Dan Snyder’s Medium Is the Message
If Dan Snyder's expansion of Triple X Radio wasn't intended just to silence his critics, well, what's the point?
Snyder has now bought six radio stations in this market that will bring him the same audience he'd have gotten if he'd just paid for one of those, WTEM-Sportstalk 980.
But, Snyder now has Andy Pollin and Steve Czaban, hosts of "The Sports Reporters" and the biggest Snyder bashers in local broadcasting over the last couple years, in his afternoon drive slot. And, more to the point, he now has Pollin and Czaban on his payroll.
Snyder's network debuted its new schedule today. "The Sports Reporters" are in "Best Of" mode.
Speaking of Best Ofs: Snyder axed City Paper's Best Radio Show, "Baseball Roundup,", and its host, Phil Wood, shortly after acquiring WTEM.
There is no baseball show on Snyder's roster.
On the plus side: It look as if somebody convinced Snyder to move away from giving his stations those bizarre, quasi-pornographic XXX names: WTEM is referred to as "ESPN 980" in Snyder's new press releases.