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Talkin’ Golf Returns To WFAN

“Talkin’ Golf launched during the summer of 2018 and the show’s third season is currently scheduled for 13 weeks, airing every Sunday from 7 – 8am ET though June 28.”

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The PGA might be on a hiatus right now, but that doesn’t mean talking golf has to be. Longtime WFAN host and reporter Ann Liguori returned to the station’s airwaves this past Sunday as she launched the third season of Talkin’ Golf

Liguori was the first woman to host a call-in sports show on WFAN in 1987, continuing the weekly five-hour program through 2008. In addition to the various shows she’s hosted, Liguori leads the station’s coverage of Major Golf Championships, covering the U.S. Open, the PGA and the last 21 Masters Tournaments. 

“Ann is a WFAN original and continues to serve as our premier golf reporter, also covering the U.S. Open Tennis Championship and other special events for the station,” WFAN program director Mark Chernoff said in a release. “No one is more dialed in to the sport than Ann and we’re looking forward to the return of her show, giving listeners an inside look at movers and shakers in the game, including players, celebrities, authors, broadcasters and other newsmakers in the world of golf.”

Talkin’ Golf launched during the summer of 2018 and the show’s third season is currently scheduled for 13 weeks, airing every Sunday from 7 – 8am ET though June 28. Whether or not professional golf will be played during those weeks is still a question mark.

“I’m looking forward to talking, especially during these challenging times, about the game that so many WFAN listeners love,” Liguori added. “Radio brings people together. I love talking with callers and look forward to connecting with the newsmakers in the game, both nationally and regionally, to keep everyone up-to-date on the latest stories and issues in golf.”

Recently, WFAN’s parent company Entercom made significant personnel cuts which began by laying off almost all of their part-time staff two weeks ago, but Talkin’ Golf, which is sponsored by Travelers Insurance, survived.

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FOX Sports Radio Broadcasting Live From Arizona & Las Vegas For Super Bowl Week

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Sports radio will descend upon Glendale, Arizona and the greater Phoenix area next week for Super Bowl LVII, and FOX Sports Radio will be out in full force.

FOX Sports Radio announced Thursday that Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn, Jonas Knox, Doug Gottlieb, Steve Covino, Rich Davis, Chris Broussard and Rob Parker will all be live from either radio row, State Farm Stadium or Scottsdale Stadium starting Monday.

Dan Patrick and his crew will be at Scottsdale Stadium, which is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants and the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Colin Cowherd will broadcast two shows from State Farm Stadium, site of this year’s Super Bowl, on Thursday and Friday.

The rest of the FSR names mentioned above will all be doing their respective shows from radio row at the Phoenix Convention Center.

FOX Sports Radio also announced Jason Smith and Mike Harmon will broadcast from the Wynn Las Vegas resort on Thursday and Friday. They will have a strong focus on all things betting with regards to the Super Bowl.

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Alpha Media Ends San Antonio Sports Star Simulcast, 1250 AM Goes All ESPN Radio

“Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.”

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San Antonio now has a frequency where people can find local sports talk and the full ESPN Radio lineup.

RadioInsight reported owner Alpha Media has tweaked what was on 1250 AM, launching it as ESPN 1250. The station will be San Antonio’s 24/7/365 home for ESPN Radio. That will include NBA, NFL and MLB play-by-play on top of talk.

San Antonio’s Sports Star had been simulcasting on 1250, but Alpha will carry on with live and local programming on the stronger FM frequency. Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.

Sports Star is the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers in San Antonio.

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ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group

“The programming on the station does not change.”

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Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1 ESPN.

“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”

The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.

“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”

Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.

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