— Chad Doing (@chadinportland) July 24, 2014
Jason Barrett, the program director who blogs in his spare time (or is it the other way around?*), announced yesterday that 95.7 The Game added a new host. His name is Chad Doing, and he comes from a station in Portland called 750 … The Game.
Little known fact: 40% of all sports talk stations are called “The Game,” 40% are called “The Fan,” and the other 20% haven’t yet decided whether they’ll go by “The Game” or “The Fan.”
Doing was doing a one-man show during drive time, and he was doing very well. At least, that’s what a friend of mine who lives in the area told me. Tastes in sports radio are as subjective as they come, but he told me Doing was “one of the only listenable hosts in Portland.” Apparently he paid a lot more attention to the NFL, NBA and college sports during his time on Portland’s “The Game,” which could mean Doing was a product of his environment. Ducks and Beavers talk rules in Oregon.
That’s about the extent of what I’ve learned about Doing, along with this: one of his most memorable segments on 750 was “Hall and Oates Fridays.” So let’s get into the main question those who care about this stuff are probably asking about this hire.
What will he do on 95.7?
Hahaha, well, about that … I have no idea.
In 2009, Chad co-hosted “The Morning Sports Page“, weekdays from 6am-9am PST on KXTG-FM 95.5 The Game in Portland with Dwight Jaynes. In 2011, Doing and KXTG moved to 750 AM where he transitioned to an afternoon drive role hosting “Flight 750 with Chad Doing” weekdays from 3-7pm PST.
Doing is expected to start with the radio station September 2nd and spend the first few weeks getting acclimated to his new surroundings and attending a number of local games and practices.
Since I haven’t heard one person — and that includes fans and media — say anything nice about KGMZ’s current morning show, maybe his “Morning Sports Page” experience will prove useful.
*Not a knock on Barrett, since I took a similar career path.