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Podcast Archive

Thursday 8/31/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies, Steelers, Joe Haden, Texas flood and Ohio State/Indiana kicks off the first big weekend of college football in 2017!  Guest: NFL writer John McClain (Houston Chronicle).

Hour 2 – We preview Selinsgrove, Shikellamy, Lewisburg and Milton with our week 2 high school football roundtable.  Topic: Penn State football.

Wednesday 8/30/17 – No show on WKOK due to Phillies baseball.

Tuesday 8/29/17

Hour 1 – Topics: PSU Football, depth charts, Steelers announce the inaugural class of their Hall of Honor, Houston weather, college football kickoff weekend and this day in sports history.  Guest: NFL writer Neal Coolong (USA Today/The Steelers Wire).

Hour 2 – Guests: Penn State Sports Network Football Analyst Jack Ham and Akron Football Head Coach Terry Bowden.

Monday 8/28/17

Hour 1 – Topics: college football, Mayweather/McGregor, Houston and LLWS. Guest: Bucknell Football Head Coach Joe Susan.

Hour 2 – Guests: NFL on CBS Sideline Reporter Melanie Collins plus Alabama Football Analyst/Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage.

Friday 8/25/17

Hour 1 – Topics: high school football begins, Penn State football tickets, player strength and conditioning plus Michigan football.

Hour 2 – Guests: ESPN College Football Analyst Rod Gilmore and we wrap up the week with Steve’s brother Kevin Jones!

Thursday 8/24/17 – No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Wednesday 8/23/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies, Pirates, Billy Payne and our first high school football roundtable of the season as we preview Montoursville/Shikellamy, Hughesville/Lewisburg and Selinsgrove/Milton.

Hour 2 – Guests: Former Penn State and current Buffalo Bills linebacker Gerald Hodges and NFL writer Neal Coolong (USA Today / The Steelers Wire) recaps Pittsburgh’s preseason home opener against the Atlanta Falcons.

Tuesday 8/22/17 – No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Monday 8/21/17

Hour 1 – Guests: National College Football Writer Dennis Dodd (CBS Sports) and Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany.

Hour 2 – Guest: Penn State’s very own Brad “Spider” Caldwell.

Friday 8/18/17

Hour 1 – Topics: James Franklin contract extension, Phillies, Patriots, Derek Jeter and NFL preseason. Guest: ESPN MLB reporter Tim Kurkjian checks in from Williamsport at the Little League World Series and is preparing to cover the first ever MLB Little League Classic between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals.

Hour 2 – Topics:  Call of the day and sports bozo. Guests: Steve’s brother Kevin Jones and Todd Van Riper, author of the book “Cincinnati Red and Dodger Blue,” talks about an often forgotten baseball rivalry.

Thursday 8/17/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Barcelona attacked, Phillies and countdown to high school football. Guest: State College Spikes (MiLB) play-by-play announcer Joe Putnam.

Hour 2 – Topics: Boston Red Sox, MLB Little League Classic and Penn State releases the 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule.

Wednesday 8/16/17

No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Tuesday 8/15/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies, Pirates and the NFL on CBS.  Guest: NFL writer Neal Coolong (USA Today/The Steelers Wire).  Steve and Neal discuss Josh Dobbs’ first time on the field as a pro QB in Pittsburgh’s 20-12 win over the Giants.

Hour 2 – Topics: Call of the day and Penn State football.

Monday 8/14/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies, Frank Broyles and “this day in sports history.”  Guest: Matt Leon (KYW/Philadelphia).  Matt and Steve discuss the Eagles/Packers pre-season game and the Jordan Matthews trade.

Hour 2 – Topics: Not 1, but 2 play-by-play calls of the day, NFL pre-season, our sports bozo and the new Los Angeles Chargers.

Friday 8/11/17

Hour 1- Topic:  Penn State Football Pre-Season.  Guest: Jessica Marksbury (Golf.com) with a PGA update.

Hour 2- Guests:  Todd Van Riper, author of the book “Cincinnati Red and Dodger Blue” talks about an often forgotten baseball rivalry and Steve’s brother Kevin joins for his weekly appearance.

Thursday 8/10/2017

Hour 1 – Topics: MLB, NFL Pre-Season, Eagles, Mets v Phillies.

Hour 2 – Topics: Penn State Football. Guest: Brad ‘Spider’ Caldwell

Wednesday 8/9/2017

Hour 1 – Topics: Penn State Football, technical issues, MLB. Guest: Paul Hagen, MLB.com.

Hour 2 – Topics: MLB, Penn State Football and Joe West suspension.

Tuesday 8/8/2017

Hour1 – Topics: Penn State Football, NCAA school vs football, MLB, Steelers. Guests: Neal Coolong, NFL editor for USA Today, Twitter @NealCoolong.

Hour 2 – Topics: Penn State Football, Eagles, Nick Suriano Guests: Ed Kracz, Eagles Beat Writer, Bucks County Courier Times.

Monday 8/7/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Jay Cutler, Darren Daulton and Don Baylor, Colin Kaepernick. Guest: Matt Leon, KYW in Philly talking about Darren Daulton

Hour 2 – Topics: Penn State Head Football coach James Franklin’s press conference from Saturday. Guests: RJ Anderson, MLB Writer, CBS Sports talking about Don Baylor and Darren Daulton’s passing, Sonny Grey and Corey Kluber showdown, Pete Rose ceremony being cancelled, DBacks stadium issue in Arizona.

Friday 8/4/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Pro Football Hall of Fame Weekend, Kurt Warner, great baseball trades, Penn State Football, Mets and Ryan Tannehill.

Hour 2 – Guests: Big Ten Conference Commissoner Jim Delany and we wrap up the week with Steve’s brother Kevin Jones.

Thursday 8/3/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Pittsburgh Pirates slump, Penn State ranked at number 6 in the preseason coaches poll plus this day in sports history.  Guest: Mike Conte (Sports Radio 92.9 The Game/Atlanta).

Hour 2 – Guests: Phil Steele (College Football Preview) with an outstanding view of the upcoming 2017 season and Roxy Bernstein (Pac-12 Network).

Wednesday 8/2/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Pete Rose, Tuesday night’s crazy Cleveland/Boston game and the death of Ara Parseghian.  Guest: Steelers beat writer Ray Fittipaldo (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) checks in from training camp at St. Vincent College.

Hour 2 – We put college football in the spotlight this hour with Dave Hunziker (Oklahoma State football play-by-play announcer) and Dave Revsine (Big Ten Network).

Tuesday 8/1/17

Hour 1 – Topic: MLB trade deadline. Guests: Matt Leon (KYW/Philadelphia) covers the Phillies and football.  Also, Kurt Badenhausen (Senior Editor, Forbes) and Steve discuss the world’s most valuable sports franchises plus the possible revenue the August 26th Mayweather/McGregor fight will generate.

Hour 2 – Topics: John Urschel NFL retirement, CTE, college football practice/preparation, soccer popularity in America and Los Angeles gets the Summer Olympics in 2028.

Monday 7/31/17 – No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Friday 7/28/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies, Pirates, Steelers and Pitt Panthers.  Also, we wrap up our “Best Of Week” this hour with Former Penn State basketball star and newest member of the Washington Wizards, Tim Frazier plus baseball talk with ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian.

Hour 2 – We finish our “Best Of Week” with authors Jim Miller (“Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside the World of ESPN”) and John U. Bacon, who wrote a book with ESPN’s John Saunders before his 2016 death. (“Playing Hurt: My Journey From Despair To Hope”).

Thursday 7/27/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Former Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel retires from football and former Bucknell basketball great Mike Muscala resigns with the Atlanta Hawks.  Also, our “Best Of Week” continues with Chuck Hixson (PhillyBaseballInsider.com) plus Phillies 2017 1st round draft pick and current Williamsport Crosscutter Adam Haseley.

Hour 2 – This hour in “Best Of Week” features “Keeper of the Cup” Philip Pritchard plus New York Times writer and author Richard Sandomir (“Pride of the Yankees”) gives us a behind the scenes look at how the 1942 movie and Gary Cooper accurately portrayed Lou Gehrig.

Wednesday 7/26/17

Hour 1 – Our “Best Of Week” keeps going as we discuss the Steelers and the PGA with Gerry Dulac (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) plus minor league baseball with Mitch Rupert (Crosscutters Beat Writer, Williamsport Sun-Gazette).

Hour 2 – We replay two of the best interviews in the history of our show…Steve’s conversations with Rick Neuheisel (College Football Analyst, CBS Sports) and author of “42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story,” Ed Henry (Chief National Correspondent, Fox News).

Tuesday 7/25/17

Hour 1 – Big Ten Football Media Days are happening in Chicago with Head Coach James Franklin addressing reporters.  Also, “Best Of Week” continues as we replay Steve’s interviews with Penn State football great Steve Smear and NBC Olympics Track Analyst Ato Boldon.

Hour 2 – Shawn tees up the “play-by-play call of the day” and sports bozo.  Our “Best Of Week” rolls on with replays featuring Steve’s interviews from earlier this year.  We spoke with Peter King (TheMMQB.com and Sports Illustrated) prior to Super Bowl 51 and “The Ol’ Two-Niner” Phil Bourque (Analyst, Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network) joined us following the Pens’ winning their second consecutive Stanley Cup Championship.

Monday 7/24/17

Hour 1 – Our “Best Of Week” begins with Steve’s interviewing Penn State’s very own “Mike The Mailman” on his retirement day in April 2016 and we discuss baseball with Richard Justice (MLB.com)

Hour 2 – From September 2016, during the celebration marking the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as Penn State Head Coach, a replay of Steve’s rare interview with football legend Mike Reid.  Then, we take a look where Penn State sports are going with Athletic Director Sandy Barbour.

Friday 7/21/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Selinsgrove Little League qualifies for states, Hugh Freeze, OJ Simpson and Texas high school football.

Hour 2 – Guests: Bob Nightengale (MLB Writer, USA Today) and we wrap up the week with Steve’s brother Kevin Jones.

Thursday 7/20/17

Hour 1 – Topic: OJ Simpson granted parole.  Guest: Kurt Badenhausen (Senior Editor, Forbes).  Steve and Kurt discuss the world’s most valuable sports franchises plus the possible revenue the August 26th Mayweather/McGregor fight will generate.

Hour 2 – A sports business conversation with InviteManager/Spotlight Ticket Management CEO Tony Knopp.

Wednesday 7/19/17 – No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Tuesday 7/18/17

Hour 1 – Steve is at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport.  Topics: Penn State Football, this day in sports history, ABA/NBA merger, Bobby Bonilla, and Peter King’s MMQB All-Time Draft.

Hour 2 – Guests: John U. Bacon, author of a new book with the late John Saunders of ESPN, “Playing Hurt,” and Sports Illustrated Executive Editor Jon Wertheim talks about networks’ rights fees.

Monday 7/17/17

Hour 1 – Topic:  Penn State Football 2017 Lift For Life. Guest: Neal Coolong (NFL Writer, USA Today/The Steelers Wire).

Hour 2 – Guests: Frank Bodani (Penn State Football Writer, York Daily Record) and Jessica Marksbury (Associate Editor, GOLF.com).

Friday 7/14/17

Hour 1 – Topics:  Pittsburgh Pirates and Tim Tebow.  Guest:  Paul Alexander (AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh).

Hour 2 – Guests: Kyle Porter (Golf Writer, CBS Sports) and we wrap up the week with Steve’s brother Kevin Jones.

Thursday 7/13/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Penn State, Wimbledon, ESPYs, Mike and the Mad Dog 30 for 30.

Hour 2 – Topics: NBA Summer League, Cubs get Quintana from White Sox and Vin Scully’s brilliant ESPY Icon Award speech.

Wednesday 7/12/17

Hour 1 – Topics: MLB in Williamsport, NBA Summer League, MLB All-Star Game, NFL ad revenue and Penn State men’s basketball releases non-conference schedule.

Hour 2 – Topic: World’s most valuable sports teams.  Guest: Former Penn State basketball star and newest member of the Washington Wizards, Tim Frazier.

Tuesday 7/11/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Mayweather/McGregor and B1G Football Media Days.  Guest: Penn State Football Beat Writer Bob Flounders (PennLive).

Hour 2 – Topics: 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics, Miami Marlins and Penn State Football. Guest: Williamsport Crosscutters Beat Writer Mitch Rupert (Williamsport Sun-Gazette).

Monday 7/10/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Aaron Judge, NBA Summer League, Mike and the Mad Dog ESPN 30 for 30 special.  Guest: Matt Leon (Newsradio 1060 KYW/Philadelphia).

Hour 2 – Guests: Phillies 2017 1st round pick and current Williamsport Crosscutter Adam Haseley plus ESPN college football reporter Adam Rittenberg.

Friday 7/7/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Penn State football’s 25th year in the Big Ten, this day in sports history, Phillies, Terry Francona and athletes’ marketability.

Hour 2 – We discuss boxing and begin the weekend with Steve’s brother Kevin Jones.

Thursday 7/6/17

Hour 1 – Topic: Yankees, Adam Haseley and this day in sports history.  Guest: Author Jarrett Van Meter discusses his book, “How Sweet It Is,” on the mystique of Kentucky high school state championship basketball.

Hour 2 – Guest: New York Times writer and author Richard Sandomir (“Pride of the Yankees”) gives us a behind the scenes look at how the movie and Gary Cooper accurately portrayed Lou Gehrig’s retirement speech on July 4, 1939.

Wednesday 7/5/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Andrew McCutchen, Adam Haseley and SEC football.

Hour 2 – Guests:  Sports Writer Dieter Kurtenbach on NBA free agency and college football writer Dennis Dodd (CBS Sports).

Tuesday 7/4/17 – No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Monday 7/3/2017

Hour 1 – Topics – NBA Free Agency, Sixers sign JJ Redick, MLB, Phillies, All Star Selections, NCAA transfers.  Guest – Matt Leon, Sixers/Phillies Reporter KYW Philadelphia.

Hour 2 – Topics – MLB, Pride of the Yankees.  Guest – Tim Kurkjian, ESPN Baseball Tonight.

 

Friday 6/30/17

Hour 1 – Steve’s guest is “The Keeper of the Stanley Cup,” Philip Pritchard (Hockey Hall of Fame), who shares great travel stories with the cup and how he got his job.

Hour 2 – Guests: NBA writer Shane Young (FanRag Sports) and Steve’s brother Kevin Jones.

Thursday 6/29/17

Hour 1 – Topics: NBA, this day in sports history and MLB.

Hour 2 – Topics: college football power conferences and arrests finally made in the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium disaster.

Wednesday 6/28/17 – No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Tuesday 6/27/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Sports betting and ESPN rights fees.  Guest: Steelers and golf writer Gerry Dulac (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

Hour 2 – Guests: Matt Leon (KYW, Newsradio 1060 Philadelphia) and Chris Mack (Pittsburgh Pirates Radio Network).

Monday 6/26/17 – No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Friday 6/23/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Penn State football and Steve answers your email.  Guest: Pete Jensen (NHL Network and NHL.com).

Hour 2 – Guests: Baseball Writer Chuck Hixson (Philly Baseball Insider dot com) and we wrap up the week with Steve’s brother Kevin Jones.

Thursday 6/22/17 – No show due to Phillies baseball on WKOK.

Wednesday 6/21/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies, Vegas Golden Knights and more MLB.  Guest: On the 14th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Penguins drafting goalie Marc-Andre Fleury as their number one selection, Bob Grove and Steve discuss the chance that “Flower” goes to the Golden Knights in their expansion draft.

Hour 2 – Guest: Philadelphia Daily News 76ers beat writer Bob Cooney.  Topics: Boston Celtics, Max Scherzer, Josh Jackson and MLB.

Tuesday 6/20/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies, Williamsport Crosscutters, Vegas Golden Knights, MLB, Olympics, Penn State football.

Hour 2 – Topics: Cody Bellinger, NBA Draft, Phil Mickelson, minor league baseball nicknames.

Monday 6/19/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Sixers/Celtics trade. Guest: Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060 AM Philadelphia.

Hour 2 – Topics: Continued Sixers/Celtics trade talk, US Open, Penguins/Sabres preseason game coming to Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena, play-by-play call of the day, sports bozo of the day. Guests: Dennis Chambers, BasketballInsiders.com; Ben Jones, StateCollege.com.

Friday 6/16/17

Hour 1 – Topics: US Open, Phillies finally win, Pete Rose.  Guest: Penn State Baseball Head Coach Rob Cooper.

Hour 2 – Guests: Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network Analyst Phil Bourque and we wrap up the week with Steve’s brother Kevin Jones.

Thursday 6/15/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Penn State football throwback uniform, US Open golf update, Louisville basketball NCAA violations, Phillies.

Hour 2 – Topics: Phillies, Max Kellerman and Colin Kaepernick.

Wednesday 6/14/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Pens championship parade, Phillies, Penn State football student ticket sale dates and Nittany Lion expectations for 2017.

Hour 2 – Guest: USA Today Sports/The Steelers Wire writer Neal Coolong. Topic: Boston/Lakers ESPN 30 for 30.

Tuesday 6/13/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Another Golden State NBA title and Big Ten basketball.  Guest: Mike Conte (Sports Radio 92.9 The Game/Atlanta) recaps the NBA Finals and reveals if the Falcons have moved on from Super Bowl 51.

Hour 2 – Guest: New Root Sports TV Pittsburgh Penguins play-by-play announcer Steve Mears.  Topics: MLB, current sports athletes and their legacies.

Monday 6/12/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Steve’s daughter’s wedding and Pittsburgh wins their 2nd consecutive Stanley Cup.  Guest: Kenny Albert (Stanley Cup Final Westwood One Radio Play-by-play announcer) recaps the exciting Pens/Preds series.

Hour 2 – Guests: Jim Miller, author of “These Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World Of ESPN” and “Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live.” plus we check the latest on the Philadelphia sports scene with Matt Leon (KYW Newsradio 1060).

Friday 6/9/17

Hour 1 – Topic: Stanley Cup Final.  Guest: College Football Writer Ben Kercheval (CBS Sports).

Hour 2 – Topics: Two play-by-play calls of the day where one features a slice of horse racing history. Guests: Philly.com Hall-of-Fame sports writer Dick Jerardi provides a Belmont Stakes preview from New York and Steve’s brother Kevin Jones road trips from Connecticut to visit our studio.

Thursday 6/8/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Penn State men’s basketball, Golden State Warriors, Stanley Cup Final.

Hour 2 – Topics: NBA Finals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Hunter Strickland, Phil Mickelson.

Wednesday 6/7/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Phillies, Bob Stoops.  Guest: Hockey writer Greg Wyshynski (Puck Daddy, Yahoo! Sports) checks in from the Stanley Cup Final as the series turns into a best of 3.

Hour 2 – Guest: Chris Dempsey, co-author of “No Boston Olympics: How and Why Smart Cities Are Passing The Torch.” Topics: Bob Stoops, Thadd Motta and Olympics.

Tuesday 6/6/17

Hour 1 – Guest: NBC Sports Horse Racing Reporter Laffit Pincay III previews the 149th Belmont Stakes.

Hour 2 – Guest: Josh Getzoff (Pre and post-game host, Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network).  Topics: Stanley Cup Final, D Day, Georgia State/Penn State announce September kickoff time, Thadd Motta out at Ohio State men’s hoops and 3 Michigan State football players charged with sexual assault.

Monday 6/5/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Stanley Cup Final, NBA Finals, Olympics, this day in sports history featured a benchmark day in the NHL 50 years ago and Steve explains why Penn State/Ohio State isn’t a prime time football game this fall.

Hour 2 – Guests: Baseball Writer Richard Justice (MLB.com) and Penguins hockey beat writer Jonathan Bombulie (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review).

Friday 6/2/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Golden State tops Cleveland in game 1, this day in sports history features Babe Ruth and Ted Williams plus NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks up about “one and done” players.  Guest: Penn State Field Hockey Head Coach and PA Summer Special Olympics Honorary Chairperson Charlene Morett-Curtiss.

Hour 2 – Greg Wyshynski (Puck Daddy, Yahoo! Sports) checks in from Nashville while covering games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final plus Steve and his brother Kevin Jones discuss Tiger Woods’ recent setback.

Thursday 6/1/17

Hour 1 – Topics: Mets replace Mr. Met who made obscene gesture, NBA Finals finally begin, this day in sports history features baseball greats Lou Gehrig and Nolan Ryan, Phillies’ struggles continue, 2018 college football hall of fame ballot released, John Clayton out at ESPN and we learn more about how Nashville fan Jake Waddell snuck a catfish into the Stanley Cup Final.

Hour 2 – Guest: Former PSU star and current FOX Sports/BTN/Westwood One Radio basketball analyst Jon Crispin on taking part in Penn State’s Coaches vs Cancer and looks ahead to the 2017-18 conference season. Topic: Hall of Fame golfer Roberto DeVicenzo dies at 94.

 

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