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SiriusXM Kicks Off NFL Training Camp Tour

“NFL insiders, former players, coaches and executives will be on site to host the live shows”

Brandon Contes

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SiriusXM’s 2019 NFL Training Camp Tour will begin Thursday, July 25th, for its subscribers via NFL Radio channel 88.  Starting with Alex Marves and Ed McCaffrey in Denver, live shows will be featured from all 32 NFL Teams’ training camps, prepping fans for the 2019 NFL season.  The tour will last through August 15th, when SiriusXM will broadcast live from training camp in Houston and Minnesota.

NFL insiders, former players, coaches and executives will be on site to host the live shows, the full schedule of broadcasts are listed below.  Hosts will be joined by current players and team personnel live from each training camp, offering listeners in-depth coverage of their favorite NFL franchises as they prepare for the upcoming season.  

SiriusXM will also broadcast the induction of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 in Canton, OH on Saturday, August 3rd.  Included in the 2019 Hall of Fame class is longtime SiriusXM NFL Radio host, Gil Brandt, who will also be prominently featured in their Training Camp Tour.

Denver Broncos with Alex Marvez & Ed McCaffrey on Thursday, July 25 from 3pm—6pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers with Alex Marvez & James Lofton on Friday, July 26 from 6pm—9pm ET

Chicago Bears with Jeff Joniak & Jim Miller on Saturday, July 27 from 1pm—4pm ET

Arizona Cardinals with Alex Marvez & Gil Brandt on Saturday, July 27 from 6pm—9pm ET

New Orleans Saints with Bruce Murray & Mark Dominik on Monday, July 29 at noon ET

New England Patriots with Jim Miller, Pat Kirwan & Charlie Weis Monday, July 29 at 3pm ET

Dallas Cowboys with Alex Marvez & Gil Brandt on Monday, July 29 from 6pm—9pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles with Bruce Murray & Mark Dominik on Tuesday, July 30 at noon ET

Buffalo Bills with Jim Miller & Pat Kirwan on Tuesday, July 30 from 3pm—6pm ET

Los Angeles Rams with Alex Marvez & Torry Holt on Tuesday, July 30 from 7pm—10pm ET

Cleveland Browns with Jim Miller & Pat Kirwan on Wednesday, July 31 from 3pm—6pm ET

Tennessee Titans with Mike Keith & Brad Hopkins on Thursday, August 1 from 2pm—5pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers with Jim Miller & Pat Kirwan on Friday, August 2 from 6pm—9pm ET

New York Jets with Bill Lekas & Erik Coleman on Sunday, August 4 from noon—3pm ET

Atlanta Falcons with Alex Marvez & Charles Davis on Monday, August 5 from 1pm—4pm ET

Washington Redskins with Alex Marvez & Charles Davis on Monday, August 5 at 4pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals with Solomon Wilcots & Bruce Gradkowski on Monday, August 5 at 7pm ET

New York Giants with Bob Papa & David Diehl on Tuesday, August 6 from 10am—1pm ET

Baltimore Ravens with Jim Miller & Pat Kirwan on Tuesday, August 6 from 3pm—6pm ET

Carolina Panthers with Alex Marvez & Ed McCaffrey on Tuesday, August 6 from 6pm—9pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Jim Miller & Pat Kirwan on Wednesday, August 7 at 4pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs with Alex Marvez & Gil Brandt on Thursday, August 8 from noon—3pm ET

San Francisco 49ers with Ed McCaffrey & Cole Wright on Thursday, August 8 at 4pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars with Jim Miller & Pat Kirwan on Saturday, August 10 from noon—3pm ET

Miami Dolphins with Charles Davis & Charlie Weis on Saturday, August 10 from 3pm—6pm ET

Detroit Lions with Alex Marvez & Gil Brandt on Sunday, August 11 from noon—3pm ET

Seattle Seahawks with Jim Miller & Pat Kirwan on Sunday, August 11 from 3pm—6pm ET

Indianapolis Colts with Jeff Rickard & Bill Polian on Monday, August 12 from 3pm—6pm ET

Green Bay Packers with Bruce Murray & Charles Davis on Tuesday, August 13 at 2pm ET

Oakland Raiders with Jim Miller & Pat Kirwan on Tuesday, August 13 from 7pm—10pm ET

Houston Texans with Jim Miller & Pat Kirwan on Thursday, August 15 from noon—3pm ET

Minnesota Vikings with Bruce Murray & Bruce Gradkowski on Thursday, August 15 at 4pm ET

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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16.9% of All Sports Radio Listeners Are Streaming

The news comes as Nielsen reported that 11.3% of all radio listenership comes thru a stream, up from 6.9% in May of 2020.

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According to Nielsen, sports radio stations are the third-most streamed spoken word format, just behind Talk/Personality and News/Talk/Info. The trend is continuing to show that streaming is on the uptick.

The survey found that in May 2022, 16.9% of sports talk radio’s audience tunes in via the station’s online stream. That news comes as Nielson reported that 11.3% of all radio listenership comes thru a stream, up from 6.9% in May of 2020.

Nielsen notes that in the 45 PPM markets they are grabbing data from and the 4,800+ stations that stream in those markets, just 30% of them are encoded. That encoding allows for Nielsen to accurately measure the streams. They used the listener data from 1,500 stations across the U.S., in their latest report, AM/FM Radio Streaming Growth in PPM Markets

The survey also showed that streaming levels differ widely by radio format. Spoken word formats display strong streaming listenership (Talk/Personality: 31.2%, News/Talk/Info: 19.1%, All Sports: 16.9%). In fact, Nielsen found that 1/3 of all AM/FM streaming in PPM markets is to spoken word formats.

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New Study Finds Listeners to MLB on Radio Are Willing to Spend

More than one third (34%) of the respondents recently purchased clothing/apparel that features their favorite team… 27% have visited a ballpark in the past year. That compares to only 19% of the average MLB fan base has made an apparel purchase to support their team while just 11% have gone to a game in person in that same time span.

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When it comes to advertiser’s attempting to reach an affluent and engaged audience, sports talk radio might have a whale on their hands. Major League Baseball play-by-play features an audience that has money and has no problems spending it.

In a recent MRI-Simmons study, data shows that consumers who listen to MLB broadcasts on the radio are the perfect audience for sports marketers. According to the analysis, done by Katz Radio Group, nearly two thirds (62%) of those surveyed consider themselves “super fans” of baseball. That number is 58% higher than the average.

Radio Listeners to MLB

Those “super fans” are willing to spend to support their team, as well. More than one third (34%) of the respondents recently purchased clothing/apparel that features their favorite team. Those fans are also far more willing to make the trip to see their team. The study found that 27% have visited a ballpark in the past year. That compares to only 19% of the average MLB fan base has made an apparel purchase to support their team while just 11% have gone to a game in person in that same time span.

The news continues getting better for advertisers. Continued analysis reveals that 66% of listeners are currently employed and have a median household income greater than $106,000.

Listeners to MLB games on the radio are also 34% more likely to place a sports bet and 106% more likely to be a participant in fantasy baseball.

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Jeff Dean Signs Off At ESPN Tucson for The Final Time

Dean said on Facebook: “…the years of burning the candle at both ends has taken a dire toll on my health and for the first time in my life, I’m going to put myself and my livelihood first”

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Fans will no longer be able to tune into ESPN Tucson and hear Jeff Dean hosting his show. Friday morning was his last show, according to his Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Jeff Dean Show had been airing from 7-9a MT weekday mornings. Dean took to social media to relay the news and the reason behind him stepping away from the microphone. Dean said on Facebook:

“This morning I signed off from my radio show on ESPN Tucson for the final time. I have been devoting too much of my life and my time to working multiple jobs…the years of burning the candle at both ends has taken a dire toll on my health and for the first time in my life, I’m going to put myself and my livelihood first”

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Dean went on to emphasize that he isn’t stepping away from ESPN Tucson, he’s just taking himself off the air. He also added that “gladly, I will be continuing my position as PA announcer of University of Arizona Football and Men’s basketball.”

Dean would also go onto Twitter to add even further context for his self-removal from the ESPN Tucson airwaves. He added, “It’s not a decision I arrived at hastily, as it’s been a 6 month mental grind to make the ultimate decision that had to be made, and I’m not particularly happy about it, but I have to put my health first, we all do, and make sure we’re around long enough to enjoy life”.

Dean had been ESPN Tucson’s morning host since November 2019.

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