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Rams Radio Team Announced

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The St. Louis Rams, along with their official radio partner and flagship station of the Rams Radio Network 101 ESPN Radio St. Louis, announced today that Steve Savard, D’Marco Farr and Will Witherspoon will serve as the team’s game broadcast crew for the 2014 season.

Also, the team and 101 ESPN unveiled a new programming schedule that features four Rams-themed shows that will air each week.

“I believe our fans will really enjoy the unique content that we’ve put together to inform and entertain them throughout the week,” Rams C.O.O./Executive Vice President of Football Operations Kevin Demoff said. “We’re very glad to have the opportunity to add another one of our former players to the game broadcasts as well, and we believe Will’s unique insight will provide an excellent complement to the work of Steve and D’Marco in the booth.”

Each Monday, Savard and Farr will host “The Jeff Fisher Show” at Buffalo Wild Wings in Creve Coeur, which will air on 101 ESPN and throughout the Rams Radio Network. The cast will be joined by a different Rams player each week, and fans will have the opportunity to ask the head coach questions and hear him break down the previous day’s game.

Tuesday evenings will feature “Rams Playmakers,” a show that will focus on a player of the week from each Rams Game. The show will feature contributions from Andrew Siciliano, an NFL Network host who is also the preseason television voice of the Rams.

On Wednesday, Rams All-Pro punter Johnny Hekker will join Rams multimedia specialist Casey Phillips to host “What The Hekk Wednesday.” Each Thursday night, fans can hear “Rams Playbook,” during which Anthony Stalter, host of 101 ESPN’s “The Turn,” to break down the keys to the upcoming game.

Savard returns for his 15th season as the play-by-play voice of the Rams. The St. Louis native has worked at KMOV Channel 4 since 1994. He currently anchors the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news for the St. Louis CBS affiliate.

Farr, who co-hosts “The Fast Lane,” 101 ESPN’s popular afternoon drive show, enters his sixth season as the color commentator on Rams game broadcasts. He played seven NFL seasons, all with the Rams, and went to the Pro Bowl following the 1999 season, one in which he played a key role on the defense of the Super Bowl XXXV champions.

Witherspoon, who will serve as the sideline reporter on all Rams game broadcasts, recently concluded a 12-season playing career that included two stints with the Rams. He also spent time with the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans. Witherspoon started 153 games and tallied 26 career sacks and 929 tackles during his career.

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New Study Finds Listeners to MLB on Radio Are Willing to Spend

More than one third (34%) of the respondents recently purchased clothing/apparel that features their favorite team… 27% have visited a ballpark in the past year. That compares to only 19% of the average MLB fan base has made an apparel purchase to support their team while just 11% have gone to a game in person in that same time span.

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When it comes to advertiser’s attempting to reach an affluent and engaged audience, sports talk radio might have a whale on their hands. Major League Baseball play-by-play features an audience that has money and has no problems spending it.

In a recent MRI-Simmons study, data shows that consumers who listen to MLB broadcasts on the radio are the perfect audience for sports marketers. According to the analysis, done by Katz Radio Group, nearly two thirds (62%) of those surveyed consider themselves “super fans” of baseball. That number is 58% higher than the average.

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Those “super fans” are willing to spend to support their team, as well. More than one third (34%) of the respondents recently purchased clothing/apparel that features their favorite team. Those fans are also far more willing to make the trip to see their team. The study found that 27% have visited a ballpark in the past year. That compares to only 19% of the average MLB fan base has made an apparel purchase to support their team while just 11% have gone to a game in person in that same time span.

The news continues getting better for advertisers. Continued analysis reveals that 66% of listeners are currently employed and have a median household income greater than $106,000.

Listeners to MLB games on the radio are also 34% more likely to place a sports bet and 106% more likely to be a participant in fantasy baseball.

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Jeff Dean Signs Off At ESPN Tucson for The Final Time

Dean said on Facebook: “…the years of burning the candle at both ends has taken a dire toll on my health and for the first time in my life, I’m going to put myself and my livelihood first”

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Fans will no longer be able to tune into ESPN Tucson and hear Jeff Dean hosting his show. Friday morning was his last show, according to his Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Jeff Dean Show had been airing from 7-9a MT weekday mornings. Dean took to social media to relay the news and the reason behind him stepping away from the microphone. Dean said on Facebook:

“This morning I signed off from my radio show on ESPN Tucson for the final time. I have been devoting too much of my life and my time to working multiple jobs…the years of burning the candle at both ends has taken a dire toll on my health and for the first time in my life, I’m going to put myself and my livelihood first”

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Dean went on to emphasize that he isn’t stepping away from ESPN Tucson, he’s just taking himself off the air. He also added that “gladly, I will be continuing my position as PA announcer of University of Arizona Football and Men’s basketball.”

Dean would also go onto Twitter to add even further context for his self-removal from the ESPN Tucson airwaves. He added, “It’s not a decision I arrived at hastily, as it’s been a 6 month mental grind to make the ultimate decision that had to be made, and I’m not particularly happy about it, but I have to put my health first, we all do, and make sure we’re around long enough to enjoy life”.

Dean had been ESPN Tucson’s morning host since November 2019.

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Jonas Knox: Adrian Wojnarowski’s NBA Draft Reporting Was Desperate Ratings Ploy

“The idea that Woj is going to get duped by Orlando Magic in the draft! The first time he’s ever been duped in his career?”

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Thursday’s NBA Draft is a moment the guys waiting to hear their names called had been waiting for since the day they picked up a basketball. While his draft came decades ago in the NFL, LaVar Arrington could relate to what they were feeling.

“It’s a dream recognized,” he said on Friday’s episode of FOX Sports Radio’s 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe. “You work so hard for so long. So, when you’re sitting there waiting for them to call your name, it’s a surreal moment.”

His partner, Jonas Knox, wasn’t in such a nostalgic or celebratory mood. He had a problem with the information leading up to draft night and just how much the narrative that Auburn’s Jabari Smith would be taken by the Orlando Magic with the first pick was pushed before all the sudden, it wasn’t.

“What a bunch of crap that we are being fed by Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN, the Orlando Magic,” he said. “Whoever’s feeding it is full of crap.”

Wojnarowski tweeted an hour before the Draft that Jabari Smith was still the favorite to be taken, but he was hearing that the Magic weren’t ruling out Duke’s Paolo Banchero. 

When the first pick was announced, it was Paolo Banchero that heard his name called, not Smith. 

“One of three things happened,” Knox said. “Either ESPN is so desperate for ratings and for people to give a crap about the NBA Draft and their sport that they waited until the final hour to pump up some interest, realizing we’ve got a problem here based on some ratings and some reports on some ratings in the NBA Finals, so they waited until an hour before and had Woj drop a ‘Woj Bomb’ that it could not be Jabari Smith, that it could be Banchero who’s gonna go number one overall. It’s either that or Woj is in some kind of cahoots with the Orlando Magic.”

That is a powerful accusation. Knox finds it hard to believe the information got to ESPN’s renowned NBA Insider so late in the process.

“The idea that Woj is going to get duped by Orlando Magic in the draft! The first time he’s ever been duped in his career?”

He didn’t rule out that someone was trying to make money behind the scenes. As late as Thursday afternoon, the Duke Forward was still in plus territory to be the top pick on many sportsbooks’ odds boards. The odds had gone as high as +1600 last week.

“I call BS. I think it’s all shenanigans and I think somebody needs to get called out for it,” Knox concluded. “That pisses me off, man.”

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