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Sports Media Weekly No. 171- Richard Sandomir, New York Times & Trenni Kusnierek, CSNNE

We have a pair of happy Boston Red Sox fans hosting this week’s Sports Media Weekly program.

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are joined for our news segment this week by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times.

We lead-off the show with a final look back at the World Series and Fox’ claim of higher ratings when, in fact, the viewership numbers are actually still on the decline.

Richard chimes in with a local New York sports media item in the announcement that the New York Mets next year will be calling WOR-AM it’s radio flagship home after a long stint on WFAN.

We return to Richard’s article with James Andrew Miller from a week or so ago on the 10th Anniversary of the NFL Network and the league’s attempt to sell a portion of the network’s stake to ESPN.  Richard adds some context and other insights to the piece.

We wrap the news segment by looking at how NBC is looking forward to a profitable Winter Olympic Games this February from Sochi after losing money at the Vancouver Games in 2010.

The second half of the show features Ken speaking with Trenni Kusnierek.  You may remember Trenni from her years at the MLB Network.  Ken talks with her about her expereinces there and her new role at Comcast SportsNet New England.

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Sports Media Weekly No. 113- Richard Sandomir, NY Times & Bruce Beck, WNBC-TV New York

We were away from the show last week so we thought we’d bring you two guests for this week’s Sports Media Weekly.

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I devote the entire show to the coverage at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Our first guest is Richard Sandomir, Sports TV and Business reporter for the New York Times.  We spend the first part of the program looking at NBC’s coverage of the Games–which, despite many complaints, continues to be a ratings winner.

Our second guest joins us from London.  Bruce Beck is the lead sports anchor at WNBC-TV NBC 4 in New York.  Despite the late hour Bruce was still excited about attending his fifth Olympics, sharing his expereinces covering every angle of the 2012 Games.

What They’re Saying…February 22, 2008

The sports media columnists are out today with their latest work.  Here’s a peak at what they’re talking about…

Over at the LA Daily News, Tom Hoffarth continues his look at the best and worst of the LA area sports media…

Michael Hiestand at USA Today previews ESPN’s coverage of this weekend’s Tennessee/Memphis match-up.

David Barron at the Houston Chronicle talks about how the city preferred the NBA All-Star Game over the Daytona 500 last weekend…

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a look at the HBO documentary on Joe Louis…

At the Oklahoman Mel Bracht has his weekly series of media notes.

In New York, Neil Best over at Newsday has a look at the morning team at sports radio WFAN.

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News has his take on Roger Clemens backing out of his commitment to “ESPN the Weekend” in Florida.

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times looks at the response to the Knicks replay on MSG given the team’s disappointing season.

In Boston, Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has the news on a new face on the Boston sports television scene…

Dave Darling at the Orlando Sentinel has his look at the best and worst sports movies…

At the Montgomery Advertiser, Mike Tankersley has his local media notes…

What They’re Saying…January 25, 2008

Here’s another look at what sports media columnists are discussing today…

Neil Best at Newsday has a look at how few Giants’ fans were able to secure tickets (through the proper channels) for the Super Bowl.

Michael Hiestand at USA Today previews Fox’ big plans for Super Sunday as well as profiles the NFL’s “other Tom Brady”.

David Barron of the Houston Chronicle also has more on Fox’ plans.

Nancy Marrapese-Burell at the Boston Globe reports on Beantown media plams for the big game.

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News continues the discussion on the suspensions of Kelly Tilghman and Dana Jacobsen.

It took five days, but Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News resurrects the Patriots/Spygate story, and its likelihood to be discussed over the next week.  Sigh.

Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the reflections of the Fox crew on the NFC Championship.

The NY Times’ Richard Sandomir has a piece on the return of Kelly Tilghman.  He also has a piece about the mentoring relationship between Marty Glickman and Marv Albert.

Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald has a report on the local Miami sports radio ratings.

At the Orlando Sentinel, Dave Darling gives us our sports viewing choices for the weekend.

Jim Carlisle at the Venture County Star takes a preview of NBC’s coverage of the US Figure Skating Championships.

Ray Frager at the Baltimore Sun says despite down years, the Orioles still rule in the city.

What They’re Saying…January 18, 2008

Here is a sample of what some of the sports media columnists across the country are discussing…

The NFL Conference Championship games are getting plenty of attention. The Houston Chronicle’s David Barron gives us a look at the ratings from last week’s action.

Newsday’s Neil Best talks to Fox’s Pam Oliver about Giants/Packers.

Elsewhere in Gotham, Bob Raissman in the NY Daily News points to how the NFL cherishes high ratings over anything else.

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times talks to three former quarterbacks turned TV analysts on the maturity of Eli Manning. He also has a piece on the stupid (my word) choice of covers deployed by the people at Golf Week Magazine.

Bob Wolfleyat the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has Troy Aikman’s take on the Giants and Packers.

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand has the impact Phil Simms has had in Bret Favre’s extended career.

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News talks about the effects weather may have in the two games…media too.

More cold weather and the media from John Maffei at the North Country Times.

In the blogsphere Christopher Byrne at Eye on Sports Media has Jim Nantz’ take on the impacts of weather on a telecast.

Enjoy your sports Friday!