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GMA3 (Good Morning America) co-anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes both shut down their Instagrams amid rumors of an intimate, off-camera affair. Both are married to other people. We wouldn't be surprised if the ABC program will be looking for new hosts in the near future...


Stephen A. Smith doubles down on his defense of the Jerry Jones 1957 photo and responds to being called a "coon" and a “sellout” on his Know Mercy podcast. “Because I don’t agree with y’all position on a still photo from 66 years ago. Really? We better wake up y’all.” Smith says he is only talking to Black people. White people should just turn off the podcast. >Listen to his podcast if you have nothing else better to do...


Motown Records Chairperson and CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam is stepping down from her position to pursue new endeavors. The label and parent company Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced a successor will be named at a later date.


107.5 WBLS is the TOP RATED radio station in New York City with a 7.0 share of listeners 6+....


Radio One's “Majic 107.5/97.5” is the number two rated station in Atlanta (7.1 share) and just ahead of News/Talk station WSB (7.0). Kiss 104.1 is trending down from 6.6 to 5.7, while V-103 is trending up from 3.4 to 3.9...


iHeartMedia has announced a new lineup of comedy podcasts featuring Rosie O’Donnell, Jason Alexander, Eric Andre, Amber Ruffin and others set to launch in early 2023...


Diamond Tyleir is named night host at “95.7 Jamz” WBHJ Birmingham. Read more...

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September 23, 2019

RADIO.COM Sports Unveils Latest Daily Podcast with Brian Scalabrine and Steve Ceruti


Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the nation’s unrivaled leader in local sports radio, today announced the talent lineup for Scal & Pals, which will air live, daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET on the RADIO.COM Sports Digital Network. The digital network, an all-digital, daily, live, subscription-free sports network that features over 75 hours of original podcast content weekly, was launched in August.  Scal & Pals, dedicated to NBA coverage, will launch September 23 and be co-hosted by Brian Scalabrine and Steve Ceruti. It will be available live on both video and audio on RADIO.COM as well as on-demand audio wherever podcasts are found.



“We are excited to launch a digital show that will have mass appeal to all hardcore basketball fans,” said Mike Dee, President of Sports, Entercom. “The lineup of contributors headlined by Scal [Brian Scalabrine] will feature an interesting and entertaining mix of personalities and perspectives. We aspire to have this be the best basketball content fans can find anywhere and we are eager to engage with one of the most dynamic fan bases of any sport.”

Scalabrine, also known as “The White Mamba,” spent 11 seasons in the NBA playing for the New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls. He won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and since retiring as a player, has been a television analyst for the Celtics, expanding on the cult-like following among NBA fans across the country he had as a player. Ceruti, a long-time producer at ESPN with experience working under Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo, brings a passion for the game and an abundance of NBA knowledge. Kendrick Perkins will headline a group of regular contributors to the show. Perkins, a 14-year NBA veteran who played in five NBA Finals including as a member of the 2008 World Champion Boston Celtics, joins RADIO.COM Sports as an NBA Insider.

The new show will also feature commentary from former players such as Caron Butler, a 14-year NBA veteran and member of the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks; current players like Admiral Schofield of the Washington Wizards; Ric Bucher, longtime sportswriter and broadcaster who has covered the NBA since 1992 for the Washington Post, ESPN and others; Ryan McDonough, former General Manager of the Phoenix Suns and more.


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