|Tom Tolbert (l) with John Lund|
Frankly, the commercial avalanche on KNBR is obnoxious. Cumulus should be ashamed but they have no shame. They already sold out so why stop with ethics now? Almost 40 minutes of spots in an hour? Sort of like telling your remaining listeners, "fuck you guys!", and that's what they're doing.
I like Tom Tolbert. I think Tom is very gifted, very knowledgeable --he knows his sports and does a great job. Sometimes he gets a little too much inside baseball and his joke overload overwhelms but that's rare and you can allow a minor blip every now and then.
On the other hand, John Lund is a total disaster. A complete waste and useless morsel. It wasn't Tolbert's fault they placed this dimwit alongside --it was some Cumulus yutz in the SF cluster that thought it would be so brilliant to hire this cadaver --another genius move by the radio killers club first lieutenant.
Lund is terrible. First off when he talks he sounds a lot like Tolbert thereby he cancels out Tom. And Tolbert then has to reestablish himself and take focus because Lund's goofiness and aloof dick jokes overwhelm the program. More like, infest the show. They need to deodorize when Lund opens his mouth, again, he adds ZERO to the program.
Although I tired of Ray Ratto's eternal gloom and doom contrarian bullshit, at least Ratto was intelligent enough to defer to Tolbert and also know when to shut up. Lund is an imbecile who thinks he's Springsteen and he's not even the opening act.
So you have a sports-radio show besieged by endless commercials and a co-host who has diarrhea of the mouth and isn't funny nor useful. Tolbert has to do the heavy lifting because Lund is a waste of time and energy.