Since Monday, 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia has been teasing a major announcement. Today, the station delivered.
On the temporarily-titled, The Afternoon Show, host Tyrone Johnson opened the segment by wasting no time and announced that he would be “removing the interim title” from his name, He would be the new host of The Fanatic’s afternoon show.
But, he “would not be alone”. He also announced that he would be joined by Hunter Brody and former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Ricky Bottalico. Jennifer Scordo would also continue with the show as the program’s producer.
Johnson also revealed there would be a brand new name for the show too, The Best Show Ever. Why the name?
“I have always said that this city has the best fans ever,” said Johnson, “why not do the best show ever?”
Johnson also said that the show would continue to simulcast on NBC Sports Philadelphia and would officially begin on August 1.
The Fanatic’s Program Director, Chuck D’Amico released a statement on the station’s website:
“Many years of experience on the air, on the field, and in the stands all come together to create this unique sounding ensemble show. Featuring host Tyrone Johnson – a 20 year broadcasting professional, Ricky Bottalico – a former 11-year Major League Baseball relief pitcher, Hunter Brody – a new age, digital sports-media influencer, and Jennifer Scordo – a seasoned major market radio pro and air talent. This eclectic and diverse group of passionate, knowledgeable, and fun Philadelphia Sports experts bring you a show that truly offers something for every fan.”
The Fanatic had been without a regular afternoon show since Mike Missanelli exited the show and station in May.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.