Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Jorge Sedano Going To Los Angeles

     Former Miami radio sports host Jorge Sedano is leaving Connecticut and heading for Los Angeles to become the new morning co-host at KSPN-AM. He will be joined by Keyshawn Johnson who once played as a wide receiver in the National Football League and with the University of Southern California Trojans.
     Sedano, a Florida International University grad, joined the ESPN family in September 2013 to host a radio show. His co-hosts in the past three years on ESPN Radio included Mark Schlereth, Jen Lada and former Miami Heat beat reporter Israel Gutierrez.
     He made several stops in Miami market before leaving Florida. Sedano started at WAFN-AM 1700 The Fan in August 1999 as a producer/sports anchor and eventually got to co-host a sports show until December 2000. He then joined Fox Sports Radio 940 WRFX-AM when it flipped to a sports format in 2002 and remained there as a sports host until the station went back to a news/talk format in July 2004. Sedano later added duties as an overnight host at Fox Sports Radio, studio host on the Miami Heat Radio Network and morning sports anchor on News Radio 610 WIOD-AM where he held all those positions until July 2007.
     Sedano landed at 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM one month later in August 2007 as a midday host. He was promoted to morning show host in April 2009 and stayed there until April 2012. Sedano became the program director and afternoon host at Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM in August 2012 and remained in that position until August 2013.

Miami Ratings August 2016

     Miami Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM finished as the top sports format radio station in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale region for the first time since the start of the calendar year. Both they and 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM tied for first place back in January.
     WQAM stayed flat with a 0.9 in the month of August and for the third time in the last four ratings periods. They began as the new flagship station of the Miami Dolphins radio broadcasts while the club started their preseason.
     The Ticket had remained the same in the previous three months with a 1.1 during that span. They took a tremendous drop and lost almost half of their audience moving down to a 0.6 in August. The station has still not filled in the hole of a permanent host in early afternoons.
     Miami Sports 940 WINZ-AM came in at a 0.2 for the second straight month. They did have a 0.3 in the first three months of the baseball season with Miami Marlins radio broadcasts.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Padres Drop Marlins

     The Miami Marlins were held off the scoreboard as they were blanked by the San Diego Padres 1-0 at Marlins Park on Saturday night. Miami(67-62) have been shut out twice in their last five games.
     San Diego(54-75) got the only run of the game during the fourth inning. Ryan Schimpf smashed a two-out solo home run to right field against Jose Urena on a 3-2 pitch for his 16th homer of the season.

Josh Appel New FIU Radio Voice

     Florida International University recently named Josh Appel as their new radio football play-by-play announcer. He will be joined in the broadcast booth by former St. Thomas Aquinas and FIU quarterback Wes Carroll. The games will be aired on 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM this season beginning on September 1.
     Appel becomes the fifth person to hold the position as their radio voice. Previous announcers who held that spot included Phil Schoen, Jeremy Marks-Peltz, Tony Calatayud and Mike Levine.
     It is a return for Appel to his South Florida roots. He was a Cypress Bay high school grad and interned with the Dan Le Batard Show on The Ticket. He recently was the University of South Florida play-by-play announcer and sports director for the campus radio station.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Few High School Football Radio Broadcasts

     It looks like local high school football will not have an emphasis on South Florida radio this season. The number of radio stations that will have a game broadcast is only one for the second consecutive year. There were five different local radio stations that had a weekly high school football game back in 2011.
     The only local radio station that broadcasts a high school football game is ESPN 106.3 WUUB-FM in West Palm Beach and they carry all Oxbridge Academy games this season. Mike Mreczko replaces Jeremy Marks-Peltz as the play-by-play announcer while Jimmie Bell remains as game analyst.

Dwyer Destroys Boynton Beach

     The Dwyer Panthers opened up the 2016 regular season with a 40-0 shutout victory over the Boynton Beach Tigers on Friday night. It was the first of four consecutive home games for Boynton Beach(0-1) to begin the season. The Panthers are idle and do not play next week.
     Dwyer(1-0) scored on their second possession of the game. Running back Cedric Tucker went around the left end and scored from 14 yards away at 3:28 of the first quarter.
     The Panthers commanded the second quarter as they scored three touchdowns and pulled out to a 26-point lead by halftime. Running back Jakairi Moses moved through the left side of the line and went into the end zone from six yards out just seven seconds into the second.
     Panthers quarterback Todd Centeio threw a screen pass to the right and Moses raced down the right sideline for a 21-yard touchdown to make it 19-0 at 4:44. Linebacker Dequan Walker recovered a fumble and returned it 60 yards for a score with 1:29 left in the first half.
     Dwyer added two more touchdowns during the second half. Tucker scored his second touchdown of the contest on a nine-yard run as he went around the right end and angled right to the end zone with 59 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Panthers Trade Bolland And Crouse

     The Florida Panthers have traded center Dave Bolland and left wing Lawson Crouse to the Arizona Coyotes for a 2017 third-round pick and another conditional draft pick based on if Crouse plays with Arizona this season.
     Bolland signed a long-term contract with Florida prior to the 2014-15 season. He saw limited time with the club last season as he compiled one goal and four assists in 25 games.
     Crouse was selected as a first-round pick by the Panthers and the 11th pick overall at the 2015 NHL Draft held in Sunrise. He had 23 goals and 39 assists with Kingston of the American Hockey League last season.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Marlins Get Revenge On Royals

     Jose Fernandez set a Marlins single-season record with most strikeouts by a pitcher as Miami blanked the Kansas City Royals 3-0 at Marlins Park on Tuesday night. He reached 213 strikeouts during the game and passed Ryan Dempster who had 209 strikeouts with the club in 2000 and Kevin Brown who had 205 K's in 1997.
     Fernandez allowed no runs on six hits in seven innings pitched and struck out nine. He was able to get the record strikeout against Alex Gordon in the sixth inning. Kansas City(65-61) had their nine-game winning streak snapped.
     Miami(66-60) scored all of their runs in the bottom of the sixth against Dillon Gee. Fernandez got a one-out single to right and Dee Gordon along with Martin Prado followed with base hits to load the bases. Christian Yelich ripped a two-run single into right field which brought in Fernandez and Gordon. Prado would score on a sacrifice fly to left by Marcell Ozuna to make it 3-0.

Palm Beach Post Name New Miami Heat Writers

     Tom D'Angelo and Anthony Chiang have been named the new Miami Heat beat reporters for the Palm Beach Post. They replace Jason Leiser who has moved over to Miami Dolphins coverage at that newspaper.
     D'Angelo has worked at the Palm Beach Post since 1981 and has held numerous positions with that organization. He has been their main writer covering Florida State University athletics along with being a sports columnist. It is a return for him to cover the Miami Heat on a daily basis. He did write about the team for the newspaper 20 years ago.
     Chiang first got noticed locally as a high school sports reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He left for the Palm Beach Post in 2013 to become the lead high school sports writer. He was later promoted to the University of Florida beat reporter spot in 2015.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Marlins Fall To Royals

     The Miami Marlins got their first look at the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night and lost 1-0 at Marlins Park. Miami(65-60) came into this homestand following a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates on the road.
     The game remained scoreless through five innings. That changed in the top of the sixth for Kansas City(65-60) when Lorenzo Cain slapped a one-out single into center field which scored Paulo Orlando.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Strikers Open New Home With Win

     The Fort Lauderdale Strikers played their first NASL home game at Central Broward Stadium on Saturday night and defeated the Ottawa Fury FC 3-1. Lockhart Stadium was the home field of the Strikers franchise from 1977 until last month.
     The Strikers got on the scoreboard first in the 18th minute as Amauri got a tally. Ottawa(3-6-0) was able to tie the game on a goal by Carl Haworth ten minutes later.
     Fort Lauderdale(3-5-2) would regain the lead 2-1 during the 77th minute as Amauri scored his second goal of the contest on a bicycle kick. The Strikers got some breathing room in the 84th minute as a cross by Jose Angulo ended up being an own goal by Ottawa.

Deerfield Beach Takes Chaminade-Madonna

     University of Alabama commit and Deerfield Beach wide receiver Jerry Jeury caught two touchdown passes as the Bucks showed their offensive power and beat the Chaminade-Madonna Lions 27-14 on Saturday night at Butler Stadium. It was the final preseason kickoff classic to be played in South Florida this year.
     Deerfield Beach struck quickly as they scored on the third play of the contest. Jeudy ran by a defender to get wide open and caught a 76-yard catch down the right sideline from quarterback Nick Holm at 11:07 of the first quarter.
     Chaminade-Madonna had 58-yard touchdown run by quarterback Henry Columbi negated due a penalty downfield less than two minutes later. They eventually scored to tie the game 7-7 at 5:48 as Columbi connected a 60-yard pass to wide receiver Xavier Williams on the right side.
     The Bucks controlled the second quarter when wide receiver Leroy Henley caught a pass up the middle from Holm and raced down the field for a 60-yard touchdown at 8:54 to make it 13-7.
     The Lions fumbled the ball away on their next possession and Deerfield Beach was able to capitalize. Running back Jakari Norwood went through the line scrimmage, angled to the right and scored from 25 yards away on the second play of the drive with 7:28 left in the second for a 20-7 margin.
     Lions running back Shaun Shivers closed the gap to 20-14 with 74-yard touchdown run just 43 seconds into the second half. The Bucks responded with another long touchdown pass from Holm to Jeudy of 70 yards at 1:13 of the third quarter.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Booker T. Washington Defeats American Heritage

     The Booker T. Washington Tornadoes knocked off the American Heritage Patriots 27-7 in a preseason kickoff classic at Heritage Field on Friday night. The Tornadoes are the defending four-time FHSAA Class 4A state champions and open their regular season hosting the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders next week.
     Neither school scored in the first quarter. Both teams loss the ball on downs during their first possessions of the contest. Booker T. Washington blocked a 30-yard field goal attempt by Zack Thomson with 2:01 to go in the first.
     The Tornadoes got the only points in the second quarter and were up 7-0. Wide receiver Quanvon Beckford fumbled the ball away at the end of a 58-yard reception. Two plays later, American Heritage quarterback Jason Brown scrambled out of the pocket and threw a pass to the right sideline. The ball was intercepted by defensive back Rishard Dames and he returned it 25 yards for a touchdown.
     Booker T. Washington pulled away from the Patriots in the second half. Running back Craig Nelson finished a six-play drive with a five-yard run up the middle at 10:21 of the third to make it 14-0. Running back Marcus Barthell caught an eight-yard pass from quarterback Daniel Richardson down the left sideline for a score and a 20-point cushion with 5:38 remaining in the quarter.
     Early in the fourth quarter, they went on a 4th-and-10 at the Patriots 34-yard line. Richardson fired the ball up the middle and wide receiver Deandre Williams pulled in a reception for a touchdown to increase the Tornadoes lead to 27-0 with 10:09 left.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

St. Thomas Aquinas Pounds Dillard

     The St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders routed the Dillard Panthers 51-0 in a preseason kickoff classic at Otis Gray Jr. Memorial Stadium on Thursday night. St. Thomas Aquinas are the defending two-time FHSAA Class 7A state champions.
     The Raiders dominated in the first half as they scored on their first three offensive possessions. On their first drive, quarterback Jake Allen threw a dump pass to the right side where running back Mike Epstein scored from two yards away four minutes into the contest.
     Dillard fumbled the ball on their first play on offense. Kicker Marco Salani nailed a 24-yard field goal at 5:40 for a Raiders 10-0 lead. The Panthers passed the ball on a third down during their next possession and it was intercepted by cornerback Asante Samuel for a 28-yard touchdown return to give STA a 17-point margin. St. Thomas Aquinas made it 24-0 with 1:26 left in the first quarter as Allen found a wide open wide receiver Mike Harley in the slot area for a 39-yard touchdown catch on the second play of the drive.
     The Panthers held the Raiders off the scoreboard for most of the second quarter. That would change when linebacker Anthony Solomon intercepted a pass at his own 33-yard line. Running back Kyshaun Bryan followed with a 43-yard run down the left side to the Dillard 25. Several plays later, Allen connected a 14-yard touchdown pass up the right hash marks to Trevon Grimes with 3:33 left in the second.
     St. Thomas Aquinas increased their lead to 38-0 as running back Daniel Carter caught a 40-yard screen pass from backup quarterback Beau Fellchio on the left side for a score with 10 seconds remaining in the first half. There was no scoring by either school during the third quarter.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Strikers Tie Armada

     The Fort Lauderdale Strikers tied the Jacksonville Armada FC 1-1 on Wednesday night in a Coastal Cup game at Community First Park. The Strikers will play their first home game ever in the new facility Central Broward Stadium on Saturday night. The club had made Lockhart Stadium their home field from 1977 until late last month.
     Fort Lauderdale(2-5-2) stopped a streak of eight consecutive games in all competitions without scoring in the first half. Jose Angulo was able to put home a goal during the 20th minute. Jacksonville(2-5-3) pulled even at 1-1 in the 41st minute as Zach Steinberger scored.

Dolphins Announce New Stadium Name

     The Miami Dolphins announced on Wednesday that their facility for home games in Miami Gardens will be named Hard Rock Stadium. The University of Miami Hurricanes football team also play their home games there.
     A two-year renovation of the stadium will be completed prior to the start of the NFL season. The facility was called Joe Robbie Stadium when it opened up in 1987. It has changed the title of the place several times in the last three decades which included Pro Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, Dolphin Stadium, Land Shark Stadium and Sun Life Stadium.

DJ WIlliams Joins The Ticket

     790 The Ticket WAXY-AM has hired former University of Miami Hurricanes and NFL linebacker DJ Williams as a roving talk co-host. He helped the Hurricanes win their fifth national championship in 2001. He played with Denver Broncos from 2004 to 2012 and the Chicago Bears from 2013 to 2014 during his NFL career.
     Williams will appear Mondays on the afternoon show with Ethan J. Skolnick and Chris Wittyngham, Tuesdays on the morning show with Jonathan Zaslow, Brett Romberg and Amber Wilson, and Wednesdays in the early afternoon with The Beast and Leroy Hoard. He will also co-host the midday show on Sundays during the NFL season.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Florida Panthers Announce Radio Network

     The Florida Panthers announced their radio network on Tuesday for the 2016-17 season. Their English language broadcasts will consist of the flagship station Miami Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM in Miami along with 640 Fox Sports South Florida WMEN-AM in West Palm Beach, WCTH-FM in the Florida Keys and WAXE-AM/FM in Vero Beach.
     English play-by-play announcer Doug Plagens and game analyst Bill Lindsay will broadcast all 82 regular season games. Alex Donno will serve as the studio host with Kevin Rogers as a fill-in host when necessary.
     The broadcasts of the Panthers in Spanish language will return for a third consecutive season on ESPN Deportes Miami 1210 WNMA-AM with 41 home games. ESPN Deportes 760 WEFL-AM in West Palm Beach remains as a radio affiliate of the Florida Panthers Radio Network. Arley Londono calls the games and Octavio Sequera works as a game analyst.

Miami Dolphins Return To ESPN West Palm

     The Miami Dolphins radio broadcasts have a new affiliate in Palm Beach County as ESPN West Palm have picked up the local rights. The games will be heard on ESPN 106.3 WUUB-FM in English language and ESPN Deportes 760 WEFL-AM in Spanish language. Good Karma Broadcasting owns both radio stations.
     That organization was the Miami Dolphins radio affiliate in West Palm Beach on ESPN Radio 760 from 2003 until 2011. The game broadcasts were moved to the iHeartMedia West Palm Beach cluster of radio stations from 2012 to 2015.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Joy Taylor Hosts Fox Sports 1 Show

     Former South Florida radio sportscaster Joy Taylor has been named the moderator of the new program to be hosted by Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on Fox Sports 1. The show will be broadcast in late mornings on the network beginning on September 6.
     Taylor joined Fox Sports in March and has worked in several positions with the organization. She is the backup sports anchor and show sidekick for The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Fox Sports Radio and its simulcast on Fox Sports 1. Taylor has also co-hosted a Saturday early afternoon show on Fox Sports Radio with Mark Willard since April.
     She began her career locally at 560 WQAM-AM in different capacities which included producer, show sidekick, sports anchor and sports host. Taylor moved on to 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM as the morning show sports anchor and sidekick. She was later promoted to morning co-host of the program when Marc Hochman exited in December 2013.

WMEN Changes Slogan

     WMEN-AM recently changed their slogan to 640 Fox Sports South Florida. The radio station had gone by the moniker 640 Sports since they flipped to a sports talk format in March 2008.
     640 Fox Sports South Florida has only one local program on the schedule which is a morning show co-hosted by Joe Raineri and Steve Zemach since January. The rest of the weekday schedule is from Fox Sports Radio programming based in Los Angeles that includes Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, Jay Mohr and J.T. The Brick. The station has broadcast New York Yankees games since 2008.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Strikers Top Miami FC

     Following a three-hour weather delay, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers shut out Miami FC 2-0 at FIU Stadium on Saturday night. The Strikers became the first team in the state to defeat all Florida-based NASL clubs.
     Fort Lauderdale(2-5-1) failed to score in the first half for the eight straight game in all competitions. They compiled two goals during a three-minute span in the second half against Miami FC(3-2-2).  Paulo Jr. scored in the 84th minute and Amauri followed with a tally in the 86th minute.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dave Benz Announcing Olympics

     Former South Florida sportscaster Dave Benz was recently named as a play-by-play announcer at NBC Sports for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. He was called upon to be a late replacement within two weeks prior to the world event and joins former local talent Jill Martin and Julie Donaldson.
     Benz will work fencing, synchronized swimming and modern pentathlon events. He has been the television play-by-play announcer for the Minnesota Timberwolves since September 2012.
     He was employed at WAMI-TV Channel 69 in Miami as a sports anchor and sports reporter on Sportstown from 1999 until 2001. Benz also held duties as a studio host for Florida Marlins and Miami Heat telecasts.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Giants Edge Marlins

     The Miami Marlins were shut out by the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Wednesday at Marlins Park. Ichiro Suzuki had two hits and passed Roberto Clemente for 29th all-time in career base hits. He now stands third all-time in hits for a foreign-born player behind Rafael Palmeiro and Rod Carew.
     The only scoring in the game by San Francisco(65-49) happened during the fourth inning. Brandon Crawford nailed a lead-off solo home run to right field against Miami(60-54) starting pitcher David Phelps. Crawford became the first major league player in 41 years to get seven hits in one game on Monday.
     The Marlins tried to mount a rally in the bottom of the ninth to tie the contest. Ichiro connected on a ground-rule double to left-center field with two outs. J.T. Realmuto struck out swinging to end the game.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Marlins Shut Out Giants

     Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler went seven shutout innings and allowed two hits as the Marlins blanked the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. Both teams showed up following a five-hour, 30 minute game the previous night that lasted 14 innings and combined for just seven hits tonight.
     Miami(60-53) scored the only runs of the contest during the first inning against San Francisco(64-49) starting pitcher Matt Moore. Dee Gordon led off with a walk for the Marlins and advanced to second on a Martin Prado base hit into left-center field.
     Two batters later, Giancarlo Stanton smacked a one-out double to deep left field which brought Gordon home and Prado to third base. Marcell Ozuna knocked in Prado as he grounded out to short and made it 2-0.

Brandon Crawford's 7 Hits Down Marlins

     Brandon Crawford compiled seven base hits in a game as the San Francisco Giants got by the Miami Marlins 8-7 in 14 innings at Marlins Park on Monday night. Crawford tied a National League record for most hits in a game and had eight at-bats. The last player to have seven base hits in a contest was Rennie Stennett of the Pittsburgh Pirates when he went 7-for-7 against the Chicago Cubs on September 16, 1975.
     San Francisco(64-48) broke the tie during the top of the 14th as Dustin McGowan was pitching his third inning for Miami(59-53). After Angel Pagan grounded into a double play, Brandon Belt and Buster Posey walked. Andrew Cashner, who has been a starting pitcher since late 2013, was then brought in by the Marlins in a rare relief appearance. Crawford connected for his seventh hit of the game with a single in shallow center field and Belt scored on the play.
     Crawford's compilation of at-bats went like this. He had an infield single in the second, double to right in the fourth, struck out in the fifth, single to right in the seventh, single to right in the eighth, single to right-center field in the 11th, triple to right in the 13th and a base hit into center field in the 14th inning.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Ichiro Gets 3,000th Hit

     Ichiro Suzuki got his 3,000th career base hit in Major League Baseball as the Miami Marlins defeated the Colorado Rockies 10-7 at Coors Field on Sunday. He became the 30th player in baseball history to reach the 3,000 hit plateau. He is now tied with Roberto Clemente for 29th all-time in base hits.
     Ichiro accomplished the feat in the top of the seventh inning as he smacked a triple into deep right field. Paul Molitor was the only player of the previous 29 to get a triple for the historical hit.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Rowdies Stop Strikers In Florida Derby

     The Fort Lauderdale Strikers traveled up to St. Petersburg and lost to the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1 in the traditional Florida Derby match between both squads at Al Lang Stadium on Saturday night. The Strikers dropped to last place in the NASL fall season standings. 
     The game remained scoreless after 45 minutes as Fort Lauderdale(1-5-1) was unable to score in the first half for the seventh consecutive game in all competitions. Tampa Bay(2-3-2) scored two quick goals early in the second half by Keith Savage with a tight shot in the 50th minute and former English Premier League player Joe Cole with a blast during the 58th minute. The Strikers cut the margin to 2-1 in the 71st minute as Jose Angulo put in a tally.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Patrick Peterson On Pro Football Weekly Cover

     Former South Florida high school football player Patrick Peterson is on the magazine cover of the annual Pro Football Weekly for the second consecutive year. Last year he appeared on the original edition magazine cover and now shows up on the revised cover in 2016.
     Peterson was known as Patrick Johnson when he played high school football for the Blanche Ely Tigers from 2004 until 2007. He went to LSU for three years and has played the last five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Stugotz ESPN Radio Weekend Host

     Jon Weiner, a.k.a. Stugotz, will add duties as a Sunday morning co-host with Sarah Spain at ESPN Radio on a show called Weekend Observations. The program will run throughout the NFL season from September until early February.
     Stugotz has been a co-host of the Dan Le Batard Show since it debuted on 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM in August 2004. He and Le Batard have hosted a program on ESPN Radio since September 2013.
     He began his broadcasting career with 560 WQAM-AM where he picked up his famous nickname as the afternoon producer for the Hank Goldberg Show and a weekend host. Stugotz later worked as a weekend co-host at Fox Sports Radio 940 WRFX-AM with Toast from 2003 to early 2004. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Miami Heat Broadcasts Stay On The Ticket

     The Miami Heat will continue to broadcast their games on 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM as they have resigned a new five-year contract with the radio station. They have been the flagship station for the Heat organization since October 2010.
     There will be no changes in the broadcasters on the Miami Heat Radio Network as Mike Inglis continues as the play-by-play announcer while John Crotty stays as the game analyst for all home games. Inglis took over for David Halberstam as the Heat radio voice prior to the 1998-99 NBA season.
     Tommy Tighe and The Ticket morning host Jonathan Zaslow co-host the studio show on the radio broadcast. Tighe replaced Jeremy Marks-Peltz as the studio host in January 2010.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Miami Ratings July 2016

     For the seventh straight month, 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM was the top sports talk radio station in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale region. This period has always been known for being the slowest period in South Florida for sports in the entire year.
     The Ticket stayed consistent as they had a 1.1 for the third consecutive month. They maintained their lead over the other two competitors in the market.
     Miami Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM had their momentum stopped after progress over the previous two months as they dropped from a 1.0 to a 0.9 in July. The University of Miami Hurricanes baseball team made a quick exit in the College World Series.
     Miami Sports 940 WINZ-AM fell to a 0.2 in July following three consecutive months with a 0.3. The station continues to move along with loads of syndicated programming.

Miami Dolphins Name Radio Announcers

     The Miami Dolphins released their radio announcing crew for the 2016 season. The radio rights of the club was picked up by Miami Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM in May. Their first broadcast as the new flagship station is on August 12 against the New York Giants.
     Game broadcasts will remain the same with Jimmy Cefalo as the play-by-play announcer along with game analysts Joe Rose and Bob Griese. Kim Bokamper will work as the sideline reporter. Cefalo and Rose have been part of the Miami Dolphins Radio Network since 2005 while Griese replaced Jim Mandich in 2011.
     WQAM and their personnel with make their impact around Miami Dolphins game broadcasts. Morning co-host Curtis Stevenson along with afternoon co-host and former Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder make up the pregame show. Kevin Rogers was named as the halftime host and postgame update anchor. Midday host Orlando Alzugaray and former Dolphins running back Troy Stradford partner for the postgame show.

Joe Schad Joins Palm Beach Post

     Joe Schad has been named the new Miami Dolphins beat writer for the Palm Beach Post. He replaces Andrew Abramson who covered the team from 2013 to 2016. Abramson moved on to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel recently to become an opinions writer and a news columnist.
     Schad is best known for his work at ESPN and his coverage of the National Football League. He previously worked at the Orlando Sentinel and Newsday.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cubs Blank Marlins

     The Miami Marlins began a short six-game road trip and were shut out by the Chicago Cubs 2-0 at Wrigley Field on Monday night. Ichiro Suzuki entered as a pinch-hitter for Miami(57-49) in the seventh inning and was hitless to remain at 2,998 career hits.
     With Adam Conley pitching for the Marlins, Chicago(64-41) got out to a 2-0 lead during the first inning when Addison Russell singled into right field which scored Dexter Fowler and Anthony Rizzo.
     The Cubs added two more runs against Dustin McGowan in the fifth inning. Kyle Hendricks knocked in Wilson Contreras with a base hit to shallow left field and Fowler followed with a sacrifice fly toward center as Matt Szczur crossed the plate.

Marlins Send Colin Rea Back To Padres

     The Miami Marlins have sent pitcher Colin Rea back to the San Diego Padres. He was part of a seven-player trade between both teams on Friday.
     Rea made his first start with the Fish on Saturday night and left the game in the fourth inning due to an elbow injury. Minor league pitcher Luis Castillo, who was also involved in the recent deal, will return to the Marlins.