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Brian Boesch Named Voice Of Michigan Basketball

“In January, the previous voice of Michigan men’s basketball, Matt Shepard was named the Detroit Tigers new television play-by-play announcer.”

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The University of Michigan announced Brian Boesch as the new permanent radio play-by-play voice for the Wolverines men’s basketball program.  

In January, the previous voice of Michigan men’s basketball, Matt Shepard was named the Detroit Tigers new television play-by-play announcer.  Shepard wanted to continue his work with Michigan basketball, but baseball season beginning during the NCAA Tournament creates a strong possibility for conflict and the University preferred to have one constant radio voice.  

Michigan’s new men’s basketball announcer, the 29-year old Brian Boesch had previously served as the broadcasts halftime and postgame host.  Boesch filled in for Shepard last season when the broadcaster took over as the Detroit Tigers play-by-play announcer.

“I know Matt really wanted to keep doing it, and if it was feasible, I think (they) would’ve,” Boesch told The Detroit News. “I’m indebted to Matt. He was willing to get me involved on the broadcast doing when he was doing play-by-play at a level that just doesn’t happen a whole lot in this business. He had a trust in me, and I’m grateful for that.”

In addition to contributing to Michigan basketball broadcasts, Boesch has also worked as the play-by-play voice for the Chicago White Sox Single-A affiliate, the Winston-Salem Dash.  Wolverines’ men’s basketball can be heard on the Michigan IMG Sports Network and their flagship radio station, WWJ 950 AM in Detroit.  Boesch will partner with longtime analyst Terry Mills on the call.

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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FOX Sports Radio Broadcasting Live From Arizona & Las Vegas For Super Bowl Week

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Sports radio will descend upon Glendale, Arizona and the greater Phoenix area next week for Super Bowl LVII, and FOX Sports Radio will be out in full force.

FOX Sports Radio announced Thursday that Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn, Jonas Knox, Doug Gottlieb, Steve Covino, Rich Davis, Chris Broussard and Rob Parker will all be live from either radio row, State Farm Stadium or Scottsdale Stadium starting Monday.

Dan Patrick and his crew will be at Scottsdale Stadium, which is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants and the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Colin Cowherd will broadcast two shows from State Farm Stadium, site of this year’s Super Bowl, on Thursday and Friday.

The rest of the FSR names mentioned above will all be doing their respective shows from radio row at the Phoenix Convention Center.

FOX Sports Radio also announced Jason Smith and Mike Harmon will broadcast from the Wynn Las Vegas resort on Thursday and Friday. They will have a strong focus on all things betting with regards to the Super Bowl.

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Alpha Media Ends San Antonio Sports Star Simulcast, 1250 AM Goes All ESPN Radio

“Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.”

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San Antonio now has a frequency where people can find local sports talk and the full ESPN Radio lineup.

RadioInsight reported owner Alpha Media has tweaked what was on 1250 AM, launching it as ESPN 1250. The station will be San Antonio’s 24/7/365 home for ESPN Radio. That will include NBA, NFL and MLB play-by-play on top of talk.

San Antonio’s Sports Star had been simulcasting on 1250, but Alpha will carry on with live and local programming on the stronger FM frequency. Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.

Sports Star is the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers in San Antonio.

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ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group

“The programming on the station does not change.”

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Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1 ESPN.

“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”

The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.

“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”

Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.

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