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Burns Joins SEC Network

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The upcoming birth of ESPN’s SEC Network has produced changes in “The Press Box,” the locally produced sports-talk radio show that is streamed live on The Denver Post’s website (denverpost.com).

And the new sports channel, premiering Aug.14, will give Tim Tebow work as a weekly pregame college football analyst when the SEC Network airs is first Southeastern Conference game — Texas A&M at South Carolina on Aug. 28.

Tebow will travel to game sites each week in a format similar to ESPN’s long-running “College GameDay” program.

Peter Burns, the host of “The Press Box” since it premiered in July 2013, has signed with ESPN as a key host of “SEC Nation” — a “SportsCenter”-type nightly series that will air live from ESPNU’s Charlotte, N.C, studios beginning Aug. 14.

“I’ll miss the Denver scene,” Burns said, “but ESPN has provided me with an opportunity — national exposure — which I couldn’t turn down.”

His replacement on “The Press Box” beginning Monday is veteran sports broadcaster Brandon Krisztal, who works with longtime Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla and broadcaster Oren Lomena.

The program (9-11 a.m. weekdays) can be heard on two local radio outlets — 94.1 FM (Mile High Sports) and 1600 AM ( operated by The Fan).

The SEC Network is a major (20-year) investment by ESPN. During the first year of operation, it will televise 45 SEC football games and more than 150 men’s and women’s basketball games.

The ESPN talent list is headed by Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer, who will call “the game of the week.”

CBS Sports still has contract rights to televise key Saturday SEC games beginning in September.

Comcast and the Dish Network already have signed on to the ESPN-produced network. DirecTV is in the final stages of having a contract.

Comcast will soon announce its local SEC channel number, probably on the 400-channel tier that features sports coverage.

For more visit the Denver Post where this story was originally published

 

 

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FOX Sports Radio Broadcasting Live From Arizona & Las Vegas For Super Bowl Week

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Sports radio will descend upon Glendale, Arizona and the greater Phoenix area next week for Super Bowl LVII, and FOX Sports Radio will be out in full force.

FOX Sports Radio announced Thursday that Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn, Jonas Knox, Doug Gottlieb, Steve Covino, Rich Davis, Chris Broussard and Rob Parker will all be live from either radio row, State Farm Stadium or Scottsdale Stadium starting Monday.

Dan Patrick and his crew will be at Scottsdale Stadium, which is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants and the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Colin Cowherd will broadcast two shows from State Farm Stadium, site of this year’s Super Bowl, on Thursday and Friday.

The rest of the FSR names mentioned above will all be doing their respective shows from radio row at the Phoenix Convention Center.

FOX Sports Radio also announced Jason Smith and Mike Harmon will broadcast from the Wynn Las Vegas resort on Thursday and Friday. They will have a strong focus on all things betting with regards to the Super Bowl.

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Alpha Media Ends San Antonio Sports Star Simulcast, 1250 AM Goes All ESPN Radio

“Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.”

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San Antonio now has a frequency where people can find local sports talk and the full ESPN Radio lineup.

RadioInsight reported owner Alpha Media has tweaked what was on 1250 AM, launching it as ESPN 1250. The station will be San Antonio’s 24/7/365 home for ESPN Radio. That will include NBA, NFL and MLB play-by-play on top of talk.

San Antonio’s Sports Star had been simulcasting on 1250, but Alpha will carry on with live and local programming on the stronger FM frequency. Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.

Sports Star is the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers in San Antonio.

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ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group

“The programming on the station does not change.”

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Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1 ESPN.

“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”

The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.

“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”

Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.

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