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Mighty 1090 Leaps Into Action To Help San Diego Police

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The Mighty 1090 in San Diego demonstrated yesterday what makes local radio special. After hearing that two local police officers had been shot on July 28th (one died), the radio station leaped into action to help.

Afternoon host Scott Kaplan led the charge by reaching out to San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos, who helped start a fund for the police officer’s families with a five thousand dollar donation. Kaplan then reached out to Padres owners Peter Seidler and Ron Fowler, who each contributed another five thousand dollars.

Upon hearing that the radio station was trying to make a difference in the community, Habit Burger’s CEO sent an email to the radio station offering to bring their mobile kitchen on the road to feed the police and raise more money. 1090 then worked with the San Diego Police Department to set up a live afternoon show broadcast from the front of their headquarters, and once the promotions team and Habit Burger had the details set to make the event a success, the only thing left to do was execute.

Kaplan, and his on-air partner Billy Ray Smith then broadcast their afternoon show live on Monday. Habit Burger was on-site selling $5 burgers, fries, and soda, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the officer’s families. The biggest surprise was Spanos making a rare on-site appearance. The Chargers owner not only demonstrated how supportive he was towards the local police, but he appeared on the air on the same day that the Chargers agreed to terms with 1st round pick Joey Bosa.

When all was said and done, the Mighty 1090 had raised nearly 30k to help the local police department. In doing so, they strengthened their ties with local authorities, local sports franchises, and most importantly, their local audience.

 

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.

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On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

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Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

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On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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