Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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 04:18 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcers, media, radio, red sox, television

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Mayor Blomberg Posted: January 07, 2013 at 06:17 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 06:44 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 06:48 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. Asian Sorority Sleepover Party TVerik Posted: January 07, 2013 at 08:33 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. Shock Posted: January 07, 2013 at 08:37 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: The Grinch of Orlando. Posted: January 07, 2013 at 08:45 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 08:59 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 09:13 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!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Ghost asks "What Would Harveys Do?"
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 July 25: Card Shark - Bikini trading-card king Brian Wallos expands his empire to politics
(830 - 1:17pm, Jul 27)
Last: The Good Face

Newsblog2016 New York City Softball Game
(235 - 1:16pm, Jul 27)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogPolitician Who Cooked Up Horrid Braves Stadium Deal Gets Voted Out Of Office
(19 - 1:06pm, Jul 27)
Last: Topher

NewsblogOT: NBA Offseason Thread, July 2016
(834 - 1:06pm, Jul 27)
Last: Famous Original Joe C

NewsblogOT: 2016 Summer Soccer Thread
(1513 - 1:05pm, Jul 27)
Last: Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-27-16
(5 - 12:59pm, Jul 27)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogAngels slugger Albert Pujols racks up RBIs | angels.com
(16 - 12:56pm, Jul 27)
Last: Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa

NewsblogBaseball can be a cruel game. Just ask Mike Mayers. | Sports on Earth
(47 - 12:54pm, Jul 27)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogWhy Yankees believe in Adam Warren as bullpen cure | New York Post
(8 - 12:53pm, Jul 27)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-27-2016
(16 - 12:53pm, Jul 27)
Last: RJ in TO

NewsblogSABR 46 Convention in Miami
(45 - 12:38pm, Jul 27)
Last: Betts, Bogaerts, and D Price(GGC)

NewsblogRangers recall top prospect Joey Gallo | MLB.com
(11 - 12:35pm, Jul 27)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogReflections On A Weekend With The Baseball Gods
(41 - 12:17pm, Jul 27)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1995 Discussion
(21 - 11:35am, Jul 27)
Last: DL from MN

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1995 Ballot
(1 - 11:29am, Jul 27)
Last: DL from MN

Page rendered in 0.1451 seconds
47 querie(s) executed