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For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:

Alan Brown, Primetime Media Group

Cell: 954-662-2526, alan.brown@rbbpr.com

Tina Elmowitz, rbb Public Relations

Work: 305-448-7459, tina.elmowitz@rbbpr.com

THE WORLDWIDE LEADER IN SPORTS IS NOW LOCAL

790 ESPN Radio Launches September 1st

MIAMI ? August 5, 2004 ? Sports history is being made with the introduction of a new

team to the South Florida market. Primetime Media Group announces the launch of

ESPN Radio, which will begin broadcasting on Wednesday, September 1 at 6 a.m.

Airing on 790 AM, the new sports-talk station, dubbed 790 ESPN Radio ?South Florida?s

Ticket,? will combine a rich blend of local and national sports programming 24 hours a

day. Primetime Media Group entered into a local marketing agreement that allows it to

program and sell advertising on 790 AM, a Jefferson-Pilot Communications station.

?South Florida fans will have the best of local sports talk with top home grown

personalities like Joe Rose and Dan Le Batard,? says Joel Feinberg, CEO and president of

Primetime Media, which will operate 790 ESPN Radio. The station?s line-up will focus

on South Florida?s professional and college sports along with the best of ESPN?s national

personalities and events.?

While the programming schedule is still being finalized, 790 ESPN Radio promises

original local programs hosted by some of the most recognizable and respected names in

South Florida sports, including:

? NBC-6 Sports Anchor and former Miami Dolphin Joe Rose will host a daily talk

show featuring live interviews with the biggest names in sports, locally and

nationally.

? Dan Le Batard, the most controversial, opinionated and widely read sports

columnist for The Miami Herald, will hit the airwaves with a talk show featuring

local and national guests, as well as opinions from sports fans, athletes and, of

course, Le Batard himself.

 

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In addition, 790 ESPN Radio will feature exclusive insights from South Florida?s top

sports stars like Miami Dolphins All-Pro defensive end Jason Taylor, who will host a

one-hour show each week during football season. Giving the week?s NFL round-up,

Jason will provide on-the-field perspective and an insider?s view of our Miami Dolphins.

According to T. J. Lambert, vice president of sports at ABC/ESPN Radio Network, 790

ESPN Radio?s all-star line up is poised to quickly take a leadership position in the South

Florida sports market. ?The management team of Primetime Media Group and respected

on-air celebrity hosts are a winning formula,? said Lambert. ?We will be watching South

Florida?s success, and anticipate that the format of 790 ESPN Radio will give sports radio

listeners and ESPN fans a listening experience unlike any other.?

The principals of Primetime Media Group, which will operate 790 ESPN Radio, includes

owner Joel Feinberg, CEO and president of Capital Real Estate Group (CREG); CMO

Scott Becher, president of Sports & Sponsorships Inc.; VP of Communications Alan T.

Brown, vice president at rbb Public Relations; CFO Kurt Murphy, vice president of

CREG; and Jon ?Stugotz? Weiner, popular sports radio personality and VP of Primetime

Media Group, will serve as general manager for 790 ESPN Radio.

?This is a business decision that makes perfect sense for all parties,? said Dennis Collins,

senior vice president and general manager of Jefferson-Pilot Communications in South

Florida. ?790 AM?s strong signal that blankets South Florida added to Primetime

Media?s strong local ESPN sports programming can only equal a great success.?

Feinberg, a native to Hollywood, FL, said that combining South Florida?s passion for

sports with America?s favorite source for sports news was an easy decision. According

to Feinberg, ?Starting September 1st, 790 ESPN Radio will be the only place on the dial

that Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties can receive local and national sports

information any time of day. We expect 790 ESPN Radio will dominate the airwaves 24

hours a day.?

For more information on 790 ESPN Radio, please visit www.790espnradio.com.

 

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PRIMETIME MEDIA GROUP

Primetime Media Group is a Hollywood, FL-based company that specializes in creating sports media

solutions for local and national marketers.

ESPN RADIO NETWORK

ESPN Radio is the nation?s largest sports radio network providing more than 9,000 hours of talk and event

content to more than 250 full-time affiliates offering 24/7 programming. ESPN Radio operates five owned

stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Pittsburgh. Additionally, there are more than 400

stations in 600 markets that broadcast select ESPN Radio programming. In all, ESPN Radio reaches 18

million listeners each week.

ESPN Radio programs include weekday shows Mike and Mike in the Morning, The Herd with Colin

Cowherd, the Dan Patrick Show, SportsBash with Erik Kuselius, GameNight with Chuck Wilson, Late

GameNight (The ?V? Show) with Bob Valvano and AllNight with Todd Wright. ESPN Radio also offers a

full weekend line-up featuring coverage of all the week?s sports and top stories. Additionally ESPN Radio

is the exclusive home of Major League Baseball and the World Series, The NBA and its finals, the College

Football Bowl Championship Series and selected games of the WNBA.

JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS

Jefferson-Pilot Communications, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jefferson-Pilot Corporation, is

headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., and owns and operates television stations in Charlotte, N.C. (WBTVTV),

Richmond, Va. (WWBT-TV) and Charleston, S.C. (WCSC-TV); and radio stations in Atlanta

(WSTR-FM, WQXI-AM), Charlotte (WBT-AM/FM, WLNK-FM), Denver (KCKK-AM, KJCD-FM,

KKFN-AM, KQKS-FM, KYGO-FM), Miami (WLYF-FM, WMXJ-FM, WAXY-AM) and San Diego

(KSON-AM/FM, KSOQ-FM, KIFM-FM, KBZT-FM). In addition, the company?s Jefferson-Pilot Sports

Division, located in Charlotte, produces and distributes Southeastern Conference football and basketball

games, Atlantic Coast Conference football and (with Raycom) basketball games and other sports events.

 

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