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The BetR Network is Launching August 5th

“The nation’s first terrestrial radio network dedicated to sports betting to launch in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.”

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VSiN’s new terrestrial sports betting network has been named. The BetR Network, distributed by Gow Media, will launch on August 5th with affiliation agreements in place with radio stations in the nation’s largest sports betting markets. KBAD-AM in Las Vegas and WBSS-AM in Atlantic City have signed on to air The BetR Network’s programming, which will highlight the latest news, insights and analysis around the sports betting markets.

“Our addition of BetR Network solidifies Lotus Las Vegas as the market’s destination for sports,” Natalie Marsh, General Manager, Lotus Broadcasting Corp, Las Vegas (KBAD-AM). “Mitch Moss, Pauly Howard, the legendary Brent Musburger, and the rest of the team on BetR Network delivers national network quality shows from a uniquely, local perspective. We’re thrilled with the opportunity to add BetR Network to our lineup as the Las Vegas ‘flagship’ of this groundbreaking network.”

“With the legalization of sports betting in New Jersey, sports betting as a 24/7 format and specifically the BetR Network is a perfect choice for WBSS,” said Paul Kelly, President/General Manager at Longport Media, LLC.

“There’s a real appetite for sports talk that actually talks about sports. BetR Network delivers expert analysis and information that listeners can use to make informed bets and cash winning tickets right here in Atlantic City.  Sports Betting Radio 1490 is excited to be Atlantic City’s home of the BetR Network.”

With the goal of informing, entertaining and educating listeners about sports and sports betting, The BetR Network will provide radio stations with access to select content from the Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN) and SB Nation Radio Network. In addition to existing shows and personalities The BetR Network will launch new programming on August 5, including “Lombardi Line” a 3-hour weekend show hosted by former NFL executive, Michael Lombardi.

“With the explosive growth of the sports betting market serving as a backdrop, we’ve seen incredible interest in airing programming from our 24/7 line up of sports betting content,” said Gow Media Vice President, Mike Sinnott.

“In less than a month, we’ve signed contracts in the biggest betting markets in the country and have dozens more radio stations in the pipeline. We expect to have at least 50 affiliates on board by the launch and are excited to deliver this unique content to a growing number of terrestrial radio stations.”

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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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