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Pat McAfee Mourns The Closing Of Rudy’s Subs In Pittsburgh

“The crew was undeterred by one rogue lie from the open sign, only to discover the same thing when they came back the next day.”

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RIP Rudy’s Subs. Pat McAfee shouted out his favorite sub shop on Earth during The Pat McAfee Show Monday. Unfortunately, the shop wasn’t occupied when the McAfee crew showed up at its door in Pittsburgh.

“Listen COVID,” McAfee said on the show. “You m*therf*cker, COVID has done a lot of terrible things obviously. I don’t have to say them all because we’d be here all day and we don’t have enough time. A lot of great humans lost their lives from COVID… From where I’m sitting, Imma really hold a grudge over COVID for a real long f*cking time over what they did to Rudy’s f*ckin subs.”

McAfee then described the scene that broke his sub-lusting heart.

“I think Rudy’s Subs is over,” McAfee declared. “Open sign on. Schedule on the front door says ‘hey we are open right now,’ door locked, nobody inside.” 

The crew was undeterred by one rogue lie from the open sign, only to discover the same thing when they came back the next day. A call to the shop’s phone number never made it through because the line had been disconnected.

“Thank you for reminding me of that, but yeah, that did happen,” McAfee begrudged. “It was on speakerphone, and obviously as soon as that thing went to ‘this number is no longer in,” ahhhhhh gut punch.”

The story prompted a moment of silence from the crew and reopened an old show wound concerning meatball subs.

“It’s [Rudy’s] even more so the best f*cking sub joint of all time because they will not stoop to the depths of hell that you all do with meatball subs,” McAfee said.

The host may have wanted to peak at the old menu though, as one of the producers pointed out that Rudy’s has a meatball sub on their menu.

“Yeah, but that menu is from a closed store,” McAfee said. “We don’t know if that’s an updated menu or not.”

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Jonathan Zaslow No Longer With WQAM

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WQAM midday host Jonathan Zaslow is no longer with WQAM in Miami.

The radio station has removed his show from the website and references to him and his normal 10a-2p ET midday timeslot program have been scrubbed from the station website.

Zaslow tweeted at 5:19p ET confirming the news.

Whether or not this has any effect on his involvement with the Miami Heat broadcasts is unknown as of now.

Zaslow had been with 790 the Ticket since 2004. He was transitioned from Audacy-owned 790 to sister station AM 560 Sports WQAM last October. During his tenure he has worked with a number of established local voices including Joy Taylor, Amber Wilson, Brett Romberg, and Brendan Tobin amongst others.

WQAM has gone thru a number of changes, including a rebranding effort to call the station “560 The Joe”. That ended last year with the station returning to the AM 560 Sports WQAM brand listeners were more familiar with. What they have planned next in Zaslow’s timeslot is unclear but local listeners will likely get some answers next week.

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Vanessa Richardson Named Houston Rockets Sideline Reporter, Paul Gallant to Host Solo on ESPN 97.5

Vanessa Richardson will be on the sidelines for the Houston Rockets and Paul Gallant will host solo show on ESPN 97.5.

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Changes are taking place in Houston sports media. First, the Houston Rockets will have a new television sideline reporter this season, and she’s a familiar name to Houston sports fans.

Vanessa Richardson, the now former co-host of ESPN 97.5’s Vanessa and Gallant, revealed that she will be on the sidelines for the NBA franchise covering the team for AT&T SportsNet Southwest.

She tweeted the news saying, “Elated to be the new Houston Rockets sideline reporter! I can’t wait to travel the country & share the stories of this dynamic team during 80+ games on AT&T SportsNet Southwest. I’ll continue to fill-in as a host/reporter for Astros broadcasts as well.”

Richardson’s co-host, Paul Gallant, tweeted that with Richardson leaving the show for the Rockets sideline gig, Vanessa and Gallant will become the Paul Gallant Show. The solo show led by Gallant begins Monday September 26th.

“We’re excited to have Paul host his own show”, said Todd Farquharson, General Manager of ESPN 97.5 & 92.5.  “He’s super creative, energetic, and likeable.  He’ll get the audience involved and have fun.”

Paul commented, “You know what I’ve always loved about sports talk radio?  That it’s interactive.  Whether through a phone call, text message, tweet or on Twitch, it’s the best place for sports fans to come together and celebrate…or vent.  And that’s what The Paul Gallant Show is going to be…Houston’s platform to talk about its teams. THE most interactive sports talk show in Houston.”

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Ken Carman: Al Michaels ‘Feels Untethered’ On Amazon Prime Video

“The thing that stuck out was Kirk Herbstreit ripping the elf,” said Carman. “Don’t be ripping Brownie the Elf, man.”

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The Cleveland Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers during Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video. 92.3 The Fan morning host Ken Carman applauded Al Michaels for his performance during the presentation.

“Al Michaels feels untethered for the first time. He’s not network television anymore and he can say whatever he wants. We interviewed him on the pregame show and I was nervous,” Carman said.

“He’s a legend,” co-host Anthony Lima added.

During the final play of the game, the Steelers fumbled a lateral into the endzone which the Browns recovered to make the final score 29-17. Michaels said “that may be meaningful to some of you. And you know who I mean”, alluding to people who had placed wagers on the game.

Carman, who hosts two-hours of pre-game coverage on the Browns Radio Network, continued to discuss how nervous he was interviewing Michaels. He also discussed how impressive Amazon’s behind-the-scenes production was, pointing out the only football broadcast with more cameras is the Super Bowl. More than 400 people work behind the scenes for Amazon Prime Video.

“The thing that stuck out was Kirk Herbstreit ripping the elf,” said Carman. “Don’t be ripping Brownie the Elf, man.”

Carman later said people angry that Michaels misspoke by saying the Pro Football Hall of Fame is “down I-71” instead of I-77 were unreasonable, and joked “Al Michaels hasn’t been on a highway in 20 years”.

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