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Sports Radio KJR Announces New Weekday Lineup

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Seven months after Mitch Levy was involved in a prostitution sting which led to his dismissal, Sports Radio 950 KJR has finalized its weekday lineup. The confirmation of the new weekday programming was confirmed this morning via the station’s Twitter account.

Taking over in mornings on the Seattle sports station will be midday host Chuck Powell, who will be joined by Bucky Jacobsen. The one time Seattle Mariner and longtime minor league baseball player has contributed to KJR and local TV station Q13 as a baseball analyst since 2010. Jacobsen also serves as a baseball instructor, running his own academy since 2009.

With Powell moving into mornings, KJR is bringing back a familiar face to join Jason Puckett in middays. “The Gas Man” Mike Gastineau returns after a six year hiatus. Gastineau was part of KJR’s lineup between 1991-2012. He had recently been working as a freelance writer, author, broadcaster, and communications consultant.

Patrolling the airwaves after Puckett and Gastineau from 1p-3p is Ian Furness. The Seattle sports radio veteran’s timeslot is unaffected by the lineup changes.

To close out the day, KJR will rely on the team of Dave “Softy” Mahler and Dick Fain in afternoons. Mahler has been a fixture on KJR for the past two decades. Fain has also been with the station for a lengthy period of time and had recently been helping in mornings to fill the gap left behind by Levy. He’s also no stranger to Mahler, having previously worked with him on his show.

For more information on KJR, click here to visit their website.

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Sports Gambling Podcast Network To Stage 24-Hour Fantasy Football Draft

“The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed Draft Day 2.0.”

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If you’re serious about Fantasy Football, the Sports Gambling Podcast Network is bringing back a tradition you’ll want to pay attention to. 

For the second year in a row, Ryan Kramer will draft 24 different teams over the course of a 24 hour marathon that will be streamed across multiple video platforms. 

“Fortunately, the analytics research is done so I can focus now on news coming out of the camps to sharpen my views and deliver the well-reasoned selections that people need to get an edge in their drafting,” Kramer said in a press release. “It’s a bit of an audacious undertaking, but the growing phenomenon of Fantasy Football deserves this level of commitment and our SGPN audiences always respond.” 

The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed “Draft Day 2.0”. All of the content will originate from the Sports Gambling Podcast Network’s studios in Los Angeles. 

The marathon will also be a fundraiser. The network is using GoFundMe to raise funds for a colleague named Darryl injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. A portion of proceeds generated from the sale of Sports Gambling Podcast Network branded apperal will also go to the effort. 

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790 The Score Debuts In Providence

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

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After reporting last week that Kevin McNamara would be the station’s only local host in the programming lineup, 790 The Score in Providence, Rhode Island is officially on the air.

The station, which was last on the air in the market in 2008, has been revived and will serve as the market’s first sports and sports betting station.

“The station features a lineup of expert personalities that deliver unique sports talk and sports betting insights that entertain, inform, and engage,” said Holly Paras, VP and market manager of Cumulus Providence. “We think Providence sports and sports betting fans will love 790 THE SCORE!”

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch some of the top national talent on the airwaves throughout the day and night. This includes hosts like Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

McNamara will host his show Kevin Mac Sports Hour daily from 5-7 p.m.

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Paul Finebaum Reportedly Scores $700K Advance For Nick Saban Book

Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

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Though there’s still some time before a finished products reaches bookshelves, but ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is reportedly set to get a nice six-figure advance by Penguin Press.

According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

Back in the spring things came to a head between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, as the two engaged in a verbal spat in separate press conferences over name, image and likeness.

Saban said Fisher and his staff utilized NIL and “bought every player” in the Aggies’ spring 2022 recruiting class.

Things got so heated and drew so many headlines that SEC commissioner Greg Sankey had to step in and try to get the former colleagues to cool it.

Finebaum is teaming up with Alabama beat reporter John Talty to write the book.

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