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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Before I moved out of state, I would listen to “The Sports Reporters” all the time. Hands down, my favorite sports talk program. You kept it real, you actually talked about sports (amazing how many sports shows talk more about the entertainment industry instead of sports) and you made everyone laugh. I tune in on the app when I can and it feels like home. Gonna miss Andy Poley. You two were the dream team. I’ll never understand how these gasbags who always feel the need to yell and make up controversy succeed in sports media. “The Sports Reporters” was a class act with two real guys.

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    Hosel Rocket

    Thanks for the tip on the app. Its what an old boss used to call a blinding glimpse of the obvious (its only obvious after its pointed out). Sorry to see Andy get the short end of the stick. I hope we see him back on the air sooner rather than later.

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    Stephen gale

    As usual a great incisive article making known to us listeners some of the nuances of your business However you speak and write so well that the use of invective diminishes the final product – Cleaned up a bit and you’re on the way to become one of those iconic sports writers Think Bob Ryan – Mike Lupica – Tony Kornheiser ( but maybe that’s too close to home).

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    Live in Charlotte, born and raised in Wisconsin, no ties to DC teams but have been a fan of both you and Andy, nationally and locally for quite some time. Starting with the Andy Polley days on the TK show and first heard you on the old One on One Sports Network. Thanks for making radio entertaining

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    Very sorry to hear about Andy getting set aside like that. Radio is most definitely a tough business. I never listened to “The Sports Reporters” show much as I’m not a native to the area and just have no interest in the local angle on these shitbag teams that are horribly mismanaged, and yet the local fans (present company excluded) still somehow truly believe they are going to win the Super Bowl every August. That said, from what little I did listen to the show, I did appreciate Andy’s professionalism, sense of humor and grip on reality.

    Ok, all of that said…. WAIT WHAAAATTTTT!!?????? Don’t fuck with me Czabe. You’re telling me you’re getting the band back together???? I thought Christmas was in December! Ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod, aaeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!! I don’t have to listen to real estate podcasts every damn minute I’m in my car anymore???

    I simply CANNOT adequately explain how desperately I have tried and inadequately I have failed to find any kind of non-puke-worthy sports and “bro-tainment” talk show to fill the MASSIVE void left in my life since the Czaben show went off the air.

    Hot DAMN it’s going to be good to hear you and the guys’ voice again, friend (that I have not met and you have no idea I even exist). You have no idea how happy my wife is going to be tonight when I tell her the good news. I’m simply a miserable grump without the Czaben show in my life.

    (BTW, as it dawned on me reading this piece, all I could hear playing in my head was that crazy happy celebration music with the violins and crashing symbols, etc. The voices in my head have sadly slowly started to die away, but the many Simpsons, Family Guy, etc.. soundbites from the old Czaben show remain an internal soundtrack to my life)

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    Just remembered, I think the music I was talking about is “1812 Overture”. That was driving me crazy!

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    I really do miss Andy with you in the afternoons. You two are an amazing pair on the radio. Add in Thom or Chris to the mix and it is radio gold, no matter what the sports topic of the day might have been. I like your new show. . .it reminds me of the show you SHOULD STILL BE DOING in the AM hours! I miss my Czabe two a days. The boys hold it down well in the AM in your absence. You got a good afternoon drive going. Still though. . .you with Linn and Solly in the AM and Andy Pollin in the PM was just so good. . .


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