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Jamie Bradford Bounces Back With Digital Show

“The show will air live every weekday for two hours on Podbean, allowing for caller interaction. Every show will also be available for download as a podcast.”

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Charleston, South Carolina’s Jamie Bradford and Darren Goldwater announced they’re teaming up for a new digital radio show that will air weekdays beginning next Monday. 

Last December, Bradford was let go by Kirkman Broadcasting after three years as a morning and midday host on ESPN 98.9 in Charleston. His new co-host, Darren Goldwater is a longtime broadcaster, providing play-by-play for various college sports, having also previously worked for Kirkman Broadcasting as a producer and on-air contributor. 

The duo recorded and published two test shows earlier this week, but the official launch of The JB and Goldwater Show comes next Monday, April 13 at 2pm. The show will air live every weekday for two hours on Podbean, allowing for caller interaction. Every show will also be available for download as a podcast.

In an interview with Frank Mansfield of The Gazette, Goldwater said he reached out after Bradford was let go from his ESPN gig late last year. He pitched the show idea and Bradford was quickly interested.

“There’s nothing in this area doing what we want to do, not in that time slot and not available to download and listen to later like that,” Bradford told Mansfield. “We’re there for the people who want their sports radio live in the afternoon. And we’re there for the people who like things more on-demand too.”

Bradford already has plenty of recording equipment in his home office, which is where they’ll do the daily show, sitting across from each other at least six feet apart as they noted during one of their test episodes. 

While having no live sports to discuss might not seem like the optimal time to launch a sports show, Bradford and Goldwater view it as the right time to carve their niche. 

“Circumstances can dictate your actions at times,” Goldwater added to The Gazette. “When I saw the local stuff was off the air, I texted Jamie.” Shortly after, they’re ready to roll.

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Jonathan Peterlin Takes Over Night Show On 92.3 The Fan

“”Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.””

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92.3 The Fan in Cleveland now has a permanent host for its nightly show in Jonathan Peterlin.

Peterlin wrote in a post for the Audacy station’s website on Tuesday that his show will be called Overtime with Jonathan Peterlin and will air each night starting at 7 p.m.

“This is a dream job,” he said. “Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.”

Peterlin had been the afternoon update anchor at 92.3 The Fan since 2016, even hosting on weekends and on a fill-in basis. Prior to that, he spent three years in a similar role at Yahoo Sports Radio.

He wrote that listeners in Cleveland will not need an introduction or reintroduction to who he is.

“You know me and I know you,” he said. “We’ve spent the past nearly 7 years getting to know each other on a daily basis…We were there for each other. Along the way I hope that I’ve earned your trust. Through the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs.”

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Layoffs Hit Pro Football Focus

“The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.”

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Pro Football Focus has laid off 16 employees, according to a report from Front Office Sports.

The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.

The company, which Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth owns a majority, still employs just over 200 people.

NFL reporter Doug Kyed was among the layoffs. Kyed had been at PFF since July 2021.

Additionally, 11 interns were also let go.

While PFF remains popular and profitable from a football analytics perspective, there had been a shift since the Silver Lake investment into attracting more sports betting and fantasy football customers. The FOS report indicated a chunk of the $50 million funding was used to develop an iPhone app.

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Laurence Holmes: Tim Jenkins Twitter Beef With Mike North Proves The Score Has Gotten Smarter

“Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

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Former NFL quarterback Tim Jenkins had an interesting back and forth on Twitter with former 670 The Score host Mike North over Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Jenkins broke down a piece of film from Chicago’s game against Green Bay on Sunday, saying he didn’t agree with the notion that Fields doesn’t go through his progressions and is more of a runner.

North disagreed, saying wide receiver Dante Pettis was wide open on that particular play, and that Fields missed him.

Jenkins responded, saying North’s take was “not intellectually honest.”

In his weekly appearance on Bernstein & Holmes on The Score, Jenkins talked about the exchange not knowing North’s connection to the station.

“There’s a radio guy up there, Mike North, he was real mad,” Jenkins said. “And I tried to handle it gently because like listen, the first thing in his bio was he was born in 1952. And if my grand-pappy is on Twitter roasting somebody, I hope to handle them gently. And I tried to.”

Host Laurence Holmes said it was truly a meta moment for their show and the station. He talked about how having access to a guy like Jenkins is a sign the station, like many others have done across the country, have grown with the game.

“It speaks to the evolution of this radio station,” Holmes said. “Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

The discussion turned to the evolution of the quarterback position in the NFL, and Holmes noted that there are some who just don’t recognize that the game has changed and called for a quarterback to be able to throw accurately but pick up yards and keep plays going with their legs.

“I’m here for the nuance, but people continue to ignore what is a trend,” Holmes said. “And I don’t mean that as a pejorative. The trend in the NFL is dual-threat quarterbacks. Look up and down the rosters.”

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