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KSR jumps in the national sports radio rankings

Kentucky Sports Radio ranks No. 1 in all of our hearts, but according to some new rankings, the rest of the country is taking notice. KSR came in 12th in Barrett Sports Media’s ranking of the top 20 Mid-Market Midday Shows, a considerable jump from last year’s 18th place finish.

How do the BSM rankings work? A panel of radio executives evaluated midday sports talk shows in all but the top ten markets on ratings and track record of success. Last year’s winner, Dan Dakich, finished fourth, whereas Nashville’s Midday 180 took this year’s crown. Here’s the top 15:

1. The Midday 180, Nashville
2. Soren Petro, Kansas City
3. Kevin Wheeler, St. Louis
4. Dan Dakich, Indianapolis
5. Cook & Poni, Pittsburgh
6. Baskin & Phelps, Cleveland
7. Monsters of the Midday, Oklahoma City
8. Rothman & Carpenter, Columbus
9. The Turn, St. Louis
10. The Really Big Show, Cleveland
11. Nick Bahe, Omaha
12. Kentucky Sports Radio, Kentucky
13. Garcia & Bailey, Charlotte
14. Jox Roundtable, Birmingham
15. David Glenn, Raleigh

As always, thanks to our loyal listeners and readers for your support. Next year, let’s beat Dakich.


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

10 Comments for KSR jumps in the national sports radio rankings

  1. sprtphan
    1:32 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

    Damn. No Captain Suntan.

    • J-Dub421
      4:17 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

      He’s on the super secret ratings….

  2. runningunnin.454
    1:36 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

    No. 11…ha ha ha. What do they talk about in Omaha?

  3. UK Big Board Update
    1:46 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

    I guess you really AREN’T losing your fan base because of your political views, Matt. LOL

  4. CatstopWontstop
    2:26 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

    I’d assume most of these other shows talk a broad range of sports, or at least have professional franchises to discuss. Impressive that KSR is on here basically because of University of Kentucky athletics.

  5. mj4uk
    3:23 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

    I would rather put my head in a vice than listen to Dan Dakich. I have watched games in mute, and played music on my bluetooth speaker when he is calling them. Of course Big 10 basketball is almost exciting as watching paint dry, but I watch one every now and then

  6. My Dixie Wrecked
    3:57 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

    Not enough population in KSRs market to go much higher.

  7. bbnZach
    4:25 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink


    • runningunnin.454
      6:42 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

      Get in line. He blocked me on twitter, and I’m sort of proud of that. Seems he didn’t appreciate free psychological analysis…ha ha ha.