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(ttac and usa today repost) Ask the Best and Brightest: What Should John Wolfe Name His Dallas Car Talk (oops) Radio Show?

Posted in Uncategorized by wolferadio11 on October 22, 2009

John  & Kenny 001By Robert Farago
July 2, 2009

Although there’s nothing routine about him, John Wolfe is a stand up guy. A regular here at TTAC. A shining example of our Best and Brightest. While I’m trying to keep the word “fire” as far away from this sentence as possible, I think we can all admit that even the most insightful commentator hereabouts occasionally draws a blank. So it’s no surprise that this appeal to his fellow carmudgeons across the e-transom, of which I share with you.

My radio show is fixing to morph into a three-hour Saturday morning program on CBS radio in Dallas. We’re still keeping the small town affiliate network, but big D is the obvious focal point considering the entire listenership population of my current 6 affiliates totals 10% of the population of the new affiliate. I have the concept down pat in my mind, but I need a name. Something punchy, cocky, demands attention. Currently there are two Saturday morning talkers in the DFW market “Wheels with Ed Wallace” and “The Car Guy” (Jerry Reynolds auto advise show). [Being a modest, low-key kinda guy] I really like the name “King of Cars.” However, that idea came from a popular show on A&E TV [about a scumbag four-square wielding Chrysler dealer]. Any ideas?

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  1. wolferadio11 said, on October 22, 2009 at 1:17 AM

    30 Comments on “ Ask the Best and Brightest: What Should John Wolfe Name His Dallas Car Talk (oops) Radio Show? ”
    pleiter :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Driftin’ Four Wheelers, the show for urban, country and boulevard cruisin’ vehicles.
    Johnny Canada :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    The Wolf’s Lair.
    educatordan :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    lol, I like the suggestion above. Wolf’s Wheels may be to close to you colleagues on the air. “Cars That Will Make You Howl”
    Cicero :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Johnny Canada :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    The Wolf’s Lair.

    If von Stauffenberg’s your guest, make sure he didn’t leave anything.
    twotone :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    “The Wolf’s Lair” had Hitler’s HQ stigma. How about “Wolfe’s Whistle”?

    Twotone
    Stu Sidoti :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    I’ve always enjoyed JW’s comments (or is John Wolfe ‘Wolfman’ on here?)…so name it what you will but I have two questions;

    What are the call letters of the station?
    Do they have a Listen Live online feature?

    I’ll be happy to tune in and support one of TTAC’s Best and Brightest.

    Now as for the name, assuming that is JW’s sprinter, howzzabout ” Ridin’ the Cushion with the Wolfman”
    jwolfe :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Good ideas gents, this is like naming a baby. King of Cars is the perfect name, but Chop Chop snagged it
    Sajeev Mehta :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Do what I did: a funny automotive technical term. Final drive, Throwout Bearing, Blow By, etc.

    Sincerely,
    The Piston Slapper (due South in Houston)
    bumpy ii :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    The Cars of Abraham, if you’re suitably descended.
    don1967 :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Do what I did: a funny automotive technical term. Final drive, Throwout Bearing, Blow By, etc.

    What else would you do with a name like Sajeev… especially in Texas? 🙂

    When I hear “Wolfe”, I think of Arnie Pie’s traffic report entitled “Arnie in the Sky”.

    Car Chat with the Big Bad John, featuring John Wolfe?
    lerxst :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Doesn’t matter to me what you call it, please just avoid getting too cozy with the new car dealers…both the existing shows, to me, seem to shill too much for the new car dealers. I’d love a car show with some TTAC snark.

    BTW, what frequency (or station) in DFW is CBS radio???
    Ronnie Schreiber :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Drive Time

    It will appeal to station managers because it’s a radio term for the morning and afternoon peak listening periods, corresponding to rush hour for commuters.
    jwolfe :
    July 2nd, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    @lerxst. 105.3FM KRLD, and I wholeheartedly agree on the handholding and rehearsed asskissing that makes other shows seem so padded. My style is moreso headbangers ball than mr rogers neighborhood.
    Bertel Schmitt :
    July 3rd, 2009 at 12:14 am

    “Drive Time” it is … unless it’s already taken 500 times
    Cerbera LM :
    July 3rd, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Let us know when you go live, gave up on Ed Wallace 10 yrs ago.
    Dave M. :
    July 3rd, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Zoom.
    Cicero :
    July 3rd, 2009 at 1:36 am

    “The Taillight Zone,” with an intro delivered with mock Rod Serling seriousness.
    sutski :
    July 3rd, 2009 at 6:56 am

    “Wolfe’s Wilde Worlde – starring….”The Automobile”

    ….So when you progress from this show you can just slip in whatever your next show is about instead of Automobile and keep the simply awesome WWW tag line ! haha
    commando1 :
    July 3rd, 2009 at 8:42 am

    The Tappet Brother given up for adoption at birth…

    Yah. I know. Too long. I still think it’s funny.
    Redwood :
    July 3rd, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Car in Wolfe’s clothing? Wolfe in Car Clothing? Anyway, let us know when it starts and the station if it’s not 105.3 (isn’t that now all sports except the Jagger show?).
    jwolfe :
    July 3rd, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    It is KRLD 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, KPUR FM in Amarillo, 98X in Abilene, ESPN 1230 and KOLI in wichita falls region, and KLSR in Memphis. Starts next Saturday and also the on the stream at http://www.gowolfe.com/ Thanks for all the great suggestions gents. I’ll make a decision over the weekend. Thanks again.
    joemoc1 :
    July 3rd, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    “CALL OF THE RIDE”
    or “HOWLS YOUR RIDE”
    noreserve :
    July 3rd, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    No auto intimation, but just throwing them out…

    Alpha Wolfe
    Lone Star Wolfe
    Wolfe’s Pack

    With a bit o’ car thrown in…

    Wolfe’s Car Den
    Auto Howl
    Motor Wolfe
    shaker :
    July 4th, 2009 at 9:13 am

    “Talkin’ Torque”

    My first thought (”If it’s got teats or tires, it’s trouble”) might offend the ladies out there.
    Buickman :
    July 4th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    “Ridin’ the Hood with the Big Bad Wolfe”

    royalties accepted
    jwolfe :
    July 5th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    thanks again for the suggestions. I have to make a decision by mon to het the promos built for this week. I have it narrowed down to these, let me know your pref. thx again.

    1. Real Deal
    2. Motor Mouth
    3. Road Rage
    Robert Farago :
    July 5th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Motor Mouth. Perfect.
    shaker :
    July 6th, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Robert Farago :
    “Motor Mouth. Perfect.”

    Agreed – let me check with this girl I know to see if it’s OK to use her nickname… 🙂
    Tyrone :
    July 9th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    OMG!!! Somebody needs to put the brakes on this guy. Once he gets his mouth shifted into gear it’s gonna be one wild ride.
    jwolfe :
    July 19th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    is the show bio. Went with ‘The Real Deal’ first show had excellent comments and over 100 callers. Thanks for all of your suggestions. CBS nixed many of my name ideas (most I got from yall) real deal=simple, to the point. Tune in saturdays on the stream at http://www.gowolfe.com/ or above, if in DFW then 105.3
    http://www.1053thefan.com/pages/5233205.php


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