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Jason Page Joins Palm Springs Digital Outlet iHub

“From 2012-2016, Page worked as an overnight host on NBC Sports Radio, his most recent stop was in San Francisco with Entercom’s 95.7 The Game.”

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Beginning April 1st, Jason Page will debut a daily news/talk show on iHub Radio, serving Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley.  The Intersection with Jason Page will broadcast weekdays from 3 – 6pm on the free digital platform that provides the Coachella Valley with 24/7 news and entertainment.

In early February, Page joined iHub Radio to fill-in for their CEO, John McMullen on a one-week trial basis.  That one-week turned into six weeks and now a full-time gig.  

“I want to give passionate and strong opinions while helping to dial down the volatility of our national dialogue,” Page told AllAccess.com.  “Palm Springs is an extremely diversified market and for a portion of the year, the population and global attraction makes it swell from what may feel like suburbia to large market status with millions of part-time residents and visitors.  If ever there is a place to create content with universal appeal and a penchant not for right or left, but common sense, this is ground zero.”

During his career, the veteran sports talker has spent time hosting on SiriusXM, ESPN New York 98.7 and other local radio stations.  From 2012-2016, Page worked as an overnight host on NBC Sports Radio, his most recent stop was in San Francisco with Entercom’s 95.7 The Game.  

Page takes over for iHub CEO John McMullen as the platform’s afternoon host.  The addition of Page in an on-air capacity along with being named Director of Multimedia Platforms, will allow McMullen the opportunity to take a lesser role.

“Jason brought his A-game for the entirety of his stay in February and March,” McMullen said.  “After two weeks of upsets on the tennis courts, I felt that the timing was right on our final broadcast from Indian Wells to wrap up with a positive surprise.  We offered Jason a full-time opportunity to not only take our 3 – 6pm weekday slot, but to join our management team and put his vision in play for social media and other multimedia opportunities that are likely to involve expanding some of our local talent beyond the iHub Radio platform and local market.”

McMullen and Page have had a working relationship for well over a decade that began when  McMullen hired the radio host at SiriusXM in 2003.  “I saw a precocious young man who wanted to eat, sleep and drink talk radio, McMullen said about meeting Page in 2003.  “Over the years, I have kept in touch and tried to mentor Jason and am very proud of all that he’s accomplished.”

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz Moving To New Studio

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021.

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The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz is leaving its home at the Clevelander hotel on South Beach in Miami and moving into a new studio next year, according to a report from The Big Lead.

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021. It has remained the home for the show since Le Batard and John Skipper formed Meadowlark Media.

After a $50 million distribution deal with DraftKings was secured, the Meadowlark podcast network has grown in both reach and talent, allowing for an expanded studio space.

No immediate details were given on where the new studio space would be located.

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NSMA Announces Finalists for Awards, Hall of Fame

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

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The National Sports Media Association revealed its finalists for its national sportscaster of the year and national sportswriter of the year, and there are plenty of heavy hitters in the industry up for consideration for the NSMA awards.

Among the nominees for National Sportscaster of the Year include Al Michaels, Ian Eagle, Jim Nantz, Joe Buck, Kevin Harlan, and Mike Tirico. The full list includes Adam Amin, Jason Benetti, Joe Davis, and Mina Kimes.

For National Sportswriter of the Year, Adrian Wojnarowski, Ken Rosenthal, Nicole Auerbach, Pete Thamel, Pat Forde and Tom Verducci are among the biggest names. Candace Buckner, Katie Strang, Marc Spears and Wright Thomson round out the list of nominees.

The NMSA also revealed its finalists for the sportscaster and sportswriter Hall of Fame. James Brown, Joe Buck, Lee Corso and Tim McCarver are part of the sportscaster list, while Bill Plaschke and Ray Didinger appear among the names for the sportswriter hall of fame.

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

Winners and Hall of Famers will be honored at the NSMA Awards Weekend & National Convention held in Winston-Salem, N.C. June 24-26.

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Pat McAfee: Mentioning Brett Favre Scandal Is A Must

“We have to make sure that it’s mentioned every time that man is mentioned because that is a big deal that it happened.”

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While things may have quieted down a little bit with Brett Favre and his scandal involving misuse of public funds in Mississippi, Pat McAfee is going to make sure people don’t forget what the hall of fame quarterback is accused of.

On his show on Wednesday, McAfee said he thought of a way to mention the situation during Aaron Rodgers’ weekly appearance the day before. Rodgers in conversation talked about learning under Favre in the first years of his NFL career in Green Bay.

“My brain was literally like we’re in the holiday season. Brett Favre – what did he do,” McAfee said. “He didn’t just steal from the poor. Oh, he is the actual Sticky Finger Bandits from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”

Pat added that whenever the name Brett Favre is brought up on his show, it is absolutely necessary to remind folks about the scandal.

“We have to make sure that it’s mentioned every time that man is mentioned because that is a big deal that it happened,” he said. “Now obviously Brett Favre Enterprises is alleging that this is all wrong. And I can’t wait to hear BFE to drop Brett Favre Enterprises’ side of the story. And we will judge it accordingly.”

“Even though as a football player, he was an incredibly tough football player, good football player, did a lot of things,” McAfee added. “Certainly in the middle of stealing from poor people in Mississippi right now. Have to chat about that.”

Favre is yet to be charged with any crimes, but the state is currently investigating the matter. Early in the fall, Favre’s weekly appearances on local and national radio shows were halted in light of the initial fallout from the story.

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