Sports Media Digest- March 4, 2013

Fran Charles Joins MLB Network–  The MLB Network (MLBN) announced today that long-time sports anchor Fran Charles is joining the network.  Charles, who has had stints on the NFL Network, USA and HBO, begin his new job on World Baseball Classic Today this Saturday, March 9th following Second Round action of the World Baseball Classic  from Tokyo, Japan, which begins live at 5:00 a.m. ET.

NBA Action This Week on ESPN–  ESPN will air a single NBA game Wednesday and a double header on Friday.  Wednesday at 9:00p.m. ET the Bulls take on the Spurs with Mark Jones, Jon Barry and Heather Cox at the mic.  Friday’s action begins at 8:00p.m. ET with the Hawks at the Celtics with Mike Tirico, Jon Barry and Chris Broussard on the call.  At 10:30p.m. ET the Rockets take on the Warriors with Dave Pasch, Jeff Van Gundy and Lisa Salters.

Adam Schein To Host Show on Mad Dog Radio–  SiriusXM Radio announced today that Adam Schein will host a weekday show on the network’s Mad Dog Radio Channel, SiriusXM channel 86.  Schein on Sports debuts next Monday at 10:00a.m. ET.

Rich Gannon Joins Bruce Murray on SiriusXM NFL Radio–  SiriusXM Radio also announced the hiring of former NFL quarterback Rich Gannon to join host Bruce Murray on a new show on SiriusXM’s NFL Channel, channel 88.  The pair will debut on The SiriusXM Blitz beginning next Monday at 11:00a.m. ET.

Baseball Tonight Express Tour Continues–  ESPN’s Baseball Tonight continues its tour of Spring Training sites this week.  Tim Kurkjian and Curt Schilling will be at the following camps:

Tues., Mar. 5 3 p.m. Baseball Tonight              Kurkjian, Schilling Washington Nationals
Viera, Fla.
Wed., Mar. 6 3 p.m. Baseball Tonight                 Kurkjian, Schilling New York Yankees
Tampa, Fla.
Thurs., Mar. 7 3 p.m. Baseball Tonight                 Kurkjian, Schilling Atlanta Braves
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Fri., Mar. 8 3 p.m. Baseball Tonight                   Kurkjian, Schilling Detroit Tigers
Lakeland, Fla.