'Radio is what sold me on baseball'-Hossrex
- 50,000 watt home radio stations:
- "Where I live, for my entire life we got 1240 KSMA, which played every Dodger game. I absolutely agree with what you said about building the fanbase through radio, because… as I’ve actually mentioned here before…
- I developed my love of the game in no small part through summer barbecues with Vinny coming through an old boombox. Sitting outside on a warm central California evening, slow cooking a tri-tip, focused on a 12th inning Pedro Guerrero at-bat. Some of my fondest memories.
More so than playing myself… and probably more even than making our bi-annual trip to Dodger Stadium (about three hours away)…
Then 1240 KSMA switched to 1240 KSMX (I presume because the “X” makes it sound sexy), and Dodger games disappeared in favor of Lars Larson… or Michael Reagan… or some damn show like that (I really don’t know, or care which). We get every game on television now, and I don’t mind paying $15 a year for Gameday Audio… so the Barbecues still happen, and the long broken boombox was replaced by a laptop with wireless internet…
- but it still doesn’t feel the same.
There’s something classic about baseball,
- there’s something classic about radio, and there’s
3. Michael Crowe:
- "Hossrex: “There’s nothing more classic than baseball on radio.”