Sports Media Weekly No. 165- Barry Horn, Dallas Morning News & Jen Royle, Boston Herald Radio

We broke news on last week’s edition of Sports Media Weekly with the fallout coming today.

Ken Fang of Fangs Bites and I are joined for the opening segment of the show by Barry Horn, sports media columnist from the Dallas Morning News.

NBC’s Michelle Beadle was on the show last week and was concerned that the NBC Sports Network was not doing enough to promote her show, The Crossover.   Michelle’s comments were picked up by a number of media outlets across the country.  Today NBC announced that it is re-vamping the NBC Sports Network late afternoon line-up and Michelle and The Crossover  are no longer part of the network’s plans.  We begin the show discussing the news and what may lie ahead for Michelle.

We move to Barry’s home state of Texas next and discuss the sorry state of the Houston Astros, whose game registered a 0.0 rating on Comcast SportsNet Houston this past Sunday.  Poor performance on the field usually equates to poor performance in the ratings game.

We then talk about the state of sports radio in Dallas, where 1310am The Ticket continues to have amazing success, winning the ratings game and a Marconi Award despite it’s weak over-the-air signal.

We wrap the news segment by looking at the travails of Craig James, former ESPN college football analyst and failed U.S. Senate candidate, who lasted one night as a college football studio analyst with Fox Sports Southwest.

Our second guest this week is Jen Royle, who is one month in to her new gig as co-host of a sports radio program on Boston Herald Radio.  Jen talks with Ken about her new job, as well as her work on SportsReel Boston and other media outlets in Boston.


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