Christian Fauria’s 25 for 25K fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association started yesterday, and there has already been a sizeable donation that is making one caller regret a bet he made on air.
During the 25 hour hour long broadcast, a WEEI listener said that he would get a back tattoo of Mike Mutnansky’s face if someone donated $2,000 to the fundraiser.
That donation has happened and contributed to surpassing Fauria and the ADA’s goal greatly for their donation to the American Diabetes Association. There has been a whopping $69,008 in donations and still have the rest of the day to get that number even higher.
The broadcast is taking place on both Audacy and the streaming site Twitch, where the listener made the deal. The Twitch user ScrimDellaCrim says that he will be getting the tattoo next Wednesday at 5 P.M.
Fauria started this event in 2019 following his son’s diagnosis with Diabetes, and it has been a huge success with many big names coming on as guests throughout the event.
There is still time to donate to the event, and there is a link on the Audacy website to do so. You can either make a direct donation or purchase a t-shirt where all proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Association.
Reice Shipley is a daily news writer and social media assistant for BSM. He is a graduate of Ithaca University, contributor to the Syracuse Mets, and aspires to work behind the scenes in sports media in the future. He can be found on Twitter @Reice_Shipley18 or you may reach him by email at RShipley@ithaca.edu.
Audacy & CBS Sports Partner For Podcast Sales/Distribution
Audacy and CBS Sports have announced a multi-ear partnership that will see Audacy become the exclusive ad sales and distribution partner for the network’s podcasts.
Audacy and CBS Sports have announced a multi-year partnership that will see Audacy become the exclusive ad sales and distribution partner for the network’s podcasts.
“We are continuing to heavily invest in our podcast network and the creation of award-winning audio content at a time our network is experiencing sustained periods of audience growth and engagement,” said Jeffrey Gerttula, Executive Vice President, Digital, CBS Sports and CBS News and Stations. “We’re excited to partner with Audacy, an industry leader in ad sales and delivering premium opportunities for advertisers, to bring impactful integrations and campaigns to the podcast market.”
Podcasts currently airing from CBS Sports include Pick Six, The Early Edge, Fantasy Football Today, the Cover 3 College Football Podcast, and Attacking Third. Podcasts from college recruiting site 247Sports will also be included in the partnership.
Audacy’s podcast network features over 40 million listeners globally. Audacy is also the nation’s leading radio play-by-play company, featuring more than 90 professional and NCAA Division I college teams and programs.
“We are incredibly excited to be partnering with CBS Sports in the podcasting space – properties I know well from my time spent there,” said Ken Lagana, Executive Vice President of Digital Sales, Audacy. “Adding this family of content to our roster provides Audacy with a number of the leading sports, fantasy sports and betting podcasts, areas we have enjoyed significant success to date and are important to our clients. This partnership could not come at a better time with football season fast approaching.”
Angelo Cataldi Staying With WIP Through Eagles Season
“I’m willing to stay until the week they’re eliminated, in case they make the playoffs.”
The retirement tour of WIP’s Angelo Cataldi has an end date…sort of.
Cataldi said during an appearance on the Working The Beat podcast he’d remain on the station’s morning show until the Philadelphia Eagles season is complete.
“I finally just said to my boss, ‘listen, it’s going to be weird for me to start an Eagles season and not know if I’m going to be there at the end,’” Cataldi said. “I’m willing to stay until the week they’re eliminated, in case they make the playoffs.”
He then joked, “if they’re bad this year, I’m done around Christmas”.
WIP has yet to name a replacement for Cataldi, who announced his upcoming retirement in October of last year.
Cataldi was later asked about former 97.5 The Fanatic host Mike Missanelli, who left the station, somewhat abruptly, in May.
“I don’t think it was respectful to him. I don’t think it was right,” Cataldi said. “I don’t know the internal politics of it. I’m pleased I never I never had to face that. He didn’t deserve it.”
He also added he offered Missanelli an opportunity to join his show to offer a farewell to Philadelphia listeners, but Missanelli’s non-compete agreement didn’t allow for it. Cataldi did say, however, that Missanelli’s non-compete runs out before his retirement.
Big Cat, Tom Waddle Mock Marc Silverman’s Love For Jay Cutler
“He texted him the minute he landed!” Waddle said.
It’s summer, and of course that means it’s vacation season.
ESPN 1000 host Marc Silverman is among those taking time this summer to vacation. Silvy was spending this week in Nashville celebrating his 10-year wedding anniversary.
But Barstool Big Cat, making his regular weekly appearance on the show with Silverman’s co-host Tom Waddle and Pat Boyle, couldn’t help but joke Silvy.
“It’s no surprise that Silvy is on vacation,” Big Cat said. “The guy lives for vacation. Does he even work?”
The trio kept the bit going, adding that Silverman prioritized getting in touch with Jay Cutler over spending time with his wife celebrating their anniversary.
“He texted him the minute he landed!” Waddle said.
“He probably was like, hey Ally why don’t you go do something, I’m gonna meet up with Jay,” Big Cat added. “He picked Nashville for a reason! He wanted to be closer to Jay.”
Jordan Bondurant is a features reporter for Barrett News Media. He also works for ABC8 News and Newsradio WRVA and 910 The Fan in Richmond, Virginia. His prior experiences include working for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Danville Register & Bee, Virginia Lawyers Weekly and iHeartradio Richmond. He can be reached by email at Jordan.E.Bondurant@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @J__Bondurant.