Our guest this week is the lovely Jen Royle of sports radio station The Fan, 105.7 in Baltimore. Before that, Southern New England media mogul Keith Thibault and I discussed the news of the week in sports media.
Our top story was of course, the Hank Williams, Jr. mess and how ESPN dealt with it by pulling his open from this week’s Monday Night Football game.
Then, we talked about TBS and its coverage of the League Division Series. We talked about TBS’ ratings and we also discussed our thoughts on its coverage including the announcers.
We then moved to the start of the NHL season and what we can expect to see from the NBC Sports Group and the NBA lockout could affect viewership.
And we also talked about former Red Sox manager Terry Francona joining Fox for the first two games of the American League Championship Series.
The lovely Jen Royle, part of this year’s edition of the Five Women Who Can Make Me Stop The Remote.
Keith and I talked with Jen about her start with the YES Network in New York, then her move to Baltimore where she’s covered the Orioles and the Ravens. Plus, we touched upon her difficulties in dealing with haters when she began in the Charm City. And we also talked about her desire to return to her native Boston.
Overall, a very good podcast. You can download it at iTunes by doing a search for Sports Media Journal, or you do the simple thing by listening to it