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ESPN 1000 Adds Weekend Show With Brian Hanley

“Beginning this weekend, Chicago sports fans will be able to hear Hanley, Saturdays from 9 – 10am as co-host of the newly launched ESPN 1000 Hockey Show, with Pat Boyle.”

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Longtime sports radio host formerly of 670 The Score, Brian Hanley is returning to the Chicago airwaves having joined rival station ESPN 1000 in a part-time role. 

After more than a quarter-century with The Score, Hanley’s contract was not renewed in July 2018. The Hanley half of Mully and Hanley was replaced by David Haugh on The Score’s popular weekday morning show. A year and a half later, the Chicago native is returning to radio with a Saturday show on Good Karma’s ESPN 1000.

Beginning this weekend, Chicago sports fans will be able to hear Hanley, Saturdays from 9 – 10am as co-host of the newly launched ESPN 1000 Hockey Show, with Pat Boyle. 

“The reaction I’ve gotten today has been great and as humbling as when I left the Score,” Hanley said according to Phil Rosenthal of The Chicago Tribune. “It’s remarkable how many people take time out to shoot you a congratulatory text or post something. … It’s overwhelming in a lot of respects. I can’t believe it’s been a year and a half (since leaving WSCR). Time has really flown.” 

After joining The Score in 1992, Hanley partnered with Mike Mulligan in 2005. The duo took over morning drive on the station in 2008 where they remained until Hanley’s exit 18 months ago. In addition to his radio career, Hanley also spent 25 years as a sportswriter for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1984-2010.

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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Cumulus Announces 790 The Score in Rhode Island is Officially On The Air

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 Will Make $700K Advance Ahead of Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher 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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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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