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Sports Radio News Relaunches

Jason Barrett



The new relaunches Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 with a renewed mission statement and a renewed dedication to serving you, the listeners. Under the direction of new owners Jason Floyd and Jerry Petuck, the mission is simple. Provide the best in podcast networking, streaming audio, and voiceover/imaging available on the web today.

The Radio Influence family of shows include a variety of both terrestrial radio hosts and established internet providing a great mix and different perspectives on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and more. All shows will be found in podcast form on iTunes and Stitcher.

The initial lineup of shows include:

  • Off The Air with Rich Herrera – Rich, a host on “MLB Network on SiriusXM” and 20+ year sports radio veteran, sits down every week with a different personality from the sports broadcasting world to share the stories of what goes on behind the game, behind the broadcast, and behind the men who call the action.
  • The Fabulous Sports Babe – The first nationally syndicated woman in sports radio history, the Fabulous One brings her wild and zany antics to the digital world for the first time. She will chat with the most compelling people in the sports world and share her thoughts on what’s going on in the sports world.
  • Wrestling Soup – Hailed as one of the best pro wrestling shows on the net, Anthony “Missionary” Thomas and Joey Numbas bring their insanity to the RadioInfluence family as only they can. Although dubbed a “wrestling show,” the guys do a show that just happens to talk about the world of pro wrestling. Wrestling Soup, nominated for “Best Sports Commentary” against the likes of CBS Sports and the NFL by Stitcher in 2012, is consistently ranked in the top 3 of all sports shows on Stitcher and has a cult following like no other.
  • The MMA Insiders & The MMA Report — Hosted by Jason Floyd and Sam Caplan provides the inside scoop on all things Mixed Martial Arts. Floyd owns and runs while Caplan is the President of Combat Sports Media, one of the leading consulting firms in MMA. Caplan is also the former Vice President of Talent Relations for Bellator MMA.
  • Cage Cash — Nate Miller of and Joey Garner hosts Cage Cash, the foremost authority on the MMA world from the gambling aspect of the sport.
  • The Sports Den – Hosted by Nick “Two Scoops” Russell, “Chef” Paul Dube, and “Handsome” Roy Herman offers a national take on the sports world and all things guy related.
  • On The Beach – Jeff Pantridge, Kathy Suzewits, and Monica bring a combined 40+ years of terrestrial radio experience with them as they talk about life from the eyes of a bunch of 30-somethings. Everything from online dating to movies to sports, nothing is off limits for these three.
  • Independent Roundtable & iPPV Recap: Jason Namako and Nicholas Gray of provide all the news from the world of independent wrestling, including New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ring Of Honor, TNA, and more.

While the official schedule and lineup is still pending, three shows will be heard live on the The Sports Den (Wednesday nights at 9:30pm), Wrestling Soup (Thursday nights at 9:30pm), and The MMA Report (Thursday afternoons at 2pm).

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.



Joy Taylor

On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.



Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”



Dennis Eckersley

On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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