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Dell & Sonya Curry Launch Raising Fame Podcast

“The podcast titled Raising Fame will feature stories from people who raised icons in all professional realms.”

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Cadence13, a division of Entercom’s RADIO.COM announced a new podcast featuring former NBA player Dell Curry and his wife Sonya. Dell and Sonya are the parents of Seth, Sydel and three-time NBA champion Steph Curry. 

The podcast titled Raising Fame will feature stories from people who raised icons in all professional realms. Season one will focus on sports, with Dell and Sonya Curry as hosts, sharing their personal family story and interviewing others who raised sports legends.  

“As the proud parents of Steph, Seth and Sydel Curry, we know firsthand the highs and lows, the pain and the glory, of raising fame in the world of sports,” Dell and Sonya Curry said via the press release. “We can’t wait to share the raw, honest, and inspirational stories of these legends—from when they were kids with a gift and a dream to the greatness they’ve achieved today—told by the people who know them best, and whose love and influence were instrumental in their success. We’re excited to partner with Cadence13 to bring these conversations to listeners nationwide.”

The podcast will highlight stories of parents, single moms, single dads, stepparents, grandparents and adoptive parents of some of the most well-known athletes in recent decades, including: Tom Brady; Vince Carter; Coco Gauff; Rob Gronkowski; Damian Lillard; Shaquille O’Neal; Chris Paul; Michael Phelps; Megan Rapinoe; Klay Thompson; Dwayne Wade; Venus and Serena Williams; and Russell Wilson.

“On Raising Fame, listeners will get a deeply personal, insider’s look at the lives and formative years of many of the most extraordinary athletes of our time” said Spencer Brown, SVP, RADIO.COM Podcast Network. “Dell and Sonya Curry’s own family story and perspective make them the ideal hosts for this edition of this one-of-a-kind podcast series, and we’re thrilled to partner with them and TCS Media to bring these compelling stories to a wide audience of sports fans, families and beyond.”

While Steph Curry is the most well-known athlete in the family, his brother Seth is in the middle of his sixth season in the NBA and their sister Sydel is a former college volleyball player. Their mother Sonya was a top volleyball player at Virginia Tech and their father Dell retired from a 16-year NBA career in 2002 as the Charlotte Hornets all-time scoring leader. 

“The parents of superstars have fascinating stories to tell about how their kids came to be the icons of today — but they rarely get the chance to share more than a quick headline,” said Tracy Chutorian Semler and Eric Semler, the creators and producers of Raising Fame. “We’re so excited to work with the Currys and Cadence13 to shed light on these extraordinary tales, and to bring the parents’ wisdom and guidance to our listeners.”

The new podcast debuts Feb. 6, with the first half of a two-part series featuring Dell and Sonya Curry. Part two will be available Feb. 8, with episode three featuring Russell Wilson’s mother Tami Wilson being released Feb. 11. Future episodes are expected to be made available on Tuesdays. 

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click 

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John Jastremski Fires Back After Craig Carton Criticism

“I’m not listening to a crook. So you know what? Go take a f—ing hike. How about that.”

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Earlier this week, WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton said John Jastremski — a former WFAN host now hosting a podcast for The Ringer — “shunned” his radio career advice.

During his New York New York podcast Thursday, Jastremski strongly condemned Carton’s remarks.

“I don’t like going here with this stuff, ’cause I know this plays right into what this guy likes to do,” Jastremski said. “This is his M.O. This is what he’s done his entire career. It’s what he’s done for his entire career and he’s had success doing it. He lives for this stuff. But it really set me off. It set me off because I gotta see it on Barrett Sports Media while I’m on vacation. Like I wanna be bothered with this shit, number one. Number two, it’s just tone-deaf, insulting, and flat-out rude every which way.

“Number one: going after people who work at McDonald’s? Who the hell are you to do that? Number two: You’re insulting a multi-billion dollar company where I work. I have a great job, a great platform, a great producer. I have two great jobs, I might add. And you’re insulting both of them. By the way, you’re on that network. Five days a week. And you’re insulting that network. How stupid are you? Taking shots at people of the network you’re on, I’m on. And I could tell you, it pays well. I do ok.

“As for career advice? Guess what? I listen to legends. Bill Simmons, you ever hear of him? Worth a lot more than you. Mike Francesa? My boy Adam Schein? I listen to those guys. I’m not listening to a crook. So you know what? Go take a f—ing hike. How about that.”

Calling Carton a crook harkens back to the WFAN afternoon host’s stint in federal prison for participating in a ponzi scheme that scammed investors out of $5.6 million that he in turn used to pay off gambling debts. Carton was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison before serving just over a year in prison before being released in 2020.

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The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz Moving To New Studio

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021.

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The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz is leaving its home at the Clevelander hotel on South Beach in Miami and moving into a new studio next year, according to a report from The Big Lead.

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021. It has remained the home for the show since Le Batard and John Skipper formed Meadowlark Media.

After a $50 million distribution deal with DraftKings was secured, the Meadowlark podcast network has grown in both reach and talent, allowing for an expanded studio space.

No immediate details were given on where the new studio space would be located.

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NSMA Announces Finalists for Awards, Hall of Fame

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

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The National Sports Media Association revealed its finalists for its national sportscaster of the year and national sportswriter of the year, and there are plenty of heavy hitters in the industry up for consideration for the NSMA awards.

Among the nominees for National Sportscaster of the Year include Al Michaels, Ian Eagle, Jim Nantz, Joe Buck, Kevin Harlan, and Mike Tirico. The full list includes Adam Amin, Jason Benetti, Joe Davis, and Mina Kimes.

For National Sportswriter of the Year, Adrian Wojnarowski, Ken Rosenthal, Nicole Auerbach, Pete Thamel, Pat Forde and Tom Verducci are among the biggest names. Candace Buckner, Katie Strang, Marc Spears and Wright Thomson round out the list of nominees.

The NMSA also revealed its finalists for the sportscaster and sportswriter Hall of Fame. James Brown, Joe Buck, Lee Corso and Tim McCarver are part of the sportscaster list, while Bill Plaschke and Ray Didinger appear among the names for the sportswriter hall of fame.

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

Winners and Hall of Famers will be honored at the NSMA Awards Weekend & National Convention held in Winston-Salem, N.C. June 24-26.

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