Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kugler Broadcasting From China for Olympics

Kevin Kugler, co-host of “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” on Omaha’s the Zone (KOZN 1620 AM), is in Beijing, China to broadcast the play-by-play coverage of Team USA Men’s Basketball Medal Round games, as well as the Gold Medal game regardless of the participants, for Westwood One Radio.

Kugler, who also provides play-by-play for Westwood One’s coverage of college football, baseball and other college sports, is writing a blog from Beijing at KevinKugler.blogspot.com. A snippet from a recent entry:

“We ventured out today to the largest electronics store I have ever seen,” said Kugler, shown at right at the Great Wall. “14 floors packed with everything from laptops to wireless Internet cards. You want it? They probably have it in this 14-story market. Strangely, laptops in China are pricier than in the states. Most of the consumer goods, it seems, are cheaper here, but laptops that normally cost 1500 in the states can run upwards of 3000 USD here.

“Consider this blog, though, a plea. If there's one thing we NEED in the Omaha/Lincoln area, it's a 14 story electronics superstore. Who will be the brave Nebraskan to step up and provide our state with a necessity like that?”

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kugler's on the other side of the world and he'll STILL be better to listen to than Perrault if he were standing in the same room.

Anonymous said...

Where'n da hell did Sean Weide go? Minge's been doing all the updates!!! (not a bad thing, just wondering..)

Anonymous said...

When is Perrault heading to Beijing to cover the Olympics??

Anonymous said...

I think Perrault should be sent to China, no doubt. Hopefully he won't come back.

Anonymous said...

Perrault had to take the slow boat to China. He should be getting there sometime in November.

Anonymous said...

Matt Perrault is Gay.

Anonymous said...

Got the email fixed huh Jim? Nice influx of press release blog entries this week.....

Anonymous said...

Kevin Kugler...good play by play guy.....bad talk show host

Matt Perrault....bad talk show host

Travis Justice....bad talk show host....bad sports anchor

Anonymous said...

Who is this "Kevin Kugler" person?

Oh yes, I have heard of him. He is part of the second place show in sports talk radio behind...

ME!

I am the Great Wall. I put the egg in egg fu yung. I am the cat's meow.

Just because some punk Kurt Gowdy wannabe gets to broadcast sporting events that no one will listen to on radio. Heck, they won't even watch that crap on tv especially if the Red Sox are on at the same time.

I will have to talk with the authors of this blog as to why a non-Journal employee was featured. That is something I cannot tolerate. Tnt and The Perrault are not pleased.

Fine, if you want to listen to a radio broadcast of some equesterian event, listen to that loser. If you want Boston Red Sox, Patriot, Celtic talk in the heartland, and you know you do, you know where to listen. You already do Omaha. You love it and you know it.

Sincerely,

The Perrault

Anonymous said...

Maybe Kugler can score some interviews for his show with some of the Redeem Team players upon his arrival back in the States. It might cut into Husker chatter, but wouldn't you rather listen to Kobe or LeBron occasionally?

He could even get Paul Pierce, what? Oh, really? He's not even on the team? I thought he was the best player in the world, he said so. But he's from Boston, why wouldn't he best the best?

Scott Voorhees said...

Why don't you guys ever talk about me?

Scott Voorhees

Anonymous said...

Perrault -- your days are numbered in Omaha, and you KNOW they are because I have TOLD you so. The radio gods and the powers that be have spoken, and you will soon be moving to a little corner of the world we like to call deep-in-the-heart-of-nowhere.

Get what you want said out of your system, for you will soon be as much a part of the past of Omaha radio as Bill Callahan is a part of the past of Nebraska football -- an ugly scar that will fade only with time and the replacement of better quality sports talk...the likes of which you are completely incapable of aspiring to.

It will be made so because I control your world. I am, simply...

DA TROOF

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else get the impression that DA TROOF waits wringing his hands, which are moist with anticipation, for the moment that "The Perrault" posts so he can make an attempt at humor that somehow distracts him from the harsh reality that he will never leave his mother's basement and that working the late shift at Perkins was not the best use of his GED?

Anonymous said...

8:27 - I can understand why you would want to remain anonymous after posting such limp-wristed drivel as that. Mark Twain once said "better to be silent and be thought the fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." Those are words you should probably have in your mind the next time you think you need to post on any website, let alone this one.

You have been served by none other than...

DA TROOF

Anonymous said...

Oh great. Now that Scott has posted here, Sean will get his uncontrollable boner again.

Orenthal said...

9:05, I don't think that's the real Voorhees, no info on his bio.

8:27 - Right on. This toof or troof thing stopped being funny after the first or maybe second post. The faux Perrault was funnier much longer, but it's also running out of steam. Your assessment of his situation appears to be pretty accurate.

Anonymous said...

9:32 -- you seem to be suffering from the same myopic disease that 8:27 has. Good heavens...it must be catching.

Da Troof

SPLASH FART! said...

6:47am,

because you don't matter.

Anonymous said...

Plop would have been better than Splash.

Anonymous said...

I lack in originality so much that I had to copy the style The Perrault was using. I repeat the same stuff, over and over and over.

Why, because I am...

DA GOOF

Anonymous said...

Right on, 10:50! That gave me quite the chuckle.

Although, at the same time, I wondered whether it wasn't that the style was being copied, but rather the anonymous poster was having a conversation with themselves...unable to control all of the voices within.

Anonymous said...

I am now a recognized god in radio history in Nebraska!

I am being awarded a Nebraska Broadcasting Award. Without a doubt it only confirms what I have known for years and many of you have figured out and the rest of you will know...simply put, I am the best that is, the best there was and the best that there will ever be.

Period. End of story.

Sincerely,

The Perrault

P.S. I am not the poof or whoever that is. I am who I am which is a man amongst boys.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:07 PM, The Perrault said: "I am who I am which is a man amongst boys."

Ah, so not only are you gay, but you have membership to NAMBLA, eh? OK. Got it. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

11:18 - I hadn't considered that, but you may be right on. And we can't expect Da Goof or The Faux Perrault to admit it, so I have to believe you nailed that one.

What kind of award would he be getting, in a category with no other entries?

Brian said...

12:29 - My guess is that the award would be named, "Best Radio Show Host" as voted on by the Massachusetts Dept of Tourism.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you silly, pathetic little mockers. Don't write checks your weak, anonymous bodies can't cash...or you will have to deal with ME!!!

Da Troof

(Anything less is a weak subsitute...or, worse yet, Matt Perrault.)

Anonymous said...

Childish . Okay , so you don't care for Matt Perrault. Do you have to resort to a message board in order to vent your frustations & your vauge attempt at being funny ? I forgot. This is the age of the internet. We get behind a PC and blog about our likes & dis-likes . I used to work in Omaha radio several years ago . When I visit, I listen to Matt. He's good at what he does. Travis is also good at what he does on TV & Radio . I'm sure the root of most negative blogs is jealousy. Plain & simple. You didn't get the gig or you wish you could land a gig in a Top 75 market.

West Of The Rockies

Anonymous said...

West of the Rockies sounds like he's a member of the Journal circle jerk..

Anonymous said...

4:58 --

For the record:
The Perrault entries are tiresome, juvenile and not even remotely funny. Ditto for Da Troof entries.
That said, there is no way -- NO WAY -- that Perrault is "good at what he does." And there's no way anyone commenting on this blog is "jealous" of him. What would they be jealous of? His ability to get paid, though he wings almost every topic on his show? His frat-boy sarcasm and snively laugh? His wannabe Jim Rome stuff where he gives his approval to the two callers to his show with "Good stuff, Charlie." Or, wait, is it the fact that his voice is only slightly less annoying than Travis Justice's?

And, yes, we're all dying for a gig in a Top 75 market. Feel free to stay West of the Rockies, tool.

Anonymous said...

West of the Rockies -- is life THAT pathetic where you are that you have to opine about the rantings of a bunch of goofballs posting on a blog in Omaha??? REALLY???

Point your browser somewhere else, Cap'n -- there's way too much intelligence for you to be able to grasp here...LOL

Anonymous said...

Dear West of the Rockies,

It's a shame that you live west of the Rockies. I'm looking at the just released spring book, and Perrault could have used your help. An extra listener might have made his show a top 10 among male listeners.

But it's not. At all. In any demo. Will he blog about this one?

Anonymous said...

9:02 you complain about what "The Perrault" posts, yet, you say the same things except "The Perrault" says them in a sarcastic manner using humor as a delivery device where you seem to live in a very cold, dark place where humor is apparently banned. So, how is China nowadays?

Anonymous said...

You tire of me because you are incapable of handling what I have to offer. I control The Perrault and will soon be handing him his walking papers, because I am in control of all the stations within the Urinal Broadcasting Group. I will have a new voice chosen for The Big Show very soon, and it will be one you will enjoy much more than the fraud that is The Perrault.

How will I know you will enjoy that new voice? Because that new voice will be ME. And you know you love me, because I am...

DA TROOF

Anonymous said...

LIAR!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kugler in China to broadcast USA Men's medal round b-ball games?

Suck on that Jim Rose.

Anonymous said...

5:42 -- Way to defend yourself, "The Perrault." Thanks for the clarification, too, that "The Perrault" uses humor AND sarcasm as a delivery device. I had a hard time wrapping my Chinese brain around that. Here's the problem: You've been doing the same schtick for 8 months now on this blog. Your format is as tedious, redundant and un-funny as, well, Matt Perrault himself. And if you notice, no one else is defending your "The Perrault" posts here, just as no one outside Perrault's family and his frat-boy friends defends his show.

So, in a way, you've actually become what you mock. Now, that is kind of funny.

Anonymous said...

7:49 pm - it is your kind that enjoys the juvenile, mean spirited, petty, egotistic rantings of Kevin Kugler obviously. Kugler and Severe are not good talk show hosts. At least Bob Bruce was honest when he did not know anything about a topic. Kugler just loves to hear himself talk.

Anonymous said...

8:44 -- and you love to see YOUR juvenile rants in print. So I guess that makes y'all even...ya' putz.

Anonymous said...

9:34 pm...you crack me up. Lighten up Francis

Anonymous said...

It pisses me off that Kugler got the China gig and I'm stuck talking about Boston sports in this craphole known as Omaha. I'm very bitter about the whole thing, and anybody who calls in to my show next week is going to feel my wrath.

You suck, Omaha. I can't wait for the day when I leave this dump. It can't come soon enough.

Sincerely,

The Perrault

Anonymous said...

What a joke that 1620 spent the money to send Kugler over there...nobody cares enough about the Olympic basketball team to NEED to listen to play by play of it.

Phil McCracken said...

Hey Tool, they didn't pay his way, he's working for Westwood One. Did you forget to read the opening. Jackass.

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