Listen To 1140 Minus Carmichael Dave?

Will you support the station now that he's no longer with them?

We finally heard from 1140 The Fan, sort of, on .

Carmichael Dave was one of the most vocal fans during the grassroots movement to keep the Kings in Sacramento. On Twitter on Wednesday, Weiglein, a Rio Americano High School graduate, seemed to suggest the issue was contract-related but that he had asked for nothing.

"For the first segment, Don explains in detail about as much as he knows about the issue, including his meeting yesterday with Dave and the powers that be, and management’s decision to 'take the show in another direction,'" according to a recap of Thursday morning's Don Geronimo Show. "Don also addresses the texters, tweeters, and callers who accuse Don of firing Dave, as well as the Maloofs having something to do with Dave’s release."

Many commenters on other local news and sports sites are saying they will no longer listen to KHTK, saying they feel the station is losing its only real fan voice. Do you agree?

As for Carmichael Dave, whose interests also include mixed martial arts and the United Football League's Sacramento Mountain Lions, many said it will not be long before he finds another radio, TV or podcasting gig.

"Amazing. I literally have a stack of messages from people wanting to sponsor a podcast," he wrote on Twitter today. "Don't know if that's in the cards, but it's cool."


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Rick G May 11, 2012 at 01:15 PM
CBS Radio has tuned me out as a fan with its recent sports program changes. Before, you could get plenty of local sports flavor throughout the day, now the only item left on its menu is Grant Napear whom now is starting to sound like a Maloof puppet. I am no longer a listener to The Fan 1140...
EDH redhead May 11, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Probably won't listen to 1140 as much as I did. I have been listening to Carmichael Dave since he was a call in person on Grant's show. Dave was in touch with the local sports flavor .. He also had the "real" feel of what the sports fans in Sacramento were feeling. Dave is a nice mix of reality along with Napear NY minute delivery .. BRING HIM BACK. I can't relate to the syndicated shows .. you can get them all day on satellite radio. 680 (in San Francisco) has a real life Local delivery 1140 just lost it !! EDH redhead
Victor Calderon (Editor) May 11, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Thanks for your comments Rick and "EDH redhead". Do you know Dave personally? We'll have to wait and see where he lands but I'm sure he'll be heard from soon enough, whether through a podcast or on another station. I agree that KHTK has gotten away from local sports voices.
Jason Bair May 11, 2012 at 10:33 PM
CBS radio has lost touch with their listeners! I listen to khtk for local sports not this syndicated crap they trying to feed us now! It hurts us kings fans that we lost are only REAL voice on the radio... Grant Napear lost his credibility with me and I no longer listen. Guess I'm done with KHTK.....
John Brown May 12, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Being as i live in So Cal...I never heard of Dave before I accidentally stumbled onto 1140 one morning about 5 months ago on my iPhone looking for 49ers news (needless to say I had to look elsewhere for the 9ers news). It happened that The DGS show with Dave as the sidekick was on. I was hooked instantly. I also enjoyed Dave in the 10 o'clock slot as well. Station won't be the same without him and the DGS show might suffer as well.
dredscott May 12, 2012 at 04:06 AM
KHTK has made so many changes with personalities and program directors over the years. Off the top of my head they have gotten rid or fired so many people. Some of the people include, Kozimor, F.P..Santangelo, Mike Lamb, Frank Red, Justin Case, Doug "The Car Czar" Brauner, Mike Remy and a few more. This is my question: have the ratings for the new hours of the Don G. show gone way down? Did Dave get s-canned, because of ratings.. I know Don G. was doing really well in the noon to 4 spot. I have never been a huge Napear or Jason Ross fan. I know that many people think both of those guys are the best in the world, but I don't agree. Did Napear and Ross sign lifetime contracts with CBS? It seems that KHTK makes so many cuts, but both of those guys I have mentioned never even come close to getting fired. Especially Ross, I can't believe he has never been fired. He is that valuable?
waltercamp May 12, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Dred, how can you say about Ross? He is the most highly respected journalist around. He has made KHTK millions. He was the one that put the Don and Mike Show on the air. He proved everyone that he is a smart business man and he is a fantastic journalist and broadcaster. Dred, you don't fire the franchise. Ross is invaluable to KHTK and the CBS family. Don't be surprised, but Ross is going straight to the top with this company. I hope Carmichael Dave gets a job with ESPN. I still don't understand why he was fired from KHTK. C.D. help dominate in the ratings.
Adam R May 13, 2012 at 07:25 AM
I live in SC and have listened to DG for many years. Carmichael Dave and Don are a perfect team. CBS radio and the bosses in Sacramento all suck. The on-air mix of fun and local flavor is what made the DGS show work. I don't think the show will ever be the same!! I know for me it wont be. God - i hope the mafools did not have anything to do with this. If the did, shame on them and Grant for being spineless. Dave made me listen to not just the DGS show, but to his show. You can't ask for more from an on air-personality and CBS radio and Steve C. shame on you!! Effing losers.
T. White May 14, 2012 at 04:48 PM
I don't like to see anyone lose their job. I know Dave W. has a family to support. But, I could never understand why he was on sports radio in the first place. He was okay doing sports updates when he started at KHTK. But, having his own show with his extremely limited knowledge of sports other than MMA always perplexed me. I mean really, besides being a Kings fan and an MMA honk, what the hell was he offering KHTK listeners looking for real sports talk? Although I don't like the DG show, it seems DW fit right into the DG show since its not a sports show. I will continue to listen to Grant's show because he is a very knowledgeable local sports radio host. But, I listen to KNBR otherwise. KNBR still has Jim Rome on 1050 and tons of local sports radio to listen to during my work day. I bet Grant doesn't even listen to KHTK when he's not in the booth with headphones on.
Victor Calderon (Editor) May 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Hey Carmichael Dave supporters, check out this new article: "Carmichael Dave Addresses 1140 Departure in Video Blog" http://carmichael.patch.com/articles/carmichael-dave-address-1140-departure-in-video-blog What should Carmichael Dave do next?
Kirby Dar-Dar May 15, 2012 at 03:08 PM
I don't agree with Adam. Dave knew more than a lot about sports. He was good in the top three sports such as: baseball, football, and basketball. Also, he was very knowledgeable with college sports. Also, unlike many talk show hosts in the USA, he was excellent with MMA and soccer. Not saying he was the best, but the guy knew more than enough. I am not comparing Dave to Ralph Barberi, but look at what is happened to many radio hosts nation wide. One minute you are told you are doing great and the next minute you are getting s-canned. . I feel bad for Dave and his family. Dave had some medical scares with his son Mason. I hope he was able to keep his health insurance. Hopefully CBS let him keep his health insurance, because if they didn't sometimes those companies will not let you have medical insurance for preexisting conditions. Believe me, I have been that guy who once tried to get medical insurance on his own and if click "yes" on one box they will decline you. If not, he may have to get Obama Care, and who knows when that will kick in.
Joy Cazel May 17, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Since Don Geronimo took over as program director 1140 has been a mess! After the Rise Guys left, this station has pretty much gotten rid of all the local flavor that I want in my sports. The one syndicated show I liked, the Jim Rome Show, has been shortened from 3 hours down to 2 & then moved from 9-Noon to 1-3pm. NOT cool! Grant Napear was bearable with Mike Lamb to reign him in. Can't listen to him now. Carmichael Dave was decent - good fan's take with a local slant. Gone. 1140 appears to be moving towards more syndicated stuff in the prime time hours, which may not be a great move given that ESPN radio has moved in at 1320. I, for one, have pretty much stopped listening to 1140, except for the Jim Rome Show.
Baxter Dunn May 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM
I have know Dave for a long time. He is a tremendous person on and off the radio. One of the most talented writers, broadcasters, and television person in the business. I was in a fog when I heard Dave was let go by Columbia Broadcasting. I felt he made that station much better and much more profitable. Some might say it was Frank Red or Mike Lamb, but it was clearly Dave. As many of you might not know, but Dave was a tremendous baseball player out of high school. He was so talented in every facet of the game. He was a "bonus baby" and you can tell he always gave a 110% on the field. He was talented, gifted, and dedicated to being the best baseball player. But due to conflicts with his agent any many aggravating injuries, he had no choice but to retire. It was a foreclosure of a dream. I will never forget when Dave saved my life. After a Monarchs game at Arco, I was jumped by four Sparks' fans. The three women and one guy jumped me. I was trying my best to overcome adversity, and I was be hit at all angles. Dave came over and body slammed the guy and took care of the women with various moves he learned from Uriah Faber. Dave performed many submission moves and body slams and all four of the Sparks fans were hurting and eventually all of them ran away like cowards. Thanks Dave, and best of luck.
49erkinggiant May 23, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Carmichael Dave was phenomenal - listening to him on the radio was like sitting around the house back in the day (when i was a bachelor) talking sports or whatever with my roommates and buddies. He definitely had the pulse of Sacramento when it came to sports and was exceptionally funny and entertaining. 1140 appears to be moving towards more syndicated stuff and has lost touch with Sacramento. I have stopped listening to 1140, except occasionally for the Jim Rome or Grant Napear Show. Grant Napear was best with Mike Lamb on his show.


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