I caught up with Rock 100.5’s Larry Wachs on Saturday at the Talk Show Boot Camp, where he was a panelist.
He said he’s heard complaints that the Regular Guys show has become too political, but he doesn’t feel the actual amount of political talk is any different from the past. The difference, perhaps, is the depth of their outrage over issues.
One thing he says they are going to work more on is to look more into the humor of politics, to “find the funny” like “The Daily Show” does.
He’s also psyched to be working with the Braves again. Despite some tension with manager Bobby Cox in the past while they were at 96rock, he said Cox likes the show and is looking forward to working with them on Rock 100.5 next year.
The Regular Guys has held steady this year under the new people meter measurements among older listeners but the past couple of months, its 18-34 numbers have been cut in half. That might be a sampling problem or an issue of content, or both. It’s hard to say.