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Sports Radio 610 Mentioned in New Lawsuit Against DeShaun Watson

“Locker and co-host John Lopez both agreed that the comments, which circulated media and social media last week, hurt Watson’s case more with the NFL.”

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Another round of civil litigation was filed against Browns quarterback DeShaun Watson on Monday, making it 24 lawsuits filed against the former Houston Texan. Watson has been accused of sexual misconduct.

Sports Radio 610 in Houston was mentioned in that new lawsuit. Comments made by Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, on Payne and Pendergast last week, in which Hardin said receiving sexual favors from a massage therapist wasn’t illegal as long as no additional money was exchanged, was specifically included in this case.

On In The Loop on Monday, host Landry Locker didn’t understand why the criminality aspect was the focus of Hardin’s comments.

“The criminal stuff’s behind you, sir. Anybody that’s talking about this knows, Rusty, that there’s not going to be criminal charges,” Locker said. “That’s been established. There have been two grand juries that have said there’s not criminal charges. But he’s going on this rant, and it’s almost like he’s giving like his closing testimony to a judge in a criminal trial.”

Locker wondered if it was a case of Hardin being out of his element, as he tends to focus his practice on criminal law and not civil matters.

“It’s like an Olympian who runs 200 meters,” Locker said. “You don’t ask them to run the 100.”

Locker and co-host John Lopez both agreed that the comments, which circulated media and social media last week, hurt Watson’s case more with the NFL. The league is investigating the allegations of sexual misconduct against Watson and will determine if, and for how long, he’ll be suspended for.

Lopez went on to note that it was interesting that Hardin has all of a sudden been more active in the press working on Watson’s behalf.

“It’s a little bit ironic that he’s criticizing Tony Busby for all this social media, and the press conferences and coming on the radio when he’s doing it too,” Lopez said. “Rusty’s doing it too, but I think he doesn’t necessarily want to. But he’s working for the client, and that’s his best route to maybe defending him in the court of public opinion.”

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ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group

“The programming on the station does not change.”

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Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1.

“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”

The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.

“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”

Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.

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SiriusXM Plots Super Bowl LVII Coverage

“SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM.”

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SiriusXM has announced its extensive plans for coverage of Super Bowl LVII and the events leading up to the big game.

A dedicated Super Bowl pop-up channel on SiriusXM Channel 104 will be just one of the avenues SiriusXM plans to cover the event. Amber Theoharis will conduct interviews with players, and personalities making their way through Radio Row throughout the week that will air on the pop-up channel.

Mad Dog Sports Radio will have a large presence on Radio Row, with shows hosted by Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Adam Schein, Dusty Dvoracek, Danny Kanell, and Steve Torre all airing live on location in Arizona. Former NFL All-Pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall will be on hand to host I Am Athlete Tonight from the event, as well.

“With all eyes and ears focused on Phoenix for Super Bowl Week, SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM,” said SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein.

“With multiple game broadcasts, several channels in Phoenix covering the latest news and providing expert analysis on the teams, interviews with many of the celebrities in town for the game, and our exclusive concert with Luke Combs, our subscribers will have exceptional access throughout the biggest week on the NFL calendar.”

ESPNU Radio hosts Colt McCoy, Rick Neuheisel, and Max Starks will also be in Arizona on Radio Row, in addition to Dusty and Danny hosting their shows each day from Radio Row.

Fantasy football expert Jeff Mans and SportsGrid Radio host Scott Ferrall will also originate content from Radio Row.

SiriusXM will offer four different game broadcasts of Super Bowl LVII. The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles home broadcasts will each air, as will the national Westwood One call. Additionally, a Spanish-language broadcast will also be provided. Listeners will also be able to hear the halftime show — performed by pop star Rihanna — on Sirius XM Hits 1, The Heat, and Super Bowl LVII Radio.

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BetQL Network Going to Arizona for Super Bowl Week

“Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale.”

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BetQL is headed to Radio Row. Audacy’s sports betting radio network will be in Arizona ahead of Super Bowl LVII. 

Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale. BetQL Daily and You Better You Bet will be live Monday through Friday. BetMGM Tonight will be live Monday through Thursday.

The network’s hosts will stay busy in the desert. BetQL is producing 52 hours of live audio and video content. Hosts are also scheduled to make 25 live appearances across other Audacy radio stations and digital channels.

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