For many years, I have been a big fan of Matt Spiegel's work. Whether singing with Tributosaurus or talking sports on WSCR, Matt provided a lot of entertainment for his audience. Recently, in a move that surprised many, Matt was let go by WSCR.
I have been losing interest in The Score for years and this latest move pushed me further away. I don't know if it is my age, my changing interests or the talent level on The Score, but I have found myself listening less and less and now I barely listen.
I always felt Matt brought a tremendous amount of knowledge and passion, along with a comfortable way of delivering it over the air. He is neither brash, or loud, but he has strong opinions and he isn't afraid of a debate. He has been among my favorite sports talk hosts ever. Now he is gone from the airwaves.
I'm sure Matt will be fine. He is multi-talented and likable. Who knows if he'll land back on radio somewhere or maybe a podcast is in his future. Maybe he'll take a break.
Of course, there is also Tributosaurus, Matt's band. They meticulously recreate the sounds of a different music act every show. I was floored when I heard them become The Beatles. They were just that good. Even more impressive, I enjoyed them when they became Crosby, Stills and Nash, a band I don't particularly love. Funneled through the Tributo machine, I really enjoyed the songs of CSN.
I hope to hear Matt on the radio again. Until then, I will follow him through Tributosaurus.com and the Tributo Facebook page. For now I wish good luck to Matt and I thank him for lots of entertainment and good dialogue.
Matt Spiegel and me in Chicago, IL-March 2018.