I began backing 610 Sports host Nick Wright two years ago…
Wrote several stories saying he’d be THE GUY in sports radio soon. However many commenters on this site didn’t agree. Some even said Nick’s career would be short lived in Kansas City. Meaning he’d be fired and replaced. Turns out I was right on the money.
Word today is that Nick may be headed to Houston.
That’s not confirmed, but if true, that’s a far bigger market than KC. Years ago Houston was after Johnny Dare. Johnny made a good call and stayed put because he’s from here like Nick and loves the city. Dare feels comfortable in KC.
Dare’s’s also is happy with the plum contract he got with 98.9 The Rock, so all is well with the other big gun at Entercom. But Nick’s a very young man still and undoubtedly wants to go out and spread his wings and find out what more is out there for him. At 28, that makes perfect sense. I think if Nick were older he might stay put.
Remember Wright has only been in his seat two years and is already THE GUY in sports in town.
Hearne touched on why many people don’t like Nick on the air – they’re older usually and they just don’t get him.
Nick changes his positions quickly if he sees something wrong with them. And he’s high energy and on top of almost everything sports.
Nick’s competition at 810 WHB are the "down home" guys.
It’s highly unlikely K.K. or Soren Petro will ever leave this market for something bigger.
Hey, I don’t blame them. With all the crap we sling at high profile people in KC, those guys do work hard and are rock solid. Nick was the new rising star, the young gun, and that’s always fun. So he jacked with people on the air, but mostly just in a joking fashion. Nick was rarely mean spirited.
Kansas City is a very conservative town. The Star pointed that out – THE MOST RIGHT WING STATE – just this weekend. The fact that this city has accepted Johnny Dare as its radio guru might seem a bit odd, but he’s a homegrown star and does many nice things for the city. I’m sure Nick will do the same in Houston, if thats the spot.
It’s no secret that Kansas City has to sell the town to incoming star athletes or media people that matter.
The city has almost no national identity other than maybe being a cow town. I know that’s hard to swallow, but it’s true.
When I travel people always look at me when I say I’m from KC and say something lame like, "Oh, is it like Pittsburgh with all the smoking factories?" Or "Kansas City is mostly farms, right?"
Of course they haven’t been here and our airport is in middle of nowhere.
Our leaders have gotten an F- in promoting this city.
Our sports teams are on the low side of importance and thus when growing up we always heard friends say, "Boy, I’m gonna get the hell outta this boring town."
I don’t agree with that. I think this city has much to offer. I moved back from LA and Arizona and I really don’t miss those cities much. KC has so many great areas and people. We just have nobody promoting this place which is so damn sad.
So yeah, Nick wants to get involved in a bigger market – who can blame him?