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Boomer and Gio: Amazon Prime Video Worked Fine At Home, Horrible at Bar

Giannotti then noted he went to a bar to watch the first half of the game, but noted as soon as the pregame began, the splitter being used by the bar to stream to multiple TVs no longer worked.

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The first Thursday Night Football broadcast streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video last night, with differing experiences for viewers. Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti of WFAN’s Boomer & Gio had a unique experience watching the first stream.

“Just looking at social media last night, it didn’t look like there were so many people that were totally turned off by this,” Giannotti said. “That they weren’t watching or had issues and couldn’t find it or whatever else. I think that — for the most part — people knew it was on Amazon and you didn’t have that like complete screaming from the top of the mountain by sports fans when you had our first Facebook Live Mets game or our first AppleTV Yankees game or Peacock Yankees game at 11:30 and people had no idea. It felt like — because it’s been such a big deal and we’ve talked about it so much — that everybody knew where to find the game.”

Giannotti, who has previously said the NFL and Amazon will spin the ratings numbers to make the venture look like a success, then noted he went to a bar to watch the first half of the game, but noted as soon as the pregame began, the splitter being used by the bar to stream to multiple TVs no longer worked.

“So then, they had to sign in to every television in there with somebody else’s Amazon account. And guess what happens then? They’re not all in sync! So one TV is five seconds ahead of the other one. Another TV is 20 seconds behind the other one. And they weren’t in sync for whatever reason.”

“I had it on my iPad,” Esiason said. “So I was wifi-ing on my iPad. No problem on my Amazon Prime app. And then when the Met game ended, I switched my TV over to AppleTV and put it on Prime Video on my TV and I had them both going at the same time. And my TV was ahead of my iPad.”

“That’s a problem for bars,” Giannotti added.

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Mike Rhyner Introduces Dallas to 97.1 The Freak

“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 the station’s first voice to be heard belongs to the ”Old Grey Wolf” Mike Rhyner.

97.1 the Eagle stopped regular programming late Monday morning and began stunting, a technique radio stations use to separate listeners from old programming and prepare them for new content. The station began by playing songs with the word “freak” in them before transitioning 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 switched 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 with a lineup that includes “The Speakeasy,” with Jeff Cavanaugh, Kevin “KT’ Turner, Julie Dobbs, and Matt Cather in mornings (7-11am), “Ben & Skin Show” in middays (11am-3pm) and “The Downbeat” in afternoons (3p-7p) featuring Mike Rhyner alongside Mike Sirois and Michael “Grubes” Gruber.

“We’re beyond excited to introduce 97-1 the Freak – the level of talent is insurmountable, and we’re thrilled for the opportunity to further connect with Dallas Fort Worth,” Patrick Davis, Regional Senior Vice President of Programming Dallas, shared in an announcement.

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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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