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McGahey Named Radio Voice of the Colorado Avalanche

Brandon Contes

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Conor McGahey is the new radio voice of the Colorado Avalanche, taking over for Marc Moser who was named the team’s TV play-by-play announcer for the upcoming season.

McGahey’s roots are in Colorado, having attended the University of Denver and since serving as the hockey play-by-play voice for his alma mater.   The broadcaster also worked for the Vegas Golden Knights during their inaugural season as the pregame, intermission and postgame host on AT&T Sportsnet. Furthering McGahey’s familiarity to Denver sports fans, his voice will also be recognized as the public address announcer for the Broncos and Avalanche.

For Conor, the opportunity to become the radio voice of the team he grew up watching is a dream come true.  In a message on Twitter, McGahey wrote, “I’m coming home.  I was there on October 6, 1995 when the [Avalanche] beat the [Red Wings] 3-2 to win their first game in their history.  This is the team that raised me and it is now my true honor to be able to live and breathe every second with you every night.  Thank you for that privilege!”

Kenny Miller, executive vice president and general manager of Altitude Sports and Entertaining commented on the decision to hire McGahey during a phone interview with the The Denver Post.

“He’s got the voice of God.  Now he’s going to be calling the games for the team he grew up loving.  How cool is that?  Conor has a well-recognized voice because of the Broncos, University of Colorado, DU, Rockies baseball and everything else he has done.  Locally and regionally, you’ve got a home-grown kid who is now making his way with the Avalanche”

The previous radio voice of the Colorado Avalanche, Marc Moser filled the position for the last 10 years.  Moser was promoted to the team’s TV broadcast replacing Mike Haynes who resigned after working in the Avalanche radio and TV booths since the team broke into the Denver market in 1995.

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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Sports Gambling Podcast Network To Stage 24-Hour Fantasy Football Draft

“The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed Draft Day 2.0.”

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If you’re serious about Fantasy Football, the Sports Gambling Podcast Network is bringing back a tradition you’ll want to pay attention to. 

For the second year in a row, Ryan Kramer will draft 24 different teams over the course of a 24 hour marathon that will be streamed across multiple video platforms. 

“Fortunately, the analytics research is done so I can focus now on news coming out of the camps to sharpen my views and deliver the well-reasoned selections that people need to get an edge in their drafting,” Kramer said in a press release. “It’s a bit of an audacious undertaking, but the growing phenomenon of Fantasy Football deserves this level of commitment and our SGPN audiences always respond.” 

The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed “Draft Day 2.0”. All of the content will originate from the Sports Gambling Podcast Network’s studios in Los Angeles. 

The marathon will also be a fundraiser. The network is using GoFundMe to raise funds for a colleague named Darryl injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. A portion of proceeds generated from the sale of Sports Gambling Podcast Network branded apperal will also go to the effort. 

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Cumulus Announces 790 The Score in Rhode Island is Officially On The Air

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

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After reporting last week that Kevin McNamara would be the station’s only local host in the programming lineup, 790 The Score in Providence, Rhode Island is officially on the air.

The station, which was last on the air in the market in 2008, has been revived and will serve as the market’s first sports and sports betting station.

“The station features a lineup of expert personalities that deliver unique sports talk and sports betting insights that entertain, inform, and engage,” said Holly Paras, VP and market manager of Cumulus Providence. “We think Providence sports and sports betting fans will love 790 THE SCORE!”

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch some of the top national talent on the airwaves throughout the day and night. This includes hosts like Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

McNamara will host his show Kevin Mac Sports Hour daily from 5-7 p.m.

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Paul Finebaum Will Make $700k Advance Ahead of Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher Book

Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

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Though there’s still some time before a finished products reaches bookshelves, but ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is reportedly set to get a nice six-figure advance by Penguin Press.

According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

Back in the spring things came to a head between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, as the two engaged in a verbal spat in separate press conferences over name, image and likeness.

Saban said Fisher and his staff utilized NIL and “bought every player” in the Aggies’ spring 2022 recruiting class.

Things got so heated and drew so many headlines that SEC commissioner Greg Sankey had to step in and try to get the former colleagues to cool it.

Finebaum is teaming up with Alabama beat reporter John Talty to write the book.

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