Sinopse

SportsJam navigates the synergy between sports and jazz, featuring revealing interviews with both sports pros and musicians alike. Hosted by WBGO's News and Sports Director Doug Doyle, the show has received national and state awards from PRNDI, NYABJ and the Associated Press. Doug has been covering local sports in New Jersey for more than 30 years. The Pennsylvania State University grad was a starter on Franklin Regional's high school baseball and basketball teams in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

Episódios

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: VKTRY CEO Steve Wasik Helps Healthcare Heroes

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: VKTRY CEO Steve Wasik Helps Healthcare Heroes

    10/10/2020 Duração: 30min

    Backed by 10 years of research, VKTRY is the world's first high performance insole, scientifically proven to help athletes run faster, jump higher and train smarter. VKTRY CEO Steve Wasik is the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle . The unique, patented design is made from aerospace-grade carbon fiber and was originally developed by Matt Arciuolo for the USA Olympic Bobsled team to help with explosive starts. Now, the product is being used across virtually all sports and by all levels of athletes from Olympic gold medalists to weekend warriors. Currently, athletes at more than 300 pro and college teams are using VKTRY Insoles. During this pandemic, Waskik launched the VKTRY4Heroes Program . Since April, the Connecticut-based company has given away over 600 pairs of VKs to healthcare workers that have been nominated by their friends or family. Wasik says the feedback they've received from these heroes is truly gratifying. "Like most CEOs of companies we talked internally and we

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: New York Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: New York Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett

    09/10/2020 Duração: 29min

    New York Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett has come a long way from the 10-year old who left Costa Rica to move to the United States to live with his mother in Silver Spring, Maryland. Hamlett joined SportsJam host Doug Doyle to talk about his participating in this week's national mini-pitch effort. The first mini-pitches honoring Black Players for Change (BPC) were unveiled at West Side High School in Newark. To mark the occasion, members of BPC, Black executives from the New York Red Bulls and the U.S Soccer Foundation and the West Side High School soccer team participated in small group discussions on October 5. Other partners at the event included Musco Lighting and Adidas. Hamlett says the mini-pitches are a bright light given what's been going on in the U.S. "The New York Red Bulls and the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we've created these mini-pitches throughout New Jersey. This one in Newark was an initiative taken by the Black Players Coalition which was started by MLS to

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Hall of Famer and Steelers Great Donnie Shell joins D2C

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Hall of Famer and Steelers Great Donnie Shell joins D2C

    07/10/2020 Duração: 53min

    Dedication to Community (D2C) has added 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and Pittsburgh Steelers great Donnie Shell as its Executive Advisor to its rapidly growing Sports Division. Shell, nicknamed "The Torpedo" by his late Steelers teammate Dwight White, played on some of the greatest defensive teams in NFL History and is a four-time Super Bowl Champion. He also made just as much impact during his 15 years in player development with the Carolina Panthers. Donnie Shell is the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle . Shell joins Lamonte Winston, National Director of D2C's Sports Division in the organization's proactive efforts to grow relationship between teams, athletes, law enforcement and community of all ages and sizes. In 2002, the NFL created the Winston-Shell Award, given annually to the team with the best player-development program. Shell is excited about his new position. "D2C is a great organization. I've known Quentin Williams for a long while and now he wants to

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: NBA Retired Players Association President Scott Rochelle

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: NBA Retired Players Association President Scott Rochelle

    26/09/2020 Duração: 52min

    Scott Rochelle has been the President and CEO of the National Basketball Retired Players Association since March 2018, after serving one year as an Interim. Rochelle is also the host of the popular NBA Alumni- produced podcast. In his role as President and CEO, Rochelle oversees the Retired Players Association’s day-to-day operations, including securing new cutting-edge partnerships for former players to thrive and prosper. Rochelle joined SportsJam host Doug Doyle recently to talk about the NBA's "Bubble Experiment", The Last Dance Documentary, social justice statements from the current players, his father Rich's time at Loyola where he won a college basketball championship in 1963 and Scott's role in working with the legends of the hardwood. Doyle asked Rochelle for his take on the most recent social justice statements being made by the current players in the NBA and WNBA. "The social justice issues that are very prevalent now are not new. They have taken a new role because of the

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Baseball Author and Former AP Sportswriter Dan Schlossberg

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Baseball Author and Former AP Sportswriter Dan Schlossberg

    08/09/2020 Duração: 34min

    Dan Schlossberg, who grew up in Passaic, New Jersey and now lives in Fairlawn, NJ, is one of the premier baseball experts and is an award-winning baseball and travel journalist. Dan and SportsJam host Doug Doyle got together in Clifton, NJ for this edition to discuss Sclossberg's latest book titled The New Baseball Bible: Notes, Nuggets, Lists and Legends from Our National Pastime ( Skyhorse Publishing). Schlossberg has written more than 25-thousand articles and 40 books about baseball during his amazing 50-plus year career for media outlets such as The Associated Press , MLB.com , Baseball Digest , The Sporting News, USA Today Sports Weekly and Forbes.com . In honor of his favorite team and the fact that The New Baseball Bible was released this past St. Patrick's Day, Schlossberg wore his St. Patrick's Atlanta Braves hat for the interview. Schlossberg's dad, Ezra, was an old New York Giants fan who would turn down a black and white Zenith television during baseball game broadcasts and

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Athletes First Partners Executive and Former Stanford Gymnast Jené Elzie

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Athletes First Partners Executive and Former Stanford Gymnast Jené Elzie

    11/08/2020 Duração: 38min

    Jené Elzie is the Chief Growth Officer for Athletes First Partners and has more than two decades of experience as a global sports and entertainment executive. Elzie, a former All-American gymnast at Stanford University, is charged with developing and implementing growth strategies across international and other non-traditional revenue streams for the agency. Prior to A1 Partners, Jené served as Vice President of International Marketing for the NBA, where she oversaw the league's marketing endeavors oustide of the U.S. Elzie's background includes working at the NBA, The Tennis Channel, NBC Unviersal and elsewhere. In her current role with Athletes First Partners, which is the sister company of Athletes First, Jené works closely with the NBPA. Elzie told SportsJam host Doug Doyle that she's not suprised with the success of the NBA's bubble experiment in re-starting the season during the coronavirus pandemic. "It's a really impressive operation there. I think when the whole idea of the

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Rich Abend, CEO of Famer

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Rich Abend, CEO of Famer

    18/07/2020 Duração: 34min

    Rich Abend is the CEO of Famer , a mobile app which is an interactive cloud-based youth sports platform that has been finding a solution for parents trying to solve what to do with their time during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Famer accomplishes that goal through partnership with group like US Sports camps and the NBPA. Abend joined SportsJam host Doug Doyle to talk about Famer and how the mentorship platform application is helping coaches and clubs reach kids and their parents more effectively. Born and raised in the Bronx, Abend has always had a passion for youth sports. "I was born in a family of coaches and educators so sports was a part of me from the get go, I really took to it. I have such a passion for it both personally and personally. I think we all know the things playing sports, being on a team, building toward something, what that can do for you for the rest of your life. But yet, it's interesting in these last handful of months I think kids have been forced, and

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: A Fathers Day Loving Tribute To My Dad Spike Doyle (1929-2020)

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: A Father's Day Loving Tribute To My Dad Spike Doyle (1929-2020)

    21/06/2020 Duração: 30min

    Francis "Spike" Doyle, Jr. is the reason that this host became a sports fan and played high school sports in Western Pennsylvania. My dad passed away in his sleep next to his loving wife Josie on May 29, 2020 at the age of 90. His wonderful life was honored in Delmont, PA with a military sendoff than included a gun salute and bagpipes. Spike and Josie celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in November of 2019 with family and friends. His three proud kids, Don, Jan and yours truly were all there with our families along with Spike and Josie's cherished grandchildren and adored great grandchildren. When "Spike" turned 88 he was still playing nine holes of golf almost every week. While the knees weren't like they used to be during his days as a top catcher in the area, he could still play a solid round of golf, using woods more than irons. In 2014 , I decided to sit down and find out some information that most of our family wasn't even aware of. This edition of SportsJam is my most

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Student Player Founder Zach Segal

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Student Player Founder Zach Segal

    17/05/2020 Duração: 31min

    While College athletics are on hold right now because of the coronavirus pandemic, some major decisions are still looming when it comes to paying college athletes for their name, image and likeness. California and Colorado have already passed laws that take effect January 2023 that essentially create an open market for student athletes to be able to benefit from their name, image and likeness. New Jersey and New York are strongly considering similar possibilities. The next guest on SportsJam is Zach Segal, the founder of Student Player, a centralized crowdfuding platform where fans can contribute, today, towards sponsoring NCAA student athletes. Practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, Segal joined the show from his home in Denver, Colorado. Segal is a graduate of Brown University, NYU Stern School of Business and NYU'S School of Law. "This has been a subject that's been on my mind for years since I was in college and when California passed the Fair Pay to Play Act

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Strat-O-Matic President Adam Richman

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Strat-O-Matic President Adam Richman

    11/05/2020 Duração: 41min

    Strat-O-Matic began as a company in 1961, when Hal Richman, a Bucknell University mathematics student, began selling an early version of his baseball tabletop game out of his basement. Next February, Strat-O-Matic celebrates it's 60th annivery as the multi-platform leaders in sports simulation games for professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey and college football. Hal's son Adam Richman is the President of Strat-O-Matic and is the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle. Adam Richman is also the co-founder of Double Nickel Entertainment and has already had quite a career in the movie and television business, co-producing Clint Eastwood's 2008 Box Office hit Gran Torino. Richman says growing up he and his sister had another sibling, Strat-O-Matic. He says there were a couple of reason why he's passionate about the game. "It come from a few places. My father invented this game when he was 11 year old. For undergrad I went to Tufts University and had a very creative

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Jeff Heckman and Topps Project 2020

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Jeff Heckman and Topps Project 2020

    09/05/2020 Duração: 36min

    Topps began humbly as a family gum business in Brooklyn in 1938, but evolved into a classic American sports company with not only its baseball cards, but football, hockey, entertainment and pop culture cards. The Global Director of E-commerce at Topps, Jeck Heckman, is the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle. Heckman was excited to talk about the latest project at Topps that has captivated all kinds of fans, many of them who have never collected cards. The 400 combinations in the new Topps Project 2020 gives 20 diverse artistst creative license over 20 inconic Topps basebal cards, creating limited-edition styles released daily on the Topps website. "We kicked it off in March, right at the coronavirus pandemic really kicked in, so the timing was certainly far from ideal but it was something we were working for several months prior to that. What we wanted to do was to take advantage of the new decade and celebrate the 20 most iconic cards Topps cards of all-time and work with

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: READY Nutrition Founder and Former Pitt Basketball Captain Pat Cavanaugh

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: READY Nutrition Founder and Former Pitt Basketball Captain Pat Cavanaugh

    27/04/2020 Duração: 30min

    READY Nutrition was founded by former University of Pittsburgh basketball team captain Pat Cavanaugh. It wasn't long before Cavanaugh turned his cutting-edge sports nutrition company into a force in the competitive market. Pat Cavanaugh is the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle . The two former point guards practiced social distancing as Cavanaugh joined the show from his home in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Doyle has been hosting the award-winning podcast from his residence in Kenilworth, NJ since WBGO's employees have been working at home. Cavanaugh says he cut his teeth selling flower seeds and shoes door to door in Grove City, Pennsylvania, where he grew up. It was just the start of a great learning experience. "With my playing days at Pitt one of the things I realized was that nutrition could have an advantage for you if you took care of yourself, in terms of what you would eat, etc. In today's world sports nutrition is even more important. All the studies show time and time

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: New York Riptide and GF Sports Executive VP Rich Lisk

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: New York Riptide and GF Sports Executive VP Rich Lisk

    26/04/2020 Duração: 54min

    Rich Lisk, the Executive VP of of the NLL's New York Riptide and GF Sports , has quite a story of success and survival. Lisk, the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle, talks about how he beccame a sports marketing guru, his love of the Jersey Shore and now Long Island, and how sports helped him deal with "the nightmare" of growing up in an abusive household. Lisk has more than 25 years experience in the sports industry. Prior to joining GF sports, he was General Manager for the New England Black Wolves (NLL) where he was named GM of the Year in 2016. The Rutgers University graduate was also the GM of the Philadelphia Soul (AFL) and President and GM of the East Coast Hockey League's Trenton Titans, an affiliate of the Philadephia Flyers (NHL). Rich was brought on during the later stages of the New York Riptide's inaugural season in 2020 and has already established a great rapport with business partners and the community. That season was cut short by the coronavirus outbreak.

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Shore Sports Network Director and Radio Legend Kevin Williams

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Shore Sports Network Director and Radio Legend Kevin Williams

    24/04/2020 Duração: 52min

    Kevin Williams is a legendary sports host who is the Director of the Shore Sports Network and has been covering sports for WOBM in Ocean County for nearly 41 years. Williams created the WOBM Christmas Classic, a 32-team boys and girls basketball tournament that's been around for nearly 37 years. Kevin is the latest guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle as the former colleagues practiced social distancing during the coronavirus crisis. Williams and Doyle were the play-by-team at WOBM in the early 1990's. No one knows the coaches, players and parents in the Shore Conference than the nine-time New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year. Many listeners have called Kevin Mr. Ocean Sports. Williams and the late Bob Levy made 92.7 WOBM and 1160 WOBM-AM into a legendary shore readio station network. Kevin is a big Mets, Penn State and Rangers fan and used to cheer for the Baltimore Colts. It comes as no surprise that his first grandchild would be named after one of Kevin Williams' favorite baseball

  • Former Paterson Councilman, Legendary Boxing Referee Ed Cotton Dies at 72 of COVID-19

    Former Paterson Councilman, Legendary Boxing Referee Ed Cotton Dies at 72 of COVID-19

    17/04/2020 Duração: 29min

    Even before Eddie Cotton officiated the Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis fight in 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee, he was legend in Paterson, New Jersey. Cotton, who served as the first black president of the Paterson City Council, died early this morning at the age of 72. He had been hospitalized for more than a week after contracting the coronavirus. Paterson public historian Jimmy Richardson says Cotton was extremely popular in town. "We grew up on the same street, Governor Street, and remained friends since the early 1970's. We had a lot of things in common. Ed Cotton was one of the most popular men in the City of Paterson. He was a great sportsman and a great friend of the people." Cotton's wife Ruby is a current councilwoman. Cotton supported Andre Sayegh's run for mayor in 2018. Richardson says Cotton was most recently a consultant on Mayor Sayegh's team. In May of 2013, Eddie Cotton was a guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle and candidly talked about the Lewis-Tyson bout, which is still

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Red Bulls Captain Sean Davis on Staying Safe and Healthy at Home

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Red Bulls Captain Sean Davis on Staying Safe and Healthy at Home

    14/04/2020 Duração: 33min

    New York Red Bulls captain and midfielder Sean Davis is one of many professional athletes who had their much anticipated seasons postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Red Bulls homegrown talent is practicing social distancing and staying in his Jersey City apartment during the shut down prompted by the virus that has created havoc in the sportsworld and everywhere else. Davis spoke to SportsJam host Doug Doyle about being isolated from his family and his teammates while keeping in shape mentally and physically. Davis says his family is safe and healthy. "You know I grew up in this area (Holmdel) obviously so my parents are close by but unfortunately I haven't been able to spend time with them. You know I'm trying to be safe. So staying away from them, they are in a little bit of the high risk age group, so we've been in contact pretty much every single day. We FaceTime a lot. Thankfully, they're doing well. They are staying home. My brother is also there to help take care of them.

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Eric Kussin is Changing the Global View of Mental Health

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Eric Kussin is Changing the Global View of Mental Health

    09/03/2020 Duração: 01h04min

    We’re All A Little "Crazy" is a non-profit organization founded by 15-year professional sports executive, Eric Kussin. Kussin brings together athletes, entertainers and expert practitioners with hopes of changing the global conversation about mental health through advocacy and knowledge. Kussin sat down in Manhattan with SportsJam host Doug Doyle to talk about his message, his family and why he's involved with the screening of the new movie The Way Back starring Ben Affleck. After a successful career that started at the NBA League Office, and led to senior management positions with a number of professional sports teams, Eric's mental health took a sudden and rapid decline. He wasn't able to work. Due to unresolved personal life traumas that he failed to appropriately address at a younger age, Kussin was unaware how that was affecting his mental health. He was suffering from anxiety and depression and it became impossible to do anything. "I essentially laid in bed for two and a half

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Dad and NY Red Bulls GM Marc de Grandpre

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Dad and NY Red Bulls GM Marc de Grandpre

    29/02/2020 Duração: 30min

    The New York Red Bulls's home opener is Sunday (February 29) against FC Cincinnati. The excitement about all the fan improvements inside Red Bull Arena is matched by the optimism surrounding the boosted development around the stadium in Harrison. Red Bulls GM Marc de Grandpre joins host Doug Doyle for an emotional edition of SportsJam where the Montreal native talks about soccer, the area's growth and how his family still is his top priority. Marc de Grandpre rejoined the Red Bulls in 2014 and quickly gained the respect of his staff and peers. In 2015 he was named MLS Executive of the Year. His enthusiam for his team and community are infectious. "With what's going on in Harrison, what we've done for the experience for our fans in the building and what the team has accomplished over the last five to six seasons, it's been a tremendous ride and it's only going to get better." Red Bull Arena now sits in a part of Harrison that has seen tremendous growth recently and that's another reason

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Willie Documentary Director Laurence Mathieu-Leger

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: "Willie" Documentary Director Laurence Mathieu-Leger

    26/02/2020 Duração: 36min

    Laurence Mathieu-Leger and Bryant McBride's critically acclaimed documentary Willie is now airing on ESPN in celebration of Black History Month. It's the incredible story of trailblazer and Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O'Ree. Mathieu-Leger's first feature length documentary about the NHL's first black player has already won several awards during its festival run, including the Hot Docs Film Festival's Top 5 Audience Favorite and the Downtown LA Film Festival's Best Sports Documentary. Laurence Mathieu-Leger is no stronger to success. Born in Montreal, she came to the U.S. more than a decade ago for an internship with CNN and Anderson Cooper. The results since have been spectacular. In 20017 she received international recognition after winning a World Press Photo award for her groundbreaking work on the Guardian Interactive production The Injustice System. A year later she won a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award in the continuing coverage category for her work on Keystone XL: driving

  • SportsJam with Doug Doyle: NFL Hall of Famer Chris Doleman (2014)

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle: NFL Hall of Famer Chris Doleman (2014)

    30/01/2020 Duração: 30min

    Football fans around the world are mourning the loss of NFL Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman who passed away Tuesday after a courageous battle with brain cancer that lasted more than two years. Doleman was 58. Doleman spent the majority of his fabulous football career with the Minnesota Vikings. The University of Pittsburgh great also played for the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. He was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection. It was in August of 2014 that Chris Doleman was a guest on SportsJam . Doleman played on some terrific Vikings teams, but never won a Super Bowl. How did he handle that through his amazing career? "You just keep playing. There's nothing guaranteed to any of us here in this world. I think it shows the resolve of your team, it shows the resolve of your players, coaches and management staff to continue to put out a good product so that you can continue to play to get to that point. Once you get there and once you achieve all the things you want to achieve

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