Tags: Argentina Soccer
, Donte Stallworth
, George Steinbrenner
, Kevin Mchale
, Kobe Bryant
, Kyle Maynard
, Larry Cotlar
, Marty Tirrell
, NCAA Womens Tournament
, New York Yankees
, Seattle Wrestling
, Vanessa Bryant
, Yankee Stadium
Back on Sunday, we brought you the story of Marty Tirrell and Larry Cotlar, two radio hosts at KXNO in central Iowa who just so happened to be dropping scads of profanity during a commercial break while their mics just so happened to still be on. Though the incident happened five days ago, no action had been taken by their employer, Clear Channel.
Well, no action until now, anyway, because WHO 13 is reporting that Tirrell and Cotlar were both canned today. Also, Geoff Conn, an assistant director of programming, was fired for being at the audio board while the profanities were aired. Oh, you thought it was all just an unfortunate coincidence? Silly you.
Honestly, we can’t say we’re either surprised or sympathetic; all three deserved to be fired. Read more…
If there were a poll of “localities with the most boring sports radio possible,” Central Iowa would definitely receive a fair amount of votes (North Dakota, as always, retains their title in a runaway). Without a pro team and surrounded by mediocre-to-awful college teams, there just isn’t much for the on-air talent to talk about. Then their studio begins to resemble a prison, a dimly lit cell where tensions run high and hygienes run low.
(The F-bomber in Chicago… and the shorts that may have inspired him)
So when there’s a breaking point, oh god, does it ever break. Witness the calamity that unfolded on Des Moines’ KXNO, an ESPN Radio affiliate. The principal parties in this sh-tstorm are hosts Marty Tirrell and Larry Cotlar, and they seem to be fighting over, um, media credentials used at a high school basketball game. Yeah, seems benign, right? Apparently not; Tirrell was enraged enough to scream, according to the DES MOINES REGISTER, “over a dozen” effenheimers at Cotlar over a commercial break. One slight problem: the mics were still live.
The audio is after the break, mainly because it’s riotously NSFW. Read more…
One of college football’s preeminent blogs, THE WIZ OF ODDS, digs up the weirdest coaching rumor to come out in awhile - courtesty from KXNO-AM’s Larry Cotlar in Des Moines.
(Bonus: All The Iowa Baby Backs lardass Fulmer Can Handle)
Cotlar claims he heard from a reliable source that recently ousted Tennessee football coach Philip Fulmer is interested in the now-vacant coaching position at Iowa State.
I received a very interesting phone call yesterday. On the line was someone I respect and trust telling me something that I found very intriguing. He told me that he had spoken with former University of Tennessee head football coach Phil Fulmer and that Fulmer had indicated an interest in the Iowa State coaching vacancy.