The Scott Garceau Show which holds down the drive time spot on 105.7FM The Fan weekday’s from 2p.m. till 6p.m. and is simulcast on MASN from 3p.m. till 7p.m. is still looking for a co-host to replace Anita Marks and after yesterday’s program I think they might have found her.
Joining Garceau, the always smooth Baltimore sports icon was Jennifer Royle who is a nationally known and respected baseball writer and broadcaster for the YES Network in New York as well as a columnist for MLB.com.
Yesterday the duo of Garceau and Royle seemed to complement each other quite well. She was knowledgeable, entertaining and interacted well with both the callers and Garceau.
For his part Garceau seemed quite comfortable with Royle and the two put on a very enjoyable radio show. Royle’s style is smooth, with a sense of humor and a willingness to admit that while she is new to Baltimore that in her words “I like the way the Orioles look this season and yes I could be a fan.”
If the powers that be want to replace Marks with another woman then they would be hard pressed to find a better replacement than Royle. Her style seems to compliment Garceau’s better than Marks did in large part because Royal seems to be “born to be mild.” She is grounded in facts and quite entertaining.
Marks was outspoken and often debated Garceau - in a good natured way. Those sparks in many ways helped fuel the ratings and the show.
But Royle could be the change-up that is what CBS wants. We shall indeed see how it plays out.
If you missed Royle with Garceau I recomend that you give them a listen today and see what you think.
The station could still want to stay local and fill the slot in house and there are a number of candidates that have done well in fill in roles.
There is also a rumor out there that I will call to your attention and let me be perfectly clear here it is just local radio people talking. The rumor is that Keith Mills who is at WBAL could be a target as Garceau’s partner putting together two of Baltimore’s most loved and respected sports broadcasters.
While we are speaking of rumors John Riggins who will be back on radio in March with his own sports talk show on WTOP-FM HD-3 and also available on the web might return to his 5p.m. to 7p.m. spot on MASN. A spot he held a few years ago when he was working for Red Zebra, so says Dave Hughes of the popular website DCRTV.
So there are a couple of things we are hearing that might be going on in local radio and it remains to be seen if rumors become reality – hence the term rumors.
Here is some of Jen's work on the YES Network