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Mark Chernoff Going Into NY State Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Chernoff has spent nearly three decades at WFAN.

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WFAN is about to add a hall-of-fame title to their ranks. The New York State Broadcasters Association’s 2021 Hall of Fame Class added WFAN’s senior vice president of programming Mark Chernoff to its list of inductees. Chernoff’s near-three decade run at WFAN is reportedly supposed to conclude this spring.

The radio executive has been a stalwart at WFAN since joining the station in 1993. Legendary shows like “Imus in the Morning,” “Mike and the Mad Dog,” and “Boomer & Carton,” were all cultivated under Chernoffs watchful eye. He had some great experience dealing with radio personalities during his time as program director at WXRK-FM, the station Howard Stern once called home.

“Mark Chernoff is a legendary radio executive in New York sports radio,” New York State Broadcasters Association President David Donovan said. “He has helped guide WFAN in New York City for nearly 30 years. His passion for radio is unsurpassed.”

Chernoff has been a big factor in WFAN’s growth over the past three decades. His keen eye for talent is one of the reasons the station has been so successful.

“When people think of WFAN, names like Imus, ‘Mike & The Mad Dog’ or Boomer often come to mind, but no name has been more responsible for the consistent excellence of ‘The Fan’ than Chernoff.” Audacy Senior Vice President and New York City Market Manager, Chris Oliviero said.

Chernoff is entering the hall of fame alongside Nexstar Media President Tim Busch, NBC3/CBS 5/CW6/CNY Central Syracuse chief meteorologist Wayne Mahar, and WIVB-TV News 4 Buffalo journalist and news anchor Jacquie Walker. A New York City awards luncheon is being put on this fall to honor the inductees.

“The Class of 2021 represents the best in the broadcasting profession,” Donovan said. “While the inductees represent a cross-section of broadcasters from across the state, they share one key characteristic: they have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serve their local communities.”

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Mike Rhyner Leads 97.1 the Freak For Its Debut in Dallas

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

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Ben Torres / Special Contributor Dallas Morning News

The dawn of a new sports radio signal in Dallas has come and who else to be the first voice you hear, but the Old Grey Wolf Mike Rhyner.

97.1 the Eagle stopped their regular programming late Monday morning and began stunting, the technique radio stations use to separate listeners from old programming into new programming. They began by playing songs with the word “freak” in them then went into a continuous loop of “The Waiting is the Hardest Part” by Tom Petty until 3p CT. Then, a voiceover detailing the Eagle’s history transitioned into the voice that Dallas-Forth Worth residents have gotten to know so well, Mike Rhyner.

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

He would go on to relive his final moments at The Ticket in Dallas. He said he was getting his “head around being a Paw Paw” before getting a call from Ben Rogers of the Ben and Skin Show and thus an idea for The Freak began to take shape.

After that, the show’s intro music played and Rhyner welcomed in Mike Sirois and before you knew it, the guys were wondering about a quarterback controversy in Dallas. 97.1 The Freak is off and running.

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Howie Rose Plans to Travel for Mets Postseason Games

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose said.

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Howie Rose has cut back on his travel schedule as the radio voice of the New York Mets in 2022, but he says that no place is off limits during the playoffs.

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose told Newsday. “A lot of this was designed to make sure that I had enough reserve to be able to handle anything that comes up in terms of road trips.”

Rose, 68, readies for what is likely to be a Wild Card series start to the playoffs and because of their Wild Card status, a win there could mean a trip to Los Angeles for the National League Divisional Series.

“It’s not exactly like managing Edwin Diaz’s innings, but I think that doing the number of games that I have and more to the point, being able to take the breaks that I have, has enabled me to approach the postseason with a clear mind and the full-speed-ahead attitude that you need to have.”

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Jake Chapman Named Orlando Magic Radio Play-By-Play Voice

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Jake Chapman has been introduced as the new radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

Chapman is beginning his 10th overall season with the franchise. He has previously served as the pre-game and post-game host for the team, as well as the radio producer. He joined the club as in intern in 2006 before becoming a producer in 2009. He then joined the Detroit Pistons Radio Network in 2014 to become its pre-game and post-game host as well as executive producer. He later joined 92.3 The Fan and the Cleveland Browns Radio Network as a producer. He returned to the Magic in 2019.

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Brandon Kravitz will serve as co-host for pregame, halftime and postgame. The network pregame show, Magic Tonight, will hit the air 30 minutes prior to tip-off. Magic Tonight is scheduled to premiere on October 11.

96.9 The Game is the radio flagship of the Magic Radio Network.

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