Jeff Portnoy said that as of today, AM 1500 will no longer have local sports talk shows.
It was inevitable after first Rob DeMello dropped out of the “Rob and Russ Show,” and then Jim Leahey and Kanoa Leahey discontinued their show.
It’s a shame.
The programs offered an alternative to Bobby Curran’s show.
But it seemed the station just didn’t have enough funding. There were too many technical breakdowns that often resulted in dead air and, it seemed, not enough promotional money.
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In the worst-case scenario, middle linebacker Brashton Satele would need season-ending surgery.
If that were the case, then it would be wise to collect every doctor’s note and memo if he wishes to request a sixth-year of eligibility.
Last year, Francis Maka had a strong case for a sixth year. But because it took so long to locate medical records and opinions from four years earlier, he was not reinstated until midyear.
Offensive lineman Daniel Otineru also is having difficulty while he tries to locate medical opinions from last year.
It’s easy to fall behind, especially since a medical-hardship request can’t be made until the end of a senior seasaon. Satele should try to secure as many records and opinions as he can so he can apply as early as possible.