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Jordan Moore Named Voice of USC Men’s Basketball

Brandon Contes

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USC announced Jordan Moore as their new radio play-by-play voice for the Trojan men’s basketball team.

During the last four seasons, Moore served as the sideline reporter during USC men’s basketball radio broadcasts.  Moore replaces Chris Fisher who began as the team’s play-by-play announcer in 2011.  Fisher left USC last month after he was hired by Fox Sports and the Oklahoma City Thunder as their television play-by-play announcer.

“Jordan Moore has been an integral part of our radio broadcast team and he has flourished in his various roles,” said Andre Riley, vice president and general manager of USC Sports Properties.  “Moving into the men’s basketball play-by-play announcer spot is a natural evolution for him.  His breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise around our men’s basketball program, along with his excellent storytelling capabilities, will make our radio broadcasts that much more enjoyable and engaging, and will provide tremendous perspective to our fans and listeners.”

USC did not name a full-time color commentator to pair with Moore, stating that he will be joined by guest analysts during select games throughout the season.

“I could not be happier to take over play-by-play duties for USC men’s basketball from my friend Chris Fisher. I want to thank Lynn Swann and the USC Athletics administration as well as Andre Riley and USC Sports Properties for giving me this opportunity. I believe strongly in the future of the USC men’s basketball program under the direction of head coach Andy Enfield, and I am honored to go on this journey with them.”

Moore graduated from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2005 and returned to the school 2010 as USC Athletics’ director of social media.  In 2013 Moore began serving as USC football’s sideline reporter and pre-game show host.

ESPNLA 710 is the flagship station of USC athletics.  The Trojans will begin their men’s basketball season on November 6th in a home game against Robert Morris.

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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Fred Roggin: Boston is Not a Better Sports Radio Market than Los Angeles

“…that does not mean Boston is a better sports radio market than L.A. That’s insane.”

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On Friday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times authored a piece about the difference in the Boston sports radio market and the L.A. one asserting that “no one listens to sports talk radio in L.A.”

That story and the methodology behind it fired up AM 570’s Fred Roggin of Roggin and Rodney in Los Angeles.

“The story is flawed.”

Roggin said that story is painting Los Angeles listeners as lackluster fans that could care less about sports.

“You don’t care,” Roggin said. “You can take it or leave it. You’re fair weather. You’re not invested. In Boston, it’s part of their life. Here, you don’t care.”

Roggin fired back, “People here desperately care.” He then cited the two Los Angeles area baseball teams that are in the top ten in attendance including the Dodgers who lead the league.

The story is “flawed” as Roggin put it because the author doesn’t factor in obvious differences in the coasts.

“In Los Angeles we have good weather,” said Roggin. “In Los Angeles we have hundreds of restaurants. In Boston they have bad weather. They have to go inside… In the east, you have nothing to do. We have hundreds of things to do.”

Roggin then spoke to the listeners again saying, “that does not mean Boston is a better sports radio market than L.A. That’s insane. And you should be offended by it. I’m offended by it.”

“I counted over 31 radio stations in Boston. There are over 100 in L.A. There’s more options. If you’re listening to sports talk radio, you’re invested… in Boston you are rooting for the Celtics or your mad at them. Here we have 35 teams.”

Roggin then said it’s even harder to be a notable sports figure because in Los Angeles, it’s completely results based. “Here, you have to win to be relevant. In a city of stars, you have to win and succeed to be relevant. You have to win every year. That’s how it is in the big time.”

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Fox Sports 910 Adds Arizona State Hockey

All home games and select road games will air on the station, and will also air a weekly coaches show feature Greg Powers.

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iHeartMedia’s Fox Sports 910 in Phoenix will air Arizona State men’s hockey on the station this season.

All home games and select road games will air on the station, and will also air a weekly coaches show feature Greg Powers.

“Fox Sports 910 and iHeartMedia Phoenix are proud to partner with Arizona State University as they launch their inaugural radio broadcast for hockey play-by-play,” iHeartMedia Phoenix Market President Linda Little said. “We look forward to bringing ASU Hockey to fans throughout Phoenix on Fox Sports 910 and nationwide on the iHeartRadio app.”

Tyler Paley will serve as the team’s radio play-by-play voice.

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Jerry Coleman Exits 105.7 The Fan

Coleman, who hosted the 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM shift, had been on the Baltimore sports scene for more than 20 years.

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Sports with Coleman host Jerry Coleman has announced he’s been dropped from 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore due to a cost cutting measure.

Coleman, who hosted the 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM shift, had been on the Baltimore sports scene for more than 20 years. He had previously served as the Fan’s on-field reporter for the Orioles and Ravens.

Coleman says the move happened as a previously planned vacation was about to begin.

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