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Jason Page Joins Palm Springs Digital Outlet iHub

“From 2012-2016, Page worked as an overnight host on NBC Sports Radio, his most recent stop was in San Francisco with Entercom’s 95.7 The Game.”

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Beginning April 1st, Jason Page will debut a daily news/talk show on iHub Radio, serving Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley.  The Intersection with Jason Page will broadcast weekdays from 3 – 6pm on the free digital platform that provides the Coachella Valley with 24/7 news and entertainment.

In early February, Page joined iHub Radio to fill-in for their CEO, John McMullen on a one-week trial basis.  That one-week turned into six weeks and now a full-time gig.  

“I want to give passionate and strong opinions while helping to dial down the volatility of our national dialogue,” Page told AllAccess.com.  “Palm Springs is an extremely diversified market and for a portion of the year, the population and global attraction makes it swell from what may feel like suburbia to large market status with millions of part-time residents and visitors.  If ever there is a place to create content with universal appeal and a penchant not for right or left, but common sense, this is ground zero.”

During his career, the veteran sports talker has spent time hosting on SiriusXM, ESPN New York 98.7 and other local radio stations.  From 2012-2016, Page worked as an overnight host on NBC Sports Radio, his most recent stop was in San Francisco with Entercom’s 95.7 The Game.  

Page takes over for iHub CEO John McMullen as the platform’s afternoon host.  The addition of Page in an on-air capacity along with being named Director of Multimedia Platforms, will allow McMullen the opportunity to take a lesser role.

“Jason brought his A-game for the entirety of his stay in February and March,” McMullen said.  “After two weeks of upsets on the tennis courts, I felt that the timing was right on our final broadcast from Indian Wells to wrap up with a positive surprise.  We offered Jason a full-time opportunity to not only take our 3 – 6pm weekday slot, but to join our management team and put his vision in play for social media and other multimedia opportunities that are likely to involve expanding some of our local talent beyond the iHub Radio platform and local market.”

McMullen and Page have had a working relationship for well over a decade that began when  McMullen hired the radio host at SiriusXM in 2003.  “I saw a precocious young man who wanted to eat, sleep and drink talk radio, McMullen said about meeting Page in 2003.  “Over the years, I have kept in touch and tried to mentor Jason and am very proud of all that he’s accomplished.”

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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PodcastOne Expands Sports Offerings, Adds Nick Swisher, Bobby Portis and Chris Howard to Lineup

PodcastOne is growing its lineup of sports show offerings by adding podcasts from a World Series champion, NBA champion and a former NFL running back.

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PodcastOne is growing its lineup of sports show offerings by adding podcasts from a World Series champion, NBA champion and a former NFL running back.

The company announced it has brought on Nick Swisher, Bobby Portis and Chris Howard to add to its already stacked slate of programming that includes shows from Robert Horry, Michael Irvin, Jay Cutler and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

“With the growing PodcastOne sports vertical, we are producing and developing exclusive sports content shows from some of the most recognizable names in the game, adding to our diverse roster of original programming that advertisers and listeners won’t get from other networks,” said PodcastOne president Kit Gray. “Our sports hosted shows offer something for everyone, from the parquet floors of the world of basketball to the spectacle of the wrestling ring.”

Swisher, who will host The Nick Swisher Show, expressed his excitement at the opportunity to tell stories and interview stars from the world of sports and culture.

“My curiosity for the world around me from baseball to books, from coaches to community and from inspirational stories of triumph to seemingly insurmountable moments of failure knows no bounds,” Swisher said. “I’m amped to be sharing stories with fans and listeners, and I’m so excited to partner with PodcastOne to bring my podcast to life.”

Current Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis will roll out a weekly show called Keep It A Buck where he’ll offer an inside look at the week that was in the NBA while interviewing current and former players.

Howard’s show, Plugged In with Chris Howard, will take a look at some of the biggest headlines in the NFL and get to the bottom of those stories. He’ll also interview athletes and other stars from the world of entertainment to give listeners plenty of behind-the-scenes scoops.

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Amazon’s Thursday Night Football Ratings Up In Week 4

That figure represents growth from last week’s Steeler-Browns game which averaged 11.03 million viewers.

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Amazon Prime Video is the first to tout its NFL success in Week 4 of the season. The week’s first game, the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Miami-Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals, averaged 11.7 million viewers.

That figure represents growth from last week’s Steeler-Browns game which averaged 11.03 million viewers. That number also represents a massive increase over last year’s Week 3 game from last year (Jaguars-Bengals) which averaged 8 million viewers. That game aired on the NFL Network.

Amazon also noted that the streaming service gathered 13.4 million viewers across all platforms for the Thursday night game.

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Julian Edelman Considers Himself A Pioneer

“I’ve been a football player since I was 8 years old, but I did have other interests. Now that I am done, I get to explore that.”

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Since his playing days with the New England Patriots ended after the 2020 season, Julian Edelman has kept himself busy with his role on Inside the NFL and now co-hosting the Games with Names podcast with comedian Sam Morril. So, what was Edelman looking for with his post-football endeavors?

Edelman was a guest on the most-recent episode of the Half-Forgotten History podcast with Trey Wingo and he said that the vibe that Inside The NFL has with Phil Simms, James Brown, Brandon Marshall, Michael Irvin, and Ray Lewis was something that he was looking for.

“With Inside the NFL, I have those guys and there’s a camaraderie. We get to have that breaking bread and just locker room kind of vibe. On the podcast, it’s the same thing.”

The MVP of Super Bowl XLIII mentioned that the key to doing the things he does now in his post-career came from the way him and his team were able to use social media to build his own brand and help ease the transition from a playing career to a member of the media.

“When I retired, I was fortunate enough to put a good team around me for all of my off-the-field things. We built a brand through social media. Kind of pioneers of this whole thing with social and e-commerce and millennial/Gen-Z things. It helped me land a role on Inside the NFL and go and have an ability to start a podcast, Games With Names. It’s been good and it honestly helps with the transition.”

Now that Edelman’s playing days are in the past, he said that he now has the opportunity to do things that he was always interested in since he was a kid, but did not have the time for and he is grateful for the opportunities that the NFL has allowed him to have.

“I’ve been a football player since I was 8 years old, but I did have other interests. Now that I am done, I get to explore that. I am so grateful for football and for the game just because it has given me the opportunity to do things that are fun and amazing.”

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