Well, you may have heard that you will not be hearing me from 6-10am on 790. It is true.
What once was Matt & Adam in the Morning and more recently The Big Show with Matt & Adam is no more. It doesn’t mean it won’t ever return, but for now it’s over. There will be plenty of time to share all the things that transpired over my nearly four years at 790 and essentially all of those things are good – obviously except for yesterday’s news.
I’ve been connected to the Houston Sports fan for my entire life, since I’ve always been one. I’m a lifer here, born and raised in Houston. I’ve been connected to the fans intimately since 1995 through my life as a sports talk radio host. Nearly 20 years of yapping! A lot has changed from answering callers on a phone in a room, so far from the control room and talk studio, I could have been in another country to now where I can exchange ideas, information, opinions or even barbs in a split second via a 140 character burst at all hours through the power of twitter & social media.
I had a great time essentially launching what you now have as SportsTalk 790. A commitment to really giving Houston sports fans young, exciting, passionate, interaction on the radio was truly only a possibility for SportsTalk 790 because of my decision, along with Matt Jackson, to become the new morning team at 790. We re-branded the station and began a journey the last four years of creating a show and a station that I was proud of. There are plenty of great people there and plenty of friends were made there that will remain friends.
There is one more thing that must be said. The number one reason I ultimately decided to leave 610 in 2009, despite enjoying my position there as evening host and absolutely loving my role as Houston Rockets Radio Analyst, was the opportunity to do a morning show with Matt. It was a difficult decision to leave, but cranking out 4 hours of morning sports talk with Matt was too exciting to pass up. I loved the challenge of drive-time radio and I thoroughly enjoyed going to work every day. It’s long been said that you want to listen to sports radio like you are bellied up to the bar with your buddies. Most of my mornings felt exactly like that talking sports with MJ and our listeners.
Again, this really isn’t even a good bye. I’ll be posting regularly here now and adding videos & audio, too – It’s football season for crying out loud!!
I’ve been working in Houston on the radio, on television or in print/online and even for two of the professional teams for almost two decades, so hopefully that will continue with my next journey. Time will tell.
Even with these developments, remember I’m just a tweet away, same as always. No matter what comes next for me, you will always be able to find me there.
PS – Even in this very brief period of time since the change was made, I’ve heard from a great number of you and it’s truly appreciated.