Posted: 3:33 pm Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Jason Goff off 92.9/The Game 

By Rodney Ho

Jason Goff has left 92.9/The Game after 18 months. CREDIT: 92.9/The Game

Jason Goff has left 92.9/The Game after 18 months. CREDIT: 92.9/The Game

Another original member of 92.9/The Game has left the station: Jason Goff.

He was on until recently from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Goff came from a sports station in Chicago in October, 2012, when the Game debuted.

His co-host Mac left last year and he has been running solo ever since.

Goff is now on SiriusXMNBA from noon to 3 p.m. on a show called “Off the Dribble.”

He Tweeted his departure yesterday:

UPDATE: June 28, 2014: His Twitter feed says he’s leaving Atlanta and returning to Chicago but he didn’t say why.

This was his bio on the Game’s website until yesterday:

During his 12 years in radio broadcasting, Jason has covered a variety of events including NCAA Final Fours, Boxing Championships in Madison Square Garden and Las Vegas and training camps for both NBA and NFL teams. Jason also takes great pride in involving himself with charitable and community organizations such as One Step Camp/Children’s Oncology and the Jackie Robinson West Little League. When he is not on the air, Jason is just your average guy… keepin’ it real!

This departure happened the same day the March Nielsen radio ratings came out and the results were not encouraging.

The Game fell to a 0.9 rating, down from 1.2 in February and 1.5 in January, its peak to date over 18 months. That 0.9 is its worst performance since last October and placed the station 24th despite one of the strongest radio signals in town. A year ago, it was at a 0.6.

The other two sports stations aren’t doing well either, if that’s any solace for the Game.

Sports talk leader 680/The Fan (with 93.7 FM simulcast) had a 1.1 rating, down from 1.6 a year ago.  And 790/The Zone has fallen to a 0.4 from 0.6 in March 2013.

The Game does beat the other two stations at night, partly thanks to a superior signal. If the Game is seeking a quick, recognizable replacement, a certain former 790/The Zone brother team is ready and available to go tomorrow.

47 comments
DawgVoiceofReason
DawgVoiceofReason

It was real and it was fun (not) but it wasn't real fun, Jason Goff.  Good riddance and don't let the door hit you on the rear on the way out.  You came in to Atlanta acting like a typical know-it-all and got shown the door.  Great job (not) winning friends here.  You attacked the local teams and talked WAY too much about how things were done in Chicago.  NOBODY here cares.  Get lost, shove off and be gone, Goff.

Ultraman8
Ultraman8

How about THE HOCKEY and WRESTLING show?!

BTW- anyone remember the Munson and Van Note show? Can anyone recall who the first two callers were every day? Yup- EVERY day the same two callers were caller number one and caller number two.

Self_Made
Self_Made

There was NOBODY hosting an Atlanta sports radio show who knew the NBA like Goff, and I'll miss him for that. I won't miss the willful disdain for all things southern (not redneck...southern, like representing your college football team when you call in...it matters). ATL sports fans need a swift kick in the backside, so I had no problems with that. Right now, Rick & Jamie and Game Time are the only sports I listen to...I used to be a round the clock listener.


 I lost my initial enthusiasm for The Stews when they were trying too hard to be Michael Baisden or Steve Harvey. If they stick to SPORTS and leave out the "celebrity news" bits, I'll be fine. That's why I don't listen to any show with Mike Bell. As for the mornings, I've gone back to music. Can't take Redneck Radio with Randy and Jason or "The Archie Bunker Sports Show" AKA "The Rude Awakening".

Kevbot
Kevbot

To me, Jason was the best show The Game had going. Dude was smooth and he really knew sports - from experience. I've been missing him a lot already. The morning show is unbearable... They all know so little about sports from an athlete's standpoint; they just yap away about nothing trying to sound cool. Carl Dukes is okay, but Kordell is always talking about himself, and he gets that super-annoying tone when he's emotional about something. He has a lot of potential if he could stop being self-centered but I really can't stand him as he is. Kamla actually has opinions that I vibe to, but they get lost in his constant attempts to sound hip, which unfortunately seems to come natural to him. I mean, seriously though... a white guy in his forties using phrases like, "I'm feelin' you, bro." Please. I honestly keep trying to listen to this station, because it's the only consistent signal I get, but it's all trash now. I see a lot of people commenting to bring in the 2 Stews....I'd be highly in favor of that. Those guys keep it real and they have actual experience as the foundation for their opinions which any athlete appreciates. Something has to be done SOON.

TyronePatron
TyronePatron

The game program director sucks. sport talk is supposed to be entertaining that's why i don't listen to sports talk radio. I really despise the fact that rednecks had so much power that they got rid of the stews to begin with. Well you reap what you sow. Enjoy your boring sports talk.

JIBADEWILLIAMS
JIBADEWILLIAMS

i thought the same thing about the morning show....so racist! i only listen to it for maybe ten minutes and all they talk about is race! real talk....redneck radio....that show sucks i think they will be off the air pretty soon...


Ghost of Len Bias
Ghost of Len Bias

Just a few months ago, The Game had me listening non-stop, and I'm in the music business, so there are obviously other things I should be listening to!


But with the departure of my future wife Kristen Ledlow, and now Goff, all I have left are Kamla and Jamie. Very disappointed.

JaePlay
JaePlay

At first I liked Goff's show, he was entertaining. Then the more I listened the less enamored I became. Listening to his long-winded monologues, ad libs, and pontifications made me think of him as a baby Frank Ski,..intelligent, opinionated and full of himself...after a while that gets old and you turn the dial.'


Good luck Goff. You had a good run. Now, lets bring in the STEWS!!!

Razor_Ramon
Razor_Ramon

Jason was one of the worst hosts. He was no better than me when I was doing college radio..and that wasn't good. 


Jason often belittled fans and rambled on often talking over Mac during those months together. Jason knew his sports but he often was misguided in his opinions. Once Mac left, it was tough to listen to him on his own. 


So long Jason and your pompous ways. And I know you're reading this because that's the kind of "professional" you are...

Roman3000
Roman3000

Reggie Rouse, let me do your job for you, sit down and take notes. Hire John Michaels from 790 The Zone, let Jason Bay go, and team up John Michaels with Randy Cross for the morning show; let Kordell and Rick Kamla go and team up Jamie Dukes and Carl Dukes at the 10am to 2pm slot; put the 2 Live Stews at the 2pm to 6pm slot; John Fricke can have the 6pm to 10pm stretch, hire Atlanta native and sports reporter Rashaan Ali for the 10pm to 2am spot, and since Arthur Trish (name sounds like a "couple") nervous-uptight-sounding-self wants to be in sports broadcasting so bad, give him the 2am to 6am spot so he can practice. You're welcome and thank me later when the ratings go up and 92.9 The Game is still around when the new Falcon's stadium opens.

smokey64
smokey64

Anyone but Rick Kambla, that guy is so annoying, tries so hard to be "cool" using phrases like "you do you Ima do me and i ain't mad at ya"...please , and he mentions his girlfriend every 15 mins., as if she's the official sponsor of the station. It's like this is his first girlfriend ever. The only persons I like on the station are Randy Cross & Jamie Dukes, they seem to be comfortable with who they are. Jason Bay and Carl Duke come off like "Mr.Radio part one & two". and Kordell seem too much into being Kordell.

Mitch Evans is better suited for a "indy college" station some where in upstate NY.

The Stews would be a welcoming addition, but you know Atlanta, the moment they start doing well...Billy Bob from Woodstock and Cletus from Buford are gonna have a problem with that..."92.9 is to urban" will be the complaint.

TheHonestTruth
TheHonestTruth

Can you all PLEASE bring in someone with a local flavor!!!!!!!!  Come on 92.9.  DO THE RIGHT THING!

ErvinGibbs
ErvinGibbs

Man.... going to miss Goff. I think it's Stew time!!! First Jim Murray now Jason Goff, Jamie is the only one left I really enjoy

lkjlkjadsf
lkjlkjadsf

If they're smart, they'll go after Archer & Bell and John Michaels.  Yeah, they'll probably have to sit out for 6 months, but that's really their only chance against 680.


Rodney, do you know if they at least beat Buck and Kincaid?  I'd be surprised if they aren't winning noon-3pm.


lkjlkjadsf
lkjlkjadsf

wow, that's a huge loss for them.  Two of their 4 most talented guys have left now -- Jim Murray & Jason.  The only ones I really enjoy there now are Jamie Dukes and John Fricke.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

That's too bad.   Goff actually was excellent when talking about pro basketball, a sport about which no other hosts in the city have knowledge or interest.  

kbb3
kbb3

Funny how ive seen over the year or so that the Game is "too black". Its diverse. They have 2-3 fulltime black hosts! 680 The Clan has ZERO. Its perfectly ok to have nothing but middle aged white guys who have never played a sport blather on for hours, but dont you dare be diverse in a diverse town!

Sunshine77
Sunshine77

The 2Live Stews would solve half your problems!!! Hell start them out at night and check your results!! No local flavor!!! Your pride may prevent you from doing this but pride comes before the fall!! You guys are seriously under performing your signal!! Had such great high hopes you 92,9 the game!!  LOL! AM station with with weak signals is kicking CBS's azz! Wow!

Nopigs21
Nopigs21

Goff was realy entertaining and the only show I listened to on The Game. He will be missed.  The Stews would be great in that timeslot and I think Ryan or Doug could do the pregame for the Hawks as well.

ohenry3
ohenry3

Gonna miss Goff. His show was entertaining. Paging the 2Live Stews!!! Please report to wardrobe!!!

qbert119
qbert119

Goff was really entertaining, and now the only mildly good show is the Morning Show, and even that has been going downhill lately. I don't understand what they're doing programming wise over there, but they NEED to get rid of Carl and Kordell, they are COMPLETELY unbearable. 

Sunshine77
Sunshine77

Programming at The Game is awful! The only good thing about this station is the signal. Too bad the content is horrible. This station comes off as too corporate!! Fake! Synthetic. No local ties with exception of Jamie Dukes. They do not understand this market. Jason Goff was a turn off that hated his callers. Jason is currently on now speaking on Hank Aaron personal life experience. He said he would be "bitter too" is he was Hank. He should walk in Mr. Aaron shoes before he speaks. Poor Programming!!!

drew48
drew48

I listen to 92.9 every monday, wednesday, and friday from 9am to 9:30 - 10 am. The georgia rountable on the FAN is about the most boring segment in the history of radio. Otherwise I listen to 680.

netradiojock
netradiojock

WOW!  Goff was good.  I liked him on the air.  The Game is losing steam.  They need to sign The Stews to at least try to save the station.

daemonova
daemonova

680 has the best topics but its clear they have an agenda to push, the game has horrible topic usually, and the show are too long, 680 did the right thing cutting there shows down to three hours, at this point the game is what it is, if it hasn't beaten 680 by now it won't, they both CBS for some reason so I would cut a deal, to be 680's new FM alternative because at this point there just pouring money down the drain and the staff at Game know it which is why they keep their resume's polish, the difference in the ratings is that the the game is too black so the Stews are not a solution, but if they keep bringing in white talent like Jason Bay, Randy Cross, and Rick Kamila, they are really in trouble. they should have tried harder to keep Kristen but she probably didn't want t work that hard or get up that early


i haven't listen to 790 in more than a year but they probably still have that beau bock weekend show that good and so is John Michaels

RonRoberts
RonRoberts

790's signal is terrible outside I-85 (and it's AM, so it isn't all that swell inside the loop, either).  CBS Sports Radio is just a terrible product to be the foundation for 680's presentation, too.  Ironic given 92.9's ownership situation.

If I had to give an edge to anyone, for the long haul, I'd still say it's The Game's game to lose.  Their presentation is head & shoulders above the rest, and their signal gives 'em every square inch of highway mileage in the metro.

The_SAWB
The_SAWB

Really outside of college football season Atlanta can barely support one station much less three.

CrazedDawg
CrazedDawg

Now will the Game bring the Stews on board?

bucknersc
bucknersc

The Game is lame!  Bring back Dave FM!

Dr. Pangloss
Dr. Pangloss

@Self_Made Goff went out of his way to mock his audience which is not a smart move.  I don't mind confident and brash or a guy with more than 17 pieces of flare but Goff was just arrogant and obnoxious.  He had a weird idea about hosting a radio show.  

Right on about the Stews and Rude Awakening.  I only listen to Rick and Jamie and then switch over to Chuck and Trollboy in the late afternoon.  Czaben's not bad on Yahoo in the am. 

Ultraman8
Ultraman8

@Kevbot Stew#1: Bark Bark Bark Bark. Stew#2 Woof Woof Woof Woof . Stew#1: Bark Bark Bark Bark. Stew#2 Woof Woof Woof Woof.

And that was the show.

Dr. Pangloss
Dr. Pangloss

@Kevbot good point about Kordell and he's gone now.  Kamla is autistic.   He only knows the NBA.  He is gleefully ignorant about so much outside of NBA and movies (or is it TV?)  Amazing. The Stews will need to appeal to a broader audience if they want success.  

DawgVoiceofReason
DawgVoiceofReason

@TyronePatron Stews, while sometimes amusing, were one-trick ponys.  Too much barking (and I'm a Dawg fan) and shtick.  Not enough substance.

Dr. Pangloss
Dr. Pangloss

@TyronePatron unfortunately not too many folks enjoy barking, shot gun blasts, discussing Kobe and courvoisier,  Some day, hopefully, there will be a larger market for that.  I agree that talking baseball is extremely boring. 

Ultraman8
Ultraman8

@GeorgeStein no one cares about basketball. Boring, predictable and most of the players are NOT role models, except  for prison inmates.

MarshawnMcLeod
MarshawnMcLeod

@kbb3  You know it!  Stone Mnt is a stone's throw away!  Thank GOD for internet radio.  I would be listening to the NERO league if Atlanta had there way.

Ultraman8
Ultraman8

@Sunshine77 the STEWS were terrible. at night from 10pm when all the bros are home -yeah maybe. It is nice hearing people speak proper english instead of ghetto. Yes I know the brothas and sistas out there wanna hear the home boys since they cannot follow white speak. There are no racists on the morning show. Although they do point out double standards. Steak and run on Dimino are pathetic. They are worse than the Van Note and Munson show. Sports talk is not picking up as the topics are the same day after day. 
Same as the news, someone got shot, another mugging, another hold up, another Jesse and Al protest march and some gay popped out of their box and is having a parade, and all heck broke loose in the mid east. It's like watching a re run of the twilight zone.

lkjlkjadsf
lkjlkjadsf

@drew48 I heard a few minutes of it once & gotta agree.  You have to be a hard-core redneck to find that show interesting.

DawgVoiceofReason
DawgVoiceofReason

@MarshawnMcLeod @smokey64 Is "REDNECK" your code word for white?  Not sure you know what you're talking about.  There aren't many rednecks on the radio in sports talk here.  Yes, there are a couple but not many.

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