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Welcome FOX Sports’ “The Gambler” to Philadelphia sports talk radio


It’s happening, folks. Word leaked out yesterday about this, but we wanted to wait until today to make it official.

There hasn’t been a radio station available in the Philly market that’s focused on sports betting … until now. FOX Sports Radio is launching a Philly station, which will be branded “The Gambler,” beginning this Monday, August 26, at 3 p.m., and it will feature none other than Sean Brace debuting his new show, The Daily Ticket, for three hours.

The best way to listen to the station regardless of where you are? The iHeartRadio app! You can download the iHeartRadio app at this link from whichever device you’ll tune in from! The station will also be available locally on 102.5 FM (translator W273DO), 1480 AM, and 105.3 HD2.

Presented by Cure Auto Insurance, The Gambler will focus on the growing popularity of legalized sports betting, especially locally with Brace. At the perfect time slot, you can tune into Brace’s show from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to get all the information you need to make an informed wager locally and nationally on every sport! No sports talk radio station in the city will dive into sports betting the way Brace and The Gambler will.

The unique thing about this station, other than the focus on sports betting, will be that Brace won’t be taking callers as is the norm in the current sports radio landscape. Instead, he’ll have on guests, and discuss not only the games, but the odds, futures, prop bets, and more!

SugarHouse Casino and Hard Rock in Atlantic City will host live broadcasts weekly. More information coming on that soon.

Additional programming on the station will feature Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, Clay Travis, RJ Bell, Chris Broussard, Rob Parker, Jason Smith, Mike Harmon, and Ben Maller.

What does this mean for the site? Well, you’ll be able to read the same great content here, and also be able to listen to our voices on The Gambler! It’s not just FOX Sports’ The Gambler, it’s also Pi’s! Our entire team of great writers and talkers has been focused on our next challenge, and we can’t wait to have you join us!

FOX Sports The Gambler: Philly’s Action Starts Here!

“If you’re gonna play the game, you gotta learn to play it right.”

Here’s the press release:

iHeartMedia Philadelphia Announces The Debut of  FOX Sports Radio “The Gambler”

Philadelphia, Pa. – August 20, 2019 – iHeartMedia Philadelphia announced today the debut of FOX Sports Radio “The Gambler”, effective August 26, at 3:00 PM. Creating the ultimate destination for Sports Talk in the Philadelphia community, the station will also be available everywhere listeners are, on the devices they use most, via the iHeartRadio app.  It will also be heard on 1480 AM, 102.5 FM (translator W273DO), and 105.3 HD2.

The new station will be nicknamed “The Gambler”, presented by Cure Auto Insurance, embracing the overwhelming popularity of legalized sports gambling.  The station will feature FOX Sports Radio’s compelling and entertaining brand of sports talk, including: The Herd with Colin Cowherd, The Dan Patrick Show, Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis, Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell, and others, including the network’s complete weekend lineup.

“The Gambler” will also feature a Philly based show “The Daily Ticket” with Sean Brace, owner of “phillyinfluencer.com”, a well-known local sports website. Sean said, “Whether you’re heading to Atlantic City or one of our four local sports books, we’ll have what you need to make an informed wager”. Jeff Moore, Senior VP of Sales for iHeartMedia/Philly added, “It’ll be a great mix of national sports talk icons with the local edge to inform and entertain the gambling audience in a groundbreaking way”.

Full Weekday Program Lineup:

Outkick The Coverage with Clay Travis 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.
The Dan Patrick Show 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Herd with Colin Cowherd 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The Daily Ticket with Sean Brace 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Jason Smith Show with Mike Harmon 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
The Ben Maller Show 2 a.m. – 6 a.m.

iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Philadelphia market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 2 billion app downloads and more than 130 million registered users.

About FOX Sports Radio
The FOX Sports Radio Network, based in Los Angeles, Calif., is a division of Premiere Networks in partnership with FOX Sports. All entities have combined their considerable resources to develop a turnkey, personality driven sports programming network for radio stations nationwide. The FOX Sports Radio Network reaches nearly 15 million monthly listeners on more than 400 radio stations, and can also be heard on iHeartRadio and FOXSportsRadio.com.  Fans can also follow the network on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About iHeartMedia Philadelphia

iHeartMedia Philadelphia owns and operates WDAS-AM, WDAS-FM, WIOQ-FM, WISX-FM, WRFF-FM and WUSL-FM and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including more than 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.


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