NBC Sports Radio Launches Today
September 4, 2012 at 4:35 AM (PT)
NBC SPORTS RADIO launches TODAY (9/4) with an affiliate roster of 178 stations. The network is offering three long-form weekday shows, ERIK KUSELIAS 7-10p (ET), AMANI TOOMER and EYTAN SHANDER 10p-1a (ET), and DAN SCHWARTZMAN 1-5a (ET), plus "SAFETY BLITZ WITH RODNEY HARRISON" on weekends and 24/7 updates anchored by JON STASHOWER, KAY ADAMS and DAN SCHWARTZMAN.
Among the charter affiliates are BLACKSTRAP BROADCASTING Talk-brokered-Sports WWZN-A/BOSTON (taking the entire array of NBC SPORTS RADIO offerings), BLOOMBERG News WBBR-A/NEW YORK, CLEAR CHANNEL Sports KFXN (KFAN)/MINNEAPOLIS, BCA Sports XEPRS-A (XX 1090)/SAN DIEGO, FLINN Sports WHBQ-A/MEMPHIS (taking all weekday shows), LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA Sports KEPN-A (1600 THE ZONE)/DENVER (taking AMANI AND EYTAN), GENESIS Sports WHOO-A/ORLANDO and WHBO-A/TAMPA (taking all weekday shows), JAMES CRYSTAL RADIO Sports WMEN-A (640 SPORTS)/WEST PALM BEACH (taking all weekday shows),
EVP/GM CHRIS CORCORAN said, “This is a great day in sports radio and we’re proud to have 178 affiliates share it with us. Our main goal from day one has been to deliver great content for radio stations and we are excited to finally hit the field and play. ”
NBC SPORTS VENTURES AND INTERNATIONAL SVP ROB SIMMELKJAER added, "We couldn't be more excited to launch the newest platform in the NBC SPORTS GROUP family. With 178 affiliates on board at launch and a great starting talent lineup, the sky is the limit for NBC SPORTS RADIO."