Chris Baker Comes to KSEV: Another Attempt to Preach to Houston's Talk-Radio Choir

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Chris Baker is baaaack
Chris Baker, who was Houston's Glenn Beck before Glenn Beck really took off, is coming back to the local airwaves. Yet again.

Baker, a superficial blowhard who in many ways -- none of them good -- epitimozes right-wing talk radio, will have a show on State Senator Dan Patrick's KSEV, which apparently does still exist.

The news comes from Mike McGuff's blog; Baker says he'll have an afternoon show on the station.

He had been in Minnesota at KTLK, but quit recently, according to the MinnPost website. Color them unimpressed by his move:

According to Arbitron, KSEV is a bit player, with a puny 0.3 percent share of the Houston market. KTLK's number here is 11 times that.

KSEV's tiny footprint doesn't exactly conform to hints Baker dropped about his future after quitting: "It's the evolution of our industry and I chose to put myself in a position to be ready for the media of the future, while at the same time providing security for my family. My next opportunity does just that and I am very excited."

Maybe KSEV has big growth plans, or the host has another shoe to drop. But if not, looks like Baker dropped in the pecking order.

Baker's stints here include shows on KPRC, KTRH and then a second KPRC show which he did from Minnesota.

Among his highlights: Walking off an MSNBC show when things weren't going as he liked.

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21 comments
Matt Gerber
Matt Gerber

I miss you on my drive in to work in Minneapolis, Chris!

Tom Mabe
Tom Mabe

HAHA! Connelly calling someone else a superficial blowhard!? Now THAT'S rich!

Curlinpw
Curlinpw

i hope he brings back the syncronized lanscaping team back with him!

Guest
Guest

Anything that allows me to listen to ANYONE besides Michael Berry - I'll take. I don't always agree with Chris Baker, but Berry makes me want to have a stroke and slip into a coma to escape his idiocity. Like Wednesday - Berry relished in the idea that some 'retards' were going to come out and picket him, 8 people showed up. They weren't even picketing Berry per say, it was the 740 station. Berry's the biggest moronic blowhard there is. I'll take Baker.

idjit
idjit

In defense of Chris Baker, he is not in any way as creepy as Dan Patrick.

Mark
Mark

If Chris has no market share and no facts why does anyone care! What is the big threat? I don't agree with much on KPFT so I don't turn it on. No problem here.

SamHouston's Flask
SamHouston's Flask

Baker is a bald, way less funny, way less intelligent Dennis Miller. He should fit in well with the slow crowd that tunes into KSEV.

Larousse49
Larousse49

This guy is incendiary just to be incendiary, and often mints his own facts to conform to his argument, or rant.

I would've loved to see him huff off of MSNBC when confronted with a cogent counter argument...which never materialized from his ordinary misinformed listeners.

Fresh Prince
Fresh Prince

There are other ppl besides the Houston liberal morons that read this newspaper, so why dont your journalists try not to be so one-sided on all topics political? It's exhausting listening to ya'll bitch constantly about conservative talk radio.

Kyle
Kyle

I hate this guy's opinions and his manner so much. He's just awful.

Katy
Katy

Unless EVERY conservative in Houston is listening to talk radio 24/7, how has the radio market not been split into micro-hairs by now?

I mean, how many different ways are there to say, “It’s Obama’s fault”?

Wynona23
Wynona23

Or child molester, and former talker on the same station, what's his name John Matthews?

NeenerNeener
NeenerNeener

I agree that Chris Baker is weak at talk radio. He comes from 950's long line of blowhards who speak in a gruff voice about "some" controversy of the day (although not all of the hosts past or present meet that criteria). He even acted concerned about local issues when he was no longer living here and neither experiencing them or directly affected by them. Whatever it takes to generate calls. Same as those who ask for "favorite movie line" or other fluff generating calls. KSEV deserves better in their roster. At least the tone is different at 1070.

CL91
CL91

From one conservative to another; please help our cause by learning basic grammar, spelling and punctuation, and staging an argument with facts, instead of resorting to basal name calling. You're really doing a disservice to trying to disprove the whole "Conservatives aren't dumb, hateful people" thing by being a well...dumb and hateful person.

Wyatt
Wyatt

Being conservative is one thing; liking the lowest common denominator, intellectually vacant circle jerk that is this kind of talk radio...well, that's just dumb.

Katy
Katy

Hey, Houston CONSERVATIVE morons have all those great talk radio stations to occupy their time when they ought to be working.

All the “Houston liberal morons” have is “The Houston Press.” That’s it.

If it became fair and balanced, we’d have nothing to do with our time but gay sex and welfare fraud.

G#
G#

As many ways as I heard "It's Bush's fault"

Craig Malisow
Craig Malisow

Wait -- why would you have a circle-jerk on the radio? No one would be able to see....oh, wait. I get it now. Never mind.

NeenerNeener
NeenerNeener

ALL you have is the Houston Oppress? The last bastion? Chronicle critical of our endless run of Democrat mayors?

No liberal voice in the booking of films at Aurora Picture Show, Rice Media Center, MFAH, River Oaks, et al?

No left of center perspectives at taxpayer subsidized NPR?

No relief online? No relief on cable or public access?

Sucks being you.

H_e_x
H_e_x

KPFT does provide some fresh air every now and then.

Robert Boyd
Robert Boyd

Not to mention the liberals who stock the shelves at Whole Foods and Fiesta! And the liberals who control Google! And Ikea! It's hard to even buy conservative furniture these days! We conservatives are being oppressed by the Houston Oppress, which as we know is the prime powerbroker in Houston!!!!

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