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Tony Bruno Joins ESPN 97.3 For NFL Season

“Each show for the native Philadelphian will be two hours long, but don’t view his return to terrestrial radio as a precursor to a possible full-time job.”

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Tony Bruno is returning to terrestrial radio, joining ESPN 97.3 in South Jersey for the fast-approaching NFL season.

Bruno will host three weekly shows for the Townsquare Media owned radio station, as a lead-in for Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football and every Eagles game.  Each show for the native Philadelphian will be two hours long, but don’t view his return to terrestrial radio as a precursor to a possible full-time job.

“I’m not really coming out of retirement to take a full-time radio job,” Bruno told Rob Tornoe of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It’s really not that big of a deal to do two hours.”

Use the term “retirement” lightly because Bruno already hosts three commercial-less hours every weekday on Twitch.  Earlier this year, Bruno partnered with the streaming platform typically used by gamers, to broadcast a daily show which airs Monday – Friday from 1 – 4pm without interruption.  Add that to his new gig on 97.3 ESPN and that’s 21 hours of show time each week for the “retired” sports talk host.  Bruno’s three new weekly shows for 97.3 ESPN will also simulcast on Twitch.

Bruno joins popular Philadelphia sports talk hosts, Eytan Shander and Harry Mayes in making the jump to South Jersey’s sports radio station.  Shander and Mayes joined 97.3 ESPN to host the station’s midday show shortly after parting ways with Philly’s 97.5 The Fanatic.  Bruno, whose career stops include ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio and 94.1 WIP, also co-hosted a daily show with Mayes at The Fanatic

According to Crossing Broad, Bruno will broadcast terrestrially on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 – 8pm, and three hours before every Eagles game.  97.3 ESPN switches to Eagles radio one hour before kickoff and Bruno will host the station’s local pregame show two hours before the switch.

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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Sports Gambling Podcast Network To Stage 24-Hour Fantasy Football Draft

“The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed Draft Day 2.0.”

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If you’re serious about Fantasy Football, the Sports Gambling Podcast Network is bringing back a tradition you’ll want to pay attention to. 

For the second year in a row, Ryan Kramer will draft 24 different teams over the course of a 24 hour marathon that will be streamed across multiple video platforms. 

“Fortunately, the analytics research is done so I can focus now on news coming out of the camps to sharpen my views and deliver the well-reasoned selections that people need to get an edge in their drafting,” Kramer said in a press release. “It’s a bit of an audacious undertaking, but the growing phenomenon of Fantasy Football deserves this level of commitment and our SGPN audiences always respond.” 

The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed “Draft Day 2.0”. All of the content will originate from the Sports Gambling Podcast Network’s studios in Los Angeles. 

The marathon will also be a fundraiser. The network is using GoFundMe to raise funds for a colleague named Darryl injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. A portion of proceeds generated from the sale of Sports Gambling Podcast Network branded apperal will also go to the effort. 

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790 The Score Debuts In Providence

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

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After reporting last week that Kevin McNamara would be the station’s only local host in the programming lineup, 790 The Score in Providence, Rhode Island is officially on the air.

The station, which was last on the air in the market in 2008, has been revived and will serve as the market’s first sports and sports betting station.

“The station features a lineup of expert personalities that deliver unique sports talk and sports betting insights that entertain, inform, and engage,” said Holly Paras, VP and market manager of Cumulus Providence. “We think Providence sports and sports betting fans will love 790 THE SCORE!”

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch some of the top national talent on the airwaves throughout the day and night. This includes hosts like Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

McNamara will host his show Kevin Mac Sports Hour daily from 5-7 p.m.

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Paul Finebaum Reportedly Scores $700K Advance For Nick Saban Book

Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

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Though there’s still some time before a finished products reaches bookshelves, but ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is reportedly set to get a nice six-figure advance by Penguin Press.

According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

Back in the spring things came to a head between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, as the two engaged in a verbal spat in separate press conferences over name, image and likeness.

Saban said Fisher and his staff utilized NIL and “bought every player” in the Aggies’ spring 2022 recruiting class.

Things got so heated and drew so many headlines that SEC commissioner Greg Sankey had to step in and try to get the former colleagues to cool it.

Finebaum is teaming up with Alabama beat reporter John Talty to write the book.

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