PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 19, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the nation’s unrivaled leader in local sports radio, today announced the talent lineup for Scal & Pals, which will air live, daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET on the RADIO.COM Sports Digital Network. The digital network, an all-digital, daily, live, subscription-free sports network that features over 75 hours of original podcast content weekly, was launched in August. Scal & Pals, dedicated to NBA coverage, will launch September 23 and be co-hosted by Brian Scalabrine and Steve Ceruti. It will be available live on both video and audio on RADIO.COM as well as on-demand audio wherever podcasts are found.
“We are excited to launch a digital show that will have mass appeal to all hardcore basketball fans,” said Mike Dee, President of Sports, Entercom. “The lineup of contributors headlined by Scal [Brian Scalabrine] will feature an interesting and entertaining mix of personalities and perspectives. We aspire to have this be the best basketball content fans can find anywhere and we are eager to engage with one of the most dynamic fan bases of any sport.”
Scalabrine, also known as “The White Mamba,” spent 11 seasons in the NBA playing for the New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls. He won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and since retiring as a player, has been a television analyst for the Celtics, expanding on the cult-like following among NBA fans across the country he had as a player. Ceruti, a long-time producer at ESPN with experience working under Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo, brings a passion for the game and an abundance of NBA knowledge. Kendrick Perkins will headline a group of regular contributors to the show. Perkins, a 14-year NBA veteran who played in five NBA Finals including as a member of the 2008 World Champion Boston Celtics, joins RADIO.COM Sports as an NBA Insider.
The new show will also feature commentary from former players such as Caron Butler, a 14-year NBA veteran and member of the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks; current players like Admiral Schofield of the Washington Wizards; Ric Bucher, longtime sportswriter and broadcaster who has covered the NBA since 1992 for the Washington Post, ESPN and others; Ryan McDonough, former General Manager of the Phoenix Suns and more.
Entercom owns and operates 35 all-sports stations across the U.S., including WEEI (WEEI-AM/FM) in Boston, WFAN (WFAN-AM/FM) in New York and SportsRadio 94WIP (WIP-FM) in Philadelphia. Additionally, it is the flagship home of 44 professional teams and over 50 Division 1 collegiate programs, including nine NBA franchises such as the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves. This broadcast portfolio reaches over 31 million sports fans monthly and boasts the nation’s leading collection of radio play-by-play coverage.
RADIO.COM is an integrated digital platform where consumers discover and connect live with the Entercom portfolio of premium, curated content powered by over 235 highly rated, locally programmed radio stations and their websites. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the U.S., currently has over 300 stations and more than 10,000 podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM offers anytime, anywhere access through the RADIO.COM mobile app and website, and home and auto-connected devices, including Amazon Echo, Amazon FireTV, Sonos, Roku, Google Home, Google Chromecast, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and many more. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).