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Teddy Heffner Resurfaces At Fox Sports 1400 In Columbia

“The move across town keeps Heffner’s iconic 51-year sports journalism career going.”

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Just two weeks after announcing his South Carolina radio show was coming to an end, Teddy Heffner already found his next stop. Beginning Feb. 10, Heffner will be joining iHeartMedia’s WCOS-AM/FOX Sports 1400 for a revival of his weekday sports show.

The move across town keeps Heffner’s iconic 51-year sports journalism career going. For the last five years, Talking Sports with Teddy Heffner graced the South Carolina airwaves via Glory Communications owned WGCV, an Urban Gospel radio station. After WGVC flipped formats Feb. 1, it left Heffner searching for his next stop, something he wasn’t sure would be easy at the age of 68. 

When announcing his tenure with WGVC was coming to an end, Heffner said “no one wants to hire someone my age.” But less than two weeks later, he already found his next gig, hosting weekdays on FOX Sports 1400 from 9am – noon.

Heffner’s sports media career began as a journalist for The State newspaper a half-century ago, transitioning to radio about 20 years later. Prior to joining WGCV in 2015, Heffner had a long tenure on SportsRadio560 The Team until the station flipped formats. 

Talking Sports was always an underdog against Columbia’s radio powerhouse 107.5 The Game, but Heffner’s show still always found a way to connect with listeners. That connection proved to be true as fans shared their disappointment in Heffner’s show coming to an end, but it won’t be for long as the radio host returns to the airwaves next week.

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

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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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