Cumulus Media’s 104.5 The Zone in Nashville has beefed up its podcast offerings with a new show. 3 The Pro Way debuted this week with a trio of former athletes handling host duties.
Kevin Dyson, Joey Kent, and Todd Campbell have teamed up to give advice and tips on transitioning to new careers like they had to once their football tenures were over. The first episode is live now, featuring an in-depth interview with former-Titans star running back Eddie George.
“When Kevin, Joey, and Todd first shared their ‘3 The Pro Way’ podcast idea, I knew the 104.5 The Zone Podcast Network would be the perfect partner,” The Zone program director Paul Mason said in a press release. “I look forward to hearing a weekly conversation with different athletes and professionals on their career transitions. I am also excited to work with Todd, Joey, and Kevin in growing ‘3 The Pro Way’ within the 104.5 The Zone Podcast Network.”
Dyson has been a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal since retiring from the NFL and currently serves as an executive principal of a high school. He is also a radio personality, motivational speaker, and presenter.
“Life is a journey filled with decisions and consequences that create life lessons for us to grow from,” Dyson said. “It is these life experiences that shape and mold us all; more specifically, our guests, who will share the stories of their individual journeys that led to their current success.”
Kent suited up for the Titans during Super Bowl XXXIV. He has worked in the insurance industry, general sales and is currently in pharmaceutical sales as a Territory Area Manager.
“I’m excited about this opportunity to have in-depth conversations with athletes and professionals from the business realm,” Kent said. “These conversations will focus on career transitions, but will also give the listener a peek behind the curtain of transformative experiences that have shaped their lives.”
Last but not least in the trio is Campbell, who has been a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal, executive principal, and college professor. He is currently the CEO of a non-profit that helps students and families living in at-risk neighborhoods.
“I love being able to listen to and share like experiences with those who have traveled a similar path to their perfect opportunity,” Campbell said about the experience.
Fans of the show can check out new episodes dropping every Monday at 8 a.m. CT wherever you get your podcasts.
Russ Heltman is a daily news writer for BSM. He is the morning host and producer for 89.3 WMKV in Cincinnati, OH. He also works in gameday communications for FC Cincinnati and additionally contributes to the AllBengals blog for Sports Illustrated. Russ can be found on Twitter @RussHeltman11 or you can reach him by email at Heltmandm@yahoo.com.
Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”
The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.
“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”
Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”