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ESPN Audio Tour Starts on 9/11

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ESPN Audio will kick off its fourth annual Fall Football Tour on Friday, Sept. 11, as Mike & Mikeheads to New York in advance of the NFL’s kickoff weekend.  Hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic will be live from the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, from 6 – 10 a.m. ET.  In honor of the anniversary of 9/11, New York City first responders will be in attendance for the closed-door broadcast, and Greenberg and Golic will host the attendees at a special brunch after the show.

The six-stop tour will include four NFL stops and one college football date, with the sixth and final stop to be determined. In addition to the NFL’s Kickoff Weekend, highlights of the NFL tour include: Mike & Mike live from Green Bay, Wis., in advance of Monday Night Football’s telecast of the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Green Bay Packers; a stop in Indianapolis for the Colts vs. the New England Patriots; and a show from Dallas when the Cowboys host the Seattle Seahawks. Mike & Mike will have one college visit on Friday, Nov. 20, for a rivalry matchup between the Michigan State Spartans and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Schedule:

Date Show Event Location
Fri, Sep 11 Mike & Mike NFL Kickoff Weekend Atlantic Health Jets Training Center
Florham Park, N.J.
Mon, Sep 28 Mike & Mike Monday Night Football
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers
The Tundra Trio
Green Bay, Wis.
Fri, Oct 16 Mike & Mike New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis
Fri, Oct 30 Mike & Mike Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium
Dallas
Fri, Nov 20 Mike & Mike Michigan State Spartans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill
Columbus, Ohio

ESPN Radio’s College GameDay

Also, ESPN Radio’s College GameDay will hit the road on Saturday, Sept. 12, with a stop in East Lansing, Mich., where 2015 College Football Playoff semifinalist Oregon will visit Michigan State. The show will be hosted by Doug Kezirian with Brad Edwards and Trevor Matich. Maria Taylor, Joey Galloway and Andrea Adelson will serve as weekly contributors.  On Saturday, Sept. 12,GameDay will hit the road, The following weekend, the GameDay crew will head to Baton Rouge, La., for an SEC matchup – Auburn at LSU.  Additional stops will be announced at a later date.

Date Event Location
Sat, Sep 12 Oregon vs. Michigan State East Lansing, Mich.
Sat, Sep 19 Auburn vs. LSU Baton Rouge, La.

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Greg Hill to Jeff Van Gundy: ‘You Sounded Like You Were on the Bucks’ Payroll’

“After a pregnant pause, Van Gundy answered through laughter, throwing a zinger right back at Hill and crew.”

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They are nothing if not blunt in Boston. That was the case Tuesday morning when The Greg Hill Show welcomed ABC/ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy to the program to preview the Eastern Conference Finals.

Overall, it was a cordial visit. Questions mostly focused on the headlines related to officiating throughout the playoffs and what the Celtics would have to do to make it to the NBA Finals, which Van Gundy thinks will happen.

“I think Boston’s been the best team in the league,” he said. “I think they’re gonna win it all this year.”

Greg Hill said after the conference semi-finals matchup with Milwaukee, he was surprised to hear Jeff Van Gundy felt that way.

“Jeez, I’m glad to hear you say that,” Hill told Van Gundy. “It almost sounded like you were on the Bucks’ payroll at times during that last series.”

After a pregnant pause, Van Gundy answered through laughter, throwing a zinger right back at Hill and crew.

“You know what? I get used to that and then the Bucks people say I want Boston to win. Not that you guys would be homers or anything.”

Jeff Van Gundy will join Mike Breen and Mark Jackson at the broadcast table for the Eastern Conference Finals on ABC and ESPN. Game 1 between the Celtics and Heat is scheduled for Tuesday night at 8:30 in Miami.

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99.7 The Fox Becomes New Carolina Panthers Flagship

“The new deal represents a return to The Fox for the Panthers. The station was the team’s flagship from 2000 through 2004.”

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The Carolina Panthers are on the move in Charlotte. The team is leaving WBT. Their new radio home will be 99.7 The Fox, iHeartMedia’s classic rock station.

The station will carry all Panthers game broadcasts, the Panthers pregame and postgame shows as well the team’s weekly coach’s show. There will also be an on-site presence for every home game at Bank of America Stadium.

“We are thrilled to increase iHeartSports NFL partnerships with the addition of the Carolina Panthers. The passion between a sports team and its fan base is one-of-a-kind, and we’re thrilled to expand the Carolina Panthers’ reach to their passionate supporters with our new multi-media deal,” Kevin LeGrett, President of iHeartMedia Sports, said in a press release. “iHeart’s reach in Charlotte is unprecedented, meaning more fans will hear their favorite team than ever before. The partnership will include broadcast, streaming, podcast, events, marketing and promotional elements which will drive results for the Panthers!”

“The team at 99.7 The Fox is delighted to once again be the broadcast home of the Carolina Panthers, bringing best-in-class content from the team to its dedicated and passionate fans,” Dave Carwile, President of iHeartMedia Multi-Platform Group – Charlotte, added. “We know how special the relationship and connection between the city of Charlotte, the Panthers and the fan base is, and we’re thrilled to enhance that bond with an expanded coverage area reaching more fans on 99.7 The Fox. We can’t wait to get started.”

The new deal represents a return to The Fox for the Panthers. The station was the team’s flagship from 2000 through 2004. Every other year of the franchise’s existence, their games have been heard on WBT.

“The Panthers are incredibly grateful for our partnership with Radio One, and the role that WBT has played in sharing some of the greatest moments in franchise history for 22 seasons, including each of the past 17,” Jake Burns, Chief Commercial Officer for the Carolina Panthers, said.

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Indiana Sports Talk Station Set To Flip Formats

“The promos say that station owner Woof Boom Broadcasting is “building a new radio station for Muncie and Delaware County”.

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Sports fans in Muncie, Indiana may soon lose their favorite sports station. Listeners to Muncie Sports 92.5 have heard promos teasing a new station coming to the frequency.

The promos say that station owner Woof Boom Broadcasting is “building a new radio station for Muncie and Delaware County”. The station has also changed its call letters. What was WXFN is now WMUN.

Muncie Sports 92.5 airs on two signals. 1340 AM is a 1000 watt station. 92.5 FM is a translator signal.

The station airs an hour-long local show hosted by Mark Foerster on weekdays at 4 pm. It carries syndicated programming from FOX Sports Radio and is the local affiliate for the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Cincinnati Reds, IndyCar Series, Ball State University football and women’s basketball, and three local high schools.

ESPN 680 is still available from nearby Marion,IN. Two Indianapolis sports talk stations are strong enough to be heard in the town as well according to Radio Locator.

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