• Fox Sports’ late-night sports highlight show “Fox Sports Live” with Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole, will be canceled and “Garbage Time” with Katie Nolan will be retooled. Also, the network will amp up Nolan’s presence across its programming slate. (Courtesy Sporting News)
• ABC-7 Chicago sportscaster Mark Giangreco, who in a tweet Sunday referred to President Donald Trump as a “cartoon lunatic” and America as “a country full of simpletons,” has been suspended. (Courtesy Chicago Tribune)
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Sherree Burruss joins WRC in Washington, D.C. as the weekday 11 p.m. sports anchor/reporter. Burruss makes the move from WGCL in Atlanta. (Courtesy TV Spy)
Damien Barling, one of three co-hosts on KHTK 1140’s afternoon talk show “The Lo-Down,” was kept off the air by station management Wednesday (February 22nd) for critical comments about Kings general manager Vlade Divac on Monday. (Courtesy Sacramento Bee)
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• 104.3 The Fan in Denver has debuted the “Polumbus and Cecil show featuring Tyler Polumbus and Cecil Lammey. The show airs weekdays from 9 to 10 am.
• Longtime WRBI (Batesville, IN) sportscaster Andy Koors has passed away. Koors has recently been battling many health issues. (Courtesy WRIB Radio)
• Longtime Twin Cities sports broadcaster Rod Simons has died while in Fort Myers to cover Twins spring training, the team confirmed Monday. He was 56. (Courtesy TwinCities.com)
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• Veteran sports broadcaster Mark Packer is in talks with Charlotte sports station WFNZ-AM (“Fan” 610) and news/talk station WBT-AM (1110). (Courtesy Charlotte Observer)
• Atlanta United President Darren Eales said he hopes to hire the personalities that will broadcast Atlanta United’s game within the next few weeks. (Courtesy Atlanta Journal Constitution)
• Expect Doug Gottlieb, ex-ESPNer and current CBS SportsNet show host and basketball analyst, to soon move to FS1 and FOX’s Sports Radio to host a show and work as a court-side analyst. (Courtesy New York Post)
• Former Major Leaguer Nick Swisher is joining Fox Sports’ MLB coverage.
• Atlanta Hawks radio voice Steve Holman has signed a contract extension. Holman is in his 32nd year with the team.
• Former USC and UCLA voice Mike Walden has died at age 89.
Andy Pollin, whose contract at ESPN 980 was not renewed after nearly 25 years at that network, will now serve as a regular guest and fill-in host for 106.7. (Courtesy Washington Post)
Mark Grace will join Fox Sports Arizona as a pre and post-game show analyst for Arizona Diamondbacks broadcasts.
• The University of Miami and WQAM have extended their radio deal. Joe Zagacki remains the Voice of the Hurricanes.
Dave Strader will be back in the broadcast booth for the Dallas Stars on their upcoming five game home stand. Strader is currently undergoing treatment in upstate New York. He has a gap in his treatment schedule that allows him to do these games. (Courtesy Yahoo Sports)
Alex Corddry is set to be hired as the new in-game reporter on the Rays Fox Sports Sun TV broadcasts, the Times has learned. (Courtesy Tampa Bay Times)
• Veteran Tampa sports talk host Steve Duemig is being treated for brain cancer. (Courtesy JoeBucsFan.com)
Bob Miller, the Hall of Fame television play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Kings, will miss another seven games while he continues to recuperate from a mild stroke he suffered last month. (Courtesy ESPN)
• The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, have announced the hiring of Ryan Rouillard as Radio Broadcaster and Communications Assistant. Rouillard was ranked as the second most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster in 2016 in STAA’s annual All-America program.
Danielle Trotta is leaving Fox Sports 1, her professional home for the last seven years. Shannon Spake takes over Trotta’s NASCAR duties for the network.
Jerry Remy, who is entering his 30th season as the color analyst on Red Sox television broadcasts, is being treated for a relapse of lung cancer. (Courtesy Boston Globe)
• Two Major League Baseball sideline reporters will not be back with their respective teams in 2017. Barry Davis is out in Toronto; Same for Julie Alexandria in San Diego.
Anish Shroff is the new voice of lacrosse on ESPN. Shroff has been with the network since 2008.
• Longtime Knoxville radio personality Mickey Dearstone has been fired as program director and early-morning talk-show host at WNML. (Courtesy Knoxville News)
• Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow will cut his schedule to 120 games this season, with former relievers Jeremy Affeldt and just-retired Javier Lopez taking his place on the others. (Courtesy SFGate.com)
• The Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Sports 98.7 have agreed to a five-year extension that will keep Arizona Sports 98.7 as the official radio home of the D-backs through 2022. (Courtesy ArizonaSports.com)
Jon Anik will be on the play-by-play call alongside Joe Rogan for UFC 28. (Courtesy MMAJunkie.com)
• NBC’s longtime Olympics host Bob Costas is handing the torch to Mike Tirico for the 2018 Winter Games. (Courtesy Los Angeles Times)
• ESPN Radio 94.5 Reno, Nevada sports talk host Arnie States has left the station in a budget cut. (Courtesy AllAccess.com)
• Rogers Sportsnet has announced a morning show makeover at its flagship radio station, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, with the controversial Dean Blundell replaced by The Brady & Price Show — featuring hosts Greg Brady, Elliott Price and Hugh Burrill. (Courtesy Toronto Star)
Mike Adamle, a former NFL running back who went on to a long career as a Chicago and national sportscaster, says he has dementia. (Courtesy foxnews.com)
Jim Rome has signed a multi-year contract extension with CBS Sports Radio
Amber Wilson, a co-host on 790 The Ticket’s morning show, announced on the air Tuesday that she is battling breast cancer. (Courtesy Miami Herald)
• Former 97.5 The Fanatic host Jon Marks will take WIP’s 6 to 10 p.m. timeslot, replacing current host Brian Haddad. (Courtesy Philly.com)
• 610 Sports in Kansas City is adding local TV sports reporter Brad Fanning to its lineup. Fanning joins incumbent co-host Carrington Harrison afternoons from 2 to 6 pm.
• Ex-Yankee Mark Teixeira is joining ESPN.
Ray Christensen, the voice of the Minnesota Golden Gophers for more than half a century on WCCO Radio, has died at the age of 92. (Courtesy CBS Minnesota)
• Health problems are forcing longtime Orioles radio announcer Fred Manfra to retire from full-time broadcasting duties. Manfra, who turned 70 in September, will broadcast just 11 home games this upcoming season. (Courtesy Baltimore Sun)
T-Bob Hebert is coming back to Baton Rouge. The former LSU center will co-host a morning drive radio show on 104.5/104.9 ESPN-FM alongside Jordy Culotta. The show starts today (February 6th) (Courtesy The Advocate)
• Longtime ESPN 980 contributor Thom Loverro is now working for 106.7 The Fan in Washington DC. (Courtesy Washington Post)
• Ex-NFL WR Steve Smith is joining NFL Network.
• Sports talk host Martin Kilcoyne has returned to KFNS in St. Louis. (Courtesy St. Louis Today)
• MSG Networks and the NHL have reached a rights deal for live streaming of Islanders, Rangers, Devils and Sabres games on MSG GO, the network’s live streaming and on-demand service.
• The NAHL has named Michael Keeley from the Austin Bruins and STAA member Collin Schuck from the Corpus Christi IceRays as the two broadcasters who will be calling the Top Prospects Tournament February 27-28, 2017 on HockeyTV.