Working as a sports talk-radio host requires a degree of showmanship. It’s more entertainment than information, more bravado than sports.Steve Duemig got it. A former golfer, he thrived as an on-air host and fixture for more than 25 years in this market, first partnering with former Bucs and Gators linebacker Scot Brantley and later rising in popularity as the afternoon drive host on WDAE-AM 620, the market’s top sports talk station.But I’ll always remember a different performance Duemig delivered, one he gave not in a studio but on an altar.When Duemig’s friend and colleague Chris Thomas died in February 2004, Duemig stood before a crowd at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in downtown Tampa and gave one of the most heartfelt eulogies I’ve ever witnessed. He laced it with humor, made people laugh but made sure to communicate the love he had for Thomas. He even did a little shuffle.In that moment, I saw a side of Duemig he seldom revealed on air, but it was no … [Read more...] about Longtime WDAE sports talk-radio host Steve Duemig dies
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Bo Mattingly, who has hosted an afternoon sports talk radio show since July 2007, is ending his show to shift the direction of his company. - Photo by Sawyer Radler, Sport & Story On Jan. 23, Bo Mattingly led off his show with a surprising announcement. After more than a decade of hosting arguably the state's most popular sports talk radio show, Mattingly said he was giving up his coveted afternoon time slot to move his business, Sport & Story, in a new direction, toward documentary filmmaking and podcasting. This afternoon, "Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly" will air for the final time on nine affiliates throughout Arkansas. It ends an 11 1/2-year run in which Mattingly, 42, became one of the most recognizable voices in the state - he was voted state sportscaster of the year in 2012, 2013 and 2016 - and one of the most influential on the topic of the Razorbacks. The show airs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mattingly's show was unlike its peers in the state at the time it launched in … [Read more...] about Popular Arkansas sports talk radio show host ending 11.5-year run with final broadcast today
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’