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July 14, 2006
'The Sports Guy' is left out in the cold

Is it just me, or does it seem as if “Armstrong & Getty” - on KSTE (650 AM) and simulcast on WB 58 - have been on vacation for months?

Actually, it’s been only two weeks, but it’s always a crapshoot to hear who’s been tapped to be a replacement host for Jack and Joe.
It could be someone intriguing, such as KFBK (1530 AM) afternoon host Jay Alan, who had lively and contentious conversations with callers about the Kings arena negotiations.

Or it could be someone like Pat Walsh - the self-dubbed “Sports Guy” on KFBK - who, well, let’s just say he needs a little work. On Thursday, Walsh was riffing on a Blender magazine article that listed the “wussiest singers ever." As he was running down the list, Walsh stopped.

“Chris Martin? Who’s that?” he asked. “I don’t know this guy.”

Uh, Pat, Coldplay has sold millions and millions of CDs. Plus, Martin is Gwyneth Paltrow’s hubby and father to their provocatively named daughter, Apple, and just as interestingly named son, Moses.

By the way, it’s not just rock-music knowledge that seems to escape Walsh. He also admitted to never having heard of the million-selling country group Rascal Flatts.

-- Sam McManis

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