Sports Talk host and Triple Crown prognosticator Rich “Spitz” Spedaliere joins me to break down the Preakness Stakes and the chances of Derby Winner Always Winning going on for a chance to win the Triple Crown.
(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.
(Sarasota, FL) Five area teams are in action tonight in the second round of the FHSAA playoffs and all five games will be broadcast on either radio or television.
The Manatee Hurricanes host the Vero Beach Indians in Bradenton. The game will be broadcast on WLSS 930 AM with Dave Bristow calling the play-by-play.
The Venice Indians are home to play the Armwood Hawks. Rich Spedaliere will call the game on WENG 1530 AM/107.5 FM.
The Braden River Pirates will entertain the East Lake Eagles. Bright House Sports Network will broadcast the game on cable television.
Clearwater Central Catholic visits the Cardinal Mooney Cougars in Sarasota. WSRQ 1220 AM/106.9 FM will broadcast the game.
The Charlotte Tarpons travel to Ft. Myers to face the Green Wave. Jeff Briscoe will call the game on WCCF 1580 AM.
Tonight, I’ll be appearing on Adam Shadoff’s “Friday Football Fever” show on SNN at 11:15 PM Friday for a recap of all the high school football second round playoff action in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Broadcast colleague Rich Spedialiere tells me that WENG Radio will be carrying all of the playoff games for Venice Indians football on the road to the FHSAA High School Championships at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL beginning this Friday, November 14. Each broadcast will begin with the “Countdown to Kickoff” show 15 minutes prior to scheduled kickoff of each game.
Coverage of Friday’s Venice/Hillsborough game from Powell Davis Stadium in Venice will begin at 7:15 p.m. and can be heard on 107.5 FM, 1530 AM and online at wengradio.com and on your smartphone with the free WENG app.
WENG will also carry “Talking Venice Indians Football” each Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. live from the Daiquiri Deck and Raw Bar in downtown Venice as long as the Indians remain alive. Coach John Peacock and Rich Spedaliere will discuss the previous game and preview the next playoff match-up.
(Sarasota, FL) WENG radio (1530 AM/107.5 FM) in Englewood, FL is slated to air three different coaches shows in addition to its coverage of Lemon Bay Manta Rays football this fall. Rich “Spitz” Spedaliere, longtime voice of the Manta Rays, will host shows featuring the head football coaches of Lemon Bay, North Port and Venice.
Monday nights: “The Coach DJ Ogilvie Show” live from Norma Jeans in North Englewood from 6-7 p.m.
Tuesday nights: “The North Port Coach’s Show” with Coach Larry Detwiler live from Cluck U Chicken in North Port from 6-7 p.m.
Thursday nights: “Talking Venice Football” with Coach John Peacock live from the Daiquiri Deck from 6-7 p.m.
WENG radio will broadcast all of Lemon Bay’s football games live with the “Countdown to Kickoff Show” beginning 30 minutes before each contest. All home games kick at 7 p.m. and all road games kick at 7:30 p.m.
WENG will also carry all North Port football games this season. Most will be on tape delay played back on Saturdays at Noon except for the game on September 12, which will be broadcast live at 7:15 p.m. and the contest on October 2nd which is on Thursday night.