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Carman and Lima Recall When Radio Hosts Weren’t Able To Be Authentic On Air

“Ken Carman mentioned that at multiple points in his career, he was told to rip callers occasionally.”

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Ken Carman and Anthony Lima were left feeling introspective after listening to Dan Le Batard and his crew recap Dan’s relationship with the late Hank Goldberg.

Carman acknowledged that he has never been a regular listener to Dan Le Batard, so he did not know what to expect. He was unaware of just how bad the relationship was between the two Miami radio hosts.

“I’m hearing a very successful group of people just eviscerate a guy who was a very successful man in Florida,” Carman said on the duo’s Emerging Podcast Scene on Thursday.

He said that Le Batard’s and Stugotz’s comments made him consider some of what radio used to be and the way he was told to act when he first got into the business. He wondered how many of his radio colleagues would surprise him by having negative things to say about their time working together.

“I came up doing the grunt stuff in radio and so I hear that and I just never want to be that guy.”

Ken Carman mentioned that at multiple points in his career, he was told to rip callers occasionally. He said that the first time he did that on his own night show, he felt bad about it because he knew he didn’t mean anything he was saying.

He also mentioned that when he was on air in Akron as a third mic, he was told that was his role. He was supposed to be the show’s jerk, but it was a persona he could only keep up for about three weeks.

Carman’s goal was always to host his own sports talk show in Cleveland. He knew that if that ever came to fruition, the listeners would not recognize the real him.

Some of the clips of Hank Goldberg that were played on The Dan Le Batard Show left Carman in shock. He described one clip as “deplorable”.

Anthony Lima said that he grew up loving what he called “mean radio,” mentioning shows like Howard Stern and Opie & Anthony. However, he noted that he wondered how many of his favorite hosts in that genre were actually jerks.

“I just wonder in the old radio world, where it was the wild, wild West, and there were ratings wars, vicious ratings wars back in the day when the ratings weren’t even accurate, do you think one thing birthed the next?” he asked Carman. “Do you think the theater that people wanted to hear ended up creating this personality that didn’t exist?”

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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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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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