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Stations Prepare Bids For Miami Dolphins Radio Rights

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The Dolphins are shopping their radio rights, and WQAM-560 has emerged as a serious challenger to WINZ-940/ WBGG-105.9 FM, whose six-year deal is expiring, according to industry sources.

Meanwhile, 790 The Ticket also has been asked to bid on Dolphins rights and hasn’t ruled it out but instead has been focusing on retaining the Miami Heat’s radio rights. The station and the team are closing in on an agreement to extend their deal beyond this season.

The Dolphins sent several local stations a proposal making clear it’s seeking a substantial rights fee. As perspective, the Steelers receive nearly $6 million per season for their radio rights, and Pittsburgh is a smaller market than Miami-Fort Lauderdale.

The Dolphins also would like for the games to continue airing on both AM and FM.

Under terms of the expiring contract, iHeart Media (which owns WINZ and WBGG) allows the Dolphins to keep a large chunk of the ad revenue and not only carries games but also airs a three-hour weekday afternoon Dolphins talk show, which has considerable promotional value for the team. (Two hours are simulcast on Fox Sports Florida.)

WQAM previously relinquished rights because the station was losing a bundle, according to a former station executive. But WQAM has changed ownership since then, from Beasley to CBS, and CBS has serious interest in landing the rights.

Incidentally, the Dolphins choose their radio announcers, with input from the station. So while Joe Rose would remain in place whether games stay on iHeart or move to CBS, it’s unclear what would happen to Jimmy Cefalo and Bob Griese.

Though Nielsen doesn’t release radio ratings, one local executive said Dolphins rights provide bigger ratings value for iHeart’s FM carrier than its AM carrier.

WQAM and The Ticket declined to comment.

To read more visit the Miami Herald where this article was originally published

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ESPN Radio Adds Lakers Games As LeBron James Nears Scoring Record

“As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.”

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The NBA’s all-time scoring record has stood for a long time. Kareem Abdul-Jabar, the current record holder, retired in 1989. LeBron James is on the verge of overtaking him though, and ESPN Radio wants to make sure it is part of history when it happens.

ESPN Radio has added two upcoming Lakers games to its schedule. The network will carry the national feeds of games on February 7 and 9. The first game is against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The second is against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both games will be played in Los Angeles with a 9:30 PM Eastern tip. Marc Kestecher and Vince Carter will be on the call for both games.

As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.

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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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