Armando Salguero FIRED from 640 AM Radio Show

Die-Hard Dolphins fans have enjoyed listening to Armando Salugero and his Miami Dolphins insight on his daily morning radio show on WFTL 640 AM Radio the past 2 years, but that has now come to an end. Armando has been fired by 640 AM and has been replaced by Sid Rosenberg. Sid is expected to start in Mid-June. The reason given for Armando's dismissal was "poor ratings." Armando confirmed the news on his twitter page.

Rosenberg was fired in early April by WQAM when he was arrested for a DUI and driving with a suspended license. Rosenberg has confirmed the report he is taking over the morning drive time slot with his buddy over at Bob's Blitz last night.

Like him or not Rosenberg is a talented radio host. Probably the most talented radio host in the South Florida market. WFTL can use "poor ratings" as an excuse to remove Armando but the fact of the matter is Rosenberg is as big a Radio Free Agent as there is and they couldn't let this opportunity pass. Could they have put Sid on in a different time slot and kept Armando; yes! That wasn't going to happen though because there needed to be changes with the "Armando and Perkins" show regardless of this Sid news.

The downfall of Armando Salugero's radio show is not surprising to long-time listeners of the program. When the show first hit the air it was called "Armando and The Amigo" and it had a lovable charm to it. Salugero's co-host was Larry Milian (aka The Amigo). Armando being the reporter/facts guy and Larry with his over the top "super-fan/every-man" attitude was a good mix and they put on an enjoyable show. While they covered all sports it was of course very heavy with Dolphins coverage as Armando has many connections with the Fins. But for some reason a year or so back WFTL decided to add a 3rd man to the team and that is when the show jumped the shark. The radio station added another reporter, Chris Perkins to the show and that is when things snowballed downhill quickly. The addition of Perkins forced "The Amigo" to quit as there wasn't enough air-time for all 3 men and when the show became "Armando and Perkins" it just was un-listenable radio. Chris Perkins was beyond awful as a radio personality and dragged the show into the gutter. Whatever charm the show once had was quickly gone and it became the stereotype for what "bad sports radio" in this country is. Perkins would take the opposite stance on almost every issue to constantly create "forced debate" and creating contrived conflict. Coming off arrogant at times on issues which he had little knowledge about. He would say "shocking things" and take "shocking stances" on issues just for the sake of "shock" factor that made no sense at times. With this website, interacting with fans and just talking to friends I know many listeners that once enjoyed Armando's program were driven away and stopped listening because of Chris Perkins. The show lost its way when it added him and he was just a horrible radio personality. He made you want to turn off the radio and I think enough people finally did forcing this change.

WFTL has already taken Armando's name off the "Line-Up" page and just lists "Perkins" as the morning host and the link to the page is currently a "dead link" where you click it and nothing happens.

We here at DolphinsTalk.com enjoy and respect Armando Salugero's work both for the Miami Herald and the last 2 years on his morning radio show. Armando was very good on the radio and we hope he returns to radio. His show was a must for all die-hard Dolphins fans.  Hopefully next time he returns to the air-ways he returns alone or without the anchor that was tied to his leg that went by the name Chris Perkins.

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  1. Sorry to see this happen to Armondo but like you said, once they added Perkins I stopped listening.

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  2. It was great when it was Armando and the amigo. I didn't really dislike Perkins but he totally disrupted the chemistry of the original two. It's not his fault as much as it is the stations for making that move. WFTL are a bunch of mama-tranks

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  3. Really liked Armando. To bad they felt they had to bring in the gambling, drug, alcoholic NY addict Rosenberg. I do not know why anyone in Miami wants to listen to this guy talk NY sports. Add on top of that, one day he is going to kill an innocent person down here driving drunk. 640 Spirts is off my dial

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  4. This guy Rosenberg doesn't know wether he's a comedian or a sports announcer. He's not funny so maybe he might be a sports announcer.Bring back Armando and the Amigo!!!!

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  5. "Like him or not Rosenberg is a talented radio host. Probably the most talented radio host in the South Florida market."

    Based on what, his own relentless self-promotion?

    I tried listening to the guy several times. For me he is un-listenable. Not funny, not informative. Just a good example what passes for good radio these days.

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  6. Sid took all his BS antics, speech and other content from Howard Stern. If I bumped into that drug addict I would not know him from a hole in the wall. What the hell makes him so talented and he is certainly not funny!

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  7. Bring back its ARMANDO AND THE AMIGO please.I always like wake up in the morning listen to that show.Its brought some kind of mix flavor Latin and English to the air.The new show host sucks.I stopped listen to that show ever since Armando Salguero got fired.

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  8. I agree that Armando Salugero is very good on the radio. The same for Larry Milian, his former partner. But, there's no need to put down Chris Perkins. I thought he was just fine. It was just a case of too many men in the booth and too many fans liked it as it was, a duo...ARMANDO AND THE AMIGO. Why must you cut down Perkins? Not his fault there wasn't enough room for him.

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  9. Perkins was fucking terrible! Nuff said!

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