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Best Sports Radio
The Scott Garceau show
Published: September 22, 2010
WJZ-FM (105.7), 1057thefan.cbslocal.com, 2-6 p.m. daily
Sports radio on the newfangled FM band is just a couple years old in Baltimore, but it didn’t take fans very long to decide who just kinda sucks and who really sucks. Anita Marks: There, we said it. It seems like every personality on WJZ-FM, aka The Fan, has at least one quality that really irks listeners—too whiny, too old-school, too buffoonish. But the pairing of Scott Garceau and Jeremy Conn in the afternoon has a sort of canceling-out effect that results in the most listenable sports show on the air. While Garceau is knowledgeable and seasoned, he’s not quite engaging, like, say, a Mark Viviano. But Garceau benefits from having a sidekick in Conn who is passionate without being grating, and just goofy enough at times to be likeable instead of annoying.