FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 28th, 2013
NBC SPORTS RADIO ADDS DONOVAN MCNABB AS MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR
Former Pro Bowl Quarterback Will Serve As a Weekly NFL Contributor
NEW YORK, NY, January 28, 2013 – Dial Global and the NBC Sports Group announced today that recently-retired NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb will join the NBC Sports Radio lineup as a contributor, starting Super Bowl week.
Six-time Pro Bowl quarterback McNabb, who established his storied career with the Philadelphia Eagles, will serve as an NFL lead analyst for NBC Sports Radio shows throughout the week and will also call in weekly to affiliated stations. He will be part of NBC Sports Radio’s lineup of programming features on Super Bowl Radio Row this week in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition, McNabb will play a big part in a soon-to-be-announced daily Monday-Friday talk show that will debut April 1, 2013, as the network expands its programming lineup.
As a player, Donovan McNabb posted one of the best records in the NFL, averaging 10 wins per season over his 13-year career. With McNabb under center, the Eagles went to the postseason eight times, won the NFC East Division five times, played in five NFC Championship Games, and had their first Super Bowl berth in 24 years. His 4,746 pass attempts, 2,801 completions, 32,873 passing yards, and 216 TD passes are franchise records. McNabb, a former Syracuse University football standout and basketball player, is also a key player off the field, where he is actively involved in community efforts through his Donovan McNabb Fund.
Donovan McNabb says, “As I continue to segue further into the broadcasting field, adding a radio relationship like Dial Global and NBC Sports Radio is the perfect next step. This platform allows me a weekly forum to communicate with fans on a personal basis and I’m excited for the opportunity.”
Chris Corcoran, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Dial Global, adds, “Adding a former star player like Donovan McNabb just adds another key ingredient to the exciting lineup we’re building with NBC Sports Radio. He brings a strong voice and a unique perspective, giving our affiliates, advertisers and listeners more great content. McNabb is another very exciting addition and we’re thrilled to have him on our team.”
Rob Simmelkjaer, Senior Vice President, NBC Sports Ventures and International, said, “Donovan’s vision and intelligence as a quarterback will translate into great insights as a commentator. I’m sure he will be a great listen.”
NBC Sports Radio launched its full weekend lineup of programming on January 5, 2013 and will expand to full 24/7 talk programming on April 1, 2103.
For more information on programming, please contact Dial Global at NBCSportsRadio@dialglobal.com.
About NBC Sports Radio
On September 4, 2012, the NBC Sports Group and Dial Global kicked off NBC Sports Radio, a joint venture offering sports talk programming to radio stations nationwide and distributed by Dial Global. Content includes hourly sports news updates, daily features and long-form shows. To listen live or to find a station, visit www.nbcsportsradio.com.
About Dial Global
Dial Global 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 www.dialglobal.com.