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Petros Papadakis: Only ‘Self-Important’ Boston and New York Sports Radio Hosts Can’t Handle MLB All-Star Week

"There's all kinds of things to discuss. People that are bored when there's no sports are boring people."

David Schultz Hangs Up His Microphone in Lafayette

"As I’ve said many times, ‘Life is about making the adjustments’, and I’m about to make a big one."

SEC Media Days Takes Over Dallas

"It's more the bigger radio stations because they're pricing people out, too. It's become pretty expensive to be a part of SEC Media Days."

Listeners Are Heavily Interested in Major League Baseball on the Radio

Over 40% of teams have a double-digit 6+ share, about 50% do a five share or better 6+ and just under half of the teams deliver 50,000 listeners per average game.

ESPN West Palm Adds Michael Rizzo As On-Air Host

"Can’t wait to get started with such a great team and couldn’t be more thrilled to be back with Good Karma Brands."

Sports Digital

Dan Le Batard: The Sports Media Industry ‘Isn’t Dying, But It’s Shaking’

"When you get all of these people at ESPN who are either being asked to take pay cuts or get out of there while they give the money to just a few people, the industry really is struggling and spasming."

The Dan Patrick Show Rises in Latest Podcast Ranker

Only one other sports show appeared in the top 100 of the list and that was another daily national sports talk show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

Stephen A. Smith: I Will Not Talk About Skip Bayless Like He Has Failed

"I hope in the end when all is said and done, my career will be as long as Skip Bayless’ career has been."

Mike Francesa: FOX Sports In-Game Interviews During All-Star Game ‘Just Got in the Way’

"Get off the field. Interview him before the game, interview him after the game. We don't need you to interview him during the game."

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports Founder, Rescued by Coast Guard

"It’s a dangerous game, the sea’s angry my friends.”

Sports Television

ESPN Launching New Statcast Alternate MLB Broadcast

"In terms of the topics and depth of conversation about the game, it’s kind of a strong divergence from the casual personality-driven approach.”

‘ESPN8: The Ocho’ to Return with New Seldom-Seen Sports Over Four Days

Victoria Arlen, Arda Öcal and Cristina Alexander will serve as co-hosts on "The Ocho Show," which will air live from Rock Hill and showcase several different events.

Randall Cobb Joins SEC Network

“The level of greatness this conference provides year after year is unmatched – I cannot wait [to] return to the conference family with this SEC Network crew.”

ESPN Announces Multiplatform Coverage of 2024 Summer Olympics

NBCUniversal is the official U.S. rightsholder of the Olympic...

2024 MLB All-Star Game Averages 7.6 Million Viewers on FOX Platforms

The 2024 Major League Baseball All-Star Game attained a...

News Radio

1210 WPHT to Host Event with Donald Trump Jr.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and range from $195 to $500.

Glenn Beck Gives Health Update After Undergoing Surgery

"I am at home in the mountains recovering..."

Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott: ‘It’s Wildly Important For Us’ to Have News/Talk Hosts at Republican National Convention

"Our listeners need to have a story. They want people to be there and give us the color of what's happening down on the floor."

WAAV Morning Host Nick Craig Departs

"It was a fantastic opportunity and I will always be grateful for it."

John Phillips: ‘Something Fishy’ About iHeartMedia Postponing Debut of Gavin Newsom Podcast

"I feel like I've worked in the radio industry long enough to be able to analyze this pairing."

News Digital

Dan Bongino Continues Top 10 Rise in June Triton Digital Podcast Rankings

The Dan Bongino Show moved up a spot to the sixth overall podcast in the Top Podcasts By Weekly Average Downloads category according to Triton.

Dan Bongino Producer, Evita Duffy-Alfonso, Launches Show on Cumulus Podcast Network

“You don’t want to miss Evita. She is a bright new face in conservative talk who is not afraid to deliver hard-hitting news, uncensored opinions, and the stories that need to be told."

Mark Kaye Launching New Podcast and Video Simulcast

Mark Kaye Saves the Republic will launch from the Republican National Convention next week in Milwaukee.

Tucker Carlson Network App Coming to Smart TVs

"Our team has spent months developing the new TCN TV app, and it’s about to go live."

CNN Launches Podcast Mini-Series Hosted By John King

"It’s a more thoughtful, more personal, and more nuanced conversation than you get from the politicians.”

News Television

Lou Dobbs, Former CNN and FOX Business Network Host, Dies

"Lou was a fighter til the very end — fighting for what mattered to him the most, God, his family and the country."

Republican National Convention Viewership Sees Slight Day 2 Dip, Fox News Still Leads Way

Of the 14.8 million viewers, 5.4 million watched the coverage on Fox News in the 8-11 PM ET window.

Tom Fenton, Longtime CBS News Foreign Correspondent, Dies

After joining the network in 1970, Tom Fenton spent time stationed in Rome, Tel Aviv, Paris, London, and Moscow until retiring in 2004.

Barrett Media Convention Coverage: Republican National Convention Day 3 Recap

Wednesday's highlights included Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) officially accepting the nomination of Vice President.

Fox News Leads First Day Republican National Convention Coverage

More than 18 million viewers watched coverage across a bevy of networks Monday.

Music News

Steve Nichols Returns to WPPL, Mountain Country Radio, Blue Ridge, GA.

He previously hosted a morning drive and served as Production Director and Sales Manager before moving to Iowa in 2020.

Ryan Arnold Resigns From WXRT, Chicago

“The abrupt elimination of my afternoon drive position in the spring and the shift to part-time hourly tracking nights proved untenable."

Matt Deane named 98.5 KTIS, Minneapolis Station Manager

Deane takes over for Dave St. John, who is promoted to Senior Director of Media Markets for Northwestern Media.

“Woody & Jim” Return To Nashville Mornings

Cromwell Media today ended speculation with the announcement of “Woody & Jim’s” return to Nashville radio

Fun 107.1 WDOH Morning Man Rick Burgei Loses Cancer Battle

Wolf Boom Radio’s Classic Hits WDOH (Fun 107.1) is mourning the loss of morning co-host Rick Burgei, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 65.

Technology

Apple, NVIDIA Reportedly Trained AI Models with Unauthorized YouTube Transcripts 

The dataset, created by EleutherAI, contains transcripts from over 173,000 YouTube videos from popular channels like Marques Brownlee and MrBeast, as well as news publishers such as The New York Times and the BBC.

Blubrry to Unveil AI Clip Generator for Podcasters

"We're putting the finishing touches on as you read this and will release it soon."

NFL Comms Specialist AY Productions Expands Partnership with CrewCom Wireless Intercom System

AY Productions Audio Engineer Sean Weathersby says the company aims to be a “one-stop shop for coms” and with the expanded inventory can service a range of high-profile clients. 

SPECai Creators Launch Voice Cloning Feature for Spec Spot Production

“The voice of the business or radio station now has a powerful tool to lend more credibility to their AI spec spots."

Report: OpenAI Developing Advanced Reasoning Model Project

Project Strawberry is part of OpenAI’s efforts to demonstrate that its models can achieve advanced reasoning capabilities.

Podcasting

Overcast Showcases New Redesigned App

Overcast revealed 18 months went into "rebuilding most of the app with modern languages and frameworks, and I’m thrilled to finally share it with you."

“Office Ladies” Sign Deal With Audacy Podcasts

The podcast features behind-the-scenes stories from their time on "The Office" with special guests such as Steve Carell, John Krasinski, and Billie Eilish.

Longtime Podcast Listeners Prefer Audio-Only Experience, New Study Shows

“YouTube is definitely the discovered platform, but it’s not a walled garden."

Podtrac Issues June 2024 Rankings For Podcasters

Podtrac has published the list of top podcasts for...

Spotify Adds Comments In All-New Mobile App

Spotify has rolled out a new way for content...

Sports Radio

Petros Papadakis: Only ‘Self-Important’ Boston and New York Sports Radio Hosts Can’t Handle MLB All-Star Week

"There's all kinds of things to discuss. People that are bored when there's no sports are boring people."

David Schultz Hangs Up His Microphone in Lafayette

"As I’ve said many times, ‘Life is about making the adjustments’, and I’m about to make a big one."

SEC Media Days Takes Over Dallas

"It's more the bigger radio stations because they're pricing people out, too. It's become pretty expensive to be a part of SEC Media Days."

Listeners Are Heavily Interested in Major League Baseball on the Radio

Over 40% of teams have a double-digit 6+ share, about 50% do a five share or better 6+ and just under half of the teams deliver 50,000 listeners per average game.

ESPN West Palm Adds Michael Rizzo As On-Air Host

"Can’t wait to get started with such a great team and couldn’t be more thrilled to be back with Good Karma Brands."

Sports Digital

Dan Le Batard: The Sports Media Industry ‘Isn’t Dying, But It’s Shaking’

"When you get all of these people at ESPN who are either being asked to take pay cuts or get out of there while they give the money to just a few people, the industry really is struggling and spasming."

The Dan Patrick Show Rises in Latest Podcast Ranker

Only one other sports show appeared in the top 100 of the list and that was another daily national sports talk show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

Stephen A. Smith: I Will Not Talk About Skip Bayless Like He Has Failed

"I hope in the end when all is said and done, my career will be as long as Skip Bayless’ career has been."

Mike Francesa: FOX Sports In-Game Interviews During All-Star Game ‘Just Got in the Way’

"Get off the field. Interview him before the game, interview him after the game. We don't need you to interview him during the game."

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports Founder, Rescued by Coast Guard

"It’s a dangerous game, the sea’s angry my friends.”

Sports Television

ESPN Launching New Statcast Alternate MLB Broadcast

"In terms of the topics and depth of conversation about the game, it’s kind of a strong divergence from the casual personality-driven approach.”

‘ESPN8: The Ocho’ to Return with New Seldom-Seen Sports Over Four Days

Victoria Arlen, Arda Öcal and Cristina Alexander will serve as co-hosts on "The Ocho Show," which will air live from Rock Hill and showcase several different events.

Randall Cobb Joins SEC Network

“The level of greatness this conference provides year after year is unmatched – I cannot wait [to] return to the conference family with this SEC Network crew.”

ESPN Announces Multiplatform Coverage of 2024 Summer Olympics

NBCUniversal is the official U.S. rightsholder of the Olympic...

2024 MLB All-Star Game Averages 7.6 Million Viewers on FOX Platforms

The 2024 Major League Baseball All-Star Game attained a...

News Radio

1210 WPHT to Host Event with Donald Trump Jr.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and range from $195 to $500.

Glenn Beck Gives Health Update After Undergoing Surgery

"I am at home in the mountains recovering..."

Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott: ‘It’s Wildly Important For Us’ to Have News/Talk Hosts at Republican National Convention

"Our listeners need to have a story. They want people to be there and give us the color of what's happening down on the floor."

WAAV Morning Host Nick Craig Departs

"It was a fantastic opportunity and I will always be grateful for it."

John Phillips: ‘Something Fishy’ About iHeartMedia Postponing Debut of Gavin Newsom Podcast

"I feel like I've worked in the radio industry long enough to be able to analyze this pairing."

News Digital

Dan Bongino Continues Top 10 Rise in June Triton Digital Podcast Rankings

The Dan Bongino Show moved up a spot to the sixth overall podcast in the Top Podcasts By Weekly Average Downloads category according to Triton.

Dan Bongino Producer, Evita Duffy-Alfonso, Launches Show on Cumulus Podcast Network

“You don’t want to miss Evita. She is a bright new face in conservative talk who is not afraid to deliver hard-hitting news, uncensored opinions, and the stories that need to be told."

Mark Kaye Launching New Podcast and Video Simulcast

Mark Kaye Saves the Republic will launch from the Republican National Convention next week in Milwaukee.

Tucker Carlson Network App Coming to Smart TVs

"Our team has spent months developing the new TCN TV app, and it’s about to go live."

CNN Launches Podcast Mini-Series Hosted By John King

"It’s a more thoughtful, more personal, and more nuanced conversation than you get from the politicians.”

News Television

Lou Dobbs, Former CNN and FOX Business Network Host, Dies

"Lou was a fighter til the very end — fighting for what mattered to him the most, God, his family and the country."

Republican National Convention Viewership Sees Slight Day 2 Dip, Fox News Still Leads Way

Of the 14.8 million viewers, 5.4 million watched the coverage on Fox News in the 8-11 PM ET window.

Tom Fenton, Longtime CBS News Foreign Correspondent, Dies

After joining the network in 1970, Tom Fenton spent time stationed in Rome, Tel Aviv, Paris, London, and Moscow until retiring in 2004.

Barrett Media Convention Coverage: Republican National Convention Day 3 Recap

Wednesday's highlights included Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) officially accepting the nomination of Vice President.

Fox News Leads First Day Republican National Convention Coverage

More than 18 million viewers watched coverage across a bevy of networks Monday.

Music News

Steve Nichols Returns to WPPL, Mountain Country Radio, Blue Ridge, GA.

He previously hosted a morning drive and served as Production Director and Sales Manager before moving to Iowa in 2020.

Ryan Arnold Resigns From WXRT, Chicago

“The abrupt elimination of my afternoon drive position in the spring and the shift to part-time hourly tracking nights proved untenable."

Matt Deane named 98.5 KTIS, Minneapolis Station Manager

Deane takes over for Dave St. John, who is promoted to Senior Director of Media Markets for Northwestern Media.

“Woody & Jim” Return To Nashville Mornings

Cromwell Media today ended speculation with the announcement of “Woody & Jim’s” return to Nashville radio

Fun 107.1 WDOH Morning Man Rick Burgei Loses Cancer Battle

Wolf Boom Radio’s Classic Hits WDOH (Fun 107.1) is mourning the loss of morning co-host Rick Burgei, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 65.

Technology

Apple, NVIDIA Reportedly Trained AI Models with Unauthorized YouTube Transcripts 

The dataset, created by EleutherAI, contains transcripts from over 173,000 YouTube videos from popular channels like Marques Brownlee and MrBeast, as well as news publishers such as The New York Times and the BBC.

Blubrry to Unveil AI Clip Generator for Podcasters

"We're putting the finishing touches on as you read this and will release it soon."

NFL Comms Specialist AY Productions Expands Partnership with CrewCom Wireless Intercom System

AY Productions Audio Engineer Sean Weathersby says the company aims to be a “one-stop shop for coms” and with the expanded inventory can service a range of high-profile clients. 

SPECai Creators Launch Voice Cloning Feature for Spec Spot Production

“The voice of the business or radio station now has a powerful tool to lend more credibility to their AI spec spots."

Report: OpenAI Developing Advanced Reasoning Model Project

Project Strawberry is part of OpenAI’s efforts to demonstrate that its models can achieve advanced reasoning capabilities.

Podcasting

Overcast Showcases New Redesigned App

Overcast revealed 18 months went into "rebuilding most of the app with modern languages and frameworks, and I’m thrilled to finally share it with you."

“Office Ladies” Sign Deal With Audacy Podcasts

The podcast features behind-the-scenes stories from their time on "The Office" with special guests such as Steve Carell, John Krasinski, and Billie Eilish.

Longtime Podcast Listeners Prefer Audio-Only Experience, New Study Shows

“YouTube is definitely the discovered platform, but it’s not a walled garden."

Podtrac Issues June 2024 Rankings For Podcasters

Podtrac has published the list of top podcasts for...

Spotify Adds Comments In All-New Mobile App

Spotify has rolled out a new way for content...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mets Move Radio Broadcasts to WCBS

As previously reported last month, the New York Mets officially announced they will have a new radio home beginning in the 2019 season, moving from the iHeartMedia owned WOR 710 to Entercom’s WCBS 880.  The move was announced by WCBS 880’s sister station WFAN during their morning show Boomer & Gio.

“We’re pleased to be the new radio home of the Mets,” said Susan Larkin, Entercom’s regional president and market manager in a press release. “We remain committed to bringing our listeners and partners the most exciting sports content from their hometown teams, especially in the New York metropolitan area, where we will be the radio home for both Major League Baseball clubs beginning in 2019.”

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The new broadcast agreement with Entercom will see WCBS serve as the flagship radio home of the New York Mets through the 2025 baseball season.  The partnership includes all spring training, regular season and playoff games, as well as Spanish broadcast rights.

“We are excited to join the Entercom family, and look forward to leveraging the power of their portfolio of stations in the nation’s largest market,” said Lou DePaoli,  executive vice president of the Mets. “This new partnership allows us to continue delivering outstanding radio broadcasts to our passionate fan base, while also reaching a wide audience via cross promotions on all of Entercom’s New York stations.”

Prior to making the move to WOR five years ago, Mets games were heard on WFAN, while WCBS held the Yankees rights. In 2014 WFAN prioritized the Yankees and began serving as their flagship, while also straining their relationship with the Mets.  The new partnership means the Mets and Yankees radio broadcasts will both be controlled by Entercom which should end the five-year drought of the Mets preventing their players and personnel from appearing on WFAN.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

 

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