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NBC Sports Radio adds Donovan McNabb as major contributor

by jmaloni
Mon, Jan 28th 2013 07:00 pm

Former Pro Bowl quarterback will serve as a weekly NFL contributor

Dial Global and the NBC Sports Group have announced that recently retired NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb will join the NBC Sports Radio lineup as a contributor, starting Super Bowl week.

Six-time Pro Bowl quarterback McNabb, who established his storied career with the Philadelphia Eagles, will serve as an NFL lead analyst for NBC Sports Radio shows throughout the week and will also call in weekly to affiliated stations. He will be part of NBC Sports Radio's lineup of programming features on Super Bowl Radio Row this week in New Orleans. In addition, McNabb will play a big part in a soon-to-be-announced daily Monday-Friday talk show that will debut April 1, as the network expands its programming lineup.

As a player, McNabb posted one of the best records in the NFL, averaging 10 wins per season over his 13-year career. With McNabb under center, the Eagles went to the postseason eight times, won the NFC East Division five times, played in five NFC Championship Games, and had their first Super Bowl berth in 24 years. His 4,746 pass attempts, 2,801 completions, 32,873 passing yards, and 216 TD passes are franchise records. McNabb, a former Syracuse University football standout and basketball player, is also a key player off the field, where he is actively involved in community efforts through his Donovan McNabb Fund.

"As I continue to segue further into the broadcasting field, adding a radio relationship like Dial Global and NBC Sports Radio is the perfect next step," McNabb said. "This platform allows me a weekly forum to communicate with fans on a personal basis and I'm excited for the opportunity."

Chris Corcoran, executive vice president and general manager of Dial Global, added "Adding a former star player like Donovan McNabb just adds another key ingredient to the exciting lineup we're building with NBC Sports Radio. He brings a strong voice and a unique perspective, giving our affiliates, advertisers and listeners more great content. McNabb is another very exciting addition and we're thrilled to have him on our team."

NBC Sports Radio launched its full weekend lineup of programming on Jan. 5, and will expand to full 24/7 talk programming on April 1.

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