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Super Bowl XLVIII Radio Row: The Raw Numbers

When listening to, as we have at various points this week, in-town programs like The Dan Patrick Show and Jay Mohr Sports, it’s easy to forget how crowded the radio coverage galley for a Super Bowl has become. For that, we turn to Ken Fang‘s summary at AwfulAnnouncing:

There are 104 stations broadcasting live from this year’s Super Bowl Radio Row in New York… In the massive Sheraton Times Square Meeting Room, tables are set up from front to back with radio stations, all broadcasting simultaneously. The constant noise can be auditory overload to the untrained ear. There are the typical sports radio brands like “The Fan,” “The Fox,” “The Game,” “The Score,” “The Locker,” “The Gym” and “Good Karma” (Good Karma? Yes! Good Karma!).

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Kathie Lee Gifford Lands Regis for First Episode of New Podcast

PodcastOneLogoThis sounds like another match made in podcast heaven.

To the freewheeling and long-form interview format on October 23 is coming another name-brand participant: TODAY co-host Kathie Lee Gifford. She is set to kick off her PodcastOne network program Kathie Lee and Company with none other than, as first guest, Regis Philbin. From today’s announcement:

“I’m so looking forward to this new podcast adventure,” says Gifford. “I feel like I’m in an episode of The Jetsons, soaring into unknown territory on my podcast.”

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Stewart Copeland on Fringe Benefit of Being in a Band Called The Police

JayMohrStewartCopelandThe latest episode of Jay Mohr‘s weekly podcast Mohr Stories saw The Police’s former drummer head west of the 405 in Los Angeles to sit down for a chat. Mohr has two more big names from the music side this month: Sex Pistol Steve Jones (October 14) and Guns N’ Roses guitarist Duff McKagan (October 28).

The perks of being in a massively successful band like The Police are for the most part pretty obvious. But at one point during the Mohr conversation, Copeland outlined a less sexy, druggy, rock’n roll-y one:

“A strange twist of fate meant that for about 20 years, I never got a speeding ticket or anything. I would get pulled over… ‘Mr. Copeland, I cannot give you a ticket. Have a nice day. Can you sign this for all my buddies back at the station?’”…

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Jay Mohr on Juggling Acting Gigs with FOX Sports Radio Duties

Just how hot is Jay Mohr these days?

Well, in the short time between when we spoke to him for Mediabistro’s weekly series “So What Do You Do?” and the publication today of that interview, he added a Hulu game show. Money Where Your Mouth Is premieres later this year and will feature male friends wagering their most prized possessions in a three-round, head-to-head Mohr-hosted battle.

We wondered how Mohr’s daily FOX Sports Radio show is affecting his ability to pursue TV guest star roles, feature films and the like. He told us so far, so good:

“I just did the season finale of Suburgatory, and they were very accommodating. I thought I might have trouble continuing to do the acting, but so far people are making it work.”

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Phil Hendrie Bobbie Dooley Podcast Off to a Roaring Start

The name of Phil Hendrie’s latest hilarious enterprise sounds a lot like the sort of New York City nightclub Stefon might rave about on Weekend Update. It’s called Mmm Hmmm and really rolls off the tongue when Hendrie, as female alter ego Bobbie Dooley, pronounces those words.

The weekly podcast launched February 15 on the Sideshow Network, home of the Bravo-focused Watch What Crappens, George Lopez‘s Tell Me Your Story and more. The first episode with Patricia Arquette got 15,000 downloads in three days and the show continues today with Jay Mohr.

Other guests so far have been Joel McHale (like Mohr, a two-parter) and Sugar Ray Leonard. During the McHale interview, Dooley asked the Community and Talk Soup actor what advice he might give Hendrie about finally getting a TV pilot picked up. The pair quickly came up with a new pitch for Les Moonves involving Hendrie and McHale as cops who solve crimes committed by the latter’s character. “It writes itself,” McHale raved.

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Jerry Seinfeld Does Surprise Set at The Improv

How do you stay limber ahead of stand-up performances in Redding (tomorrow) and Santa Barbara (Friday)? If you’re Jerry Seinfeld, that’s easy; you valet park the vintage wheels at Budd Friedman‘s Improv and walk on stage for an unannounced 20 minutes.

Jay Mohr was on the marquee for the early show at The Improv last night and tweeted out, with the hashtag #studygreatness, news of the Great Observational One’s drop-by. That in turn inspired this tweet from a certain Chelsea Lately regular:

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Monday’s Jerry Buss Dig is Thursday’s Jay Mohr Sports Promo

Leading up to this morning’s edition of Jay Mohr Sports, the Fox Sports Radio host could be heard in a cheeky promo built around something LA Times columnist T.J. Simers told him earlier this week.

As Mohr points out in the tease, LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss had barely been dead a few hours when Simers led off his Monday morning on-air remarks with:

“He understood Hollywood better than maybe any other sports owner and in a time before anyone else. So when you’re a pioneer in anything, I think you deserve tremendous credit for having such foresight… Not to mention the young escorts that were with him a lot. He put himself out there as, really, kind of an LA creature.”

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Jay Mohr Gratefully Stepping Into Jim Rome’s FOX Sports Radio Slot

This is an excellent fit, in no small part because over the years Jay Mohr has often filled in for the vacationing Jim Rome.

In a few weeks, when Rome officially wraps things up at FOX Sports Radio, the talented comedian and actor will take over Rome’s noon-to-3 p.m.-eastern national time slot. On KLAC AM 570, he will be heard between the PT hours of 9 a.m. and noon. As such, Jay Mohr Sports is sure to up the number of times a channeled Christopher Walken joins in as Monday morning quarterback. From today’s announcement:

Originating from FOX Sports Radio’s Los Angeles studios, Jay Mohr Sports will debut on radio stations nationwide Wednesday, January 2, 2013. “I’m looking forward to talking sports, connecting with listeners and interviewing amazing guests every day, while being a part of the FOX Sports Radio family,” said Mohr. “It was worth the wait…”

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Westwood One Founder’s New Division Puts Podcasts on the Launchpad

Norm Pattiz’s Courtside Entertainment Group is getting into the podcast business.

Per an announcement today, Pattiz has partnered with Kit Gray to form new division Launchpad Digital Media. It’s set up essentially as a podcast syndicator and, thanks to Gray, counts most of the genre’s marquee Socal gabbers. From today’s release:

The Launchpad platform includes some of the biggest names in digital entertainment including Adam Carolla, Bill Burr, CBS News, Afterbuzz TV with Maria Menounos, Jay Mohr, Dr. Drew, Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), Mark Maron, Mark & Lynda, Brian & Jill and Penn Jillette. Launchpad will also be home to the Sideshow Network, The Fake Mustache Network, Riotcast Network, Splitsider Network and the Toad Hop Network making Launchpad one of the industry’s largest players.

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Larry King to Perform at KROQ’s Comedy Show

So … Larry King appears to be serious about this comedy thing, huh?

After embarking on his one-man show last year, the former CNN host is one of nine comedians scheduled to perform at Kevin & Bean’s April Foolishness charity comedy show on April 7 at the Gibson Amphitheater.

King will be joined by the likes of Eddie Izzard, Jay Mohr and the filthy Bob Saget.

This has train wreck written all over it. I’m begging the KROQ crowd not to be too mean to the 78-year-old King.

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