So, looks like Bill Riley canned Gunther and Ben


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    • #98473
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      ProudUte
      Ute Fan
      @proudute

      They will be replaced by Spence Checketts. 

      Gunther’s arrogant style drove me nuts. But, I hate to see anyone lose his job and I am not a big fan of Checketts. His dad must have bought the station …

    • #98475
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      UtemanUtefan
      Ute Fan
      @utemanutefan

      I was also no fan of Gunther, his “jokes” always rubbed me the wrong way. But I hope he finds success somewhere else.

    • #98476
      4 3

      SkinyUte
      Ute Fan
      @skinyute

      I couldn’t stand Gunther’s tough guy, “Real ‘Murican” shtick, but thought Ben was great. Sad to see him go.

      Personal shortcomings aside (his multiple DUI’s), I actually kinda like Checketts as a radio guy. Would have liked to see him paired with Ben.

    • #98477
      3 4

      BattleGroundUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      Gunther has been fired from a lot of jobs at some point you gotta think it is your own fault. 

      • #98490

        SkinyUte
        Ute Fan
        @skinyute

        While I didn’t personally like listening to him, getting fired is just a standard part of working in radio.

        I wouldn’t hold it against him, as that’s a pretty volatile industry.

        • #98495
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          BattleGroundUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

          Well he has been a bottom feeder for awhile time to move on I reckon. I personally won’t miss him but yes good luck to him. 

    • #98481

      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      What time slot were they in? I don’t know the local radio hosts.  Just hear them once in a while when channel surfing in the car on the way home from work.

    • #98486
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      ShakyChungus13
      Ute Fan
      @shakyute13

      Just admit you guys didn’t like Gunther because he isn’t an outspoken liberal and he doesn’t spew constant Utah Koolaid from all orifices. Most of the takes people gave him crap over ended up being true, Tyler Huntley was too light and wouldn’t finish the season, Troy Taylor’s offense is garbage, etc

      • #98488
        10 4

        SkinyUte
        Ute Fan
        @skinyute

        Best of luck to your son on finding a new gig, Gunther’s mom.

      • #98489
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        ironman1315
        Ute Fan
        @ironman1315

        Found Gunther’s burner account.

      • #98491
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        UtemanUtefan
        Ute Fan
        @utemanutefan

        Even if everything out of his mouth was pure gold, the way it comes out is the problem.

      • #98494
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        UtMtBiker
        Ute Fan
        @utmtbiker

        He was all up on Troy Taylors nuts when he was hired and throughout the first season. He talked in circles and openly supports Trump, which which just shows he he doesn’t think much before he speaks. Taking a political stance on sports radio is just poor business. Sponsors don’t want to hear that s**t.

        Radio is basically dead. Without the Shane company they’d all be without a job.

      • #98498
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        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        You should be polishing your Linkdin account. Best of luck. 

      • #98501

        whitlessham
        Ute Fan
        @whitelssham

        Yea, being a liberal in a Utah market probably didn’t help his job security.  He probably turn off half the Ute fanbase.

        • #98504
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          SkinyUte
          Ute Fan
          @skinyute

          being a liberal in a Utah market probably didn’t help his job security

          Uh…what? Gunther was a very outspoken conservative.

    • #98492
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      astUTE
      Ute Fan
      @astute

      Never was a fan of Gunther; Ben was OK.  I did like the fact that Utah sports were central to thier show.

      I have never liked Checketts.  He’ll spend most of his time talking NBA.

      • #98499

        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        When I surfed past their station they never talked Utah sports. The Jazz periodically I guess. 

        • #98519
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          jp31
          Ute Fan
          @jp31

          I don’t understand that. I listened to the podcast on and off and it seemed that even in the off season Utah sports, especially football, was 80 percent of the show. They did have one segment where they would talk about wacky crap from around the country, maybe you kept catching that.

    • #98534
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      ABQUTE
      Ute Fan
      @abqute

      So much for radio centered heavily on utah football. Checketts will bore the crap out of us with NBA talk.

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