Connect with us
BSM Summit
blank

Sports Radio News

SiriusXM Announces NFL Draft Coverage Plans

Jason Barrett

Published

on

blank

SiriusXM has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. The satellite radio company will provide live coverage of every selection from every round, along with four days of special programming, live from Arlington, Texas.

From the first round on Thursday, April 26, through the final round on Saturday, April 28, SiriusXM NFL Radio (channel 88 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app) will broadcast live from the 2018 NFL Draft inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Coverage will air Thursday and Friday from 6p-midnight ET and Saturday from noon to 7pm ET.

SiriusXM NFL Radio’s on-site team at the NFL Draft will consist of:

·         Gil Brandt, former longtime player personnel executive for the Dallas Cowboys

·         Pat Kirwan, former NFL scout, coach and front-office executive

·         Jim Miller, former veteran NFL quarterback

·         Phil Savage, former college coach and NFL general manager

·         Mark Dominik, former NFL general manager

·         Jason Horowitz, lead host for SiriusXM’s Draft coverage

·         Alex Marvez, SiriusXM NFL analyst

Additionally, on Wednesday April 25th, Phil Savage and Bruce Murray will host The SiriusXM Blitz live (11a-1p ET) from the NFL Draft Play Football Clinic at the NFL Draft Experience. Former wide receiver Torry Holt and Alex Marvez will host Late Hits live (8p-11p ET) from the NFL Draft Eve Party at The Rustic. Both broadcasts will air live on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

On Thursday and Friday, Savage and Murray will host an expanded version of The SiriusXM Blitz live from the NFL Draft Experience. The show will air from 11a-3p ET. Mark Dominik will co-host Friday’s edition of the program. Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan take over immediately afterwards, broadcasting Movin’ the Chains from the Tostitos Cantina at the NFL Draft Experience (3p-6p ET).

SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM channel 87 and Sirius channel 210) is also broadcasting live from the NFL Draft Experience during all three days of the Draft. The channel’s coverage runs Thursday from 6p-midnight, Friday from 6p-11p ET and Saturday from noon to 7p ET. Torry HoltMike DempseyAlex DunlapJohn HansenBob HarrisByron LambertPilar LastraJeff Mans and Jeff Ratcliffe will all be part of the coverage.

Sports Radio News

Boomer & Gio: NFL RedZone Botched Transition From Seahawks/Raiders

“If he would have told me ‘We’re taking this off, sorry, those are the rules’, I could have accepted that. He told me that it was on my local CBS!”

blank

Published

on

Boomer and Gio

Josh Jacobs scored a tremendous 86-yard touchdown run in overtime as the Las Vegas Raiders defeated the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. Unfortunately, many didn’t get to see it live as NFL RedZone cut away from the game due to NFL broadcasting rules. WFAN morning show Boomer & Gio believe the coverage was botched by the channel and host Scott Hanson.

“The RedZone is who I have issue with,” Gregg Giannotti said. “Scott Hanson — who I have trusted for many years — tells me and the rest of the country to go over to your local CBS and watch the rest of this overtime. ‘International customers stay here. If you’re in America, go over to your local CBS.’ So I go over to my local CBS and there’s some guy wiping off dinosaur eggs with a brush.”

“I’m so confused with the TV rules — and I’ve been in it for 22 years. I’m just very confused,” Boomer Esiason added.

After a discussion about what the rules actually are for television broadcasters and the NFL, the show concluded NFL RedZone couldn’t air portions of just a single game that was still underway.

“If he would have told me ‘We’re taking this off, sorry, those are the rules’, I could have accepted that. He told me that it was on my local CBS,” Giannotti said.

Esiason asked for the show to get in touch with Mike North, the NFL’s Vice President of Broadcasting, joking that they needed to know who to blame for the blunder.

“Somebody dropped the ball over there, that’s for sure,” Giannotti concluded.

Continue Reading

Sports Radio News

Longtime Hornets Analyst, Radio Host Gerry Vaillancourt Dies

“Gerry was one of the originals in the start of sports talk in Charlotte: funny, entertaining and a basketball encyclopedia.”

Jordan Bondurant

Published

on

blank

Gerry Vaillancourt, a voice synonymous with Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets basketball, passed away over the weekend.

According to information provided to the Charlotte Observer from the family, Vaillancourt, affectionately known at “Gerry V,” died due to complications from a heart condition.

Vaillancourt was a mainstay on Hornets broadcasts dating back to the franchise’s inception in the 80s. Additionally, he was a fixture on sports talk radio. Vaillancourt hosted shows on WCNT, WFNZ and WBT in Charlotte, as well as on 1280 AM and WRNO in New Orleans.

“Gerry was one of the originals in the start of sports talk in Charlotte: funny, entertaining and a basketball encyclopedia,” WBT and Hornets colleague Jim Szoke told the Charlotte Observer. “I used to love when Hubie Brown was on as a regular guest and listening to them talk hoops in great detail.”

Vaillancourt was born and raised in New York City. He played basketball collegiately at Gardner-Webb University and coached at James Madison, Davidson, and Appalachian State.

He was 72 years old.

Continue Reading

Sports Radio News

Andrew Fillipponi: Peter Burns Made ‘Innocuous Joke’ To Ben Watson

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

blank

Published

on

blank

The on-air spat between SEC Network host Peter Burns and analyst Ben Watson continues to be bandied about in sports media circles, with 93.7 The Fan hosts Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller discussing the topic Tuesday.

“I’m on Team Burns,” Fillipponi said.

“Forget who’s team you’re on,” Chris Mueller said. “I think you’ve do have to keep the wives and children out of this.”

“What are you talking about, keep the wives and out of it?!,” Fillipponi asked.

“Do we believe this is work or shoot here?,” Mueller wondered.

“Oh, I think this is real,” Fillpponi added, which Mueller agreed.

“Do you think a close fist from Ben Watson hit Peter Burns?,” Mueller asked.

“No, I think he picked him up by the lapels,” Fillipponi said.

When the subject of Watson’s religion was brought up, Fillipponi then pointed out the absurdity of the situation.

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

“I think he might have a shorter fuse and not taking in humor that Peter Burns was giving out,” Mueller said.

“It was an innocuous joke!,” Fillipponi stated. “It wasn’t a joke! Why is it in bad taste?”

Mueller then added the idea of Watson’s wife texting Burns insinuates there’s an inappropriate relationship.

Continue Reading
Advertisement blank
Advertisement blank

Barrett Media Writers

Copyright © 2022 Barrett Media.