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GENTILE STEPS UP TO THE PLATE: DIAMOND SPORTS COMPANY FORMED
Published March 12, 1999
Former CBS Sports Exec Producer Rick Gentile has joined with ID-based Diamond Sports, which specializes in live event, sports franchise and venue management. Gentile will serve as President & Exec Producer of Diamond Sports and Entertainment, which will focus on production, packaging and syndication of televised events and programs. Gentile will oversee program development, domestic and int'l program sales, TV production and sponsorship. Diamond Sports Management President Cord Pereira will serve as Exec VP of the Sports & Entertainment division. Current Diamond Sports properties include the WCHL Idaho Steelheads, the Boise Hawks and El Paso Diablos minor-league baseball teams and Sports radio KTIK-AM in Boise, ID (Diamond Sports).