FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
NBC SPORTS RADIO ANNOUNCES AROUND-THE-CLOCK WEEKEND PROGRAMMING AND WEEKEND TALENT LINEUP
|NEW YORK, NY, December 18, 2012 – Dial Global and the NBC Sports Group are proud to roll out the live debut of NBC Sports Radio Weekends, a new full, 48 hour weekend programming block that launches on Saturday, January 5th, 2013.In addition to the already launched Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison airing on weekends, NBC Sports Radio has added a full weekend lineup of veteran personalities, which includes Brian Webber of NFL Network’s NFL AM morning show, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports, and Clay Travis, NBC Sports contributor and owner/contributor of OutKicktheCoverage.com. Also suiting up for the NBC Sports Radio Weekends team — Newy Scruggs, Sports Director and on-air personality at NBC-5 Dallas/Ft. Worth and formerly of 105.3 The Fan, Dallas, Jason Page, recently withESPN Radio New York, among other stops, and Anita Marks, part ofthe New York Giants TV/Radio broadcast team and formerly of SportsRadio 105.7 The Fan, Baltimore. Plus, NBC Sports Radio update anchor Jon Stashower, formerly of ESPN Radio, adds a Sunday morning show and NBC Sports’ Rob Simmelkjaer will also host a weekend show, adding to his on-air television duties, which have included the Olympics, MSNBC and MLS.NBC Sports Radio weekend programming will also include contributions from NBC Sports television commentators Hines Ward, Stan Van Gundy, Rodney Harrison, Michelle Beadle, Amani Toomer, Doug Flutie and other marquee personalities.The NBC Sports Radio weekend programming schedule plays out below.
The NBC Sports Radio current roster includes —
NBC Sports Radio will launch the rest of its weekday 6am – 7pm lineup on Monday, April 1st, 2013, to tie in with the excitement of Dial Global Sports’ exclusive NCAA Tournament coverage and preparation for The Final Four®.
Chris Corcoran, Executive Vice President, General Manager adds, “We’re excited to deliver great weekend hosts as well as contributions from some of the top names in sports to our affiliates and advertisers. Our weekend lineup offers excellent talent and content that will deliver a fresh and engaging sound”.
Princell Hair, Senior Vice President, News and Talent, NBC Sports & Olympics, said, “As NBC Sports Radio continues to grow its programming, which now includes 24-7 weekend coverage, we are pleased to offer listeners a diverse portfolio of compelling radio voices, with expertise ranging from the NFL to general news to sports business.”
For more information on programming, please contact Dial Global at NBCSportsRadio@dialglobal.com.
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On September 4, 2012, theNBC Sports Group andDial 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.
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