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95.7 The Game Adds Big Names

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95.7 The GAME, The Bay Area’s New Sound for Sports, today announced the addition of six distinguished personalities to their programming roster. Notable local contributors include: former Oakland Athletics Outfielder with 11 years of Major League Baseball experience and current MLB Network Analyst; Eric Byrnes, veteran sports talk radio personality currently hosting afternoon drive at Sportsradio 94WIP in Philadelphia and weekly contributor to ESPN’s “Olbermann” TV show; Tony Bruno and informed Bay Area baseball writer Mychael Urban who also hosts Inside The Bigs on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on 95.7 The GAME.

“Bay Area listeners are well aware of the track records of Eric Byrnes, Tony Bruno and Mychael Urban and we are thrilled to have them contributing to our radio station.” said Program Director, Jason Barrett. “All 3 of them have strong opinions, are well informed and highly entertaining making their appearances on our shows a must-listen”.

Also contributing to 95.7 The Game’s national baseball coverage is senior baseball writer for ESPN.com and ESPN Scouts, Inc; Keith Law, celebrated columnist of ESPN: The Magazine, ESPN.com and analyst for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight; Buster Olney and former General Manager of the Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals and analyst for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight; Jim Bowden. 2-time World Series Champion with the Boston Red Sox and 10-year Major League Baseball veteran Kevin Youkilis also joins 95.7 The GAME.

“From a national standpoint, the credibility that Jim Bowden, Buster Olney, Kevin Youkilis and Keith Law bring to the table is second to none.” Jason Barrett continued. “They are deeply connected inside baseball circles and bring a wealth of knowledge about the game from the field to the front office.”

A complete breakdown of days and times these contributors can be heard is listed below.

2015 Baseball Coverage includes:

Contributor Show Day/Time
Jim Bowden
ESPN Baseball Tonight Analyst & former GM of the Cincinnati Reds & Washington Nationals
The Damon Bruce Show Mondays at 3:30pm
The Baseball Hour  w/ Byrnes & YoukilisEric Byrnes = 11-year MLB OF, Former Oakland Athletic & current MLB Network AnalystKevin Youkilis = 2x World Series Champion, 10-year MLB 3rd Baseman (8+ years with the Red Sox) The Afternoon Delight w/ John Lund & Greg Papa Tuesdays at 2pm
Tony Bruno
Renowned sports talk radio host, currently hosting afternoons for WIP in Philly, host of the Tony Bruno Show Podcast & a weekly contributor to ESPN’s “Olbermann” TV show
The Damon Bruce Show

Tuesdays at 5:05pm
Keith Law
Former Scout & Front Office Executive, Baseball writer for ESPN.com
The Damon Bruce Show Wednesdays at 3:30pm
Buster Olney
ESPN The Magazine & ESPN.com MLB writer, ESPN Baseball Tonight Reporter & Analyst
Flight 957 w/ Chad, Joe & Lo Thursdays at 8:30am
Mychael Urban
Veteran Bay Area baseball writer and current 95.7 The Game host of “Inside The Bigs” Saturday mornings from 9a-12p
The Damon Bruce Show Thursdays at TBD
Kevin Youkilis
2x World Series Champion, 10-year MLB 3rd Baseman (8+ years with the Red Sox)
Flight 957 w/ Chad, Joe & Lo Fridays at 8:30am
Eric Byrnes
Bay Area native and 11-year MLB Outfielder, Former Oakland Athletic (2000-2005), current MLB Network & Pac-12 Network Analyst
The Damon Bruce Show Fridays at 3:30pm

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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.

Barry Jackson, a veteran journalist with the Miami Herald, reports that 790 The Ticket morning hosts Brendan Tobin and Leroy Hoard will move to that 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WQAM slot during the week of Oct. 3.

In more station movement, Joe Rose’s WQAM morning show with Zach Krantz now will be simulcast on The Ticket, replacing the Tobin/Hoard program. Audacy, which owns both WQAM and The Ticket, also simulcast Marc Hochman’s and Channing Crowder’s afternoon show.

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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Vanessa and Gallant

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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