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NBC Sports Northwest and Rip City Radio Join Forces

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NBC Sports Northwest and iHeartMedia Portland have finalized a new content partnership which will lead to Rip City Radio 620 being rebranded as NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio. The confirmation was made today by Len Mead, GM of NBC Sports Northwest and Robert Dove, President of the Pacific Northwest Region for iHeartMedia Markets Group.

Starting in January, the companies will bring a new programming line-up to Portland sports fans. The arrangement includes combined simulcasts on Rip City 620 and NBC Sports Northwest television between 6a-6p PT. NBC Sports Northwest will also produce its own three-hour show within that time frame.

The joint weekday lineup will consist of Rip City Mornings with Dan & Nigel (6a-9a PT), NBC Sports Northwest’s own produced 3-hour show featuring Dwight Jaynes & Aaron Fentress (12p-3p PT) and Rip City Drive with Travis & Chad (3p-6p PT). FOX Sports Radio’s Rich Eisen show will be heard from 9a-12p PT.

All shows are expected to originate from a new state-of-the-art radio studio being built at NBC Sports Northwest. The new relationship between the two media companies brings to an end simulcasts of 1080 The Fan’s weekday programs which previously had been airing on NBC Sports Northwest.

“NBC Sports Northwest is dedicated to serving fans across all platforms, so we are pleased to join forces with iHeartMedia to collaborate on programming for Portland sports fans on both TV and Radio,” said Mead. “This partnership combines and amplifies the best talent and production teams in the market.”

“We are excited to partner with NBC Sports Northwest to bring Rip City Radio listeners the best in local sports programming,” said Dove. “Our combined assets will provide even more access for Portland sports fans across both TV and Radio including enhanced audio and visual content for Trailblazer fans all-in-one destination.”

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Marc Bertrand Signs Contract Extension at 98.5 The Sports Hub

“I take great pride in having been a part of the station since its inception.”

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Zolak & Bertrand co-host Marc Bertrand will remain on Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub for the next several years.

According to All Access, Bertrand and parent company Beasley Media Group reached an agreement on a contract extension.

Bertrand said being a Sports Hub lifer is something he’s very fond of.

“I take great pride in having been a part of the station since its inception,” Bertrand said. “I’m fortunate to have great teammates on Zolak & Bertrand and as a group, we are incredibly thankful for our loyal listeners. It is their support and engagement that makes this job fun every single day.”

Bertrand and partner Scott Zolak have been on the air together since 2015.

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Gabe Kuhn To Take Over Afternoon Drive On 92.9 ESPN

“Kuhn, who had hosted at competitor Sports 56 the last two years, will host The Gabe Kuhn Show from 4-7 p.m. central starting Monday.”

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Former University of Memphis offensive lineman Gabe Kuhn will soon be making his debut on 92.9 FM ESPN in Memphis.

Kuhn, who had hosted at competitor Sports 56 the last two years, will host The Gabe Kuhn Show from 4-7 p.m. central starting Monday.

Gabe Kuhn is a 2017 Memphis graduate with a degree in journalism. He played under Justin Fuente, Barry Odom and Ryan Silverfield.

“Love this city, can’t wait to talk to y’all everyday,” the newest addition to 92.9 ESPN tweeted. “Let’s get this thing going!”

92.9 ESPN is an Audacy station.

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Jeff Thurn To Exit ESPN Sioux Falls To Join ESPN Radio

“I get to stay here and do it from here. Who gets to radio from Sioux Falls on a national level?”

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ESPN Sioux Falls host Jeff Thurn will depart the station for a new national position with ESPN Radio.

The host of Overtime from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM on ESPN Sioux Falls, Thurn has been with the station for more than a decade.

Thurn thanked executives at Results Radio — owner of ESPN Sioux Falls — as well as listeners and guests for being so supportive during his tenure with the show and station during a thread posted to Twitter.

Thurn joined ESPN Radio as a fill-in host in February of last year.

“I’m so pumped to get to go out there and do something on a national level,” Thurn told Dakota News Now last year. “I get to stay here and do it from here. Who gets to radio from Sioux Falls on a national level? I think it’s really cool just growing up here, having that opportunity, to now do that on ESPN Radio throughout 2022…that’s pretty cool for me personally.”

His final show on ESPN Sioux Falls will be on Friday, February 3rd.

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