Like so many in the industry, Barrett Sports Media is keeping an eye on the news out of iHeartMedia stations around the country today. Hundreds of employees are expected to be laid off from the company. We intend to keep a running list of names and contact info (if provided) in hopes that it helps them all find future employment.
If you or someone you know was effected by the layoffs, reach out to Jason at JBarrett@SportsRadioPD.com.
- Ken Place (Producer at Fox Sports 980)
- Cliff Bennett (PD and Digital Content Director at Fox Sports 1340)
- Bill Hikock (Morning host at Sports 710 KBMR) – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mario DeRamus (Producer, Studio Engineer, and Host at ESPN 1530)
- Grant Knowles (Producer and Studio Engineer for Reds games)
- Lori Scmidt (Sports reporter at 610 WTVN)
- Stan Jackson (610 WTVN Buckeye football analyst)
- Dave Maetzold (610WTVN, sports reporter and Buckeye football pre-game host)
- Alex Womer (Host at Fox Sports 1330)
- Steven Bortstein (Afternoon drive host on KCQL) – email@example.com
- Derek Schultz (Afternoon drive co-host on Fox Sports 1260)
- Jake Query (Afternoon drive co-host on Fox Sports 1260)
- Seth Harp (97.3 the Game PD) – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kerry Belkin (Afternoon producer at 97.3 the Game9 – email@example.com
- John Ramsey (Afternoon host on 790 KRD)
- Mike Rutherford (Afternoon co-host on 790 KRD) – MikeRuth5@aol.com
- Shea Raftus (Mid day producer on 97.3 the Game) – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dario Melendez (Mid day host on 97.3 the Game)
- Mike Lucas (Morning host on The Big 1070)
- The Shot Doctor (Afternoon co-host at 96.9 FM The Game)
- Bob McLaughlin (Producer of Mark Madden’s show on 105.9 The X)
- Carl Falk (Host at Fox Sports 1280)
- Cliff Avril (Mid day co-host on KJR and Former Seahawk)
- Trey Downey (Producer of Pat & Aaron on 95.3 WDAE): email@example.com
- Len Martez (Buccaneers reporter for 95.3 WDAE): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jeremie Poplin (PD/Afternoon host at AM 1430 the Buzz)
1010XL Jay Fund Radiothon Raises Nearly $250,000 For Pediatric Cancer Research
“In the 15 year history of the radiothon, the station has raised just under $1.6 billion for the Jay Fund.”
Jacksonville’s 1010XL used its airwaves to raise money for the Jay Fund for the fifteenth year earlier this week. The radiothon was a smashing success, raising $249,784 to fight pediatric cancer.
This year’s total is a new record for the event. In the 15 year history of the radiothon, the station has raised just under $1.6 billion for the Jay Fund.
“I’m truly amazed at the generosity of the 1010 XL listeners in times when a carton of eggs cost six dollars,” said General Manager Steven Griffin, “and equally amazed how the hosts, producers, radio staff and volunteers come together with a singular focus to year-after-year produce these results in one broadcast day.”
Former Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin started the Jay Fund in memory of Jay McGillis, who developed leukemia while playing for Coughlin at Boston College. The organization has helped over 5,000 families and given away over $16 million in grants in Northeast Florida and the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area.
Parkins & Spiegel Wonder If Trent Dilfer Will Still Appear On Their Show After Taking UAB Job
“I will just say that his status with the show and the station is uncertain.”
Former ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer has been hired as the new head coach at UAB. However, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel wondered if that meant Dilfer would no longer be making his weekly appearances on Parkins & Spiegel on 670 The Score.
“Our guy is no longer gonna do a radio show out of Chicago?” Parkins joked, referencing an incident last month where Dilfer failed to say “Parkins & Spiegel“ during an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.
“I don’t know that that’s the case,” Spiegel replied.
“We don’t know that yet,” producer Shane Riordan said. “We have only shared a couple of text message — Trent and I — this morning and I will just say that his status with the show and the station is uncertain.”
Later in the show, Parkins and Spiegel jokingly wondered what jobs they could have on UAB’s staff, with Parkins balking at being a sports information director. He did say he would welcome being the offensive player caller, but believed that job might fall under the purview of Dilfer.
Mike Milbury: Jack Edwards Is ‘Awkward’ and ‘A Different Breed’
“Like him or love him, I’m not gonna judge him. As a guy that’s been cancelled, I have no right anymore.”
Boston Bruins television play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards has come under fire for recent comments he made about Tampa Bay Lightning forward Pat Maroon and his weight. In turn, Maroon donated money in Edwards’ name to a mental health organization. On The Greg Hill Show Thursday, former NHL on NBC analyst Mike Milbury both slammed and defended Edwards.
“Jack Edwards. Who’s Jack Edwards? He went through all of junior high school being picked on and bullied,” Milbury said. “Now he’s trying to get even. Wouldn’t you want to smack that guy, Wiggy? Skinny, scrawny, mouthy son of a bitch.”
“Jack is screaming at the TV all the time,” he continued. “I gotta turn it down half the time.”
When asked by Courtney Cox if it was appropriate for Edwards to make comments about Maroon’s weight, noting that the comments were “awkward”, Milbury said Edwards is a divisive presence.
“Jack is awkward. I think half of Boston hates him and half of Boston loves him. He certainly loves the Bruins and is passionate about it but he’s a different breed of cat. Like him or love him, I’m not gonna judge him. As a guy that’s been cancelled, I have no right anymore.”
Milbury was “cancelled” after saying NHL players in the league’s playoff “bubble” weren’t being distracted by their wives and girlfriends being present. He was dropped by the NHL on NBC after the comments and has not resurfaced on a major network.
The comments and questions to Milbury came after Cox and co-host Jermaine Wiggins disagreed about whether Edwards’ comments were warranted.
Wiggins said he “thought hockey players were supposed to be tough”, adding “he’s got a few extra LBs. It’s a joke.”
Cox countered by saying “it’s not a joke. No one should be talking about it. Jack Edwards went on for like five minutes about it. It wasn’t funny.”
Hill said when Wiggins was in the NFL, nobody cared what television broadcasters said about them. Cox argued by saying “in your day, nobody talked to a therapist, either”.