Our old friend Jim Irizarry now has a full-time gig at 960 AM WSBT Sports Radio in South Bend and this week, he filled in on the Sportsbeat AM morning show. Happy for Jim to be back on the radio and happy to chat with him!
Since Jim and I often talked baseball on his streaming radio show and podcast, I assumed that’s what we’d discuss. And we did, with the decisive Game 5 of the Dodgers-Giants National League Division Series. But Jim really wanted to gab on some sports media stories — which is great because that’s what I cover for a living! I just don’t get to talk about it much on the radio.
Among our topics: ESPN and TNT debuting their NHL coverage; the NFL putting a Wild Card playoff game on Monday night, which will be televised by ESPN; and the revelation that ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter sent one of his stories to Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen to review before publication.
Thanks to Jim for inviting me on during his guest stint. And if anyone else wants to talk about sports media on the radio, my contact information is here on this website. Or you can just holler at me on Twitter.