Refresher: A little over 10 years ago, the local Citadel Broadcasting arm launched an AM station called SuperTalk 1320, featuring a gaggle of young out-of-towners doing an edgy (this was before "edgy" became a dirty word) brand of talk that gathered much buzz but little ratings. Rick Emerson--then called Rick Taylor--was the afternoon drive-time anchor, and he was everything a talk radio fan under 50 could ask for: Confrontational, funny, smart, vaguely liberal, pop-culture obsessed and driven to Get Your Attention! like no one before or since on SLC's airwaves.
Of course, the station struggled and went under (1320 is now, yep, all sports); Taylor went northwest and became Rick Emerson on Portland radio. Currently, he's on 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Solid State Radio 970 AM, a station that carries a very SuperTalk lineup of Don & Mike, Tom Leykis and, at one time, former SuperTalk cohort Clyde Lewis.
Before KSL shuts down what's left of The Nightside Project, I'd highly recommend podcasting The Rick Emerson Show for your non-geezer talk radio needs. Now, where's Martin Davies? (Bill Frost)