NBC Sports Radio Adds 'Voices Of The Game With Newy Scruggs' For Middays
March 18, 2013 at 3:58 AM (PT)
Another piece of the puzzle of NBC SPORTS RADIO's schedule for its APRIL 1st 24/7 debut is the addition of a midday show with weekender and longtime DALLAS and LOS ANGELES sports host and anchor NEWY SCRUGGS. SCRUGGS will be joined by a different co-host for the second hour of his show each weekday for "VOICES OF THE GAME WITH NEWY SCRUGGS," airing noon-3p (ET).
SCRUGGS' co-hosts will be YAHOO! SPORTS columnist ADRIAN WOJNAROWSKI on MONDAYS, retired ATLANTA BRAVES third baseman CHIPPER JONES on TUESDAYS, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's CHRIS MANNIX on WEDNESDAYS, former NEW YORK METS and BOSTON RED SOX manager and ESPN analyst BOBBY VALENTINE on THURSDAYS, and former ORLANDO MAGIC coach STAN VAN GUNDY on FRIDAYS.
SCRUGGS, presently at NBC O&O KXAS-TV (NBC5)/DALLAS-FT. WORTH, said, “I am excited to bring NBC SPORTS RADIO listeners into daily conversations with some of the most honest, opinionated, and in-the-know people in American sports. I want our listeners to feel like they are sitting at their favorite watering hole getting the inside scoop on the biggest topics and sports opinions of the day."
DIAL GLOBAL EVP/GM CHRIS CORCORAN said, “Hands down, 'VOICES OF THE GAME' is going to be special. Not only is NEWY one of the smartest and most reputable personalities around, but our unmatched and incredible daily guest hosts are going to deliver such a unique and informative show for affiliates, listeners and advertisers.”
ROB SIMMELKJAER, SVP, NBC SPORTS VENTURES, added, “We have put together a unique roster of opinionated journalists, respected and outspoken former coaches, and a future Hall of Fame player to team with Newy on a show that will provide listeners with something different every day. As we begin our 24/7 coverage on APRIL 1, they provide credible and relevant voices during midday, which will lead nicely into our recently-announced ‘UNDER CENTER WITH MCNABB AND MALONE.’”