Here are the latest developments from across the sports media industry that you might not be aware of. If you have a future news tip, press release or job promotion to share, please send it via email to JBarrett@sportsradiopd.com. Now on to the news we go!
Starting Monday afternoon, Brandon Tierney and Tiki Barber make their television debut on the CBS Sports Network. The duo are taking over for Doug Gottlieb who left CBS Sports to join FOX Sports. Tiki and Tierney will broadcast in afternoons on both TV and the CBS Sports Radio Network. Damon Amendolara takes over their midday slot of 9a-12p on radio. Bill Reiter steps into D.A.’s evening position from 6p-10p ET.
The mother of New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple, Annie Apple, has annonced via Twitter that her one-year contract with ESPN has expired. She says she is thankful for the opportunity she had to work with some of the best peeps in sports and is looking forward to new adventures, giving the impression that her run with the network has come to an end. No word yet from ESPN on their future plans with her.
A tip of the cap to ESPN Radio producer Michelle Smallmon who ran the first of what she says will be 50 half marathons this past weekend in Rhode Island. Russillo and Kanell‘s producer is running in memory of her friend Mike Kelly who lost his battle to cancer. All monies she raises as part of her Refuse To Lose campaign, are going to The Mike Kelly Foundation to help fund free baseball camps for kids. Her first run generated over $3,700. To pledge your support click here.
A new morning show is now in place at Sports Radio WNML in Knoxville. The radio station has announced the addition of Tyler Ivens, alongside Heather Harrington. Ivens is a Knoxville native who spent the past four years in Cedar Rapids, IA working for KGYM. He and Harrington will wake up local listeners weekdays from 6a-9a ET.
Joe Ostrowski is moving on up at 670 The Score in Chicago. The former Chicago Cubs radio Executive Producer and contributor to the Laurence Holmes show, is trading in his late night experiences to wake up early and provide updates from 5a-11:30a CT during the Mully and Hanley and Spiegel and Parkins shows.
In San Diego, the Mighty 1090 has launched a new podcast featuring afternoon host Scott Kaplan and former evening host and local newspaper sports writer Kevin Acee. ‘The Radio Guy vs. The Newspaper Guy’ is two episodes in and worth a listen. Click here to check it out.
Bleacher Report is also increasing its podcast offerings. The company has announced the release of a new NBA podcast “The Full 48” which will be hosted by Howard Beck and Jordan Brenner. The show debuted last week with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver appearing as the first guest.
Congratulations to Rob Ryan on being named the new public address announcer for the Vermont Bucks of the Can-Am indoor football league.
After 42 years in journalism, and the past 36 years spent chronicling sports in Central New York, Bud Poliquin has announced his retirement. The popular sports editor and columnist was a fixture for the Syracuse Post-Standard for more than three decades.
Speaking of retirement, Norm Sanders has also decided to put a bow on his writing career. The longtime Belleville News-Democrat sports writer is moving on after 32 years with the newspaper.