Lotus Broadcasting’s rock station KOMP will become the flagship of the Las Vegas Raiders this fall. The company is also giving the team round the clock and year round coverage on 920 AM, which will rebrand from The Game to Raider Nation Radio.
Raider Nation Radio launches with a brand new morning show, Pritch & Clay. It will see Las Vegas native and former NFL first round pick Mike Pritchard team with former ESPN Las Vegas host Clay Baker. JT the Brick will also be a part of the station’s daytime lineup in mid days.
“The opportunity to be part of a Raiders specific station in their inaugural season in Las Vegas is incredibly exciting,” JT The Brick said in a press release. “The Raiders have an unparalleled history in the National Football League, and I cannot wait to continue to share that history with an incredible Las Vegas fan base.”
Other new shows on the station include Silver & Black Today hosted by Scott Gulbranson, which will air weekdays at 2 pm. That will be followed by Inside the Huddle, featuring Raiders beat writer for the Las Vegas Review Journal, Vincent Bonsignore.
“Adding Raider Nation Radio 920AM to the Las Vegas Sports Network speaks volumes to the company’s commitment to deliver first-rate sports talk in Las Vegas,” program director Kyle Englehart said in a press release. “ESPN Las Vegas and Fox Sports Las Vegas already deliver the best Golden Knights and NFL coverage in the valley, and our new partnership with the Raiders will help us give our listeners a look inside Las Vegas’ newest team.”
The team’s coach’s show featuring Jon Gruden is set to air on Raider Nation Radio. The station will also simulcast game coverage from KOMP on Sundays.
Marc Bertrand Signs Contract Extension at 98.5 The Sports Hub
“I take great pride in having been a part of the station since its inception.”
Zolak & Bertrand co-host Marc Bertrand will remain on Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub for the next several years.
According to All Access, Bertrand and parent company Beasley Media Group reached an agreement on a contract extension.
Bertrand said being a Sports Hub lifer is something he’s very fond of.
“I take great pride in having been a part of the station since its inception,” Bertrand said. “I’m fortunate to have great teammates on Zolak & Bertrand and as a group, we are incredibly thankful for our loyal listeners. It is their support and engagement that makes this job fun every single day.”
Bertrand and partner Scott Zolak have been on the air together since 2015.
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Gabe Kuhn To Take Over Afternoon Drive On 92.9 ESPN
“Kuhn, who had hosted at competitor Sports 56 the last two years, will host The Gabe Kuhn Show from 4-7 p.m. central starting Monday.”
Former University of Memphis offensive lineman Gabe Kuhn will soon be making his debut on 92.9 FM ESPN in Memphis.
Kuhn, who had hosted at competitor Sports 56 the last two years, will host The Gabe Kuhn Show from 4-7 p.m. central starting Monday.
Gabe Kuhn is a 2017 Memphis graduate with a degree in journalism. He played under Justin Fuente, Barry Odom and Ryan Silverfield.
“Love this city, can’t wait to talk to y’all everyday,” the newest addition to 92.9 ESPN tweeted. “Let’s get this thing going!”
92.9 ESPN is an Audacy station.
Jeff Thurn To Exit ESPN Sioux Falls To Join ESPN Radio
“I get to stay here and do it from here. Who gets to radio from Sioux Falls on a national level?”
ESPN Sioux Falls host Jeff Thurn will depart the station for a new national position with ESPN Radio.
The host of Overtime from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM on ESPN Sioux Falls, Thurn has been with the station for more than a decade.
Thurn thanked executives at Results Radio — owner of ESPN Sioux Falls — as well as listeners and guests for being so supportive during his tenure with the show and station during a thread posted to Twitter.
Thurn joined ESPN Radio as a fill-in host in February of last year.
“I’m so pumped to get to go out there and do something on a national level,” Thurn told Dakota News Now last year. “I get to stay here and do it from here. Who gets to radio from Sioux Falls on a national level? I think it’s really cool just growing up here, having that opportunity, to now do that on ESPN Radio throughout 2022…that’s pretty cool for me personally.”
His final show on ESPN Sioux Falls will be on Friday, February 3rd.