blow that cloud KGO continues to get ambushed with.

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    1. With very clean teeth it seems...

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    2. I will take a guess 448,he's got a passion for playing Hacky Sack.

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  2. I liked it when John would substitute for that crazy Ray Taleofero. All the kooks, like Sheldon from Oakland, whose nutty comments Ray would leave unchallenged were shocked when John would politely set them straight

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    1. Ahhh, the old biased talk 810. Nostalgic.

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  3. Drex is the happy, village idiot.

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    1. Drex is a Fucken Tard.

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    2. To 5:13 and 7:52 there is no need to get nasty about Drex, especially if he is seriously ill as Rich suggest just critic his show, there is enough there to critic. I never care for his show, only tuned in once in awhile, he just couldn't hold my attention. I understand that Drex use to have John on once in awhile as a guest, so perhaps he along with Pat has something to do with John's return. The past couple of weeks John has been on a lot filling in 2 week-ends for Pat, a guest on Ronn's show and now filing in several night for Drex.

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    3. First time I've seen this idiot's face. Drex's face is more annoying than his show.

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  4. yup, like rothman, always have. When Drex goes, can he take sing song kim foster with him? Traffic on the fiiiives? Drives me nuts!

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  5. James H. Sharky Hankel Sr., Mayor, Minden, NEAugust 10, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    God Bless John Rothmann & what he does for America.

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  6. Rich,

    Thanks for the update...I'll tune in tonight for the first time in many years.

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  7. Rich: What is the latest news on Bernie?

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  8. John Rothman has done the impossible; He has made Pat Thurston tolerable to me, a Trump supporter. John seems to temper Pat's whimsical flights of liberal fancy. Why, they almost sound professional. There, I said it!

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  9. Darn, I checked out KGO to see if Jon Rothman was on, but only hear John Bachelor who I thought was on later. Rats.

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  10. Okay...for some reason if I go online to KGO, I can hear John Rothman, but on my radio it's John Bachelor. I'll stick with online. If anyone can explain why I get different shows at the same time, please do. Thanks.

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  11. Rothmann full time at 7 to 10 or 10 to 1 is overdue. Then they can replace the ghastly Batchelor show. Ray was an institution at the 1 to 5 time slot. I just can't think of anyone locally who could fill his shoes in the early hours.

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  12. I worked to 7 p.m. last night, and have a long commute, I was delighted that John was on from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 10 p.m. John Batchelor show came on as usually. John Batchelor is very conservative and can be a little staid, but also can be interesting and informative.

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  13. Hearing Rothman with Thurston only intensifies Thurston's ability to sound like a babbling idiot

    I listen to John Bachelor for amusement. One of his frequent guests, Monica Crowley, sounds like someone who just witnessed a car crash and is making a call to 911. Lunatic.

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    1. I agree with you Monica Crowley's voice is annoying, I don't care if she was someone I agreed with, other than that I do at times like John Bachtelor. By the way Monica Crowley is Alan Colmes sister in law, just a little aside note. I have a thing about voices, especially female voices, even though I'm female. The voice of the wife in Fargo who got kidnapped is another one, don't blame her husband for having her kidnapped. (just kidding)

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  14. As an insomniac I've grown to enjoy the John Bachelor show quite a bit as of late, its the only time the dial is on 810. John Rothman is a class act...always was and really offset the gibberish that is Thurston has become. 6:10 "whats the news on Bernie"?? Who cares!! He will live out the rest of his life as a registered sex offender....Bernie the talk show host was great,Bernie the man who dealt in child rape photos is less then dispicable. We reap what we sew.

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  15. Never liked Rothman on air or off of it. Grows up never working a day in his life with Levis money and he's a wannabe David Brooks Republican with nothing unique to say. There's a reason no one has ever taken him that seriously for 15 years. I don't think they will start now. I'm not one who cares for this Drex character either for he is the worst of the worst. When I can't sleep I also listen to Batchelor. It's a stupid show but it's kind of humorous. KGO is a disaster area.

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    1. What in the world are you talking about, John had a week end overnight show for years on KGO, then he got the 10 p.m. to 1 p.m. spot, he lectures, he writes books what in the hell do you think work is? Work is showing up on time, and for a talk show host, it means doing research. As for no one taken him seriously for 15 years, you are way of base, Jack Swanson and Micky Luckoff, who where the brains behind the very successful KGO certainly took him seriously and kept him on the air for decades and, with the help of listeners promoted him to Bernie slot 10 to 1. As for Batchelor I rarely agree with him, but his show is not stupid, he is a very intelligent man, and he does shows no one else does, lot of historical content, WWII, Hiroshima, others which, as a history buff, I find fascinating.

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  16. Bernie has paid his debt to society. He should get back on the air, if he wants.

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  17. I love Pat Thurston! I love John Rothmann! I wish they would both be on together as a team. I think they work well as a team. Please somebody at KGO put the Pat and John Show on. Thank you!

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  18. Listened to Rothmann last night. He stunk.

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  19. I would like to see them replace any of the week day host with John Rothmann.

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  20. John R. is a class act, allowing all to speak, being gracious and offering some well informed opinions. And NOT being a polarized bore. He should have been on KGO long ago, even if he is not of the "next generation."

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  21. Thumbs up for Rothmann.

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  22. If you like talk radio you must like John Rothmann, he is everything, in my mind, a good host should be. First of all his obvious delight in being on the air. He can frame a subject or question so he get very interesting callers, he doesn't always give us his opinion, but instead asking the callers to give there opinion. He is polite to ALL his callers, and makes it clear the callers make his show. I also listen to Tom Sullivan on 1530 a.m. although he is conservative, and I'm not, but Tom like John, can draw the caller out and is polite to all his callers, and like it when someone disagree with him. Unlike Savage and Levin who gets very nasty when a caller disagree.

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    1. In other words like Ronn Owens he needs the callers in order to be interesting where as Savage, Rush, and so many others can do it on their own. Yeah if you like talk radio Rothmann is a must listen. Please what universe are you in.

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    2. I'm in a universe I like, you might not, that however is okay, as Gene Burns use to say that is why they make chocolate and vanilla. I find Rush incredible boring, he is soo predictable, and bombastic, Savage can be entertaining once in a blue moon. Frankly as far as I'm concerned very few host are interesting enough that the can pull off a 3 or 4 hour monolog. Sorry, but can't disagree with you more, however since both Savage and Rush has a 3 hours show five days a week, and Ronn is on 2 hours 5 days a week and John is on more and more, we can both listen to whom we like best. By the way I also like Tom Sullivan, like him a lot more than Ethan Bearman, although I don't agree with Tom on much, he has an interesting show, why? Because he take calls and he take calls from listeners he does not agree with, that to me is what is interesting, diversity of opinions.

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  23. It would be a very smart thing to do. Have Rothmann in the evening I mean.
    Bearman is ok except for Ms giggle. Talking about Ms. Giggle there are 2 more of those inteh afternoon. Just read the news. No more " funny" banter.

    Midora is a very irritating person who things she is always right. Typical Bernie supporter.

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  24. Rothmann is just a complete dullard. Not in the same league as Lee Rodgers, Bernie Ward.

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  25. If you think John Rothmann is a dullard it is because you don't appreciate an in depth, intelligent, erudite host. I'm sure you would bore me to death.

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    1. I am a listener not a radio host, so how I would do is irrelevant.

      I appreciate Gene Burns, Bernie Ward, Lee Rodgers, Michael Krasny, Sean Hannity. Just about everybody across the political spectrum. Rothmann is knowledgeable but has a utterly boring delivery. "Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States, Harry S. Truman..." Zzzzzz.

      Rothmann is also a shill for Clinton. Constantly babbling on for the last year about how Sanders has no chance. All the while completely ignoring how the election was rigged by the DNC, Wasserman Schultz and Clinton...But you will NEVER hear Rothmann address that corruption. Just more stories about Calvin Coolidge.

      Rothmann is a a disgrace.

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  26. And Hannity is a shill for Trump, even more so than I think John is biased towards Clinton, most talk show host are not neutral, and they are not expected to be. I too like hosts of the political spectrum, don't care for Hannity, but really like Tom Sullivan. Anyway you don't like John Rothman I do, fortunately you and I alone control the dial on our radio, thus we can listen the hosts we find most interesting.

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  27. Liked Drex, Love John Rothmann he should get the permanent spot at 7 PM. Thurston is too emotional, I have to switch stations when she is on.

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