iHeartMedia Albuquerque announced today the debut of the new FOX Sports 1350 AM (KABQ-AM). This move will be effective on January 3rd with the station broadcasting FOX Sports Radio’s programming around the clock on weekdays and weekends.
FOX Sports 1350 AM will feature a complete lineup of live sports entertainment shows, including FOX Sports Radio’s Two Pros and a Cup of Joe with LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn & Jonas Knox, The Dan Patrick Show, The Doug Gottlieb Show, Straight Outta Vegas with R.J. Bell, The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker, The Jason Smith Show with Mike Harmon and The Ben Maller Show.
The one FOX Sports Radio show that the station will not carry is The Herd with Collin Cowherd. That show is already heard in the market on Cumulus’s KNML.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring the sports talk leader back to Albuquerque,” said Hope Romero, Market President for iHeartMedia Albuquerque, Farmington and Gallup. “FOX Sports Radio leads the industry with the biggest names and best shows.”
Below is a list of the lineup that iHeartMedia Albuquerque will be debuting at the start of the new year.
Full Weekday Lineup:
7 a.m. –10 a.m. ET Two Pros and a Cup of Joe
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET The Dan Patrick Show
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET The Dan Patrick Show (replay)
4 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET The Doug Gottlieb Show
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET Straight Outta Vegas with R.J. Bell
8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
11 p.m. – 3 a.m. ET The Jason Smith Show with Mike Harmon
3 a.m. – 7 a.m. ET The Ben Maller Show
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Mad Dog: Gus Johnson ‘Bothered The Hell Out of Me’ Saturday
“For crying out loud, Michigan/Ohio State isn’t even better than North Carolina/Duke, who play twice a year. So let’s be careful with the hype machine.”
FOX Sports college football voice Gus Johnson has made no bones about his affinity for Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. However, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo has heard enough.
During his Mad Dog Unleashed program on SiriusXM, Russo shared that not only was Johnson obnoxious for the constant use of a nickname he bestowed up Harrison, but he was also misguided for calling Ohio State/Michigan the greatest rivalry in sports.
“Gus Johnson — the hype machine that he is — please, when you broadcast a ballgame, I don’t need to hear about Maserati Marv, number one. And number two, that’s not the greatest rivalry in sports history. Have you heard of the Yankees and the Red Sox? Giants and the Dodgers? How about Bears/Packers? Have you heard about that?
“For crying out loud, Michigan/Ohio State isn’t even better than North Carolina/Duke, who play twice a year. So let’s be careful with the hype machine. That bothered the hell out of me.”
When a caller pushed back on Russo’s opinion on the Michigan/Ohio State rivalry, he continued by saying “That rivalry’s not Yankees/Red Sox. To compare college football to the Yankees and the Red Sox is ludicrous.”
Nashville Predators Radio Voice Pete Weber Calling 2,000th Game Tuesday
“I always wanted to be there for the birth of a team. I feel like I’ve been a pretty fair midwife here.”
Nashville Predators radio voice Pete Weber is set to hit a career milestone Tuesday, as he’ll call his 2,000th game for the NHL franchise.
Weber told The Tennessean that he has relished the opportunity to be the voice of a team since its inception. He claimed he applied for and was a finalist for the radio play-by-play job when the Carolina Panthers were conceived, before ultimately landing with the Predators.
“I always wanted to be there for the birth of a team,” said Weber. “I feel like I’ve been a pretty fair midwife here.”
Despite missing time late last season due to a rare brain condition, Weber said he has no plans of retiring anytime soon.
“I have not thought about it, other than when I thought about how (former Philadelphia Phillies announcer) Harry Kalas was carried dead out of the broadcast booth in Washington,” Pete Weber said. “I thought, ‘Well, that’s an interesting way to go. I don’t necessarily know that I want to do it like that. But it could happen. I’m not going to say no.”
Weber’s 2,000th game will come as the Nashville Predators play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins. 102.5 The Game is the flagship home of the Predators Radio Network.
iHeartMedia Ending WEEI Simulcast in Cape Cod
A job opening for a sports talk co-host/producer/programming assistant that says its salary will “be funded by the savings that the market is acquiring from the expiring Audacy/WEEI & Red Sox contracts”.
iHeartMedia is preparing to drop its simulcast of WEEI on its 96.3 WEII-FM signal in Hyannis/Cape Cod.
According to a report from Radio Insight, iHeartMedia has posted a job opening for a sports talk co-host/producer/programming assistant that says its salary will “be funded by the savings that the market is acquiring from the expiring Audacy/WEEI & Red Sox contracts”.
It goes on to state that the contract between the company and Audacy was $300,000 annually and it paid the Red Sox $65,000 annually.
The job posting alleges 96.3 FM will continue to carry sports programming with a local show.
WEEI is currently simulcast on stations in Springfield and Worcester, MA; Providence; Portland, Maine; and on stations in New Hampshire and Vermont, as well. Earlier this year, the station’s offices in Warwick, Rhode Island closed as part of a cost-cutting measure.
WEII-FM is licensed to Dennis, MA and features a 25,000-watt Class B signal.