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CBS RADIO To Launch SPORTSRADIO 98.7 The Fan Beginning In August

 width= Tampa Bay announced today it will an all-sports radio station in August, marking the first time the market will feature the format on . will be able to hear SPORTSRADIO The on-air at 98.7 FM and 1010 , online at www.987thefan.com, and via a variety of mobile applications. The station will provide Tampa Bay’s ardent sports fan base with locally programmed content including in-depth news, scores, headlines, and full coverage of area professional and college teams.

“Never before has there been a station for Tampa Bay’s passionate sports fans with such reach and ties to the community as SPORTSRADIO 98.7 The Fan,” said Ben Hill, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS RADIO Tampa Bay. “Locally based on-air , and a programming team with years of experience in Tampa will help the station as a place listeners can trust for the most honest, engaging and interactive sports talk.”

CBS RADIO has more than 15 sports stations among its portfolio and is the leading broadcaster of the format on FM. The division of CBS is home to top-rated stations in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit, among others, including the nation’s first all- WFAN-AM.

In a related announcement, Mike Pepper will serve as the program director of SPORTSRADIO 98.7 The Fan. Pepper, who is responsible for developing the on-air lineup and voice of the station, has been with the company for close to two decades, six of those years as the assistant PD of 1010 Sports (WQYK-AM). Assisting Pepper is longtime local sports producer, Jerry Petuck.

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