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Rob Ellis Moves To Middays On WIP, Josh Innes In For Evenings

Glen Macnow Out Of Afternoons But Remains With Station

CBS RADIO Sports WIP-F/PHILADELPHIA is replacing GLEN MACNOW as afternoon co-host with evening host ROB ELLIS, who will be paired with incumbent ANTHONY GARGANO for 1-6p (ET) weekdays effective JANUARY 3rd. Sister Sports KILT-A/HOUSTON host JOSH INNES is joining the lineup to take over the 6-10p slot. MACNOWwill remain with the station as co-host of his SATURDAY show with COMCAST SPORTSNET's RAY DIDINGER and will appear on News KYW-A and Talk WPHT-A. Back at KILT, GOW Sports KGOW-A (1560 THE GAME)/HOUSTON host and former JIM ROME "Smackoff" champion SEAN PENDERGAST is joining the station as afternoon co-host alongside RICH LORD to replace INNES. WIP OM ANDY BLOOM said, "ROB is an outstanding broadcaster whose talent has been recognized by the local media, listeners and PHILADELPHIA's biggest names in sports. Pairing him with 'THE CUZ' (GARGANO) creates a one-of-a-kind combination of sports savants who will deliver a wildly entertaining program each day."

ELLIS added, "I am thrilled and excited for the opportunity to move to afternoons with ANTHONY, who I consider the voice of PHILADELPHIA sports, I'm looking forward to sharing with listeners the compelling sports dramas that unfold every day."

On the addition of INNES, BLOOM said, "JOSH has the sports knowledge and strong opinions that are consistent with the original DNA of WIP. Fans of SPORTSRADIO 94WIP will appreciate JOSH's style and instantly connect to his personality." "I'm pleased we have reached an agreement with GLEN that supports his relationship with WIP, and also allows us to increase his presence within the CBS RADIO/PHILLY family of stations," said SVP/Market Mgr. MARC RAYFIELD on MACNOW's contract. "Being able to use his expertise across more of our platforms is a real win for our stations, the listeners and PHILADELPHIA's passionate sports fan base."

Westwood One, Broadcaster Marketing Services Launch Sports Prep Service

WESTWOOD ONE and BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES are launching a new sports prep service for radio stations this month. The service will offer top sports stories with air-ready audio in a searchable web platform, updated around the clock every day.

"As stations continue to seek out products and utilities to help simplify their operations, WESTWOOD ONE is meeting their demand head on," said WESTWOOD ONE EVP/Affiliate Sales DENNIS GREEN. "WESTWOOD ONE's Sports Prep not only gives stations easy access to the best sports stories and columnists from thousands of media outlets across the country, it delivers relevant air-ready audio which we are confident will make it the one-stop-shop for all things sports."

"We're excited to be partnering with the recognized leader in the field to create what we believe will be the country's premier sports prep service," said BMS Pres. DAVID BRODY. "Our combined resources will fill an acute need for the creation of sports-oriented content."

SparkNetworks Debuts New Sports Prep Service in Canada

SparkNetworks announced today that it has reached an agreement with Westwood One and Broadcaster Marketing Services to launch a new sports prep service for radio stations beginning this month. The Sports Prep Service will comb the sports press from North America's best sports stories, combine them with relevant air-ready audio and put it all into an easily searchable database. The service will be constantly updated with the latest sports news and will be available for stations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

SparkNetworks is the full service radio & web syndication and marketing division of SparkNet Communications. SparkNetworks is joint venture partnership with SparkNet Communications and Jean-Marie Heimrath, one of the principal architects of network radio in Canada.

Jagger And Henson Out, Shariff And Choppy In At 105.3 The Fan/Dallas

CBS RADIO Sports KRLD-F (105.3 THE FAN)/DALLAS morning team CHRIS JAGGER and GREGG HENSON are out, effective APRIL 8th. ENTERCOM Sports KCSP-A (610 SPORTS RADIO)/KANSAS CITY midday "NEW SCHOOL" host SHAN SHARIFF and ESPN Sports KESN (103.3 ESPN)/DALLAS personality R.J. CHOPPY will team up for "NEW SCHOOL WITH SHAN AND R.J.," airing 5-9a (CT) weekdays. According to THE FAN's RICHIE WHITT on his DALLAS OBSERVER blog, current morning sidekick JASMINE SADRY will stick around to work with SHARIFF and CHOPPY. SHARIFF is represented by BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES.

Reach BRODY for more information at 1-877-888-1267 or

BMS' Brody, Rhoades Buy

BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES President DAVID BRODY and longtime sports talk radio producer DUSTIN RHOADES have purchased USSPORTSPAGES.COM for an undisclosed price. The site aggregates top sports stories and columnists from around the nation, with the top 10 daily stories and columnist links offered free plus a subscription service with more daily links. The new owners are offering an introductory offer of $9.95/month for the daily links service, a $7 discount.

Reach BRODY for more information at 1-877-888-1267 or

Shariff Tapped For Middays At 610 Sports Radio/KC

MTS BRAODCASTING Sports WCEM-A (ESPN RADIO 1240)/SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY, MD PD/host and CBS RADIO Sports WJFK (106.7 THE FAN)/WASHINGTON weekend host SHAN SHARIFF is joining ENTERCOM Sports KCSP-A (610 SPORTS RADIO)/KANSAS CITY to take over the 9-11a weekday slot left open by the move of NICK WRIGHT to afternoons. SHARIFF's "NEW SCHOOL" will launch on KCSP on MONDAY (4/12).

"I have been waiting for this opportunity my entire career," said SHARIFF. "KCSP is clearly becoming a major player and I cannot wait to start entertaining one of the most passionate sports markets in the country."

"We've found a very fresh and creative voice to bring into KANSAS CITY," said KSCP PD RYAN MAGUIRE. "SHAN's unique insight into the local sports scene will make for must-listen radio. His opinions are hard hitting and thought-provoking. After each show, he will leave his audience talking."


KCSP-Kansas City Hires Bob Fescoe for Morning Show

ENTERCOM Sports KCSP-A/KANSAS CITY has appointed "BULLDOG" BOB FESCOE to be the new morning show host. FESCOE in the Morning will air from 6-9a starting MONDAY, JANUARY 4th.

Previously, FESCOE did afternoons at Sports KFNS-A/ST. LOUIS, but before that he was one of KANSAS CITYs most recognized Sports/Talk voices from 2001-07. "We are delighted that we could bring BOB back to KANSAS CITY," PD RYAN MAGUIRE said. "He has a track record of success here and a great deal of credibility. Most importantly, KANSAS CITY is the place that he and his wife want to call home."

FESCOE is a client of BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES. Reach BMS' DAVID BRODY via (877) 888-1267.


Howard David Fills In At Sporting News Radio

Veteran sportscaster HOWARD DAVID is filling in all this week on SPORTING NEWS RADIO in the 9a-1p slot formerly occupied by TONY BRUNO, who exited earlier this year. DAVID, who is broadcasting live from LOS ANGELES all week, has served as the voice of the MIAMI DOLPHINS, BOSTON CELTICS, NEW JERSEY NETS, MILWAUKE BUCKS, NEW YORK JETS and NEW YORK COSMOS, and as radio play-by-play voice of NFL football coverage on CBS RADIO/WESTWOOD ONE. He also hosted mornings on BEASLEY Sports WQAM-A/MIAMI.

DAVID is a client of BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES. Reach BMS' DAVID BRODY via (877) 888-1267. 

BMS Adds Bernstein
Veteran programmer and consultant DAVID BERNSTEIN joins BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES as a talent coach. Most recently VP/Programming at AIR AMERICA RADIO, BERNSTEIN's programming resume includes WOR-A/NEW YORK, WRKO-A/BOSTON, WTIC-A/HARTFORD, and WPRO-A/PROVIDENCE; he also serves as a consultant.

Reach BERNSTEIN and DAVID BRODY at BMS via (877) 888-1267.

Pete Mundo Joins Omni/Woodward, OK As Reporter
Sportscaster PETE MUNDO has joined OMNI COMMUNICATIONS Country KWOX (K-101) and AC KMZE (Z-92)/WOODWARD, OK as news and sports reporter.

MUNDO, a VILLANOVA graduate, has worked as a producer at NASSAU Sports WEEX-A-WTKZ-A (ESPN RADIO 1230 AND 1320)/EASTON-ALLENTOWN, PA and Sports Director, host, and producer at HAMPTONS COMMUNITY RADIO CORP. noncommercial WEER (EAST END RADIO)/EAST HAMPTON, LONG ISLAND, NY. While in college, MUNDO called VILLANOVA football, basketball, and baseball for the school's noncommercial WXVU/VILLANOVA, PA and served as an intern for MIKE MISSANELLI's afternoon show at GREATER MEDIA Sports WPEN-A (ESPN 950).


KFNS To Launch New Afternoon Show

BIG LEAGUE BROADCASTING Sports KFNS-A-F/ST. LOUIS fills the afternoon slot left vacant after KEVIN SLATEN's firing with a new show hosted by station veterans BOB FESCOE and BOB RAMSEY along with ZIMMER Sports KTGR-A (ESPN RADIO 1580 THE TIGER)/COLUMBIA' MO host KYLE ELFRINK (to be known at KFNS as KYLE THOMAS). The new show will air 2-6p CT and will launch next TUESDAY. FESCOE formerly co-hosted mornings and has been a frequent fill-in since departing the morning show in JANUARY; RAMSEY had been co-hosting middays 10a-1p with FRANK CUSUMANO, who remains on the schedule solo 10a-noon. In addition, evening "SPORTS EDGE" hosts JEFF VERNETTI and JEFF GORDON will move to middays noon-2p. CHRIS DIMINO, who has been doing 1-3p from ATLANTA, where he hosts a show on sister WQXI-A (790 THE ZONE), is ending the ST. LOUIS show but will continue in ATLANTA.

FESCOE is a client of BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES. Reach BMS' DAVID BRODY via (877) 888-1267.

BMS, Gino Offer Hoops Final

BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES and GINO COMMUNICATIONS are teaming to offer radio coverage of the first-ever championship game for the COLLEGEINSIDER.COM men's college basketball tournament. The game between OLD DOMINION and BRADLEY on TUESDAY in PEORIA will be produced by CLEAR CHANNEL CINCINNATI and will air on Sports WCKY-A (1530 HOMER, THE SPORTS ANIMAL), with veteran play-by-play broadcaster FRANK SANTORE calling the action. GREENEVILLE, TN-based GINO holds the national rights for this year's game with an option for the 2010 tournament.

BMS Pres./CEO DAVID BRODY said, "As we (BMS and GINO) have grown our FCS football 'Game of the Week' package, we have branded it 'College Football the way it ought to be played, and, with the addition of this prestigious tournament, we hope to foster the ever-growing interest in the wonderful conferences and schools who, each week during the basketball season, take their slingshots out to do battle against the Goliaths of the college basketball world."

"We are happy to continue are relationship with CLEAR CHANNEL and are glad that they believe in these fine conferences and institutions," added BRODY.

BMS to Produce Ohio Valley Conference Hoops

Broadcaster Marketing Services will produce the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) men's basketball game of the week beginning, Saturday, January 17 with Tennessee Tech hosting Murray State. ESPN Radio 1370 WDEF in Chattanooga,

Tennessee will serve as the hub station. Veteran Play-by-play announcer Frank Santore will broadcast 8 OVC games. Each of the 10 conference schools will make at least one appearance on the 2009 schedule.

FCS Football Package To Air On WCKY Again

For the second consecutive year on terrestrial radio and the third overall, DAVID BRODY's BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES, GINO COMMUNICATIONS of GREENEVILLE, TN, and CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WCKY-A (HOMER 1530, THE SPORTS ANIMAL)/CINCINNATI will team to co-produce the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) Game of the Week. The 10-game package of games featuring Division 1-AA schools like defending national champion APPALACHIAN STATE (to appear in two of the broadcast games) will be aired by WCKY.

"We believe that the brand of football played by the Football Championship Subdivision is truly 'College Football the Way it Ought to be Played,' " said BRODY, "and we are committed to telling the stories of these young men who play this truly American game not for the fame, glory and future money, but as a means to obtaining a college education and for the lessons football teaches."

For the 3rd consecutive year, FRANK SANTORE returns as the play-by-play talent for the series, with a schedule of rotating color commentary talent to be announced later.

Sports Byline USA Heads To Afghanistan

Syndicated SPORTS BYLINE USA will be airing live from AFGHANISTAN next MONDAY through WEDNESDAY (6/23-25), and host RON BARR will be joined on the trip to visit the troops by SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS head coach MIKE NOLAN and former NINER ERIC DAVIS. The show will be heard on stations across AMERICA, 500 stations in 177 countries through AMERICAN FORCES RADIO, on cell phones via UPSNAP, and via podcast and live stream at

Guests for the shows will include former RAVENS coach BRIAN BILLICK, USC coach PETE CARROLL, former RAIDERS receiver TIM BROWN, FOX SPORTS football analyst and former COWBOYS fullback DARYL "MOOSE" JOHNSTON, CHARGERS defensive end LUIS CASTILLO, controversial former BRONCOS linebacker BILL ROMANOWSKI, former football coach LOU HOLTZ, former baseball star and steroid whistleblower JOSE CANSECO, ex-LOS ANGELES KINGS left wing LUC ROBITAILLE, ESPN SPORTSCENTER anchor LINDA COHN, and ORLANDO MAGIC center ADONAL FOYLE.

The show's guests are booked by BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES; reach BMS' DAVID BRODY at 1-877-888-1BMS  or .

Baumhor Joining KMZE/Woodward, OK

ESPN Production Assistant ANDREW BAUMHOR is joining FM 92 BROADCASTERS, INC. Hot AC KMZE (POWER HITZ -- Z92)/WOODWARD, OK as play-by-play voice of WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL sports, calling BOOMERS football, baseball, softball, basketball and soccer. He starts at the station NOVEMBER 24th.

BAUMHOR is represented by BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES; reach BMS's DAVID BRODY toll free at 1-877-888-1267 or   

Bakken Named Voice Of The RiverKings

Veteran hockey broadcaster BOB BAKKEN has joined the CENTRAL HOCKEY LEAGUE's MISSISSIPPI RIVERKINGS as Media Coordinator. BAKKEN will call all of the MEMPHIS-area team's games and will also coordinate all media relations activities and assist in the team's community relations work, corporate sales and ticket sales. BAKKEN was most recently with the USHL's OMAHA LANCERS and has 14 years of hockey broadcasting under his belt in OMAHA and SIOUX CITY. "I am excited about becoming a part of the RIVERKINGS hockey tradition, BAKKEN said. "This is a great organization and I look forward to representing it with the professionalism and passion for hockey that Ive brought to my broadcasts over the past several years with AMERICA's version of major junior hockey." RIVERKINGS Director of Business Operations DAVE "AB" MATTICE added, "I think BOB brings a lot of experience to us. He comes highly recommended from several people and I think hes going to be a great new voice for the RIVERKINGS."

BAKKEN is a client of BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES. Reach BMS' DAVID BRODY via (877) 888-1267.

Suchon Joins KABC As Dodger Reporter

Former OAKLAND TRIBUNE A'S beat reporter and MODESTO NUTS radio voice JOSH SUCHON is joining CITADEL Talk KABC-A/LOS ANGELES as DODGERS reporter for the station's pre- and post-game "DODGER TALK" show. SUCHON, who wrote a book about BARRY BONDS' 73-homer season, "This Gracious Season: BARRY BONDS & The Greatest Year in Baseball," will also contribute DODGER reports to regular programming on KABC and sister Classic Rock KLOS.


BMS Relaunches Website
DAVID BRODY's BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES has launched a revamped website at
The new design includes forums, career tips, and client audio and video resumes. The site is also featuring interviews with notable figures in Sports and Talk radio, including consultant DAVID BERNSTEIN.

FSR Football Maven Chris Landry Launches Website
FOX SPORTS RADIO football analyst and former BROWNS and TITANS scout CHRIS LANDRY is launching his new website, LANDRYFOOTBALLACADEMY.COM. The new site will feature LANDRY's football columns and other material useable as show prep for sports hosts, as well as LANDRY's weekly TV appearances on ROGERS SPORTSNET in CANADA.

Palet And Dotseth Set For New San Diego Sports Talker
ALL ACCESS has confirmed that DAVE PALET and JEFF DOTSETH have signed on the dotted line and will handle mornings at new CLEAR CHANNEL Sports KLSD-A (XTRA SPORTS 1360)/SAN DIEGO when the station flips from liberal talk on OCTOBER 29th. 
PALET and DOTSETH, veterans of crosstown KFMB-A, KSCF (103.7 FREE FM), and XESPN (ESPN RADIO 800), are clients of BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES; reach BMS's DAVID BRODY at 1-877-888-1267 or, and check BMS out at

Mike Levine Joins WQAM
Former MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS Sports WQLR-A (ESPN 1660)/KALAMAZOO Sports Director MIKE LEVINE joins BEASLEY Sports WQAM-A/MIAMI as sports anchor/reporter.
LEVINE is a client of BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES; reach BMS's DAVID BRODY toll free at 1-877-888-1267 or, and check BMS out at

Haxton Named ORU Men's Hoops Voice
Sports KYAL-A-F-KBIX-A (THE SPORTS ANIMAL)/TULSA host GEOFF HAXTON adds duties as the play-by-play voice of ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY men's basketball on the station this season, replacing MARK NEELY, who left to join the BIG TEN NETWORK. HAXTON has been serving as the voice of ORU women's basketball and and men's baseball, which he will continue to do.
HAXTON is a coaching and portfolio client of BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES.

BMS To Produce National "Broadcast of Select Division I FCS Games
"After a late start, Broadcaster Marketing Services (BMS) a full service firm devoted to coaching, representation, and promotion of broadcast talent, announces that it has finalized a contract to air seven (7) selected Division I Football Championship Subdivision games on terrestrial radio this year, in conjunction with Tennessee firm Gino Communications."

Full story here  

Scharge Joins Northern Star/Marquette
Former SPORTING NEWS RADIO reporter ASHLEY SCHARGE joins the NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING/MARQUETTE, MI cluster as morning news anchor, TUESDAY night sports show host, and voice of NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY hockey on Rock WIMK-WUPK (THE BEAR 93.1-94.1).



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