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The PM Team Unveils Song About Show Written By Pittsburgh Musician

“He went into a professional recording studio, and made a song about the show,” Fillipponi said. “This is the national/international debut of this song, called ‘The Poni Express’, inspired by us.”

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Pittsburgh musician Pete Bender is a big fan of 93.7 The Fan. That information became quite apparent after producing a song for The PM Team, hosted by Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller, which he mailed to the station.

“He went into a professional recording studio, and made a song about the show,” Fillipponi said. “This is the national/international debut of this song, called ‘The Poni Express’, inspired by us.”

“Why isn’t it called ‘The PM Team’?,” Chris Mueller asked.

“That’s a great question,” Fillipponi admitted.

The Poni Express was the name of Fillipponi’s weekend show on CBS Sports Radio.

“My name got mentioned in there once,” Mueller said. “This sounds like a George Thorogood love letter addressed to ‘Poni. That’s what it sounds like.”

“What do you guys think?”, Fillipponi asked.

“I think he likes you. I don’t think he likes the show!”, Mueller concluded.

The lyrics of the song, which aired in the final segment of the hour, are:
The ‘Poni Express is coming down the line
Mr. Chris Mueller is a-lookin’ fine
Talkin’ big stuff ’bout the ‘Burgh and our boys
Ya know the Pittsburgh teams they’ll be makin’ some noise

(Chorus)
Well, hey, yeah, jump on the ‘Poni Express
You know they’re chugging along and the Fan is always the best

Yeah, well they’re pushin’ the buttons and a-talkin’ the talk’
The best sports chat that will always rock
The ninety-three seven it’s the place to be
And you’ll always be in good company

(Chorus)
Well, hey, yeah, jump on the ‘Poni Express
They’re number one and always up to the test

(harmonica solo)

‘Poni will always keep the sports talk (inaudible)
The back-forth mix is like a time bomb ticking
They’re on the clock, it’s such a good show
Better try to keep up with the blow by blow

(Chorus)
Well, hey, yeah, jump on the ‘Poni Express
They got it all going on, it’s a big time sports lovefest

Well the ‘Poni Express will take your breath away
You know you gotta listen most every day
They know all the issues, they never miss a beat
Those two are so hot better not leave your seat

(Chorus)
Well, hey, look out, you’re a-walkin’ the line
The ‘Poni Express is a-sure lookin’ fine
Lookin’ fine, baby, rock it!

(Harmonica solo)

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Mike Rhyner Leads 97.1 the Freak For Its Debut in Dallas

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

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Ben Torres / Special Contributor Dallas Morning News

The dawn of a new sports radio signal in Dallas has come and who else to be the first voice you hear, but the Old Grey Wolf Mike Rhyner.

97.1 the Eagle stopped their regular programming late Monday morning and began stunting, the technique radio stations use to separate listeners from old programming into new programming. They began by playing songs with the word “freak” in them then went into a continuous loop of “The Waiting is the Hardest Part” by Tom Petty until 3p CT. Then, a voiceover detailing the Eagle’s history transitioned into the voice that Dallas-Forth Worth residents have gotten to know so well, Mike Rhyner.

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

He would go on to relive his final moments at The Ticket in Dallas. He said he was getting his “head around being a Paw Paw” before getting a call from Ben Rogers of the Ben and Skin Show and thus an idea for The Freak began to take shape.

After that, the show’s intro music played and Rhyner welcomed in Mike Sirois and before you knew it, the guys were wondering about a quarterback controversy in Dallas. 97.1 The Freak is off and running.

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Howie Rose Plans to Travel for Mets Postseason Games

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose said.

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Howie Rose has cut back on his travel schedule as the radio voice of the New York Mets in 2022, but he says that no place is off limits during the playoffs.

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose told Newsday. “A lot of this was designed to make sure that I had enough reserve to be able to handle anything that comes up in terms of road trips.”

Rose, 68, readies for what is likely to be a Wild Card series start to the playoffs and because of their Wild Card status, a win there could mean a trip to Los Angeles for the National League Divisional Series.

“It’s not exactly like managing Edwin Diaz’s innings, but I think that doing the number of games that I have and more to the point, being able to take the breaks that I have, has enabled me to approach the postseason with a clear mind and the full-speed-ahead attitude that you need to have.”

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Jake Chapman Named Orlando Magic Radio Play-By-Play Voice

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Jake Chapman has been introduced as the new radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

Chapman is beginning his 10th overall season with the franchise. He has previously served as the pre-game and post-game host for the team, as well as the radio producer. He joined the club as in intern in 2006 before becoming a producer in 2009. He then joined the Detroit Pistons Radio Network in 2014 to become its pre-game and post-game host as well as executive producer. He later joined 92.3 The Fan and the Cleveland Browns Radio Network as a producer. He returned to the Magic in 2019.

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Brandon Kravitz will serve as co-host for pregame, halftime and postgame. The network pregame show, Magic Tonight, will hit the air 30 minutes prior to tip-off. Magic Tonight is scheduled to premiere on October 11.

96.9 The Game is the radio flagship of the Magic Radio Network.

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