The first of two new national sports radio networks will debut tonight. NBC Sports Radio Network in association with Dial Global Radio will launch at 7 p.m. ET with the Erik Kuselias Show. At 10 p.m., Amani Toomer and Shander debut. And at 1 a.m. ET, Dan Schwartzman takes you through the overnight hours until 5 a.m. Other dayparts will be filled as time progresses.
Here’s the NBC Sports press release announcing the launch.
178 Stations Affiliated with NBC Sports Radio at Launch
Bob Costas, Tony Dungy, Michele Tafoya, Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio and Peter King are Day 1 Guests
NEW YORK, NY, September 4, 2012 – Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL) and the NBC Sports Group are proud to roll out the live debut of NBC Sports Radio, airing on 178 stations nationwide.
NBC Sports Radio is now live with a lineup of veteran personalities and Super Bowl champions hosting weekday and weekend programming. Bob Costas, Tony Dungy, Michele Tafoya, Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio, Peter King and other NBC Sports commentators will be calling into the NBC Sports Radio shows tonight to kick off the launch. There will be more big-name guest segments each week on NBC Sports Radio.
The NBC Sports Radio roster includes:
- The Erik Kuselias Show, Monday-Friday 7-10pm, ET
- Amani and Eytan, Monday-Friday 10pm-1am, ET: featuring former NFL pro Amani Toomer and Eytan Shander
- The Dan Schwartzman Show, Tuesday-Saturday 1am-5am, ET
- Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison-, two-hour weekend show featuring former NFL All-Pro Rodney Harrison
- 24/7 anchored national updates featuring Jon Stashower, Kay Adams and Dan Schwartzman
All NBC Sports Radio content can be heard via simulcast on www.nbcsportsradio.com.
Chris Corcoran, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Dial Global adds, “This is a great day in sports radio and we’re proud to have 178 affiliates share it with us. Our main goal from day one has been to deliver great content for radio stations and we are excited to finally hit the field and play. ”
Rob Simmelkjaer, Senior Vice President, NBC Sports Ventures and International, said, “We couldn’t be more excited to launch the newest platform in the NBC Sports Group family. With 178 affiliates on board at launch and a great starting talent line-up, the sky is the limit for NBC Sports Radio.”