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The Horn Shuffles Weekday Lineup

“The changes, which feature a shuffling of existing talent begin at 10am.”

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104.9 The Horn in Austin, Texas made it official, their new weekday lineup will launch Wednesday, Mar. 4. The schedule starts off the same, with longtime Austin radio host Bucky Godbolt and program director Erin Hogan staying in morning drive. The changes, which feature a shuffling of existing talent begin at 10am. 

Each day from 10am – noon, Jeff Howe will expand his role at The Horn and partner with Craig Way for a new late morning show. Way is the lead radio play-by-play voice of the Texas Longhorns, calling football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball. Howe, a writer for 247Sports, said he and Way will rotate between hosting solo and as a duo. 

Chad Hastings departs afternoon drive to partner with midday host Trey Elling from noon – 3pm. Elling filled the 11am – 1pm timeslot with co-host Brad Kellner (BK) for the last three years. His new co-host, Chad Hastings is an original at 104.9 The Horn, coming in as an already established sports radio personality to help launch the station in 2009.

BK moves from middays to afternoon drive, joining Kevin Dunn and Rod Babers each day from 3 – 7pm. Dunn is an incumbent on The Horn’s afternoon show, with Babers moving over after previously hosting weekdays from 1 – 3pm. BK joined The Horn as an intern in 2015. In addition to hosting middays from 11am – 1pm, BK also regularly contributed to Babers’ 1 – 3pm show. Dunn has been with 104.9 The Horn since joining Hastings in afternoon drive in 2015.

“To be able to reconstitute our daily lineup with our current talent, adding Craig Way and a talent the caliber of Jeff Howe, is exciting,” said program director and morning show co-shot Erin Hogan. “These moves put us in a position to see tremendous growth into the new decade.”

To recap, here is the full weekday lineup on 104.9 The Horn:

Bucky Godbolt and Erin Hogan 6 – 10am
Craig Way and Jeff Howe 10am – noon
Chad Hastings and Trey Elling noon – 3pm
Rod Babers, Kevin Dunn and Brad Kellner 3pm – 7pm

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Howard and Jeremy: Amazon Prime Video Is Best NFL Broadcast

“Fitz (Ryan Fitzpatrick) is good. Andrew Whitworth is good. It’s top to bottom — maybe Tony Gonzalez is the weak link, I mean, he’s fine — but top to bottom it’s a great broadcast.”

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Amazon Prime Video and Thursday Night Football received backlash last week for failing to mention a previously perceived concussion by Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa after the third-year signal caller suffered a scary-looking concussion in the first half of a game against the Bengals. WGR morning hosts Howard Simon and Jeremy White discussed the Amazon crew, with White saying he believes it’s the best NFL broadcast on Howard and Jeremy.

“I will say, the Amazon crew is getting criticized for not mentioning the Bills game during halftime. So, that aside, for me it’s the best crew,” White said. “Everything about Amazon’s broadcast is the best one. You and I talked about it last week. It is the recently retired players. It is so much better.

“When they were talking on the pregame — just football points, not Tua points — Richard Sherman they ask him like ‘You’ll be mad if what?’ and he said ‘I’ll be mad — and I’m gonna be talking to you at halftime about it — if the Dolphins, after playing 90 snaps on defense against the Bills, put their corners out on islands and don’t give them safety help. They’re gonna get beat, and I’ll be here to tell you it was a mistake that they’re not helping out their corners’. And sure enough, what happened? They did it and they got burned. He would have come back and talked about it at halftime if the Tua thing didn’t happen.”

He continued by pointing out several of the studio analysts as performing well early in their broadcasting careers.

“Fitz (Ryan Fitzpatrick) is good. Andrew Whitworth is good. It’s top to bottom — maybe Tony Gonzalez is the weak link, I mean, he’s fine — but top to bottom it’s a great broadcast.”

The pair also discussed the NextGen Stats alternate broadcast Amazon Prime Video produces as a viable way for those interested in learning more about deeper analytics and statistics of football to consume.

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Jets Partner With talkSPORT To Air Six Games on Radio in U.K.

The New York Jets and talkSPORT have agreed to broadcast six 2022 Jets regular season football games.

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Starting this weekend, fans of the New York Jets in the United Kingdom will have local access to their favorite team.

The New York Jets and talkSPORT have agreed to broadcast six 2022 Jets regular season football games. This will establish talkSPORT as the official UK radio broadcast partner of the Jets. Fans will also have exclusive access to the Jets Touchdown UK Podcast and additional Jets content including player and coach interviews.

“We are so thrilled to extend a radio broadcast of the Jets to our fans in the United Kingdom as we take the next step in utilizing our right to expand this game with the help of the world’s biggest sports radio station,” said New York Jets President Hymie Elhai. “This partnership will allow for so much more than 2022 season coverage as we continue to welcome some of the most passionate fans in the world into our fanbase.”

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Colin Cowherd Declares Twitter ‘Loser-ville’ Over Russell Wilson Criticism

“Twitter defended Johnny Manziel at every turn. Baker Mayfield, Cam Newton. The cool guys.”

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Colin Cowherd does not make much time for social media and he doesn’t have a lot of respect for the conversation there. He revealed Friday on his FOX Sports Radio show that is particularly true when it comes to Twitter.

“You know who gets ripped on Twitter? Steph Curry. You know what Twitter loves? NFTs and Bitcoin,” he said. “It is loser-ville. People that need to be accepted. Less successful people ripping more successful people. It’s a barnyard musical. You should try it sometime.” 

He compared the way polls show most football fans feel about Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson to the absolute drubbing he took on Twitter over his viral ad for Subway. Cowherd said that Twitter tends to side with image over quality.

“Russell Wilson was just voted by adults in America, people with lives, who aren’t concerned with being cool, the most likable player in the NFL,” he said. “Twitter defended Johnny Manziel at every turn. Baker Mayfield, Cam Newton. The cool guys.”

Colin Cowherd added that every moment that makes Twitter cringe becomes his new favorite thing about Russell Wilson. He said that the things social media users bash are the things most Americans find relatable.

“You know who else was on that list? Patrick Mahomes, who has a silly brother,” he said. “Sometimes his brother is out there being silly. We’ve all got a silly sister or silly brother! That’s America. It’s not cool.”

Cowherd closed the segment by declaring that he was going to go to Subway right after the show ended and order Russell Wilson’s “Dangerwich” to show his support.

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