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105.3 The Fan Flips Mid Days And Afternoons

“Both shows have wanted to do it for a while,” Dawson wrote on Twitter regarding The Fan’s new lineup.

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Entercom’s 105.3 The Fan in Dallas announced a change to their weekday lineup, flipping their afternoon drive and midday shows.  Beginning August 19thGBag Nation with Gavin Dawson will broadcast from 2 – 7pm while Ben and Skin take over the midday from 10am – 2pm.

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Currently, GBag Nation airs from 10am – 3pm, with Ben and Skin broadcasting from 3 – 7pm.  For The Fan’s new lineup, the 2pm hour will be added to afternoon drive, keeping GBag Nation as a five hour show.  Both shows are on board with the switch, as Ben and Skin’s producer Kevin Turner noted, the difficulty of hosting a five hour show earned GBag Nation an opportunity to have the afternoon drive spotlight.

Joining The Fan in 2010, GBag Nation’s frontman, Gavin Dawson hosts the show alongside Jeff Cavanaugh, Lucious Alexander and Mike Bacsik.  “Both shows have wanted to do it for a while,” Dawson wrote on Twitter regarding The Fan’s new lineup.  “But it makes more sense now than ever and all of management green lit it while we were in Oxnard. (Dallas Cowboys Training Camp)” 

Ben Rogers and Jeff “Skin” Wade will move to the midday after having filled The Fan’s PM drive timeslot since 2013.  The duo has been friends since 7th grade and began their radio work together in the early 2000’s.  Shortly after the lineup change was announced, Ben and Skin teased a second announcement that will be revealed in the next couple of months.  

They couldn’t offer details yet, but said it was a business venture they’ve been working on for over a year in conjunction with 105.3 The Fan.  “We are excited about getting off at 2 because it does help us with this new business venture that we will be announcing in the fall, so stay tuned.”

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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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?”

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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.

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Craig Carton: Booger McFarland’s Zach Wilson Analysis ‘An Embarrasment’

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ESPN NFL analyst Booger McFarland raised eyebrows on Monday Night Countdown this week by saying New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has never been held accountable for his actions because he was a “young man who grew up with a lot of money”. WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton called out McFarland’s comments Tuesday as outlandish.

“It was an embarrasment,” Carton said. “Someone should ask Booger McFarland if his kids — who grew up with amazing wealth — have accountability in their lives or if having a little bit of money in your pocket immediately discounts the possibility to have accountability. He’s an idiot and we learned that last night.”

“It’s funny that Steve Young was on the other side of it,” Evan Roberts noted. “Because a long time ago, Steve Young criticized Chris Simms because he’s the son of a famous quarterback.”

“You don’t have to invent reasons for why Zach Wilson isn’t playing well,” added Carton. “Just watch his tape. He’s not playing well. Maybe he’s just not good!”

Carton later said NFL reporters “will try to make a name for themselves by putting out a story” about quarterbacks who take responsibility for their teams failures, while Wilson wouldn’t accept the blame.

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Greg Hill: Ben Watson, Peter Burns Drama Was A Bit

“Be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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Peter Burns and Ben Watson shared an awkward exchange during the halftime show of an SEC Network football game over the weekend, and many are still debating whether Watson walking off the set was serious or not. Count part of the cast of The Greg Hill Show on WEEI as doubters.

“That was a a bit,” Courtney Cox said. “That was absolutely a bit.”

“Yeah, unlike the Chris Rock/Will Smith thing, I assume that was a bit,” Hill said. “I can’t believe that Ben Watson is really angry about that.”

“I dunno, man. There’s been a lot of speculation that it isn’t,” Jermaine Wiggins added. “There are people who are very sensitive about you clowning on them or joking with them. Especially with joking about their wife. Some people can’t handle jokes like that.”

After a back-and-forth with Cox about the legitimacy of the joke, Wiggins concluded by saying for some folks family is off limits.

“I’ve learned something in my 47 years on this Earth: be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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