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Pat McAfee’s New Radio Show Debuts September 9

“As previously reported, the show will also have a video simulcast. It will air on DAZN. McAfee has wanted to be on terrestrial radio for a long time.”

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Westwood One has released new details about its relationship with ESPN college football analyst Pat McAfee. The former Pro Bowl punter will not only host a syndicated radio show for the network, he will also make Westwood One the new home of his popular Pat McAfee Show 2.0 podcast.

The radio show, titled The Pat McAfee Show, debuts September 9. It will air from 10am – noon eastern. As previously reported, the show will also have a video simulcast. It will air on DAZN. McAfee has wanted to be on terrestrial radio for a long time.

“When I got to college, at the prestigious WVU, I applied to work at the university radio station in hopes to become a voice in the community,” he said in a press release. “The scheduling didn’t work out but I always knew I wanted to be a radio guy. When I was drafted to the Indianapolis Colts, I knew I had arrived in Peyton Manning’s city but also the city of a staple of morning talk radio, The Bob and Tom Show. They invited me to come on one morning, let me do my thing, and it was love at first opportunity. I knew that no matter where my life would go, talk radio was going to be a passion for me. It’s a special intimate bond between the host(s) and listener that is impossible to duplicate in other avenues of entertainment. I am so incredibly grateful to Westwood One for affording me the opportunity to experience a lifelong dream. I can’t wait to get on the air and hopefully entertain/inform/and inspire folks listening all across the country. Let’s do the damn thing.”

September 9 is also the date that The Pat McAfee Show 2.0 will become part of the Westwood One network. That is a major score for Westwood One. McAfee’s podcast generates 225,000 downloads per episode.

Since retiring from the NFL in 2016, McAfee has tried his hand at standup comedy and was a breakout star for Barstool Sports, where he first launched his podcast. He worked for the WWE as well prior to joining ESPN.

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810 WHB Celebrates 100 Years On-Air

The longtime top 40 station switched to sports in 1999, and held a banquet celebrating the milestone brought former Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, as well as current and former Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats to the city.

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810 WHB celebrated 100 years of on-air excellence at an event Thursday night.

The longtime top 40 station switched to sports in 1999, and held a banquet at The Midland Theatre in downtown Kansas City to celebrate the milestone brought former Chiefs and Royals players, as well as current and former Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats to the city.

“We had a chance to be exposed by them in many ways. We had a great season, and we’re all very proud of it and very proud to be here,” said Kansas Head Basketball Coach Bill Self to KCTV.

100% of the proceeds from the event were given to Kansas City charities. The station also honored host Nate Bukaty for his numerous charitable works in the city since joining the station in 2004.

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Panhandle Sports Star Coming to Amarillo

The “Sports Star” brand is currently in use by the company’s San Antonio station, which recently hit the FM airwaves.

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Alpha Media is flipping the format of hip-hop We 102.9 to sports and the Panhandle Sports Star will be introduced Monday.

The “Sports Star” brand is currently in use by the company’s San Antonio station, which recently hit the FM airwaves.

The station will feature mostly ESPN Radio programming, while adding a pair of local shows. Lance Lahnert, a columnist for the Amarillo Globe-News, will host “The Drive” from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, while Jake Boesen and Allen Roberson will host “The Sports Nerds” from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Both shows had previously aired, in some iteration, on Alpha Media’s Amarillo news-talk station KGNC.

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Danny Parkins: Apple TV+ Should Do A Major League Game

“Thursday’s Field of Dreams Game saw two sub .500 teams meet in Dyersville, IA.”

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Major League Baseball won rave reviews at year when it introduced the Field of Dreams Game. The 2022 edition was met with a little less enthusiasm and Danny Parkins of 670 The Score has an idea for the game’s next evolution. 

Baseball is the subject of plenty of movies. That is why Parkins suggests the next game leave the cornfield and embrace the classic comedy Major League

The original Major League was released in 1989 and was both a critical and box office success. It spawned two sequels released in 1994 and 1998 respectively. 

Major League Baseball’s deal with Apple TV+ came under much scrutiny when it was first announced. Event programming like what Danny Parkins has suggested could generate excitement and subscriptions. 

Thursday’s Field of Dreams Game saw two sub .500 teams meet in Dyersville, IA. The hologram of Harry Caray generated more conversation than the action on the field, including from Parkins. 

There is an opening for Major League Baseball to try something different next year. FOX baseball analyst Frank Thomas, who bought the Field of Dreams last year, said there will be no 2023 edition of the game in Iowa. 

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