People & Personalities: Mike Holmgren Signs On As Seattle Sports Radio Analyst
In Tacoma, Dave Boling reported former NFL coach Mike Holmgren "is scheduled to make five sports-talk radio appearances a week" on Seattle-based KJR-AM. Holmgren, who was the Seahawks' coach from '99-'08, is "committing to the radio gig because it will allow him to continue working with his charitable causes in the region" (Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE, 8/25).
I GOT YOU BABE: Tampa-based WHFS-FM host Nanci Donnellan, known as the "Fabulous Sports Babe," on Monday said that she "was let go by CBS Radio, just before she was to start" her 7:00pm ET show on the station. But CBS Radio Tampa VP/Programming Brian Thomas said that Donnellan instead "will work part-time on the weekends, freeing up the time slot for an effort to get better ratings" (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 8/28).
MEDIA MOVES: Comcast SportsNet Chicago named Jen Lada as the newest on-air talent member of its nightly program, "SportsNet Central" (CSN Chicago)....The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Geoff Calkins has joined ESPN Radio 92.9 Memphis and will host "The Geoff Calkins Show" weekdays from 9:00-11:00am CT (Entercom)....Red Zebra Broadcasting has signed ESPN Radio 980 DC host Thom Loverro to an extension through '15 (Red Zebra).