The new RadioInfluence.com relaunches Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 with a renewed mission statement and a renewed dedication to serving you, the listeners. Under the direction of new owners Jason Floyd and Jerry Petuck, the mission is simple. Provide the best in podcast networking, streaming audio, and voiceover/imaging available on the web today.
The Radio Influence family of shows include a variety of both terrestrial radio hosts and established internet providing a great mix and different perspectives on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and more. All shows will be found in podcast form on iTunes and Stitcher.
The initial lineup of shows include:
- Off The Air with Rich Herrera – Rich, a host on “MLB Network on SiriusXM” and 20+ year sports radio veteran, sits down every week with a different personality from the sports broadcasting world to share the stories of what goes on behind the game, behind the broadcast, and behind the men who call the action.
- The Fabulous Sports Babe – The first nationally syndicated woman in sports radio history, the Fabulous One brings her wild and zany antics to the digital world for the first time. She will chat with the most compelling people in the sports world and share her thoughts on what’s going on in the sports world.
- Wrestling Soup – Hailed as one of the best pro wrestling shows on the net, Anthony “Missionary” Thomas and Joey Numbas bring their insanity to the RadioInfluence family as only they can. Although dubbed a “wrestling show,” the guys do a show that just happens to talk about the world of pro wrestling. Wrestling Soup, nominated for “Best Sports Commentary” against the likes of CBS Sports and the NFL by Stitcher in 2012, is consistently ranked in the top 3 of all sports shows on Stitcher and has a cult following like no other.
- The MMA Insiders & The MMA Report — Hosted by Jason Floyd and Sam Caplan provides the inside scoop on all things Mixed Martial Arts. Floyd owns and runs TheMMAReport.com while Caplan is the President of Combat Sports Media, one of the leading consulting firms in MMA. Caplan is also the former Vice President of Talent Relations for Bellator MMA.
- Cage Cash — Nate Miller of TheMMAReport.com and Joey Garner hosts Cage Cash, the foremost authority on the MMA world from the gambling aspect of the sport.
- The Sports Den – Hosted by Nick “Two Scoops” Russell, “Chef” Paul Dube, and “Handsome” Roy Herman offers a national take on the sports world and all things guy related.
- On The Beach – Jeff Pantridge, Kathy Suzewits, and Monica bring a combined 40+ years of terrestrial radio experience with them as they talk about life from the eyes of a bunch of 30-somethings. Everything from online dating to movies to sports, nothing is off limits for these three.
- Independent Roundtable & iPPV Recap: Jason Namako and Nicholas Gray of WrestleView.com provide all the news from the world of independent wrestling, including New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ring Of Honor, TNA, and more.
While the official schedule and lineup is still pending, three shows will be heard live on the RadioInfluence.com: The Sports Den (Wednesday nights at 9:30pm), Wrestling Soup (Thursday nights at 9:30pm), and The MMA Report (Thursday afternoons at 2pm).
Jason Barrett is the owner and operator of Barrett Sports Media. Prior to launching BSM he served as a sports radio programmer, launching brands such as 95.7 The Game in San Francisco and 101 ESPN in St. Louis. He has also produced national shows for ESPN Radio including GameNight and the Dan Patrick Show. You can find him on Twitter @SportsRadioPD or reach him by email at JBarrett@sportsradiopd.com.
1010XL Jay Fund Radiothon Raises Nearly $250,000 For Pediatric Cancer Research
“In the 15 year history of the radiothon, the station has raised just under $1.6 billion for the Jay Fund.”
Jacksonville’s 1010XL used its airwaves to raise money for the Jay Fund for the fifteenth year earlier this week. The radiothon was a smashing success, raising $249,784 to fight pediatric cancer.
This year’s total is a new record for the event. In the 15 year history of the radiothon, the station has raised just under $1.6 million for the Jay Fund.
“I’m truly amazed at the generosity of the 1010 XL listeners in times when a carton of eggs cost six dollars,” said General Manager Steven Griffin, “and equally amazed how the hosts, producers, radio staff and volunteers come together with a singular focus to year-after-year produce these results in one broadcast day.”
Former Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin started the Jay Fund in memory of Jay McGillis, who developed leukemia while playing for Coughlin at Boston College. The organization has helped over 5,000 families and given away over $16 million in grants in Northeast Florida and the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area.
Parkins & Spiegel Wonder If Trent Dilfer Will Still Appear On Their Show After Taking UAB Job
“I will just say that his status with the show and the station is uncertain.”
Former ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer has been hired as the new head coach at UAB. However, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel wondered if that meant Dilfer would no longer be making his weekly appearances on Parkins & Spiegel on 670 The Score.
“Our guy is no longer gonna do a radio show out of Chicago?” Parkins joked, referencing an incident last month where Dilfer failed to say “Parkins & Spiegel“ during an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.
“I don’t know that that’s the case,” Spiegel replied.
“We don’t know that yet,” producer Shane Riordan said. “We have only shared a couple of text message — Trent and I — this morning and I will just say that his status with the show and the station is uncertain.”
Later in the show, Parkins and Spiegel jokingly wondered what jobs they could have on UAB’s staff, with Parkins balking at being a sports information director. He did say he would welcome being the offensive player caller, but believed that job might fall under the purview of Dilfer.
Mike Milbury: Jack Edwards Is ‘Awkward’ and ‘A Different Breed’
“Like him or love him, I’m not gonna judge him. As a guy that’s been cancelled, I have no right anymore.”
Boston Bruins television play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards has come under fire for recent comments he made about Tampa Bay Lightning forward Pat Maroon and his weight. In turn, Maroon donated money in Edwards’ name to a mental health organization. On The Greg Hill Show Thursday, former NHL on NBC analyst Mike Milbury both slammed and defended Edwards.
“Jack Edwards. Who’s Jack Edwards? He went through all of junior high school being picked on and bullied,” Milbury said. “Now he’s trying to get even. Wouldn’t you want to smack that guy, Wiggy? Skinny, scrawny, mouthy son of a bitch.”
“Jack is screaming at the TV all the time,” he continued. “I gotta turn it down half the time.”
When asked by Courtney Cox if it was appropriate for Edwards to make comments about Maroon’s weight, noting that the comments were “awkward”, Milbury said Edwards is a divisive presence.
“Jack is awkward. I think half of Boston hates him and half of Boston loves him. He certainly loves the Bruins and is passionate about it but he’s a different breed of cat. Like him or love him, I’m not gonna judge him. As a guy that’s been cancelled, I have no right anymore.”
Milbury was “cancelled” after saying NHL players in the league’s playoff “bubble” weren’t being distracted by their wives and girlfriends being present. He was dropped by the NHL on NBC after the comments and has not resurfaced on a major network.
The comments and questions to Milbury came after Cox and co-host Jermaine Wiggins disagreed about whether Edwards’ comments were warranted.
Wiggins said he “thought hockey players were supposed to be tough”, adding “he’s got a few extra LBs. It’s a joke.”
Cox countered by saying “it’s not a joke. No one should be talking about it. Jack Edwards went on for like five minutes about it. It wasn’t funny.”
Hill said when Wiggins was in the NFL, nobody cared what television broadcasters said about them. Cox argued by saying “in your day, nobody talked to a therapist, either”.