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Texas-TechTexas Tech Athletics in conjunction with Red Raider Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports, announced Friday that Ryan Hyatt will take over as the play-by-play voice for Texas Tech women’s basketball games this season alongside former Lady Raider basketball player Stephanie (Scott) Gerber.

Hyatt will also serve as the host for “Lady Raider Basketball with Candi Whitaker,” a weekly radio show on KTTU 104.3 FM that will begin in the winter and carry through the 2013-14 basketball season. All games will be broadcast on KLZK 97.3 FM.

“I am so excited to have Ryan alongside us this season as we begin a new era of Lady Raider basketball,” Texas Tech head coach Candi Whitaker said. “He is one of the best in the business and will bring an instant connection with fans on the radio.”
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Keith Olbermann’s new duties as studio host for TBS coverage of Major League Baseball’s postseason will make him unavailable for his weeknight “Olbermann” show on ESPN2, but help is on the way.

Larry King, who will appear as a guest tonight with Olbermann, will serve as guest host Tuesday through Thursday next week. In the coming weeks Jeremy Schaap (Oct. 8-10) and Colin Cowherd (Oct. 15-178) will fill in. Olbermann returns Oct. 21.

“Olbermann is designed specifically around Keith’s one-of-a-kind personality,” said ESPN vice president Norby Williamson, “so having a guest host like Larry, who can deliver a similar level of editorial expertise and intellectual commentary to entertain sports fans, fits the bill perfectly.

Read more at the Albany Times Union where this story was originally published.

sidney-moncriefBefore settling on Sidney Moncrief as the game analyst to split duties with Jon McGlocklin, the Bucks considered a number of other possibilities before they conducted their search.

One former Bucks player, Scott Williams, was and is held in high regard by the organization. But he chose the coaching path and was hired by coach Larry Drew as an assistant after serving as an assistant for the Idaho Stampede in the NBA Developmental League.

Williams has held broadcast roles with the Cavaliers, Bucks and Suns.
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marlon MartensIn this ISN exclusive, Christian J. Stewart profiles the radio voice of the Victoria Royals hockey club, Marlon Martens. Enjoy!

As a Vancouver Canucks fan living in the Lower Mainland in the 1970 and 1980s, Victoria Royals radio announcer Marlon Martens grew up listening to the radio play-by-play broadcasts of the esteemed Jim Robson, and like any true Canadian kid, would emulate Robson and other popular Hockey Night in Canada announcers he heard on television, by creating his own play-by-play during his neighbourhood road hockey games, or while playing video games in his living room.

A few years later in 1999, it was with those play-by-play voices in the back of his mind, that a now 25-year old Martens, working as a power engineer in a feed mill in Langley, decided that there was a greater career calling ahead and off he went to pursue his passion, enrolling in the radio program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
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Glasgow takes over Raleigh stations

September 27, 2013
Courtesy of Talkers

Glasgow-DennisSports talk radio programming pro Dennis Glasgow joins Capitol Broadcasting as program director and operations manager for the company’s sports talk operations including WCMC-FM, Raleigh “99.9 The Fan”; WDNC, Durham “620 The Buzz”; WCLY, Raleigh “ESPN Deportes”; and WCMC-HD3 “99.9 The Ticket.”

During his career Glasgow has served as vice president and operations manager for Red Zebra’s WTEM, Washington; PD at KFXX, Portland and KNML, Albuquerque; and most recently programmed Pamplin’s news/talk KPAM, Portland. Capitol Sports Radio general manager Brian Maloney says, “Dennis brings passion and a wealth of knowledge about radio along with experience and understanding of social media and web, both of which are a key part of the sports radio listener lifestyle.”

Glasgow adds, “Having the opportunity to work for Capitol Broadcasting and their sports properties is a genuine thrill. I look forward to continuing the commitment of great sports radio in the Triangle region.”

Read more at Talkers where this story was originally published.

st cloud universityThere will be a new radio voice for St. Cloud State University men’s hockey this season.

Leighton Enterprises CEO Bob Leighton confirmed Don Lyons’ last day at KNSI-AM 1450 and KNSI-FM 103.3 was Wednesday. Lyons was the sports director and a morning show host for KNSI, which is owned by Leighton Enterprises.

Leighton would not discuss the situation regarding the end of Lyons’ working relationship with Leighton Enterprises.

“I’m not going to comment on HR issues,” he said Thursday.
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McLaughlin-DanIt’s hard for many to believe, but Dan McLaughlin will be wrapping up his 16th season in the Cardinals’ television booth this weekend. And he’s never had a better year.

For some reason, many fans still consider him as somewhat of a newbie, which on one level is understandable because Mike Shannon has been in the radio booth for more than four decades — as was his former partner, Jack Buck. And John Rooney, the team’s other radio voice, is a seasoned veteran despite having been with the Cards just eight years. But his roots include a stint at the team’s flagship station, KMOX (1120 AM).

Read more at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch where this story was originally published.

Celtics moving to 98.5 The Sports Hub

September 26, 2013
Courtesy of Boston.com

boston-celticsThe worst-kept secret in Boston sports radio has now become a reality. The Sports Hub (98.5 FM) will the new radio home of the Celtics, beginning with the 2013-14 season. It is a multiyear deal, but terms were not disclosed.

“We’re very excited,’’ said Celtics president Rich Gotham. “We don’t look at this as stand-alone play-by-play deal. We look at it as a partnership that includes play-by-play rights, but also as a promotional platform for our advertisers and our team.

“There will also be a lot of cross-pollination over the other CBS Radio stations, some synergy with Comcast Sports Net New England [the television home of the Celtics] since a lot of the same personalities appear on both.”
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Another TV player has entered “The Boomer and Carton Show” simulcast sweepstakes.

CBS Sports Network has made a serious bid to acquire the TV rights to the WFAN morning drive-time show hosted by Norman Julius Esiason and Craig Carton, according to a CBS source. CBS owns CBSSN and WFAN.

CBSSN’s move follows the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network making an offer to acquire simulcast rights to the show. The Madison Square Garden Network is the show’s incumbent rights holder and has the contractual right to match any bid.
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Michelle_Beadle1NBC Sports Network has canceled The Crossover, its sports and entertainment show hosted by Michelle Beadle, after only seven months.

The series debuted during Super Bowl Week on Jan. 26.

Beadle herself tweeted the news: “Crossover is donzo. Thanks 2 the crew who tried their damnedest. I’ll let ya know what’s next. Access Hollywood on NBC- Blake Shelton 2nite.”

NBC Sports said in a statement that the move was made in part due to the NHL season coming up.

“With the NHL returning, we decided to focus on our core sports and have created vertical programming blocks in that time period to do that. We look forward to Michelle Beadle and the production team continuing their work on other NBC Sports Group properties.” NBCSN drops the puck on its NHL coverage Oct. 1.

The Crossover suffered from poor ratings — partly due to numerous pre-emptions — and constant turnover, including removing the show’s initial cohost Dave Briggs after just a few months.

The Crossover was part of Beadle’s deal with NBCUniversal signed last year, which also has her appearing as a correspondent for Access Hollywood and contributing to Olympic coverage.

Read more at Broadcasting & Cable where this story was originally published.

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