After more than five years, David Schultz is no longer with Delta Media Corp’s 103.7 The Game in Lafayette, LA. Schultz announced his departure Saturday, March 16th on Twitter.
Schultz was the morning host and program director of 103.7 The Game, where his show, SportsChat aired weekdays from 6 – 9am in a lineup mixed with local and network programming from CBS Sports Radio.
“I appreciated your patience as it took this ‘yankee’ a bit to get used to his surroundings,” Schultz wrote on Twitter while thanking the audience. “I have lived throughout the United States and Acadiana has the nicest, most receptive people and the best cooks I have ever been around. Thank you very much for bringing me into your homes, cars and phones.”
In addition to thanking the listeners, Schultz also noted Chuck Wood and Erik Tobias who hired him, his co-workers at the station and everyone that joined him on the show as a guest. “I was honored to have you on SportsChat. To this day, I’m still pleasantly surprised/shocked when people answer my calls at 7:17am. I sincerely appreciate your time, insight and stories,” Schultz wrote.
Schultz joined 103.7 The Game in 2013, after spending two years away from the sports radio industry. Prior to those two years, where he worked in the private sector, Schultz was an on-air contributor at WQAM in Miami from 2009-2011. The radio host didn’t announce any future plans, only saying “stay tuned for whats next.”
103.7 has not made an official announcement regarding their new lineup, but Raymond Partsch III, host of The Rap Game which normally begins at 9am, will take over the station’s morning drive show this week.
Brandon Contes is a former reporter for BSM, now working for Awful Announcing. You can find him on Twitter @BrandonContes or reach him by email at Brandon.Contes@gmail.com.
Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”
The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.
“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”
Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”