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95.7 The GAME (KGMZ-FM), The Bay Area’s New Sound for Sports, today announced a new morning show, Flight 957 with Chad Doing, Joe Fortenbaugh and former All-Pro NFL Fullback Lorenzo Neal. The show debuts on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

“We are changing the sound of Bay Area sports radio with the launch of this exciting new morning show,” said Jason Barrett, Program Director for 95.7 The Game. “Expect Flight 957 with Chad, Joe & Lo to deliver a fresh, irreverent, and energetic spin to sports talk. The new show is the latest example of our commitment to bringing The GAME’s growing audience the best possible listening experience.”
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the game 87.7Game over.

Nine months after the bosses of WGN AM 720 launched Chicago’s first FM sports/talk station, they’re throwing in the towel on the ambitious but unprofitable venture. Tribune Media will cease programming on WGWG LP 87.7, known as The Game 87.7 FM, at the end of the year, insiders said Thursday.

Also out, effective immediately, are former WGN personalities Jonathon Brandmeier and Garry Meier, sources said. Brandmeier’s morning show aired on The Game 87.7 and the online streaming site wgn.fm. Meier’s afternoon show aired only on wgn.fm. (Update: Brandmeier’s departure is not effective immediately. Meier’s is.)

Read more at Robert Feder where this story was originally published.

University of Alabama student Marisa Martin, who is part of ESPN’s Campus Connection shared a series of tasteless tweets following news of a shooting at Florida State, joking about the safety of Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston.

Three students were shot in the Florida State University library Thursday before campus police killed the gunman, Tallahassee police said.

According to an ESPN spokesperson Martin is a student, not an ESPN employee and is not paid. She is part of the ESPN’s Campus Connection, which gives students the opportunity to participate in the network’s ESPNU coverage.

After the initial backlash Martin shared a non-apology, and reiterated that she stood by her opinion, however unacceptable it may be.

In the early morning hours, Martin deleted her Twitter account but not before using the ESPN Alabama Campus Connection account to claim that … she was hacked.

Read more at USA Today where this story was originally published.

NorthPointe Christian football coach Tim Swore is able to draw from past experiences to enhance what he is teaching the Mustangs during their wild and exciting ride to and through the high school state playoffs.

Swore, 52, spent 18 years in television, mostly as a sportscaster for stations in South Bend, Ind., Cincinnati, Detroit, and Grand Rapids, where he worked locally at WZZM-13 and FOX 17.

“The crazy hours required for working in television for all those years was just getting to be too much,” Swore said. “My kids were getting older and starting to get into sports, and I was thinking that I wanted to be around for that. So I made a career change, and started selling real estate and coaching all of their teams.”
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Ray Bentley out at WBBL Grand Rapids

November 20, 2014
Courtesy of MLive

Bentley-RayRay Bentley, who has been a local morning sports talk radio host since 2010, said he has been fired by WBBL-FM (107.3).

Bentley, co-host with Ryan Schuiling of the “Sports Brothers” show and also a longtime ESPN football analyst, said he was informed via email late last week that he would no longer work at the station.

“They fired me; they decided to change the rules of our agreement,” said Bentley, a Hudsonville native who plans to leave Grand Rapids.
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Bengals extend radio deal

November 20, 2014
Courtesy of Cincinnati.com

No big surprise here: Bengals broadcasts will remain on the same three Cincinnati radio stations through 2019.

WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530) and rock station WEBN-FM (102.7) will continue to simulcast games. WCKY-AM and WEBN-FM will carry all games; the “Big One” will air the Bengals games that don’t conflict with Reds broadcasts.

Except for a brief fling on country WUBE-FM, the Bengals have been heard on Clear Channel stations for more than two decades.
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Jeff Lane, play-by-play announcer for Richmond High School football and basketball for 101.7 The Point, was recently named Indiana Sportscaster of the Year by the Indiana Broadcasters Association. It is the second consecutive year Lane has won the award.

Lane is in his 22nd year of broadcasting Richmond High School athletics. He is also in his sixth season as a public address announcer for Miami University athletics in Oxford, Ohio.

Read more at the Palladium-Item where this story was originally published.

While the USC and UCLA football teams and their coaches are on lockdown during rivalry week, the team’s play-by-play voices are proving everyone can get along, and even crack a smile or two before Saturday’s game at the Rose Bowl.

The longtime voices of college football in Los Angeles, Pete Arbogast at USC and Chris Roberts at UCLA, spoke Wednesday at the Southern California Broadcasters Association lunch at Lakeside Golf Club and didn’t disappoint.

From their highlights in the rivalry to bloopers and surprising predictions, these two friends shared plenty of laughs.
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Feinstein_JohnJohn Feinstein’s national CBS Sports Radio program — which launched in early January of 2013 and was heard locally on 1580 AM weekday mornings — will end next month after Feinstein’s contract was not renewed.

Feinstein — who continues to be a Washington Post contributor — originally signed a one-year contract with CBS, which was renewed for a second year. But he said “the handwriting was on the wall for a while” after a CBS executive told him that his lengthy stories about sports events and personalities “were slowing the show down.”
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Fox Sports will announce four new additions to its golf broadcast team Wednesday, including two high profile former U.S. Open champions, Golf.com can reveal.

Corey Pavin, the 1995 Open champion, and Juli Inkster, a two-time winner of the Women’s U.S. Open, are joining the team that will be led by Hall of Famer Greg Norman and Fox’s lead sports anchor Joe Buck. Fox will also announce the signing of four-time PGA Tour winner Steve Flesch and Shane O’Donoghue, host of CNN’s Living Golf show and a regular contributor to Golf.com.
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