Sports Media Digest- March 11, 2013

Kuselias to host Morning Show on NBC Sports Radio–  NBC and Dial Global announced today that Erik Kuselias will be the morning drive talk show host when NBC Sports Radio launches its full time schedule on April 1st.  Kuselias had been host of the weekday 7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. slot.  That program time will now be filled by Sunday morning host Jon Stashower.

Acta Joins ESPN– ESPN announced today that former Major League manager Manny Acta has joined the network as a baseball analyst.  Acta will appear on a number of ESPN programs; including Baseball TonightBeisbol Esta NocheSportsCenter and other studio programming. He will also contribute to ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio. Acta served as manager of both the Washington Nationals and Cleveland Indians.

NBA Double Header Wednesday on ESPN–  ESPN will produce a NBA double header this Wednesday night.  At 8:00p.m. ET the Utah Jazz take on the Oklahoma City Thunder with Dave Pasch, Hubie Brown and Heather Cox on the call.  At 10:30p.m. ET Mike Breen and Jon Barry have the call of New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets.

NASCAR Nationwide Series this Weekend from Bristol on ESPN– The next stop in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will take place this Saturday from the Bristol Motor Speedway.  Alan Bestwick will be joined by Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree for the call of the race while Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch and Vince Welch report from the pits.  Action begins at 1:30p.m. ET with NASCAR Countdown with Nicole Briscoe, Rusty Wallace and Brad Daugherty.

HBO to Produce Road to Rios/Alvarado II–  As part of its continuing series to go behind-the-scenes of upcoming boxing matches, HBO Sports will produce its latest Road to series leading up to the second fight between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado.  Road to Rios/Alvarado II will debut this Saturday at 12:15a.m. ET/PT.