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Yanks Could Be Game Changer for ESPN Radio

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

ESPN started a new era in New York radio when it moved to FM yesterday morning with their 98.7 debut. They also turned 1050 into a Spanish speaking equivalent and renamed it ESPN Deportes. There is also a new lineup on the station. I don’t know if it’s possible for Terry Collins or Joe Girardi to shakeup their lineup as […]

Bobby V on ESPN 1050 Each Week, What Do You Think?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

In an interesting turn of media events, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has signed up for a weekly segment with Michael Kay on ESPN 1050. The news was broken by Daily News media columnist Bob Raissman. I have never heard of an out of town manager having a weekly segment on an opposing city’s station. In a way, […]

Have the Football Giants Overtaken the Yankees?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Our good friend on Twitter @ElieIsElite relayed a comment made my Mike Lupica today on ESPN 1050: “There’s nothing bigger in this area than Giants football; not the Yankees, not the Mets, not the Jets, nothing! nothing! nothing!” I am not sure I agree with this statement. Right now, the Giants clearly have overtaken the Yankees for […]

Link: Sports Media 2012 Stock Up Stock Down

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

In case you missed it, in addition to the New York baseball “Stock Up Stock Down” going into 2012, I also completed a media version over at Sports Media Watchdog. CLICK HERE to read who I personally think you should be paying attention to in the sports media landscape. There are also blog mentions as […]

Q&A With Brandon Tierney, New Host for 95.7 KBWF

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

It was reported the other day that former ESPN 1050 radio host Brandon Tierney would be joining former San Francisco 49er Eric Davis on SportsRadio 95.7 KBWF for the 2-6pm afternoon drive. It’s the radio home for the Oakland Athletics and the San Jose Sharks. BT, who also was on SNY’s WheelHouse, was one of my […]

Bullpen Mgt, Straw Stirring Frustrated Mets

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Yes, the Bronx is Burning is back and this time it’s playing at Citi Field. Check out David Waldstein’s NY Times column today and the report from the fans on Sunday night about a confrontation between Francisco Rodriguez and bullpen coach Randy Niemann. Francisco Rodriguez, and its bullpen coach, Randy Niemann, had to be separated […]

Mets Need Overhaul Not Band Aid Solutions

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Yesterday, Andrew Marchand of ESPN 1050 reported a scenario where Omar Minaya would be reassigned this offseason and John Ricco would become the GM and face of the franchise. The staff would mostly be kept intact and I assume Jerry Manuel would survive as well. This is not an acceptable situation moving forward. The Mets […]

Peterson: Mets Should Be Very Concerned About Santana

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Brandon Tierney had former Mets pitching coach on his show today and reported this via his twitter Former Mets-pitching coach Rick Peterson moments ago on “The Brandon Tierney Show:” The Mets should be “very concerned” with Johan Santana. I didn’t have a chance to listen to this, but will download the podcast later today. Jon […]