LeBron James and Maverick Carter are entering the audio business. Uninterrupted Radio, a brand new and exclusive station that features music selected by top NBA and WNBA players has launched on Pandora. The channel will featured curated playlists from a number of athletes including LeBron, Kyle Kuzma, Trae Young, A’ja Wilson, Draymond Green, Lonzo Ball, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Tobias Harris, Angel McCoughtry, and others.
The new channel is one of Pandora’s first curated stations to feature its Modes functionality. The feature allows fans to gain more control over their listening experience by offering selectable and thematic sub-stations curated by their favorite athletes with special audio drops throughout. Uninterrupted Radio will launch with Tip-Off, Vet, and Postgame Modes, with more to come as the station evolves.
- Tip-Off Mode for getting hyped up with music from Meek Mill, Pop Smoke, Megan Thee Stallion, and more.
- Vet Mode for throwback hip-hop tracks with music from Jay-Z, Tupac, Notorious BIG, and more.
- Postgame Mode for laid-back listening with music from Rod Wave, Summer Walker, Wale, and others.
“We are proud of how SiriusXM and Pandora continue to creatively innovate and find new ways to connect people through our range of audio programming,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM. “With live sports returning, Uninterrupted Radio on Pandora will give fans an even deeper way to experience the game they love by capturing the essential connection between music and sports.”
“We started this partnership with SiriusXM to continue finding new and innovative ways to connect fans and athletes through the power of music. Uninterrupted’s mission is to empower our community. We are really excited to create a new platform on Pandora to empower fans and athletes through the universal, eternal connection between sports and music,” said Maverick Carter, CEO of The SpringHill Company.
Uninterrupted Radio launches at the same time the NBA gets ready to resume its 2020 season inside the NBA bubble in Orlando, FL. Cross promotion of the new Pandora channel will be provided throughout the upcoming weekend on SiriusXM’s The Heat, channel 46, with the satellite radio network featuring an Uninterrupted Radio Takeover with top athletes playing their top artists, and favorite R&B and Hip Hop songs.
The partnership builds on a prior collaboration between Sirius XM/Pandora and Uninterrupted. The two sides teamed up in 2019 to feature curated playlists on Pandora from LeBron James, Rob Gronkowski, Odell Beckham Jr., Mo Bamba, Nate Burleson, Patrice Evra, Chiney Ogwumike, Adam Rippon, Joc Pederson, Todd Gurley, Chelsea Gray, Monique Billings, and more.
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 million 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”.