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Sports Media Digest- January 31, 2013

Simms All-Iron Team Sunday on CBS–  CBS Sports will produce the Phil Simms All-Iron Team: Super Bowl Edition this Sunday prior to its coverage of the Super Bowl.  Jim Nantz will co-host the show with Simms, which includes an interview with Leon Lett and Don Beebe on their play from Super Bowl XXVII.  Phil Simms All-Iron Team: Super Bowl Edition airs Sunday at 1:00p.m. ET.

Golf Channel Has Best January Ever– The Golf Channel reports that this January was the most watched January in its 18 year history.  105,000 average viewers per minute were tuned into Golf Channel in January, representing a 22% year-over-year increase compared to January 2012.

NBA TV To Commemorate Black History Month with Special Open Court–  NBA TV will produce a special edition of its Open Court series as a commemoration of Black History Month. Open Court: Basketball and Society will be hosted by Ernie Johnson with a panel with Hall of Famers Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller, five-time NBA Champion Steve Kerr, four-time NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal, two-time NBA Champion Kenny Smith, five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber and NBA Champion Steve Smith.  Open Court: Basketball and Society airs Tuesday following the network’s Fan Night game telecast.

Friday Night Fights Tomorrow on ESPN2–  The next edition of Friday Night Fights takes place tonight on ESPN2. Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas will be ringside in Chicago for a Junior Middleweight bout featuring “King” Carlos Molina and former undisputed Welterweight Champion  Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks.  Todd Grisham will serve as studio host.  The action begins at 9:00p.m. ET.

Fox Sports Radio’s Jay Mohr Reaches Affiliate Milestone–  Fox Sports Radio has announced that its Jay Mohr Sports program is now heard on 100 affiliates nationwide.  Jay Mohr Sports airs live, weekdays from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET/9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT.

Sports Media Weekly No. 135- Brian Berger, Sports Business Radio & Amy Van Dyken, Fox Sports Radio

The temperature at the Sports Media Weekly studios may be frigid, but the topics continue to be red hot.

Joining Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I for our “Third Man In” segment is Brian Berger, host of Sports Business Radio and partner in the media consulting firm Everything is on the Record.  Brian relied on his experience in helping athletes shape their message during our discussion on how poorly linebacker Manti Te’O and cyclist Lance Armstrong handled their crises last week.

We then dovetail into the ratings for this past weekend’s AFC and NFC Championship games; viewership numbers which were outstanding for other sports but a dip for the NFL.  We also look ahead as to what the story lines may be when the 49ers take on the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.

We wrap-up the segment looking at the return of the NHL and the strong opening day ratings numbers for NBC.

Our other gust this week is Amy Van Dyken, Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer who now co-hosts a weeknight show with Rob Dibble on Fox Sports Radio.  Amy recounts how she got into the media business and how it is more difficult covering sports than competing in them.

Fox Sports Radio at Super Bowl XLVII

Fox Sports Radio has announced its line-up at Super Bowl XLVII.

Fox Sports Radio will be live from New Orleans the week of the game and broadcasting from their studios on the weekend.

Here is the schedule, beginning January 28:

Weekday Programs – Live from New Orleans ­­­

1am-6am ET/10pm-3am PT            J.T. “The Brick” with Tomm Looney
6am-9am ET/3am-6am PT   FOX Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman & Artrell Hawkins (Live from New Orleans Radio Row – January 28 – February 1)
9am-12pm ET/6am-9am PT            Dan Patrick (Live from New Orleans – January 28 – February 1)
12pm-3pm ET/9am-12pm PT   Jay Mohr Sports (Live virtual broadcast from New Orleans – January 28 – February 1)
3pm-7pm ET/12pm-4pm PT   Loose Cannons with Pat O’Brien and Steve Hartman (Live from New Orleans Radio Row – January 28 – February 1)
7pm-10pm ET/4pm-7pm PT            Petros & Money (Live from New Orleans Radio Row – January 28 – February 1)
10pm-1am ET/7pm-10pm PT   FOX Sports Tonight with Rob Dibble & Amy Van Dyken (Live from FSR in Los Angeles)

Saturday, February 2:


1am-6am ET/10pm-3am (Friday) PT            Ben Maller
6am-9am ET/3am-6am PT            Seth Everett
9am-1pm ET/6am-10am PT            Anthony Gargano & Lincoln Kennedy
1pm-3pm ET/10am-12pm PT   Bobby Bones
3pm-5pm ET/12pm-2pm PT   Steve Hartman & Kirk Morrison
5pm-7pm ET/2pm-4pm PT   Rob Dibble & Amy Van Dyken
7pm-10pm ET/4pm-7pm PT            Mike North
10pm-1am ET/7pm-10pm PT            TJ Rives

Sunday, February 3:                                                                                    


1am-7am ET/10pm-4am (Saturday) PT            Ben Maller
7am-9am ET/4am-6am PT            SPEED Sport on FOX with Rob D’Amico
9am-12pm ET/6am-9am PT            FOX Fantasy Freaks with Nate Lundy, Peter Burns & Michael Harmon
12pm-3pm ET/9am-12pm PT            Artrell Hawkins & Bill Reiter
3pm-7pm ET/12pm-4pm PT            The Blitz on FOX Sports Radio with Ben Maller & Tomm Looney
7pm-10pm ET/4pm-7pm PT            Andy Furman & Lincoln Kennedy
10pm-1am ET/7pm-10pm PT            Mike North
1am-6am ET/10pm-3am PT            J.T. “The Brick” with Tomm Looney

Sports Media Digest- December 19, 2012

Thomas Joins NBA TV as Analyst–  NBA TV announced today that it has hired Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas as a studio analyst.  Thomas will debut this Friday on the network’s Pre-Game Show at 7:00 p.m. ET. He will make several appearances each month on the network and will also be a regular contributor to

NFL Turning Point Returns Tonight to NBC Sports Network–  The next edition of NFL Turning Point on the NBC Sports Network will air tonight at 10:00p.m. ET.  Featured this week will be a look back at the defining playes of the 49ers/Patriots and Steelers/Cowboys games.  The program will also look at Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt.  Dan Patrick hosts along with analysis from Rodney Harrison and Tony Dungy.

Mohr to Take Over Rome’s Slot on Fox Sports Radio–  Fox Sports Radio announced today that comedian Jay Mohr has been hired to serve as midday host for the network.  Mohr takes the slot previously held by Jim Rome before his move to CBS Sports earlier this year.  Jay Mohr Sports will debut January 2nd from 12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. ET.

ESPN/Cowboys Classic Extend Broadcast Deal through 2024–  ESPN today announced that it has reached a deal with the Dallas Cowboys to continue to bring an early season college football match-up to Cowboys stadium through 2024.  The extension to continue the Cowboys Classic will begin with the 2015 season.

WatchESPN Now Available to Optimum TV Customers–  ESPN announced today it has reached an agreement with Cablevision to allow Optimum TV customers to enjoy live access to ESPN networks on computers at, on mobile devices via the WatchESPN app or through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members.  The service is available now for Optimum TV subscribers.

NBC Announces Addition to Formula One Broadcast Team–  NBC Sports announced today that it has hired Will Buxton to serve as reporter for its Formula One coverage.  Buxton joins Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett as the on-air talent for the races which will air on the network beginning next year.

SMJ Podcast- JT The Brick, Fox Sports Radio

After a long battle against the best of the best of the sports radio world, JT The Brick of Fox Sports Radio came out on top in our SMJ Sports Radio Madness sports talk host tournament.

JT found time to celebrate his victory by taking part in our latest SMJ Podcast.

SMJ Sports Radio Madness- JT The Brick (6) vs. Tim Brando (13)

It has all come down to this. After four weeks of intense battle and dedicated voting, the championship match-up of the SMJ Sports Radio Madness sports host tournament is upon us. The survivors of this match-up are JT The Brick from Fox Sports Radio and Tim Brando of Sporting News Radio.

JT The Brick– JT The Brick joined Fox Sports Radio as the afternoon host in June 2001. JT first gained national attention hosting a popular overnight show on more than 100 stations for SportsFan Radio Network. Get more on JT here.

Tim Brando- Tim Brando attained national celebrity in front of the camera as the host of CBS Sports’ College Football Today and At the Half, CBS Sports’ college basketball halftime studio show. Brando also provides commentary for Jefferson Pilot’s coverage of SEC and ACC basketball broadcasts and has been a participant in the SEC-focused athletic radio show Conference Call, which airs throughout the Southeast. Get more on Tim here.

Voting ends April 9th at 6pm ET.


SMJ Sports Radio Madness- JT The Brick (6) vs. David Stein (23)

Will the David Stein machine keep rolling along? Or will JT The Brick put an end to the upset-minded 23 seed? It’s our second semifinal match-up between the Fox Sports Radio late night host and Sporting News Radio’s overnight talker.

JT The Brick– JT The Brick joined Fox Sports Radio as the afternoon host in June 2001. JT first gained national attention hosting a popular overnight show on more than 100 stations for SportsFan Radio Network. Get more on JT here.

David Stein- The David Stein Show has broken the boundaries of traditional sports talk radio. David is transforming the lives of people across the country and around the world through his visionary approach to issues affecting the world of sports and how those issues affect our lives.
The David Stein Show is heard on 115 radio stations, including The Score in Chicago, The Ticket in Dallas, KILT in Houston, Sports Radio 950 in Philadelphia, WXYT in Detroit, 106.7 Free FM in Washington DC, Supertalk FM 96.5 in Cincinnati and FMTalk 93.9 in Indianapolis and 1010 XL in Jacksonville. More about David here.

Voting ends April 2nd at 6pm ET.