Dallas/Fort Worth (March 19, 2013) – NBC 5 sports director and NBC 5 News at 6 and 10 p.m. sports anchor Newy Scruggs will host "Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs," premiering nationally Monday, April 1st, on NBC Sports Radio.
"Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs" will air 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday, from a Dial Global DFW-based studio. NBC Sports Radio, which will launch its full 24/7 talk programming lineup on April 1, 2013, can currently be heard locally online at www.nbcsportsradio.com.
"I am excited to bring NBC Sports Radio listeners and my North Texas fans into daily conversations with some of the most honest, opinionated and in-the-know people in American sports," said Scruggs. "I want our listeners to feel like they are sitting at their favorite watering hole getting the inside scoop on the biggest topics and sports opinions of the day."
Scruggs will be joined each day by a major renowned and recognizable sports “voice” during the entire second hour of the show. Mondays' guest host is to be determined; Tuesdays' guest host will be recently-retired Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones; Wednesdays' guest host will be Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports Radio's Chris Mannix; Thursdays' guest host will be former Texas Rangers baseball manager and ESPN MLB analyst Bobby Valentine; and Fridays' guest host will be former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy.
A multiple Emmy Award-winning sportscaster on NBC 5 since 2000, Scruggs is a 20-year veteran of TV, radio and print. He has reported from Austin, Cleveland and Los Angeles. Scruggs is the former host of The Newy Scruggs Radio Show on 105.3 The Fan and wrote commentary for the Star-Telegram.
Scruggs will continue to anchor NBC 5 News at 6 and 10 p.m., Monday – Friday.
"I will spend the first part of my day on the radio getting the pulse of what fans are truly passionate about, which will make our evening newscasts on NBC 5 top notch," said Scruggs.