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Guess which 3 local sports radio shows make "Talkers" list of 100 most important in America

Posted by: Michael Rand under Local TV and radio Updated: July 16, 2012 - 3:33 PM

Local good guy Chris Long tweeted earlier today that he is "currently filling in on the 63rd best sports talk radio show in the country."

Our first thought: He is?

Our second thought: Someone claims enough knowledge in this area to attempt to rank such things?

But it's true. "Talkers" Magazine is the architect of a list of the "Heavy Hundred of Sports Talk", aka the 100 most important talk radio hosts in America. The rankings are partially based on ratings and revenue, but the site does say the rankings are also subjective (it does not, as we would, rank the hosts via a Cusack-based star system, but whatever).

Would you believe there are THREE Twin Cities-based shows/hosts in the top 100 (or, more precisely, the top 63)? Well, there are:

No. 38: Dan Barreiro (KFAN)

No. 52: Dan "The Common Man" Cole (KFAN)

No. 63: Patrick Reusse and Phil Mackey (KSTP)

It's no surprise to see Barreiro atop the local list -- he swings a pretty big club in this market. It was interesting, though, to see the noon-time shows on the rival stations both on the list.

Your thoughts, please, in the comments.

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