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January 20, 2023 9:39 am  #31


Re: MIA

Robsims wrote:

Looks like Scott is no longer listed on the show webpage. It’s just “THE RUSH WITH RESHMI NAIR.”

https://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows/the-rush-with-reshmi-nair-1.17518665

Poor guy got the old 'Bell' treatment?  Just gone, as if he never existed.
Maybe they should rename the show to 'The Resh', and be done with it.
 

 

January 20, 2023 11:41 am  #32


Re: MIA

Interesting. I wonder if she'll continue to have a rotating panel of co-hosts with her, or is going to attempt to do the show solo (mercy on us all...).

 

January 20, 2023 7:10 pm  #33


Re: MIA

Just curious, do you people listen to 1010 at that time to just criticize that particular host ? By the way most posts are written, I must be fortunate that 1010 does not come in well up here in the unfrozen north. If I am listening to radio during the afternoon drive time, I go either Oakley or McCully on Rock 95. 

Last edited by mic'em (January 20, 2023 7:11 pm)

 

January 20, 2023 8:27 pm  #34


Re: MIA

mic'em wrote:

Just curious, do you people listen to 1010 at that time to just criticize that particular host ?

No, just curiosity to see what they've done with that timeslot - if they've added a compelling new segment, revamped things or paired co-hosts that have a certain chemistry together vs. various experiments/rotating guest hosts and the apparent turfing of a co-host they unveiled with much fanfare in April 2022. It's tough to believe that the significant,  all-important drivetime slot on one of Canada's biggest talk radio giants haven't found a certain formula or vision yet. Part train-wreck spectacle listening, and part genuine wish/curiosity that they can fill that slot with something that packs some dynamic punch.
 

 

January 20, 2023 10:27 pm  #35


Re: MIA

AspectRatio wrote:

mic'em wrote:

Just curious, do you people listen to 1010 at that time to just criticize that particular host ?

No, just curiosity to see what they've done with that timeslot - if they've added a compelling new segment, revamped things or paired co-hosts that have a certain chemistry together vs. various experiments/rotating guest hosts and the apparent turfing of a co-host they unveiled with much fanfare in April 2022. It's tough to believe that the significant,  all-important drivetime slot on one of Canada's biggest talk radio giants haven't found a certain formula or vision yet. Part train-wreck spectacle listening, and part genuine wish/curiosity that they can fill that slot with something that packs some dynamic punch.
 

The 1010 drive-home show is a disaster.  One of the hosts disappeared with no explanation, and the remaining host is painfully bad,  It is an awful radio show. 
 

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January 20, 2023 11:24 pm  #36


Re: MIA

It comes down to three things.

1. Losing face. To admit they got it wrong makes whoever made the decision to give the show to Reshmi and Scott vulnerable in the company and puts this person(s) own future there possibly in doubt. It also makes Newstalk as a brand look less than competent.

2. Money. It's cheaper to just have a rotating roster of temp co-hosts than pay the salary of another permanent co-host.

3. The possibility of future legal action should they mishandle the current on-air situation. I have no inside info, just going by what's happened in previous situations.

Jason Agnew might be a terrific fit for The Rush. Solo or with the same rotating roster of co-hosts.

Reshmi sounds like she's trying her best but The Rush simply is not the right gig for her at this stage in her career.

This could go on forever, but I hope it's doesn't, for everyone's sake.

Last edited by betaylored (January 20, 2023 11:27 pm)

 

January 21, 2023 12:45 pm  #37


Re: MIA

Walter wrote:

The 1010 drive-home show is a disaster.  One of the hosts disappeared with no explanation, and the remaining host is painfully bad,  It is an awful radio show.

I don't disagree. Usually I can't tune in for more than about 15 minutes a day before I've had enough.

Betaylored had a good point with the remark "The Rush simply is not the right gig for her at this stage in her career."  Nair coming from an anchoring background and they needed some place to put her after the failed "Quibi" experiment. As listeners (and her, perhaps) are no doubt finding out, quite a different skillset being asked to opine and interact with callers and guest/experts in short bursts.