Sporting News Radio

Sporting News Radio

Infobox Radio Station
name = Sporting News Radio

area = United States
Canada (SDARS)
branding = Sporting News Radio
slogan =
airdate = 1991
frequency =
format = Sports Talk
erp =
class =
owner = The Sporting News
(American City Business Journals Inc.)
website = []
callsign_meaning =

Sporting News Radio is a United States sports radio network that broadcasts sports news, talk, scores, and highlights 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sporting News Radio can be found on AM & FM radio stations across the country, and select programming on XM Satellite Radio's channel, XM Sports Nation, and Sirius Satellite Radio's SIRIUS Sports Central.

Sporting News Radio's main studio is located in Santa Monica, California, after moving from Northbrook, Illinois, in February 2007.

The early days

One on One Sports was founded in 1991 and delivered innovative closed-circuit broadcasts to spectators attending premier sporting events such as golf tournaments and auto races, utilizing custom radio receivers, coupled play-by-play commentary with special programming for the listeners on site.

In 1993, One on One bought the Sports Entertainment Network.


Originally, the network was called the Sports Entertainment Network and was headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Founded in 1991, it was the third all-sports radio network in the United States. Enterprise Sports Network existed briefly in the late 70's and early 1980s, while a small, national network called RTV Sports operated out of Mashpee, Massachusetts (on Cape Cod) in 1987 and 1988 on 27 stations across the U.S. RTV's owner, Tom Star, abruptly shut it down and absconded with the assets and paychecks suddenly in the summer of 1988 without a word to the staff and talent.

One on One Sports

In 1993, a group of Chicago-area investors bought Sports Entertainment Network, moved it to Northbrook, Illinois, and it became One on One Sports. One on One Sports had sports updates every 20 minutes, that it called "One On One Sports Flash".

One on One eventually bought "owned and operated" radio stations. By the time of the Sporting News purchase, it had owned WJWR (now WSNR) in New York City, WIDB (now WNTD) in Chicago, KCTD (now KMPC) in Los Angeles, and WNRB (now WWZN) in Boston.

Sporting News Radio

One On One Sports was bought by "The Sporting News" in 2000, and thus the network was renamed Sporting News Radio in early 2001. The only real change SNR has undergone since being renamed was in August 2005, when it received a new program clock and a new music package. However, the music package and program clocks are almost identical to the old ones.

In 2006, Paul Allen sold SNR and "The Sporting News". The network and magazine went to American City Business Journals of Charlotte, North Carolina, while the three remaining stations (KMPC, WWZN, and WSNR) were then re-sold to other companies.

WWZN continues to carry some SNR programs, but have added brokered time shows as well. Meanwhile, KMPC and WSNR no longer air sports shows at all. KMPC now broadcasts in Korean, not English, and WSNR devotes its whole day to brokered shows and airs Caribbean music (such as reggae on weekends). (WNTD had been sold some years earlier to Multicultural Broadcasting and now airs multi-ethnic brokered time shows; it was also the original Chicagoland affiliate of Air America Radio.)

Hosts & update anchors

Sporting News Radio uses its personalities for many uses. Many of them double up as update anchors and hosts, some at the same time.

In 2008, a major programming overhaul occurred. Tony Bruno left the network in January 2008 in a contract dispute, and Dave Smith was terminated. Meanwhile, 2 Live Stews was picked up, but in the same time slot as Tim Brando's show. As such, half of the network's weekday schedule at this point consisted of either replays or tape-delayed programs, including drive time. This is in stark contrast to 2007, when all dayparts were live. By April 2008, most of the slots were re-adjusted so that 21 out of the show's 24 hours are now live.

Weekday Hosts include Doug Stewart, Ryan Stewart (the 2 Live Stews), Tim Brando, Tim Montemayor, Arnie Spanier, Todd Wright, and David Stein.

Weekend Hosts include Mark Wood, Bob Berger, Bob Stelton, Tim Montemayor and Peter Brown.

Update anchors include Turk Stevens, Jon Jeffries, Dave Denicke, Larry Brown, Rob Buska and Jason Goch.

Seasonal contributors include James Brown and Troy Aikman.


Weekday lineup

on a 3 hour delay.
- Indicates that this show, or portions of the show, is scheduled to carry on SIRIUS Sports Central. However, said shows are subject to pre-emption.

Terrestrial affiliates

ee also

*The Sporting News

External links

* [ Sporting News Radio]
* [ Sporting News Radio Company Profile including brief history of the network.]
* [ Official Website of The David Stein Show A Celebration of Life Through Sports]
* [ Official myspace page of The David Stein Show A Celebration of Life Through Sports]

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