FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
DIAL GLOBAL and NBC SPORTS RADIO STACK THE DECK WITH MORE TALENT AS THEY PREPARE FOR SEPTEMBER 4 LAUNCH
NEW YORK, NY, August 28, 2012 – Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL) and NBC Sports Radio today announced the hiring of four sportscasters to round out its roster in time for the network’s launch on Tuesday, September 4. Former NFL pro Amani Toomer and radio veterans Eytan Shander, Dan Schwartzman and Kay Adams are joining the team as show hosts and update announcers.
Amani Toomer and Eytan Shander will host Amani and Eytan on NBC Sports Radio in the 10pm-1am ET timeslot, Monday-Friday; The Dan Schwartzman Show will air live Tuesday-Saturday between 1am-5am ET; Kay Adams will anchor the NBC Sports Radio national updates between 5pm-10pm ET, Monday-Friday, and she will also be appearing regularly on the previously announced The Erik Kuselias Show, Monday-Friday between 7pm-10pm ET.
Amani Toomer spent 13 years as a wide receiver for the NewYork Giants, retiring as the team’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards and winning a Super Bowl in 2008. His post-playing career as a sportscaster includes being a regular contributor to NBC SportsTalk on NBC Sports Network, SiriusXM NFL Radio, and MSG’s Varsity’s coverage of Friday Night Football.
Eytan Shander was most recently a national host and update anchor on Mad Dog Radio on SiriusXM. He’s also hosted radio shows and anchored updates in Philadelphia at WIP and WPEN, WWTN Nashville as well as other stops. Eytan was also the locker room correspondent for the Tennessee Titans post-game show during his time in Nashville.
Dan Schwartzman spent years hosting weekdays in Philadelphia on WPEN as well as most recently with ESPN Radio New York, among other stops.
Kay Adams hosts SiriusXM’s The Fantasy Drive and Livin’ the Fantasy. She also served as in-game host for the St. Louis Cardinals for two years.
Chris Corcoran, Executive Vice President, General Manager adds, “We are collecting some excellent young talent who are ready for the big stage in their careers. Not only are we adding a second Super Bowl Champ to our roster who has been training for this big moment, but we’re selecting talent that will make a big impact on a national level for our affiliates and our advertisers.”
Rob Simmelkjaer, Senior Vice President, NBC Sports Ventures and International, said, “As we work to build what we hope will be a winning team in sports radio, what better way to succeed than with than with another Super Bowl champion? We are thrilled to have Amani on board.”
Toomer is the second NBC Sports Radio sportscaster to have won a Super Bowl. Dial Global and NBC Sports Radio previously announced that Rodney Harrison, the three-time All-Pro and two-time Super Bowl champion, will host a two-hour weekend NFL talk show titled Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison to debut on the weekend of September 8.
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ABOUT NBCSPORTS RADIO
On June 11, 2012, theNBC Sports Group andDial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL) announced a partnership to create NBC Sports Radio. Programming will be distributed to radio stations nationwide by Dial Global. Content will include hourly sports news updates, daily features as well as long-form shows.
About Dial Global
Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL) Defines Great Moments in sports, news and entertainment through its radio networks which are heard by over 225 million listeners a week. As America’s leading provider and distributor of audio content to more than 8,500 radio stations nationwide, Dial Global produces over 200 news, sports, talk, music and entertainment programs, services and digital applications, jingles and imaging. For more information, visit http://www.dialglobal.com.