I’ve been a guest on the Mike Shanin and Scott Parks show on 980 KMBZ many times…
Both been wonderful to me as a guest. Yeah, like Johnny Dare they like to give me a little bit of crap. "Oh now he’s gonna mention his book six times." Or, "Oh yeah, we forgot he’s also a film producer as well."
Parks can be a bit edgy at times, as can Shanin.
But I have to say this; no other show, including sports talk, has more callers than these guys.
I know they have decent numbers in the new Arbitron ratings system, but like many people, I’m not sure how accurate that system is.
I do know this, I’ve done more radio as a guest or guest host than ANYONE living in this city over the last 20 years. Anyone.
And I can smell heat or lack of it when in studio. And KMBZ’s Shanin and Parks have the heat, brothers and sisters. The phone NEVER stops ringing and the texts, emails and boards light up the entire show. They have a dedicated listening audience – yes its mostly over 40 – but they THOSE GUYS HAVE ALL THE DOUGH.
From a news/talk standpoint, they have the most important show at Entercom at this time.
And they work so well as a team. There’s more than 20 years difference in their ages. Parks is right at 40 now, but they are more like brothers more than father and son. They read each others thoughts and agree much of the time. And they can be damn funny. So much so that they also have a movie parody they do each morning on 610 Sports that can be crazy funny.
Shanin and Parks are a pillar of strength in a business that is fighting to stay up there – radio.
Along with Johnny Dare, 610 Sports, WHB, Mix 93.3 and Q104, they are a leader in this city’s voice and power on the airwaves. So check out KMBZ from 2PM-6PM – even if you are not right wing (I’m not).
PS, yes, I was my usual self on the show, damn funny and good. But that’s another story.