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Troy Neff's show "discontinued"

This from Channel 11 News:

"Many of you have been following the story of local radio host Troy Neff getting stabbed Wednesday night. We have new details that Clear Channel, the company who owns the radio station carrying the Troy Neff show, has discontinued his radio show effective immediately."

Wasn't Neff the innocent party here? I don't get it. Why cancel his show?

created by holland on Dec 11, 2008 at 09:29:00 pm     Media     Comments: 34

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Maybe because he admitted on his show this morning that he beat a guy up and then got stabbed over said guy pulling out in front of him?

or the fact that noone listens.......

posted by MattL on Dec 11, 2008 at 09:33:23 pm     #  

My experience in the Criminal Justice field is that in situations like this, Neff tells one story, Tennessee Titan tells his story, and the truth lies somewhere in between.

All you have heard is Neff's version so far....

How about this; Maybe when Neff took off his watch and tossed it, he yelled 'I am gonna kill you, motherfucker' as he charged Tennessee Titan. TT had no choice but to defend himself against an out - of - control raving maniac that was coming at him.....

posted by slowroll on Dec 11, 2008 at 09:57:38 pm     #  

Well, OK, Now I get it. I'm not a listener, therefor I'm uninformed.

posted by holland on Dec 11, 2008 at 11:21:45 pm     #  

A hot head that got his ass kicked. At least he admits his anger got the best of him.

posted by Offshore on Dec 12, 2008 at 09:42:53 am     #  

"he yelled 'I am gonna kill you, motherfucker' as he charged Tennessee Titan. TT had no choice but to defend himself against an out - of - control raving maniac that was coming at him....."

that's exactly how i explained to my daughter (minus the expletive) what likely occurred.

neff's show was interesting for a while - until it became about him and how influential he had become and how smart he was. this incident is not surprising based on his radio personality.

posted by enjoyeverysandwich on Dec 12, 2008 at 09:52:15 am     #  

Good riddance. Hope he's "strong" enough to get out of this without an addiction to pain killers.

posted by toledolen on Dec 12, 2008 at 11:51:12 am     #  

Check out his website/pix. He?s a party boy.

http://troyneff.com/

posted by Offshore on Dec 12, 2008 at 11:57:22 am     #  

I would never trust my finances with that ape.

posted by toledolen on Dec 12, 2008 at 12:14:55 pm     #  

If he pays for his airtime, doesn't that make him a very long commercial?

posted by ToledoLatina on Dec 12, 2008 at 03:35:22 pm     #  

My two-and-a-half cents worth on Troy Neff and road rage. I am surprised about the incident, since I considered Troy to be more level-headed, but I suppose adrenaline is an unpredictable drug.

posted by historymike on Dec 12, 2008 at 07:23:44 pm     #  

more level-headed than you? or more level-headed than his actions? because i would consider you more level-headed than Neff, if only from your combined digital persona.

posted by toledolen on Dec 13, 2008 at 12:36:58 am     #  

Evidently he met one of his listeners.

posted by prime3end on Dec 14, 2008 at 10:22:55 pm     #  

Ouch at some of the comments on this article!

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081212/NEWS16/812120342

posted by toledolen on Dec 15, 2008 at 01:38:10 pm     #  

The thing is, the two lunatics look like they'd make good drinking buddies!

posted by Offshore on Dec 15, 2008 at 03:26:19 pm     #  

With each other!

posted by Offshore on Dec 15, 2008 at 03:30:49 pm     #  

Self-defense, or an attack? It gets murkier, and murkier. Good for the lawyers.

posted by oldsendbrdy on Dec 18, 2008 at 03:05:05 pm     #  

Very interesting indeed. I don’t ever recall hearing about an attacker crapping their pants before.

posted by Ryan on Dec 18, 2008 at 03:46:12 pm     #  

"...Neff decided not to testify"

wonder why

posted by toledolen on Dec 18, 2008 at 04:07:29 pm     #  

Because if he was placed under oath, as opposed to just spinning his version to the media, he would expose the truth of his guilt.

Since when is testifying an option ??????

speaking of crap - I am increasingly convinced by his comments that Ryan does not know shit from Shineola.

posted by slowroll on Dec 19, 2008 at 08:06:43 pm     #  

Well, I do know that you spelled shinola wrong.

Other than that, I just commented that it is odd that Neff is playing the victim yet his attacker crapped his pants. Bacically, we agree on this matter it seems. It does not add up. But maybe you have something you would like to share about defecating oneself?

posted by Ryan on Dec 19, 2008 at 09:24:27 pm     #  

youngblood, i considered your youth and the fact that you are too

young to have ever heard of shinola when I posted that, GFY.

posted by slowroll on Dec 23, 2008 at 02:36:33 pm     #  

Wow, that doesn’t even make sense.

But thanks for playing.

posted by Ryan on Dec 23, 2008 at 02:47:31 pm     #  

heard that he's back on WSPD on weekends doing some sort of brokered show called the "Rebel" something or other

posted by justareviewer on Feb 02, 2013 at 05:04:08 pm     #  

yeah, it's on a pretty shitty time slot.

posted by upso on Feb 02, 2013 at 05:55:17 pm     #  

Hmm, seems like maybe some anger management must have been involved in the "comeback"?

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2009/04/06/Troy-Neff-sentenced-to-probation-in-road-rage-incident.html

posted by holland on Feb 02, 2013 at 08:07:53 pm     #  

I trust Neff knows now that you don't take your mouth to a knife fight.

posted by max on Feb 06, 2013 at 01:50:35 pm     #  

Troy Neff will end up back on radio AND even more popular than before. If you want to "make it" in show biz today the more dramatic, bizzare the better!

posted by tgarvin on Feb 06, 2013 at 01:56:39 pm     #  

That wouldn't be much of a bar to reach, given the former show's "popularity".

posted by MoreThanRhetoric on Feb 06, 2013 at 02:00:49 pm     #  

He won't do much. I could be wrong and I do wish him well but radio is hurting more than all of the other media. A shame because very local shows I think are great. It was "consultants" who killed radio.

Drive into any city all the shows are the same. That's because radio consultants put all the shows into the same cookie cutter style and there's no room for originality. Hence why podcasts are the future of audio media the question is how to make it profitable.

posted by MikeyA on Feb 07, 2013 at 10:25:57 am     #  

What is his time slot? I can't seem to find any info.

posted by Molsonator on Feb 07, 2013 at 10:33:57 am     #  

He also announced yesterday that he’ll be announcer for the 2013 Knife Pong World Championship in August. He’ll be in the booth and OJ Simpson will be doing color from the sidelines. It will be broadcast live this year on ESPN 8 “The Ocho”.

posted by SensorG on Feb 07, 2013 at 10:40:44 am     #   1 person liked this

loooooool

posted by upso on Feb 07, 2013 at 10:59:59 am     #  

MikeyA posted at 09:25:57 AM on Feb 07, 2013:

He won't do much. I could be wrong and I do wish him well but radio is hurting more than all of the other media. A shame because very local shows I think are great. It was "consultants" who killed radio.

Drive into any city all the shows are the same. That's because radio consultants put all the shows into the same cookie cutter style and there's no room for originality. Hence why podcasts are the future of audio media the question is how to make it profitable.

MikeyA,

1.) You are correct about the cookie-cutter style. Forget about "consultants" with an "s" on the end...some of these big groups have hired one guy to be in charge of everything, format-wise.

2.) Radio generated $17.5 billion in advertising revenue in 2011 (2012 numbers aren't out yet from RAB). Hardly dying. Certainly down from the $21 - 22 billion it was getting pre-2008 crash, but when the shit hit the fan, advertising was the first thing to go for a lot of radio's core business clients (#1 being auto manufacturers ).

What does hurt is the billions in debt some of the bigger companies are in (Clear Channel has billions it needs to refinance). It's hard to look financially spectacular when you've dug a hole to China, fiscally speaking.

But other groups are strong and doing fairly well. One group that fascinates me is Bonneville, which is owned by the Mormon Church, but does secular formats very well and is quite a profit source for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Hubbard is good. And there are smaller operators that actually do very well. It's the famous cases that give radio this cloud of "oh its doing terribly."

The sooner Clear Channel falls apart (and Cumulus for that matter), the better things will be.

...podcasts are the future of audio media the question is how to make it profitable.

That's a question that's a decade old and we're still no closer to an answer. Downloadable "radio-style" content has a place, but I'm not sure it will ever be an overall "replacement". You can podcast practically everything from NPR, but the vast majority of their old fashioned, tune-in radio affiliates (ahem... member stations ) are doing very well.

posted by oldhometown on Feb 07, 2013 at 11:20:31 am     #