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SiriusXM, I Am Athlete Strike Content Deal

“The radio show, titled I Am Athlete Tonight, debuts this Wednesday on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio.”

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Score a big win for Brandon Marshall! His media company, I Am Athlete, has a deal with SiriusXM that will see a nightly show produced by his brand air on the satellite radio platform. That is just one of many projects the two companies will collaborate on.

The radio show, titled I Am Athlete Tonight, debuts this Wednesday on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio. The show will air five days a week at 7 pm. Leger Douzable will be the permanent host. His co-hosts will rotate. Marshall will be among them.

“We are excited to team up with SiriusXM.  SiriusXM is an extraordinary company that shares our passion for innovation in storytelling and giving the athlete a platform,” said Marshall.  “I Am Athlete is the premier destination for athletes to tell their own stories, write their own scripts, highlight successes and also hold each other accountable.  The sports media landscape has drastically changed.  Our partnership brings our unique content and approach to storytelling to fans, every day.”

I Am Athlete will also work with SiriusXM in the podcast space. SiriusXM Holdings’ advertising sales group, is now the exclusive ad seller for I Am Athlete’s podcast and video products.

“I Am Athlete has established itself as a prominent and popular podcast because it is the kind of authentic, straight-from-the-athlete talk that fans love and want more of.  We’re excited to team up and build on that,” said Steve Cohen, SVP, Sports Programming and Podcasts, SiriusXM.  “Brandon and team will produce new and exclusive content that will enhance our Mad Dog Sports Radio channel.  And together, we look forward to developing new talent and content for I Am Athlete and SiriusXM that will appeal to listeners everywhere.”

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Marc Bertrand Signs Contract Extension at 98.5 The Sports Hub

“I take great pride in having been a part of the station since its inception.”

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Zolak & Bertrand co-host Marc Bertrand will remain on Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub for the next several years.

According to All Access, Bertrand and parent company Beasley Media Group reached an agreement on a contract extension.

Bertrand said being a Sports Hub lifer is something he’s very fond of.

“I take great pride in having been a part of the station since its inception,” Bertrand said. “I’m fortunate to have great teammates on Zolak & Bertrand and as a group, we are incredibly thankful for our loyal listeners. It is their support and engagement that makes this job fun every single day.”

Bertrand and partner Scott Zolak have been on the air together since 2015.

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Gabe Kuhn To Take Over Afternoon Drive On 92.9 ESPN

“Kuhn, who had hosted at competitor Sports 56 the last two years, will host The Gabe Kuhn Show from 4-7 p.m. central starting Monday.”

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Former University of Memphis offensive lineman Gabe Kuhn will soon be making his debut on 92.9 FM ESPN in Memphis.

Kuhn, who had hosted at competitor Sports 56 the last two years, will host The Gabe Kuhn Show from 4-7 p.m. central starting Monday.

Gabe Kuhn is a 2017 Memphis graduate with a degree in journalism. He played under Justin Fuente, Barry Odom and Ryan Silverfield.

“Love this city, can’t wait to talk to y’all everyday,” the newest addition to 92.9 ESPN tweeted. “Let’s get this thing going!”

92.9 ESPN is an Audacy station.

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Jeff Thurn To Exit ESPN Sioux Falls To Join ESPN Radio

“I get to stay here and do it from here. Who gets to radio from Sioux Falls on a national level?”

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ESPN Sioux Falls host Jeff Thurn will depart the station for a new national position with ESPN Radio.

The host of Overtime from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM on ESPN Sioux Falls, Thurn has been with the station for more than a decade.

Thurn thanked executives at Results Radio — owner of ESPN Sioux Falls — as well as listeners and guests for being so supportive during his tenure with the show and station during a thread posted to Twitter.

Thurn joined ESPN Radio as a fill-in host in February of last year.

“I’m so pumped to get to go out there and do something on a national level,” Thurn told Dakota News Now last year. “I get to stay here and do it from here. Who gets to radio from Sioux Falls on a national level? I think it’s really cool just growing up here, having that opportunity, to now do that on ESPN Radio throughout 2022…that’s pretty cool for me personally.”

His final show on ESPN Sioux Falls will be on Friday, February 3rd.

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