Under The Radar Sports Radio News From Six Cities

  • Capitol Broadcasting in Raleigh is now offering streaming video of its on-air shows. The station says 99.9 The Fan and Buzz Sports Radio will allow listeners to watch their local sports programs on WRALsportsfan.com and the WRALsportsfan App. The shows that will be streamed live during the week include Buzz Sports Radio’s The Morning Show w/Mike, Lauren & Demetri, The Sports Shop w/Reese & Kmac from 10 a.m.-12 Noon, and 99.9 The Fan’s Adam & Joe from 3-7 p.m.
  • The hits keep on coming for 104.5 The Zone in Nashville. In April, we showed how dominant the radio station has been in its market. This month, it was much of the same. In one particular case, it was even scarier. The Midday 180, which turned in an incredible 16.1 rating last month, repeated that success, and added to it. The Zone’s midday show led the station with a 16.3. That’s one of the highest performances in the format.
  • In Tampa, 620 WDAE continues to surge. The radio station finished 4th overall with Men 25-54, led by the midday show “Ronnie and TKras” which features Tom “TKras” Krasniqi, and Ronnie “Night Train” Lane. They placed second in their timeslot. Adding to the story is the fact that the station ranked 15th overall at the same time last year. Krasniqi and Lane have also improved by three full ratings points during that twelve month period.
  • Congrats are in order for 101 ESPN in St. Louis. During the month of May, the radio station finished as the highest rated talk station in the market, led by the afternoon show finishing 1st overall. The other three weekday prime programs were in the top three, highlighted by double digit shares between 7a-7p.
  • The Miami New Times has published its annual Best of Miami issue, and Jon ‘Stugotz” Weiner of ESPN Radio, and 790 The Ticket has been named the market’s best FM radio personality.
  • Part-time Portland sports radio host Curtis Long, who works full-time as a school principal, was summoned for fill-in duty as the public address announcer for the Portland Trail Blazers late in the season. Mark Mason, the team’s regular PA man, hadn’t missed a game in over 20-years, a streak that included 843 regular season games, and more than 900 if you add the playoffs. Mason, was forced to miss time due to blood clots which were caused by a malfunctioning stent. Long filled in admirably, and Mason recovering, and hoping to be ready to go for the start of next season.

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