(Venice, FL) Radio colleague Rich “Spitz” Spedaliere tells me that “Spitz on Sports” is returning to the WENG airwaves. The show will air every Monday through Wednesday from 5-6 pm beginning March 30th, making it the only live and local sports talk show originating in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties.
Host Rich Spedaliere commented “With my wife’s health improving and with her blessing I thought it was a good time to bring the show back to the listeners of the Suncoast. I am very happy to have secured an afternoon drive time slot and look forward to taking listeners home with the interviews with local and national guests as well as an edgy view of the sports world they’ve come to expect.”
Spitz has more than a quarter century of experience doing sports talk radio and play-by-play of football, basketball, baseball and volleyball. Spitz has been the voice of Lemon Bay football for 8 years spanning two stints and was the voice of Hometown Hoops this past season, which encompassed boy’s basketball games from Lemon Bay as well as Venice and North Port high schools.
For more information, visit www.spitzonsports.com.
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(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles and CBS RADIO’s 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM), the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network, have announced a change in the spring training radio broadcast schedule. The Sunday, March 8 game against the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 p.m. will replace the Saturday, March 14 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The March 14 game will still be televised by MASN as part of their seven-game television broadcast schedule.
The complete schedule of spring training games to be carried live on 105.7 The Fan is below (all times ET).
Wednesday, March 4 Detroit Tigers 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 Boston Red Sox 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 at Minnesota Twins 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11 Toronto Blue Jays 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 15 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 at Minnesota Twins 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 22 St. Louis Cardinals 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 at New York Yankees 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 Minnesota Twins 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1 Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05 p.m.*
Friday, April 3 Atlanta Braves 6:05 p.m.*
Saturday, April 4 at Atlanta Braves 3:05 p.m.*
*Includes 30-minute pre- and post-game shows.
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Gary Owens, who passed away this weekend, was one of the cast members of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In in the late 1960’s and early 70’s. He was a legendary disk jockey in the Los Angeles radio market and one of the great voice-over artists in show business.
(Sarasota, FL) The Orioles today announced a new multi-year deal naming CBS RADIO’s 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM) the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network. Beginning in 2015, fans will be able to hear all 162 Orioles regular season games, select spring training contests from Sarasota and around Florida plus extensive Orioles programming on 105.7 The Fan and across the seven-state, 34-station Orioles Radio Network.
In addition to expansive game coverage and pre- and post-game shows, the new partnership will bring exclusive Orioles programming to 105.7 The Fan backed by the power of CBS RADIO’s cluster of stations, including Today’s 101.9 (WLIF-FM) and Mix 106.5 (WWMX-FM).
Orioles games will continue to be called by the broadcast team of Joe Angel and Fred Manfra, who return for their 12th season together on Orioles radio coverage.
The Orioles’ radio rights return to 105.7 The Fan, where the station had previously broadcast Orioles games between 2007 and 2010. Currently, 105.7 The Fan is one of the highest rated sports talk radio stations in the United States.
“With a dedicated FM presence, a strong network of local CBS RADIO stations, and an around-the-clock lineup of sports programming, 105.7 The Fan is the ideal flagship home for the Orioles Radio Network,” said Orioles Vice President of Communications and Marketing Greg Bader. “Partnering with the region’s premiere radio destination for sports fans and CBS RADIO’s powerful cluster of stations allows us to effectively reach our diverse fan base on a daily basis and to develop valuable multiplatform marketing opportunities for our sponsors.”
CBS RADIO Baltimore’s Senior Vice President Bob Philips said, “We are thrilled that the Baltimore Orioles are coming home to 105.7 The Fan. This partnership with the Orioles is a great addition to our market leading #1 sports brand and platform in Baltimore.”
“The Orioles thank WBAL Radio for their previous partnership and for the station’s role in documenting Orioles baseball through the years,” Bader concluded.
105.7 The Fan is owned by CBS RADIO, a division of CBS.
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(Sarasota, FL) The Manatee Hurricanes continue their quest for another state title tonight as they travel once again up to the Orlando area to face the Apopka Blue Darters in the Class 8A State Semifinal. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM.
Last week the ‘Canes (12-1) defeated previously undefeated Orlando Dr. Phillips on the road 24-21 on a 39 yard field goal by Nick Null with less than three minutes remaining in the game to advance to tonight’s semifinal.
Apopka (9-4) outscored Jacksonville First Coast 64-48 in a shootout for the right to host Manatee in the final four contest.
The winner will play for the 8A state title next Friday night (December 13) at 7:07 PM in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando against the winner of the Pembroke Pines Flanagan/Miami Columbus game.
WLSS 930 AM will broadcast the game beginning at 7:30 PM. Dave Bristow will call the play-by-play.
Doug Miles Media will provide a video recap of the game posted here at the conclusion of tonight’s game.
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