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Sports Radio To The Apple Watch?

Jason Barrett

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The recently released Apple Watch has had developers scrambling to create apps for this new frontier of a platform. Sports apps are of course included in the litany of apps that are being tailored to work on Apple’s latest hardware. One app in particular that may be flying under the radar and yet may still be of great use to sports fans is Simple Radio.

This app is created by Streema Inc. and it allows Apple Watch wearers to listen to their favorite radio station from around the world with a single tap. It offers 25,000 international stations and users can access them easily without even creating an account. On top of the ease of use, Simple Radio allows users to record certain songs or moments that can be replayed at a later time and users can also move from device to device and pick up where they left off..

Richard Monte, Streema CEO told SportTechie that he believes “Simple Radio is the simplest solution for mobile and wearable radio listening.” He also talked about how Simple Radio has become so popular because it is so much easier than listening to radio the old fashion way.

This app could be very useful for sports fans because of the simplicity of simply tapping on their watch and because fans will be able to access so many different sports so quickly. Monte added, “Simple Radio connects sports fans to radio stations around the globe that broadcast: soccer, basketball, baseball, cricket, American football, hockey, golf, and more,”

Monte also hit the nail on the head when he said, “Simple Radio is a window into foreign sports that aren’t available in your home country.” This is a great opportunity for fans to take advantage of the freedoms, from a consumer standpoint, that radio has to offer. Meaning, this Apple Watch app can help fans discover new sports and allow them to stay updated on their favorite league or team no matter their location.

This move is the first for Streema Inc., which is ranked as the third most popular terrestrial radio tuner on the US iTunes store. They have looked to expand in to this space after having success with their web services and mobile apps.

The app has gotten an average rating of 4.5 stars and the simplicity along with the wide variety of news, music, sports, and talk shows could make this a useful app for Apple Watch users.

Credit to SportTechie.com who originally published this article

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Jonathan Peterlin Takes Over Night Show On 92.3 The Fan

“”Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.””

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92.3 The Fan in Cleveland now has a permanent host for its nightly show in Jonathan Peterlin.

Peterlin wrote in a post for the Audacy station’s website on Tuesday that his show will be called Overtime with Jonathan Peterlin and will air each night starting at 7 p.m.

“This is a dream job,” he said. “Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.”

Peterlin had been the afternoon update anchor at 92.3 The Fan since 2016, even hosting on weekends and on a fill-in basis. Prior to that, he spent three years in a similar role at Yahoo Sports Radio.

He wrote that listeners in Cleveland will not need an introduction or reintroduction to who he is.

“You know me and I know you,” he said. “We’ve spent the past nearly 7 years getting to know each other on a daily basis…We were there for each other. Along the way I hope that I’ve earned your trust. Through the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs.”

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Layoffs Hit Pro Football Focus

“The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.”

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Pro Football Focus has laid off 16 employees, according to a report from Front Office Sports.

The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.

The company, which Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth owns a majority, still employs just over 200 people.

NFL reporter Doug Kyed was among the layoffs. Kyed had been at PFF since July 2021.

Additionally, 11 interns were also let go.

While PFF remains popular and profitable from a football analytics perspective, there had been a shift since the Silver Lake investment into attracting more sports betting and fantasy football customers. The FOS report indicated a chunk of the $50 million funding was used to develop an iPhone app.

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Laurence Holmes: Tim Jenkins Twitter Beef With Mike North Proves The Score Has Gotten Smarter

“Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

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Former NFL quarterback Tim Jenkins had an interesting back and forth on Twitter with former 670 The Score host Mike North over Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Jenkins broke down a piece of film from Chicago’s game against Green Bay on Sunday, saying he didn’t agree with the notion that Fields doesn’t go through his progressions and is more of a runner.

North disagreed, saying wide receiver Dante Pettis was wide open on that particular play, and that Fields missed him.

Jenkins responded, saying North’s take was “not intellectually honest.”

In his weekly appearance on Bernstein & Holmes on The Score, Jenkins talked about the exchange not knowing North’s connection to the station.

“There’s a radio guy up there, Mike North, he was real mad,” Jenkins said. “And I tried to handle it gently because like listen, the first thing in his bio was he was born in 1952. And if my grand-pappy is on Twitter roasting somebody, I hope to handle them gently. And I tried to.”

Host Laurence Holmes said it was truly a meta moment for their show and the station. He talked about how having access to a guy like Jenkins is a sign the station, like many others have done across the country, have grown with the game.

“It speaks to the evolution of this radio station,” Holmes said. “Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

The discussion turned to the evolution of the quarterback position in the NFL, and Holmes noted that there are some who just don’t recognize that the game has changed and called for a quarterback to be able to throw accurately but pick up yards and keep plays going with their legs.

“I’m here for the nuance, but people continue to ignore what is a trend,” Holmes said. “And I don’t mean that as a pejorative. The trend in the NFL is dual-threat quarterbacks. Look up and down the rosters.”

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