April 23, 2024

Audacy Sports to Provide Unrivaled Coverage of the 2024 NFL Draft

As anticipation builds for this year’s NFL Draft, newly launched Audacy Sports is gearing up to provide unparalleled analysis, expert opinions, and behind-the-scenes access for fans and bettors alike.

Audacy Sports is hosting its own Radio Row with five of its leading sports brands, including WEEI (WEEI-FM/AM/Boston), 670 The Score (WSCR-AM/Chicago), 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM/Detroit), 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM/Washington D.C.) and The Team 980 (WTEM-AM/Washington D.C.), from April 24-26 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Detroit, right in the heart of the action, including a special draft party to celebrate round one on April 25. Onsite local content, which will also be available nationwide via the Audacy app, will include:

WEEI, Boston

Midday show “Gresh & Fauria” with Andy Gresh and Christian Fauria will broadcast live from Buffalo Wild Wings April 24-26 from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. Night host Rich Keefe again hosts his all-night draft party from 6:00 p.m. to midnight during round one. The party is co-hosted by the “6 Rings and Football Things” podcast guys and features check-ins with Gresh and Fauria live in Detroit.

670 The Score, Chicago

Afternoon show “Parkins & Spiegel Draft Special” with Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel will broadcast live from Buffalo Wild Wings on April 25 following the conclusion of the Cubs game until 11:00 p.m. ET and on April 26 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. 670 The Score Bears reporter Mark Grote will report live from Halas Hall in Chicago. The show will also be available on the station’s Twitch and YouTube channels. 

97.1 The Ticket, Detroit

Midday show “Karsh & Anderson” with Doug Karsch and Scott “Gator” Anderson will broadcast live from Buffalo Wild Wings on April 23-26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. “The Mike Valenti Show with Rico” will broadcast live onsite on the same days from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. The station will also host a special NFL Draft Preview Show on April 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET, available exclusively on the station’s Twitch, with former Lion TJ Lang, morning show co-host Jon Jansen, Valenti and former morning show host Mike Stone to discuss the upcoming draft, players, team needs and more. The station will also host a round one draft show on April 25 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET with Valenti, Karsh, morning show host Jim Costa and Stone. 

106.7 The Fan, Washington D.C.

Midday show host Brian Mitchell will broadcast live from Buffalo Wild Wings on April 25 and 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET, welcoming special guest former Commanders wide receiver Santana Moss. Mitchell will also contribute to the station’s round one draft coverage, simulcast on The Team 980. 

The Team 980, Washington D.C.

Afternoon host Craig Hoffman will broadcast live from Buffalo Wild Wings on April 25 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. ET, contribute to the station’s round one draft coverage and produce content for social media channels.

Infinity Sports Network

Across the Infinity Sports Network, as each pick is broadcast live on air, JR Sportbrief and Bart Winkler will break down each selection. The network will also run “draft capsules” after each pick, detailing its strengths, weaknesses and overall potential.

BetQL Network

Meanwhile, BetQL Network invites football enthusiasts and bettors to join them for comprehensive draft coverage. With unparalleled insights and excitement, BetQL Network will provide in-depth analysis in the days leading up to and throughout the event.

The excitement ramps up on draft night with BetMGM Tonight, featuring hosts Ryan Horvat, Trysta Krick and Nick Ashooh. The trio will deep-dive into how each pick could influence the market for the 2024-25 season while welcoming Super Bowl champions Brandon Marshall and Geoff Schwartz for hourly insights. The show will also feature a live tracker of the draft’s most popular prop bets and provide updates on the odds and outcomes as the night progresses.

Not stopping there, BetQL’s social media team will keep listeners connected to the action with live reaction clips on the top 10 picks, offering instant analysis and expert opinions as the draft unfolds. Additionally, followers can expect live behind-the-scenes content from Detroit on Instagram, which provides a glimpse into the show’s production on draft night.

Audacy Sports Podcasts

  • The Best Football Show, hosted by Brian Baldinger, is rolling out daily team-by-team breakdowns and draft prospect spotlights.
  • Take The North, hosted by David Haugh and Dan Wiederer, give their instant thoughts on the Bears’ #1 overall selection.
  • Take Command, hosted by Craig Hoffman and former NFL tight end Logan Paulsen, evaluates whether the Commanders have found their quarterback of the future at pick #2.
  • 6 Rings and Football Things, hosted by Andy Hart and Nick Stevens, will break down the Patriots’ choice of taking a QB or trading out of pick #3
  • All local and national NFL podcasts, including Reception Perception: The Show, will release an episode recapping night one of the draft.

Audacy NFL Insiders 

Brian Baldinger, Mark Schlereth, Jason La Canfora, and Ross Tucker join Audacy Sports stations across the country and local team podcasts to break down the best prospect fits for each team heading into draft weekend.

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