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Andy Furman gets national Fox Sports Radio Show

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Andy Furman’s weekend try-out on Fox Sports Radio has turned into a weekly gig. Furman, heard 5-7 p.m. weekdays on “Real Talk” WQRT-AM (1160), will take over “Fox Sports Saturday” with Sean Farnham, a Los Angeles-based Fox Sports reporter, starting noon-4 p.m. Saturday.
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Annie Zidarevich, Fox Sports Radio Network director, says Furman will be in the time slot until further notice. Furman and Farnham subbed for Dan Moriarty and Derrick Deese on July 3. Furman, 60, filled in for Fox Sports Radio’s morning host Steven A. Smith on May 26.

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Annie Zidarevich, Fox Sports Radio Network director...
Always wondered who was behind the making of the mess that is now Fox Sports Radio.

I thought it had to be Gomez Addams because he was the only person I knew of that was capable of purposely engineering train wrecks.
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Yeah, Change for the sake of change seems to be the Fox Sports Radio Motto...
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Annie Zidarevich, Fox Sports Radio Network director...
At one time I think Annie Zidarevich was heard in the Tri-State. In an earlier attempt at sports radio programming, I think some or all of Clear Channel's 1230/1420/1600 AM's in the Huntington market carried a network called 'Prime Sports'. One of the shows was hosted by 2 women: Chris O'Donnell and 'Annie Z', who was also the program director for Prime Sports. She had a voice that sounded like she always needed to clear her throat....

Others on the network included Scott Franski (now one of the Philadelphia Phillies' play-by-play voices), a Dallas-based writer who I think was named Jim Dent and a pair of fairly funny guys named Mark & Kyle. This goes back to the 1980's I think...maybe the 90's.
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I'm with ya, Scott....Fox Sports has some really bad trainwrecks...the only consistency is bad. 8)
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Worst mistake Fox Sports Radio made was dumping Steve Czaban for Steven A Smith. Andy Furman definitely deserves a shot at a national show, he got a raw deal at WLW years ago, got fired for calling a Bengals player "a punk" if I recall, one of their diva wide receivers (Not Chad "what the hell is my name this week" Johnson). Turned out he was right, they dumped him a year later.

Czaban, btw, is the morning guy on Sporting News Radio, which is available on Sirius (when I get my receiver replaced).
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EZ103.3FM wrote:
Annie Zidarevich, Fox Sports Radio Network director...
At one time I think Annie Zidarevich was heard in the Tri-State. In an earlier attempt at sports radio programming, I think some or all of Clear Channel's 1230/1420/1600 AM's in the Huntington market carried a network called 'Prime Sports'. One of the shows was hosted by 2 women: Chris O'Donnell and 'Annie Z', who was also the program director for Prime Sports. She had a voice that sounded like she always needed to clear her throat....
I remember that... They tried an all female morning show... On a sports talk network.... Which is 90% male listenership...

That went over about as well as you'd expect.

FYI, it was 1230/1470/1600, WTCR 1420 still played traditional country then. Crapstar owned 1470 back then, pre ConCord shell game days.
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Mike wrote:Worst mistake Fox Sports Radio made was dumping Steve Czaban for Steven A Smith. Andy Furman definitely deserves a shot at a national show, he got a raw deal at WLW years ago, got fired for calling a Bengals player "a punk" if I recall, one of their diva wide receivers (Not Chad "what the hell is my name this week" Johnson). Turned out he was right, they dumped him a year later.

Czaban, btw, is the morning guy on Sporting News Radio, which is available on Sirius (when I get my receiver replaced).
Czaban does that too??

I listen to him on ESPN 980 AM here in the Balt/DC area 4-7pm M-F... Its the Redskins Flagship.. Natural fit because he grew up here..

His.. Shall I say: "Spirited" opinions of the current state of the Skins has me rolling everyday!!

http://www.espn980.com/shows/sportsreporters/
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DJSHOCKLEY wrote:
Mike wrote:Worst mistake Fox Sports Radio made was dumping Steve Czaban for Steven A Smith. Andy Furman definitely deserves a shot at a national show, he got a raw deal at WLW years ago, got fired for calling a Bengals player "a punk" if I recall, one of their diva wide receivers (Not Chad "what the hell is my name this week" Johnson). Turned out he was right, they dumped him a year later.

Czaban, btw, is the morning guy on Sporting News Radio, which is available on Sirius (when I get my receiver replaced).
Czaban does that too??

I listen to him on ESPN 980 AM here in the Balt/DC area 4-7pm M-F... Its the Redskins Flagship.. Natural fit because he grew up here..

His.. Shall I say: "Spirited" opinions of the current state of the Skins has me rolling everyday!!

http://www.espn980.com/shows/sportsreporters/
Yeah, Czaban is good, probably the best sports talk guy out there right now, since "Papa" Joe Chevalier seems to be gone from syndicated radio...

Joe Chevalier, btw, is from Huntington.
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I enjoy listening to 980 when I'm in the DC area. The Sports Reporters show with Czaban and Andy Pollan is usually good listening as I'm leaving Ft. Belvoir and heading for Springfield VA where we normally stay.
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980 always was great with Redskins coverage, even back when WJFK was the flagship. When the skins were bad (which was normal), the hosts would rag on them all day.

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Mike wrote:
DJSHOCKLEY wrote:
Mike wrote:Worst mistake Fox Sports Radio made was dumping Steve Czaban for Steven A Smith. Andy Furman definitely deserves a shot at a national show, he got a raw deal at WLW years ago, got fired for calling a Bengals player "a punk" if I recall, one of their diva wide receivers (Not Chad "what the hell is my name this week" Johnson). Turned out he was right, they dumped him a year later.

Czaban, btw, is the morning guy on Sporting News Radio, which is available on Sirius (when I get my receiver replaced).
Czaban does that too??

I listen to him on ESPN 980 AM here in the Balt/DC area 4-7pm M-F... Its the Redskins Flagship.. Natural fit because he grew up here..

His.. Shall I say: "Spirited" opinions of the current state of the Skins has me rolling everyday!!

http://www.espn980.com/shows/sportsreporters/
Yeah, Czaban is good, probably the best sports talk guy out there right now, since "Papa" Joe Chevalier seems to be gone from syndicated radio...

Joe Chevalier, btw, is from Huntington.

Agreed...
Who killed the radio star??
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