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Jersey Sports Rant Debuts Monday

New Jersey-centric sports talk is coming to MyCentralJersey.com.

Gannett is launching the Jersey Sports Rant with Joey Wahler this Monday. The fast-paced and interactive online video show, which aims to fill the void left by New York- and Philadelphia-based sports talk, will stream live Monday through Thursday from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

A nine-time New York Emmy Award nominee and veteran voice on WFAN and CBS Sports Radio in New York, Wahler notes that Garden State sports topics rarely are discussed in the current sports talk landscape and reaction to the new venture has been positive.

“New Jerseyans feel they’ll finally have a sports talk show to call their own,” Wahler said. “From fans I’ve spoken to, to those working and competing in the state’s sports community, people are looking forward to being part of it.”

This show will shine the spotlight on Garden State-based sports franchises, like Rutgers football and the New Jersey Devils, as well as other professional, collegiate and high school topics from around the state.

Wahler will be the on-camera host, leading the festivities from the heart of the new Asbury Park Press newsroom in Neptune.

“Sure, we’ll cover the pros and major college sports,” Wahler said. “But no college, or high school, or sport is too small if there’s a compelling story there. And while we’re broadcasting from the Asbury Park Press, we’re striving to have state-wide appeal.”

Guests will include athletes, coaches and personalities from throughout the New Jersey sports scene, as well as Gannett’s sports reporters from its six state newspapers. Guests will appear in-person and by phone, while Wahler will interact live with the audience.

Fans can post questions and comments using a live chat box on the screen during the show, and can post remarks on Twitter and in the chat using #JSRant.

For more on this story visit My Central Jersey where it was originally published

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