Gabe Bock recently announced his departure from TexAgs Radio, and his replacement is waiting in the wings. David Nuño is taking over for Bock as the director of broadcast media. Nuño went to school at Texas A&M, now he’s returning to the place where it all started.
“I am coming home,” Nuño said. “I have always had a love for the Bryan-College Station area. There are two things in sports that get my blood going: Texas A&M and Real Madrid soccer. There is nothing like A&M sports. I’ve always thought about one day relocating. It’s the perfect area at the perfect time.”
Nuño earned his degree from Texas A&M in 1999 and steps into some big shoes after Bock hosted TexAgs Radio from day one back in 2011.
“When the position came open it was a no-brainer,” TexAgs co-owner Billy Liucci said. “He was the No. 1 target for me. There was not a No. 2. David Nuño was the fit on every level. He is the guy that can take us into the stratosphere here at TexAgs in terms of producing unique and rich content for our subscribers and plow areas we’ve yet to even touch in content and visibility.”
Nuño got his start in the sports industry through a blind email to Mark Cuban, which led to an internship with the Dallas Mavericks. He began working in radio in 2007, and he was a reporter and weekend sports anchor for ABC 13 in Houston before joining TexAgs.
“TexAgs is a brand that I have not only watched grow, but I have been a viewer and listener,” Nuño said. “It’s a perfect match. It’s something I’ve thought about for over a decade.”
His first day behind the microphone on TexAgs Radio is July 6, just in time for Aggie football to start ramping up in College Station.
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Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”
The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.
“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”
Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”