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Gary Parrish Show Leaving 92.9 ESPN For New Digital Home

“I hate that I am walking away from something I built and love but am excited to get started with this new adventure.”

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The Gary Parrish Show now belongs to the Memphis Grizzlies. The host announced that Friday was his last show on Audacy’s 92.9 ESPN. It will now be distributed by the Grizzlies’ Grind City Media.

“I’ve been presented with an opportunity to leave 92.9, my family and I have weighed the pros and cons of staying or going, and every other time we’ve decided to stay,” Parrish wrote on his Facebook page. “I still believe we made the right decision in each of those instances. But this time we were presented with an opportunity that’s simply too good to pass up for a variety of reasons. So, this time, we’re making a move. I hate that I am walking away from something I built and love but am excited to get started with this new adventure.”

Gary Parrish is a Memphis native. He wrote for the Commercial Appeal prior to joining CBS. He had been with 92.9 for over a decade.

In moving to Grind City Media, Parrish notes that he will get to work with Chris Vernon again. They will each have their own shows, while making regular appearances with one another. Vernon had been at 92.9 until 2016.

“I grew up listening to sports-talk radio in the Memphis market,” Parrish said in thanking everyone with Audacy and ESPN 92.9 for their support over the years. “If you would’ve told me when I was a teenager that I’d get to host an afternoon drive-time show on a big FM station in my hometown, wow, what a dream. And it really has been a dream. I’m forever indebted to Dan Barron and everybody at 92.9 who made it possible for me to talk there for 13 years, and to Bennett Doyle and Brad Carson for helping me succeed as my producers.”

Grind City Media launched in 2016 and currently boasts a roster of 12 podcasts including Vernon’s show and Rise & Grind with Jessica Benson. Gary Parrish says his show will join the lineup in April.

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FOX Sports Radio Broadcasting Live From Arizona & Las Vegas For Super Bowl Week

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Sports radio will descend upon Glendale, Arizona and the greater Phoenix area next week for Super Bowl LVII, and FOX Sports Radio will be out in full force.

FOX Sports Radio announced Thursday that Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn, Jonas Knox, Doug Gottlieb, Steve Covino, Rich Davis, Chris Broussard and Rob Parker will all be live from either radio row, State Farm Stadium or Scottsdale Stadium starting Monday.

Dan Patrick and his crew will be at Scottsdale Stadium, which is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants and the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Colin Cowherd will broadcast two shows from State Farm Stadium, site of this year’s Super Bowl, on Thursday and Friday.

The rest of the FSR names mentioned above will all be doing their respective shows from radio row at the Phoenix Convention Center.

FOX Sports Radio also announced Jason Smith and Mike Harmon will broadcast from the Wynn Las Vegas resort on Thursday and Friday. They will have a strong focus on all things betting with regards to the Super Bowl.

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Alpha Media Ends San Antonio Sports Star Simulcast, 1250 AM Goes All ESPN Radio

“Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.”

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San Antonio now has a frequency where people can find local sports talk and the full ESPN Radio lineup.

RadioInsight reported owner Alpha Media has tweaked what was on 1250 AM, launching it as ESPN 1250. The station will be San Antonio’s 24/7/365 home for ESPN Radio. That will include NBA, NFL and MLB play-by-play on top of talk.

San Antonio’s Sports Star had been simulcasting on 1250, but Alpha will carry on with live and local programming on the stronger FM frequency. Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.

Sports Star is the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers in San Antonio.

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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 ESPN.

“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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