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Jamie Bradford Bounces Back With Digital Show

“The show will air live every weekday for two hours on Podbean, allowing for caller interaction. Every show will also be available for download as a podcast.”

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Charleston, South Carolina’s Jamie Bradford and Darren Goldwater announced they’re teaming up for a new digital radio show that will air weekdays beginning next Monday. 

Last December, Bradford was let go by Kirkman Broadcasting after three years as a morning and midday host on ESPN 98.9 in Charleston. His new co-host, Darren Goldwater is a longtime broadcaster, providing play-by-play for various college sports, having also previously worked for Kirkman Broadcasting as a producer and on-air contributor. 

The duo recorded and published two test shows earlier this week, but the official launch of The JB and Goldwater Show comes next Monday, April 13 at 2pm. The show will air live every weekday for two hours on Podbean, allowing for caller interaction. Every show will also be available for download as a podcast.

In an interview with Frank Mansfield of The Gazette, Goldwater said he reached out after Bradford was let go from his ESPN gig late last year. He pitched the show idea and Bradford was quickly interested.

“There’s nothing in this area doing what we want to do, not in that time slot and not available to download and listen to later like that,” Bradford told Mansfield. “We’re there for the people who want their sports radio live in the afternoon. And we’re there for the people who like things more on-demand too.”

Bradford already has plenty of recording equipment in his home office, which is where they’ll do the daily show, sitting across from each other at least six feet apart as they noted during one of their test episodes. 

While having no live sports to discuss might not seem like the optimal time to launch a sports show, Bradford and Goldwater view it as the right time to carve their niche. 

“Circumstances can dictate your actions at times,” Goldwater added to The Gazette. “When I saw the local stuff was off the air, I texted Jamie.” Shortly after, they’re ready to roll.

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Andrew Fillipponi: Peter Burns Made ‘Innocuous Joke’ To Ben Watson

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

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The on-air spat between SEC Network host Peter Burns and analyst Ben Watson continues to be bandied about in sports media circles, with 93.7 The Fan hosts Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller discussing the topic Tuesday.

“I’m on Team Burns,” Fillipponi said.

“Forget who’s team you’re on,” Chris Mueller said. “I think you’ve do have to keep the wives and children out of this.”

“What are you talking about, keep the wives and out of it?!,” Fillipponi asked.

“Do we believe this is work or shoot here?,” Mueller wondered.

“Oh, I think this is real,” Fillpponi added, which Mueller agreed.

“Do you think a close fist from Ben Watson hit Peter Burns?,” Mueller asked.

“No, I think he picked him up by the lapels,” Fillipponi said.

When the subject of Watson’s religion was brought up, Fillipponi then pointed out the absurdity of the situation.

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

“I think he might have a shorter fuse and not taking in humor that Peter Burns was giving out,” Mueller said.

“It was an innocuous joke!,” Fillipponi stated. “It wasn’t a joke! Why is it in bad taste?”

Mueller then added the idea of Watson’s wife texting Burns insinuates there’s an inappropriate relationship.

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Craig Carton: Booger McFarland’s Zach Wilson Analysis ‘An Embarrasment’

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ESPN NFL analyst Booger McFarland raised eyebrows on Monday Night Countdown this week by saying New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has never been held accountable for his actions because he was a “young man who grew up with a lot of money”. WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton called out McFarland’s comments Tuesday as outlandish.

“It was an embarrasment,” Carton said. “Someone should ask Booger McFarland if his kids — who grew up with amazing wealth — have accountability in their lives or if having a little bit of money in your pocket immediately discounts the possibility to have accountability. He’s an idiot and we learned that last night.”

“It’s funny that Steve Young was on the other side of it,” Evan Roberts noted. “Because a long time ago, Steve Young criticized Chris Simms because he’s the son of a famous quarterback.”

“You don’t have to invent reasons for why Zach Wilson isn’t playing well,” added Carton. “Just watch his tape. He’s not playing well. Maybe he’s just not good!”

Carton later said NFL reporters “will try to make a name for themselves by putting out a story” about quarterbacks who take responsibility for their teams failures, while Wilson wouldn’t accept the blame.

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Greg Hill: Ben Watson, Peter Burns Drama Was A Bit

“Be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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Peter Burns and Ben Watson shared an awkward exchange during the halftime show of an SEC Network football game over the weekend, and many are still debating whether Watson walking off the set was serious or not. Count part of the cast of The Greg Hill Show on WEEI as doubters.

“That was a a bit,” Courtney Cox said. “That was absolutely a bit.”

“Yeah, unlike the Chris Rock/Will Smith thing, I assume that was a bit,” Hill said. “I can’t believe that Ben Watson is really angry about that.”

“I dunno, man. There’s been a lot of speculation that it isn’t,” Jermaine Wiggins added. “There are people who are very sensitive about you clowning on them or joking with them. Especially with joking about their wife. Some people can’t handle jokes like that.”

After a back-and-forth with Cox about the legitimacy of the joke, Wiggins concluded by saying for some folks family is off limits.

“I’ve learned something in my 47 years on this Earth: be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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