May 19, 2005

Broadcasting From A Secure Undisclosed Location

I've listened to Bob & Tom for about ten years now, ever since they graduated from being just another Indianapolis morning show to syndicating their show to the rest of Indiana (with affiliates in Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Evansville). Back then, they were pretty Indiana-centric, talking a lot about the Pacers, the Colts, IU, Purdue, Notre Dame, and stuff happening around Indy.

Now that they've gone hugely national, they go to great pains to disguise where they're actually broadcasting from. There was a perfect example of this on yesterday's show, where comedian Ron Pearson is talking about an upcoming appearance with America's Favorite Survivor. Note how Tom squishes him when he's about to mention that Rupert is from Indy.

I'm not a nostalgic guy in general, but sometimes I miss the old B&T days, with bits like "Lord Help Our Colts," "Amish Bell," and "I Can't Drive 465."

Posted by Chris at May 19, 2005 12:54 PM

Category: Local Stuff

They're not just syndicated throughout Indy, you can listen to them online in China if you want to pay their fees.

Personally, I don't think they're that funny.

Besides, before I left Indy I knew Tom's ex wife through another connection and Tom is a wife beater.

Posted by: Gordon at May 20, 2005 07:40 AM

I dig the Bob & Tom show. They were syndicated here in Tampa on Thunder 103.5 (classic rock station.) Until a month ago when the fuckheads at Clear Channel decided that we needed another country station and changed the format. Asshats. Now I can't find them here.

Posted by: Hector Vex at May 20, 2005 11:42 AM

I do find it rather odd that they hushed him up quick... what's the harm in people knowing they're based in Indy?

Posted by: chess h at May 20, 2005 12:23 PM

I think they're trying to maintain the illusion that they're local to wherever you're hearing them, because "Live from Indianapolis" doesn't sound nearly as 'cool' as "Live from New York."

Posted by: Chris of Dangerous Logic at May 20, 2005 01:33 PM