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Kaplan Interviews 1090 Transmitter Owner

“Two weeks away from Kaplan’s target date of August 1st to have Scott and BR back on 1090, the live interview with Bernardo Bichara didn’t tell us if the two sides are closer to a deal.”

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Live from Opening Day of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, The Scott and BR Show was joined by Bernardo Bichara, owner of the transmitter that used to broadcast San Diego’s The Mighty 1090.

Scott Kaplan has expressed his desire to work with the Bichara family to relaunch 1090, but their 20-minute on-air conversation avoided any business discussion, keeping the focus on sports.  

At first Bichara declined the opportunity to join Kaplan because he didn’t want to publicly talk business.  Bernardo noted he’s not the person handling negotiations with Kaplan to revive 1090, those discussions have been with his son, Andres Bichara.  After being assured there would be no mention of 1090, Bernardo Bichara joined the show live.  The Scott and BR Show held true to their promise, with the 20 minute conversation sticking to sports.

Two weeks away from Kaplan’s target date of August 1st to have Scott and BR back on 1090, the live interview with Bernardo Bichara didn’t tell us if the two sides are closer to a deal, but it did tell us the two sides are closer in their friendship.   

In June, Kaplan traveled to Mexico to meet with the Bichara family in hopes of working toward making 1090 a sports radio station again.  After returning from Mexico, Kaplan spoke highly of the Bichara family and the prospect of having not only a business partnership with them, but also a friendship.  When hearing Bichara and Kaplan, it’s clear those feelings are mutual.  

“You do a great job and sports for many people is life and by bringing sports to them you bring life to them,” Bernardo told The Scott and BR Show.  “So keep on doing it, don’t hold back and keep on bringing life and happiness.”  The two ended their on-air conversation by exchanging a hug and kiss.

Since 1090 ceased operations in April, Kaplan has continued to host Scott & BR daily, broadcasting the show live on YouTube and TuneIn, also making it available for download on most podcast hosting platforms.  Kaplan has maintained his desire to reboot San Diego’s former sports leader as Team 1090.  

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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Andrew Fillipponi: Peter Burns Made ‘Innocuous Joke’ To Ben Watson

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

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The on-air spat between SEC Network host Peter Burns and analyst Ben Watson continues to be bandied about in sports media circles, with 93.7 The Fan hosts Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller discussing the topic Tuesday.

“I’m on Team Burns,” Fillipponi said.

“Forget who’s team you’re on,” Chris Mueller said. “I think you’ve do have to keep the wives and children out of this.”

“What are you talking about, keep the wives and out of it?!,” Fillipponi asked.

“Do we believe this is work or shoot here?,” Mueller wondered.

“Oh, I think this is real,” Fillpponi added, which Mueller agreed.

“Do you think a close fist from Ben Watson hit Peter Burns?,” Mueller asked.

“No, I think he picked him up by the lapels,” Fillipponi said.

When the subject of Watson’s religion was brought up, Fillipponi then pointed out the absurdity of the situation.

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

“I think he might have a shorter fuse and not taking in humor that Peter Burns was giving out,” Mueller said.

“It was an innocuous joke!,” Fillipponi stated. “It wasn’t a joke! Why is it in bad taste?”

Mueller then added the idea of Watson’s wife texting Burns insinuates there’s an inappropriate relationship.

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Craig Carton: Booger McFarland’s Zach Wilson Analysis ‘An Embarrasment’

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ESPN NFL analyst Booger McFarland raised eyebrows on Monday Night Countdown this week by saying New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has never been held accountable for his actions because he was a “young man who grew up with a lot of money”. WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton called out McFarland’s comments Tuesday as outlandish.

“It was an embarrasment,” Carton said. “Someone should ask Booger McFarland if his kids — who grew up with amazing wealth — have accountability in their lives or if having a little bit of money in your pocket immediately discounts the possibility to have accountability. He’s an idiot and we learned that last night.”

“It’s funny that Steve Young was on the other side of it,” Evan Roberts noted. “Because a long time ago, Steve Young criticized Chris Simms because he’s the son of a famous quarterback.”

“You don’t have to invent reasons for why Zach Wilson isn’t playing well,” added Carton. “Just watch his tape. He’s not playing well. Maybe he’s just not good!”

Carton later said NFL reporters “will try to make a name for themselves by putting out a story” about quarterbacks who take responsibility for their teams failures, while Wilson wouldn’t accept the blame.

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Greg Hill: Ben Watson, Peter Burns Drama Was A Bit

“Be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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Peter Burns and Ben Watson shared an awkward exchange during the halftime show of an SEC Network football game over the weekend, and many are still debating whether Watson walking off the set was serious or not. Count part of the cast of The Greg Hill Show on WEEI as doubters.

“That was a a bit,” Courtney Cox said. “That was absolutely a bit.”

“Yeah, unlike the Chris Rock/Will Smith thing, I assume that was a bit,” Hill said. “I can’t believe that Ben Watson is really angry about that.”

“I dunno, man. There’s been a lot of speculation that it isn’t,” Jermaine Wiggins added. “There are people who are very sensitive about you clowning on them or joking with them. Especially with joking about their wife. Some people can’t handle jokes like that.”

After a back-and-forth with Cox about the legitimacy of the joke, Wiggins concluded by saying for some folks family is off limits.

“I’ve learned something in my 47 years on this Earth: be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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