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By Milton Kent | March 20, 1997
Sports talk show hosts with brains (and that could narrow the field considerably) are casting an interested eye on a matter in Philadelphia that has potentially serious ramifications for anyone behind a microphone.The Flyers have filed a libel suit against WIP-AM, the team's radio carrier and an all-sports station, to boot, for broadcasting a story that star center Eric Lindros missed a recent game because he was hung over. Lindros and the team vigorously deny the story, and say the station acted irresponsibly in airing it.It's not the first time the station and the team have crossed swords over allegedly erroneous reports.
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By Tony Glaros | December 10, 2013
In the upside-down world of radio and TV, where careers come and go like chunks of ice in pre-Christmas storms, Adam Vorce is making his mark. And he is doing it the old-fashioned way, by wearing out shoe leather, by developing contacts, by staying positive. The North Laurel resident, a 22-year-old student in TV and radio at Howard Community College, is an eager, fresh-faced sports junkie who can rattle off box scores and factoids like nobody's business. With a goal of a career as a sportscaster, he knows that getting your foot in the door means paying your dues, sacrificing your time and energy and making a name for yourself in a field that's rife with competition.
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By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,Contributing Writer | August 7, 1994
He is asked to comment on the same topics any Baltimore sports talk show host would be."Should Mike Devereaux be benched?""Should Johnny Oates be fired?""Who's to blame for the impending baseball strike?"What sets this co-host apart from others, however, is that he lives with the Orioles' star pitcher.In fact, he's the pitcher's brother. Mark Mussina, younger brother of Orioles right-hander Mike Mussina, can be heard weeknights from 6 to 8 as Nestor Aparicio's sidekick on Sports Forum on WWLG (1360 AM)
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2013
At 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Baltimore will have a new sports radio talk lineup on WJZ-AM (1300) with the launch of CBS Sports radio at that frequency on the dial. The CBS-owned station will run 24/7 with syndicated talk, while its sister station, 105.7 The Fan, will continue with its locally produced and hosted lineup of sports talk. Chris Oliviero, senior vice president of CBS Radio, says Baltimore is one of the cities where his network has both an AM and an FM sports-talk station, and that it could be a model for the future of CBS Sports Radio.
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By MILTON KENT | August 16, 1995
The Baltimore sports talk landscape -- never as active historically as other big cities -- absorbed some rather large changes in the past year, what with Jeff Rimer's departure from WBAL (1090 AM) and the naming of Josh Lewin as his replacement, as well as Stan "The Fan" Charles' move to WWLG (1360 AM).WWLG, which already had Nestor Aparicio as a host, also moved to strengthen its sports hand with the introduction of a new nightly show, starring longtime Baltimore radio veteran Ted Patterson and Spiro Morekas.
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By RAY FRAGER | December 20, 1991
"Change donor film," the fax machine commanded.I looked around -- no one to help. It was just me and the machine. Mano a machino.I called the number on the machine -- no guy came flying through the window, as in those commercials -- and somebody talked me through it. I slammed the lid down. The machine hummed and spit out a sheet of paper. I had done it.Sure, my Evening Sun colleague, Phil Jackman, may be the TV Repairman, but I'm the Fax Repairman -- a high-tech guy for high-tech times. And because the fax is humming again, the sports department is reconnected to the outside world, from whence come these radio and television tidbits:* You talk too much: It wasn't so long ago that Baltimore had but one sports talk show, two hours a night.
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November 7, 2008
H ey, Mark, I don't think the Orioles should trade Brian Roberts ... Mr. Flip enjoys radio. After all, a guy who wears a bag on his head is just made for the medium. He listens to sports talk radio. He likes it almost as much as those A to Z weekends they used to have on music stations (ABBA to ZZ Top!). However, he doubts we have enough sports in Baltimore to fill the air without a lot of the same talk hour after hour. Bob, I'm really impressed with how Cam Cameron is bringing along Joe Flacco ... Even before this week's move that morphed 105.7 FM into The Fan, with basically an all-sports lineup of local talk hosts, how many times did you hear somebody call in to one of the shows and start by saying, "I haven't heard anybody bring this up yet ... " followed by something that you had heard 20 times in the past two days?
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By KEVIN VAN VALKENBURG | November 7, 2008
I've recently come to understand that sports talk radio is like a bad drug for me. I know it leaves me feeling empty and angry most of the time, but it's addictive. And try as I might, I can't shake the habit. I keep chasing that artificial high. Unlike Mr. Flip, I do think changing the format for 105.7 FM to sports talk can work. We might be reaching the point of oversaturation, but if McDonald's, iTunes, eBay and Amazon have taught us anything, it's that the public appreciates having more choices, not fewer.
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July 7, 2008
Cycling Tour de France 8:30 a.m. [Versus] If you watch them riding their bikes, does that count as exercise? Maybe if you eat an energy bar during the coverage? (And don't worry, Mr. Flip does not own a pair of bike shorts.) Sports talk Around the Horn 5 p.m. [ESPN] If they were really firing the ball to one another as in true around the horn, Mr. Flip is guessing that somebody might throw one at Jay Mariotti's head. Sports talk Pardon the Interruption 5:30 p.m. [ESPN] Ever notice how neither one of these guys ever actually says "pardon" when he interrupts the other?
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August 7, 1994
FEMALE FANSEditor: I enjoyed your feature story about the popularity of dTC sports talk on Baltimore-area radio stations by Tim Warren ["On the Air, Everywhere," June 26]. However, as one female listener (and caller) to all of these shows, I was not happy about the remark made by one talk sports show host who stated "women sit around and discuss their soap operas while men talk about sports."I would like to enlighten your readers that there are quite a few of us women out there who would rather get Rafael Palmeiro's autograph than Luke Perry's, who know the Orioles' batting order and their current stats, and can hold their own on the radio with Jeff Rimer, Rex Barney, Stan the Fan and Nasty Nestor.
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November 29, 2012
Steelers @ Ravens preview chat with the PG's Jerry Micco & Ron Fritz of the Baltimore Sun
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The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2012
Aaron Wilson: This is a serious setback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger is the heart and soul of this football team, the escape artist who makes Houdini-like moves to extend plays and deliver the football down the field. He's tough, smart and talented. With unconfirmed reports out now that the quarterback has a separated throwing shoulder and is likely out for Sunday's game against the Ravens and possibly longer, this changes the equation dramatically for the Steelers heading into this AFC North showdown.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2012
Some radio changes over the weekend... Michael Eric Dyson has left his NPR show that's produced at Morgan State University, and the production will go off the air altogether at the end of the month. For the next three weeks, guest hosts will fill in on "The Michael Eric Dyson Show," according to Richard Prince's "Journal-isms" blog. Read it here . Dyson, a prominent social critic and Georgetown University professor, has been hosting the interview and talk show produced for NPR by Morgan State University's radio station on a grant of $505,000 from the Corporation for Public broadcasting.
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November 30, 2011
Chat with Kevin Cowherd, Mike Preston & Peter Schmuck
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By Jill Rosen and Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2011
After a nationally televised victory, one imagines the Terps spending the next day basking in glory. Not waiting for a call from "What Not to Wear. " But as the University of Maryland football team hit the field for their season opener against the Miami Hurricanes, the blogosphere erupted in what might have been a first for a collegiate sporting event: More catty clothes talk than you'd hear on Seventh Avenue. Football met fashion Monday night - and it wasn't pretty.
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By David Zurawik and Z on TV | July 2, 2011
Media WVIE changes format, drops local sports talk Three local sports talk show hosts — Stan "The Fan" Charles , Jerry Coleman and Rob Long — are without a home at radio station WVIE (1370AM) as of Friday morning, when the station started moving to a mainly network news-talk format. The official move to news-talk won't come until Monday, when the station goes to 12-hours-a-day, Monday-through-Friday programming from America's Radio News, a news service that is carried on more than 100 stations nationally.
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By Milton Kent | November 10, 1999
While Charm City pats itself on the community back over the Ravens' flogging of Cleveland, Baltimore has fallen behind, of all places, Fresno, Calif., in an important category.Believe it or not, there are more sports talk radio stations in the raisin capital of the world (two) than in the Queen City of the Patapsco River drainage basin (zero), and one of Mayor-elect Martin O'Malley's first duties when he is sworn in next month is to rectify this situation.All right, so the new mayor has a few more important things to worry about, and it isn't as if there isn't good sports talk around.
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By KEVIN VAN VALKENBURG | March 26, 2008
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama called in recently to a Philadelphia sports talk radio station in hopes of appealing to voters before the Pennsylvania primary. It was interesting because Obama and the radio hosts, Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti, didn't talk about sports at all, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Personally, I like politics and follow it regularly. It's as entertaining as sports, and often, it's as superficial. But I'm not sure I'd be thrilled if I were a Phillies fan interested in discussing whether Cole Hamels can stay healthy for a full year, and I tuned in to my favorite radio station only to have to sit through a half-hour of what amounted to a political endorsement.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2011
Three local sports talk show hosts -- Stan "The Fan" Charles, Jerry Coleman and Rob Long -- will be without a home at radio station WVIE (1370 AM) as of Friday morning when the station starts moving to a mainly network news/talk format. The official move by V-1370 to news/talk won't come until July 4th when it goes to 12-hours-a-day Monday-through-Friday programming from America's Radio News, a news service based out of Alexandria, Va., that is carried on more than 100 stations nationally.
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By Matt Vensel | June 10, 2011
Judging by the comments on David Zurawik’s posts about Mark Viviano leaving 105.7 The Fan , sports fans in Baltimore are almost as passionate about the broadcasters who cover their hometown teams as they are about the actual teams themselves. Every Baltimore broadcaster who has been in front of the camera or behind the microphone has had his or her fair share of loyal supporters -- yes, even Anita Marks. It seems as though many of you were fond of Viviano, who left his morning show at The Fan after more than six years because he needed a break from working two jobs (he is still the sports director at WJZ)
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