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SportsJam

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SportsJam navigates the synergy between sports and jazz, featuring revealing interviews with both sports pros and musicians alike. Hosted by WBGO's News and Sports Director Doug Doyle, the show has received national and state awards from PRNDI, NYABJ and the Associated Press. Doug has been covering local sports in New Jersey for more than 30 years. The Pennsylvania State University grad was a starter on Franklin Regional's high school baseball and basketball teams in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

SportsJam navigates the synergy between sports and jazz, featuring revealing interviews with both sports pros and musicians alike. Hosted by WBGO's News and Sports Director Doug Doyle, the show has received national and state awards from PRNDI, NYABJ and the Associated Press. Doug has been covering local sports in New Jersey for more than 30 years. The Pennsylvania State University grad was a starter on Franklin Regional's high school baseball and basketball teams in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

Location:

Newark, NJ

Networks:

WBGO

Description:

SportsJam navigates the synergy between sports and jazz, featuring revealing interviews with both sports pros and musicians alike. Hosted by WBGO's News and Sports Director Doug Doyle, the show has received national and state awards from PRNDI, NYABJ and the Associated Press. Doug has been covering local sports in New Jersey for more than 30 years. The Pennsylvania State University grad was a starter on Franklin Regional's high school baseball and basketball teams in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

Twitter:

@wbgonews

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: A Father's Day Loving Tribute To My Dad Spike Doyle (1929-2020)

6/21/2020
Francis "Spike" Doyle, Jr. is the reason that this host became a sports fan and played high school sports in Western Pennsylvania. My dad passed away in his sleep next to his loving wife Josie on May 29, 2020 at the age of 90. His wonderful life was honored in Delmont, PA with a military sendoff than included a gun salute and bagpipes. Spike and Josie celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in November of 2019 with family and friends. His three proud kids, Don, Jan and yours truly were all...

Duration:00:30:13

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Student Player Founder Zach Segal

5/17/2020
While College athletics are on hold right now because of the coronavirus pandemic, some major decisions are still looming when it comes to paying college athletes for their name, image and likeness. California and Colorado have already passed laws that take effect January 2023 that essentially create an open market for student athletes to be able to benefit from their name, image and likeness. New Jersey and New York are strongly considering similar possibilities. The next guest on SportsJam...

Duration:00:31:59

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Strat-O-Matic President Adam Richman

5/11/2020
Strat-O-Matic began as a company in 1961, when Hal Richman, a Bucknell University mathematics student, began selling an early version of his baseball tabletop game out of his basement. Next February, Strat-O-Matic celebrates it's 60th annivery as the multi-platform leaders in sports simulation games for professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey and college football. Hal's son Adam Richman is the President of Strat-O-Matic and is the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle. Adam...

Duration:00:40:59

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Jeff Heckman and Topps Project 2020

5/8/2020
Topps began humbly as a family gum business in Brooklyn in 1938, but evolved into a classic American sports company with not only its baseball cards, but football, hockey, entertainment and pop culture cards. The Global Director of E-commerce at Topps, Jeck Heckman, is the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle. Heckman was excited to talk about the latest project at Topps that has captivated all kinds of fans, many of them who have never collected cards. The 400 combinations in the new...

Duration:00:36:00

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: READY Nutrition Founder and Former Pitt Basketball Captain Pat Cavanaugh

4/27/2020
READY Nutrition was founded by former University of Pittsburgh basketball team captain Pat Cavanaugh. It wasn't long before Cavanaugh turned his cutting-edge sports nutrition company into a force in the competitive market. Pat Cavanaugh is the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle . The two former point guards practiced social distancing as Cavanaugh joined the show from his home in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Doyle has been hosting the award-winning podcast from his residence in Kenilworth,...

Duration:00:30:03

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: New York Riptide and GF Sports Executive VP Rich Lisk

4/26/2020
Rich Lisk, the Executive VP of of the NLL's New York Riptide and GF Sports , has quite a story of success and survival. Lisk, the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle, talks about how he beccame a sports marketing guru, his love of the Jersey Shore and now Long Island, and how sports helped him deal with "the nightmare" of growing up in an abusive household. Lisk has more than 25 years experience in the sports industry. Prior to joining GF sports, he was General Manager for the New...

Duration:00:54:02

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Shore Sports Network Director and Radio Legend Kevin Williams

4/24/2020
Kevin Williams is a legendary sports host who is the Director of the Shore Sports Network and has been covering sports for WOBM in Ocean County for nearly 41 years. Williams created the WOBM Christmas Classic, a 32-team boys and girls basketball tournament that's been around for nearly 37 years. Kevin is the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle as the former colleagues practiced social distancing during the coronavirus crisis. Williams and Doyle were the play-by-team at WOBM in the...

Duration:00:52:56

Former Paterson Councilman, Legendary Boxing Referee Ed Cotton Dies at 72 of COVID-19

4/17/2020
Even before Eddie Cotton officiated the Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis fight in 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee, he was legend in Paterson, New Jersey. Cotton, who served as the first black president of the Paterson City Council, died early this morning at the age of 72. He had been hospitalized for more than a week after contracting the coronavirus. Paterson public historian Jimmy Richardson says Cotton was extremely popular in town. "We grew up on the same street, Governor Street, and remained...

Duration:00:29:52

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Red Bulls Captain Sean Davis on Staying Safe and Healthy at Home

4/14/2020
New York Red Bulls captain and midfielder Sean Davis is one of many professional athletes who had their much anticipated seasons postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Red Bulls homegrown talent is practicing social distancing and staying in his Jersey City apartment during the shut down prompted by the virus that has created havoc in the sportsworld and everywhere else. Davis spoke to SportsJam host Doug Doyle about being isolated from his family and his teammates while keeping in shape...

Duration:00:33:05

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Eric Kussin is Changing the Global View of Mental Health

3/9/2020
We’re All A Little "Crazy" is a non-profit organization founded by 15-year professional sports executive, Eric Kussin. Kussin brings together athletes, entertainers and expert practitioners with hopes of changing the global conversation about mental health through advocacy and knowledge. Kussin sat down in Manhattan with SportsJam host Doug Doyle to talk about his message, his family and why he's involved with the screening of the new movie The Way Back starring Ben Affleck. After a...

Duration:01:04:26

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Dad and NY Red Bulls GM Marc de Grandpre

2/29/2020
The New York Red Bulls's home opener is Sunday (February 29) against FC Cincinnati. The excitement about all the fan improvements inside Red Bull Arena is matched by the optimism surrounding the boosted development around the stadium in Harrison. Red Bulls GM Marc de Grandpre joins host Doug Doyle for an emotional edition of SportsJam where the Montreal native talks about soccer, the area's growth and how his family still is his top priority. Marc de Grandpre rejoined the Red Bulls in 2014...

Duration:00:30:14

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: "Willie" Documentary Director Laurence Mathieu-Leger

2/26/2020
Laurence Mathieu-Leger and Bryant McBride's critically acclaimed documentary Willie is now airing on ESPN in celebration of Black History Month. It's the incredible story of trailblazer and Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O'Ree. Mathieu-Leger's first feature length documentary about the NHL's first black player has already won several awards during its festival run, including the Hot Docs Film Festival's Top 5 Audience Favorite and the Downtown LA Film Festival's Best Sports Documentary....

Duration:00:36:39

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: NFL Hall of Famer Chris Doleman (2014)

1/30/2020
Football fans around the world are mourning the loss of NFL Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman who passed away Tuesday after a courageous battle with brain cancer that lasted more than two years. Doleman was 58. Doleman spent the majority of his fabulous football career with the Minnesota Vikings. The University of Pittsburgh great also played for the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. He was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection. It was in August of 2014 that Chris Doleman was a...

Duration:00:30:13

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: DraftKings Head of Sportsbook Digital Jamie Shea

1/27/2020
With the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, sports betting is expected to be at an all-time high in states like New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy signed New Jersey sports betting into law in June of 2018, and the first legal bets were place three days later. DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. It was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Boston, MA but...

Duration:00:31:49

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: New York Guardians (XFL) President Janet Duch

1/21/2020
The New York Guardians are one of eight teams in the newly created XFL. The American football team will play its home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the same stadium that houses the New York Giants and New York Jets. The home opener for the Guardians, coached by former Giants offensive coordinator and former LA Chargers head coach Kevin Gilbride, will be February 9 against the Tampa Bay Vipers at 2pm. New York Guardians President Janet Duch sat down recently with...

Duration:00:33:57

SportsJam with Doug Doyle (2008) Monte Irvin and Jimmy Heath Talk Sports, Music & Segregation

1/20/2020
In 2008, SportsJam host Doug Doyle brought two legendary figures together to talk about how they dealt racial segregation in the Jim Crow Era and well as the synergy between music and baseball. The late baseball Hall of Famer Monte Irvin joined the conversation from his home in Houston, Texas while iconic saxophist, arranger, composer and 2003 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath spoke from his home in New York City. Jimmy Heath and Monte Irvin shared a great mutual respect for each other, celebrity...

Duration:00:27:25

SportsJam with Doug Doyle (2014) : Jazz Guitarist Vic Juris

12/31/2019
The amazing jazz guitarist Vic Juris passed away this morning at the age of 66. In 2014, Vic Juris was a guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle where he talked about his love of boxing. Juris started following the sport when Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) fought Sonny Liston in 1964. "Muhammad Ali, at the time Cassius Clay, was so charasmatic and every little kid on the block wanted to see him lose to Sonny Liston. There was so much hype for this fight. It was all people were talking about, through...

Duration:00:37:20

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Sports Journalist Lindsay Berra

12/16/2019
Sports journalist Lindsay Berra, the oldest grandchild of Yogi and Carmen Berra, refers to herself as a multi-platform storyteller. Having the legendary New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher as a grandfather can prompt lots of great stories and she shares many of them on this edition of SportsJam . Lindsay Berra and host Doug Doyle met at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University to talk about her career as both a sportswriter and an athlete, her...

Duration:01:02:22

USAA Sponsors the 120th Army-Navy Game in Philadephia

12/12/2019
USAA has been a proud sponsor of the Army-Navy Game since 2009. This year's matchup between the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (Black Knights) and the U.S. Naval Academy (Midshipmen) is set for Saturday, December 14 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The 2019 Army-Navy Game marks the rivalry's 120th meeting and 89th time played in Philadelphia. Eric Engquist, USAA Vice President Enterprise Brand Management chats with SportsJam Doug Doyle about the game, his military service and...

Duration:00:27:52

SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Heisman Trophy Winner Pete Dawkins & Author Mark Beech on Army-Navy Game

12/9/2019
The 2019 Army-Navy Game marks the rivalry's 120th meeting and 89th time played in Philadelphia. The Army-Navy Game pits the U.S Military Academy at West Point (Black Knights) against the U.S. Naval Academy (Midshipmen) at Lincoln Financial Field on December 14. In 2012, former Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins and author Mark Beech joined SportsJam host Doug Doyle to talk about the game and the book When Saturday Mattered Most : The Last Golden Season of Army Football. As a senior in 1958...

Duration:00:51:04