Monday, May 16, 2016

Hey, Craig "Junior" Miller -- Do This

There is almost nothing wrong with The Musers.  Let me take that back.  There is nothing wrong with The Musers.  If the show were on a New York station, or syndicated, or even promoted a little, The Musers would be considered a legendary, historically important show.  As it is, it will be remembered forever by those of us fortunate enough to be able to tune in every day.  Talent, prep, pacing, tone, yuks, not afraid to steer from time to time into the mist of intellectual anarchy.  Can't beat it.

But there is something missing.

I rise on the plains at about 5:15, and by the time I feed the dog and find a handful of stale Chili-Cheese Fritos to kill off the overnight hunger, it's time for the epic Ticker by Sean Bass, formerly offered by the legendary Rich Phillips.  Nice intro for a day of sports-related broadcasting, if not actual sports broadcasting.

Some days I shave, some days I don't.  Some days I wear jeans, some days I put on a suit.

But every day, as I apply Jack Black Epic Moisturizing MP10 Nourishing Oil to my leathery puss, I ask myself:

What is the weather going to be today?

And why aren't the Musers telling me?

Why indeed?

So, Junior, here's a suggestion:

Give us some weather in the morning, maybe between 6-7, with one-sentence updates throughout the morning.  It doesn't have to be a composed bit every day.  You don't have to do your (pretty skilled) TV weatherman imitation.  Just a minute, maybe less, maybe more, depending on the circumstances, of what we can expect.  You can crib off Accuweather,, Weatherspark, Weatherbug, WeatherUnderground, NOAA forecasts.   You can look at the radar and make your own forecast.  You can accept weather observations from texting, tweeting, emailing, or calling P1s.   You can interview professional meteorologists, academics.  You can do bits; or you don't have to.  You can be as unpredictable as the very weather gods themselves.

And best of all, Cat:  It can be sponsored.

I like Becca and her cut-through-the-phelgm vocals, but Junior, don't let her grab the glory that should be yours when it comes to giving us the weather.

Wow, it's been a long time since I advised The Ticket on how to do radio.  Felt good.

I'll be looking for my commission check.  Still waiting for the one for my advice to put The Ticket on 96.7 in the frequency modulation.

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Cody Patterson said...

The Weather Rock

Shaggy said...

"I apply Jack Black Epic Moisturizing MP10 Nourishing Oil to my leathery puss"

--Things That Sound Dirty But Probably Weren't Intended To Be

Anonymous said...

As the legendary Roosevelt E. Roosevelt has always told us: "You got a window! Open it!"

The Plainsman said...

Shaggy: Yes, I thought about that, but I'm not going to bow to Modern Porn Culture and abandon a perfectly good slang word for "face." (See, e.g., Snagglepuss, sourpuss.)

Scruffygeist said...

Rich used to toss in a very brief synopsis of the weather in his early morning Tickers and I very much appreciated it. When he went off to be Track Quack the practiced died with him. It was way easier than fighting through the 15-county traffic report on KRLD just to hear the high for the day. And yes, I know the phong will tell me, but usually isn't a good idea taking it in to the shower when I could just use my earholes.

Anonymous said...

Listening to the old grey wolf describe the fight is painful. Has he watched much footage? He couldn't remember who Beltre was restraining.

Anonymous said...

I want to echo what Pman said last comments section about the Cirque du Sirois Mickey Mouse rant (it was Mike) of the funniest things I've heard in a long time. And I'm not joking! Third segment I believe...well worth a listen! Mike is versatile and has a great sense of humor...I'm happy to see him getting more play of late.

Michael said...

One of my favorite segments is 5:35 Musers - lest it be relegated to spare post game conferences. The most useless and superfluous is the 5:50 ticker after such a pregnant elongated 5:30 ticker. Could it be a good location to swap out for weather?

Anonymous said...

What Michael said, +1 upvote, 7 thumbs up in a Z formation.

The Plainsman said...

And that is exactly where Junior placed it this morning.

Anonymous said...

I fear today and tomorrow may be outliers due to the impending doomsday weather scenario. It should be every day.