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Sandra Golden: Drew Butler Is a Broadcasting Star

“Drew Butler has been getting plenty of on-air reps to build his broadcasting profile.”

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Steak Shapiro and Sandra Golden are back on Atlanta radio and the return of their show has looked a little different. The Steakhouse launched earlier this year on 92.9 The Game and features not only Shapiro and Golden, but a rotating cast of supporting players as well.

With the holidays upon us, plenty of broadcasters are taking time off and those two are no exception. Shapiro started his vacation already. Golden’s begins on Wednesday. She told Rob Tribble, who was in for Shapiro, that he would have a different co-host the next day.

“You will be here with Drew Butler tomorrow,” she said. “The man, the myth the legend.”

Butler was a two-time All-American punter for the University of Georgia and won the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top college punter in 2009. He went on to have a five-year career in the NFL, but according to Sandra Golden, his new career could be even more successful.

“I think he’s a star,” she said. “A broadcasting star, like national level broadcasting star.”

Drew Butler has been getting plenty of on-air reps to build his broadcasting profile. Before the new show launched, Sandra Golden made the decision not to work full-time. That gave Steak Shapiro the opportunity to fill out his cast in different ways.

Butler and recruiting analyst Rusty Mansell are in studio on days that Golden isn’t.

Most of Drew Butler’s media work has come on the digital side. He hosts the Punt & Pass Podcast with ESPN’s Aaron Murray, who was Georgia’s quarterback while Butler punter for the Bulldogs. He has also served as an analyst with Rivals.com.

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FOX Sports Radio Broadcasting Live From Arizona & Las Vegas For Super Bowl Week

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Sports radio will descend upon Glendale, Arizona and the greater Phoenix area next week for Super Bowl LVII, and FOX Sports Radio will be out in full force.

FOX Sports Radio announced Thursday that Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn, Jonas Knox, Doug Gottlieb, Steve Covino, Rich Davis, Chris Broussard and Rob Parker will all be live from either radio row, State Farm Stadium or Scottsdale Stadium starting Monday.

Dan Patrick and his crew will be at Scottsdale Stadium, which is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants and the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Colin Cowherd will broadcast two shows from State Farm Stadium, site of this year’s Super Bowl, on Thursday and Friday.

The rest of the FSR names mentioned above will all be doing their respective shows from radio row at the Phoenix Convention Center.

FOX Sports Radio also announced Jason Smith and Mike Harmon will broadcast from the Wynn Las Vegas resort on Thursday and Friday. They will have a strong focus on all things betting with regards to the Super Bowl.

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Alpha Media Ends San Antonio Sports Star Simulcast, 1250 AM Goes All ESPN Radio

“Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.”

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San Antonio now has a frequency where people can find local sports talk and the full ESPN Radio lineup.

RadioInsight reported owner Alpha Media has tweaked what was on 1250 AM, launching it as ESPN 1250. The station will be San Antonio’s 24/7/365 home for ESPN Radio. That will include NBA, NFL and MLB play-by-play on top of talk.

San Antonio’s Sports Star had been simulcasting on 1250, but Alpha will carry on with live and local programming on the stronger FM frequency. Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.

Sports Star is the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers in San Antonio.

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ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group

“The programming on the station does not change.”

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Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1 ESPN.

“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”

The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.

“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”

Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.

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