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Fox Sports Radio Adds Covino & Rich To Weekday Lineup

“They’re so talented we had to make room for them in what is the best sports talk lineup in the nation.”

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Fox Sports Radio has announced the addition of Covino & Rich to its daily lineup.

Steve Covino and Rich Davis will begin airing from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM ET weekdays on Monday, September 26th. In the lineup shuffle, The Doug Gottlieb Show will drop from three hours to two. In turn, Gottlieb will host a new original daily podcast, interviewing the biggest newsmakers in sports. Also, the network has ended Straight Outta Vegas with R.J. Bell, the one hour betting show that previously aired from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM ET.

Covino and Rich will add a dynamic punch to an already rich roster,” said Don Martin, Executive Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Sports and Scott Shapiro, FOX Sports Radio Vice President of Sports Programming, in a joint statement. “They’re so talented we had to make room for them in what is the best sports talk lineup in the nation. We can’t wait to share this one-of-a-kind duo with even more listeners across the country.”

Covino & Rich — which originally debuted in 2004 for SiriusXM’s Maxim Radio — joined the Fox Sports Radio weekend lineup in 2021. The pair have also worked at ESPN Radio before the COVID-19 pandemic forced budget cuts and their contract wasn’t renewed. They also hosted a show on SNY from 2013-2015. They will continue to host the Covino & Rich Podcast, which is available for subscribers on Patreon.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Don, Scott and the entire FOX Sports Radio team,” shared Covino and Rich. “We all share the same vision and can’t wait to bring the fun and energy every day! To quote every athlete in 2022, ‘Let’s F’n Go!’”

The pair both have backgrounds in music radio. Covino continues to host nights on SiriusXM’s Turbo, after a run at KROCK in New York City. Davis hosts from 12:00 PM-6:00 PM ET on SiriusXM’s Pop2K and was previously heard on Hits1. He also worked at Z100 in New York, Q102 in Philadelphia, and Hot 107.9 in Syracuse.

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    Kurt E Gottschalk

    September 27, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Have listened off and on for a few days now. You should have left Gottlieb alone and cut an hour of the odd couple. Now you have 5 hours I won’t be listening to your station

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John Kincade Forced Off the Air Due to Fire Alarm

“They did it on purpose, though, because they were timing us,” Kincade complained. “There’s a woman at the door with her cell phone, and I go, ‘What are you timing?’ She said, ‘The exit of the building.’ Okay.”

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When The John Kincade Show returned for the nine o’clock hour on Tuesday morning, the discussion was intended to be about the Philadelphia Eagles roster. However, the 97.5 Fanatic fire alarm had other plans.

The station was interrupted by a fire alarm that flashed throughout the building and quickly forced the show to exit the building.

The alarms are going off. Hopefully everything’s all right,” Kincade said.

“I don’t recall getting an email,” co-host Jamie Lynch added.

Kincade attempted to continue his regularly scheduled segment before it became clear that someone informed Kincade to leave the building. He quickly interrupted and said “We are going to be exiting the building,” before getting out of his chair and doing so. The station switched to ESPN Radio programming and the national feed of Keyshawn, JWill and Max.

The station returned after about five minutes noting that the alarm turned out to be just a drill.

“As we were walking back in she said it was a false alarm,” Lynch said.

“They did it on purpose, though, because they were timing us,” Kincade complained. “There’s a woman at the door with her cell phone, and I go, ‘What are you timing?’ She said, ‘The exit of the building.’ Okay.”

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Dan Le Batard: I Don’t Need Colleagues To Clean Up Home Run Record

“For their time, the best player I ever saw was Barry Bonds and I don’t need you to clean that up for me with some of the mythologies of how competitive people might cheat in the margins because they are super competitive about being competitive.”

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Some people in the sports media are trying to rewrite baseball history. Plenty have argued that if and when Aaron Judge hits his 62nd home run, he should be recognized as the single season home run champ in Major League Baseball history. It is a point of view Dan Le Batard had no trouble dismissing on Tuesday’s episode of The Dan Patrick Show.

Le Batard, who was dressed as the Mad Hatter for a bit on his own show later in the day, told Patrick that he didn’t need his colleagues that are more nostalgic and romantic for Major League Baseball to try and convince him of what is and isn’t legit.

“For their time, the best player I ever saw was Barry Bonds and I don’t need you to clean that up for me with some of the mythologies of how competitive people might cheat in the margins because they are super competitive about being competitive.”

Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs in 2001. Many assume that was achieved with the help of performance-enhancing drugs.

Dan Le Batard is not so precious about how the record was achieved. He acknowledges that PED use is cheating, but doesn’t dismiss the accomplishments they lead to.

“It’s not that I don’t have a problem with it,” he said. “It’s that I lost my Hall of Fame vote because we were arguing the merits of whether these guys would go through the pharmacy to be competitive when McGwire and Sosa stole the sport from Bonds when they were cheating. He started cheating too and he was better than them when he was cheating. He was better than them when he wasn’t cheating. He was better than anybody I’ve ever seen, Aaron Judge included.”

He zeroed in on the treatment of Bonds specifically, revealing that when he was guest hosting Pardon The Interruption once, ESPN brass was unhappy that he asked why the network was comfortable burying Bonds based on circumstantial evidence, but let Lance Armstrong, who he said had “all this circumstantial evidence and a little more proof,” host the ESPY Awards.

The use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs bothers plenty of media members. Dan Le Batard is not one of them. In fact, he wonders why anyone would assume that steroids completely disappeared from American sports after Major League Baseball began testing for them.

“It’s funny to me that we don’t ask any questions of Pujols or Brady or any of these guys or women in their 40s where it’s like ‘how have we cheated science so much that these people have perfected a way to age with grace in sports in a way we wish we all could?’.”

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Gregg Giannotti: Eli Manning Has ‘Completely Changed’ His Personality

“Eli coming out firing! You don’t normally get that from him! Ever since that Chad Powers bit this guy has completely changed his entire personality.”

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Monday Night Football With Peyton & Eli, mostly known as the Manningcast, has proved to be a popular alternate broadcast, and WFAN morning host Gregg Giannotti pointed out how much he has enjoyed seeing Eli Manning’s personality come out more and more during the broadcast.

“Eli Manning doesn’t say a lot so when he says something mildly controversial, everyone’s gonna jump on it,” Giannotti said. “He took a shot at Russell Wilson last night. Did you hear about this? Eli Manning taking shots!”

“Welcome to the dark side, Eli. It feels good to have an opinion,” co-host Boomer Esiason said.

“Talking about the 11-10 game on Sunday night and Eli said they should probably give the punter $250 million instead of Russell Wilson,” Giannotti said.

“I mean, Eli’s had a few games like that,” Esiason countered.

“But still, I thought that was great,” Giannotti admitted. “Eli coming out firing! You don’t normally get that from him! Ever since that Chad Powers bit this guy has completely changed his entire personality.”

Giannotti then admitted he didn’t watch Monday Night Football With Peyton & Eli last night, due to it interfering with his job.

“I have not watched the Manningcast yet this year,” Giannotti said. “I think because it’s distracting for me now. I checked it out a couple of times last year later in the season and I enjoyed it. It was fine. But if I’m trying to watch a Giant game because we’re gonna talk about it the next day, I can’t have six Zoom interviews on the Manningcast. It’s impossible.”

Giannotti is on record saying the Manningcast needs to eliminate guests. He said the guests were a “big problem” adding “They put them on those Zooms and the connection is always terrible and they are talking over each other and there is a delay.”

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