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.
Tonight on the Road Trip, B-Straw and Pauly G journeyed to Gainesville, New York City. They started in Gainesville talking to Adam Reardon, ESPN 1230, about the Gators moving into the Final Four. Then they talked to John Jastremski in New York City about the Yankees and the Astros season opener. They stayed in New York and talked a bit more on Opening Day with Jerry Krasnick, ESPN.com baseball analyst.
Paul and Brien were minding their own business on remote when they came across a lady who was very much a fan of Rich Lord. They allowed her to come on air and express her love and hilarity ensued.
Tonight they kicked off talking about Colbert getting backlash over the comments he made in last night’s Highlight the Helpless segment. We decided to play another where Colbert talked about how the U.S. isn’t recruiting early enough because a Belgian soccer team signed an infant to play. In Great Britain a 7 foot tall man was allowed out of jail because of his height. Over in Sweden a guy got a McDonald’s receipt tattooed on his arm because he’s too good with the ladies. Finally there’s a liquor store discounting champagne in honor of the death of the Westboro Baptist founder.
Tonight The B-Straw and Pauly G Show took a Road Trip to Philadelphia and Memphis. First in Philadelphia they talked to Brian Haddad, WIP, to talk about the Eagles dropping DeSean Jackson due to alleged gang connections. Haddad doesn’t think he’ll be out of work long and hated to see him leave the team, but says the team must have felt strong about his off field issues to let him loose. Then they journeyed to Memphis to talk to David Jablonski, Dayton Daily News, to talk about Dayton’s Cinderella story so far. Jablonski says the odds may be against Dayton but stranger upsets have happened before.
Orlando Alzugaray, 640 Sports, joined The B-Straw and Pauly G Show to discuss the Chris Clemons signing. Alzugaray is not high on the new Texan. He says he might be good for competition but thinks it would be a bad idea for the Texans to start him. He also thinks the Texans should draft Clowney because having him with Watt would be a huge boost. He thinks they could go with Mack but Clowney would really be to their best advantage.
B-Straw and Pauly G hit the the road and head up to College Station and Louisville to get the scoop on big stories happening around the nation. Joining them on their first stop in College Station is Sports Radio 610′s own Patrick Crayton, who highlighted Johnny Manziel’s impressive performance in his pro-day earlier today. Steve Andress from WDRB-TV met the guys at their final stop in Louisville to set the stage for the highly anticipated sweet sixteen match-up between no. 4 seed Louisville and no.8 seed Kentucky.
B-Straw and Pauly G like to end out their show with a nice batch of hater-aid. Tonight Paul ranted on his incident with Ozzie Guillen which lead to a run in with baseball writer Richard Justice at Minute Maid. Paul was reminded of this after being angered by an MLB critical tweet by Richard Justice, whom Paul doesn’t follow of course. Basically Paul loathes a lot of things about baseball.
Brien Straw and Paul Gallant shed light on multiple topics that will make your head spin. Their first topic is about a man in Alabama who decided to strip his clothes off and climb a tree fully nude. They give Pepsi a shout-out for accidentally filling their cans with Alcopop Party Drink, containing 4.5% alcohol. They finish up highlighting the helpless by discussing an interesting study about divorces and a study that declares hitting the snooze button is bad for you.
Brien Straw and Paul Gallant head out on their road trip to Waco, Orlando, and finish their trip across the nation in Chicago. David Smoak, program director and talk show host of (AM 1660/1330 FM 99.1/100.9 ) joined the guys on their first stop to talk about the upcoming match-up between the No. 6 seed Baylor Bears and the No. 2 seed Wisconsin Badgers.
B-Straw and Pauly G asses the top three quarterbacks in this years draft and how each of their unique skill sets make them a desirable asset to the Texans offense. Paul chooses Teddy Bridgewater as the top QB in the draft for his ability to read defenses and break down plays in front of Jon Gruden.