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Craig Carton Wants To Know Why Marcus Stroman Called Boomer & Gio Racist

“Carton noted that it’s not his fight to fight in terms of any issues with the morning show, but he would like to spread a message of positivity and love alongside the Mets pitcher.”

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New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman has spoken out against WFAN on multiple occasions in recent months. In the latest occurrence, Stroman responded to a tweet about WFAN’s morning show, where he claimed they’re “pushing a racist agenda,” but context wasn’t provided.

It caught the attention of host Craig Carton, who reached out on Twitter and on-air during his Wednesday afternoon show with Evan Roberts, hoping to have a conversation with Stroman. 

“Calling people racists whom you have never met and know nothing about isn’t a showing of LOVE – its a perpetuation of blind and uninformed bigotry – the very kind u speak so eloquently against. Lets work together hand in hand -to help put end to such nonsense. DM me when ready,” Carton wrote in response to Stroman. 

Carton noted that it’s not his fight to fight in terms of any issues with the morning show, but he would like to spread a message of positivity and love alongside the Mets pitcher. Stroman’s social media feed is regularly filled with upbeat and encouraging vibes.

“Ever since I got out of prison, one of my big life changes is empathy for others and being as positive as I can possibly be,” Carton said Wednesday. “I don’t know what Marcus Stroman’s life has been like, I have no idea, I’d like to learn.” 

So far, Stroman hasn’t publicly responded to Carton. Stroman has made just 12 starts in his career as a New York Mets pitcher. But a local Long Islander combined with his energy, confidence and charisma, Stroman quickly emerged as a fan favorite.

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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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