Radio Rights?

Discussion in 'Sporting Kansas City' started by Pat Ervin, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Pat Ervin

    Pat Ervin New Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    OK, I'm a business man, and C.J. can make excuses all day that what I'm going to start with my opinion is heretical:
    RADIO RIGHTS? How Valuable to WIZARDS? How Valuable to RADIO?

    The way I understand it:
    1. Sell Radio Rights to Local Radio Station
    (profit motive; cash flow)
    2. Radio recoups its investment from Advertising by Companies
    (strategy:they will get exposure to a segment of the population-profits)
    3. Fans are happy with feeds to out of town games; interest is generated where frustration might have prevailed...even apathy; etc, etc....)

    Here's my suggestion to all parties (to get the ball rolling)
    (sell rights for minimal, or no profit, for just a season, or rest of this and next)
    I can't see the expense to the Wizards, albiet no profit either (a wash)!
    The Radio should/would take a gamble to market a "conceptual product" at a pretty good time in the product's development!
    The Fans (the segment we're referring to) would develop a loyalty to the station it may not have had before!

    There, I said it. What does BIG SOCCER think?

    Big Pat
  2. Merlin172

    Merlin172 Member

    Mar 16, 2000
    Kansas City, Kansas
    Unfortunately, it's not that simple.

    It's kind of like the TV deal MLS had (until recently) with ESPN. MLS was actually paying ESPN a fee to get ESPN to show the games.

    In this case, the Wizards would have had to pay a radio station to broadcast the games and probably would have had to sell the advertising themselves.
  3. Pat Ervin

    Pat Ervin New Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    Yuk! Well I'll eat your scarf, if THAT's not a bum deal!
  4. szazzy

    szazzy Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    I would definitely take radio over nothing, but I'd much rather have a pre or postgame radio show with TV for the games.

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