Discussion pertaining to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Port Huron, and SW Ontario
Is there another show with as much dead air? Is there another host who verbally stumbles and stammers? Anyone more boring, flat and monotone? And nobody can be as illiterate and verbally clumsy when reading commercial scripts/ ad copies. Just because one has many opinions doesnt mean they are qualified to have a radio show. You have to be a good, provocative speaker that attracts and holds listeners attentions. This goofball is completely lacking in that department and has no business rambling and tripping over his words behind a plugged-in mic.
Y.M. Ionhere,Cameron buys time (as opposed to having a REAL show) on any station which will tolerate his crabbiness,borderline illiteracy and off-the-wall conspiracies,and since his hackneyed act (well,SOME of his guests such as Bob Miller,Charlie Maxwell, and a few of his other octogenarian and nonagenarian guests who were we Baby Boomers' fvourite players are still articulate and vibrant ) is wanted nowhere else ,Cameron's career is obviously nearing its swansong .
I can't remember Ron ever talking about politics. Obviously, he's on WDTK because broadcast time is less expensive on that station, NOT his political beliefs. Personally, I think WDFN should give him a show, or at least bargain rates for contract time. He would give WDFN what they need, LOCAL content. And, it's throwaway time on the weekends. However, IHeart is a mega corporation, and they are probably hidebound in their corporate programming ways.
JGP1954, you’re right that Ron doesn’t generally talk about politics as it, along with EVERYTHING other than the traditional big 4 sports, is definitely outside his wheelhouse. He does, however, attack Trump, a man with whom he, oddly enough, shares much in common. But a regular show on WDFN?! The man who is seemingly constitutionally averse to any pre-show preparation, uses air time to read box scores/stats and, a gaffe-machine himself, correct callers’ grammar and pronunciation, relies on phantom caller’s questions, e.g., “how do you think the Tigers will do this year?”, recycles the same old - and, at times, fanciful - stories, and engages in constant over-the-top attacks on his enemies, perceived or otherwise?! No, this kind of unique talent deserves no less than a NATIONAL audience. In fact, I even tried to convince a friend, a would-be documentarian, to consider Ron (the man with the claimed longest running sports talk show in the country) as a subject, but, after struggling to give him a listen, my friend passed, saying there was no way to make Ron appear even remotely sympathetic.
Cameron has rarely corrected my grammar (which is usually precise,since I was a boyhood spelling champ and scored 16.5 on an English Comprehension exam in '77,meaning I speak and understand the language at a first-year university post-graduate level ) ,but is ALWAYS slagging the syntax of Curt in Fraser,with whom Cameron disagrees on most sports topics. (Perhaps Curt should have a show; he'd be much more listenable than Ron .)
It's a minor (actually,almost major ) miracle that next July,Cameron will celebrate a half-century on the DETROIT airwaves, given his shortcomings often discussed here and elsewhere . Wonder if a young Ron Cameron of 2020 would last ONE year,never mind fifty .
Mono,if at all possible,how 'bout asking your boy to consider Yours Truly as a subject,given my three sports Hall-Of-Fame cousins,(Fergie Jenkins,Tony Dungy and Reuben Mayes),my two write-ups in Windsor sports publications (the Star and the long-defunct Sportstype Magazine ), my 54-year talk show calling history and 60 of my nearly 66-life as a sports fan ?
Mono,Mark Wilson (Ron's best guest,and it's a shame he's retired from TV and radio ) has a podcast in Vegas . Cameron ,of course,reads scores and otherwise talks over Mark, but Wilson brings of lot of experience and insight to the show .(I E-mail Mark about twice a month .)
It’s funny, I rarely, if ever, listen to Ron’s shows on Saturday and Sunday live. I always catch up to the podcasts later the following week (a train wreck is a train wreck, even if you don’t witness it “live”!). It does kinda show what a relic Ron is by his “giving the scoreboard”, because he doesn’t realize or wanna admit, most people have a smartphone that has up-to-the-minute scores at the flick of a finger!!!
I listened to last Sunday’s (5/12) podcast with Mark Wilson as the guest along with two hours of open lines. To my ears it sounds as if Mark Wilson is wearying of Ron’s same old, same old: getting interrupted by Ron, Ron insisting on talking over Mark with his “BACK to me!” storytelling, and the usual bizarre negativity Ron shovels out.
Agree totally, uncleb67, although I think Mark’s been tired of Ron’s act for some time now. Maybe he does the show to retain some visibility in the Detroit market. And to promote his new podcast. Nonetheless, Ron still wants to harp on Mark’s partnership with Rob, and of course his tried and true lines about RuPaul, Lena Horne. And, of course, “Bea Arthur was a man.”