And You Thought Poker On TV All The Time Was Annoying

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

One of the only real drawbacks to ESPN's programming is the fact that they air Poker at all hours of the day and randomly throw it in when they don't have anything else to show. It's slow, boring, and usually two years old. I know a lot of you feel like me and want the random 80s Sports to make a return (darts and archery were the best).

Well luckily this wasn't ESPN's idea or you wouldn't be hearing the end of it, but apparently Harrah's in Las Vegas is going to air Poker Radio. I kid you not...

Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. today announced the launch of World Series of Poker(R) Radio, the official weekly radio show of the World Series of Poker Presented by Milwaukee's Best Light.

WSOP Radio is produced by Bluff Media and is available to more than 200 stations of the Sports Byline Radio Network. The broadcasts can be heard every Monday from 8 p.m. Eastern Time to 10 p.m. Eastern.

Listeners can participate in the show by calling 1-866-925-TALK. Guests will include celebrities, past and present WSOP champions, tournament officials and up and coming players from around the world.
So there you go you Poker fiends. You can now hear people taking about a game involving cards that you can't see. Here are the lucky cities below....I pray you're not located in one.

KFCD 990 AM, Dallas
KGOW 1560 AM, Houston
KELA 1470 AM, Seattle
KSLG 1380 AM, St. Louis
WMOH 1450 AM, Cincinnati
KCXL 1140 AM, Kansas City
KSHP 1400 AM, Las Vegas
WSFN 790 AM, Jacksonville
KASR 92.7 FM, Little Rock
KPUA 670 AM, Honolulu
WNKT 107.5 FM, Columbia, S.C.
WXRB 1350 AM, Savannah
KSOO 1140 AM, Sioux Falls
KGNC 710 AM, Amarillo

Weekly Nationwide Broadcasts Will Introduce WSOP to New Audiences (CNN Money)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:57 PM


I thought Poker was already on its way out. This should take care of that.

Anonymous said...
Jan 22, 2008, 4:38:00 PM  

As someone who enjoys watching poker on TV (at times), I have to agree that discussing poker on the radio is terrible. They actually started the radio show last week, and it was pure garbage. In 2006, ESPN did the World Series of Darts, but the ratings were so bad, it got dumped off to ESPN Classic in the middle of the run.

Anonymous said...
Jan 22, 2008, 4:39:00 PM  

Thankfully, there is no affiliate in the Chicago area. Poker on TV is all right, but how many people are going to listen to the radio and remember what 4 hands are in the pot?

Jan 22, 2008, 4:43:00 PM  

Although in the past Sirius has done the WSOP events on the radio, the show that's being done is more of a talk show about poker.

Anonymous said...
Jan 22, 2008, 4:46:00 PM  

I want my Australian Rules Football back!

J.J. said...
Jan 22, 2008, 4:50:00 PM  

poker on tv made me not wanna play anymorel ol

Anonymous said...
Jan 22, 2008, 5:26:00 PM  

More trick shot billiards, please.

GMoney said...
Jan 22, 2008, 5:44:00 PM  

No change in my viewing habits.

Remote control man said...
Jan 22, 2008, 5:47:00 PM  

I like televised blackjack, but not poker. I learned how to play blackjack by watching.

Anonymous said...
Jan 22, 2008, 7:01:00 PM  

Yeah, like a little Aussie Rules and Rugby would kill them.

Ref said...
Jan 22, 2008, 8:59:00 PM  

gmoney: Hell yes. Trick shot is freakin' amazing.

SpartanDan said...
Jan 22, 2008, 10:52:00 PM  

Women's trick shot billiards, yes.
Women's trick shot billiards with Karen Corr or those other two chicks that look like Brandon Inge, no.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Jan 22, 2008, 11:36:00 PM  

I'd rather watch "Ice Fishing Wisconsin with Brent, Steve & Erin Andrews" than poker.
A clip was on SportsCenter--there's no way Erin caught a fish.

Anonymous said...
Jan 23, 2008, 2:06:00 AM  

But she may have caught crabs...WHO'S THE MAN!!!

GMoney said...
Jan 23, 2008, 11:11:00 AM  

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