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Ugh! Whatever happened to the Buzzard?

Unread postby SteelersStillSuck » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:13 pm

Everytime I turn it on they have this Maxwell guy on as a DJ who just talks the whole time instead of playing music, isn't funny and is very unintresting. Like today he kept going on and on about how Ohio State Fans are "fags" and all this stuff (Yeah way to insult your audience there buddy.:roll :roll: ), I don't know why WMMS would keep pushing this guy on us when he says things like that! I think I'll just listen to another station for a while, but still, WMMS needs to dump this guy and get back to the music, and the Occasional broadcast of a Browns game!
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:52 pm

Couldnt agree more he is a world class asshole if more of the OSU fanbase knew about this shitsack they would be out front with pitchforks and torches....
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Unread postby SteelersStillSuck » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:37 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Couldnt agree more he is a world class asshole if more of the OSU fanbase knew about this shitsack they would be out front with pitchforks and torches....


Yup..He kept going on acting like he was elitist about how his neighbor had an "inflatable" Brutus Buckeye on his lawn and how it was "decreasing" the value of his real estate.

What a jackass, certaintly doesn't represent Cleveland at all.
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Unread postby General » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:29 am

The Buzzard has been dead for many years IMHO. I go back to the Jeff/Flash, Matt the Cat, Kid Leo, Denny Sanders, Krash Korvan, and BLF Bash days. When I heard the Buzzard playing "Thriller" it was over.
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Unread postby swerb » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:45 am

General wrote:The Buzzard has been dead for many years IMHO. I go back to the Jeff/Flash, Matt the Cat, Kid Leo, Denny Sanders, Krash Korvan, and BLF Bash days. When I heard the Buzzard playing "Thriller" it was over.


http://www.amazon.com/Buzzard-Inside-Cl ... 1886228477

John Gorman, the architect/program director of the Buzzard Morning Zoo, just wrote a book about it all.
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Unread postby General » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:20 am

Swerb wrote:
General wrote:The Buzzard has been dead for many years IMHO. I go back to the Jeff/Flash, Matt the Cat, Kid Leo, Denny Sanders, Krash Korvan, and BLF Bash days. When I heard the Buzzard playing "Thriller" it was over.


http://www.amazon.com/Buzzard-Inside-Cl ... 1886228477

John Gorman, the architect/program director of the Buzzard Morning Zoo, just wrote a book about it all.


That book is on my Christmas list from the family.
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Unread postby FUDU » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:26 am

WMMS went down hill years ago, Maxwell isn't helping matter either.

The guy is loser and him and his sidekick are the two biggest hypocrite phonies when it comes to their favor topic of race and the "n" word.
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Unread postby consigliere » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:06 pm

As a kid, I used to think the Buzzard bird logo was awesome. Used to have all kinds of car bumper stickers with it pasted all over my stuff in my room.

The radio and music scene is just not what it is today what it was back in the 70s/80s. It is just so saturated now not only with a ridiculous number of bands, but alternatives now (radio, satellite, internet, i-pods etc).
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Unread postby mswerb » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:51 pm

If I am not mistaken, Maxwell is not originally from Ohio. They do not even use the call letters "WMMS" anymore. they are calling themselves 100.7.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:40 pm

How in the world the rock-n-roll capitol has the collection of radio stations they have is beyond me.

Again, I understand if people don't want to pay for radio, but the Siruius radio/subscription I got three Christmases ago might be the greatest gif I ever got.

Not only for the uninterrupted tunes, but I don't have to listen to morons like Roda, Triv or Brinda anymore.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:56 pm

Lead Pipe wrote:How in the world the rock-n-roll capitol has the collection of radio stations they have is beyond me.

Again, I understand if people don't want to pay for radio, but the Siruius radio/subscription I got three Christmases ago might be the greatest gif I ever got.

Not only for the uninterrupted tunes, but I don't have to listen to morons like Roda, Triv or Brinda anymore.


Amen. Not much in life is worthmore than what it costs (a hunting license being about the only thing I can think of for $19) but Sirius is another one. Metal, classic rock, Howard, sports, rap, country, all of it with no annoying knos talking over it or playing commercials.

Beautiful, beautiful thing. All for the price of a large lunch each month.
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Unread postby FUDU » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:12 pm

I understand the benefits you guys speak of with Sirius but I look at radio like I do water, I will NEVER pay for radio just like I will NEVER pay for bottled water.

IMHO other than news and sports talk radio is almost a purposeless medium any more, with the advent of mp3 technology radio has almost become a waste of time when it comes to music.

In my case I have enough mp3s to fill 2 20+GB mp3 players. When considering most people's driving habits (or even music listening habits in general) that is beyond more than enough music to have to choose from without repetition becoming an issue (and obviously no commercials either).

Howard Stern's 15 minutes were up a long time ago so that alone isn't enough to get me into the satellite radio world, as it was with so many many people.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:35 pm

FUDU wrote:I understand the benefits you guys speak of with Sirius but I look at radio like I do water, I will NEVER pay for radio just like I will NEVER pay for bottled water.

IMHO other than news and sports talk radio is almost a purposeless medium any more, with the advent of mp3 technology radio has almost become a waste of time when it comes to music.

In my case I have enough mp3s to fill 2 20+GB mp3 players. When considering most people's driving habits (or even music listening habits in general) that is beyond more than enough music to have to choose from without repetition becoming an issue (and obviously no commercials either).

Howard Stern's 15 minutes were up a long time ago so that alone isn't enough to get me into the satellite radio world, as it was with so many many people.


Like I said, I understand not wanting to pay for radio.

The sports coverage is excellent. I about gave up on spots talk here until I got it.

And, I assure you Howard's 15 minutes are not up. He's not everyone's cup of tea, but the show on Sirius is better than ever. The interviews the guy does now...Tremendous.

And, you are spot on about MP3's. The ipod is about the best invention ever.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:45 pm

FUDU wrote:I understand the benefits you guys speak of with Sirius but I look at radio like I do water, I will NEVER pay for radio just like I will NEVER pay for bottled water.

IMHO other than news and sports talk radio is almost a purposeless medium any more, with the advent of mp3 technology radio has almost become a waste of time when it comes to music.

In my case I have enough mp3s to fill 2 20+GB mp3 players. When considering most people's driving habits (or even music listening habits in general) that is beyond more than enough music to have to choose from without repetition becoming an issue (and obviously no commercials either).

Howard Stern's 15 minutes were up a long time ago so that alone isn't enough to get me into the satellite radio world, as it was with so many many people.


We're worlds apart on this one brother. IMHO it's the best show on either TV or radio every single day. And it's also something that goes onto my mp3 player regularly.

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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:30 pm

Beyond the 107.9 The End glory years Cleveland radio is probably the worst in the country.
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Unread postby jfiling » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:43 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Beyond the 107.9 The End glory years Cleveland radio is probably the worst in the country.


Damn, The End was an awesome station.

Lots of WMMS legends mentioned, but I have to give a shoutout to the late great Len "Boom" Goldberg.

From Cleveland.com:
Goldberg was part of WMMS’ “Buzzard Morning Zoo” with Jeff Kinzbach, Ed “Flash” Ferenc, Ruby Cheeks, “Mr. Leonard” and Casey Coleman when it was the No. 1 morning show in Cleveland, Gorman said.


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Unread postby Apex777 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:46 pm

Yeah, in it's heyday, WMMS, was THE rock 'n roll radio station. Now, it's slumped to trash.
Whenever I'm in the Cleveland or Akron area, I tune into WNCX or Akron's WONE.
They still have talk on the radio, but sometimes I like to hear back and forth bantor, but both stations do still play some good tunes.
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Unread postby swerb » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:16 pm

I haven't gone to sattelite yet, I just don't know if I can.

One, I don't listen to music on the radio. I'll make a new mix CD once every couple months, and thats the only music I'll listen to in my car. But 95% of the time its on local AM.

Mike and Mike on the way in. Triv/Munch on the way home. I know its not good radio, but I can't help myself. If I listened to all national sports talk, I'd feel out of the loop, even though you don't pick much up from Munch/Triv anyway.
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Unread postby SteelersStillSuck » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:41 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Beyond the 107.9 The End glory years Cleveland radio is probably the worst in the country.


I'm still shocked to have learned that was an Alternative Station at one time!

A lot of folks in my generation listen to it for rap..(16-24.) :rolleyes:

I don't know, I've heard Houston's is pretty bad in comparison and such..

Theres a few gem stations if you can get them, like 102.9 Y-103 is usually pretty good.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:49 pm

SteelersStillSuck wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:Beyond the 107.9 The End glory years Cleveland radio is probably the worst in the country.


I'm still shocked to have learned that was an Alternative Station at one time!

A lot of folks in my generation listen to it for rap..(16-24.) :rolleyes:

I don't know, I've heard Houston's is pretty bad in comparison and such..

Theres a few gem stations if you can get them, like 102.9 Y-103 is usually pretty good.


Sweet geezes man, Y-103 and CD93.3 are both great stations if you enjoy listening to the same fifteen songs every day. Repetition is an understatement. Regarding Houston, as a rule I avoid Texas :thumright:

Edit to add: Age is no excuse for not knowing about The End. I am a fellow Generation Yer and I can remember sitting on the School bus as a little kid fighting my walkman to pick up The End down in Y-town.
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Unread postby consigliere » Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:41 am

Yeah, I haved satellite as part of a free package for a new car.....but I have no intention of ever subscribing. If I want music by genre, I can just use my iPod which has 80gig of space for what seems like a lifetime of music. I still prefer AM radio, and just listen to WTAM almost 100% in the car. I can't remember the last time I listened to FM radio except when the Browns are playing.
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Unread postby dmiles » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:48 am

You know you guys ey0 rips 93.3 The Wolf but I have to say having spent 11 days up there over the T-giving weekend, I wish we had a Wolf format station here. Since moving to Cali we have 3 different forms of alternative/indie stations, and another one that is more metal (they'll mix in Zep/Floyd/AC-DC). Finally there is one classic rock station and from 7:00 at night it some goofy comedy show (might even repeat the morning show).

The worst part is their idea of classic rock is like one step above adult contemporary. (CCR). I mean I like a few CCR songs, but there is almost no old metal or even something like old Van Halen. The Wolf seemed to be more aligned with the taste of my kids and me BUT, Ey0 I didn't listen to it long enough to notice repeats so I don't want to discount your point. Y103 I don't think has changed in a long-long time. I remember WSRD (the wizard) back in the day and before it became HotFM 101.

I am out touch with new music and I find Guitar Hero has got me listening to stuff. I always ignored for example Rage Against the Machine but mainly because I couldn't stand listening to those types of stations for more than 30 minutes.

In SD I'd gladly take WONE or WNCX. 100.7 was a bit of a disappointment, but I did give it a whirl while out driving around.
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Unread postby Spin » Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:36 pm

Why does almost every rock station think we prefer to listen to some asshole talk? That's the last thing I want to hear in the morning.

It all started when the occassionally funny Howard Stern became popular. Now everyone's looking for the next one.

I don't remember the last time I listened to FM unless someone else has it on at work. If I gotta listen to some jerkoff talk, at least have them talking about sports. All I listen to is ESPN 850 and Sporting News 1350 now.
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Unread postby Stolliosis » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:26 am

A week or so ago I was in Westlake with a friend and she stopped at a coffee shop while I waited in the car. Flipping through the radio stations I was shocked to hear 89X out of Detroit (the radio station of my youth) coming in clearly. I almost didn't want to leave the parking lot because I was afraid of losing it.

92.3 is passable at times, but I swear I hear the same songs requested every day when they do their 90's hour and I'm not a fan of FM talk radio which leads me to turn away every afternoon.
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Unread postby DrMemory » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:58 pm

The basic problem with broadcast radio now is the fact that only 2 or three huge media conglomerates, like Clear Channel, own 99% of the stations in the Cleveland Market. The stations are programed out of corporate boardrooms in New York and there's zero tolerance toward any kind of diversity. To Clear Channel, Classic Rock means that 70% of the programmed content must consist of either Aerosmith, Led Zepplin and AC/DC. I like these groups just as much as anybody, but a steady diet of Dude Looks Like a Lady, Stairway to Heaven and Back in Black anymore defines boredom and this program list gets dictated to the thousands of stations Clear Channel owns across the country.

Guys like Maxwell get put onto a station in order to create controversey during the coveted Drive-Time slots in the morning and afternoon. The suits don't care if the listeners think the guys a jerk as long as the ratings are good and he creates a buzz about the station. A year or two later when everybody stops listening then they'll bring in another jerk, hype him beyond reason, rinse and repeat.

My best advice would be to listen to College Radio Stations like WCSB, WRUW OR WJCU. Sure, you'll have to put up with alot of unpolished talent, goofy Ethnic programming and schizophrenic programming (death metal followed by a rasta reggae show), but there's a lot of interesting programming content on these stations along with a music you won't hear on the commercial stations anymore.
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Unread postby Apex777 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:17 pm

I remember the Wizard WSRD, out of Youngstown OH, they were a great station. Every Friday at 4pm, they played what they referred to as "the 4 o'clock high", good stuff.
When a new album came out, they would play the entire thing on the air.
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Unread postby mattvan1 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:38 pm

Lead Pipe wrote:
FUDU wrote:I understand the benefits you guys speak of with Sirius but I look at radio like I do water, I will NEVER pay for radio just like I will NEVER pay for bottled water.

IMHO other than news and sports talk radio is almost a purposeless medium any more, with the advent of mp3 technology radio has almost become a waste of time when it comes to music.

In my case I have enough mp3s to fill 2 20+GB mp3 players. When considering most people's driving habits (or even music listening habits in general) that is beyond more than enough music to have to choose from without repetition becoming an issue (and obviously no commercials either).

Howard Stern's 15 minutes were up a long time ago so that alone isn't enough to get me into the satellite radio world, as it was with so many many people.


Like I said, I understand not wanting to pay for radio.

The sports coverage is excellent. I about gave up on spots talk here until I got it.

And, I assure you Howard's 15 minutes are not up. He's not everyone's cup of tea, but the show on Sirius is better than ever. The interviews the guy does now...Tremendous.

And, you are spot on about MP3's. The ipod is about the best invention ever.


Lead - Give Sirius 28 The Faction a listen in the 3-7 timeslot with Jason Ellis. Howard Stern on HGH and Ripped Fuel.
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Unread postby Hi Oktane » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:50 pm

Swerb wrote:I know its not good radio, but I can't help myself. If I listened to all national sports talk, I'd feel out of the loop, even though you don't pick much up from Munch/Triv anyway.


You could always get your sports coverage via the Internet, Swerb. :P :-P :razz:
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