If you’re a Howard Stern fan, then you’ll know the big part Artie Lange played on the show when it moved from CBS Radio to Sirius XM. And of course, one of Artie’s signatures during that period was his AC/DC “FI-YAH!” yell.
And if you’ve followed Artie’s career, you know about his suicide attempt, his subsequent departure from the Stern Show, then his comeback to where he and fellow comedian Nick DiPaolo have a syndicated radio show that is supposed to be about sports, but is all over the place.
The show is syndicated via the Premiere Radio Networks which also handles Dan Patrick and Jim Rome. It’s owned by DirecTV and will be simulcast on the service’s Audience Network just as the Dan Patrick Show is.
Sirius XM has announced that The Nick & Artie Show will be made available to all of Sirius XM’s subscribers starting Thursday and will be heard on Sirius channel 94 and XM 208. Here’s the announcement.
Popular show hosted by comics Artie Lange and Nick DiPaolo will be heard daily on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208
Nick & Artie make their SiriusXM debut July 19 with a special show in front of fans at Hard Rock Café at SiriusXM Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft event
NEW YORK – July 17, 2012 – Sirius XM Radio today announced that it has added The Nick & Artie Show, hosted by comedians Artie Lange and Nick DiPaolo and produced by DIRECTV Entertainment, to its sports talk lineup. The show will be available to SiriusXM listeners daily on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208 starting July 19.
The Nick & Artie Show airs weeknights (10:00 pm – 1:00 am ET) and features comedians Lange and DiPaolo teaming up for a comically irreverent and unfiltered approach to sports talk. Lange is best known for his decade on The Howard Stern Show and his successful stand-up comedy career. He co-wrote, produced and starred in the film Beer League and his first book, Too Fat To Fish, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.
An All-County third baseman in high school, sports has been a major theme in Lange’s life and comedy career. DiPaolo’s career as a stand-up comedian dates back to the late 1980′s and he played football for University of Maine. He is known for his seething, sarcastic style and his outspoken disdain for “political correctness.” He is a regular on Comedy Central and has been featured on The Howard Stern Show, The Opie & Anthony Show and numerous late night talk shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman. He was twice nominated for an Emmy for his writing on The Chris Rock Show.
Lange and DiPaolo will make their SiriusXM debut on July 19 with a special show in front of a live audience at the Hard Rock Café in New York. They will host from 8:00 to 10:00 am ET to kickoff SiriusXM’s annual Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft at the Hard Rock. This marks the first time the show will be available to all SiriusXM listeners. The show aired previously only on XM (Extreme Talk, XM channel 165). The Nick & Artie Show will start airing in its regular timeslot (weeknights at 10:00 pm ET) on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208 on July 19.
The Nick & Artie Show is produced and syndicated by DIRECTV Entertainment/LABC Radio Group.
For more info visit www.siriusxm.com.
That is all.
I keep getting interrupted at work. I wrote a post earlier today on Brent Musburger’s night in Las Vegas, but I kept being recruited to the leave the office and something that should have taken 20 minutes to write ended up being three hours. And now I’m trying to do some linkage and keep getting interrupted as well. Who said Saturday’s are easy? Who said weekends are for relaxing? Who said you’re not supposed to work on weekends?
Anyway, you don’t want to read my complaints. Let’s do some linkage.
This won’t be as big as the recent news of the deaths in Norway or the just reported death of Amy Winehouse, but legendary boxing promoter Butch Lewis passed away today at the age of 65. He was a prolific promoter of fights in the 1980′s and had his signature tux with no shirt look. Lewis also produced movies and TV shows. He will be missed.
Michael Hiestand and Mike McCarthy of USA Today debate whether US coverage of global sporting events should be neutral or American-centric.
Rebeca Ford of the Hollywood Reporter says comedian Artie Lange is getting closer to co-hosting a Fox Sports Radio show with fellow comic Nick DiPaolo.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says the NBA released its national TV schedules this week to a lot of fanfare, but little buzz.
Andy Lewis at the Hollywood Reporter reports that Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has been ordered to negotiate a new bankrupcty loan with MLB after a judge ruled voided one negotiated with another party.
To Sports Grid where Dan Fogarty notes that Jim Rome decided to dredge up some old street slang that people thought was dead for several years.
Glen Davis at SportsGrid says Fox Sports Detroit MLB analyst Rod Allen tried to make a joke about the Tigers’ large Latino contingent, but it came out very wrong.
James Jahnke of the Detroit Free Press had Allen trying to clarify that remark.
Cam Martin of SportsNewser writes that legendary announcer Dick Enberg will be honored by the Rhode Island-based International Tennis Hall of Fame for 50 years in broadcasting.
Newsday’s Neil Best looks at NBC/Versus getting into summer horse racing at Saratoga starting today.
Neil says athletes will miss getting their 15 minutes on HBO’s Entourage as the last season airs starting tomorrow.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes that Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspapers could lose special access to the London 2012 Olympics due to the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
To Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette who reports that Versus may be interested in airing college hockey games to supplement its NHL schedule.
Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes that Fox has selected the Pirates for its Saturday Baseball package for the first time since last decade.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner writes that MASN gives Mid-Atlantic baseball fans a show to watch.
Jeff Weiner in the Orlando Sentinel says ESPN is pulling out its ESPN the Weekend event out of Walt Disney World.
Jon Solomon of the Birmingham (AL) News writes that the SEC Media Days event has outgrown Birmingham.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News looks at some of the developments that occurred in sports media over the week.
Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star Telegram notes that TCU is now keeping a watchful eye the Longhorn Network.
Eric Bailey of the Tulsa World says the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes are looking forward to increased TV exposure this football season.
To the St. Louis Post-Dispatch where Dan Caesar writes that you need a scorecard to keep up with the Cardinals’ TV and radio broadcast teams.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports a local TV station will air selected University of Utah football games starting this season.
Richard Ruelas of the Arizona Republic chronicles how the Fiesta Bowl made it to TV.
The Canadian Sports Media Blog looks at the announcers CTV could employ for the London 2012 Olympics.
The CSM also looks back at the week in Canadian sports media.
Sports Media Watch says Fox got off to a fast start of the second half of the MLB season last Saturday.
The Business Insider Sports Page lists the 10 worst sportscasters on the planet.
Brady Green at Awful Announcing has audio of Yankees voice John Sterling singing crazily about “The Grandy Man.”
That’s going to do it for today. Lots of links for a Saturday.
A story that’s breaking this evening, TMZ is reporting that former Howard Stern Show comedian Artie Lange, off the air since December 2009 following a suicide attempt that almost took his life, could be heading back to the airwaves as soon as this fall.
TMZ says Artie and fellow comedian Nick DiPaolo would possibly team for a show that would be simulcast on DirecTV and Fox Sports Radio, similar to how the Dan Patrick Show is run. In fact, the people behind the DP Show would produce this new effort. Nothing is set in stone as of yet.
Last week, Lange and DiPaolo guest hosted on Fox Sports Radio where Artie said he would be willing to return to the Stern show. So far, no feelers from Stern, but if this show comes to fruition, it would be great to listen to Artie regularly once again. We’ll keep you posted as this story develops.
Maybe it’s the rain, maybe it’s was going to the dentist, maybe it’s male menopause, whatever it is, I just don’t feel like doing the links today. But I’ll do as many as I can.
Starting with Newsday’s Neil Best who talks with NBC’s Johnny Miller about his candor during golf telecasts. Neil has more with Johnny in his blog. Neil is amazed at famed golf journalist Dan Jenkins who is attending his 40th U.S. Open. That’s a lot. Neil also hitched a ride with NBC’s Bob Costas today. Neil has learned that former WFANer Sid Rosenberg returns to the FAN for a special guest spot on Friday.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir looks at Johnny Miller’s preparation for his U.S. Open broadcasts.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record has the NBC golf crew talking about the U.S. Open.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell who’s covering the U.S. Open, says the best value for a ticket to the event is the Monday playoff. Darren says Tiger Woods has done wonders for golf betting. Darren has video of an interview CNBC did regarding the New York Football Giants/Timex naming rights deal.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner says DirecTV viewers get the full U.S. Open experience.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business says Mike North is lashing out at his critics who say he did not properly vette the co-founder of the local internet sports station which shut down for good on Wednesday. Ed says a former Chicago city official had dealings with the co-founder.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says HBO Sports has banned Artie Lange from future appearances on its programming.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times writes about Twitter’s increasing influence on sports.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star writes that Rogers is fast becoming a sports media titan in Canada.
David Tanklefsky of Broadcasting & Cable looks at the Red Sox Video on Demand deal with Comcast.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News has one last look back at the NBA and NHL postseasons.
Mike also writes about ESPN’s involvement at the U.S. Open when rain doesn’t delay its coverage.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball reviews the new MLB.com At Bat app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. I basically agree with everything Maury wrote.
Deadspin has an interview with of all people, Buzz Bissinger.
Shortly after that interview was posted, Dan Levy of On the DL noticed Bissinger was blaming the whole Raul Ibanez controversy on “Harold Reynolds”, thinking that the actual Harold Reynolds was the one that linked to Jerod Morris’ post at Midwest Sports Fans. As you can imagine, the great blog, Hugging Harold Reynolds was quite amused.
Speaking of Jerod, he provides his thoughts in the wake of the Phillies’ Raul Ibanez going on the Disabled List today.
The Sports Media Watch has the ratings for the entire 2009 NBA postseason.
Congratulations to Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog for winning Hockey Writer of the Year from HockeyBarn.com. Greg also has his take on my NHL TV Awards. The comments on my awards at Puck Daddy are rather vicious to me, but I take it in stride. Thanks to Greg for the link here.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media likes how the NHL is trying to liven up its annual awards show.
Chris Byrne of Eye on Sports Media delves into one particular blog post from Friend of Fang’s Bites Joe Favorito.
Here’s the post Chris is referring to.
Joe says the Artie Lange controversy may have slowed Joe Buck’s chances to expand his brand.
Sox & Dawgs has the videos of the Red Sox congratulating their fans for 500 consecutive sellouts at Fenway Park.
I think that’s going to do it. Back later.
We have a lot of good links today and the reaction to Artie Lange’s appearance on Joe Buck Live continues.
Let’s start with Michael Hiestand of USA Today. He says Joe Buck Live went into the gutter when Artie came on for his segment with Paul Rudd and Jason Sudekis.
Thanks to the people of Sirius XM, we have the audio of Artie Lange defending his apperance to Chris Russo on “Mad Dog Live” yesterday.
Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal has a story in today’s Sports Business Daily about the new upgrade to MLB.com’s At Bat iPhone and iPod Touch app which contains live streaming video of games.
The great Darren Rovell of CNBC wonders which is the better investment for a team, the naming rights for a practice facility or a star quarterback?
Bruce Allen of the Boston Sports Media Watch asks which is the best general sports columnist in The Hub.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir talks with Artie about his appearance.
Neil has a story from Bethpage Black on golfer Stewart Cink who loves his Twitter.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times goes over the new MLB.com At Bat iPhone app.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog has a roundup of the New York media piling on the hapless Nationals.
From Crain’s Chicago Business, Lorene Yue reports that the founder of the Chicago internet sports radio station is now missing.
Ed Sherman from Crain’s says one host of the now-defunct station has no idea what he’s going to do next. Ed talks to a former sports radio host who knew of the station founder’s shady past.
Lewis Lazare of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that the founder of the internet station is accused in an $11 million Ponzi scheme.
Ameet Sachdev of the Chicago Tribune says the Feds have now issued an arrest warrant for the owner.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Joe Buck is not that all upset about Artie Lange’s performance on his show.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News wonders why Sports Illustrated singled out Kobe Bryant for its Laker-centric cover.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail says the continued saga of the Phoenix Coyotes is journalistic gold for Canada’s newspapers and sports radio stations.
Deadspin has a classic picture of Erin Andrews turning heads at the College World Series.
The Big Lead has the video of an ESPN cameraman fixated on Erin’s buttocks at the CWS.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media compares NBC’s and Versus’ coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals.
That’s going to do it for now.
Let’s do some linkage. I had a late start as I had to go to Boston this morning. And there are a lot of stories on Joe Buck Live, but not for what the producers were hoping for. We’ll get to those during this post. And later today, we’ll have more stuff from Blogs With Balls.
We begin with USA Today’s Michael McCarthy who writes about Artie Lange’s appearance on Joe Buck Live. HBO basically throws Artie under the bus.
Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina leads a roundtable discussion on what happened last night.
Richard Deitsch of SI was backstage at Joe Buck Live when the Lange-Buck thing went down.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says Artie hijacked the show.
Olivia Smith of the New York Daily News didn’t like Artie’s appearance.
Jackie Strause of the New York Post says Artie fired back at HBO this morning on the Howard Stern Show.
Annie Barrett of Entertainment Weekly says there might not have been any buzz about Joe Buck Live without Artie Lange.
Tommy Craggs of Deadspin was in the crowd and says Artie gave HBO exactly what it wanted.
Also from Deadspin, A.J. Daulerio says Artie has one big fan over at ESPN.
Awful Announcing goes over Buck’s first show and has video of the Lange segment on the show.
AA also has the Overtime segment which was seen online and had the best line of the night from Michael Irvin.
In my opinion, up until the last segment, the show was sinking. Buck’s interview with Brett Favre didn’t really break any news. Favre did say he would be willing to play once he recovered from arm surgery. Comedic sements with Funny Or Die and the use of a telescope showing Bob Costas and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig were horrible. Then a segment involving Michael Irvin and Chad “don’t call me Johnson” Ochocinco was marginally better. But the show was nothing out of the ordinary. Then Artie comes on and makes the show. I laughed. I thought it was funny. If you invite a comedian to your show, you’re going to get comedy and I’m sure HBO did ask Artie to go all out despite denials from Joe Buck and Ross Greenburg. Had Artie not been on HBO, he would have tempered his act, but that’s not what HBO is about and it was on pay cable. I’m saying with Artie, you know what you’re going to get. He killed and he gave HBO tremendous buzz for the show.
This is being talked about on the blogs and on various shows today. HBO could not have bought the kind of buzz it’s getting today for Joe Buck. The network can only hope for this type of talk for the second show in September.