2 Guys Named Jim....
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 32
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 17,318, Level: 40
    Level completed: 9%, Points required for next Level: 732
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    frontrangeclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    5,521 ft above sea level
    Posts
    1,270
    Points
    17,318
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    2 Guys Named Jim....

    So I'm driving down from the mountains tonight and check the AM dial for some NFL scores, and cruise by 1040 WHO around 6 pm MDT. WHO comes in pretty well here in Colorado once the sun sets. I remembered back when I lived in the midwest listening to Zabel and Walden's show on occasion. I didn't realize it was still on... and I must say, that had to be the most painful 20-30 minutes of radio I've listened to since Marty Tyrell graced KXNO's studio. How bad is it when you have a sunday sports recap show, and the two HOSTS are calling in from AZ and Washington state? Do they do that every sunday? Aren't there any sports figures that actually live IN Iowa that can host a show? Granted, many of the central Iowa sports chatterboxes are on during weekday shows, but that's a first for me to here a show where the hosts were on the phone from different time zones. Some highlights included Zabel interrupting Walden several times and Walden thinking that K-State was one of the Big12's 9 bowl candidates... until Paul Clark corrected him and told him they weren't eligible (uh Jim, you're hosting a sports radio talk show, shouldn't you have your info correct?) Then Clark tells the hosts that the Cyclones could play in the Texas bowl, which was formerly called the Houston Bowl, where ISU played in '05, to which Walden asked "where is that one held at?" I must ask, does anyone listen to that show? does anyone listen to AM radio on sunday nights in Iowa (besides me, by accident)..?


    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

    Thomas Jefferson, 1802

  2. #2
    Starter
    Points: 10,960, Level: 31
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 290
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Newton, IA
    Posts
    788
    Points
    10,960
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 17

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    Quote Originally Posted by frontrangeclone View Post
    So I'm driving down from the mountains tonight and check the AM dial for some NFL scores, and cruise by 1040 WHO around 6 pm MDT. WHO comes in pretty well here in Colorado once the sun sets. I remembered back when I lived in the midwest listening to Zabel and Walden's show on occasion. I didn't realize it was still on... and I must say, that had to be the most painful 20-30 minutes of radio I've listened to since Marty Tyrell graced KXNO's studio. How bad is it when you have a sunday sports recap show, and the two HOSTS are calling in from AZ and Washington state? Do they do that every sunday? Aren't there any sports figures that actually live IN Iowa that can host a show? Granted, many of the central Iowa sports chatterboxes are on during weekday shows, but that's a first for me to here a show where the hosts were on the phone from different time zones. Some highlights included Zabel interrupting Walden several times and Walden thinking that K-State was one of the Big12's 9 bowl candidates... until Paul Clark corrected him and told him they weren't eligible (uh Jim, you're hosting a sports radio talk show, shouldn't you have your info correct?) Then Clark tells the hosts that the Cyclones could play in the Texas bowl, which was formerly called the Houston Bowl, where ISU played in '05, to which Walden asked "where is that one held at?" I must ask, does anyone listen to that show? does anyone listen to AM radio on sunday nights in Iowa (besides me, by accident)..?
    Nope. Stopped listening to them years ago.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 115,062, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUAlum2002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    15,761
    Points
    115,062
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 153
    Given: 134

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    Holy crap....you can pull in WHO radio in Colorado? Wow, that's some range.



  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 17,318, Level: 40
    Level completed: 9%, Points required for next Level: 732
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    frontrangeclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    5,521 ft above sea level
    Posts
    1,270
    Points
    17,318
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    yeppers... I wished WHO was ISU's flagship station instead of UI's... thank goodness for the internet.


    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

    Thomas Jefferson, 1802

  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 28,765, Level: 52
    Level completed: 11%, Points required for next Level: 985
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,767
    Points
    28,765
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 29
    Given: 4

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Holy crap....you can pull in WHO radio in Colorado? Wow, that's some range.
    AM frequencies carry farther at night causing the FCC to make most of them lower their power, WHO along with a handful of others nationwide are allowed to broadcast without reduction allowing the station to travel huge distances as long as the atmospherics are cooperating.



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 65,066, Level: 79
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 1,384
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Omaha Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    The Omaha, Nebraska
    Posts
    3,239
    Points
    65,066
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 84
    Given: 98

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    Yeah, its pretty brutal. They get some decent guests as the saving grace. They've gotten radio/media persona's for ISUs upcoming opponents on occasion.

    Speaking of possibly pulling in some radio stations from way out...I was driving back from Columbia on saturday(some where near Macon) and picked up various SEC feeds, and even an ATM post game show!

    Of course Ive caught Sooner, and Mizzou games when going to Omaha as well. Perhaps some local stations pick up those feeds...but the variety of games ive found travleing just outside iowa surprised me.


    http://www.tecmobowl-vs-rbi.com/index.html
    No one can match our dedication and passion for Nintendo's classic sports titles...Tecmo Bowl & R.B.I. Baseball. In-depth strategy guides, player attributes, team rankings, along with incredibly detailed recaps of our season play. We don't reminisce, we just keep playing!

  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 560,654, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranRecommendation Second Class
    ISUAgronomist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Back in Iowa!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    21,528
    Points
    560,654
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 401
    Given: 196

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Holy crap....you can pull in WHO radio in Colorado? Wow, that's some range.

    That's the beauty of AM.



  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 65,066, Level: 79
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 1,384
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Omaha Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    The Omaha, Nebraska
    Posts
    3,239
    Points
    65,066
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 84
    Given: 98

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    Ive noticed that heavy cloud coverage seems to help with the frequency traveling farther/better...does it bounce off the clouds or what? Ive found i start to get Omaha 590 around Rockwell city under those conditions.


    http://www.tecmobowl-vs-rbi.com/index.html
    No one can match our dedication and passion for Nintendo's classic sports titles...Tecmo Bowl & R.B.I. Baseball. In-depth strategy guides, player attributes, team rankings, along with incredibly detailed recaps of our season play. We don't reminisce, we just keep playing!

  9. #9
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 49,416, Level: 68
    Level completed: 77%, Points required for next Level: 334
    Overall activity: 21.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Prone2Clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    3,538
    Points
    49,416
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 390
    Given: 153

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    I have picked up WHO before in Southern MO, Southern IL, Western KY, etc. Just when I think I'm out of range of the Evil Empire...



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 37,852, Level: 60
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 1,198
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    wonkadog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    3,511
    Points
    37,852
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 125
    Given: 153

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    I picked u WHO in Utah earlier this year, crazy stuff. And yes, 2 guys named Jim is absolutely brutal.


    "It's appropriate for leaders sometimes to move boldly against the flow of public opinion," she said. "That's called leadership." --- Sarah Swisher (D), Superdelegate, Iowa City

  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 83,433, Level: 89
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 317
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    6,059
    Points
    83,433
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 174
    Given: 0

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    AM frequencies carry farther at night causing the FCC to make most of them lower their power, WHO along with a handful of others nationwide are allowed to broadcast without reduction allowing the station to travel huge distances as long as the atmospherics are cooperating.
    Unless you're in Ames. I can't pick up 1460 or 1700 after dark at all.



  12. #12
    Speechless
    Points: 495,879, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    33,407
    Points
    495,879
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,343
    Given: 938

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    AM frequencies carry farther at night causing the FCC to make most of them lower their power, WHO along with a handful of others nationwide are allowed to broadcast without reduction allowing the station to travel huge distances as long as the atmospherics are cooperating.
    I remember growing up in Davenport, under the right circumstances, my dad often was able to pull in 660 AM WFAN from New York, which was important to him because at the time we couldn't afford satellite and it offered him the opportunity to follow his New York Mets as WFAN at the time was the flagship station (we're native Long Islanders, which explains the fascination with the Mets). We could pull 670 AM WMAQ under almost any circumstance.


    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.


  13. #13
    Starter
    Points: 18,214, Level: 41
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 736
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    944
    Points
    18,214
    Level
    41
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Holy crap....you can pull in WHO radio in Colorado? Wow, that's some range.
    The year the Cyclones we went to the Insight Bowl game in Arizona, on the way back home, I picked up WHO radio and the same radio show in New Mexico. Kind of ****** me off that the Hawks have always had such a strong siginal, and we struggle to get a decent siginal in Iowa.



  14. #14
    Starter
    Points: 42,674, Level: 63
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 276
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Balrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    690
    Points
    42,674
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 14

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    Exactly.
    That is why it was so important for Jamie to get the deal worked out with 100.3.
    I remember back in the day listening to 1460 at Jack Trice and couldn't hear the play-by-play for the game, IN AMES.
    How sad was that?

    Go Cyclones


    All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 67,985, Level: 80
    Level completed: 96%, Points required for next Level: 65
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    mustangcy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Bloomfield
    Posts
    3,218
    Points
    67,985
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 179
    Given: 77

    Re: 2 Guys Named Jim....

    I live in SE Iowa and WHO does not come in that great here at all, matter of fact it's annoying listening to Iowa games on WHO down here because of the static...I can't see how that is if you can get it in Colorado?! We actually get 100.3 just as good as WHO down here.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.tv
  • HOOPS: Iowa State vs. Mississippi Valley State
  • December 31, 2014
  • 06:00 PM