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Sirius XM Unveils MLB All-Star Schedule

“All of SiriusXM’s MLB All-Star Game coverage is available to subscribers nationwide through SiriusXM radios on Ch. 89 and Sirius 209, along with the SiriusXM mobile app for those with streaming access.”

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SiriusXM will have baseball fans taken care of next week after announcing their extensive coverage of the 2019 MLB All-Star Week from Cleveland, OH. 

Beginning Sunday, July 7th, SiriusXM will offer live play-by-play of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, featuring top minor league talent.  At 4pm ET, Washington DC’s 106.7 The Fan midday show co-host and MLB Network Radio contributor Grant Paulsen will host the pregame show with a special edition of Minors & Majors.  The game will begin at 7pm, featuring Mike Ferrin and former MLB GM, Jim Duquette on the call.

SiriusXM will simulcast the national broadcast of both Monday night’s TMobile Home Run Derby and Tuesday’s All-Star Game Presented by Mastercard.  Both events begin at 8pm ET, following the pregame show on MLB Network Radio hosted by Casey Stern, Jim Bowden, Jim Duquette and Ryan Spilborghs, which starts at 5pm each day.

Celebrating the All-Star Game taking place in Cleveland, MLB Network Radio will air a special featuring the 30th Anniversary of Major League, a baseball comedy about a fictional Cleveland Indians team.  Titled, Juuuust A Bit Outside: Behind the Scenes of Major League, the special features interviews with on-camera and behind-the-scenes contributors to the movie including, Charlie Sheen and Wesley Snipes.  The special will broadcast from 2 – 4pm on Sunday, prior to Grant Paulsen’s Futures pregame show.

SiriusXM’s Chris Russo will also host his daily show, Mad Dog Unleashed on Mad Dog Sports Radio, live from Cleveland’s Progressive Field prior to the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game next week.  Russo’s daily radio show which normally begins at 3pm ET, will instead start at 5pm, leading directly into the All-Star Week main events.  Mad Dog Radio’s evening show, What’s Right with Nick Wrightwill air from 3 – 5pm ET,  moving from its normal 6 – 8pm timeslot to make room for Russo broadcasting his show as an All-Star lead-in.

All of SiriusXM’s MLB All-Star Game coverage is available to subscribers nationwide through SiriusXM radios on Ch. 89 and Sirius 209, along with the SiriusXM mobile app for those with streaming access.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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Marc Bertrand Signs Contract Extension at 98.5 The Sports Hub

“I take great pride in having been a part of the station since its inception.”

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Zolak & Bertrand co-host Marc Bertrand will remain on Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub for the next several years.

According to All Access, Bertrand and parent company Beasley Media Group reached an agreement on a contract extension.

Bertrand said being a Sports Hub lifer is something he’s very fond of.

“I take great pride in having been a part of the station since its inception,” Bertrand said. “I’m fortunate to have great teammates on Zolak & Bertrand and as a group, we are incredibly thankful for our loyal listeners. It is their support and engagement that makes this job fun every single day.”

Bertrand and partner Scott Zolak have been on the air together since 2015.

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Gabe Kuhn To Take Over Afternoon Drive On 92.9 ESPN

“Kuhn, who had hosted at competitor Sports 56 the last two years, will host The Gabe Kuhn Show from 4-7 p.m. central starting Monday.”

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Former University of Memphis offensive lineman Gabe Kuhn will soon be making his debut on 92.9 FM ESPN in Memphis.

Kuhn, who had hosted at competitor Sports 56 the last two years, will host The Gabe Kuhn Show from 4-7 p.m. central starting Monday.

Gabe Kuhn is a 2017 Memphis graduate with a degree in journalism. He played under Justin Fuente, Barry Odom and Ryan Silverfield.

“Love this city, can’t wait to talk to y’all everyday,” the newest addition to 92.9 ESPN tweeted. “Let’s get this thing going!”

92.9 ESPN is an Audacy station.

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Jeff Thurn To Exit ESPN Sioux Falls To Join ESPN Radio

“I get to stay here and do it from here. Who gets to radio from Sioux Falls on a national level?”

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ESPN Sioux Falls host Jeff Thurn will depart the station for a new national position with ESPN Radio.

The host of Overtime from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM on ESPN Sioux Falls, Thurn has been with the station for more than a decade.

Thurn thanked executives at Results Radio — owner of ESPN Sioux Falls — as well as listeners and guests for being so supportive during his tenure with the show and station during a thread posted to Twitter.

Thurn joined ESPN Radio as a fill-in host in February of last year.

“I’m so pumped to get to go out there and do something on a national level,” Thurn told Dakota News Now last year. “I get to stay here and do it from here. Who gets to radio from Sioux Falls on a national level? I think it’s really cool just growing up here, having that opportunity, to now do that on ESPN Radio throughout 2022…that’s pretty cool for me personally.”

His final show on ESPN Sioux Falls will be on Friday, February 3rd.

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