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Mosley Takes Over Mid-Days On ESPN Central Texas

“The 10am – noon timeslot, now filled by Mosley, has been vacant since Opening Drive with Ward Whites and Butch Henry ended in January.”

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Matt Mosley debuts today as the new midday host on ESPN Central Texas 1660AM and 92.3FM as reported by the Waco-Tribune Herald.  The Matt Mosley Show will broadcast weekdays from 10am – noon on the flagship radio station for Baylor athletics.

“I really have missed it, when a big story breaks, having the ability to jump on the air and immediately react to it,” said Mosley, who’s been off the radio airwaves since 2016. “This was a great chance to break back in, and I’m really looking forward to working with a station that truly cares about radio.”

For a decade, Mosley was heard on ESPN Dallas 103.3 until the host was unable to agree on a contract extension when new ownership took over in 2016.  During the last three years of his tenure, Mosley partnered with Tim Cowlishaw on the ESPN Dallas afternoon show.

A fourth-generation graduate of Baylor University, hosting a radio show on his alma mater’s flagship station is something that’s always intrigued Mosley.

“We’d always said we should do something together, and it never really worked out,” said ESPN Central Texas program director David Smoak. “In the last few months, we’ve been more focused on it, and actually saying, ‘Let’s see if we can get something worked out.’ We came to an agreement a month ago, he was happy, we were happy, we got all our ducks in a row. I think he’s going to be an incredible addition to what we think is already a fantastic local lineup.”

In addition to his time with ESPN, Mosley has worked for the Dallas Morning News and Fox Sports Southwest.  Currently, Mosley is a columnist for the Dallas News, also hosting the Cowboys focused Doomsday Podcast with Ed Werder.  The 10am – noon timeslot, now filled by Mosley, has been vacant since Opening Drive with Ward Whites and Butch Henry ended in January.

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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Mike Rhyner Expected to Spearhead New Dallas Sports Radio Station 97.1 The Freak

The talent lineup for The Freak is believed to consist of Rhyner, Eagle hosts Ben Rogers and Jeff “Skin” Wade, former 105.3 The Fan host Jeff Cavanaugh, and Julie Dobbs and Mike Sirois who were previously with The Ticket.

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Mike Rhyner, the founder of sports radio juggernaut The Ticket in Dallas, is unretiring to launch a direct competitor in the DFW market.

Richie Whitt wrote in a story for the SI Fan Nation site Cowboys Country that the new sports talker will be called 97.1 The Freak. The Freak will replace rock station 97.1 The Eagle, and it’s believed the format switch will take place as early as Friday.

Rhyner called it a career in January 2020 after four decades in the sports radio industry. He launched The Ticket in 1994 and grew it into one of the nation’s top stations and routinely the number one sports talker in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The talent lineup for The Freak is believed to consist of Rhyner, Eagle hosts Ben Rogers and Jeff “Skin” Wade, former 105.3 The Fan host Jeff Cavanaugh, and Julie Dobbs and Mike Sirois who were previously with The Ticket.

Rhyner posted on Twitter on Friday morning about a desire to get back on the air to talk about Yankees star Aaron Judge’s pursuit of the American League single-season home run record held by Roger Maris.

Then on Saturday, while promoting his Tom Petty tribute band’s appearance at a Dallas venue, Rhyner appeared to drop a hint about The Freak.

Whitt connected the dots further, pointing to a response from Cavanaugh.

It’s understood that The Freak will have rights to Dallas Mavericks games, which The Eagle picked up last season.

Combined with a lineup of voices many DFW listeners are very familiar, The Freak will have its sights set on shaking up the sports talk landscape in the metroplex.

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ESPN Milwaukee, SiriusXM Pause Brett Favre Radio Appearances Amid Investigations into Mississippi Welfare Scandal

Good Karma Brands’ ESPN Milwaukee and SiriusXM NFL Radio both have kept Favre off the airwaves since the story started making headlines.

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As more comes to light regarding hall of fame quarterback Brett Favre’s efforts to have Mississippi officials divert state welfare funds toward building athletic facilities at Southern Miss, Favre’s regular radio hits have been shelved.

Good Karma Brands’ ESPN Milwaukee and SiriusXM NFL Radio both have kept Favre off the airwaves since the story started making headlines.

A spokesperson for ESPN Milwaukee told Front Office Sports that his weekly podcast The Brett Favre Show has been “paused.”

A representative for Sirius also told FOS that Favre’s regular hit on The SiriusXM Blitz has been put “on hold.”

In addition to Favre pushing for $5 million in state welfare money to be spent to build a new volleyball arena at Southern Miss, new text messages acquired by Front Office Sports also revealed Favre wanted money to be spent to build an indoor practice facility for the school’s football program.

Favre last appeared on ESPN Milwaukee on September 12 and on Sirius on September 13.

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Sports Radio Reacts to ESPN Interrupting College Football Broadcasts with Aaron Judge At-Bats

On Saturday afternoon, as the Yankees and Red Sox played, ESPN felt the potential milestone was so important that they decided to cut in to college football coverage on both ESPN and ABC with live look-ins of Judge at-bats.

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While Albert Pujols managed to slug his 700th career home run on Friday night in Los Angeles, Aaron Judge continued to sit on 60 homers this weekend at Yankee Stadium.

Judge remains in pursuit of either tying or surpassing Roger Maris’ American League single-season record of 61 home runs.

On Saturday afternoon, as the Yankees and Red Sox played, ESPN felt the potential milestone was so important that they decided to cut in to college football coverage on both ESPN and ABC with live look-ins of Judge at-bats.

This obviously went over as you might would expect.

The Yankees were featured on Sunday Night Baseball last night. Judge did not slug number 61 as the Yankees won a rain-shortened game against Boston.

No word on if ESPN will cut into Monday Night Football with updates as the Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays.

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