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. The TVerik of Lordly Might 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 wants a Mets-Cubs wild card game. 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
Jim Wisinski
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOMNICHATTER FOR AUGUST 1, 2015
(170 - 6:29pm, Aug 02)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

NewsblogMLB trade deadline losers | FOX Sports
(9 - 6:28pm, Aug 02)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogTeixeira Homers From Both Sides as Yanks Rout White Sox 13-6 - The New York Times
(40 - 6:27pm, Aug 02)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogWith baseball's 2nd-worst record, a lost season for Marlins
(19 - 6:24pm, Aug 02)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogDiamondbacks GM Dave Stewart: Padres asked for Paul Goldschmidt in trade
(25 - 6:23pm, Aug 02)
Last: Squash

NewsblogREMEMBER WHEN METS WERE A JOKE? | FOX Sports
(19 - 6:22pm, Aug 02)
Last: djordan

NewsblogOTP - July 2015: Winning the Political Game: Politics is More Like Baseball Than Football
(6346 - 6:22pm, Aug 02)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogNick Cafardo | Sunday Baseball Notes: Assessing the go-getters and do-nothings of the trade deadline - Sports - The Boston Globe
(2 - 6:00pm, Aug 02)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogBay Area Sports Guy – Madison Bumgarner isn’t racist, he’s a control freak
(34 - 5:45pm, Aug 02)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogInjury to Burnett forced the Pirates' hand to add pitcher | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(6 - 5:36pm, Aug 02)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogWith money and cutting-edge brilliance, Dodgers playing a game others can’t - Yahoo Sports
(102 - 5:32pm, Aug 02)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com

NewsblogOT: Soccer June 2015
(1456 - 4:20pm, Aug 02)
Last: Swedish Chef

NewsblogRed Sox fan struggles with poncho, announcers can’t keep it together - Sports - The Boston Globe
(1 - 4:19pm, Aug 02)
Last: The Piehole of David Wells

NewsblogHow August Trades Work - MLB Trade Rumors
(2 - 2:27pm, Aug 02)
Last: boteman asks Where's My Ring?

NewsblogLarry Lucchino to step down as Red Sox chief executive at end of season - Sports - The Boston Globe
(12 - 1:03pm, Aug 02)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

Page rendered in 0.1859 seconds
48 querie(s) executed