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KNBR 1050 Turning Mornings Over To ESPN Radio

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KNBR 1050 and ESPN Radio have struck a multiyear deal to turn mornings over over to Trey Wingo and Mike Golic when they officially debut on November 27th. ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike will move into morning drive on the station as of today and remain in the timeslot until their final show on November 17th.

“We are thrilled that sports fans in the Bay Area will have the option of listening to Golic and Wingo on KTCT on their morning drive each weekday,” said Traug Keller, senior vice president, ESPN Radio. “Information, analysis, interesting guests and fun will provide a nice respite from the daily grind of the commute!”

Jeremiah Crowe, program director of KNBR 680 and 1050, added, “Cumulus Media San Francisco is excited to partner with Trey Wingo and Mike Golic as they get set to take over morning drive at ESPN Radio Network. The two hosts will make a great pair and provide Bay Area sports fans with the informative and energetic show they deserve during their morning commute. I’m proud to announce this multi-year agreement, which will strengthen our integration of ESPN’s top-notch sports programming and talent across both KTCT 1050 and KNBR 680.”

KNBR 1050 had recently featured The Audible with Drew Hoffar, Kevin Frandsen and Rudy Ortiz in mornings. With ESPN Radio gaining the timeslot, Hoffar and Frandsen are expected to remain on board and contribute in some capacity to KNBR 680. Ortiz is no longer with the radio station.

Due to ESPN Radio’s morning show airing on the west coast LIVE between the hours of 3a-7a PT, that requires a few minor adjustments. 1050 plans to air Mike & Mike and the Golic-Wingo show LIVE from 3a-5a PT. They will then broadcast the full four hour edition of ESPN Radio’s morning show via tape delay between the hours of 5a-9a PT.

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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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