People & Personalities: Musburger Enjoying Radio Stint With Raiders
Brent Musburger is in his second season as the Raiders' radio play-by-play voice, and he said that his relationship with coach Jon Gruden from their days at ESPN has "helped with the gig." Musburger "joins the team in Oakland at the end of the week to take in a practice, then travels with it if there's a road game." He has "one year left on his contract after this season, which will make him the voice of the team when it moves" to Las Vegas next season. Musburger: "I'll have to play it by ear, but obviously I wanted that first year in Las Vegas" (N.Y. POST, 11/22).
SHOT CALLER: THE ATHLETIC's Jovan Buha profiled Clippers radio play-by-play voice Noah Eagle, who is in his first year with the team at just 22. Eagle, a recent Syracuse graduate and the son of longtime Nets voice Ian Eagle, has "diligently worked to create his own voice and identity." He said of his father, "There are going to be shades of him in me. ... But at the same time, I want to carve out my niche and my own voice. And I want that to come through." But the "challenge of overcoming his father's shadow isn't lost on Eagle." He said, "I don't think there's any reason to run away from it, which I used to" (THEATHLETIC.com, 11/20).
NEW APPROACH SHOT: Golfer Cristie Kerr made her debut in the Golf Channel booth Thursday at the LPGA's CME Group Tour Championship, with Kerr getting a "rare opportunity to test the waters of television commentating" after not qualifying for the event herself. Kerr was in the booth alongside Judy Rankin and Terry Gannon, and she plans to shadow Jerry Foltz for on-course reporting on Friday (GOLFWEEK.com, 11/21).
NOTES: Bill Reiter has "signed a multiyear extension" with CBS Sports that will see him continue to host his daily CBS Sports Radio show and lead their website's NBA coverage (TWITTER.com, 11/21)....Dave LaGreca signed a new multiyear contract to continue as the lead host on SiriusXM's weekday pro wrestling show, "Busted Open" (THE DAILY).