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Panthers Stay With WQAM

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The Florida Panthers announced today that all 2015-16 Panthers regular season and playoff games will once again air on CBS Radio’s Sports Radio 560 WQAM, the team’s flagship radio partner, with award-winning play-by-play broadcaster “Red Deer” Randy Moller calling all the action.

“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with CBS Radio Miami to continue broadcasting Panthers games on Sports Radio 560 WQAM,” said Florida Panthers Executive Chairman Peter Luukko. “We are once again excited to work with the station’s well-known, passionate and knowledgeable radio personalities. Sports Radio 560 WQAM has been a strong supporter of Panthers hockey and we look forward to continuing to build on our mutually beneficial partnership.”

As part of their partnership with CBS Radio Miami, the Panthers will air a 30-minute pregame show on 560 WQAM (prior to all weekday games that begin at 7:30 p.m.), as well as a 15-minute postgame show. 560 WQAM will also broadcast weekly updates, and exclusive interviews with Panthers Head Coach Gerard Gallant, Panthers players and other hockey personalities.

A 60-minute “Panthers Insider” program hosted by Moller will be broadcast on 560 WQAM on Saturday mornings, and the station will also host remote broadcasts at BB&T Center and Panthers community outreach events throughout the season. The Panthers will also receive comprehensive promotion and be featured on CBS Radio’s WKIS 99.9 FM and WPOW 96.5 FM in Miami.

“The Panthers have been an exciting addition to our lineup and we’re thrilled to continue our broadcast agreement,” said Steve Carver, Senior VP and Market Manager of CBS Radio Miami. “We look forward to expanding the partnership to include coverage across our entire portfolio of stations that reach a large cross-section of the Miami audience.”

Credit to CBS Miami who originally published this article.

 

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Lansing Sports Talk Icon David ‘Mad Dog’ DeMarco To Retire

“DeMarco said the grind of prepping and doing a three-hour radio show and then going out and being a salesman for the station took its toll on him.”

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David DeMarco has worked morning drive, afternoon drive, solo and with co-hosts over the course of his radio career in Lansing, Michigan. But that run is set to come to an end on Friday afternoon.

DeMarco, known to listeners as “Mad Dog” will head off into retirement after he signs off on WVFN 730 The Game.

“I wanted to do this. I knew I could do sports talk radio. I didn’t know how I was going to do it. But I just knew I was going to do it,” DeMarco told Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal. “And then I was given a chance. And here we are 26 years later talking to you.”

DeMarco said the grind of prepping and doing a three-hour radio show and then going out and being a salesman for the station took its toll on him. And now the focus has evolved away from drawing in large audiences.

“It’s not even ratings anymore. It’s how much money that you can bring in,” he said. “It’s like the mafia — you’re an earner is what you are. And if you can’t earn, you’re not going to be around.”

DeMarco went on to say that with all that, the timing was right to step away. But he won’t be gone forever.

“I’m not saying that I’m never going to be on the radio again or never going to do a podcast,” he said. “It was just time to walk away from The Mad Dog Show.”

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Brady Quinn: ‘Mike Florio Is Using Josh Lambo For Clickbait’

“Since the Jaguars fired Urban Meyer last year, Brady Quinn has been outspoken in his support for the coach and his belief that many of the stories that have been told about Meyer are untrue.”

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Former Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo is suing his former team.

Lambo was allegedly kicked by former head coach Urban Meyer during warm-ups for a game last season. It was one of the more memorable tales of dysfunction out of Jacksonville during Meyer’s brief and controversial tenure as head coach.

Lambo has since filed a lawsuit against the team, trying to recoup his 2021 salary plus additional damages stemming from the incident.

Over on FOX Sports Radio, 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe host Brady Quinn is over it.

“Everyone has to resort to a lawsuit,” he told Lavar Arrington and Jonas Knox on Thursday. “Like you gotta sue someone to get something done, or to get attention or whatever else. It’s terrible, man.”

Quinn wondered if Lambo could just go away before taking a swipe at Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, who has covered the developments in Lambo’s case extensively.

“Mike Florio, stop putting him at the top of your website,” Quinn said. “No one cares and it’s just clickbait. Just move on. Good luck trying to prove that and get back any of that money whatsoever.”

Since the Jaguars fired Urban Meyer last year, Brady Quinn has been outspoken in his support for the coach and his belief that many of the stories that have been told about Meyer are untrue. He has even said that much of the reporting is due to the media’s dislike of the former coach.

Urban Meyer and Brady Quinn worked together for two years on FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff. It has been reported that will likely happen again with the former coach set to rejoin the network this college football season.

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Eric Chiofalo & Zack Wolchuck Join GBag Nation

“Wolchuck and Chiofalo join the show on a permanent basis beginning on Friday.”

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Jeff Cavanaugh exited 105.3 The Fan in March. It has taken a while, but on Thursday, GBag Nation introduced the men that will take his place on the station’s afternoon show.

Nighttime hosts Eric Chiofalo & Zack Wolchuck are moving from their show The Nosebleed Seats into the afternoon slot. They will join Gavin Dawson, Lucious Alexander, and Bryan Broaddus as the newest members of the GBag Nation cast.

Dawson said that the show heard from a lot of people that wanted a spot on the show. They went through months of auditions and conversations before making their decision.

The Nosebleed Seats united inside the GBag Nation joining the three of us,” Dawson proclaimed. “We are once again five-wide, gentlemen. We couldn’t be more excited to add you. Thanks for coming aboard.”

Wolchuck began his sports radio days as an intern for the show while attending the University of North Texas.

“This is pretty big,” he said. “It really is a dream come true, growing up in the Metroplex to now be in afternoon drive with you here on the best station in the world. This is what it is all about boys.”

Eric Chiofalo joked that his mother sent out a group text to “about 100” family members and friends telling them to listen to the announcement on 105.3 The Fan. As a result, his leg was vibrating like crazy as people text in their congratulations to him.

Wolchuck and Chiofalo join the show on a permanent basis beginning on Friday.

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