Buccaneers Choose New Home For Radio Broadcasts For Games This Season
The Buccaneers have chosen a "new home for the radio broadcast of their games" in '17 by switching to WXTB-FM, according to Greg Auman of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. The move "keeps the team in the IHeartMedia family but shifts the game broadcast away" from WDAE-AM, where their weekly shows for players and coach Dirk Koetter will remain. The Buccaneers will have "seven and a half hours of programming on game days, including shows before and after the game itself." The broadcast crew "will remain the same" -- Gene Deckerhoff is back for his 29th season doing play-by-play, with former NFLer Dave Moore back for his 11th year as color analyst and sideline reporter T.J. Rives back for his 13th year (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 4/19).
DON'T "KNOCK" IT UNTIL YOU ROCK IT: In Tampa, Rick Stroud notes the Buccaneers this afternoon are expected to reveal that they have been selected to be featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this season. For the "past several weeks, everyone from" Koetter to GM Jason Licht and co-Chair Joel Glazer have been "bracing -- if not embracing -- the inevitability" that the Bucs would appear on this latest version of the show (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 4/19).