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All NFL Media is Local- 2013 AFC Championship Game

We have built up a section of our site that links to a post on each team in the NFL and the local media outlets that cover that team.  It’s a one-stop-shop for fans to get information on their favorite team through some of the people and organizations who cover them every day.

For the NFL Conference Championships we will re-post the entries for each team, as a way for you to get ready for the game, again, through the work of the local media in each market.

Here is a look at the broadcast information and local media outlets covering the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game:


National Television:  Fox Sports.  Pre-game coverage starts at 6:00p.m. ET with James Brown, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason and Bill Cowher.  Kick-off is 6:30p.m. ET with Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcotts on the call.

National Radio–  Dial Global is the national radio rights holder for the game.  Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts and Mark Malone describe the action.

Baltimore Ravens Local Media

Newspaper- One of the most underrated mid-sized newspapers in the Country is the Baltimore Sun.  It has a long tradition of having a comprehensive sports section.  The online version of the paper has a page dedicated to the Ravens. Beat writers Jeff Zrebiec (Twitter), Aaron Wilson (Twitter), Matt Vensel (Twitter), Mike Preston, and Edward Lee also maintain the Ravens Insider Blog. Columnists Kevin Cowherd (Twitter) and Peter Schmuck (Twitter) will also offer commentary on the team.

Baltimore has its own weekly sports newspaper, the Press Box.

Sports Radio- WBAL and 98 Rock serve as the home of the Ravens Radio Network. Gerry Sandusky (Twitter), Stan White, and Qadry Ismail (Twitter) call the action.  To talk Ravens, tune into sports talker 105. The Fan.

Television-  Among the television stations on the Baltimore beat include WBALWBFFWJZ and WMAR.  Comcast SportsNet Baltimore and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) also cover the Ravens.

Blogs-  Check out Ravens NewsRavens GabBaltimore BeatdownThe Purple Chaos, and  Ebony Bird for independent coverage of the team.

New England Patriots Local Media

Newspaper- Many newspaper outlets cover the Pats, but the two biggest names are the Boston Globe (subscription may be required) and the Boston Herald. The Globe online is handled through Boston.com. The paper’s sports section includes a page dedicated to the Pats (Twitter). Beat writers Greg A. Bedard (Twitter), Michael Witmer and Shalise Manza Young (Twitter), feed into the paper’s Extra Points blog.  Chris Gaspar (Twitter) and Dan Shaughnessy (Twitter) will also add their thoughts on the team.

The Herald  also has a page dedicated to the Pats.  Beat writers Jeff Howe (Twitter) and Karen Guregian (Twitter) also contribute to the paper’s The Blitz blog.  Columnist Steve Buckley (Twitter) will also let his thoughts be know on the team from time to time.

Sports Radio- 98.5 The Sports Hub serves as the flagship of the Patriots Radio Network.  Gil Santos returns on play-by-play, joined by analyst Scott Zolak (Twitter).  Sports radio talk is dominated by The Sports Hub and WEEI.

Television- Some of the television outlets covering the Pats include, WBZWCVBWHDH and WFXT.  Boston also has coverage of the team from regional networks Comcast SportsNet New England and NESN.  ESPNBoston also follows the team.

Blogs- There are no shortage of independent blogs covering the Pats.  Among them are Patriots LockerPatriots Gab and Pats Pulpit.


Sports Media Digest- January 16, 2013

Dial Global’s Coverage of the NFL Conference Championship Games–  Dial Global has the exclusive national radio rights to the NFL Conference Championship games.  Coverage begins with a pre-game show before the NFC Championship Game.  Dave Sims, James Lofton and Tony Boselli have the call of the 49ers and Falcons.  The AFC Championship between the Ravens and Patriots will be called by Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts and Mark Malone.

ESPN has NBA Action on MLK Holiday-  ESPN will telecast a special NBA game on the holiday of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Monday.  Mark Jones and Chris Mullin will call the Pacers at Grizzlies beginning at 1:00p.m. ET.

ESPN’s Next 30 for 30 Short on Grantland–  The next installation of ESPN’s 30 for 30 short will feature a look at Muhammed Ali’s  trip to Iraq to press a plea for peace and negotiate with Saddam Hussein for the release of U.S. civilians taken hostage after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. Ali: The Mission, narrated by musician John Legend, can be seen now on Grantland.

Boxing After Dark Returns to HBO-  The Boxing After Dark series returns this weekend to HBO Sports.  Coverage begins at 9:45p.m. ET.  There will be three bouts on the telecast: Orlando Salido vs. Mikey Garcia, Gennady Golovikin vs. Gabriel Rosado and Roman Martinez vs. Juan Carlos Brugos.  Bob Papa, Max Kellerman, Andre Ward and Harold Lederman will be ringside for the event.

ESPN Has Pro Bowling Sunday from Japan–  The next stop in the Pro Bowlers Association Tour takes place in Tokyo for the Japan Cup.  Lon McEachern and Randy Petersen providing commentary Sunday at 3:00p.m. ET.

Motor Cross and Bull Riding Sunday on CBS-  Prior to the AFC Championship game Sunday, the CBS Sports Spectacular will take to the air with a pair of programs.  At 2:00p.m. ET the Monster Energy AMA Supercross takes place from Anaheim, CA with Ralph Sheheen, Jeff Emig and Erin Bates on the call.  At 3:00p.m. ET the Professional Bull Riders take over with the PBR 15/15 Bucking Battles from Winston-Salem, NC.  Justin McBride, Ty Murray and Leah Garcia call all the action

Dial Global’s Coverage of the NFL Divisional Playoffs

Dial Global Radio will be the exclusive national radio network broadcasting this weekend’s NFL Divisional Playoff games.

Here is the schedule, along with announcer assignments:

Saturday, January 12th

4:30p.m. ET- Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos- Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone and Scott Kaplan.
8:00p.m. ET- Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers- Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts and Hub Arkush

Sunday, January 13th

1:00p.m. ET- Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons- Dave Sims, James Lofton and Tony Boselli.
4:30p.m. ET- Houston Texans at New England Patriots- Ian Eagle, Trent Green and Lewis Johnson

Scott Graham hosts the pregame, halftime and postgame shows for all four wild card broadcasts.

Dial Global’s Coverage of Wild Card Weekend

Dial Global Radio will be the exclusive national radio network broadcasting this weekend’s NFL Wild Card match-ups.

Here is the schedule, along with announcer assignments:

Saturday, January 5th

4:30p.m. ET- Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans- Tom McCarthy, Tony Bosseli and Steve Tasker
8:00p.m. ET- Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers- Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts and Mark Malone

Sunday, January 6th

1:00p.m. ET- Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens- Ian Eagle, Trent Green and Laura Okmin
4:30p.m. ET- Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins- Dave Sims, James Lofton and Hub Arkush

Scott Graham hosts the pregame, halftime and postgame shows for all four wild card broadcasts.

Sports Media Digest- December 6, 2012

Costas Tonight to Include Talk on Gun Culture and 2012 in Review-  The final 2012 edition of Costas Tonight will air tonight at 9:00p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network.  John McEnroe and Charles Barkley will join Costas to discuss his halftime commentary.  Costas will also be joined on the show by Pat Riley, Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin and Tom Coughlin.

Army/Navy on CBS-  CBS Sports will have live coverage Saturday of the 113th Army/Navy game from Philadelphia.  Kick-off is at 3:00p.m. Et with Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracey Wolfson on the call.

Dial Global’s Coverage of Army/Navy–  The Army/Navy game on radio will be handled by Dial Global.  Live coverage will begin at 2:00pm, ET with John Tautges, Terry Donahue and sideline reporter Lewis Johnson.  Heisman-winning Navy quarterback Roger Staubach will be interviewed by Eddie George during the pregame show.

NBCSN to Provide 10 Hours of Notre Dame Coverage on January 1st-  The NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will re-air four games on January 1st from this past season as it looks back at the 2012 University of Notre Dame football season.  Here is the schedule:

Date Time (ET) Programming
Tues., Jan. 1 Noon Michigan at Notre Dame Re-Air
2 p.m. Onward Notre Dame: South Bend to Soldier Field
3 p.m. Stanford at Notre Dame Re-Air
5 p.m. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame Re-Air
7 p.m. Wake Forest at Notre Dame Re-Air
9 p.m. Undefeated: 2012 Notre Dame Football Season in Review

Heisman Trophy Presentation Saturday on EPSN-  ESPN will have live coverage of the Heisman Trophy presentation Saturday night at 8:00p.m. ET.  Chris Fowler will host the program and be joined by analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and Tom Rinaldi.

Dial Global Radio College Basketball Slate

Dial Global Radio has unveiled its 2012-2013 schedule of college basketball games.

Coverage begins with its exclusive audio coverage of the Second Annual Carrier Classic—featuring a doubleheader–on Friday, November 9, 2012.

Here is a look at the 21 game Dial Global Radio college basketball schedule:

Friday November 9 Carrier Classic @ Charleston

Notre Dame vs. Ohio State (Women’s Basketball)


Marquette vs. Ohio State (Men’s)

3:45 PM ET

6:45 PM ET

Wednesday November 21 NIT Semifinals Doubleheader

6:45 PM ET

Friday November 23 NIT Finals

4:45 PM ET

Monday December 31 TBA


Thursday January 3 California @ UCLA

10:45 PM ET

Saturday January 12 Duke @ North Carolina State

11:45 AM ET

Saturday January 19 Kansas @ Texas

12:45 PM ET

Saturday January 26 Maryland @ Duke

12:45 PM ET

Saturday February 2 Michigan @ Indiana

8:45 PM ET

Monday February 4 Notre Dame @ Syracuse

6:45 PM ET

Sunday February 10 Indiana @ Ohio State

12:45 PM ET

Wednesday February 13 North Carolina @ Duke

8:45 PM ET

Saturday February 16 San Diego State @ UNLV

8:45 PM ET

Wednesday February 20 Washington @ Arizona

10:45 PM ET

Saturday February 23 Missouri @ Kentucky

8:45 PM ET

Wednesday February 27 Arizona State @ UCLA

11:15 PM ET

Saturday March 2 Louisville @ Syracuse

11:45 AM ET

Wednesday March 6 Michigan @ Purdue

6:45 PM ET

Saturday March 9 Florida @ Kentucky

11:45 AM ET

Sports Media Weekly No. 121- Ed Sherman, The Sherman Report & Kevin Harlan, CBS Sports

We have an action packed Sports Media Weekly show this week.

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I lead off the show with the news this week that Major League Baseball extended its television deals with Fox Sports, Turner Sports, and the MLB Network.  We take another look at the beefy NFL ratings before we shift to the impressive level of talent that will soon be on the air on the upcoming CBS Sports Radio Network when it launches in January.

We wrap up our news looking at the impressive ratings for NBC for its coverage of the Ryder Cup.  We are joined by Ed Sherman of The Sherman Report who was at Medinah over the last weekend.  Ed recounts the atmosphere on the course, how the Ryder Cup brings media from around the world, and whether team golf has a chance of expending in the future.

We shift back to the NFL with our other guest, CBS, Turner, and Dial Global play-by-play voice Kevin Harlan.  Kevin recounts his call two weeks ago Monday night of that crazy finish between the Packers and Seahawks which signaled the end of the replacement referees.  Kevin goes through the play and shares a story of seeing side judge Lance Easley at the airport the morning after the game.  We also talk to Kevin about the continued popularity of the NFL and his early schedule when the NBA tips-off next month.