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Padres Social Hour Heads to 97.3 the Fan

“The show has featured special guests such as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and the Padres young phenom Fernando Tatis Jr., with many more planned for future episodes.”

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Entercom and the San Diego Padres announced a new partnership to broadcast Padres Social Hour on 97.3 The Fan and the RADIO.COM app.

Following a long layoff, Padres Social Hour returned for a new season shortly after Major League Baseball and all live sports were paused by the coronavirus pandemic last month. Produced by the Padres, the show launched in 2014, but ended after the team began their radio partnership with Entercom in 2016, according to Front Office Sports. Not only is Padres Social Hour back and once again hosted by their radio voice Jesse Agler, but it can now be heard on 97.3 The Fan’s airwaves every Monday-Thursday at 7pm.

“As the flagship home of the San Diego Padres, we’re excited to partner with the team to bring premium baseball content to loyal fans,” Karyn Cerulli, SVP and Market Manager, Entercom San Diego said in the press release. “Padres Social Hour will keep listeners abreast of their favorite team and keep them close to the off-the-field action as we eagerly await their return to the field.”

Bringing back Padres Social Hour is a way of engaging with their fans while baseball is on an indefinite hiatus. Fans are once again encouraged to interact with Agler and his co-hosts using social media. The show has featured special guests such as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and the Padres young phenom Fernando Tatis Jr., with many more planned for future episodes.

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Colin Cowherd: Tony Romo Regressing Because He Loves Golf

“I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

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The performance of CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Romo has been a hot-button topic in sports media circles, especially after a widely-regarded lackluster performance during the AFC Championship Game. Colin Cowherd believes he knows why Romo has regressed.

During an episode of The Colin Cowherd Podcast, the sports radio host claimed golf is the reason behind Romo’s regression.

“Romo wants to be on the Tour. He literally wants to be on the Tour,” Cowherd said. “And what’s the first thing Aaron Rodgers does in the off-season? He goes and golfs, he loves it. Both, by the way, great golfers, especially Romo. But I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

“Tony wants to be on the PGA Tour — but he likes the paycheck from CBS.”

Cowherd also added he hasn’t hired potential employees in the past if they told him they loved golf during the interview process, saying he has a theory that as men age they “get addicted to golf”.

“They’re on PGATour.com, they’re putting in the backyard, they’re thinking about it at work, they’re scheduling a trip to Scotland and they lose sight of their other job,” Cowherd said.

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ESPN Radio Adds Lakers Games As LeBron James Nears Scoring Record

“As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.”

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The NBA’s all-time scoring record has stood for a long time. Kareem Abdul-Jabar, the current record holder, retired in 1989. LeBron James is on the verge of overtaking him though, and ESPN Radio wants to make sure it is part of history when it happens.

ESPN Radio has added two upcoming Lakers games to its schedule. The network will carry the national feeds of games on February 7 and 9. The first game is against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The second is against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both games will be played in Los Angeles with a 9:30 PM Eastern tip. Marc Kestecher and Vince Carter will be on the call for both games.

As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.

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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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