Be The Next Weekend Co-Host on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

98.5 The Sports Hub has the following announcement on their webpage:

Do you have what it takes to be a weekend co-host on 98.5 The Sports Hub?

You call us with your opinions every day, and to be honest, some are really good, some are just plain dumb. Do you think you can deliver hot sports takes on a regular basis on the radio? Boston’s Home for Sports is searching for a weekend co-host, and it could be you! Do you have what it takes?

We’re holding public auditions at a bar near you! The 98.5 Sports Hub Search is presented by Third Shift – an award winning amber lager. When beer and sports are your calling, you never clock out.

Apply below to be the next weekend co-host! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Online entrants will be invited via email to join us at one of ten audition events, including the locations listed below. 98.5 The Sports Hub will be assigning the locations. See the official contest rules.

Wednesday, June 19 from 8pm – 10pm
Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill
34 Tarrytown Rd Manchester, NH 03103

Friday, June 21 from 8pm – 10pm
Jamie’s
25 High St North Andover, MA 01845

Friday, June 28 from 8pm – 10pm
Angry Ham’s
2 Beacon St Framingham, MA 01701

Tuesday, July 2 from 8pm – 10pm
Dave and Busters
40 Providence Pl Providence, RI 02903

Friday, July 12 from 8pm – 10pm
The Charlie Horse
674 W Center St #1 West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Tuesday, July 16 from 8pm – 10pm
Arena’s Sports Bar and Night Club
53 High St Nashua, NH 03060

Entrants must be 21+. Semi-finalists from the above auditions will be invited to the radio station for an interview. Four people will be chosen to compete in person at the final round event on Saturday, July 27th

I”m not sure the description is quite accurate.

This paragraph:

You call us with your opinions every day, and to be honest, some are really good, some are just plain dumb. Do you think you can deliver hot sports takes on a regular basis on the radio? Boston’s Home for Sports is searching for a weekend co-host, and it could be you! Do you have what it takes?

Should really read like this:

You call us and sit on hold for hours every day to give us your (really dumb) opinions, which plainly shows that you’re desperate for attention. Are you capable of creating faux controversies and causes for panic no matter how well things are going? Do you think you can deliver those same #hotsportztakes over and over on the radio? Do you accept Michael Felger as your Lord and Savior? Can you piss off real fans of the local teams for hour after hour just to draw attention to your show? Boston’s Home for Sportz is searching for a weekend co-host, and it could be you! Do you have what it takes to be part of the next edition of institutional arrogance?

That’s better.

  • bsmfan

    They should have linked to this recent study about how being confident yields more popularity than being accurate:

    (Link via AwfulAnnouncing): http://bit.ly/ZORZkD

    Irony:
    ‏@sara_underwood Study suggests sports pundits are more popular if they are confident, not accurate.

    https://twitter.com/sara_underwood/status/340999597696618497
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    Bruce, do you know if this is CBS Radio-wide? Their Pittsburgh affiliate (93.7) is doing the same.

  • Kamandi

    Couldn’t re-phrase it any better than you did, Bruce, but I have to shake my head that they actually make ability to generate/promulgate “hot sports takes” part of the advertised requirements. They’re either hyper-aware or completely deluded and I can’t say for sure which it is.

  • DryHeave

    “You call us with your opinions every day, and to be honest, some are really good, some are just plain dumb”

    the same can be said of the opinions of every, “professional” radio host and sportswriter. Although in their case I think the “plain dumb” opinions outweigh the “really good” ones. ….but I agree with their larger point, yes, anybody can be a professional sports blowhard. So I think this is a fine idea.

  • JonB

    Oh boy, can’t wait to hear Danny from Quincy & Joey in the North End host their own show for three hours every weekend. Didn’t EEI try this gimmick–giving celebrity callers their own weekend hosting gig–like 5-6 years ago with the “Everett & Jermaine” show? If I recall correctly, it failed miserably and didn’t last a month.

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