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December 5, 2021

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Friday 9/7/18

Hour 1 – Guests: ESPN play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins joins Steve to discuss Jon Gruden’s return to the Oakland Raiders plus previews the Jets/Lions Monday Night Football matchup. Also, Neal Coolong (Senior Editor, NFL Wire Network) calls in for some Steelers talk as Pittsburgh heads to Cleveland for the season opener without Le’Veon Bell.

Hour 2 – This is a great listen for all Penn State fans! Joining Steve for the full hour is Penn State football historian Lou Prato!  Lou is the former director of the Penn State All-Sports Museum in Beaver Stadium and shares excellent information on the 99-year series between the Pittsburgh Panthers and Nittany Lions.

Thursday 9/6/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Todd Frazier, Le’Veon Bell, Phillies, Burt Reynolds, and we tell you which team is the the first NFL team that’s officially designated with a casino. Also, our third high school football roundtable of the 2018 season!  Joining Steve are Zach Showers (Eagle 107 Selinsgrove Seals statician), Gregg Wetzel (100.9 The Valley Lewisburg Green Dragons play-by-play announcer) and Kevin Herr (WKOK Shikellamy Braves play-by-play announcer).

Hour 2 – Guest: Penn State Football Writer Rich Scarcella (Reading Eagle) breaks down with Steve, the Saturday night Keystone Classic in the ‘Burgh at Heinz Field. Then, we wrap up the show as Steve’s brother, Kevin Jones, calls in with our week 2 football picks!

Wednesday 9/5/18

Hour 1 – Topic: High school football numbers are down across the country. Guest: Adam Bittner (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) joins Steve to discuss the prime time match up at Heinz Field between Penn State and Pittsburgh.

Hour 2 – Topics: Phillies, Nike, Colin Kaepernick and Le’Veon Bell. Guest: Penn State Football Writer Bob Flounders (Pennlive.com and Patriot News) shares his first impressions from game one as the Nittany Lions prepare for their trip to Pittsburgh.

Tuesday 9/4/18

Hour 1 – App State/PSU game recap. Guest: Bucknell Football Head Coach Joe Susan, in his weekly appearance, looks back on the William & Mary game as well as moves forward to game two against Sacred Heart.

Hour 2 – Guests: ESPN play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins joins Steve to discuss Jon Gruden’s return to the Oakland Raiders plus previews the Jets/Lions Monday Night Football matchup. Then, we turn to baseball to wrap up the show with Phillies writer Ethan Witte (TheGoodPhight.com) as he explains the struggles the team has been dealing with the past few weeks and which players have exceeded expectations in 2018.

Friday 8/31/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Urban Meyer and ESPN.

Hour 2 – The return of our weekly football picks with Steve, Shawn and Steve’s brother Kevin Jones!

Thursday 8/30/18

Hour 1 – Topic: Penn State football announces non-conference matchups into 2027. Then, our second high school football roundtable of the 2018 season!  Joining Steve are Dick Hort (WKOK Shikellamy Braves analyst), Gregg Wetzel (100.9 The Valley Lewisburg Green Dragons play-by-play announcer) and Zach Showers (Eagle 107 Selinsgrove Seals statician)!

Hour 2 – Less than 48 hours from Penn State beginning the season, we hear from Audrey Snyder (Nittany Lions Writer, The Athletic)!

Wednesday 8/29/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies fading, Teddy Bridgewater traded and the brinks truck backs up to Aaron Rodgers’ front door.  We replay our chat with Bucknell football Head Coach Joe Susan, leading in the week 1 matchup against William & Mary.

Hour 2 – Topics: college football gamedays, Aaron Rodgers’ new contract, and we ask the question “when is too much absolutely ‘too much’ in sports?”

Tuesday 8/28/18

Hour 1 – Topic: Penn State releases 1st depth chart of season. Guest: Bucknell Head Football Coach Joe Susan makes his first appearance of the season, recaps summer camp and tells us who gets the starting nod at quarterback as the Bison prepare for William & Mary this Saturday night in Lewisburg.

Hour 2 – Guests: Neal Coolong (Senior Editor, NFL Wire Network) on the Steelers and other NFL pre-season topics. Then, Dave Meeks, (USA Today Sports Editor) on the 2018 college football season.

Monday 8/27/18

Hour 1 – Guests: Mike Conti (Atlanta Falcons Radio Network), Nick Dunn (Former Shikellamy/Maryland/State College Spikes player) talked with Steve before getting the call up to Peoria earlier this month and Audrey Snyder (Penn State Football Writer/The Athletic) shares her thoughts on the Urban Meyer situation in Columbus and previews the Nittany Lions.

Hour 2 – Guests: Penn State Football Writer Frank Bodani (York Daily Record) and a replay of Steve’s conversation with sports writer Tim May (Columbus Dispatch) on the Urban Meyer suspension at Ohio State.

Friday 8/24/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Kevin Herr’s marks his 25th anniversary with Sunbury Broadcasting and Urban Meyer gets a 3-game suspension.

Hour 2 – Guests: Tim May (Sports Reporter, Columbus Dispatch) joins Steve to discuss the Urban Meyer suspension and we wrap up the week with Steve’s brother Kevin Jones!

Thursday 8/23/18

No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Wednesday 8/22/18

Hour 1- The Sunbury Motors Studio is mobile with Steve, Shawn and Bob Buehner talking about the pending Ohio State decision regarding Urban Meyer and previewing the upcoming Fall Sports Season.

Hour 2-  The gang continues live at Front Street Station, Northumberland.  Doug Birdsong, the voice of the Bucknell Bison, previews the football season again.  Steve and Bob Buehner continue their discussion on the pending Ohio State decision regarding Urban Meyer.

Tuesday 8/21/18

Hour 1 – We have our first high school football roundtable of the 2018 season!  Joining Steve are Kevin Herr (WKOK Shikellamy Braves play-by-play announcer), Gregg Wetzel (100.9 The Valley Lewisburg Green Dragons play-by-play announcer) and Zach Showers (Eagle 107 Selinsgrove Seals statician)!

Hour 2 – NFL talk, including the Steelers with Neal Coolong (Senior Editor, NFL Wire Network) as teams approach their pre-season, week 3 dress rehearsals!

Monday 8/20/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Mets take 3 out of 5 from Phillies, including the MLB Little League Classic and details from the Zach Smith/Ohio State football story most people aren’t talking about. Guest: Matt Leon (KYW/Philadelphia) recaps the first half of the Eagles pre-season and looks forward to the last six weeks of the Phillies season.

Hour 2 – Guests: Penn State football writer Ben Jones (StateCollege.com) and Jesse Dougherty (Washington Post) on the scandal that has rocked Maryland football.

Friday 8/17/18

Hour 1 – We wrap up our “Best Of Week” with NFL Insider Adam Caplan (Sirius/XM NFL Radio).

Hour 2 – We discuss Penn State Football, Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley and cruise around the Big Ten Conference with national college football writer Bill Bender (Sporting News).

Thursday 8/16/18 – No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Wednesday 8/15/18

Hour 1 – We go back to September 2016 to replay an interview with Steve and legendary Penn State linebacker Steve Smear!

Hour 2 – Phil Savage returns to discuss his new role as General Manager of the Phoenix franchise in the new Alliance of American Football, which kicks off their first season in February 2019. Plus, we talk about college football coaches on the hot seat in 2018!

Tuesday 8/14/18

Hour 1 – “Best Of Week” continues with USA Today college football writer Paul Myerberg.

Hour 2 – Steve talks with former Penn State linebacker Jason Cabinda (Oakland Raiders) and shares ideas to improve Major League Baseball.

Monday 8/13/18

Hour 1 – We kick off “Best Of Week” with former Penn State tight end and Miami Dolphins rookie Mike Gesicki.

Hour 2 – Guests: Chuck Hixon (PhillyBaseballInsider.com) and an NBA free agency discussion with Keith Smith (RealGM.com)

Friday 8/10/18

Hour 1 – Philadelphia Phillies news, we’re heading into PGA championship weekend and Jessica Marksbury, Associate Editor for Golf Magazine, gives us a preview.

Hour 2- The Call of the Day, an update on the dispute between Comcast and BTN, checking in with Steve’s brother Kevin Jones, and recapping Saquon Barkley’s first NFL pre-season game.

Thursday 8/9/18

Hour 1 – Explaining the NBA Draft, Jonathan Alexander from the Raleigh News & Observer on the UNC football coaches getting disciplined as a result of players’ shoe sales.

Hour 2 – Play by Play Call of the Day, an update on Shikellamy High School graduate Nick Dunn in his first Minor League Baseball season, Mike DeCourcy – college basketball studio analyst for the Big Ten Network, Practice Day number 6 for the Penn State Football team is today and Audrey Snyder from The Athletic recaps practice so far.

Tuesday 8/7/18

Hour 1 – Guests: Dave Meeks, USA Today Sports Editor on the College Football Playoff ranking, Ben Jones, StateCollege.com on Penn State Football practice.

Hour 2 – Guests: Phil Steele, College Football Analyst and Matt Leon, KYW Philadelphia on the Eagles and Phillies.

Monday 8/6/18

Hour 1 – Topics – MLB Playoff picture and the latest on Urban Meyer

Hour 2 – Topics – MLB, Urban Meyer, Collegiate athletes selling shoes, and a little on Steve’s interview style.

Friday 8/3/18

Hour 1 – The Urban Meyer story at Ohio State continues to take twists and turns with lots of speculation from Buckeyes Nation and beyond. Steve’s guest this hour is college football writer Ben Kercheval (CBSSports.com).

Hour 2 – Guests: NBC Sports Swimming analyst Rowdy Gaines joins Steve to discuss the recent success of Penn State swimmer Ally McHugh and we wrap up the week with Steve’s brother Kevin Jones!

Thursday 8/2/18

Hour 1 – Urban Meyer is on the hot seat in Columbus!  We discuss that as college football practices get closer with Audrey Snyder (Penn State Writer, The Athletic).

Hour 2 – Guests: Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany and Houston Astros play-by-play announcer Todd Kalas.

Wednesday 8/1/18

Hour 1 – Guest: Neal Coolong (Senior Editor, NFL Wire Network) has the latest from Pittsburgh Steelers training camp!

Hour 2 – Guests: Kalyn Kahler (Writer/Editor, The MMQB.com) and Ryan Snyder (college football recruiting analyst/writer, BlueWhiteIllustrated.com) recaps the 2018 Penn State Lasch Bash!

Tuesday 7/31/18

Hour 1 – Up to the minute moves as the MLB trade deadline approaches.

Hour 2 – Steve breaks down which players went where as the MLB trade deadline passed.

Monday 7/30/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies, Sam Darnold, BTN on Comcast and Steve reads your emails! Guest: Philadelphia sports reporter Matt Leon (Newsradio 1060 KYW) checks in with the latest from Eagles training camp plus talks about the Phillies, coming off losing 3 out of 4 against the last place Reds and heads to Boston for interleague play.

Hour 2 – Guest: Phillies Ambassador Chris Wheeler discusses the trade deadline, how Aaron Nola elevated to an ace on the pitching staff, Philadelphia moving up to the top of the National League East and the effect social media has on sports today.

Friday 7/27/18

Hour 1 – Guest: Tim Kurkjian (ESPN MLB Writer/Reporter) returns to discuss the Aaron Judge injury and what the Yankees will do going from here plus highlights the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

Hour 2 – Guests: Todd Kalas (Houston Astros play-by-play announcer) and Steve’s brother Kevin Jones!

Thursday 7/26/18

Hour 1 – Guest: Bill Bender (Sporting News National College Football Writer) talks with Steve about his extensive, long-form write up on Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, the Big Ten East Division and what effect the new kickoff rule will have in college football.

Hour 2 – Topics: Phillies, latest MLB trade news, Steelers, Scott Frost at Nebraska and Steve dives into the Penn State football 2018 roster plus brings up specific players that could step up and make an impact this season.

Wednesday 7/25/18 – No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Tuesday 7/24/18

Hour 1 – Topic: Talking points from Big Ten Football Media Days. Guest: NFL Insider Adam Caplan (Sirius/XM NFL Radio) joins us to discuss the new Todd Gurley contract and what’s on the radar as training camps begin this week!

Hour 2 – Guests: Phillies Writer from SB Nation, Jared Pallo (TheGoodPhight.com) and it’s the return of Neal Coolong (Senior Editor, NFL Wire Network)!

Monday 7/23/18

Hour 1 – Former Penn State Women’s Basketball coach Rene Portland dies and her legacy, Phillies outlook after losing on Manny Machado, B1G 10 Media Day reaction – enforcing new “availability reports.”

Hour 2 – Guests: Chris Mack, Pirates/Pre-Post Game Show, on the resurgent Pirates, and are they now buyers? Topics: Hear from Penn State football coach James Franklin from B1G 10 Media Day and more reaction from it.

Friday 7/20/18

Hour 1 – Wrapping up our “Best Of” week with replays of Steve’s interviews with former Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage and Penn State Football beat writer Mark Wogenrich (Allentown Morning Call).

Hour 2 – From last month, listen to chats with former Penn State Wrestling two-time national champion David Taylor, who spoke with Nittany Lions wrestling play-by-play announcer Jeff Byers. Then, we wrap up “Best Of” week, discussing sports business with Tony Knopp (CEO, InviteManager.com).

Thursday 7/19/18

Hour 1 – We continue with our “Best Of” week and rewind to the 2018 Penn State Blue/White Game for Steve’s interviews with Super Bowl Champion Stefan Wisniewski (Philadelphia Eagles), analyst Michael Robinson (NFL Network) and PSU alumnus/actor/writer Keegan Michael-Key.  Also, prior to the 2017 Indiana/Penn State “Generations of Greatness Game,” Steve spoke with former longtime equipment manager Brad “Spider” Caldwell, to discuss how the throwback jersey was put together.

Hour 2 – Our focus is college hoops this hour as Steve talks with BTN in-studio and in-game analysts Shon Morris and Stephen Bardo.

Wednesday 7/18/18

Hour 1 – Our “Best Of” week rolls on with Writer/Reporter Kim Jones (NFL Network).

Hour 2 – A replay of Steve’s outstanding conversation with former longtime Penn State football equipment manager, Brad “Spider” Caldwell!

Tuesday 7/17/18

Hour 1 – “Best Of” week continues with a conversation about motivation and Penn State Wrestling Head Coach Cael Sanderson.  Also, baseball talk with Matt Snyder (MLB Writer, CBSSports.com)

Hour 2 – Guests: Mr. College Football Tony Barnhart (TMGCollegeSports.com and SEC Network) plus MLB Writer R.J. Anderson (CBSSports.com)

Monday 7/16/18

Hour 1 – As Steve enjoys his vacation, we enjoy a “Best Of” week!  Today, we focus on nationwide, legal sports betting and talk with Dustin Gouker (LegalSportsReport.com).

Hour 2 – We continue our sports betting conversation with Neil Best (New York Newsday) plus joining us to discuss the Penguins and Pirates, it’s the “Godfather” of Pittsburgh sports talk, the legendary Stan Savran (AT&T SportsNet/ESPN Pittsburgh)!

Friday 7/13/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Isner/Anderson epic Wimbledon semifinal, Chase Utley, the future of the Phillies, this day in sports history, and we discuss the newest schools in the Big Ten Conference that fans feel still remain “left out” and don’t get the same treatment as others.

Hour 2 – Guests: Jesse Dougherty (Maryland/College Sports Writer, Washington Post) joins us to discuss the FBI probe that continues in the school’s basketball program and how Terps fans have accepted their inclusion in the Big Ten Conference.  Then, we wrap up the week with Steve’s brother Kevin Jones.

Thursday 7/12/18

Hour 1 – Topics: PIAA and the future of Pennsylvania high school sports, Big Ten football and the QB situation at Michigan. Guest: Ken Hickman (Penn State All Sports Museum Director) shares with Nittany Lions fans about the Beaver Stadium tours taking place during Arts Festival weekend in State College as well as must-see exhibits in the museum.

Hour 2 – Guest: Jim Eichenhofer (Pelicans.com pro basketball writer) gives us an update on former Penn State basketball star Tony Carr, who’s getting valuable playing time in the NBA Summer League. Then, Steve dives into Big Ten football, specifically the West Division and how things could shake out in 2018.

Wednesday 7/11/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies, Aaron Nola, some crazy current MLB stats, Penn State men’s basketball 2018 non-conference schedule is released as Head Coach Patrick Chambers holds Summer practices this week.

Hour 2 – Topics: Penn State fans wait in excited anticipation for another football season, two epic Wednesday matches at Wimbledon, latest baseball stats, standings and diamond notes as well as which players were chosen in the NFL Supplemental Draft.

Tuesday 7/10/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies get only 1 player in All-Star Game and Steve shares legitimate reasons why baseball is struggling, compared to other pro sports.

Hour 2 – Phil Savage returns to the show discuss his new role as General Manager of the Phoenix franchise in the new Alliance of American Football, which kicks off their first season in February 2019. Also, we look at which college football coaches that may end up on the hot seat and possibly out of work later this year.

Monday 7/9/18 – No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Friday 7/6/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Will Tiger take on Phil in a $10 million dollar showdown, this day in sports history and kickoffs in college football.

Hour 2 – Guests: Andrew Callahan shares his highlights while on the Penn State football beat as he prepares to begin a new chapter in his professional career in the Northeast and cover the New England Patriots.  Then, we wrap up the week with Steve’s brother Kevin Jones.

Thursday 7/5/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies get their 6th sweep of the season and does Philadelphia pull the trigger on a Manny Machado deal as a “rest-of-this season rental” or wait until the off season?

Hour 2 – Guest: Former Penn State linebacker and one of the newest members of the Oakland Raiders, Jason Cabinda!

Wednesday 7/4/18 – No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Tuesday 7/3/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies and Joey Chestnut. Guest: Dieter Kurtenbach (Mercury News) shares his angles on NBA free agency, including Boogie Cousins joining Golden State and LeBron to the Lakers.

Hour 2 – Guest: Paul Myerberg (College Football Writer, USA Today) joins Steve to discuss the release of weekly injury reports with legalized gambling on the horizon, modified transfer rules, new in-game rules and where the state of college football could be 5 years down the road. And, we wrap up the show with a suggestion as to which former NFL player that the senior committee should seriously consider for Hall of Fame induction in 2019.

Monday 7/2/18

Hour 1 – Topics: Lakers acquire LeBron James, will the Big Ten Conference begin to release football and basketball injury reports and the Phillies take 3 out of 4 from Washington. Also, we go back to Saturday’s Penn State “Lift For Life” and hear from linebacker Koa Farmer and quarterback/lion Tommy Stevens!

Hour 2 – We have more Penn State football player interviews from the 2018 “Lift For Life,” featuring cornerback Amani Oruwariye and starting quarterback Trace McSorley! Then, we wrap up the show with an NBA free agency conversation with basketball writer Kevin Smith (RealGM.com)!

 

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