Whaaaa?

This just read on the Trib online (reg required):

Erich “Mancow” Muller is going to contribute occasional commentaries to WTTW-Ch. 11’s signature weeknight show, “Chicago Tonight.”

The move, announced Monday by WTTW, is a bid by Channel 11 to broaden the audience for “Chicago Tonight” while offering deposed Q101 morning man Muller the chance to remain heard on Chicago airwaves.

You mean to tell me that in an effort to improve the quality of their show….they add Mancow?? Yikes. Good luck with that, Chicago Tonight.

9 Comments so far

  1. steven (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

    His first segment:

    “Why Q101 sucks, poopie poopie poopie.”


  2. Dave! (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

    One of the *many* reasons WTTW sucks. Thank god I get WYCC.


  3. Bill V (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 2:16 pm

    Yeah, ever since Mister Rogers passed and the big Ernie & Bert feud, it just hasn’t been the same at WTTW. Mancow is trying to be a serious reporter of sorts? He’s better off trying to make 15 year old kids (and 25 year olds that think they’re 15) laugh. Good grief!


  4. steven (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

    Do the folks who produce CT actually think that listeners and fans of Mancow are going to tune into CT, just to catch a few minutes of him rant on about his latest pet peeve?? And poor Carol Marin…wasn’t she at NBC when they hired Springer? I remember the shit fit her and Ron Magers had over that hiring.


  5. nikkos (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 2:48 pm

    Recall that Mancow also participates in the “Fox and Friends Two Minutes Hate” quite often.

    Despair not, this is probably yet another attempt to provide “balance” to the coverage offered by public television. You know, balance our truths with their lies.


  6. erik (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 4:06 pm

    Steven, was that a dig on Mancow slamming 103.5 when he went to Q101? Wow.

    Now I won’t say that Mancow will be a good replacement for Bob Sirrot, but I do get the impression that Muller at least knows his way around the city, and maybe the City too.


  7. quack (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

    as hard as Mancow sucks, he’d have to work hard to steal the “waste of airtime” crown from that Sun-Times chick they have murdering the last 5 minutes of CT once a week.

    /me removes CT from TiVo list


  8. steven (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 4:51 pm

    Erik

    Dig on what? I have no idea what you’re referring to with the 103.5 thing. I was only offering up what I thought he could come up with on his first show.


  9. chris (unregistered) on August 13th, 2006 @ 2:18 am

    Ill give you a reason q101 sucks. infact ill give you several.

    First and foremost mancow is not shock value. The only people he provides shock value to are morons and complete tools. Want an example, how about when it was George bush vs al gore, he totally was on bush’s nutts jocking the bandwagon. And once it became clear bush was a moron, mancow started complaining. As a politics major at the university of california santa cruz when i see that it tells me the man doesnt know a damn thing about politics.

    secondly he tried to bag on howard stern. you know what howards reply was? “who and what the hell is mancow.”

    I can assure you after moving to california and listening to the bay area’s live 105 alternative rock station which use to offer howard stern in the morning as oppose to mancow, i can assure you howard stern was much more entertaining.

    I think the mancow portrays a very large aspect of chicago culture, and that is the trendy tool who cant think for themselves. The guy is on the radio trying to get a rile out of people, so if your a tool you think he must be important and you listen to what he has to say. however mancow is just a complete dumbass, and there is a reason he doesnt have or hasnt had his own satalite radio show,tv show, radio show in multiple cities, and a fricken movie. why? because outside of chicago no one cares what some fat guy with a chicago accent has to complain about. All someone has to do is take the blue line in down town on a monday morning if they want to get all that.

    by the way q101 just sucks. there is a difference between the radio stations in ca as oppose to chicago, i noticed this when i moved. the radio stations in ca take risks alot and will be more willing to put new music on the scene, why the hell is q101 playing creed and 311 songs from over a decade ago like its still fresh. These bads are not classics like say led zepplin. 311 sounded good back in 1995 when i was ripping a bong in a pair of JNCO’s. okay its 2006 lets get with it.



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