NFL Week 2 Sunday Overnight Ratings Gus Johnson No Longer Fox' Soccer Voice ESPN Sets Another ComScore Record Media Notes CBS Praised For Its Handling Of Pregame Show Steelers-Ravens Draws Combined 13.7 Overnight NFL Week 1 Sees Mixed Results With Ratings NHL, HBO Part Ways On "24/7" Reality Series WNBA Finals Viewers Up Through Two Games Final Ratings: U.S. Open, NASCAR
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/Issue 20/Sports Media
Published October 8, 2004
In Orlando, Scott Andera reports Magic games will continue to air on WDBO-AM, but most other team-related programming will move to sports-talk station WQTM-AM. WQTM took over the coach’s show, the team’s draft coverage and added a weekly talk show with Magic GM John Weisbrod. The Magic agreed to three-year deals with WDBO and WQTM, so the games, as well as Magic Radio Network pre and postgame shows, will stay put (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 10/8).
SAINTS: The Saints sold enough tickets Thursday to lift the local TV blackout for their game against the Bucs this Sunday. Some local businesses, including WVUE-Fox, which will broadcast the game, bought tickets to help the team avoid the blackout. The game marks the 33rd consecutive home sellout for the Saints (Saints).
CBS: In Tampa, Rick Harmon reports CBS analyst Phil Simms “has requested that he not be assigned to any Bucs games,” as his son plays Chris plays QB for the team. While CBS only does two Bucs games each year, the net had planned for Jim Nantz and Simms to call last week’s Bucs-Broncos game. CBS sent Dick Enberg and Dan Dierdorf instead (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 10/8).