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Chris Duncan Exits 101 ESPN To Focus On His Health

“Stalter began today’s edition of The Turn by announcing that Duncan gave their bosses word that he would not be returning to the show.”

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101 ESPN host Anthony Stalter announced today that his partner Chris Duncan will not be returning to the station. Duncan had taken a temporary leave of absence from the station in April after announcing that he was battling a brain tumor.

Stalter began today’s edition of The Turn by announcing that Duncan gave their bosses word that he would not be returning to the show. He mentioned that the tumor, which Duncan had beaten once before, had returned months before Duncan revealed it to the audience.

“Dunc, because he did not want to let us down, he didn’t want to let you, the listener down, he didn’t want to let anybody down on 101, he was dealing with another brain tumor while doing the show,” Stalter said. “I don’t know how he did it. I don’t know how…to sit there and watch the beloved Cardinals or the beloved Blues, or to deal with all of the Rams crap. For him to be fighting cancer and prepping for a show.”

You can hear the full audio of the announcement below.

Duncan himself has been very private about what is going on. Stalter said that most texts asking Duncan about his health have received a thumbs up emoji in return.

Stalter said that Dunc had “the weight of the world on him” when he decided to step away from the show temporarily. He asked listeners that pray to please pray and for those that don’t to keep Chris Duncan in their thoughts.

Stalter was adamant that he isn’t going to think or talk about what comes next for the show, but said that what The Turn was cannot be duplicated without Chris Duncan. A rotation of guest hosts have filled in for Duncan since April. Stalter said that bosses at 101 ESPN did not want to fill the chair permanently until Duncan decided for himself that he wasn’t coming back. Stalter also gave Duncan credit for championing his move from the producer’s chair to a hosting role.

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Matt Chernoff: WFAN’s Sal Licata ‘Doesn’t Have The Guts’ to Appear On 680 The Fan Again

“He doesn’t have the guts to come on again. After what happened last time? You think he wants that again? Why the hell would he want that?”

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Would WFAN’s Sal Licata join Chuck and Chernoff on 680 The Fan in Atlanta again? According to Matt Chernoff, no.

During a May appearance on SNY, Licata declared the National League East race over, saying the New York Mets had wrapped up the division. The Atlanta Braves then proceeded to win 14 consecutive games. The Mets currently hold a seven game lead over the Braves in the division.

After the 14 game winning streak, Chuck and Chernoff had Licata on their show to confront him about the opinion, and things got slightly heated, with Chernoff and Licata eventually yelling at each other, before cooler heads prevailed.

The two hosts rekindled their disdain for one another after the Mets won four of five games against the Braves over the weekend, with the two trading barbs on Twitter. Licata joked Chernoff should hope the New York host doesn’t move to Atlanta to win a ratings battle, and called Chernoff a clown before deleting the tweet. He later tweeted “Funny. No invites from Atlanta sports talk radio today,” accompanied by a should shrug emoji. That caught the attention of Chernoff, who addressed it to open his show Monday.

“He (Licata) won’t come on,” Chernoff said. “He doesn’t have the guts to come on again. After what happened last time? You think he wants that again? Why the hell would he want that? He made a fool of himself and then lied about it to his own fans. There’s a reason he didn’t play the audio on his dumb little show. And next time when he’s an hour late, they have that to play instead. I mean, honestly, if he wants to come on, come on. He has no interest. He does not want this smoke.”

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Chernoff has had enough of loud mouth Sal Licata of #wfan #braves #mets

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790 The Score Debuts In Providence

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

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After reporting last week that Kevin McNamara would be the station’s only local host in the programming lineup, 790 The Score in Providence, Rhode Island is officially on the air.

The station, which was last on the air in the market in 2008, has been revived and will serve as the market’s first sports and sports betting station.

“The station features a lineup of expert personalities that deliver unique sports talk and sports betting insights that entertain, inform, and engage,” said Holly Paras, VP and market manager of Cumulus Providence. “We think Providence sports and sports betting fans will love 790 THE SCORE!”

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch some of the top national talent on the airwaves throughout the day and night. This includes hosts like Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

McNamara will host his show Kevin Mac Sports Hour daily from 5-7 p.m.

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Paul Finebaum Reportedly Scores $700K Advance For Nick Saban Book

Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

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Though there’s still some time before a finished products reaches bookshelves, but ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is reportedly set to get a nice six-figure advance by Penguin Press.

According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

Back in the spring things came to a head between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, as the two engaged in a verbal spat in separate press conferences over name, image and likeness.

Saban said Fisher and his staff utilized NIL and “bought every player” in the Aggies’ spring 2022 recruiting class.

Things got so heated and drew so many headlines that SEC commissioner Greg Sankey had to step in and try to get the former colleagues to cool it.

Finebaum is teaming up with Alabama beat reporter John Talty to write the book.

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