Fred Toucher doesn’t want to hear what a gifted broadcaster Tony Romo is. Monday morning, the 98.5 The Sports Hub morning show host went off on Romo’s performance during the Bills’ playoff victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Ben called in to discuss Romo. He said that even his 8-year-old began complaining about the former Cowboys quarterback overuse of a telestrator during the broadcast.
That gave the Toucher & Rich crew a chance to go off. Fred Toucher said he saw a lot of complaints about Tony Dungy’s work on Saturday night. While he agrees that it wasn’t good, Toucher said that he was not as insufferable as Romo has proven to be for a long time.
“He sucks, but he doesn’t talk constantly,” Toucher said. “Romo just talks and talks and talks. Do any of you guys like him?”
Rich Shirtenlieb chimed in saying that this weekend was an indictment of many of the NFL’s partners.
“I just don’t understand how it can be this difficult,” he said of the networks. “What do you need? Like a dozen decent color guys? Of the thousands of players that go through the NFL, you can’t find twelve of them that can discuss the game intelligently, be a little entertaining, show some personality? Fox goes out and hires Greg Olsen. That number one crew is so milquetoast. They should be doing the fourth or fifth best game of the week and they’re the number one crew on FOX!”
Tony Romo first caught the attention of many fans and won praise for his ability to predict what was going to be called next in a game. Toucher isn’t sure that is really of value to anyone watching a game.
“You don’t sit there yammering about things that haven’t happened yet. That’s of no concern to me. I can watch the game. I don’t care what you think is gonna happen.”
Shirtenlieb, who is an Eagles fan, took the chance to get a jab in at the former QB of his favorite team’s arch rivals.
He pointed to John Madden as one of the best NFL analysts in TV history. He said that Madden defined the role by being so good at explaining why a play was called or decision was made based on the circumstances in the game. That isn’t what Tony Romo is known for.
“I don’t think Romo’s capable of doing that,” Shirtenlieb said. “If he was, he would have been a better quarterback.”
ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group
“The programming on the station does not change.”
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.
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.”
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.
BetQL Network Going to Arizona for Super Bowl Week
“Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale.”
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.