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USC Football Reveals Radio Plans

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Radio and online coverage of USC’s 2014 football games will be the school’s most wide-ranging ever, including comprehensive pre- and post-game shows.

Game broadcasts will again be on ESPNLA 710 Radio and will begin with a pre-game show four hours prior to kickoff, with longtime Trojan voice Pete Arbogast joined by Steve Mason and Harvey Hyde for the first half of the show and then Mason, former USC football/baseball Academic All-American John Jackson and Trojan social media director Jordan Moore taking over until kickoff. Arbogast (play-by-play), Jackson (analyst) and Moore (sideline) will handle the game broadcast, as they did last season. For two hours after the game, locker room interviews with head coach Steve Sarkisian and various players will be followed by a post-game show hosted by a pair of former Trojan standouts new to the USC broadcast this year: football All-AmericanShaun Cody and volleyballer Kelli Tennant.

For USC home games, the pre- and post-game shows will originate from the America’s Tire Stage outside the Coliseum peristyle and will feature special guests, former players and coaches, and fan interaction. USC men’s basketball play-by-play announcer Chris Fisher will fill in for Tennant when she has broadcasting conflicts, while Ron Pivo will substitute on the pre-game show for Arbogast during road games.

The ESPNLA 710 Radio game broadcast also can be heard live on six other stations on the Trojan Radio Network–KSPA-AM 1510 in Ontario/San Bernardino County/Inland Empire, KXPS-AM 1010 in Palm Springs, KSZL-AM 1230 in Barstow, KSHP-AM 1400 in Las Vegas, KALZ-FM 96.7 in Fresno and KRZR-AM 1400 in Visalia–as well as on USCTrojans.com and ESPNLA.com, and on SiriusXM satellite radio. Fans also can use the TuneIn Radio app to listen to the live broadcast on their mobile, desktop or home devices.

All USC home games except the Colorado contest also will air live on ESPN Radio on up to 280 ESPN affiliates nationally, with the announcers to be named.

At 8 a.m. on Sundays following football games, ESPNLA 710 Radio will air the two-hour “Trojan Brunch” show, hosted by Arbogast and Hyde.

Also, the popular “Trojans Live” show returns for its second season on the new All-Sports KFWB 980 radio station, with Jackson and Moore as the hosts. The hour-long program airs Tuesdays at 6 p.m. from The Lab gastropub across the street from USC and features weekly in-season interviews with Sarkisian, as well as with coaches and student-athletes from various Trojan teams. It also streams live on USCTrojans.com, KFWB.com and FOXSportsWest.com, can be heard via the TuneIn app and is archived on YouTube.com/USCAthletics.

USC’s innovative online TunnelVision pre-game show, which emanates from the base of the Coliseum tunnel and features pre-game analysis, coach and player interviews and special featurettes, will run during the hour prior to kickoff. It will air live on USCTrojans.com and also will be shown live on the Coliseum videoboard. Hosts Katie Boggs and Danny Page will be joined on an alternating basis by three members of USC’s 2004 national championship team: Cody, Lawrence Jackson and Thomas Williams.

“We are pleased to continue our valued partnerships with both ESPNLA 710 and KFWB 980,” said Dan Shell, general manager/vice president of USC Sports Properties. “We have added compelling, behind-the-scenes content for Trojan fans tuning in to our games on the radio and online, with an exceptional lineup of broadcast talent complementing the shows.”

This story was published on the USC Trojans website

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Jonathan Zaslow No Longer With WQAM

An attempt to reach out to Zaslow for comment went unanswered.

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WQAM midday host Jonathan Zaslow is no longer with WQAM in Miami.

The radio station has removed his show from the website and references to him and his normal 10a-2p ET midday timeslot program have been scrubbed from the station website.

Zaslow tweeted at 5:19p ET confirming the news.

Whether or not this has any effect on his involvement with the Miami Heat broadcasts is unknown as of now.

Zaslow had been with 790 the Ticket since 2004. He was transitioned from Audacy-owned 790 to sister station AM 560 Sports WQAM last October. During his tenure he has worked with a number of established local voices including Joy Taylor, Amber Wilson, Brett Romberg, and Brendan Tobin amongst others.

WQAM has gone thru a number of changes, including a rebranding effort to call the station “560 The Joe”. That ended last year with the station returning to the AM 560 Sports WQAM brand listeners were more familiar with. What they have planned next in Zaslow’s timeslot is unclear but local listeners will likely get some answers next week.

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Vanessa Richardson Named Houston Rockets Sideline Reporter, Paul Gallant to Host Solo on ESPN 97.5

Vanessa Richardson will be on the sidelines for the Houston Rockets and Paul Gallant will host solo show on ESPN 97.5.

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Changes are taking place in Houston sports media. First, the Houston Rockets will have a new television sideline reporter this season, and she’s a familiar name to Houston sports fans.

Vanessa Richardson, the now former co-host of ESPN 97.5’s Vanessa and Gallant, revealed that she will be on the sidelines for the NBA franchise covering the team for AT&T SportsNet Southwest.

She tweeted the news saying, “Elated to be the new Houston Rockets sideline reporter! I can’t wait to travel the country & share the stories of this dynamic team during 80+ games on AT&T SportsNet Southwest. I’ll continue to fill-in as a host/reporter for Astros broadcasts as well.”

Richardson’s co-host, Paul Gallant, tweeted that with Richardson leaving the show for the Rockets sideline gig, Vanessa and Gallant will become the Paul Gallant Show. The solo show led by Gallant begins Monday September 26th.

“We’re excited to have Paul host his own show”, said Todd Farquharson, General Manager of ESPN 97.5 & 92.5.  “He’s super creative, energetic, and likeable.  He’ll get the audience involved and have fun.”

Paul commented, “You know what I’ve always loved about sports talk radio?  That it’s interactive.  Whether through a phone call, text message, tweet or on Twitch, it’s the best place for sports fans to come together and celebrate…or vent.  And that’s what The Paul Gallant Show is going to be…Houston’s platform to talk about its teams. THE most interactive sports talk show in Houston.”

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Ken Carman: Al Michaels ‘Feels Untethered’ On Amazon Prime Video

“The thing that stuck out was Kirk Herbstreit ripping the elf,” said Carman. “Don’t be ripping Brownie the Elf, man.”

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The Cleveland Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers during Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video. 92.3 The Fan morning host Ken Carman applauded Al Michaels for his performance during the presentation.

“Al Michaels feels untethered for the first time. He’s not network television anymore and he can say whatever he wants. We interviewed him on the pregame show and I was nervous,” Carman said.

“He’s a legend,” co-host Anthony Lima added.

During the final play of the game, the Steelers fumbled a lateral into the endzone which the Browns recovered to make the final score 29-17. Michaels said “that may be meaningful to some of you. And you know who I mean”, alluding to people who had placed wagers on the game.

Carman, who hosts two-hours of pre-game coverage on the Browns Radio Network, continued to discuss how nervous he was interviewing Michaels. He also discussed how impressive Amazon’s behind-the-scenes production was, pointing out the only football broadcast with more cameras is the Super Bowl. More than 400 people work behind the scenes for Amazon Prime Video.

“The thing that stuck out was Kirk Herbstreit ripping the elf,” said Carman. “Don’t be ripping Brownie the Elf, man.”

Carman later said people angry that Michaels misspoke by saying the Pro Football Hall of Fame is “down I-71” instead of I-77 were unreasonable, and joked “Al Michaels hasn’t been on a highway in 20 years”.

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