In DC, J.P. Finlay noted ESPN Radio 980 DC Redskins analyst Sam Huff's workload will be “cut back” this season and Huff is “not happy about it.” At the Redskins annual welcome lunch last Friday, Huff “spoke candidly about his demotion” and said that he “doesn’t understand why his work is being reduced.” He also said that he “questioned if his honest critiques no longer play well on the radio.” Huff even gestured toward Redskins and station Owner Dan Snyder, “who sat just a few seats down from Huff on the dais.” While Huff made comments to the crowd, Snyder “noticeably did not look" at him (WASHINGTONIAN.com, 8/27).
COMING SOON: NBC Sports Radio yesterday announced it has hired former NFLer Amani Toomer -- along with radio analysts Eytan Shander, Dan Schwartzman and Kay Adams -- as show hosts and update announcers ahead of the radio network's launch on Sept. 4. Toomer and Shander will host “Amani and Eytan” in the 10:00pm-1:00am ET timeslot (Monday-Friday). “The Dan Schwartzman Show” will air live Tuesday-Saturday between 1:00am-5:00am. Adams will anchor national updates between 5:00pm-10:00pm (Monday-Friday) and will also be appearing regularly on “The Erik Kuselias Show” (Monday-Friday) between 7:00pm-10:00pm (NBC).
SWING OF THINGS: Swing coach and TV host Hank Haney will host “The Hank Haney Show” on Fox Sports Radio starting Sept. 8. The show will air 8:00-10:00am ET and will feature Haney’s analysis, interviews and golf tips (Fox Sports Radio).