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94 WIP Staff Fears For Joe DeCamara’s Life As He Oversleeps

“I feel like a world-class dufus right now,” DeCamara said after joining the show about 10 minutes late.

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It’s Jon Ritchie and Sleepy Joe on SportsRadio 94 WIP’s midday show. What’s worse – falling asleep on-air, or oversleeping and missing the open? Because WIP’s midday show has an issue with the latter. 

On Wednesday, it was co-host Joe DeCamara who overslept, forcing program director Spike Eskin to put in some extra work and open the show alongside Ritchie. Eskin noted it was the second time DeCamara was late, with traffic being the previous culprit. But Ritchie probably shouldn’t be too hard on his co-host, because he once fell asleep on a train to work, missed his stop and the start of the show. 

Eskin, Ritchie and midday show producer James Seltzer noted their legitimate concern for DeCamara when he was late and unreachable Wednesday morning. Citing his frail, slender physique, they each admitted the thought of DeCamara dying in his sleep ran through their minds. 

“I was sick-to-my-stomach concerned, if we’re being honest,” Seltzer said. 

Fortunately, DeCamara was a healthy scratch for the start of the show, but that didn’t stop Eskin from roasting the midday host both on-air and on Twitter. 

Eskin’s ruthless tweet was in jest and it doesn’t appear that DeCamara is facing any real disciplinary action. The WIP program director said Ritchie and Seltzer are in charge of deciding the penalty. But again, Ritchie was also once late for sleeping. 

Ultimately, WIP made a string of phone calls to get in touch with DeCamara’s girlfriend who called the maintenance department of his apartment building to wake up the radio host. 

“I feel like a world-class dufus right now,” DeCamara said after joining the show about 10 minutes late. 

According to DeCamara, his cell phone went through an automatic update overnight, canceling his scheduled alarms. We’re all glad to hear DeCamara just overslept and was healthy enough to make it back on-air, but I would guess he invests in a backup alarm after the blunder.

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.

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On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

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Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

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On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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