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Alex Ferrario Following Blues To 101 ESPN

“His position with KMOX was part-time, forcing him to maintain a job with his father’s business as a “pest control technician.”

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As the St. Louis Blues moved their flagship radio station from KMOX NewsRadio 1120 to 101 ESPN, pre and postgame host, Alex Ferrario is following the Stanley Cup Champions to their new affiliate.

“My main role will be the Pre/Post Host for St. Louis Blues games.  I will also be a fill-in show host, guest, and adding content to the web and social media,” Ferrario wrote via an Instagram post.  “To the 101 team – Thank you for this opportunity.  To my wife – Thank you for always being beside me.  To my family & friends – Thank you for all the support.  And to the listeners – Thank you for the feedback and passion, you make this career I pursue never once feel like ‘work,’ Now…LET’S DO THIS!!!!” he added.

Ferrario joined KMOX six years ago as a producer, before working his way up to being an on-air personality.  His position with KMOX was part-time, forcing him to maintain a job with his father’s business as a “pest control technician.”  Joining 101 ESPN as a full-time employee means Ferrario will have to give up his bug-spraying gig.  

Although he certainly enjoyed having Ferrario at the station, KMOX NewsRadio 1120 program director, Steve Moore was happy to see the broadcaster get a full-time opportunity with 101 ESPN.

“I always want to see young people grow and develop, and there are times when they have to take the next step,” Moore told Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Dispatch-Post. “I’m super happy for Alex to get a full-time job — he’s passionate about the Blues. It will be a great thing for him.”

With KMOX, Ferrario also hosted Sports Open Line and worked on their pre and postgame coverage of St. Louis Cardinals broadcasts.  Following his move to 101 ESPN, KMOX has hired local broadcaster, Joe Pott as a part-time broadcaster.

“This is pretty exciting,” the 41-year old Pott told the St.Louis Post-Dispatch. “Anybody who grew up in St. Louis in the ’80s, listening to (Jack) Buck and (Mike) Shannon doing the Cardinals, to be part of that tradition” is special.

In addition to joining KMOX, Pott has served as the media liaison for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s athletics department, having also provided the radio call for their men’s basketball and baseball broadcasts.

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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Andrew Williams Named Brand Manager of BetQL Network

Williams will be based in Washington DC and will oversee all producers, talent, and audio content for the network.

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Audacy has announced Andrew Williams as the Brand Manager of the BetQL Network, the company’s sports betting platform.

Williams comes to BetQL after working as the Senior Producer for SiriusXM FC. He has also spent the past year as the Executive Podcast Producer for Chicago Fire FC.

“I am delighted and honored to join the BetQL Network and the Audacy family,” Williams said. “The opportunity to join the leaders in Wagertainment is something that I could not pass up. My family and I are extremely excited about this next chapter.”

“Andrew possesses a proven track record of creatively reaching audiences through the creation and development of rich multimedia content, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to BetQL Network as that is one of the core principles of the network,” said Matthew Volk, Audacy Senior Vice President of Sports. “We look forward to welcoming him and his leadership to our brand, which has seen rapid growth across all platforms over the last year, and watching his experience and expertise help continue to grow the network.”

BetQL Network distributes roughly 100 hours of original content per week on the Audacy and BetQL digital platforms, and features shows like BetQL Daily, You Better You Bet, The Daily Tip, and BetMGM Tonight.

Williams will be based in Washington DC and will oversee all producers, talent, and audio content for the network.

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Reese Waters Exits The Team 980

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In what appears to be another budget cut from Audacy, The Reese Waters Show on The Team 980 has been cancelled.

“It is in fact true The Reese Waters Show on The Team 980 has come to an end,” Waters confirmed during a video posted to Twitter. Waters went on to thank his producers, guests, and listeners for helping him grow both personally and professionally during his stint hosting the show.

Waters, who told Barrett Sports Media his sportscasting career began by happenstance, joined the station in February of 2021. His show aired from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM daily. He will remain the host of Open Mic on WUSA TV.

Audcay has made several cuts over the last week. Jerry Coleman has departed 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore, while the entire staff of 1250 The Fan in Milwaukee was dismissed.

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Craig Carton Details ‘MMA Uncensored Live’ Demise to Dana White

“About, maybe, 10 shows into it, Kevin Kay — the former President of Spike — comes to me and says ‘Listen, from now on, you can’t talk about the UFC’.”

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UFC President Dana White appeared on WFAN’s Carton & Roberts Wednesday, which allowed Craig Carton the opportunity to tell White how he was partially responsible for the demise of Carton’s short-lived television show MMA Uncensored Live.

“I was not the biggest MMA guy, but I knew Dana and I knew the guys at Spike real well,” Carton said. “Spike decided to get in bed with Bellator, which was just a stupid decision because the UFC’s everything, right? So, Dana, you don’t know this story, I don’t think. About, maybe, 10 shows into it, Kevin Kay — the former President of Spike — comes to me and says ‘Listen, from now on, you can’t talk about the UFC’. And I go ‘Wait a minute. The name of the show is MMA Uncensored Live’. It was on Thursday nights. All we’re doing is talking UFC. And he says to me ‘I’m not putting any more money in Dana White’s pockets. F*** Dana White’. And I go ‘Then I quit. I can’t do the show’. Because it’s about the UFC.

“So he goes ‘Alright. I’m gonna compromise with you’. And the compromise was you can talk about a fight from last weekend but you can’t promote the fights that are happening in 48 hours. Which made no sense to me. And then when the poop hit the fan, I went on MMA Uncensored Live and I said, on the air, Joe Rogan is the best sports analyst of any sport on any network. And two weeks later, the show disappeared. So thanks, Dana. Appreciate that.”

White, who made headlines for calling an ESPN reporter a “scumbag”, then went on to detail how a Viacom executive — the parent company of Spike — who calls himself “Philippe Doo-mond” was one of the most “arrogant, pompous, goofy” people on the planet. White said “His real name is Phil Dauman. He’s from Jersey,” before detailing how Dauman thought Viacom had built the UFC into what it was at the time. Those ineptitudes, in White’s eyes, made the show’s cancellation unsurprising.

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