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WDAE Announces Bucs Game Day Programming

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620 WDAE has announced a new lineup of shows for Sundays this fall to surround the station’s coverage of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It includes three local pre-game shows. One of them is a collaboration with WDAE’s Orlando-based sister station, 96.9FM the Game.

At 9AM WDAE will carry The Insiders. The show will feature a preview of the day’s coming game and recap headlines from the week with team insiders from four different outlets. They include Pat Donovan (WDAE Buccaneers Insider), Rick Stroud (Tampa Bay Times Buccaneers Insider), Jenna Laine (ESPN Buccaneers Insider), and Trevor Sikkema (PewterReport.com).

At 10 AM WDAE’s Zac Blobner and Brandon Kravitz of 96.9FM The Game in Orlando will host a fantasy football show called Fantasy Fix. The show will be simulcast in Tampa and Orlando.

Rounding out the pre-game coverage at 11 AM will be the return of Countdown to Kickoff with WDAE morning man Tom Krasniqi and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Michael Clayton. The show will feature news, interviews with Buccaneers players, analysts and opinions, plus league wide fantasy news and weather reports to prepare Bucs fans for the entire day of action in the NFL. That show will go right up to kickoff each week.

Krasniqi and Clayton will also host Overtime after each Bucs game. WDAE’s post-game show will feature highlights, interviews, analysis, and a chance for Bucs fans to sound off on the day’s game.

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Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated

“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”

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The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.

“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.

“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”

Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.

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Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP

WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.

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94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.

A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.

He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.

In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.

The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.

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Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open

“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”

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Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.

In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”

The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.

“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”

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