Connect with us
BSM Summit
blank

Sports Radio News

Will You Get SEC Network?

Jason Barrett

Published

on

blank

The SEC has gone into partnership with ESPN in creating and operating the network, and ESPN could stand for Expensive Sports Programming Now.

It is the most costly channel in your programming package, commanding what reportedly is about $5.50 of your monthly bill. Accordingly, the SEC Network will be at the Rolls Royce end of the conference TV networks in terms of pricing, with the respected Sports Business Journal saying the monthly fee for “SECTV” in the 11 states in which the league has a school will be $1.30 per subscriber (just a quarter for non-SEC states).

That’s what the cable and satellite companies will be charged — and obviously they aren’t in the business of breaking even, so if you end up with the channel you can expect your bill eventually to reflect that cost plus the profit margin the programming company will add.

The network is to air 24 hours a day and show 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball contests and 75 baseball games in addition to other sports. There also will be talk shows and other programming.

Musburger, 74, has been moved out of the lead college football play-by-play role for ESPN and ABC to handle those chores for SEC Network. He’ll work with analyst Jesse Palmer. Chris Fowler replaces Musburger on the main ESPN-ABC package, working with holdover commentator Kirk Herbstreit. (Fowler also remains as host of ESPN’s “College GameDay” pregame program on Saturday mornings.)

SEC Network will have its own Saturday morning preview show, which will focus on the league and go up against “GameDay.’’ ESPN’s Joe Tessitore will host the program and will be joined by analyst Tim Tebow. Paul Finebaum, who has had a popular radio show in SEC territory, also will participate as well as former Louisiana State and NFL player Marcus Spears.

For more of this story visit STL Today where it was first published

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Sports Radio News

Marc Bertrand Signs Contract Extension at 98.5 The Sports Hub

“I take great pride in having been a part of the station since its inception.”

Jordan Bondurant

Published

on

blank
Mass Amherst via Facebook

Zolak & Bertrand co-host Marc Bertrand will remain on Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub for the next several years.

According to All Access, Bertrand and parent company Beasley Media Group reached an agreement on a contract extension.

Bertrand said being a Sports Hub lifer is something he’s very fond of.

“I take great pride in having been a part of the station since its inception,” Bertrand said. “I’m fortunate to have great teammates on Zolak & Bertrand and as a group, we are incredibly thankful for our loyal listeners. It is their support and engagement that makes this job fun every single day.”

Bertrand and partner Scott Zolak have been on the air together since 2015.

Continue Reading

Sports Radio News

Gabe Kuhn To Take Over Afternoon Drive On 92.9 ESPN

“Kuhn, who had hosted at competitor Sports 56 the last two years, will host The Gabe Kuhn Show from 4-7 p.m. central starting Monday.”

Jordan Bondurant

Published

on

blank

Former University of Memphis offensive lineman Gabe Kuhn will soon be making his debut on 92.9 FM ESPN in Memphis.

Kuhn, who had hosted at competitor Sports 56 the last two years, will host The Gabe Kuhn Show from 4-7 p.m. central starting Monday.

Gabe Kuhn is a 2017 Memphis graduate with a degree in journalism. He played under Justin Fuente, Barry Odom and Ryan Silverfield.

“Love this city, can’t wait to talk to y’all everyday,” the newest addition to 92.9 ESPN tweeted. “Let’s get this thing going!”

92.9 ESPN is an Audacy station.

Continue Reading

Sports Radio News

Jeff Thurn To Exit ESPN Sioux Falls To Join ESPN Radio

“I get to stay here and do it from here. Who gets to radio from Sioux Falls on a national level?”

blank

Published

on

blank

ESPN Sioux Falls host Jeff Thurn will depart the station for a new national position with ESPN Radio.

The host of Overtime from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM on ESPN Sioux Falls, Thurn has been with the station for more than a decade.

Thurn thanked executives at Results Radio — owner of ESPN Sioux Falls — as well as listeners and guests for being so supportive during his tenure with the show and station during a thread posted to Twitter.

Thurn joined ESPN Radio as a fill-in host in February of last year.

“I’m so pumped to get to go out there and do something on a national level,” Thurn told Dakota News Now last year. “I get to stay here and do it from here. Who gets to radio from Sioux Falls on a national level? I think it’s really cool just growing up here, having that opportunity, to now do that on ESPN Radio throughout 2022…that’s pretty cool for me personally.”

His final show on ESPN Sioux Falls will be on Friday, February 3rd.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

blank

Barrett Media Writers

Copyright © 2023 Barrett Media.