Two midday shows are set to become one in Chicago. 670 The Score will pair Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes for a new show beginning June 20.
“I’ve been mostly a solo host for the last 15 years, and now I’m looking forward to working with Dan,” Holmes said in a press release. “We’ve got a great opportunity to challenge each other and have a lot of fun.”
Bernstein & Holmes will run weekdays from 10 am to 2 pm. NBC 5 sports anchor Leila Rahimi will continue to make appearances on the show every Wednesday.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this show,” added Bernstein. “Laurence and I have worked closely together at The Score going back to our days on Belmont Avenue, and this new partnership promises to bring out the very best of what we do.”
The new midday show is just one of the changes coming to the 670 The Score lineup. Mully & Haugh gains an extra hour as well. The station’s morning show will now run from 6 am until 10 am.
“Our all-star Chicago lineup improves with Mully and Haugh extending later into the morning and two teammates who have worked together for 20-plus years finally sharing a microphone on a regular basis,” said Mitch Rosen, Operations Director and Brand Manager, 670 The Score. “We couldn’t be more excited for this updated lineup.”
Jason Martin Exits 104.5 The Zone
According to reports, Jason Martin has been removed from 104.5 The Zone’s morning show.
According to reports, Jason Martin has been removed from Nashville’s 104.5 The Zone morning show.
The station website now shows Ramon Foster as the sole host from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM, while Twitter users claim the station’s Buck Reising said Martin is no longer with the station.
The morning show’s former Twitter handle @JMartAndRamon no longer exists, being replaced by @RamonAndWill, appearing to pair Ramon Foster with producer Will Boling.
Martin joined 104. The Zone’s morning show in August of 2020, and agreed to a multi-year contract in September of that year.
This is a developing story. More information will be added when available.
Portland Trail Blazers TV, Radio Broadcasts To Call Away Games Remotely
Rip City Radio 620’s Dwight Jaynes confirmed a rumor co-host Chad Doing mentioned on the air that he had been told the Blazers broadcasters would announce away games remotely for the upcoming season.
Portland Trail Blazers broadcasters will have a different vantage point for away games during the 2022-2023 season.
Rip City Radio 620‘s Dwight Jaynes confirmed a rumor co-host Chad Doing mentioned on the air that he had been told the Blazers broadcasters would announce away games remotely for the upcoming season.
“They will not be sending radio or television on the road with their team,” Jaynes said. “Also, what I’ve heard and I’ve tried to check this out, I have not found any other team in the league that’s doing this.”
On Twitter, a user asked Jaynes if potentially the broadcast crew asked to not travel, which Jaynes said did not happen while noting the broadcasters will “enjoy more time at home”.
Kevin Calabro and Lamar Hurd make up the Trail Blazers television crew on ROOT Sports, while Travis Demers serves as the radio play-by-play announcer. Rip City Radio 620 is the flagship of the Trail Blazers Radio Network.
97.5 ESPN Hosts Want Ian Eagle to Broadcast Deshaun Watson’s Return to Houston
“Ian Eagle, Charles Davis and Evan Washburn? I don’t want Spero Dedes and Jay Feely. I don’t want Tom McCarthy and Tiki Barber.”
The news of Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s 11-game suspension was the story of the day in sports talk radio on Thursday, and for good reason.
Watson will be eligible to return to the Browns in Week 13 following the team’s bye week. It just so happens that Cleveland is scheduled to play at Watson’s former team, the Houston Texans, in Week 13.
Call it fate, or call it a calculated move by the NFL. ESPN Houston host Brad Kellner said on The Wheelhouse on Thursday that the league knew what they were doing when they landed on an 11-game suspension for Watson.
“This is the umpteenth time that the NFL has made a decision for money and ratings,” Kellner said. “This is what they do. It’s why they’re king. Of course they’re opening themselves up to criticism. But oh my god, that game, the ticket sales and the TV ratings? It’s gonna be maybe the most-watched NFL game the entire year.”
With it being an AFC matchup, CBS will likely carry coverage of the much anticipated contest. Host Cody Stoots said those tuning in to watch everything unfold on television shouldn’t expect the network to shuffle the assignment deck and have its top broadcast team on the call.
“From a TV perspective, you’re not gonna get Nantz and Romo and Tracy Wolfson,” Stoots said. “They’re gonna do the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals that week, just looking at the schedule. But you gotta get the number two team to the Texans/Browns, though. Ian Eagle, Charles Davis and Evan Washburn? I don’t want Spero Dedes and Jay Feely. I don’t want Tom McCarthy and Tiki Barber.”
Stoots, Kellner and Jake Asman both tossed around the idea of the game being flexed to NBC for Sunday night, but Kellner said the game will likely stay where it is on the schedule.
“They might just leave it at noon to try to minimize the headlines, even though they could’ve done that a lot better by giving him a full season suspension,” Kellner said.
Stoots added that having the game kick off at noon local time would probably be the smartest thing for the league to do in an effort to downplay Watson’s return. But the broadcast crew calling the game won’t be the bottom of the barrel either.
“They’re gonna act like it’s not a big deal, and you shouldn’t be focusing on this game, and then all of a sudden Ian Eagle is going to call his first Texans game all season, because they don’t want Spero Dedes and Jay Feely breaking it down,” Stoots said.
Jordan Bondurant is a features reporter for Barrett News Media. He also works for ABC8 News and Newsradio WRVA and 910 The Fan in Richmond, Virginia. His prior experiences include working for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Danville Register & Bee, Virginia Lawyers Weekly and iHeartradio Richmond. He can be reached by email at Jordan.E.Bondurant@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @J__Bondurant.