Audacy announced the launch of Tapped Out, a new MMA and boxing-focused show on BetQL Audio Network.
The show will be co-hosted by Brendan Tobin, morning show host on 790 AM The Ticket (WAXY-AM) in Miami, and Sean Levine, host on 610 Sports Radio (KCSP-AM) in Kansas City.
Tapped Out will focus on the betting aspect of the MMA and Boxing world, helping bettors set their cards for the biggest fights in combat sports.
The show will air Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, beginning December 11.
“We’re excited to introduce a new sports vertical to our unrivaled portfolio of sports audio content with the launch of Tapped Out and connect with the rapidly growing combat sports fanbase,” said Matthew Volk, Vice President of Sports at Audacy. “From the best angles on the main event to finding the fight with the best value, this show will make sure listeners are informed, entertained and well equipped for everything on that week’s top cards.”
Tobin and Levine will be joined by some of the biggest names in the world of combat sports for a unique way to look ahead to the biggest combat sports events, including their best bets, matchups to watch, and more.
Tobin hosts the morning show on 790 The Ticket. He joined The Ticket in the summer of 2008 as a morning update anchor. He also hosts a weekly boxing/MMA show every Sunday morning, called “Fighter’s Fury.”
Sean Levine co-hosts “Cook Your Bookie,” Thursday evenings during the football season on 610 Sports Radio.
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Jonathan Peterlin Takes Over Night Show On 92.3 The Fan
“”Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.””
92.3 The Fan in Cleveland now has a permanent host for its nightly show in Jonathan Peterlin.
Peterlin wrote in a post for the Audacy station’s website on Tuesday that his show will be called Overtime with Jonathan Peterlin and will air each night starting at 7 p.m.
“This is a dream job,” he said. “Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.”
Peterlin had been the afternoon update anchor at 92.3 The Fan since 2016, even hosting on weekends and on a fill-in basis. Prior to that, he spent three years in a similar role at Yahoo Sports Radio.
He wrote that listeners in Cleveland will not need an introduction or reintroduction to who he is.
“You know me and I know you,” he said. “We’ve spent the past nearly 7 years getting to know each other on a daily basis…We were there for each other. Along the way I hope that I’ve earned your trust. Through the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs.”
Layoffs Hit Pro Football Focus
“The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.”
Pro Football Focus has laid off 16 employees, according to a report from Front Office Sports.
The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.
The company, which Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth owns a majority, still employs just over 200 people.
NFL reporter Doug Kyed was among the layoffs. Kyed had been at PFF since July 2021.
Additionally, 11 interns were also let go.
While PFF remains popular and profitable from a football analytics perspective, there had been a shift since the Silver Lake investment into attracting more sports betting and fantasy football customers. The FOS report indicated a chunk of the $50 million funding was used to develop an iPhone app.
Laurence Holmes: Tim Jenkins Twitter Beef With Mike North Proves The Score Has Gotten Smarter
“Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”
Former NFL quarterback Tim Jenkins had an interesting back and forth on Twitter with former 670 The Score host Mike North over Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Jenkins broke down a piece of film from Chicago’s game against Green Bay on Sunday, saying he didn’t agree with the notion that Fields doesn’t go through his progressions and is more of a runner.
North disagreed, saying wide receiver Dante Pettis was wide open on that particular play, and that Fields missed him.
Jenkins responded, saying North’s take was “not intellectually honest.”
In his weekly appearance on Bernstein & Holmes on The Score, Jenkins talked about the exchange not knowing North’s connection to the station.
“There’s a radio guy up there, Mike North, he was real mad,” Jenkins said. “And I tried to handle it gently because like listen, the first thing in his bio was he was born in 1952. And if my grand-pappy is on Twitter roasting somebody, I hope to handle them gently. And I tried to.”
Host Laurence Holmes said it was truly a meta moment for their show and the station. He talked about how having access to a guy like Jenkins is a sign the station, like many others have done across the country, have grown with the game.
“It speaks to the evolution of this radio station,” Holmes said. “Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”
The discussion turned to the evolution of the quarterback position in the NFL, and Holmes noted that there are some who just don’t recognize that the game has changed and called for a quarterback to be able to throw accurately but pick up yards and keep plays going with their legs.
“I’m here for the nuance, but people continue to ignore what is a trend,” Holmes said. “And I don’t mean that as a pejorative. The trend in the NFL is dual-threat quarterbacks. Look up and down the rosters.”