Our weekly edition of UTR always includes a couple of sports media stories that you might have missed. If you or your organization have a story, tip or press release to pass along, submit all materials via email to JBarrett@sportsradiopd.com. Now here’s this week’s news.
In Pittsburgh, Chris Mack has been named 93.7 The Fan‘s pregame and postgame host for Pittsburgh Pirates baseball. Mack will be joined by Jack Zduriencik, who’s baseball resume includes working previously as the Pirates director of college scouting, and as GM of the Seattle Mariners.
Jim Bowden and Craig Mish have changed timeslots on SiriusXM. The two men are now hosting weekdays from 9a-11a ET. Bowden works M-TH on the show, and Cliff Floyd steps in on Friday’s.
Congratulations is in order for Billy Dowling who has been promoted by SiriusXM to manage the satellite company’s NBA Radio channels.
ESPN West Palm has announced that starting January 16th, Joe Colella will take over as host of “ESPN West Palm Tonight“. The show airs weeknights from 6p-8p ET.
The Syracuse Chiefs have signed a new agreement with Cumulus Media to continue airing their games on The Score 1260AM. The deal is said to be for three years. Kevin Brown and Eric Gallanty will remain the broadcast team.
There’s nothing like having a little fun when making a career announcement. FOX Sports 1 baseball analyst CJ Nitkowski revealed last week that he has accepted an opportunity to become an analyst for Texas Rangers baseball broadcasts. Nitkowski will work with Tom Grieve and Dave Raymond. To see how he broke the news click here.
Longtime Toronto Sun sports writer Ken Fidlin has announced he’s leaving the newspaper after 36 years. You can read his final piece by clicking here.