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Monday, January 07, 2013

Bobby Valentine is moving back to the media… but not with ESPN

Hello, caller, you’re on Candid Slam-era.

But he’s not returning to ESPN.  Instead, Bobby V will take on a much lower profile role as a contributor to the NBC Sports Radio network.  Via NBC release:

“Dial Global and the NBC Sports Group announced today that Bobby Valentine will join the NBC Sports Radio lineup as a Major League Baseball contributor, starting this month.

“Valentine, a former Major League Baseball player and manager, most recently of the Boston Red Sox, as well as former analyst for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, will call in weekly to affiliated stations and NBC Sports Radio talk hosts with his candid thoughts and observations on baseball. In addition, Valentine will become a part-time co-host of a soon-to-be-announced daily Monday-Friday talk show that will debut in April, 2013, as the network expands its programming lineup.”

 

Greg Franklin Posted: January 07, 2013 at 05:18 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcers, media, radio, red sox, television

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   1. Mayor Blomberg Posted: January 07, 2013 at 07:17 PM (#4341248)
Great place for Bobby. didn't even know there is an NBC sports radio
   2. something like a train wreck Posted: January 07, 2013 at 07:44 PM (#4341262)
both NBC and CBS launched sports radio networks within the past few months. TV Erik or others who understand this stuff -- why the sudden activity. I get that sports radio is popular and that syndicated radio is cheap, but that has been the case for years. In Detroit, they are on long given up for dead AM stations. Is that the case elsewhere?
   3. Mayor Blomberg Posted: January 07, 2013 at 07:48 PM (#4341264)
Yes, in Houston, pretty much. It's rightwing talk radio (which also hosts the Stros) and right wing evengelicals, both flying in circles, and Radio Latino for sanity. ESPN is on FM.
   4. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: January 07, 2013 at 09:33 PM (#4341337)
Most of the time, it's about new revenue streams from the same talent. NBC Sports will hire Valentine and in his contract it'll say that he does radio, TV, and Internet appearances. So for the same money and with most of the same technical hands, they can attract lots of different audiences. Bobby would literally be on the radio from the same studio as the TV one within ten minutes of a TV appearance, saying many of the same things.
   5.     Hey Gurl Posted: January 07, 2013 at 09:37 PM (#4341344)
First read this as "Bobby Valentine is moving back to the moon." I didn't question it; it made sense.
   6. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: January 07, 2013 at 09:45 PM (#4341357)
In the last 4 months, Orlando has become a hotbed of sports radio, going from one puny station to 3 strong stations (and the puny one).
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: January 07, 2013 at 09:59 PM (#4341394)
Great place for Bobby. didn't even know there is an NBC sports radio


My life is greatly enhanced by not knowing how to locate any sports radio.
   8. Non-Youkilidian Geometry Posted: January 07, 2013 at 10:13 PM (#4341430)
And your life will be enhanced further by being unable to listen to Bobby V. on said radio. It's a win-win!

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