Today: 610 Sports Nick Wright Clears the Air, Dismantles Jason Whitlock

So what does 610 Sports host Nick Wright really think about Jason Whitock?

That’s a question worth asking in the wake of last week’s two part visitation by Whitlock to Wright’s afternoon drive local radio show. Calls during which Whitlock feigned friendship while calling Wright out for being a poser.

First the polite answer.

"I think Jason Whitlock is very talented and very good at what he does, at promoting the brand of Jason Whitlock in his writing,"  Wright says.

Now the unexpurgated version.

"I also think Jason is most likely bi-polar, very-very self conscious and vascilates between delusions of grandeur that have him – as he said to me – producing the two greatest examples of American writing in the history of American news. Between that and how, ‘Nobody likes me. How come I don’t have any friends?’ And, ‘How come I haven’t had a serious girlfriend in my adult life?’ "

Wright’s detractors in local Media Blogging Land seized on Whitlock’s disingenuous on-air critique of Wright as if it had been equal parts a throttling of Wright and useful, well-intentioned advice.

Obviously it was neither.

Had Whitlock intended to give Wright some friendly advice he would have called him off the air.

"I’m glad he did call, it was great for the show," Wright says. "It was interesting and it was great for some of the local pretend media critics, because they got so over-eager that their biases were exposed."

As for Whitlock’s faux, friendly approach to schooling Wright on how to be a better broadcaster, "We’ve met once, when we did The Explanation," Wright says. "We’re not friends, we’re not cordial. Jason’s not a friend, he doesn’t like me. And since I hung up on him last week he’s been Tweeting that on September 5th he’s taking my job."

Fat chance after Whitlock was escorted off of the air at 610 Sports six years ago and released into the wild.

"I mean, the guy’s a lunatic," Wright says. "I don’t think he has any plans of coming back to Kansas City. He’s just saying it because he’s insane and he likes the attention. Nobody was talking about Jason Whitlock before last week. He was used to walking around Kansas City and being awesome and being a celebrity. Now he’s walking around Los Angeles and nobody gives a damn.

"He wants to be talked about. He wants to be loved again. He wants to be important again. And he’s not. He wanted people to be Tweeting, ‘Oh Jason, Kansas City needs you to come back!’ "

Another reason that’s not likely to happen…

"I work at the same radio station Jason did in the same time slot, against the same competition, Kevin Kietzman," Wright says. "Jason was 610’s first afternoon drive host and I’m the current host. And right now, afternoons have the best ratings 610 has ever had – it’s not even close. My ratings are significantly better than when Jason was here."

Having been snookered twice last week by Whitlock, is Wright done letting Whitlock on the show?

"If he called the show again this week, maybe I’d take his call, maybe I wouldn’t," Wright says. "I don’t know what more there is to accomplish with it. Here’s the thing; when it comes to my radio show I am very singular-minded. I ask myself one question; is it entertaining radio? And if it is, I do it.  So if it’s funny to the listeners to listen to Jason Whitlock be delusional, I’m fine with it."

But Big Sexy be warned, no more free passes. Wright’s done playing nicey-nice.

 

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22 Responses to Today: 610 Sports Nick Wright Clears the Air, Dismantles Jason Whitlock

  1. Ashley says:

    Let’s be honest tho — this was by far the most interesting show you’ve had in months…

  2. Jonesy says:

    Wright’s done playing nicey-nice.
    That’s the best laugh I’ve had all day. And 9/5 is Labor Day. All Whitlock is saying is that is when the Alibino Afrika Bambatta is going to get fired. Fresh start for 610 after Labor Day. Whitlock knows he isn’t good on radio.

  3. smartman says:

    Ebony and Ivory
    Nick and Jason have both made the mistake of confusing luck with talent. Luck runs out, talent never does.

  4. jjskck says:

    Dismantled? Come on.

    Calling Whitlock a bipolar, insane attention whore on the air to his face (ear?) would have qualified.

    “Here’s the thing; when it comes to my radio show I am very singular-minded. I ask myself one question; is it entertaining radio? And if it is, I do it. So if it’s funny to the listeners to listen to Jason Whitlock be delusional, I’m fine with it.”

    No, he hung up on Whitlock, prematurely ending the best segment I’ve ever heard on his show – one that no one could turn away from.

  5. harley says:

    who cares?
    hearne thinks this is still importnat.
    This reminds me what would happen if glaze moved to l.a. Noone would care about him.
    Noone would know him.
    My guess now is that 99% OF Kc cares or knows who glaze is.
    Its nice to be a big fish in a small pond….glaze and whitlock are drowing in a big
    pond because “who cares”!

  6. Markus Aurelius says:

    Dismantles?? Can we say hyperbole??
    Hearne, the guy badmouthed Whitlock in a one-on-one telephone conversation with you. Big deal. When push came to shove he hung up on Whitlock because (1) he was scared, (2) he’s insecure, and (3) he knew Whitlock was “dismantling” him on live radio. There was only one dismantling — everything after that has been spin, spin, spin.

  7. Hoof R. Tedd says:

    Those Damn Pretend Media Bloggers!
    “It was interesting and it was great for some of the local pretend media critics, because they got so over-eager that their biases were exposed.”

    Haha! Can’t wait to hear Hall’s “rebuttal.” Glad you got rid of him, Hearne. What a jealous joke he is. Nick Wright FTW!

  8. Hearne Christopher says:

    Everything, huh? You referring to this comment?

    Radio hosts hang up on people for a lot for a lot of reasons – mostly because they can. Wright hung up on Whitlock after giving him a piece of his mind and putting him in his place. You might want to re-listen.

  9. Mauren says:

    Wow Harley You Admit 99% of KC knows Glazer
    I was shocked you put the guy down, but said he was that well known. In his condo, there were several articles from LA FRONT PAGE stories on our boy. So I think someone knew him even in LA. Only had one on the wall, the rest were in a booklet. Hey Craig I stood up for you again! Woodside babe.

  10. Merle Tagladucci says:

    Nick seems like such a confident, intrepid young man in these interview quotes. Too bad he wasn’t able to display those same qualities on the air with Whitlock. Things might gone differently.

  11. Jeff Glazer says:

    My Brother Got Plenty of LA Love
    Craig was always on TV out there, news, interviews and a favorite of columnist Army Archerd in Variety with many Craig stories. I was there when they filmed a two part special on my brother for Entertainment Tonight. He did NBC’s Today Show as well. He isn’t Tom Cruise but when he lived there and I went out with him, many people knew who he was, no not like in KC. I’m sure my brother was way ahead of Jason in the “whose that guy” list in LA.

    Oh yeah Harley, Stanfords was a failure? You must be the one on drugs buddy. Our club is considered by everyone in the media top two or three of alltime. The ones my Dad opened closed due to his issues, not ours. We left Westport mostly cause they would not sign a new lease on comedy,, there was nowhere to take it down there, thank God. OP had to go because Legends only wanted one comedy place in the area, so they paid us to leave there, as part of our deal, we had no choice. Happy now. Oh yes, we are open at Legends and doing just fine. Our other clubs are also open around the nation, owned by our former mgr. Larry Marks. Harley again, what the FUCK HAVE YOU EVER DONE THAT IS SO GREAT MISTER PRETEND PERSON. Get a job then a life.

  12. Hearne Christopher says:

    I thought he accounted for himself quite nicely.

    If he’s lost it and flown off the handle Whitlock would have won. But instead, Nick set him straight and played it cool.

  13. Hearne Christopher says:

    What’s going on here, comment migration? Thought we were talking about Jason and Nick?

  14. Big Dub says:

    Twilight?
    Hearne, did you and Greg get together in private and just flip a coin to see who would be Team Nick and Team Whitlock? You are both so biased in your reviews that it’s hard to find the middle ground.

  15. xxMillerTimexx says:

    All the Glazer clan is getting on the fun
    LOL!!!! Pissed at a commenter!!

  16. Rainbow Man says:

    Sept. 5
    The date cometh… not the rapture…. the rupture….

  17. Merle Tagladucci says:

    Reply From: Hearne Christopher
    04:00:31 PM – Mon. Jun 27. 2011

    Nick set him straight and played it cool.

    Reply from Merle Tagladucci
    10:27:43 PM – Mon. Jun 27. 2011

    I didn’t know you were a comedy writer Hearne. That’s two jokes in one sentence.

  18. digging up bones says:

    Hearne, how do you type with Wrights sack in your face?
    Jesus Tits Silver Spoons are you going to drag this dead horse around until there’s nothing left but rope and hooves? You actually believe that talking shit on Whitlock after the fact, to you, is a “Dismantling”? Maybe over at the bowl of douche stew, or as you call it, The Country Club, talking about a guy after he spanks you on air is a dismantling. But here in the real world, it’s called being a pussy.
    Try this hat on and see how it fits……..You loathe Whitlock because he has had at least a modicum of success after the Star. You on the other hand have been reduced to writing about fiats and third rate radio hacks. Ouch, bet that’s going to leave a welt. You claim Whitlock is being paid virtually nothing, yet you have never offered up a single credible shred of proof to back it up. while we’re making assumptions, see what you think of this one.You are hoping that if you talk enough shit, Whitlock might comment on this waste of bandwidth, or even better call you. I’ve got a newsflash for you Suzy, I doubt Whitlock knows this site exists. The desperation just oozes from your pores onto every word you write. You are an AARP aged “writer” fading faster than Black Barbie dipped in bleach. All those years at the Star, what did you ever write that anyone will remember? A hard hitting expose on some socialites divorce, or who blew who at the Tea Dance. Kudos.
    By the way, if I was keeping count I’d guess this piece contained the 3rd or 4th slap shot you’ve taken at Hall in less than a week. I hope all of your friends and associates keep a snake bite kit handy when you are around.

  19. Hearne Christopher says:

    Classy rant! Feel better now?

  20. Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

    Christopher just got “dismantled” in his own blog.
    Ouch. Truth hurts, doesn’t it Hearne? Now that Hall is back at Platte County Landmark, this blog is worthless.

  21. Hearne Christopher says:

    Ya think?

  22. Hearne Christopher says:

    Funny, you seem to still be reading it

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