Josh Innes Explains Departure from Houston Radio Station

Josh Innes was let go by Houston’s SportsTalk 790 about a week ago. 

The former 94 WIP host explained on Twitter that his show was axed for “budget reasons,” though he did have a couple of previous run ins during his tenure there, including a confrontation with another radio host at Super Bowl 52 and a conflict with another 790 host that resulted in that dude’s firing. The Texans also pulled his credential back in 2017.

Anyway, there’s an article from the Houston Chronicle featuring a few quotes from a podcast Josh recorded in his underwear after he was axed.

From the Chronicle:

Innes said he was informed – along with his co-worker and fiancée Jill Osterman and producer Jim Mudd – that they needed to meet after his Wednesday show. He said the meeting was “quick and painless” and the group was told their forced exit was a business decision.

“I hate to say it is what it is, but that’s the reality of it,” said Innes, who occasionally will do podcasts until he finds his next gig. “I’m not going to sit here and dump on them. I had an opportunity here, it ultimately did not fail in my opinion. We had good sponsors, great listeners, fun moments … And it’s their sandbox. They can do what they want to do. It wasn’t, I guess, a perfect match.”


Innes also ranted about the Houston Chronicle, taking umbrage with the headline about his departure: Josh Innes’ hyped Houston return ends in failure.

“I think we were successful,” Innes said. “Did everything succeed? No. Was it as big as I wanted it to be? No. But we put forth a lot of energy. We put forth a lot of money. We gave away a lot of tickets … They gave us an opportunity, it was what it was. I don’t view it as a failure.”

Sounds a bit like Josh’s Philly tenure.

You come in all guns blazing, you’re a breath of fresh air, you call it how you see it, and your show is more or less entertaining. Then you do some dumb things, completely fail to develop relationships with colleagues and the greater Philadelphia media and sports community, which results in you ultimately flaming out and getting fired.

Josh was in Philly from 2013 to 2016, when our sports teams were dog shit. The Chronicle believes his contract runs through October, which would result in him being paid not to work for the next seven months. I need one of those contracts.

I don’t see this happening:



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  • Trump = Evil March 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Josh is a fat slob

  • Mike Trout is treasonous and should not be allowed in the Linc. March 19, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    If Zit neck goes hunting with him I want Nate the great to start.

  • Real Ity Check March 19, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    “Sounds a bit like Josh’s Philly tenure…. You come in all guns blazing, you’re a breath of fresh air, you call it how you see it, and **your show is more or less entertaining.”**

    {corrected} …”and your shock jock schtick is less than entertaining.”

    There, I fixed it for you.

  • Mr “Not my job” Kinkee March 19, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    You’re right, rather than a weekly recap of Spring Training, the people are interested in an ex-radio host, or Kendall Jenner, or twitter posts they read 3 hours prior.

    Keep up the good work.

    • Kevin Kinkead March 19, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      site traffic doesn’t lie, homeboy

    • ugh March 19, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      when are people going to realize this isn’t a newspaper.

  • Claig March 19, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    I will never forget his very first show here with Bruno, Ray called in praising Bruno and totally destroyed Innes. Josh never recovered from that call.

    • Huge cuz fan March 19, 2019 at 1:32 pm

      That was a legendary radio moment. Ray owned him so hard.

  • Fake cuz March 19, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    I heard Josh peed his pants when he got fired.

  • Kardashian buzz March 19, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    All about SEO clicks to sell t-shirts. Got it. Good message, Kyl3 can you confirm this business model? Post any trash that brings short term views?

    Alienate your local sports fan viewers, who cares.

  • Kate Devlin March 19, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Wow thanks for keeping us informed of our former media personalities! Always good to hear what they’re up to. Have a great day.

    – Kate

  • Huey Lewis March 19, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Bring back Innis to Philly. Guy was funny and had balls . He’s good for business

  • Natalie E's Sweaty Thong March 19, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    IMO – Josh was good in the evenings where he could be a little more free form and riff on non-sports things with a less hard core audience. I found him to be entertaining, clearly has a Howard Stern streak in him, but afternoon sports talk in Philly is a hallowed institution and any deviation from 70% Eagles/30% Other local sports formula just won’t flush.

    Should have just waited things out for Angelo to go, or maneuvered his way into Cuz’s gig a la Farzetta where his act would work a little better with an AM audience.

    • Al moronganti March 19, 2019 at 12:48 pm


    • Kyle Stinks March 19, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      The 97.5 Morning Show is absolute garbage. I would love if Innes was on it and I hated him when he was at WIP. It shows how much I hate Farzetta, he stinks.

  • Josh burned a lot bridges here March 19, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    But he is still more entertaining than the talent that is on now. All these stations care about now are their stupid twitter polls, Joe D ridiculous daily question-Who is larger than life or whatever inane topic he can come up with, Wednesday TV and music Trivia. Josh realized how lame this all was.
    He made fun of the desperate sports callers. Now everyone plays it by the book. They are all afraid of the program director.

  • Sell shirts March 19, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Recap of what? Not Flyers games clearly. How about Monday morning/weekend round-up? Hmm nope guess not.

    Cherry pick your one “in-depth” sixers analysis a week. Ground breaking.

  • Half-Assed Effort March 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Why no updates on what’s going on wit Steve Marturano or Glenn Foley? You’re going to get scooped, bro!

  • tt March 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    faux cuz still makes me lol

  • DSDM March 19, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Mike would retire before working with him. Josh is a Stern wannabe and a bad imitation.

  • Kyle needs to pay people to show up to the CB party March 19, 2019 at 2:38 pm


  • The pickle man March 19, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Should make radio wars tee shirt with josh’s imagine on it and the cuz on the back

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