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WQAM and the Miami Hurricanes Extend Their Deal

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Sports Radio 560 WQAM and the University of Miami have announced a multi-year extension for the station to continue as the flagship radio home of Miami Hurricanes games. WQAM has been a broadcast partner of the Hurricanes since the 1999 NCAA football season.

Under the new deal, WQAM will carry all regular-season and post-season football games, all men’s basketball games and weekly coaches’ shows for the two sports during their respective seasons. The station will produce and air live broadcasts from WQAM’s studios and has non-exclusive streaming rights on the station’s website. “The Voice of the Hurricanes”, Joe Zagacki, will return for his 29th season on football and Men’s basketball broadcasts.

“We’ve enjoyed a great partnership with Miami Athletics and want to continue delivering excellent game broadcasts and coaches’ shows for Canes’ fans,” said WQAM Program Director Ryan Maguire. “We take great pride in covering the Hurricanes throughout the year and serving as the program’s flagship station. We are pleased to have renewed our partnership and have the privilege of broadcasting the games for many more years to come.”

“We’re excited to extend our long-standing partnership with WQAM and CBS Radio to continue as the Official Radio Home of the Hurricanes,” University of Miami’s Director of Athletics Blake James said. “The tremendous reach of WQAM allows us to connect with Hurricane fans all around South Florida and we look forward to our continued partnership.”

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Tim Allen Joins 97.3 The Game

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It took Tim Allen just over 24 hours to find a new job after being laid off by 1250 The Fan‘s during Audacy’s round of cuts.

Allen tweeted he’s joining iHeartMedia’s 97.3 The Game to continue his long running Milwaukee Brewers postgame shows. Allen worked for 1250 The Fan for 17 years before being cut Tuesday.

97.3 The Game announced this news this morning during The Steve Czaban Show.

“It has been a crazy few days. I will just say that,” Allen said during his appearance. “Change is something that people handle a little bit differently and, man, what a run. It really was…I’m excited for this change.”

Bill Schmid noted how influential Allen was in starting his career. Schmid also said when he got the news of Allen’s departure from 1250 The Fan, he sent a text to his boss that just said “Tim Allen” and Allen’s phone number.

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Jason Martin Exits 104.5 The Zone

According to reports, Jason Martin has been removed from 104.5 The Zone’s morning show.

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According to reports, Jason Martin has been removed from Nashville’s 104.5 The Zone morning show.

The station website now shows Ramon Foster as the sole host from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM, while Twitter users claim the station’s Buck Reising said Martin is no longer with the station.

The morning show’s former Twitter handle @JMartAndRamon no longer exists, being replaced by @RamonAndWill, appearing to pair Ramon Foster with producer Will Boling.

Martin joined 104. The Zone’s morning show in August of 2020, and agreed to a multi-year contract in September of that year.

This is a developing story. More information will be added when available.

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Portland Trail Blazers TV, Radio Broadcasts To Call Away Games Remotely

Rip City Radio 620’s Dwight Jaynes confirmed a rumor co-host Chad Doing mentioned on the air that he had been told the Blazers broadcasters would announce away games remotely for the upcoming season.

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Portland Trail Blazers broadcasters will have a different vantage point for away games during the 2022-2023 season.

Rip City Radio 620‘s Dwight Jaynes confirmed a rumor co-host Chad Doing mentioned on the air that he had been told the Blazers broadcasters would announce away games remotely for the upcoming season.

“They will not be sending radio or television on the road with their team,” Jaynes said. “Also, what I’ve heard and I’ve tried to check this out, I have not found any other team in the league that’s doing this.”

On Twitter, a user asked Jaynes if potentially the broadcast crew asked to not travel, which Jaynes said did not happen while noting the broadcasters will “enjoy more time at home”.

Kevin Calabro and Lamar Hurd make up the Trail Blazers television crew on ROOT Sports, while Travis Demers serves as the radio play-by-play announcer. Rip City Radio 620 is the flagship of the Trail Blazers Radio Network.

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