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Fox Sports Radio Announces Super Bowl Week Lineup of 24-Hour Live Programming

Fox Sports Radio will also air three shows live from Santa Monica the night before The Big Game, Saturday, Feb. 12.

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Fox Sports Radio has announced its plans for Super Bowl week. The network’s 22nd consecutive year of Super Week coverage includes 24-hour programming per day featuring interviews with NFL players, newsmakers, and celebrities leading up to The Big Game in Los Angeles beginning Monday, Feb. 7.

Programming for Fox Sports Radio’s more than 600 local stations, which can also be heard on FoxSportsRadio.com and iHeartRadio, will originate from Los Angeles, the site of Super Bowl LVI, for 23 hours of its daily Super Week coverage.

The daily Fox Sports Radio lineup is as follows, all times Eastern:

  • Two Pros and a Cup of Joe with LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn, and Jonas Knox: 6 a.m-9 a.m.
  • The Dan Patrick Show: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • The Herd with Colin Cowherd: 12 p.m.- 3 p.m.
  • The Doug Gottlieb Show: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • The Jason Smith Show with Mike Harmon: 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • The Ben Maller Show: 2 a.m.-6 a.m.

The only show that won’t broadcast from Los Angeles during Super Bowl week is Straight Outta Vegas with R.J. Bell, which airs from Las Vegas from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET.

Among the many personalities scheduled to appear throughout the week are Hall of Famer (and current Jackson State head coach) Deion Sanders, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert.

Additionally, Fox Sports Radio will feature a live remote broadcast of three shows the night before The Big Game, Saturday, Feb. 12, from Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

  • Up On Game with LaVar Arrington, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and Plaxico Burress: 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
  • The Joy Taylor Show: 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Steve Hartman & Geoff Schwartz: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

All three shows will highlight pre-game analysis, predictions, and fan interaction leading up to the matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams.

Again, Fox Sports Radio programming can be heard across more than 600 local stations, FoxSportsRadio.com and the Fox Sports Radio app, and iHeartRadio and the iHeart app. Additionally, the network can also be followed on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.

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Jonathan Zaslow No Longer With WQAM

An attempt to reach out to Zaslow for comment went unanswered.

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WQAM midday host Jonathan Zaslow is no longer with WQAM in Miami.

The radio station has removed his show from the website and references to him and his normal 10a-2p ET midday timeslot program have been scrubbed from the station website.

Zaslow tweeted at 5:19p ET confirming the news.

Whether or not this has any effect on his involvement with the Miami Heat broadcasts is unknown as of now.

Zaslow had been with 790 the Ticket since 2004. He was transitioned from Audacy-owned 790 to sister station AM 560 Sports WQAM last October. During his tenure he has worked with a number of established local voices including Joy Taylor, Amber Wilson, Brett Romberg, and Brendan Tobin amongst others.

WQAM has gone thru a number of changes, including a rebranding effort to call the station “560 The Joe”. That ended last year with the station returning to the AM 560 Sports WQAM brand listeners were more familiar with. What they have planned next in Zaslow’s timeslot is unclear but local listeners will likely get some answers next week.

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Vanessa Richardson Named Houston Rockets Sideline Reporter, Paul Gallant to Host Solo on ESPN 97.5

Vanessa Richardson will be on the sidelines for the Houston Rockets and Paul Gallant will host solo show on ESPN 97.5.

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Changes are taking place in Houston sports media. First, the Houston Rockets will have a new television sideline reporter this season, and she’s a familiar name to Houston sports fans.

Vanessa Richardson, the now former co-host of ESPN 97.5’s Vanessa and Gallant, revealed that she will be on the sidelines for the NBA franchise covering the team for AT&T SportsNet Southwest.

She tweeted the news saying, “Elated to be the new Houston Rockets sideline reporter! I can’t wait to travel the country & share the stories of this dynamic team during 80+ games on AT&T SportsNet Southwest. I’ll continue to fill-in as a host/reporter for Astros broadcasts as well.”

Richardson’s co-host, Paul Gallant, tweeted that with Richardson leaving the show for the Rockets sideline gig, Vanessa and Gallant will become the Paul Gallant Show. The solo show led by Gallant begins Monday September 26th.

“We’re excited to have Paul host his own show”, said Todd Farquharson, General Manager of ESPN 97.5 & 92.5.  “He’s super creative, energetic, and likeable.  He’ll get the audience involved and have fun.”

Paul commented, “You know what I’ve always loved about sports talk radio?  That it’s interactive.  Whether through a phone call, text message, tweet or on Twitch, it’s the best place for sports fans to come together and celebrate…or vent.  And that’s what The Paul Gallant Show is going to be…Houston’s platform to talk about its teams. THE most interactive sports talk show in Houston.”

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Ken Carman: Al Michaels ‘Feels Untethered’ On Amazon Prime Video

“The thing that stuck out was Kirk Herbstreit ripping the elf,” said Carman. “Don’t be ripping Brownie the Elf, man.”

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The Cleveland Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers during Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video. 92.3 The Fan morning host Ken Carman applauded Al Michaels for his performance during the presentation.

“Al Michaels feels untethered for the first time. He’s not network television anymore and he can say whatever he wants. We interviewed him on the pregame show and I was nervous,” Carman said.

“He’s a legend,” co-host Anthony Lima added.

During the final play of the game, the Steelers fumbled a lateral into the endzone which the Browns recovered to make the final score 29-17. Michaels said “that may be meaningful to some of you. And you know who I mean”, alluding to people who had placed wagers on the game.

Carman, who hosts two-hours of pre-game coverage on the Browns Radio Network, continued to discuss how nervous he was interviewing Michaels. He also discussed how impressive Amazon’s behind-the-scenes production was, pointing out the only football broadcast with more cameras is the Super Bowl. More than 400 people work behind the scenes for Amazon Prime Video.

“The thing that stuck out was Kirk Herbstreit ripping the elf,” said Carman. “Don’t be ripping Brownie the Elf, man.”

Carman later said people angry that Michaels misspoke by saying the Pro Football Hall of Fame is “down I-71” instead of I-77 were unreasonable, and joked “Al Michaels hasn’t been on a highway in 20 years”.

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