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95.7 The Game Adds Big Names

Jason Barrett



95.7 The GAME, The Bay Area’s New Sound for Sports, today announced the addition of six distinguished personalities to their programming roster. Notable local contributors include: former Oakland Athletics Outfielder with 11 years of Major League Baseball experience and current MLB Network Analyst; Eric Byrnes, veteran sports talk radio personality currently hosting afternoon drive at Sportsradio 94WIP in Philadelphia and weekly contributor to ESPN’s “Olbermann” TV show; Tony Bruno and informed Bay Area baseball writer Mychael Urban who also hosts Inside The Bigs on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on 95.7 The GAME.

“Bay Area listeners are well aware of the track records of Eric Byrnes, Tony Bruno and Mychael Urban and we are thrilled to have them contributing to our radio station.” said Program Director, Jason Barrett. “All 3 of them have strong opinions, are well informed and highly entertaining making their appearances on our shows a must-listen”.

Also contributing to 95.7 The Game’s national baseball coverage is senior baseball writer for and ESPN Scouts, Inc; Keith Law, celebrated columnist of ESPN: The Magazine, and analyst for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight; Buster Olney and former General Manager of the Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals and analyst for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight; Jim Bowden. 2-time World Series Champion with the Boston Red Sox and 10-year Major League Baseball veteran Kevin Youkilis also joins 95.7 The GAME.

“From a national standpoint, the credibility that Jim Bowden, Buster Olney, Kevin Youkilis and Keith Law bring to the table is second to none.” Jason Barrett continued. “They are deeply connected inside baseball circles and bring a wealth of knowledge about the game from the field to the front office.”

A complete breakdown of days and times these contributors can be heard is listed below.

2015 Baseball Coverage includes:

Contributor Show Day/Time
Jim Bowden
ESPN Baseball Tonight Analyst & former GM of the Cincinnati Reds & Washington Nationals
The Damon Bruce Show Mondays at 3:30pm
The Baseball Hour  w/ Byrnes & YoukilisEric Byrnes = 11-year MLB OF, Former Oakland Athletic & current MLB Network AnalystKevin Youkilis = 2x World Series Champion, 10-year MLB 3rd Baseman (8+ years with the Red Sox) The Afternoon Delight w/ John Lund & Greg Papa Tuesdays at 2pm
Tony Bruno
Renowned sports talk radio host, currently hosting afternoons for WIP in Philly, host of the Tony Bruno Show Podcast & a weekly contributor to ESPN’s “Olbermann” TV show
The Damon Bruce Show

Tuesdays at 5:05pm
Keith Law
Former Scout & Front Office Executive, Baseball writer for
The Damon Bruce Show Wednesdays at 3:30pm
Buster Olney
ESPN The Magazine & MLB writer, ESPN Baseball Tonight Reporter & Analyst
Flight 957 w/ Chad, Joe & Lo Thursdays at 8:30am
Mychael Urban
Veteran Bay Area baseball writer and current 95.7 The Game host of “Inside The Bigs” Saturday mornings from 9a-12p
The Damon Bruce Show Thursdays at TBD
Kevin Youkilis
2x World Series Champion, 10-year MLB 3rd Baseman (8+ years with the Red Sox)
Flight 957 w/ Chad, Joe & Lo Fridays at 8:30am
Eric Byrnes
Bay Area native and 11-year MLB Outfielder, Former Oakland Athletic (2000-2005), current MLB Network & Pac-12 Network Analyst
The Damon Bruce Show Fridays at 3:30pm

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.



Joy Taylor

On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.



Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”



Dennis Eckersley

On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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