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Dell & Sonya Curry Launch Raising Fame Podcast

“The podcast titled Raising Fame will feature stories from people who raised icons in all professional realms.”

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Cadence13, a division of Entercom’s RADIO.COM announced a new podcast featuring former NBA player Dell Curry and his wife Sonya. Dell and Sonya are the parents of Seth, Sydel and three-time NBA champion Steph Curry. 

The podcast titled Raising Fame will feature stories from people who raised icons in all professional realms. Season one will focus on sports, with Dell and Sonya Curry as hosts, sharing their personal family story and interviewing others who raised sports legends.  

“As the proud parents of Steph, Seth and Sydel Curry, we know firsthand the highs and lows, the pain and the glory, of raising fame in the world of sports,” Dell and Sonya Curry said via the press release. “We can’t wait to share the raw, honest, and inspirational stories of these legends—from when they were kids with a gift and a dream to the greatness they’ve achieved today—told by the people who know them best, and whose love and influence were instrumental in their success. We’re excited to partner with Cadence13 to bring these conversations to listeners nationwide.”

The podcast will highlight stories of parents, single moms, single dads, stepparents, grandparents and adoptive parents of some of the most well-known athletes in recent decades, including: Tom Brady; Vince Carter; Coco Gauff; Rob Gronkowski; Damian Lillard; Shaquille O’Neal; Chris Paul; Michael Phelps; Megan Rapinoe; Klay Thompson; Dwayne Wade; Venus and Serena Williams; and Russell Wilson.

“On Raising Fame, listeners will get a deeply personal, insider’s look at the lives and formative years of many of the most extraordinary athletes of our time” said Spencer Brown, SVP, RADIO.COM Podcast Network. “Dell and Sonya Curry’s own family story and perspective make them the ideal hosts for this edition of this one-of-a-kind podcast series, and we’re thrilled to partner with them and TCS Media to bring these compelling stories to a wide audience of sports fans, families and beyond.”

While Steph Curry is the most well-known athlete in the family, his brother Seth is in the middle of his sixth season in the NBA and their sister Sydel is a former college volleyball player. Their mother Sonya was a top volleyball player at Virginia Tech and their father Dell retired from a 16-year NBA career in 2002 as the Charlotte Hornets all-time scoring leader. 

“The parents of superstars have fascinating stories to tell about how their kids came to be the icons of today — but they rarely get the chance to share more than a quick headline,” said Tracy Chutorian Semler and Eric Semler, the creators and producers of Raising Fame. “We’re so excited to work with the Currys and Cadence13 to shed light on these extraordinary tales, and to bring the parents’ wisdom and guidance to our listeners.”

The new podcast debuts Feb. 6, with the first half of a two-part series featuring Dell and Sonya Curry. Part two will be available Feb. 8, with episode three featuring Russell Wilson’s mother Tami Wilson being released Feb. 11. Future episodes are expected to be made available on Tuesdays. 

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click 

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SiriusXM Inks Extension For ‘Let’s Go!’ With Tom Brady

“I know we just went through an hour of telling everybody you’re not coming back, but we’re gonna be right here on Let’s Go! for the next two years on SiriusXM.”

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While Tom Brady won’t be sitting in the top FOX Sports analyst’s chair until 2024, he’ll continue his Let’s Go! show for SiriusXM.

Nearing the conclusion of his appearance on the latest episode, host Jim Gray revealed the show and SiriusXM have agreed to an extension to keep the seven-time Super Bowl winner with the platform.

“Hey Tommy, we have one last announcement as we wrap up the program,” said Gray. “You’re coming back. I know we just went through an hour of telling everybody you’re not coming back, but we’re gonna be right here on Let’s Go! for the next two years on SiriusXM. We look forward to convening and our co-host Larry Fitzgerald will stay with us as well.”

Brady, in conjunction with Gray and Fitzgerald, launched Let’s Go! in August of 2021.

“Thank you guys, we appreciate the support,” Brady said of SiriusXM President Scott Greenstein and Senior Vice President of Sports Programming Steve Cohen. “We appreciate our fans, and look forward to many more fun years ahead.”

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Mike Francesa: 2 Week Break Before Super Bowl Leads to Media Interviewing Each Other

“It’s one game and you’re spending two weeks analyzing one game, and it’s just too much.”

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Many in the sports media and general media world have converged in Phoenix this week for the Super Bowl, but Mike Francesa isn’t the biggest fan of the build-up to the game.

The Phoenix Convention Center is playing host to this year’s radio row, where many of the storylines leading into the big game are dissected six times over the course of a day.

On his BetRivers podcast, Francesa said he’s never been the biggest fan of Super Bowl week and even taking two weeks between the conference title games.

“I’ve never liked these two weeks up to the Super Bowl,” Francesa said on The Mike Francesa Podcast. “I’ve never liked this week with all the hype and nonsense.”

Francesa added that at this point, all the storylines for both teams competing have been played out.

“People don’t know what to say anymore. It’s like they’re interviewing each other,” he said. “Nobody has anything to say or knows what to say.”

Still, Francesa finished his point by saying there’s an overflow of coverage leading up to the Super Bowl.

“It’s one game and you’re spending two weeks analyzing one game, and it’s just too much,” he said. “But there’s no way around it. That’s the way it works.”

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More Media Credentials Issued For Super Bowl LVII Than Ever Before

More than 6,000 media members from over 24 countries have received credentials to cover Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.

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Almost three years removed from the COVID-19 pandemic completely shutting down the world, the Super Bowl host city is now bustling with media once again covering the NFL’s championship game.

According to Front Office Sports, more than 6,000 media members from over 24 countries have received credentials to cover Super Bowl LVII on Sunday. That figure is up 13% from last year. In 2021, during the peak of the pandemic, only 2,400 media members were allowed to cover the game in Tampa.

A number at or above 6,000 would mean a return of the number of media members covering the game back to pre-pandemic levels.

This year’s Super Bowl is airing on FOX.

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