Sports broadcaster Michael Grady, co-host of the “Grady & Big Joe” radio show on ESPN’s The Fan for the past eight years, said Friday that he was leaving the show. Grady announced the decision to listeners of the program, which runs weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon on WFNI-AM 1070 and WFNI-FM 107.5. He said Friday’s show was his last. “That contract is now up and after some not-so-easy discussions, it’s been decided that now is the time to say goodbye," he said during a 20-minute address to open the show. “You all have allowed me to live out a dream.” The station did not say if Grady would be replaced. A phone call to station owner Emmis Communications seeking comment was not immediately returned. Grady, who grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Warren Central High School in 2001, was a sports reporter at WRTV Channel 6 from 2014 to 2017 and the Indiana Pacers public address announcer from 2010 to 2017. He left those jobs in … [Read more...] about Radio host Michael Grady leaving local sports-talk show
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THEY KNOW THEIR SPORTS—From left: Smokin’ Jim Frazier, Kevin Cameron, Aubrey Bruce, Chris Moore of KDKA Radio, Bill Neal, and Brian Cook, at the KDKA Radio studios, Jan. 6. Shortly after we rang in the year 2019, I received a phone call from Ashley Johnson, advertising coordinator for the New Pittsburgh Courier. “Hey Aubrey, Chris Moore called and left a message for you to call him.” After I thanked her and hung up, I began to worry. I wondered if I had written or said something out of kilter that may have offended him because I have been blessed to know Chris for over four decades and from the early beginnings that I have practiced my craft, he has always been the measuring stick that many African American journalists, especially me, have strived to reach and maintain. He has guest-hosted many times for host Ellis Cannon on PCNC’s Night Talk. He has now added KDKA radio to his ever-evolving body of work. Many of you probably also recognize him from his … [Read more...] about Sports Talk with an urban twist on the Chris Moore Show on KDKA Radio (Jan. 9)
TIFFANY HADDISH stars alongside Kevin Hart in “Night School.” (AP PHOTO) :10—At long last, a project “7” years in the making will kick off in Pittsburgh with the force of a “Shaq Daddy Mega-Ton Glass Breaking Slam Dunk.” “Champions Live” Sports and Entertainment Talk Show will premiere live every Thursday night beginning Thursday, Nov. 1. The combined effort of Achieving Greatness Inc., CEO, Bill Neal (that would be me!) along with Chuck Sanders, former Penn Hills star, Slippery Rock All-American, Pittsburgh Steeler and owner of the Savoy, along with the New Pittsburgh Courier. :09—“Champions Live” continued…The show will feature Neal, who has 30-plus years in TV and radio broadcasting beginning at WYEP and continuing through WAMO and several live venues including James Street Café and the Crawford Grill. “Team Champion” will also include veteran sportscaster and NFL scout … [Read more...] about Black sports talk show coming to Savoy! And Night School should only be seen at night!
New venture will live-stream video from WFAN show, launch original content, costs $9/month Tony Maglio, provided by Published 12:32 pm PDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Sports Talk Radio Legend Mike Francesa to Launch ‘Mike’s On’ Digital Platform 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WFAN sports talk radio personality Mike Francesa is launching his own digital platform, “Mike’s On,” which will cost subscribers $8.99 per month or $98.99 annually. The new platform, which is in partnership with CAA Sports and Entercom, will include live video and audio streaming of Francesa’s afternoon-drive WFAN radio show, which is also called “Mike’s On.” Additionally, the platform will feature original content. Read the full article on The Wrap … [Read more...] about Sports Talk Radio Legend Mike Francesa to Launch ‘Mike’s On’ Digital Platform
The Heat Index azcentral sports Published 6:06 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 While sports radio talk show hosts make a living on rush hour hot takes that are often easily proved wrong by the end of the day — sometimes by the end of the drive — they serve their purpose and provoke discussion. But sometimes, they're just so bad they deserve to be called out. Enter Jody Oehler of Fox Sports 910 AM. His target: John Gambadoro of KMVP-FM 98.7 FM, who happens to be on the "Burns and Gambo Show" which airs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. against Oehler's show "The Drive," on from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. "Reminder that there are Phoenix sports media members that publicly questioned whether Goldy was done in May and whether Gabbert was the future at QB within a 6 month span," he tweeted. "And that sports media member was Gambo. #accountabilityboard" Goldy of course is Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who struggled mightily in to begin the season and hit .144 … [Read more...] about Arizona sports talk radio hosts Oehler blasts rival host Gambadoro over ‘awful takes’