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Conversations with Allan Wolper alternates monthly with SportsJam with Doug Doyle. SportsJam takes a unique peak into the sports scene as WBGO's News and Sports Director Doug Doyle talks with a wide variety of guests. Conversations with Allan Wolper features guests whose ideas are on the cutting edge. Allan Wolper is known as a "journalist's journalist."

Conversations with Allan Wolper alternates monthly with SportsJam with Doug Doyle. SportsJam takes a unique peak into the sports scene as WBGO's News and Sports Director Doug Doyle talks with a wide variety of guests. Conversations with Allan Wolper features guests whose ideas are on the cutting edge. Allan Wolper is known as a "journalist's journalist."
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Newark, NJ

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WBGO

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Conversations with Allan Wolper alternates monthly with SportsJam with Doug Doyle. SportsJam takes a unique peak into the sports scene as WBGO's News and Sports Director Doug Doyle talks with a wide variety of guests. Conversations with Allan Wolper features guests whose ideas are on the cutting edge. Allan Wolper is known as a "journalist's journalist."

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@wbgonews

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English

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Newark Public Radio, Inc. 54 Park Place Newark, NJ 07102 973-624-8880


Episodes

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Brian Taylor's Justice Quest for Former ABA Players

3/4/2019
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Brian Taylor is one of the greatest basketball players to ever come out of New Jersey, still ranked in the Top 25 on the Garden State's high school all-time scoring list. The "BT Express" was a star at Perth Amboy High School and Princeton University. He would leave the Tigers program early to join the professional ranks. Taylor would become the ABA's Rookie of the Year with the New York Nets, a team he helped win two ABA championships alongside Julius "Dr. J." Erving. After the ABA merged...

Duration:01:17:19

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: LPGA Star Lizette Salas and the Aon Risk Reward Challenge

1/17/2019
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2019 will be an exciting tour season for the LPGA and one of it's top players Lizette Salas. Salas, who is from Azusa, California, was in New York City recently for a special partnership announcement involving the LPGA and Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. The season-long Aon Risk Reward Challenge will highlight the world's best professional golfers as they tackle the most strategically challenging holes...

Duration:00:20:05

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Swet Tailor Co-owners Adam Bolden and David Kranz

12/20/2018
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Officially launched in 2015, Swet Tailor is a premium menswear brand that is defining a new kind of casual. With strategic planning and knowledge and the endorsement of NFL stars like Carson Wentz and Nick Foles of the Super Bowl Champion Eagles, Swet Tailor is one of the fastest rising men's apparel companies in the U.S. The co-owners of Swet Tailor, Adam Bolden and David Kranz, live in Los Angeles, but recently joined SportsJam host Doug Doyle in New York City to talk about their brand,...

Duration:00:36:28

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: "Belichick" Author Ian O'Connor

11/15/2018
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Ian O'Connor grew up in Englewood, New Jersey as a Yankees, Dallas Cowboys and Roger Staubach fan. He also graduated from St. Cecilia High School, the same school where the legendary Vince Lombardi coached. O'Connor is a senior writer at ESPN.com, a nationally-acclaimed columnist and the author of three New York Times bestsellers. His most recent one is the definitive biography of the NFL's most controversial but successful coach, Bill Belicheck. O'Connor chats with SportsJam host Doug...

Duration:00:46:56

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Boxing Great Andre Ward and "The Contender" Contestant John Thompson IV

8/27/2018
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2004 Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist and former super middleweight and light heavyweight champion of the world Andre Ward is the new host the reality boxing series The Contender which started its first episode last week on EPIX. Andre “Son of God” Ward retired in 2017 after a professional boxing career record of 32-and-0, that’s right he never lost a pro bout. He's joined on this edition of SportsJam with Doug Doyle by one of the 16 contestants on the show, Newark boxer and artist John...

Duration:00:37:41

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Author and Journalist Mark Di Ionno

8/9/2018
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Mark Di Ionno is a lifelong journalist who began his career as a sportswriter for the New York Post. Most people know him for his front page columns for The Star Ledger and NJ.com. Di Ionno's second novel is titled Gods of Wood and Stone . It is published by Touchstone. Mark Di Ionno is the latest guest on the award-winning podcast SportsJam with Doug Doyle . The two main characters created by the New Jersey resident is a blacksmith named Horace Mueller who lives in Cooperstown, New York...

Duration:00:54:53

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: International Basketball Star Duane Morgan's Super Smile Matches His Play

7/31/2018
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Duane Morgan, the former West Orange High School and Adelphi University star is a rising basketball professional in Spain. This year he’ll be playing for Plasencia in the LEB Plata League where the competition and the crowds are even better. Morgan's journey to the professional ranks has been one of perserverance fueled by a strong family and passion to succeed. Duane Morgan is the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle . Morgan played last season for the Zornotza Basketball club last...

Duration:00:39:27

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Family and Basketball Helped Gage Daye Take the Right Path to Success

7/24/2018
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Gage Daye is still one of the best basketball players in New Jersey and he's involved in three summer leagues. Daye, a Newark native is doing all that while working as an assistant coach at Bloomfield College, where he's the school's all-time leading scorer. Daye works for his mentor and current Bloomfield head coach Gerald Holmes. The two men have great respect for each other on and off the court. In 2011, Coach Holmes guided his team, that included his star guard Gage Daye, to an NCAA...

Duration:00:54:16

Basketball Great Anne Donovan Dies at 56

6/14/2018
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Not only was Anne Donovan a legendary and pioneering figure in women's basketball, she was also one of the kindest and thoughtful people I have ever met. Donovan, a native of Ridgewood, New Jersey who dominated play at Paramus Catholic High school, won Olympic gold as a player and as a coach for the United States. Donovan died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. Anne was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995 and also was part of the inaugural class of the...

Duration:00:29:56

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Former NFL Star Nate Burleson Brings Swag and Fun To Sports Television

12/15/2017
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Former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson's transition into sports television has been impressive. Burleson is the co-host of the NFL Network's Good Morning Football and he's also an analyst on CBS' NFL Today . Burleson sat down recently with SportsJam host Doug Doyle to talk about his work in television, his NFL career and his family. Burleson, his wife and children have recently moved to Ridgewood, New Jersey. "I got the nod to get the CBS job and you know I thought to myself, you know I've...

Duration:00:41:04

Former NFL Star Nate Burleson Brings Swag and Fun To Sports Television

12/15/2017
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Former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson's transition into sports television has been impressive. Burleson is the co-host of the NFL Network's Good Morning Football and he's also an analyst on CBS' NFL Today . Burleson sat down recently with SportsJam host Doug Doyle to talk about his work in television, his NFL career and his family. Burleson, his wife and children have recently moved to Ridgewood, New Jersey. "I got the nod to get the CBS job and you know I thought to myself, you know I've...

Duration:00:41:04

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Soccer Legend Ashley Cole Enjoys Giving Back

12/6/2017
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Here's the transcript of this edition of SportsJam with Doug Doyle featuring Ashley Cole: Doug Doyle : We’re here in New York City for this edition of SportsJam , and what a special edition it is. Ashley Cole, the legendary footballer is here to talk to us about a special event coming up right after this interview. You’re heading over to Harlem to dedicate a new field. The kids are going to go crazy when they see Ashley Cole. Tell us how Chelsea F.C. gets involved in community activities...

Duration:00:27:09

Soccer Legend Ashley Cole Enjoys Giving Back

12/6/2017
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Here's the transcript of this edition of SportsJam with Doug Doyle featuring Ashley Cole: Doug Doyle : We’re here in New York City for this edition of SportsJam , and what a special edition it is. Ashley Cole, the legendary footballer is here to talk to us about a special event coming up right after this interview. You’re heading over to Harlem to dedicate a new field. The kids are going to go crazy when they see Ashley Cole. Tell us how Chelsea F.C. gets involved in community activities...

Duration:00:27:09

Former NFL Star Nate Burleson Brings Swag and Fun To Sports Television

9/20/2017
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Former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson's transition into sports television has been impressive. Burleson is the co-host of the NFL Network's Good Morning Football and he's also an analyst on CBS' NFL Today . Burleson sat down recently with SportsJam host Doug Doyle to talk about his work in television, his NFL career and his family. Burleson, his wife and children have recently moved to Ridgewood, New Jersey. "I got the nod to get the CBS job and you know I thought to myself, you know I've...

Duration:00:41:04

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Author Rafi Kohan Guides Us Through "The Arena"

8/11/2017
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Author Rafi Kohan spent a year traveling all over the U.S. to give readers a detailed look at the lives of sports arenas. His new book The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport is published by Liveright. Kohan talks to SportsJam host Doug Doyle about his fascination with fans and stadiums, as well as what he learned during his trips to places like Lambeau Field, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Beaver...

Duration:00:38:43

Author Rafi Kohan Guides Us Through "The Arena"

8/11/2017
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Author Rafi Kohan spent a year traveling all over the U.S. to give readers a detailed look at the lives of sports arenas. His new book The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport is published by Liveright. Kohan talks to SportsJam host Doug Doyle about his fascination with fans and stadiums, as well as what he learned during his trips to places like Lambeau Field, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Beaver...

Duration:00:38:43

Former Notre Dame Captain Rocky Bleier Remembers Coach Ara Parseghian

8/2/2017
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Legendary Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian, died on Wednesday at age 94. When Parseghian took over at Notre Dame, the Irish were coming off a 2-7 record. In his first season, they finished 9-1 with their only loss to Southern Cal. The program would go on to win two national championships in his 11-year tenure. One of his more well-known players was Rocky Bleier who was a part of the 1966 National Champion team at Notre Dame. "Notre Dame was a wonderful experience. It was one of those...

Duration:00:30:15

Legendary Broadcaster Bob Wolff Dies at 96

7/19/2017
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The sports broadcasting world lost one of its finest this past weekend. Bob Wolff, the only sportscaster to call play-by-play of championships in all four major North American professional team sports, has died at the age of 96. Wolff died peacefully in his South Nyack home Saturday night. The Yankees said in a team statement, "Bob Wolff's inconic, Hall-of Fame broadcasting career was matched by his class and character." Bob was a guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyl e in 2014. Wolff broadcast...

Duration:00:36:29

Former Baseball and Basketball Star Spike Doyle Turns 88

7/19/2017
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Francis "Spike" Doyle, Jr. is the reason that this host became a sports fan and played high school sports in Western Pennsylvania. My dad turns 88 today and still plays nine holes of golf almost every week. While the knees aren't like they used to be during his days as a top catcher in the area, Spike can still play a solid round of golf, using woods more than irons. In 2014, I decided to sit down and find out some information that most of our family wasn't even aware of. This edition of...

Duration:00:30:13

Roberto Clemente's Legacy Continues with Danny Torres and Luis Mayoral

7/18/2017
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About 300 items from the legendary baseball star Roberto Clemente's personal collection were auctioned during All-Star week in Miami, Florida. The total sales came in more than $3 million. In December of 2014, baseball journalist and Clemente enthusiast Danny Torres and former Major League Baseball executive Luis Rodriguez-Mayoral join SportsJam host Doug Doyle to talk about Clemente's impact on baseball and beyond. Danny Torres is a native of the Bronx. Torres is an educator and free-lance...

Duration:00:45:42