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Clay Travis Announces Plans For Outkick The Show

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the one year that I’ve been off daily radio, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the future of radio and talking to smart people in the media universe to gauge their thoughts. My question has been pretty simple: what will radio look like in five years? And I keep coming back to this answer — radio won’t look like it does now, not even close. We’re rapidly moving towards an era when all media is on demand at the exact moment that the consumer wants to see it.

That’s how my kids already consume all of their media, they expect every television show and movie ever made to be watchable at the exact moment they want to see it. The idea of scheduled programming is absurd to them.

I talked to tons of people about what my radio future should be and everyone under the age of forty said to not even worry about being on a radio dial, just do a podcast and let people find it. For months I wrestled with the decision of whether to do national radio show or do a daily podcast. But then something crazy happened, technology leapt ahead this spring. The first time I went on Periscope I saw the future.

Which led to some thrilling new opportunities.

That’s why I’m excited to announce my “radio” future.

Starting soon we will debut Outkick the Show, a daily one hour show that will broadcast live on Outkick, Fox Sports, Periscope, Facebook, and YouTube — replete with all your live comments — as well as turning the show into a daily podcast that you can download to listen to at your convenience.

The plan right now is to broadcast live each weekday at 12 eastern, 11 central, 10 mountain and 9 pacific. The show will air from my house, which means that I probably won’t even wear pants. I will, however, be able to take calls, interview guests, and conduct all of the typical business of a radio show without traditional commercial breaks and with live video as well as your streaming comments which I will respond to in real time, in typical Periscope press conference fashion.

Oh, and there will be no FCC restrictions on this show.

In addition to a daily weekday show we will also be doing post-game shows outside of that regular time spot that are flexible in nature. Some will be scheduled in advance, others I’ll decide to do on the spur of the moment. Big game ends in a controversial manner? Bang, we’re live with Outkick the Show. Coach retires or is fired, player arrested, it’s live show time. And it won’t just be sporting events either: presidential debates, VMAs, the Oscars, you name it, we’ll have a live show for you just after the broadcast ends for most big television events.

To read the rest of the article read Clay’s column where this was originally published

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Greg Hill to Jeff Van Gundy: ‘You Sounded Like You Were on the Bucks’ Payroll’

“After a pregnant pause, Van Gundy answered through laughter, throwing a zinger right back at Hill and crew.”

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They are nothing if not blunt in Boston. That was the case Tuesday morning when The Greg Hill Show welcomed ABC/ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy to the program to preview the Eastern Conference Finals.

Overall, it was a cordial visit. Questions mostly focused on the headlines related to officiating throughout the playoffs and what the Celtics would have to do to make it to the NBA Finals, which Van Gundy thinks will happen.

“I think Boston’s been the best team in the league,” he said. “I think they’re gonna win it all this year.”

Greg Hill said after the conference semi-finals matchup with Milwaukee, he was surprised to hear Jeff Van Gundy felt that way.

“Jeez, I’m glad to hear you say that,” Hill told Van Gundy. “It almost sounded like you were on the Bucks’ payroll at times during that last series.”

After a pregnant pause, Van Gundy answered through laughter, throwing a zinger right back at Hill and crew.

“You know what? I get used to that and then the Bucks people say I want Boston to win. Not that you guys would be homers or anything.”

Jeff Van Gundy will join Mike Breen and Mark Jackson at the broadcast table for the Eastern Conference Finals on ABC and ESPN. Game 1 between the Celtics and Heat is scheduled for Tuesday night at 8:30 in Miami.

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99.7 The Fox Becomes New Carolina Panthers Flagship

“The new deal represents a return to The Fox for the Panthers. The station was the team’s flagship from 2000 through 2004.”

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The Carolina Panthers are on the move in Charlotte. The team is leaving WBT. Their new radio home will be 99.7 The Fox, iHeartMedia’s classic rock station.

The station will carry all Panthers game broadcasts, the Panthers pregame and postgame shows as well the team’s weekly coach’s show. There will also be an on-site presence for every home game at Bank of America Stadium.

“We are thrilled to increase iHeartSports NFL partnerships with the addition of the Carolina Panthers. The passion between a sports team and its fan base is one-of-a-kind, and we’re thrilled to expand the Carolina Panthers’ reach to their passionate supporters with our new multi-media deal,” Kevin LeGrett, President of iHeartMedia Sports, said in a press release. “iHeart’s reach in Charlotte is unprecedented, meaning more fans will hear their favorite team than ever before. The partnership will include broadcast, streaming, podcast, events, marketing and promotional elements which will drive results for the Panthers!”

“The team at 99.7 The Fox is delighted to once again be the broadcast home of the Carolina Panthers, bringing best-in-class content from the team to its dedicated and passionate fans,” Dave Carwile, President of iHeartMedia Multi-Platform Group – Charlotte, added. “We know how special the relationship and connection between the city of Charlotte, the Panthers and the fan base is, and we’re thrilled to enhance that bond with an expanded coverage area reaching more fans on 99.7 The Fox. We can’t wait to get started.”

The new deal represents a return to The Fox for the Panthers. The station was the team’s flagship from 2000 through 2004. Every other year of the franchise’s existence, their games have been heard on WBT.

“The Panthers are incredibly grateful for our partnership with Radio One, and the role that WBT has played in sharing some of the greatest moments in franchise history for 22 seasons, including each of the past 17,” Jake Burns, Chief Commercial Officer for the Carolina Panthers, said.

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Indiana Sports Talk Station Set To Flip Formats

“The promos say that station owner Woof Boom Broadcasting is “building a new radio station for Muncie and Delaware County”.

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Sports fans in Muncie, Indiana may soon lose their favorite sports station. Listeners to Muncie Sports 92.5 have heard promos teasing a new station coming to the frequency.

The promos say that station owner Woof Boom Broadcasting is “building a new radio station for Muncie and Delaware County”. The station has also changed its call letters. What was WXFN is now WMUN.

Muncie Sports 92.5 airs on two signals. 1340 AM is a 1000 watt station. 92.5 FM is a translator signal.

The station airs an hour-long local show hosted by Mark Foerster on weekdays at 4 pm. It carries syndicated programming from FOX Sports Radio and is the local affiliate for the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Cincinnati Reds, IndyCar Series, Ball State University football and women’s basketball, and three local high schools.

ESPN 680 is still available from nearby Marion,IN. Two Indianapolis sports talk stations are strong enough to be heard in the town as well according to Radio Locator.

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