What I do for 610: I’m the producer for B-Straw & Pauly G. I help to book guests, screen calls, and find interesting stories every day.
Birthday: October 21
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Nickname: People often think my name is pronounced like Laura so I get that a lot, otherwise Lara is pretty short already to have a nickname
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
College: Texas State University in San Marcos, TX
High school: Clements High School in Sugar Land, TX
How long at SportsRadio 610: Since 2011
How long in radio business: Since 2009
Coolest person at SR610: Job Tennant
What I love about Houston: The great variety of things to see and do
Favorite four-letter word: SPAR
Experience: I started at the bottom and am still fighting my way up
Teams followed: Texans, Rockets, Dynamo
Signature phrase: Probably something sarcastic.
Favorite sports experiences: Meeting athletes at Fan Fest, going to Astros games with friends, being my dad’s only sporty child so he was my coach a lot.
Sports played: I played soccer and volleyball all through the early years and dabbled a bit in gymnastics and ice-skating. I did some track and field too.
Family: My parents told me I could do anything I wanted. I think they may regret that now that I’ve decided what I want to do is radio. I have a very awesome and supportive family though.
More: I have a great passion for radio and really enjoy having a job that challenges me and keeps me interested every day. Plus it’s a lot of fun to be one of the only girls at a Sports station. There’s never a dull moment.
They kicked off with a story about a counselor at the local school sleeping with a student. Then onto a court reporter who typed “I hate my job” and “All work and no fun make Jack a dull boy” instead of doing his job transcribing cases. There’s a Scottish woman who makes dog poop look like desserts in an attempt to shame the careless owners who don’t pick it up. Finally, a masseuse has man take off his $35,000 watch and then attempts to steal it by sneaking it out in a certain body cavity.
Tonight the guys hit the road and went to Lexington, KY and Cincinnati. First they went to Lexington to talk to Rob Bromley, WKYT-TV, to talk about Kentucky and the Final Four. Then they went to Cincinnati to talk to Paul Dehner Jr., Cincinnati Enquirer, to talk about the Manning signing and Dalton contract.
David James, Open Door Sports Consulting, joined The B-Straw and Pauly G Show to discuss who the Texans will draft. He said he saw it coming that the Texans would let Gary Kubiak go. James is not as high on Clowney as high on him as a lot of people. He thinks that O’Brien might be looking at more of a long term solution at quarterback. He thinks trading a later pick for Ryan Mallet or Kirk Cousins would be a bad move because the Texans have Fitzpatrick already.
The guys first highlighted an airline that will allow you to pay $800 for you to join the mile high club. This lead to a discussion of how awkward it must be to try and join the Mile High Club on a normal flight. Paul highlighted a priest in Alaska charged with possessing cannabis and a gun while drunk driving. They also explored weird things people use to get stoned. Apparently teens are smoking coffee beans lately.
Tonight the guys hit the road and went to Columbia, South Carolina and Augusta. First they talked to Josh Kendall, “The State”, on Jadaveon Clowney’s Pro Day. Kendall said that even with the question marks he would take Clowney as the first pick because he is just that impressive. Then they went to Savannah to talk to Seth Harp of Sports Radio 102.1 on the Masters and Tiger Woods. Harp talked about how his guess is as good as anyone else’s as to who will come out victorious in this mix.
B-Straw and Pauly G discuss the shows that have the best and worst season finales. WARNING! There are multiple spoilers in this podcast.
B-Straw and Pauly G pack their bags and head out on a three-stop trip around the U.S. The guys travel just a few hours northwest to Austin, where they are joined by 1300 “The Zone” host Rob Babers. Babers discusses the possibility of renewing the historical UT vs. A&M rivalry that fans of both universities are anxiously anticipating. Next, Brien and Paul travel to our nation’s capital to talk with WJFK’s Grant Paulson about the on-going negotiations between DeSean Jackson and the Washington Redskins. At their last stop in Milwaukee, the guys join Doug Russell from NewsRadio 620 WTMJ to discuss the upcoming match-up between the no. 2 seed Wisconsin Badgers and the no. 8 seed Kentucky Wildcats.
Paul Gallant breaks down in Hater-aid what compelled him to pick radio over TV as his preferred media outlet. Basically he thinks TV people lack conviction. He detailed a twitter spat between himself and Randy McIlvoy to illustrate his point. He’d go so far as to tell you which TV station is the least reputable of them all.
Wal-Mart has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard. An Egyptian columnist wants to sue Israel for the biblical plagues. Another weird Norway situation where a guy leaves his yacht, keys and all, in a harbor unattended for two years. Paul is afraid of the ocean in other news.
Craig Brownson, head coach Fort Bend Travis High School, joined The B-Straw and Pauly G Show to discuss his former players Aaron and Andrew Harrison who are playing for Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. He said you could tell right away there was something special about these two players. Brownson said it wasn’t too difficult to distinguish between the twins. He also discussed how well his former players seem to be adjusting and moving forward so far in the NCAA.