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    There has been relative peace on the local sports airwaves in recent days after a week of controversy, but some notable personnel moves are taking place.

    FSN Midwest has dropped John Hadley from its lineup of commentators because he recently took a job with the Rams. He had provided analysis and commentary about the team and the NFL in general, as well as other sports.

    “We had to go in a different direction,” said John Venneman, who oversees FSN Midwest’s news operation. “When a person works for the team, it makes it difficult. . . . It’s kind of unfair to everybody, especially our audience, to put him on.”

    KTRS (550 AM) doesn’t have the same view about a conflict, as Hadley remains on its airwaves as a sports-talk show host in what amounts to an unprofessional move. Hadley, who could not be reached for comment, is providing statistical analysis to the Rams’ coaches. He also has been doing research to help formulate game plans and trying to shine a positive light, media-wise, on coach Mike Martz.

    “While he was here, he was outstanding,” Venneman said. “He was loyal, he helped build the (‘Midwest Sports Report’) show from nothing in the early stages to now the start of our fifth year. I’m sure he’s being fiercely loyal to (the Rams) now.”
    Instead of four NFL analysts, FSN Midwest forges on with holdovers Bernie Miklasz, Jeff Gordon and Howard Balzer.


    * * *

    Scott Warmann, who has been a key contributor at KSLG (1380 AM) for the last year, has left the all-sports station to take a job with the Rams radio network. Warmann, who has been with the station since being dropped by KFNS, is contributing to the Rams’ pregame and postgame shows and doing behind-the-scenes work.

    He said the key factors in his decision to move were uncertainly about his status at KSLG -— which ultimately led to what would have been an increase in his workload without a pay increase — plus the possibility that Post-Dispatch sports columnist Miklasz could be added to the staff. Miklasz is the lead host of KMOX’s “Sports Open Line,” but his contract expires at the end of the month.

    Warmann said he had no problem with the situation or Dave Greene, who oversees the station for owner Simmons Media.

    “Honestly if they get an opportunity to get Bernie — and Bernie’s going to cost a hell of a lot more than me — they’re going to need more money to pay Bernie,” Warmann said. “I totally understand that. I think that would enhance the station. There’s nothing but more credibility if you bring in a guy like Bernie.”

    Warmann said the new position will allow him to pursue play-by-play opportunities for college sports packages.

    “I don’t have any hard feelings toward Dave,” Warmann added. “He gave me a job last year when for the first time in my entire life I was sent packing, which is a humbling feeling.”

  • #2
    I guess that means they aren't getting a promotion either :(

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    • #3
      How does Warmann have a job anywhere?
      When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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      • #4
        I assume this is from Dan Caesar.... that guy rips into KTRS evey week.

        I like him.
        When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by WinstonSmith@Aug 19 2005, 11:26 PM
          I assume this is from Dan Caesar.... that guy rips into KTRS evey week.

          I like him.
          yeah it is.

          sorry i forgot to post that part.

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          • #6
            can't stand hadley. we should all call in the first time he does a radio show, and set him up for failure...........asking questions about a stupid Mike Martz move, or ripping on the shitty players, and forcing him to give assanine answers to questions like "who is the best QB in the NFL right now?"

            it could be fun.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by bigJOE@Aug 20 2005, 12:22 AM
              can't stand hadley. we should all call in the first time he does a radio show, and set him up for failure...........asking questions about a stupid Mike Martz move, or ripping on the shitty players, and forcing him to give assanine answers to questions like "who is the best QB in the NFL right now?"

              it could be fun.
              I'm in for this.
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              You'll never be forgotten.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by WinstonSmith@Aug 20 2005, 12:26 AM
                How does Warmann have a job anywhere?
                He's not so bad. Just not an everyday host, in my opinion.
                He's a guy more suited for coming off the bench rather
                than being a starter. Warmann's not a bad play-by-play caster.
                I've heard him work HS football and college baseball games
                in the past and he's good at it. The Rams radio job might
                be a good role for him.

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                • #9
                  me 2

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JMolina+Aug 20 2005, 12:30 AM-->
                    QUOTE(JMolina @ Aug 20 2005, 12:30 AM)

                  • #11
                    Maybe I just disliked him in part due to this co-host.

                    Who was he with at KFNS?
                    When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by WinstonSmith@Aug 20 2005, 07:13 PM
                      Maybe I just disliked him in part due to this co-host.

                      Who was he with at KFNS?
                      Sports Central AM with Jay Jr...
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                      • #13
                        Thanks Sikppy!!!

                        Now go get your shine box!
                        That until there no longer
                        First class and second class citizens of any nation
                        Until the colour of a man's skin
                        Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes -
                        Me say war.

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Jennings@Aug 20 2005, 07:28 PM
                          Thanks Sikppy!!!

                          Now go get your shine box!


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