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Dan Wolken Joins 730 Fox Sports

Yes, Dan Wolken is on board with the station.

Since it’s official and all now, here’s our PRESS RELEASE:

730 FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCES THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL’S MEMPHIS TIGERS BASKETBALL BEAT REPORTER DAN WOLKEN AS NEWEST MEMBER OF THEIR BROADCAST TEAM

PROGRAM AIRS WEEKDAYS 11A TO 1P, BEGINNING MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH

(MEMPHIS, TN) December 29th, 2009 – Simmons Media Group today announced the addition of The Commercial Appeal’s Memphis Tigers basketball beat reporter Dan Wolken to their broadcast team. The new program will launch Monday, January 4th, 2010 and airing weekdays from 11am to 1pm.

Dan Wolken is in his fourth year serving as the Memphis Tigers Basketball beat reporter. During his tenure in Memphis, Dan has established himself as the number one source for insight into the Tigers’ basketball program. Dan’s body of work includes his coverage of the Memphis Tigers’ journey to the 2008 Championship Game in San Antonio, the departure of former Tiger coach John Calipari, the hiring of current Tiger coach Josh Pastner, and the development towards Pastner’s 2010 top-rated recruiting class.

Dan will be joined in the studio by Harry Long. For the past two years, Harry has been a consistent contributor on 730 Fox Sports’ The Chris Vernon Show, as well as a frequent fill-in host on 730 Fox Sports programs. Before joining the 730 Fox Sports team, Harry was a producer and on-air talent for WJOX of Birmingham, AL, where he was a leading reporter in Nick Saban’s hiring at the University of Alabama. He then spent a year with XM Satellite Radio in Washington, DC before joining Simmons Media in the winter of 2007.

Long said of the new program, “Since moving to Memphis, I have learned there is nothing that the sports audience of this area is more passionate about than Memphis Tigers basketball. With Dan’s extensive coverage and knowledge of the program, Dan Wolken and 730 Fox Sports will without question be the region’s daily radio source for interaction and information of Memphis Tigers basketball and more. We at the station are thrilled to have Dan Wolken as a part of our team.”

“I’m excited to have this opportunity to reach a new audience at 730 Fox Sports,” Wolken said. “While my main focus for The Commercial Appeal has been Memphis Tigers basketball, I am excited to put together a radio program that will hit all the relevant sports topics in the city. There’s no question that 730 has been the leader in entertaining, high-energy sports talk in this market, and my goal is to continue pushing forward with that. I think it’s a great fit.”

730 Fox Sports is the broadcast home of The Chris Vernon Show, recognized by Memphis Sport Magazine’s readers as their Favorite Radio Program and Favorite Radio Personality now three years running. The station and program have also won numerous awards from The Memphis Flyer over the past three years. 730 Fox Sports is also Memphis’ radio home for The Dan Patrick Show, The Stephen A. Smith Show, and The 2 Live Stews.

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December 29, 2009 - Posted by | Random

1 Comment »

  1. As far as the BCS rendering all other games other than LSU- Ala irrelavant, I disagree. Once one of those teams loses they are irrelavant and the undefeated others and all their games they played to their undefeated record are highly relavant. Even if national media types at the time spent all their energy on the current #1 v. #2 game only. Like a novel the plot is intensified by the subplot. The story goes on about a play off in college football, but if the money is good enough to exceed the current system it will for sure come to be, then and only then.

    Comment by Greg Cirotski | November 2, 2011 | Reply


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