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Joe Benigno Talks Jets With Gregg Giannotti & Brandon Tierney

Benigno retired in 2020 after 26 years with the station, though it was said that he would be in touch with the station and appear “in select roles” in 2021. 

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Listeners to WFAN heard a familiar voice on their airwaves Thursday morning. Long time WFAN host Joe Benigno returned to the station to talk about the New York Jets, his post-radio life, and future plans to relocate to Florida. 

Benigno retired in 2020 after 26 years with the station, though it was said that he would be in touch with the station and appear “in select roles” in 2021. 

WFAN announced his return to the air as a guest on social media for those at home who didn’t catch it live. 

Benigno was his normal self, delivering a classic rant on the New York Jets after being posed the question of how he thought the season had gone. 

“They have been an absolute disgrace. And let’s be honest about this, I was all for Robert Saleh. I was doing a dance for this guy. He has showed me no reason to think that he will be the head coach to lead us to where we want to go. He looks like a guy that will be fired within 3 years or so,” said Benigno of the Jets head coach. 

“I am very concerned that this coaching staff is not the right coaching staff for this Quarterback (Zach Wilson). They have some solid running backs and a good offensive line, run the damn football.” 

Benigno owned the segment much like he has done over the years. Whether you loved his style or not, the New York sports radio icon was a staple on FAN and enjoyed two and a half decades of success. It was a welcome sound for many New York sports radio listeners to hear him back on the station as a guest. 

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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?”

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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.

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