||2013 Radio Show Super Session to Feature Pro Athletes Turned Pro Talkers
"Jocks on Jocks," a Super Session featuring former professional athletes who are now on-air radio personalities, promises to be one of the highlights of the upcoming Radio Show.
Sponsored by the Radio Advertising Bureau and the National Association of Broadcasters, the Radio Show will be held September 18-20 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando. As one of many lively presentations at this year's event, "Jocks on Jocks" is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, at 11 AM.
CBS Sports Radio Host Jim Rome will moderate the discussion on how these athletes transitioned from sports to radio and why they favor the medium. Panelists include: Bobby Hebert of "SportsTalk with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia" on Entercom's WWL-AM/FM; Tom Tolbert, host, "The Mr. T Show" on Cumulus' KNBR-AM; and Amani Toomer, co-host, "Amani and Eytan" on NBC Sports Radio.
Rome is one of the top voices in sports broadcasting. Over 225 stations carry "The Jim Rome Show," currently the longest-running, stand-alone syndicated sports talk show on the air. He also hosts CBS Sports Network's "Rome," "Jim Rome on Showtime," and contributes to NFL, NCAA basketball and US Open Tennis Championship coverage.
Hebert joined WWL-AM/FM in 2005. "SportsTalk with Bobby Hebert & Deke Bellavia" is consistently the top-rated talk show in its time slot. "The Cajun Cannon" played in the USFL and the NFL from 1983 to 1996, rising to fame as the New Orleans Saints quarterback and making the Pro Bowl in 1994 and 1995 with the Atlanta Falcons. He led the Saints to the franchise's first playoff appearance in 1991 and its second in 1992. In 2010, he founded the "Who Dat Nation" when the Saints made the Super Bowl.
Tolbert has hosted KNBR-AM's top-rated afternoon drive show for 17 years and does weekday commentaries for CBS Sports Radio Network's "CBS Sports Minutes." He is also the radio color analyst for the Golden State Warriors, for whom he played for three years, and has worked as an NBA analyst on ESPN and ABC. Prior to playing in the NBA, he reached the 1988 NCAA Final Four with the University of Arizona Wildcats, averaging over 14 points per game.
Toomer joined NBC Sports Radio in 2012 as co-host of "Amani and Eytan," which broadcasts to 96 affiliates each weekday. Previously, Toomer contributed to NBC's "SportsTalk," SiriusXM NFL Radio and MSG's Varsity's "Friday Night Football." He spent 14 seasons with the New York Giants, including the Super Bowl XLII championship team. He retired as the team's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards.
About the Radio Show
The 2013 Radio Show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies for the digital age. To learn more about the 2013 Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.