A handful of strange coincidences have sidetracked the first full week of "The Drew Olson Show."
And, it'll be a while before things are "normal."
The show debuted on March 1 in the 1-3 p.m. block here on The Big 920. We did a show on March 2, too, with Bucks announcer Ted Davis joining for a "Ted Talk" during the second hour.
That's when things began to get a bit weird. Follow along with me, if you can.
On Friday, my afternoon show partner, Mike Heller, and I guest-hosted "The Rich Eisen Show." We aired that show from 11-2 p.m., and we carried it live in Milwaukee. (My show will usually pre-empt the 1 p.m. hour of Rich's show). At 2 p.m., we carried "The Mike Heller Show" in Madison, Wausau and Milwaukee with me running the point while Mike grabbed lunch and took one of his patented "car naps" before jumping in for the 3-6 portion.
Today, I was prepared to do "The Drew Olson Show" as usual. But, two things intervened. First, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's basketball team advanced in the Horizon League tournament and their game began at noon, thus pre-empting the first hour of my show. Second, Mike and Jon Arias are hosting "The Rich Eisen Show" again, and they'll be taking a break at 2 p.m.., which means I'll be hosting that show in Madison and Wausau, with Milwaukee joining in progress after the Panthers' game.
Still with me?
OK, here is where it gets even more strange.
Tomorrow, Mike and I are traveling to Arizona to broadcast from Brewers spring training. We'll have interviews, guests and some live callbacks (looking at you, Dan O'Donnell of WISN, whom I'll join Wednesday through Friday at 10:30 a.m.). We'll also be broadcasting in Milwaukee and Madison (and other markets) from 2-6 p.m.
That means "The Drew Olson Show" is basically on hiatus until March 13. We'll have three days to find our groove before making way for -- the NCAA basketball tournament!
Things are going to settle in soon, trust me. I know you're going to enjoy "The Drew Olson Show, powered by OnMilwaukee.com." It's just going to be a while before we really get humming.