SBD/February 15, 2013/Media

Dale Jr. Announces New Weekly Podcast On "Dirty Mo Radio" Network

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his JR Motorsports team are “launching a radio-style podcast called ‘The Dale Jr. Download,’ which will serve as the first program on a new online network as ‘Dirty Mo Radio,’” according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. The weekly podcasts “will be based at Earnhardt's personal website, DaleJr.com, but will also be available on iTunes.” All podcasts will be “free of charge.” The “Mo” in Dirty Mo Radio is “a reference to Earnhardt's hometown of Mooresville, N.C.” The broadcasts will be hosted by JR Motorsports Communications Dir Mike Davis and Charlotte-based WFNZ-AM's Taylor Zarzour. Earnhardt said that he will have “a major interest” in the programming. “The Dale Jr. Download” will air Mondays beginning next week and “will focus on recapping the previous weekend's race but also give fans insight on Earnhardt's life” (USA TODAY, 2/15). SPORTING NEWS’ Jeff Owens noted Earnhardt will be featured “in many of the podcasts, but other shows will feature teammates and friends from Earnhardt's life and will focus on events and developments on and off the track.” Earnhardt said that the show “would be similar to the XM Satellite Radio show -- ‘Dale Jr. Unrestricted’ -- for which he was once host.” He added, "But a little more professional than that" (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 2/14).
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