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Clippers Re-Sign With The Beast 980

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The L.A. Clippers and 980 The Beast in Los Angeles have a new exclusive multi-year broadcast rights agreement. The Beast 980 will continue to be the official radio home of The Clippers for all preseason, regular season and Playoff games as well as present comprehensive year-round coverage.

“The Beast 980 has been providing exceptional coverage of The Clippers on and off the court, while uniquely engaging our fans,” Clippers President/Business Operations Gillian Zucker said. “We are proud to continue this relationship with L.A.’s new home for sports, establishing a long-term destination for Clippers basketball on the radio.”

Play-by-play duties will be handled by Brian Sieman in his eighth season calling Clippers action on the radio, while the venerable “Voice of the Clippers,” Ralph Lawler and former Clipper Michael Smith team up with Sieman to call all nationally televised games not shown on Fox Sports Prime Ticket. Long-time Clippers broadcaster Isaac Lowenkron will continue to host Clippers pre-game, halftime and post-game shows. The Beast 980’s George Wrighster and Brett Winterble also host “Clippers Hardcore” before every game.

“With this agreement Clippers fans now have a local radio partner truly dedicated to everything Clippers,” said Diane Sutter, Trustee for KFWB Asset Trust which operates The Beast 980.  “This enables fans and listeners to hear exciting games along with comprehensive, year-round Clippers talk.”

Credit to All Access who originally published this article

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107.5 The Fan To Present Stage Show in June

“Tickets for the event went on sale Wednesday morning.”

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All four local weekday hosts from 107.5 The Game in Indianapolis will take part in a live stage show next month. The event, titled A Night in the Fan Cave, will take place at the Indiana Historical Society.

Kevin Bowen Jake Query, Dan Dakich, and JMV will be on stage to talk sports, tell a few jokes and take listener questions.

Tickets for the event went on sale Wednesday morning. For $65, fans get access to the show and free food and beverages. There will also be a pre-show reception and a chance afterward for attendees to take pictures with the 107.5 The Fan crew.

A Night in the Fan Cave is presented by Forum Credit Union. The preshow reception is presented by Larceny and Evan Williams Bourbon.

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Jim Nantz: ‘Players Are Realizing Being In A Top NFL Booth Is A Big Deal’

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Much has been made in the media about Tom Brady joining the NFL on FOX booth after his playing days are over. The majority opinion has been that Brady won’t succeed.

But if you ask Jim Nantz, Brady is going to be a home run.

“He’ll be very well prepared. That goes without saying,” Nantz told Rich Eisen on Tuesday. “I think he’ll be very good. I don’t have any question about it.”

Nantz speaks from having spent the last five seasons alongside former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo at CBS. Romo has been widely praised for his analytical skills and abilit

“I’m thrilled that he’s going to have a voice in the sport,” Nantz continued. “I think what’s happened here recently is that everybody has realized that that platform, being an elite analyst on one of the very few, handful of packages in the NFL, it’s a big deal. And you’re extremely relevant and people are listening to everything you say. And Tom will be up to the challenge.

“I never had a doubt that he would be a genius at this. I had a friendship with Tony that went back many years before the arranged marriage by CBS that put us in the booth together.

“I don’t pull against anybody. I’m not trying to outsmart, outdo this. We’re just trying to be the best that we can be, and I just like our situation of having the chance to work 21 weeks a year together having fun conversing, looking at one another face-to-face.”

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Andre Knott Joins ESPN Cleveland

“Knott is no stranger to Cleveland sports fans. He is currently an in-game reporter covering the Guardians for Bally Sports Ohio. He is also a contributor to FOX 8 locally.”

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ESPN Cleveland has added Andrew Knott to fill a variety of roles for the station. He will join the station’s content team and contribute both on air and online.

“I’m excited and can’t wait to go back to 850 ESPN Cleveland,” Andre Knott said in a press release. “Not only will I be talking sports but working with some of my favorite people in our business.”

Knott is no stranger to Cleveland sports fans. He is currently an in-game reporter covering the Guardians for Bally Sports Ohio. He is also a contributor to FOX 8 locally. Prior to that he was part of the Browns Radio Network.

“Andre adds great experience and personality, and he is an incredible storyteller,” said Matt Fishman, Director of Content, ESPN Cleveland. “He also helps to encourage the development of teammates newer to the industry, and we look forward to seeing him do that at ESPN Cleveland.”

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