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Today on the SoB podcast I had Rich Shertenlieb from the Toucher & Rich show on. Rich talked about his road to sports radio, getting athletes to participate in his skits, the budding rivalry with WEEI, and much more!
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Here is a breakdown of the conversation…
0:00 – 8:00 – Vegas, baby. We talk Sin City experiences.
8:00 – 12:30 - Rich tells me about his career from his experiences being in a band to his work on the Kidd Kraddick show all the way to his current role at The Sports Hub.
12:30 – 18:40 - We dive into the logic behind Rich’s renowned skits, his mantra of never being complacent, and not being afraid to fail.
18:40 – 21:20 - Rich talks about integrating athletes into his comedy.
21:20 – 28:00 - What the biggest difference in the WBCN version and Sports Hub version of Toucher & Rich is. Also his pensiveness towards getting into sports talk radio, because of perceived negativity.
28:00 – 34:00 – Rich gives his feeling on the difference between professional rivalries and personal rivalries. We also talk about Comcast Sports Net’s programming feats.
34:00 – 38:00 – I ask Rich his feelings about WEEI’s cavalier attitude in the beginning of the radio wars. We talk about the station’s decision-making.
38:00 – 45:30 – Rich recalls how he landed the famous interview with Charlie Sheen held at 2 AM.
45:30 – 49:00 - I ask Rich about the Jose Canseco/Boxing promoter incident on his show. And we compare that debacle to the Sheen coup.
49:00 – 55:00 – We talk about Wallach’s insertion into the program and how he jumped ship from WEEI.
55:00 – End – Rich tells us what we can expect from his show going forward.
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