The A Team is Coming!
The No. 1 team is coming to Cincinnati this Sunday, and I don’t mean the undefeated Indianapolis Colts. CBS is sending the A team – top play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and lead analyst Phil Simms -- for the 4:15 p.m. national broadcast (Chs 12, 7) from Paul Brown Stadium. The game, moved to 4;15 p.m. last month, also will be broadcast in high definition TV.
Big One Talk Radio Idol
Only two more days for folks to get their monologues ready to compete for a talk radio host shift on WLW-AM. The “Big One Talk Radio Idol” contest starts 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rick’s Tavern, 5955 Boymel Drive, Fairfield. Contestants will have 90 seconds to impress judges Scott Sloan, Jim Scott and other WLW personalities with their take on a topic. Top three from audition, and a fourth from website entries, will make semi-finals. Listeners will pick two finalists on line, and then pick a winner on line after the two co-host a show (during which they’re grilled by Bill Cunningham, Sloan and other WLW hosts). Winner gets to do one three-hour show in January or February.
For details see my story today
or go the www.700wlw.com
If you haven’t already heard Madonna’s new “Confessions on a Dance Floor” CD on the www.vh1.com you can listen to it at 8 p.m. today on WKRQ-FM (101.9) after its day-long Madonna marathon.
Earl messes up his ex-wife’s wedding on “My Name Is Earl” (9 p.m., Ch 5)…
It’s a battle of the bands on TV tonight, with Garth Brooks coming out of retirement to play the “Country Music Awards” (8-11 p.m, Ch 12, 7), while Ludacris, Pharrell and Keyshia Cole headline the 3rd annual “Vide Awards” ( 8p.m., Ch 38). Here’s a prediction: Expect to see lots of promos on the CMA’s for CBS’ Johnny Cash tribute concert 8 p.m. Wednesday, and a lot of commercials on the Vibe show for UPN’s “Everybody Hates Chris” sitcom at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Due to CMA’s no “Amazing Race” today. It’s back next Tuesday, along with Lauren Holly joining “NCIS” as a series regular (8 p.m.) … and “Threshold” taking over the 10 p.m. slot.