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New York Sportscaster Ed Ingles Dies At 87

“The tributes for Ingles poured in on social media over the weekend, depicting the positive impact he had on the sports broadcasting world.”

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Iconic New York sportscaster and radio personality Ed Ingles died Friday, Mar. 6 at the age of 87.

Ingles broadcasting career spanned over 60 years as one of the most prominent voices in New York sports. The sports director of WCBS radio for 24-years, Ingles also worked as analyst for New York Jets games and St. John’s basketball, covered golf, tennis, horse racing, auto racing and several Olympics. 

Ingles also served as a mentor and inspiration to many young broadcasters as the longtime professional-in-residence at WRHU 88.7 FM-Radio Hofstra University at the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication. The Bronx-native and veteran of the U.S. Navy retired from Hofstra last year.

“He was my first mentor and he was one of my heroes, but I’m just one of many who feel that way,” Knicks and ESPN NBA play-by-play voice Mike Breen told WCBS. “Throughout my career when people ask me, ‘What did you want to do? What were your goals?’ My answer often was just, ‘I want to be Ed Ingles’ because of what he accomplished both on the air and more importantly the impact he had off the air in the industry.”

“When I first started covering the Jets in 1996, Ed was a fixture at Hofstra in the media room, and I routinely sat next to him for all our Bill Parcells news conferences,” Jets radio play-by-play voice Bob Wischusen said. “It was surreal because it was the first time I was regularly working alongside someone who I literally ‘grew up listening to.’

“I can honestly say Ed was about the nicest gentleman I’ve ever met in our business. For a 25-year-old kid at the time, working my first beat in New York sports, he couldn’t have been more warm or kind. He was one of the good ones. I’ll always be better for having known him.”

The tributes for Ingles poured in on social media over the weekend, depicting the positive impact he had on the sports broadcasting world.

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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.

“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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SiriusXM Plots Super Bowl LVII Coverage

“SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM.”

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SiriusXM has announced its extensive plans for coverage of Super Bowl LVII and the events leading up to the big game.

A dedicated Super Bowl pop-up channel on SiriusXM Channel 104 will be just one of the avenues SiriusXM plans to cover the event. Amber Theoharis will conduct interviews with players, and personalities making their way through Radio Row throughout the week that will air on the pop-up channel.

Mad Dog Sports Radio will have a large presence on Radio Row, with shows hosted by Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Adam Schein, Dusty Dvoracek, Danny Kanell, and Steve Torre all airing live on location in Arizona. Former NFL All-Pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall will be on hand to host I Am Athlete Tonight from the event, as well.

“With all eyes and ears focused on Phoenix for Super Bowl Week, SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM,” said SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein.

“With multiple game broadcasts, several channels in Phoenix covering the latest news and providing expert analysis on the teams, interviews with many of the celebrities in town for the game, and our exclusive concert with Luke Combs, our subscribers will have exceptional access throughout the biggest week on the NFL calendar.”

ESPNU Radio hosts Colt McCoy, Rick Neuheisel, and Max Starks will also be in Arizona on Radio Row, in addition to Dusty and Danny hosting their shows each day from Radio Row.

Fantasy football expert Jeff Mans and SportsGrid Radio host Scott Ferrall will also originate content from Radio Row.

SiriusXM will offer four different game broadcasts of Super Bowl LVII. The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles home broadcasts will each air, as will the national Westwood One call. Additionally, a Spanish-language broadcast will also be provided. Listeners will also be able to hear the halftime show — performed by pop star Rihanna — on Sirius XM Hits 1, The Heat, and Super Bowl LVII Radio.

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BetQL Network Going to Arizona for Super Bowl Week

“Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale.”

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BetQL is headed to Radio Row. Audacy’s sports betting radio network will be in Arizona ahead of Super Bowl LVII. 

Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale. BetQL Daily and You Better You Bet will be live Monday through Friday. BetMGM Tonight will be live Monday through Thursday.

The network’s hosts will stay busy in the desert. BetQL is producing 52 hours of live audio and video content. Hosts are also scheduled to make 25 live appearances across other Audacy radio stations and digital channels.

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