Sadly, we’ve been screwed by the seasonal scourge of team sports: The time slot for today’s Locals Only show was seized by a sportscast, so we have to wait until next week to go on air. Yes, that’s right: They still have sports on the radio. In the age of quad-core smartphones and 4G LTE Internet service everywhere, the age of instant notifications for every occurrence imaginable, the age of on demand TV in 3D for goodness’ sake, apparently there are still enough people out there who want to consume their sports on the radio to merit a dedicated radio broadcast in lieu of regularly scheduled programming.
To cater to the no-doubt thousands of people who choose to get their dose of sports vicariously via 1930′s technology, the leaders of sports are given free hand to seize radio time slots and replace them with several hours worth of sports psuedo-slang regurgitated live on air by a douchey announcer. It’s a forced nostalgia trip to the days when huddling around your family’s wood-paneled, refrigerator-sized radio was the next best thing to actually going to a sports game.
It also would seem that UM is trying to maintain some sort of Douchey Sports Announcer Training program, presumably because would-be professional sports announcers must pay their dues on the AM/FM airwaves before they can graduate to the silver screen. We can only hope that advances in speech synthesis technology will eliminate the need for them in the very near future.
(Postponed until 01/25/12)
We hate to break with the SOPA protest, but haven’t you always wondered who the masterminds behind Tropicult are? Well you’re in luck, because we’ll be live on WVUM tonight as featured guests on Locals Only. Tune in to FM 90.5 or use the streaming links below at 8pm and get to know us a little better.
Oh, and fuck SOPA!