NWSL Matches To Air On SiriusXM. Beginning with tonight’s match between Racing Louisville FC and Portland Thorns FC (Friday, 7/29), SiriusXM listeners will have access to live broadcasts of the National Women’s Soccer League. The league’s 12 teams are competing for six playoff berths. SiriusXM will air the NWSL Championship game on October 29. Senior vice president of sports programming and podcasts Steve Cohen comments, “We are excited to offer our subscribers live NWSL matches every week. The NWSL is a leading professional soccer league featuring talent from around the world. We are proud to add the NWSL to the growing offering of live women’s sports on SiriusXM.” Meanwhile, NWSL media managing director/executive producer Brian Gordon remarks, “We’re always looking for unique and exciting ways to introduce our game to previously untapped audiences. This programming marks another fantastic step towards reaching those new fans. We’re excited to work alongside SiriusXM as we continue expanding ways in which fans can access NWSL matches.” In addition to live play-by-play, SiriusXM FC offers listeners a mix of soccer talk and play-by-play every day of the year. The channel features live play-by-play, as well as daily soccer talk programming hosted by a cast of former players, coaches, executives and journalists.
Gottlieb Guides Team USA To Gold. As a result of coaching the USA Open Men’s Basketball team to a first-place finish at this year’s World Maccabiah Games earlier this month in Israel, Fox Sports Radio’s Doug Gottlieb (second red shirt from left in the above photo) captures his fourth gold medal. Gottlieb coached the 2017 team; won as a player on the U.S. Open Men’s Basketball Team during the Pan-American Maccabi Games in Mexico City in 1999; and the 16th World Maccabiah Games in 2001. Additionally, he took home a bronze medal at the 15th World Maccabiah Games in 1997. He continued to host his radio show for several weeks in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and remarks, “We had yet another amazing trip, winning all eight of our games and creating a team that operated like a family. I cannot thank Maccabi USA and Fox Sports Radio enough for allowing me the opportunity to coach and work, while mentoring these incredible young men.” The Maccabiah Games are the world’s third-largest international multi-sport event with nearly 10,000 total participants representing 75 countries competing in 40 sports. Gottlieb’s three-hour (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, ET) weekday FSR show airs on approximately 230 stations.
TALKERS News Notes. Over and above her programming duties for iHeartMedia Dallas’ KFXR “Talk Radio 1190 AM” and serving as the cluster’s public service director, Anna De Haro will become a cast member with morning drivers Bo Roberts & Randy James (“The Bo & Jim Show”) on classic rock KZPS “Lone Star 92.5.” iHeartMedia Dallas-Fort Worth market president Kelly Kibler comments, “Anna has been an integral part of iHeartMedia Dallas for 20+ years. Her 30 years in radio, many spent doing mornings in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas, makes her a perfect fit to join the legendary ‘Bo & Jim Show.’” DeHaro will begin on KZPS next Monday (8/1). … Tulsa’s KRMG is added to the list of this year’s “News/Talk Station of the Year” nominees for the NAB Marconi Radio Awards. “Tulsa’s News & Talk 102.3 & AM 740” takes the place of Cox Media Group sibling Atlanta’s WSB-AM & WSBB, which remains in contention for “Major Market Station of the Year.” Winners will be announced October 19 at the NAB Show in New York. … Data-driven marketing company Claritas will join the Radio Advertising Bureau August 10 at 1:00 pm for a session that will aid sellers in prospecting in the political category. Claritas director/media & telecom Meg DiMattina and account manager/media & telecom Jorge Martinez will identify voter preferences and share how radio can deliver and optimize a political candidate’s message. Registration for “What Matters to Voters: Voting insights of radio listeners” is free for RAB members.