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KFAN’s The Power Trip Jokes About Corporate Twitter Memo

“Listen I know we go on at 5:30 (AM). But don’t you think a tweet at 5:15 (AM) is gonna get people motivated to tune in?”

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Chris Hawkey returned to KFAN’s The Power Trip this morning after time away at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, and joked about an email he got from his corporate bosses about more promotion for the show on Twitter in the first segment of Thursday’s show.

“It’s good to disconnect and then come back and reconnect with everything that’s gone on here at the radio station while I was gone and try to understand everything that went on while I was gone. It was a lot of fun to disconnect and the reconnect and see all the great ideas,” said Hawkey, dryly.

“If you can’t tell, I got him wound up this morning,” Paul “Meatsauce” Lambert said.

“I’m not wound up at all. It makes perfect sense to me. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Are you talking about the tweet thing?”, Hawkey said. “I must admit, I was confused, because I had people tweet me saying ‘Nice tweet!’ and I was like are they being a-holes to me? Are they ripping on me? Then I got back and saw the wonderful memo. You know what I thought? I thought that makes great sense. Don’t you think that’s the way to win? To tweet before the show? Sure, listen I know we go on at 5:30 (AM). But don’t you think a tweet at 5:15 (AM) is gonna get people motivated to tune in? Because I forgot to do it,”

“I forgot to do it, too,” Cory Cove replied.

“No, each of us have to do it,” Hawkey said. “Read the email. Did you guys not read the email? Each individual on the show, I believe, — son of a bitch am I gonna be fired? –, we’re just gonna have to be better tomorrow. I’m gonna do it on the way in. Because I want people to plan. That as soon as they wake up, I want them to tune in. They’re like walking to their car to their place of employment and that’s when I tweet, that’s a missed opportunity. So what I wanna do is, first thing when they wake up, I wanna be the first thing they see. When they wake up and think ‘What should I listen to? Better check Twitter and find out.’ and then they do and see my smiling face and it’s me saying ‘Tune in. It’s me and the guys…on the Fan. We’ve only been on the air 21 years, but you may have forgotten’. Billboards don’t work. But tweets do, guys.”

The trio then joked other stations in the iHeart Minneapolis cluster get billboards and television commercials, but they “don’t work” for KFAN, before Hawkey noted the only time he’s seen on TV is during his endorsements.

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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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Stan Norfleet To Replace N.D. Kalu On SportsTalk 790 in Houston

“My affinity for Space City spans nearly two decades and I look forward to connecting with old friends and new listeners in the market.”

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Change is afoot at SportsTalk 790 in Houston. Chris Gordy will have a new co-host in middays as N.D. Kalu exits and Stan Norfleet comes aboard for Next Up.

Kalu, a former Houston Texans defensive end, has decided to leave radio behind. Instead, he will focus on his real estate business.

“N.D. is a tremendous talent and one of the most down-to-earth people I’ve ever had the privilege to work with. He will be missed,” said iHeartMedia Houston’s head of AM programming, Bryan Erickson.

Stan Norfleet comes to Houston after most recently being on WFNZ in Charlotte. He is no stranger to Texas, though. He finished his college football career at Texas Southern University. He also worked in the sales departments for both the Rockets and the Texans.

“It is a tremendous blessing and honor to join the renowned iHeartMedia Houston family. I have long been a fan and avid listener of Sportstalk 790 and respect the history and contributions of its personalities,” Stan Norfleet said in a press release. “My affinity for Space City spans nearly two decades and I look forward to connecting with old friends and new listeners in the market.”

In addition to his time on air in Charlotte, Norfleet has also been heard on 92.9 The Game in Atlanta and seen on Raycom’s regionally syndicated ACC Network. He is also a former columnist at BSM.

“Stan brings amazing passion to everything he does,” said Erickson. “He has strong local ties and we’re thrilled to add him to the team.”

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