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Arky Shea & Jerrod Powers to Host New WUMP AM Show

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WUMP in Huntsville, Alabama has announced a new morning show featuring station PD and market veteran Arky Shea alongside former Auburn defensive back and NFL veteran Jerraud Powers. The show will be called Lockdown Coverage. It debuts August 27.

Shea was part of WUMP’s previous morning show The Cube Show along with Cole Cubelic of the SEC Network. The show was twice recognized as the state’s best morning show by the Alabama Broadcasters Association. It ended in March when Cubelic left Huntsville to join Jox 94.5 in Birmingham. Since that time Shea has served as the station’s afternoon co-host alongside Thom Abraham.

Jerraud Powers retired from the NFL in April 2017. He played eight seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens. Powers said, in a press release, that he is excited to transition into the broadcasting world. “I’ve always enjoyed sharing my opinions in every sport and now to get to do it professionally, I couldn’t be more excited”.

WUMP currently airs The Roundtable in morning drive. That show originates from Jox 94.5 in Birmingham.

 

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Jonathan Zaslow No Longer Miami Heat Radio Host

Zaslow had been the team’s radio host since 2010.

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When the news hit that Jonathan Zaslow was no longer with WQAM in Miami, there was uncertainty if that would affect his tenure as the Miami Heat pregame, halftime and postgame radio host. We now have the answer.

Zaslow answered the question himself in a short series of tweets attempting to address a lot of comments he has received since he was relieved of his duties on Friday. Amongst those tweets, he expressed gratitude for the support he has received. He also revealed that he would no longer be the Heat radio host as a part of the layoff.

Zaslow had been the team’s radio host since 2010. Zaslow mentioned that he wished he had a better reason for his departure from WQAM, but the only reason out there is that he was laid off.

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John Granato: ESPN Cares About Aaron Judge More Than Fans Do

“I don’t care! Stop with Aaron Judge! No one gives a rat’s ass, outside of New York. Who cares? Stop already.”

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New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is still chasing the franchise and American League record for home runs in a single season, and ESPN 97.5 morning co-host John Granato couldn’t care less.

After a week of coverage centered around Judge, and consternation about the possibility of Judge breaking the record on AppleTV+, which would have limited coverage. ESPN and MLB Network broke into coverage during Judge’s at-bats over the weekend, which caught the ire of Granato.

“I don’t care about Albert Pujols. You know what else I’m sick of hearing about? I don’t care about Aaron Judge,” Granato said. “ESPN cut in all the time. I was listening to our station the weekend, I’m driving, they’re talking college football, and then ‘Let’s cut-in to Aaron Judge’s at-bat’. No! I don’t care! Stop with Aaron Judge! No one gives a rat’s ass, outside of New York. Who cares? Stop already. Bonds hit 73. This is 61. He’s gonna pass Roger Maris for the American League lead and the Yankee lead. Who cares?!”

Granato later asked who held the National League record for consecutive games with at least one-hit. Joe DiMaggio holds the record at 56, set with the Yankees. Pete Rose had a hit in 44 straight games, but no one cares, because it’s not the record, he argued.

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Joe Haden Says He Has Met With Networks For Potential Gig

“He said that at one point, he had discussions with Amazon about joining its Thursday Night Football crew.”

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The playing days are over for Joe Haden. He told Pat McAfee that he didn’t receive any offers to play this season that he felt justified leaving his family in California. Now, he says he is fully in dad mode with his two sons.

That doesn’t mean that he is done with the NFL. The three-time Pro Bowler says he is retired and interested in making a move into the broadcasting world.

“I’ve been meeting with CBS,” Haden said on Monday’s edition of The Pat McAfee Show

He said that at one point, he had discussions with Amazon about joining its Thursday Night Football crew.

“We were just talking, but they weren’t doing anything with active players, so they’re doing the Thursday Night Football thing. I was talking to them this offseason, but they kinda cut short because they thought I was still playing.”

So what does the perfect broadcasting role look like for Joe Haden? 

“I’m really into the commentating,” he said. “I really like that.” 

Haden added that he would be open to any opportunity. In addition to being a dad and working on his broadcasting skills, he is dabbling in California real estate to pass the time.

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