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JR Jackson Joins CBS Sports Radio Lineup

“According to Jackson, he’ll host the CBS Sports Radio show from Atlanta, where he’ll continue contributing to V-103 and 92.9 The Game.”

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CBS Sports Radio is ready to debut their new 10pm – 2am ET show. Beginning Monday, March 23, JR Jackson will take over the national timeslot that’s been open since Scott Ferrall left in January.

Entercom’s national network of sports radio stations has used a variety of fill-in hosts since Ferrall’s exit, including Andy Gresh, Robin Lundberg, Alex Reimer, Julie Stewart Binks, Carrington Harrison and more.

Jackson’s background is uniquely impressive, contributing to multiple media platforms over the last decade, but the new CBS Sports Radio host is most well-known for building his own brand, JRSportBrief. His video sports blog has generated over 80 million views and 100,000 subscribers on YouTube. 

“THANK YOU to everyone who’s ever watched, listened, agreed, or disagreed with me as I’ve grown JRSportBrief,” Jackson wrote on Instagram. “It has NOT been easy. Keep ahead towards your goals and dreams and make every stumble, impediment, and mistake a stepping stone towards greater heights.”

Jackson joins CBS Sports Radio having already been part of the Entercom family. He hosts weekday mornings from 6 – 10am on V-103 in Atlanta, also contributing to sister station 92.9 The Game. According to Jackson, he’ll host the CBS Sports Radio show from Atlanta, where he’ll continue contributing to V-103 and 92.9 The Game. During his career, the Bronx native has also been heard as a part-time host on New York’s WFAN, among his other gigs. 

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Mike Rhyner Leads 97.1 the Freak For Its Debut in Dallas

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

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Ben Torres / Special Contributor Dallas Morning News

The dawn of a new sports radio signal in Dallas has come and who else to be the first voice you hear, but the Old Grey Wolf Mike Rhyner.

97.1 the Eagle stopped their regular programming late Monday morning and began stunting, the technique radio stations use to separate listeners from old programming into new programming. They began by playing songs with the word “freak” in them then went into a continuous loop of “The Waiting is the Hardest Part” by Tom Petty until 3p CT. Then, a voiceover detailing the Eagle’s history transitioned into the voice that Dallas-Forth Worth residents have gotten to know so well, Mike Rhyner.

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

He would go on to relive his final moments at The Ticket in Dallas. He said he was getting his “head around being a Paw Paw” before getting a call from Ben Rogers of the Ben and Skin Show and thus an idea for The Freak began to take shape.

After that, the show’s intro music played and Rhyner welcomed in Mike Sirois and before you knew it, the guys were wondering about a quarterback controversy in Dallas. 97.1 The Freak is off and running.

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Howie Rose Plans to Travel for Mets Postseason Games

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose said.

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Howie Rose has cut back on his travel schedule as the radio voice of the New York Mets in 2022, but he says that no place is off limits during the playoffs.

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose told Newsday. “A lot of this was designed to make sure that I had enough reserve to be able to handle anything that comes up in terms of road trips.”

Rose, 68, readies for what is likely to be a Wild Card series start to the playoffs and because of their Wild Card status, a win there could mean a trip to Los Angeles for the National League Divisional Series.

“It’s not exactly like managing Edwin Diaz’s innings, but I think that doing the number of games that I have and more to the point, being able to take the breaks that I have, has enabled me to approach the postseason with a clear mind and the full-speed-ahead attitude that you need to have.”

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Jake Chapman Named Orlando Magic Radio Play-By-Play Voice

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Jake Chapman has been introduced as the new radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

Chapman is beginning his 10th overall season with the franchise. He has previously served as the pre-game and post-game host for the team, as well as the radio producer. He joined the club as in intern in 2006 before becoming a producer in 2009. He then joined the Detroit Pistons Radio Network in 2014 to become its pre-game and post-game host as well as executive producer. He later joined 92.3 The Fan and the Cleveland Browns Radio Network as a producer. He returned to the Magic in 2019.

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Brandon Kravitz will serve as co-host for pregame, halftime and postgame. The network pregame show, Magic Tonight, will hit the air 30 minutes prior to tip-off. Magic Tonight is scheduled to premiere on October 11.

96.9 The Game is the radio flagship of the Magic Radio Network.

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