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McCabe Joins Darren & Daunic On The Game

“he Game’s new midday show personality has been heard regularly on The Chase McCabe Show, Saturdays from 9 – 11am and the Chasing Checkers NASCAR podcast.”

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Beginning July 30th, the midday show on Nashville’s ESPN 102.5 The Game will get a new look with Chase McCabe joining Darren McFarland and Willy Daunic as their new co-host each day from 10am – 2pm.

“It’s really hard to put into words how excited I am to finally live out my dream of being a full time on-air host.  The best part is I get to do it at ESPN 102.5 the Game.  This place gave me my start and is home,” McCabe said in the station’s press release. “It is also an absolute thrill to be able to join up once again with Darren and Willy.  They have been there through everything with me and I am so excited to add to an already awesome show.  I cannot wait to get started.”

McCabe began working with Cromwell Media Group’s 102.5 The Game in 2012, filling the role of Assistant Program Director, Executive Producer and weekend host for the radio station.  McCabe joins longtime Nashville radio fixtures, Darren McFarland and Willy Daunic who have partnered in the midday on 102.5 since 2016.

Three years ago, Daunic joined McFarland and former NFL wide-receiver Derrick Mason as the third co-host for The Game’s midday show.  Mason has since moved to morning drive for the ESPN affiliate and the midday show will go back to having three voices with the addition of McCabe.

“Through his years of being an executive producer on our staff, as well as Assistant Program Director, Chase has built up a great reputation in this market and has earned the opportunity to work every day in the hosting chair moving forward,” program director, Ryan Porth said.  “We look forward to having Chase make our lineup deeper and better.”

The Game’s new midday show personality has been heard regularly on The Chase McCabe Show, Saturdays from 9 – 11am and the Chasing Checkers NASCAR podcast.  In addition to making his weekday lineup debut for The Game, McCabe will also co-host Chase and TD with ESPN NFL Nation Tennessee Titans reporter Turron Davenport.  The Titans focused show will air most Friday nights from 6 – 8pm beginning August 2nd.

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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Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo: I Don’t Do As Much Prep As You Think

“Sometimes the radio show is a lot better when it’s a little more spontaneous and you can craft it in your imagination as the day moves along, instead of having it programmed in front of you.”

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Chris “Mad Dog” Russo would much rather go with the flow for his radio show than try and put everything together ahead of time and hope it comes out well.

Russo was the featured guest on the Golf Digest podcast The Loop, and hosts Christopher Powers, Alex Myers and Steve Hennessey first congratulated Mad Dog on his induction into the Radio Hall of Fame last year. Russo mentioned how he had written a short speech but decided against that after seeing the other inductees run long with their speeches.

Mad Dog was asked about preparing for his SiriusXM sports talk show every day, and he said he really doesn’t put a ton of work into putting a show together.

“On certain days a little more, because on Mondays I do that NFL recap so that takes a little while to put that together at 5 o’clock – probably a couple of hours,” Russo said. “Outside of that not as much as you’d think. I mean obviously I’m gonna follow what’s going on.”

“Sometimes the radio show is a lot better when it’s a little more spontaneous and you can craft it in your imagination as the day moves along, instead of having it programmed in front of you,” he added. “This segment do this, this segment do that. Sometimes when you sort of ad lib it, and you figure it out as you’re moving the program into the second hour and the third hour, it’s a better show.”

Mad Dog talked about how he likes that his radio show is the reverse of when he does First Take on ESPN or High Heat on MLB Network. He likes not having a rundown packed to the gills for his radio show.

“The radio is more of a host’s medium,” he said. “So it’s up to me what we’re going to do.”

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Stetson Bennett IV Fires Back at Steak Shapiro Over Parade Criticism

“P.s.: I don’t like you very much mr Steak “and shake” Shapiro.”

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Georgia walloped TCU last week to win their second straight national championship, and the Bulldog community came together toward the end of the week to celebrate with a parade.

Quarterback Stetson Bennett IV took part in the parade, but 92.9 The Game host Steak Shapiro wasn’t thrilled with how Bennett acted during the celebration.

Shapiro on Tuesday took a shot at Bennett, who appeared to spend some time fiddling with a cell phone during the parade.

Tuesday night, Bennett responded first with a quote tweet.

Bennett followed that up with a longer statement he posted under his quote tweet explaining the situation.

“I appreciate your concern with my image/intentions/loyalties/obligations (as well as your willingness to reach out to me to confirm them),” Bennett wrote. “You obviously thought quite deeply about some motives I might’ve had.”

Bennett said ultimately he was trying to soak up the moment with his teammates, and he was just trying to make sure the celebratory mood was set with the right music on his phone.

“So to finish it off nice and neat: I was controlling the aux and playing bangers so sed and Chris and I could have a blast on our last ride into Sanford,” he said. “That’s pretty much the gist of it.”

Bennett finished with a little dig of his own at Shapiro.

“P.s.: I don’t like you very much mr Steak “and shake” Shapiro,” he said. “But to be fair, I’m not a fan of your work either.”

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Ryan Edwards Moves to The Sports Zoo on KOA

“Edwards has been on the radio in Denver since 2009. He spent eight years with 104.3 The Fan. He also did a short stint at Mile High Sports Radio.”

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Ryan Edwards is staying with KOA, but his hours are about to change. The Denver sports radio staple is moving off of Broncos Country Tonight to join Alfred Williams and Dave Logan on The Sports Zoo in afternoon drive.

“I am thrilled to join radio and football legends Dave Logan and Alfred Williams on The KOA Sports Zoo,” Edwards said in a press release. “I look forward to bringing a fans’ perspective to the Denver Broncos and all things Denver sports.”

Edwards has been on the radio in Denver since 2009. He spent eight years with 104.3 The Fan. He also did a short stint at Mile High Sports Radio.

He joined iHeart Denver in 2017. He was on Orange & Blue 760 before the company replaced the station with a conservative talk format. He moved to KOA in 2019, where he has worked on Broncos Country Tonight with Benjamin Albright.

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