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Welcome to the podcast network home of Jon Lewis' SportsMediaWatch.com website. This feed includes episodes of the Sports Media Watch Podcast with host T.J. Rives and Jon (aka "Paulsen"). They tackle the most interesting topics in U.S. Sports Media, including what everyone is (or isn't) watching in the ratings. Get all the latest news and insight on everything from ESPN, to the over the air networks like: NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC. Critiquing of the shows, the personalities and production of it all is found right here. You'll also hear other sports media themed podcasts appearing on this same SMW feed, including George Ofman's "Tell me a story I don't know" series based on interviews with sports media members tied to Chicago and beyond. And, you'll hear Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin's "Announcer Schedules Podcast" each week. Mike and Phil will let you know which broadcasters are calling and analyzing, which important games, give some critiques of what they are seeing and hearing and have special announcer guests, as well. So, make sure to follow/subscribe to the "Sports Media Watch Podcast" feed for all of this interesting/diverse content where ever you hear your podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, etc.!!

Welcome to the podcast network home of Jon Lewis' SportsMediaWatch.com website. This feed includes episodes of the Sports Media Watch Podcast with host T.J. Rives and Jon (aka "Paulsen"). They tackle the most interesting topics in U.S. Sports Media, including what everyone is (or isn't) watching in the ratings. Get all the latest news and insight on everything from ESPN, to the over the air networks like: NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC. Critiquing of the shows, the personalities and production of it all is found right here. You'll also hear other sports media themed podcasts appearing on this same SMW feed, including George Ofman's "Tell me a story I don't know" series based on interviews with sports media members tied to Chicago and beyond. And, you'll hear Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin's "Announcer Schedules Podcast" each week. Mike and Phil will let you know which broadcasters are calling and analyzing, which important games, give some critiques of what they are seeing and hearing and have special announcer guests, as well. So, make sure to follow/subscribe to the "Sports Media Watch Podcast" feed for all of this interesting/diverse content where ever you hear your podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, etc.!!

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Welcome to the podcast network home of Jon Lewis' SportsMediaWatch.com website. This feed includes episodes of the Sports Media Watch Podcast with host T.J. Rives and Jon (aka "Paulsen"). They tackle the most interesting topics in U.S. Sports Media, including what everyone is (or isn't) watching in the ratings. Get all the latest news and insight on everything from ESPN, to the over the air networks like: NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC. Critiquing of the shows, the personalities and production of it all is found right here. You'll also hear other sports media themed podcasts appearing on this same SMW feed, including George Ofman's "Tell me a story I don't know" series based on interviews with sports media members tied to Chicago and beyond. And, you'll hear Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin's "Announcer Schedules Podcast" each week. Mike and Phil will let you know which broadcasters are calling and analyzing, which important games, give some critiques of what they are seeing and hearing and have special announcer guests, as well. So, make sure to follow/subscribe to the "Sports Media Watch Podcast" feed for all of this interesting/diverse content where ever you hear your podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, etc.!!

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Episodes

Big Ten Media Deal Nearing, Nick Faldo Retires from CBS & "Field Of Dreams" MLB Game Returns | Sports Media Watch Podcast

8/9/2022
It's our latest edition of the show and we're ready to figure out the Big Ten's massive TV negotiations and whom it includes and whom it doesn't? Plus, we have more on Fox setting it's NFL broadcasting lineups, Nick Faldo retiring and more on the latest "SportsMediaWatch.com Podcast." Host T.J. Rives returns with Jon Lewis (aka "Paulsen") of SportsMediaWatch.com to go over those topics and more. They discuss the Big Ten apparently ending conversations with ESPN and will instead likely add...

Duration:01:04:26

Wayne Larrivee Green Bay Packers Broadcaster Part II | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

8/8/2022
He was infatuated with Marv Albert. What young aspiring broadcaster back in the early 70s wouldn’t be. But while Wayne Larrivee admitted he wanted to be an NBA radio guy ( and he was for 17 years with the Chicago Bulls), he’s best known as the voice of the Green Bay Packers and is now in his 24 season. This after Larrivee also spent 14 years as the voice of the Bears, two of the charter and most hated rivals in the NFL. But Larrivee does have interests outside broadcasting most notably,...

Duration:00:32:17

Wayne Larrivee Green Bay Packers Broadcaster Part II Tease | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

8/7/2022
He was infatuated with Marv Albert. What young aspiring broadcaster back in the early 70s wouldn’t be. But while Wayne Larrivee admitted he wanted to be an NBA radio guy ( and he was for 17 years with the Chicago Bulls), he’s best known as the voice of the Green Bay Packers and now in his 24th season, but Larrivee also spent 14 years with the Chicago Bears , two of the charter and most hated rivals in the NFL. In episode II out Tuesday, Larrivee shares he does have interests outside...

Duration:00:02:34

Tributes to Vin Scully-Bill Russell, NBC Hall of Fame Game, etc.! | Announcer Schedules Podcast

8/4/2022
This week on Episode Nine of the Announcer Schedules Podcast, Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin pay tribute to the late Vin Scully with an extended conversation that includes several clips of the iconic style of an American treasure. In addition, the podcast pays tribute to Bill Russell and discuss the Hall of Famer’s career as a broadcaster. Throughout the show, a total of 60 different announcers are mentioned with an array of topics discussed including: - Vin Scully’s legacy - Scully as...

Duration:01:02:52

Vin Scully Passing, Charles Barkley Stays With Turner, LLWS & More | Sports Media Watch Podcast

8/3/2022
We are back off a brief Summer break with another edition of the show that covers all aspects of the sports media and more. Host T.J. Rives and Jon Lewis of SportsMediaWatch.com are ready to go over the current events and news. First, the guys talk about the passing of Los Angeles Dodgers broadcasting legend Vin Scully at the age of 94. Scully was synonymous with the Dodgers on radio, especially, for some 7 decades. Jon has thoughts on why he sustained at such an amazing level for so long...

Duration:01:03:38

Wayne Larrivee Green Bay Packers Play By Play | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

8/1/2022
Can you sleep with the enemy? Chicago Bears fans might think so but likely give Wayne Larrivee a pass. After 14 years as their voice, this long time play by play man moved north to become the radio voice of the long time rival Green Bay Packers and he’s been there for nearly a quarter of a century! Larrivee kicked off his career as the voice of the Kansas City Chiefs and moved to Chicago at the right time. His first season with the Bears was 1985 and they would eventually win their only...

Duration:00:37:58

Wayne Larrivee Green Bay Packers Play By Play Tease | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

8/1/2022
Can you sleep with the enemy? Chicago Bears fans might think so but likely give Wayne Larrivee a pass. After 14 years as their radio voice, this long time play by play man moved north to become the voice of the long time rival Green Bay Packers and he’s been there for nearly a quarter of a century! Larrivee kicked off his career as the voice of the Kansas City Chiefs and moved to Chicago at the right time. His first season with the Bears was 1985 and they would eventually win their only...

Duration:00:02:39

Michael Wilbon Encore Conversation | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

7/29/2022
Our fifth and final podcast during encore week features Michael Wilbon. There was no question who I wanted to feature as the first guest on “Tell me a story I don’t know.” I have known Mike Wilbon for nearly 40 years and I’m not sure I’ve ever met someone I admire, respect and like as much as I do of the co-host of the highly successful “Pardon the Interruption”on ESPN. Wilbon, who grew up on the south side of Chicago yet was a fan of the north side Cubs, offered many stories of his youth,...

Duration:00:47:12

Eddie Olczyk Encore Conversation | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

7/28/2022
Our 4th podcast during encore week features Eddie Olczyk. They say change is good. For Olczyk, maybe, maybe not. Last week his long time association with the Chicago Blackhawks ended when the two sides couldn’t agree on a new contract for him to continue as the team’s TV analyst. He immediately took a similar job with the newly formed Seattle Kraken. Olczyk wears his heart on his sleeve and by the way, he’s a great story teller. There was the time he was traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs...

Duration:00:51:07

Mike Greenberg Encore Conversation | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

7/26/2022
Our third podcast during encore week features one of the most celebrated and highest paid sports journalist in the broadcast industry. And to think, the first person ESPN’s Mike Greenberg work with professionally was yours truly. “Greeny” as he’s best known, has carved out a spectacular career from his partnership with Mike Golic on the radio program "Mike and Mike" to his current TV gig entitled “Get Up” to his additional responsibilities as the primary NBA host. But during his growth...

Duration:00:50:01

Sarah Kustok Encore Conversation | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

7/25/2022
Our second podcast during encore week features Sarah Kustok who made history by becoming the first woman hired as a full time t.v. analyst for an NBA team, the Brooklyn Nets. Her work has demonstrated just how knowledgeable she is about here craft, that and she is gifted with glittering personality. Remember, Kustok was a suburban Chicago high school basketball star and later a quality player at DePaul. “I had great teammates and we had great fun and of course with Doug Bruno, who is still...

Duration:00:51:51

Bob Costas Encore Conversation | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

7/24/2022
If you could pick one sports broadcast journalist who was the most iconic of the last 50 years, the choices would be slim but Bob Costas heads my list. Whether he was hosting from the Olympics, calling a baseball game, being an integral part of the NBA or hosting myriad talk shows, Costas stands above the rest. And his stories for “Tell me a story I don’t know” were priceless. For example: The infamous OJ Simpson chase. It took place during game five of the NBA finals and NBC used a split...

Duration:00:47:58

John Forslund TNT/Seattle Kraken NHL Play By Play Conversation | Announcer Schedules Podcast

7/23/2022
NHL play-by-play announcer John Forslund of the Seattle Kraken on Root Sports, TNT, and Sports USA Radio, joined the Announcer Schedules Podcast back in June for an insightful conversation with Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin. In addition to his role as the voice of the Seattle Kraken, Forslund calls games for the national NHL on TNT package having previously announced for NBC Sports, NHL on Versus and ESPN National Hockey Night. He also works for Sports USA Radio on the national radio...

Duration:00:15:59

NBC Horse Racing Announcer Larry Collmus Conversation | Announcer Schedules Podcast

7/21/2022
Larry Collmus, the race caller for the Kentucky Derby, the Triple Crown and the Breeders Cup on NBC, joined the Announcer Schedules Podcast recently, for an fascinating conversation with Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin. Collmus joined NBC Sports in 2011 as the race caller for the network’s coverage of the Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont), and Breeders’ Cup. In 2015, Collmus began as NYRA’s signature race caller. One year later, Collmus called American Pharoah’s...

Duration:00:24:32

MLB All-Star Game, British Open Ratings + George Ofman "Encore Week" Coming | Sports Media Watch Podcast

7/20/2022
It's a brand new episode of the show with everything from baseball's "mid-Summer classic" to the audience for golf's latest major and more on the "SportsMediaWatch.com Podcast." Host T.J. Rives returns with Jon Lewis (aka "Paulsen") of SportsMediaWatch.com to discuss the latest topics, ratings and have a special guest on this week, too. First, the guys go over the MLB All-Star Week in L.A. with the Home Run Derby from Monday. Did they watch? Has it run it's course? Then, what about the...

Duration:01:17:51

Full Ep: Bob Nightengale USA Today Baseball Writer | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

7/18/2022
He is one of the nation’s premier baseball writers. Bob Nightengale has not only broken many stories, he’s intrigued readers, listeners and viewers to his vast rumors, almost all of which become reality. As USA Today’s baseball a beat writer and columnist for 27 years Nightengale has delved into stories about labor issues and the lack of diversity in the game. It hits home for Nightengale whose interracial marriage helped shape his views. But if anyone has baseball stories it’s Nightengale...

Duration:00:52:06

Clip: Bob Nightengale USA Today Baseball Writer Tease | Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

7/17/2022
He is one of the nation’s premier baseball writers. Bob Nightengale has not only broken many stories, he’s intrigued readers, listeners and viewers to his vast rumors, almost all of which become reality. As USA Today’s baseball a beat writer and columnist for 27 years Nightengale has delved into stories about labor issues and the lack of diversity in the game. It hits home for Nightengale whose interracial marriage helped shape his views. But if anyone has baseball stories it’s Nightengale,...

Duration:00:01:56

Marc Kestecher ESPN Radio P x P Announcer Conversation | Announcer Schedules Podcast

7/16/2022
From this week's episode of the Announcer Schedules Podcast, Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin welcome ESPN Radio play-by-play extraordinaire Marc Kestecher to discuss his fascinating career that has taken him from Albany, New York to Cleveland to becoming the national radio voice of the NBA Finals. Marc gives us details on what it was like to call the recently concluded NBA title series between won by Golden State over Boston. And, In addition to Kestecher’s play-by-play duties, he is also...

Duration:00:33:29

Yankees-Red Sox, Announcer deals + Marc Kestecher ESPN Radio p x p! | Announcer Schedules Podcast

7/14/2022
This week on Episode Eight of the Announcer Schedules Podcast, Mike Gill and Phil de Montmollin welcome ESPN Radio play-by-play extraordinaire Marc Kestecher to discuss his fascinating career that has taken him from Albany, New York to Cleveland to becoming the national radio voice of the NBA Finals. Kestecher reflects on his upbringing in Albany, his time at Syracuse University, his first big breaks in the business, and much more in a captivating conversation. Throughout the show, a total...

Duration:01:12:01

Wimbledon Concludes, NFL Sunday Ticket, British Open & more! | Sports Media Watch Podcast

7/12/2022
On our latest edition of the show, host T.J. Rives and Jon Lewis of SportsMediaWatch.com return to go over the latest in Sports Media news and ratings, etc. First, the guys talk the conclusion of the Wimbledon Tennis championships. Did the controversy with Australia's Nick Kyrgios's behavior/foul language fuel some better numbers in the men's final for ESPN? Or is the total lack of American presence in the men's and women's semis or championships always a recipe for bad audience? Next,...

Duration:01:00:51