Sports Hub 10th Anniversary: The Best of ’98 Mile’ and Wallach’s prank ad read for ‘Shazowie’
By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Listen above for the first of 10 commercial-free hours on 98.5 The Sports Hub from Toucher and Rich. Here’s how this hour breaks down:
— 11:10 – 51:55: The best (and worst) of ’98 Mile’
— 52:00 – 1:00:55: Jon Wallach reads a fake ad for ‘Shazowie’s Mystical Wonderland’
The majority of the hour focuses on the station’s semi-annual rap battle tournament known as ’98 Mile’. The guys go back and listen to some of the best raps, including a particularly biting roast-a-thon between Michael Felger and Andy Gresh. They also replay some of the low points of ’98 Mile’, including one from our former colleague Adam Kaufman that … well they couldn’t even get through the whole thing.
Closing out the hour is one of Fred’s favorite moments in the history of the show, a prank he and Rich pulled on Jon Wallach in the early years of T&R on 98.5. Listen as Wallach does a fake ad read for the fictitious magic shop “Shazowie’s Mystical Wonderland”, a clip that Rich described as the moment Wallach officially became a member of the show.
We’re going to re-live some of the Sports Hub’s best moments until 5 p.m. on Tuesday as the station celebrates 10 great, successful years on the air. Be sure to keep listening live to hear more classic moments, commercial-free.
Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.