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Gregg Giannotti: ‘Where Are The Rational People’ Surrounding Kyrie Irving

“Where are the rational people?! Where did you go?! Where are the people with guts?! Where are you?! Why are we afraid of this a-hole?!”

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Kyrie Irving’s recent conduct continues to strike a chord with sports radio personalities. WFAN morning host Gregg Giannotti ranted about the NBA’s lack of discipline in regards to Irving, the reaction — or lack thereof — from the general public, and the conduct of franchises when it comes to non-playing personnel and their personal opinions.

“It’s obvious what you do. You do the right thing,” Giannotti said. “Screw the pressure from the players. You actually step up and have some intestinal fortitude to do the right thing. And he (Adam Silver) doesn’t. He just runs and hides. Here’s the problem: They get away with it! And nobody holds them accountable. It’s the same stuff with the China situation. The same thing! And that went away. You hold your feet to the fire and then they’re like ‘Oh, where’s Adam Silver with the China thing?’ ‘Where’s Lebron James with the China thing?’

“And then they say this terrible stuff, we slam them on the radio, there’s columns written about it, but then it goes away! And they get away with it! And the same thing is happening here,” he continued. “You’ve got a guy who promotes this grossly anti-Semitic film, who, by the way, did say he watched, and implied in that press conference that he read the book. I know we had a moron caller yesterday who was like ‘All he was trying to say was where do the Jews come from or where the Blacks come from.’ That’s not what this movie is about, I’m sorry.

“There is a quote in there — a fake Hitler quote in there,” said Giannotti. “There is also another fake quote in there talking about how the Holocaust didn’t happen so the Jews can control the world, that’s why they came up with the lie. I’m not making that up! That’s in there. There is a fake quote in that movie that says the Jewish people lied about the Holocaust to make people feel bad for them, so they can run the world,” the host said with an increasing volume. “That’s in that movie that Kyrie posted! But Kyrie’s out there dishing assists and shooting a basketball and we’re letting him go out there and play?!

“Nobody’s doing anything about it! What world are we living in?! Honestly! There was the Sacramento Kings play-by-play guy that tweeted out ‘All Lives Matter’ and was fired in 10 seconds! 10 seconds his ass was on the street! Kyrie Irving is posting about a video that says the Holocaust didn’t happen and he’s dodging the media, and playing in NBA games! And getting paid a gazillion dollars! Where are the rational people?! Where did you go?! Where are the people with guts?! Where are you?! Why are we afraid of this a-hole?! Why are we afraid of him?!”

“Ask Sean Marks,” Boomer Esiason responded.

“Why is he afraid?! Because he’s a gutless wuss, too! Because all he cares about is winning,” Giannotti said. “He pushed all his chips into the middle of the table, it’s a complete disaster for him, and he’s trying to save face. So he’s gonna take the sexual harassment coach away from the Celtics and then stand by this anti-Semite jerkoff! That’s what he’s gonna do. That’s his plan. Good job, Sean! Good job.”

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iHeartMedia Extends with Pittsburgh Steelers Through 2028 Season

“We teamed up with iHeart to build a new platform that allows Steelers Nation to connect with the team – where they want and on their terms.”

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iHeartMedia Pittsburgh announced an extension of their audio partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers, which will now include the newly established “Steelers Audio Network” through 2028.

The “Steelers Audio Network” will offer a wide range of content, including game day broadcasts, additional shows, digital audio, podcasts, and social media posts. Fans can access the “Steelers Audio Network” and its programming throughout the year on various platforms such as 102.5 WDVE, Fox Sports Pittsburgh (970AM), the Steelers mobile app, the iHeartRadio mobile app, as well as on the team and station’s websites.

Additionally, 102.5 WDVE will continue to be the home of the Steelers game broadcasts, as they have done since 1999.

“We are excited to announce the continuation of our long-standing partnership with iHeart Media and our flagship station, 102.5 WDVE,” said Ryan Huzjak, Steelers Vice President of Sales and Marketing in a release. “We’ve teamed up with iHeart to build a new platform that allows Steelers Nation to connect with the team – where they want and on their terms.”

“We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with the Pittsburgh Steelers,” said Kevin LeGrett, President of iHeartSports. “Our renewed agreement, now known as ‘Steelers Audio Network’ encompasses a comprehensive range of audio offerings, delivering an exceptional listening experience for Steelers fans. Additionally, we’re excited to provide promotional support and further brand awareness across all six iHeartMedia Pittsburgh stations and digital sites. Our longstanding partnership continues to thrive, and we look forward to celebrating many more victories together!”

“iHeartMedia Pittsburgh and the Steelers have had a longstanding partnership,” said Tim McAleer, Market President, iHeartMedia Pittsburgh. “We are thrilled to continue to give Steelers fans access to Steelers audio broadcasts and unique Steelers programing content for years to come.”

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Nick Cattles To Fill In on 98.5 The Sports Hub

“No future guarantees, but it’s the opportunity I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to get back to do what I love to do.”

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Nick Cattles, who was last heard on the air at the end of June 2023 at Sactown Sports 1140 in Sacramento and has been hosting podcasts, will get a chance to fill in Monday on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston. Cattles posted about the assignment on his LinkedIn account.

“The wait is over,” he wrote. “It’s been almost a year since the last time I walked into a radio studio. I’m back. This Monday morning from 6a-10am, you can listen to myself, Ryan Johnston, and Kendra Middleton on 98-5 The Sports Hub. No future guarantees, but it’s the opportunity I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to get back to do what I love to do.”

Cattles was part of the Cattles and Ramie show in Sacramento and upon leaving said, “It’s just, we love our family more. Since moving to Cali, we’ve had to overcome a lot personally. Those challenges have been amplified the last two months. It’s no longer tolerable to be 3,000 miles away. Once we settle the home situation, we’re heading back.” He had started with Sactown Sports in 2021 and also had the program director title for a period of time.

Cattles worked at The Sports Hub from in 2017 and 2018, taking part in The Adam Jones Show in the evenings and hosting on the weekends. Cattles had other stints in Boston, Virginia and with ESPN Radio.

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Andy Bunker and Randy McMichael Celebrate 5 Years Together on 92.9 The Game

“To make it five years, we are proud of it because in the grand scheme of things in radio it is unusual.”

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It was a milestone week for Andy Bunker and Randy McMichael, hosts of 92.9 The Game’s The Midday Show with Andy & Randy in Atlanta. It was this week five years ago they permanently took over the midday slot replacing John Michaels and Rick Kamla who had been released earlier that year.

The show celebrated on remote at a party with several listeners, friends and family members and spent time talking about their time together. “People listening right now, thank you, we appreciate that,” said Bunker. “We wouldn’t be doing this if you weren’t listening and if you hadn’t been listening the last five years…Making it five years on a radio show is not normal. I know it seems normal at 92.9 because we are a radio station that has a lot of stability. Dukes and Bell have been on for 10 years. The morning show that’s on right now is doing great, and the show before them was on for a lot of years.”

Bunker later added, “To make it five years, we are proud of it because in the grand scheme of things in radio it is unusual.” McMichael replied, “It has been a fun five years.”

Bunker had been hosting the evening show for three years prior to partnering with McMichael, and had previously been in sports radio in Seattle, Portland and Boston. McMichael had been with the station for about four years at the time, after an 11-year career in the NFL. Prior to that he was a three-year letterman at the University of Georgia.

The show amassed an 8.3 share for the most recent quarter, retaining their fourth place ranking it had in the fall. The show airs from 11a-2p EST.

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