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The Musers Learn On Air That They Won A Marconi

“The Ticket is up for a Marconi. I don’t know how,” McDowell joked.

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Dan McDowell and Jake Kemp couldn’t resist the chance to celebrate on air. The hosts of The Ticket’s Hang Zone aired the Marconi Award announcements for Sports Station and Major Market Personality of the Year live on air.

“The Ticket is up for a Marconi. I don’t know how,” McDowell joked.

They were also joined by George Dunham of The Musers, who predicted that it would be a big day for the station.

Sports Station of the Year was the first of the two awards handed out. The Hang Zone hosts celebrated in studio with shouts of joy and the chorus of McFadden & Whitehead’s “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” blaring. They were disappinted by the lack of fanfare from the actual Marconi celebration.

“That was the one. That was the one we wanted right there,” Dunham said, emphasizing that the whole station deserved to win. Then, he correctly predicted that The Musers would walk away victorious too.

“We’ve lost six other times for personality of the year. I think the seventh time is the charm. This is going to be our year.”

The music and cheering resumed once the Marconi awards officially announced that the Musers were the Major Market Personalities of The Year. Gordon Keith was also welcomed to the show, although he had no idea that the station had won anything.

“Well thank you, first of all Dan, for giving me this forum to speak,” Keith said as he came on air. “Now did The Ticket win or did the Musers win?”

Hawkeye in the Morning on New Country 96.3 in the market was also nominated. McDowell told Dunham that this was his first chance to be “an obnoxious a-hole” and rub it in Hawkeye’s face.

Hawkeye noted that it was a two-loss day for him. After congratulating The Musers, he revealed that the CMA Awards had already called to tell him that he was not winning their radio personality of the year award either.

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Jonathan Peterlin Takes Over Night Show On 92.3 The Fan

“”Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.””

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92.3 The Fan in Cleveland now has a permanent host for its nightly show in Jonathan Peterlin.

Peterlin wrote in a post for the Audacy station’s website on Tuesday that his show will be called Overtime with Jonathan Peterlin and will air each night starting at 7 p.m.

“This is a dream job,” he said. “Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.”

Peterlin had been the afternoon update anchor at 92.3 The Fan since 2016, even hosting on weekends and on a fill-in basis. Prior to that, he spent three years in a similar role at Yahoo Sports Radio.

He wrote that listeners in Cleveland will not need an introduction or reintroduction to who he is.

“You know me and I know you,” he said. “We’ve spent the past nearly 7 years getting to know each other on a daily basis…We were there for each other. Along the way I hope that I’ve earned your trust. Through the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs.”

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Layoffs Hit Pro Football Focus

“The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.”

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Pro Football Focus has laid off 16 employees, according to a report from Front Office Sports.

The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.

The company, which Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth owns a majority, still employs just over 200 people.

NFL reporter Doug Kyed was among the layoffs. Kyed had been at PFF since July 2021.

Additionally, 11 interns were also let go.

While PFF remains popular and profitable from a football analytics perspective, there had been a shift since the Silver Lake investment into attracting more sports betting and fantasy football customers. The FOS report indicated a chunk of the $50 million funding was used to develop an iPhone app.

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Laurence Holmes: Tim Jenkins Twitter Beef With Mike North Proves The Score Has Gotten Smarter

“Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

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Former NFL quarterback Tim Jenkins had an interesting back and forth on Twitter with former 670 The Score host Mike North over Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Jenkins broke down a piece of film from Chicago’s game against Green Bay on Sunday, saying he didn’t agree with the notion that Fields doesn’t go through his progressions and is more of a runner.

North disagreed, saying wide receiver Dante Pettis was wide open on that particular play, and that Fields missed him.

Jenkins responded, saying North’s take was “not intellectually honest.”

In his weekly appearance on Bernstein & Holmes on The Score, Jenkins talked about the exchange not knowing North’s connection to the station.

“There’s a radio guy up there, Mike North, he was real mad,” Jenkins said. “And I tried to handle it gently because like listen, the first thing in his bio was he was born in 1952. And if my grand-pappy is on Twitter roasting somebody, I hope to handle them gently. And I tried to.”

Host Laurence Holmes said it was truly a meta moment for their show and the station. He talked about how having access to a guy like Jenkins is a sign the station, like many others have done across the country, have grown with the game.

“It speaks to the evolution of this radio station,” Holmes said. “Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

The discussion turned to the evolution of the quarterback position in the NFL, and Holmes noted that there are some who just don’t recognize that the game has changed and called for a quarterback to be able to throw accurately but pick up yards and keep plays going with their legs.

“I’m here for the nuance, but people continue to ignore what is a trend,” Holmes said. “And I don’t mean that as a pejorative. The trend in the NFL is dual-threat quarterbacks. Look up and down the rosters.”

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