NBC Sports Radio: Chipper Jones, Stan Van Gundy, Bobby Valentine, Chris Mannix join Newy Scruggs for 'Voices of the Game'by jmaloni
"Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs" debuts at noon on Monday, April 1
NBC Sports Radio has announced that weekend talker Newy Scruggs will expand his duties with a new show premiering on Monday, April 1, the day the network rolls out 24/7 programming. "Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs" will air during the noon-3 p.m. ET Monday-Friday slot. Newy will be joined each day by a major renowned and recognizable sports "voice" during the entire second hour of the show. Personalities will include Chipper Jones, Stan Van Gundy, Bobby Valentine and Chris Mannix.
"Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs" brings a proven top-market radio host together each day with an added expert voice and perspective. Newy gets the conversation going and is then joined every second hour with a major guest host, live, who will appear consistently each week.
Tuesdays' guest host will be recently retired Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones; Wednesdays' guest host will be Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports Radio's Chris Mannix; Thursdays' guest host will be former MLB manager and ESPN MLB analyst Bobby Valentine; and Fridays' guest host will be former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy. Newy's Monday guest host will be announced soon.
Jones will begin baseball season in this hourly role on Tuesdays and then move into a weekly major contributor role as NBC Sports Radio's senior MLB analyst once baseball season is fully under way. Mannix, Valentine and Van Gundy are already part of the NBC Sports Radio roster and are expanding their roles.
All four "voices" are known for their candor, humor and insight, adding a refreshing take on sports talk. Newy will broadcast from a studio in Dallas, and the "voices" will be situated in studios around the country, sitting in live as co-host for the entire second hour.
Newy is the sports director and weeknight sports anchor at KXAS-TV (NBC 5) in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and former host of "The Newy Scruggs Radio Show" on 105.3 The Fan, in Dallas. He is a multiple Emmy Award-winning sportscaster and a 20-year TV, radio and print veteran with major market stops in Austin, Texas, Cleveland and Los Angeles.
"I am excited to bring NBC Sports Radio listeners into daily conversations with some of the most honest, opinionated, and in-the-know people in American sports," he said. "I want our listeners to feel like they are sitting at their favorite watering hole getting the inside scoop on the biggest topics and sports opinions of the day."
NBC Sports Radio will launch its full 24/7 talk programming on April 1. There will be more announcements to come. NBC Sports Radio is a joint venture between NBC Sports Group and Dial Global. It provides sports talk programming to radio stations nationwide, distributed by Dial Global. Content includes hourly sports news updates, daily features and long-form shows.