[NOTE: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE PRODUCTION GUYS, KRENEK AND ALL THE REST, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. ALL GREAT, ALL CAN HOLD OWN ON MIC. HOWEVER, HARRISON WAS JUST INVOLVING THEM TOO MUCH LAST WEEK WHEN THE NEW TEAM NEEDED TO BE FINDING ITS OWN VOICE. DON'T ANYONE BE GETTING YOUR FEELINGS HURT, NOW.]
I did not hear Scrubs last week or this, sorry. Newbury is getting savaged by The Nation. I have liked him in the past but must confess (of course) I haven't been by the channel for that show or Diamond Talk in awihle. From recent comments:
I think I might know why the McClearin and Newbury pair were split up. Because Newbury is absolutely insufferably argumentative. My God, he won't let his partner get a word in edgewise. He's talking over him, interrupting him, telling him that he already knows his points before he finishes them and so dismisses them. It's amazing. And it's also annoying. Maybe Cat thought if he separated McClearin and Newbury things wouldn't be so contentious. If so, he was wrong. It's all on Newbury. He is a man who does not like to be disagreed with. Very uncomfortable radio, for sure. -- Anonymous
It seems pretty clear to this listener that if Newbury does not respect his co-host, he's dismissive, smug, and a bit of an a-hole. Contrast his work with Sean or Ty where he has to defer to a guy with skins on the wall. Worse yet, when Newbury is working with someone he doesn't respect he tries to drive the bus. And that is a disaster. He's very knowledgable but he's a second banana (potentially a ver good one). But this is not a guy that gets you in and out of segments smoothly or generally can get thru a sentence without a few stumbles." -- Another Anonymous
Newbury is definitely knowledgeable and has some insights that no one else on the station can offer. Well, since Bacsik's demise anyways. His opinions are generally good. But I do agree with the last two anons. He needs a talking to by the Ticket higher ups. -- Fozzie Bear
Fozzie Bear sums up the consensus: Newbury is a very solid sports guy, but lacks some broadcast/locution skills and, for lack of a better word, diplomacy.
Anyway, I'm really glad that The Nation is paying some heed to what The Little One is doing on weekends. Some good stuff, some drama, and some exposure for the JV.
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