Broadcast Radio Receiver – 937 The Wave http://937thewave.com/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 05:53:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://937thewave.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Broadcast Radio Receiver – 937 The Wave http://937thewave.com/ 32 32 Some kind of reunion scheduled for Thursday at Valley Children’s Stadium https://937thewave.com/some-kind-of-reunion-scheduled-for-thursday-at-valley-childrens-stadium/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 04:01:08 +0000 https://937thewave.com/some-kind-of-reunion-scheduled-for-thursday-at-valley-childrens-stadium/ AUDIO STREAM | VIDEO STREAM | LIVE STATS | TICKETS | GAME OVERVIEW FRESNO, Calif. — It will be something of a reunion when Cal Poly visits Fresno State in the 2022 season opener for both football teams Thursday night at Valley Children’s (formerly Bulldog) Stadium. Cal Poly ‘traded’ running backs coach James Montgomery to […]]]>
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FRESNO, Calif. — It will be something of a reunion when Cal Poly visits Fresno State in the 2022 season opener for both football teams Thursday night at Valley Children’s (formerly Bulldog) Stadium.

Cal Poly ‘traded’ running backs coach James Montgomery to Fresno State for former standout running back Bulldog Robbie Rouse, who rushed for 4,647 yards and 37 touchdowns along with 794 receiving yards and five other scores. Rouse, who was the first Bulldog to compile three 1,000-yard rushing seasons, has coached the past two seasons at North Dakota.

Additionally, Cal Poly’s defensive line coach will plemons coached the same group at Fresno State for three training spells – 2004-05 and 2008-11 under Pat Hill and 2019 under Jeff Tedford. Saga Tuitele, offensive line coach at Cal Poly under Tim Walsh from 2009 to 2015, was named Fresno State offensive line coach and current play coordinator last December after two seasons in the Army and four in New Mexico.

Cal Poly also has several players on the Fresno and area roster, including wide receiver Bryson Allen (Tulare Union HS), tight end Tyrece Fairly-Diyem (Fresno Edison HS) and linebacker I’kob Jones (Fresno Central HS), all freshmen who made the travel roster for Thursday’s game.

In addition, wide receiver Chris Colman caught 16 passes in three seasons at Fresno State and also served as a cornerback before transferring to Cal Poly and enrolling in the two-year Masters in Public Policy program. Coleman was Mustang’s leading receiver a year ago with 43 receptions for 590 yards and four touchdowns, including a five-yard throw from Spencer Brasch one year ago.

The Central California State rivals kick off for the 46th time on Thursday night, with kickoff scheduled for 7:35 p.m.

ESPN Radio (1280 AM and 101.7 FM) and KRKC (1490 AM and 104.9 FM) will broadcast the game live with Zachary Anderson-Yoxsimer (play-by-play) and Stephan Hodges (analyst) calling for action . The game will also be televised nationally on FS1 (Spectrum channels 69 and 422 in San Luis Obispo County) with Eric Collins (play-by-play announcer for the Charlotte Hornets) and Devin Gardner (quarterback for Michigan from 2010 to 14) at the microphone. . Links for audio (ESPN Radio 1280) and video (Fubo) streams as well as live stats can be found on the football schedule page on www.GoPoly.com.

It’s hot in the San Joaquin Valley, with the high predicted for Thursday being 108 degrees. The forecast temperature for kick-off is 95 degrees. It will do 113 in Fresno on Monday. In Cal Poly’s game at Arizona State in 2015, the temperature at kickoff was 98 degrees, and it was 93 at the kickoff of last year’s Cal Poly-Fresno State contest, won by the Bulldogs 63-10.

Jake Haener, who completed 17 of 22 passes for 380 yards and four touchdowns against Cal Poly in 2021, is back this fall after briefly entering the transfer portal following the departure of head coach Kalen DeBoer to Washington. When Jeff Tedford was announced as Bulldogs head coach for the second time — he also coached at Fresno State from 2017 to 2019 but left for health reasons — Haener did an about-face and returned to Fresno State .

Fresno State is bringing back most of its offensive production from 2021, including Haener. A season ago, the Bulldogs finished No. 14 in the Football Bowl Subdivision in total offense (464.8 yards per game), No. 9 in passing offense (326.7 yards per game) and No. 26 in scoring attack (33.4 points per game). ).

As a result, Fresno State was selected by the head coaches to win the Mountain West this fall. The Bulldogs were 10-3 overall a year ago, finishing second in the West Division with a 6-2 record. Fresno State’s next two opponents are from the Pac-12 — hosting Oregon State on Sept. 10 and visiting USC on Sept. 17.

Said Tedford of Thursday’s game, “Well, the focus has to be on ourselves. It doesn’t matter who we play, it’s not about the opponent, it’s about how we play. play and how we perform, prepare, train, how we take care of our bodies and rest, sleep and hydrate.

“Part of camp is educating the team on what it takes to be successful, all the little things that go into it,” Tedford added. “Cal Poly have great coaches. I don’t know much about their players yet, but I’m sure they’re like any other team that comes out of camp – it’s a new season and there has high hopes.

“We know we’re going to do our best. But it’s not about our opponent, it’s about us and how we prepare and perform. So that’s how we’re going to go into every game, just focusing on our opportunity to play, and how we focus on ourselves.”

Cal Poly will play its home opener of the 2022 season on Saturday, September 10 against San Diego at 2:02 p.m. inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium. The Toreros open their campaign on Saturday at home against La Verne.

Mustang Notes
Cal Poly is 13-15 opening the season since moving to Division I in 1994… Handsome Baldwin is 1-1 in the Mustang season openers, beating San Diego 28-17 last year and falling to Southern Utah 34-24 in the abbreviated Spring 2021 campaign… Fresno State leads Cal Poly 33- 10-2 in the all-time series that began in 1922 and has won the last eight meetings, all at Fresno…the Mustangs have won seven of 10 games against the Bulldogs under head coach Joe Harper from 1968 to 1981 … In its 29th Division I campaign, Cal Poly is opening its season on a Thursday night for the fourth time … the previous Thursday season openers were in 1999 at Northern Arizona, 2002 at Toledo and 2014 at New Mexico State … Cal Poly was 2-9 against the fifth-toughest league football subdivision schedule last fall and those 11 foes compiled an 80-52 record (60.6 winning percentage) with five of them qualifying for the FCS playoffs and the State of Fresno winning the New Mexico Bowl en route to a 10-3 season… Cal Poly plays 10 of last year’s 11 foes in 2022, replacing Weber State with Eastern Washington.

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Comment: Llewellyn King — Wireless charging is the holy grail of the EV world https://937thewave.com/comment-llewellyn-king-wireless-charging-is-the-holy-grail-of-the-ev-world/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 06:14:10 +0000 https://937thewave.com/comment-llewellyn-king-wireless-charging-is-the-holy-grail-of-the-ev-world/ It is a dream always associated with the Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla: to diffuse electricity, to make it available to wireless users. Tesla took with him his plans to send electricity through the air to the grave, having been one of the architects of alternating current, which was the cornerstone of the electrified world. But […]]]>

It is a dream always associated with the Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla: to diffuse electricity, to make it available to wireless users.

Tesla took with him his plans to send electricity through the air to the grave, having been one of the architects of alternating current, which was the cornerstone of the electrified world.

But Tesla’s dream never died and, in fact, it is alive and well and growing, but not on the universal scale envisioned by Tesla or his followers. They consider his project of electricity broadcast from pylons, like radio, as a holy grail.

His dream was as improbable as it was attractive.

But on a more down-to-earth level, inductive charging – wireless power transfer – is booming. It has two distinct visions: The first is to make wireless charging a reality for small devices. If airport terminals were wired for charging like they are for Wi-Fi, there would be no need to sit on the floor near an outlet. The other concerns electric vehicles.

Ahmad Glover, the enthusiastic president of WiGL, a small wireless power company, told me that the military is extremely interested in wireless charging. Glover, an Air Force veteran, said the goal is to have forward bases outfitted, during operations and in combat situations, so troops can charge their electronics without plugging them in. . “The less a soldier has to carry, the better,” he said.

Glover, who has worked with engineers from MIT and Atlantic University and has a contract with the Air Force, sees a day when charging will be mostly automatic. The power source could come from a solar charger carried by a soldier on the battlefield rather than from the forward base’s grid or generator. Glover believes his work will allow American troops to stay in touch discreetly anywhere, anytime. It works on omnidirectional area beams and chargers.

The big marquee application for wireless charging is in transportation. Here, obviously, inductive charging has applications in public transport. The charger consists of an electromagnetic field radiating from a plate to a receiver under the vehicle. When the vehicle is positioned above the plate, charging takes place. This is called a static system.

Moving inductive charging, known as dynamic charging, where a moving vehicle can pick up a charge on the pavement, has been promoted overseas. But there are research funds in the federal budget for the development of inductive charging in the United States.

The big advantage of static charging is that vehicles can be lighter and therefore cheaper. Taxis, trams, light rails and buses could have smaller and lighter batteries because they will be charged regularly at predictable places, such as traffic lights.

South Korea has developed a charging system for buses where they are charged each time they stop at a bus stop.

With an abundance of wind and hydropower, Norway is moving towards a carbon-free economy. By law, all new cars must be electric by 2025; as a result, Norway is working on installing inductive charging plates for taxis on their stands. A taxi driver will park in a stand – still common in Europe – and while waiting for the next fare, the car will load. If the taxi is on the stand long enough, it is fully charged. Otherwise, it just gets a boost.

The advantages of inductive charging are manifold. First, the batteries can be smaller and cheaper, and the vehicle lighter. For utilities, the load is spread over the day, coinciding with the abundance of solar generation.

The ultimate dynamic inductive dream is that cars will refuel as they speed down the highway. Italy has an experimental program of installing load coils on the tarmac. Sweden is relatively far from a similar experience, and the UK is funding the research.

Nikola Tesla’s dream comes true.

Llewellyn King is executive producer and host of “White House Chronicle” on PBS. He wrote this for InsideSources.com.

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Steelers vs. Lions, 4:30 p.m. https://937thewave.com/steelers-vs-lions-430-p-m/ Sun, 28 Aug 2022 15:04:02 +0000 https://937thewave.com/steelers-vs-lions-430-p-m/ It’s game day as the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2022 preseason, with the Detroit Lions visiting Acrisure Stadium this afternoon. Mitch Trubisky will once again start at quarterback for the Steelers, followed by Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph in that order. Najee Harris will make his preseason debut and Cam Heyward expects to play […]]]>

It’s game day as the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2022 preseason, with the Detroit Lions visiting Acrisure Stadium this afternoon.

Mitch Trubisky will once again start at quarterback for the Steelers, followed by Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph in that order. Najee Harris will make his preseason debut and Cam Heyward expects to play after missing last week with an ankle injury.

The Steelers will face the Lions for the third time in a year, as Detroit came to Heinz Field for a preseason game last August 21 and then again for a regular season contest on November 14. The Steelers won in the preseason, but tied in the regular season.

INFO STEELERS GAMEDAY

Preseason Week 3, Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) vs. Detroit Lions (1-1)
Sunday, August 28, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh (68,400, grass)

Broadcast
Television: KDKA-TV Pittsburgh (Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch, Missi Matthews), CBS National (Greg Gumble, Charles Robinson, Evan Washburn)
Radio: Steelers Radio Network, 102.5 WDVE-FM (Bill Hillgrove, Craig Wolfley, Max Starks)

NS Coverage: Alan Saunders, Nick Farabaugh, Ed Thompson
Provide: Sunny, 89 degrees, SSW wind 7 mph
Line: Steelers -6.5, over/under 38.5 FanDuel Promo

STAKES

Mike Tomlin said the Steelers’ starting battles will continue through the end of the preseason, so we’ll know after Sunday who the team’s starter will be at quarterback (Trubisky, Pickett, Rudolph), guard left (Kendrick Green, Kevin Dotson) and inside linebacker (Devin Bush, Rob Spillane).

NFL teams are due to reduce their rosters from 80 players to 53 on Tuesday, so for many players this will be the end of their 2022 journey.

TRANSACTIONS

The Steelers claimed safety Elijah Riley (37) from New York Jets waivers, signed tackle Adrian Ealy (72) and released safety Donovan Stiner, outside linebacker Genard Avery, receiver Christian Blake, running back ball Mateo Durant, quarterback Chris Oladokun, kicker Nick Sciba and tackle Jordan Tucker.

The team released running back Master Teague III and outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper from the injured reserve list.

INJURY REPORT

DL Isaiahh Loudermilk (side), DT Montravius ​​Adams (ankle), WR Calvin Austin III (foot sprain) and NB Arthur Maulet (hamstring) have all said they won’t play.

OLB Alex Highsmith (ribs) is doubtful to play.

The status of OT Joe Haeg (concussion protocol and OT Chuks Okorafor (undisclosed) is unknown.

ILB Marcus Allen (hamstring) and FB Derek Watt (shoulder) are likely to play.

Cam Sutton will move to the slot corner again to replace Maulet, with Levi Wallace replacing on the outside. Hamilcar Rashed Jr. and Derek Tuszka are in line to replace Highsmith. Trent Scott will replace the right tackle if Haeg and Okorafor don’t play.

FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Jared Goff will not play for the Lions, with Tim Boyle starting and David Blough following as the Lions search for a replacement quarterback.

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A story of journalistic bravery — MercoPress https://937thewave.com/a-story-of-journalistic-bravery-mercopress/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 07:02:08 +0000 https://937thewave.com/a-story-of-journalistic-bravery-mercopress/ Behind the lines in 1982: a story of journalistic bravery Saturday August 27, 2022 – 10:45 UTC It was worth waiting 40 years for this book. Transcripts of Harold’s World Service reports always convey urgency and drama By Graham Bound (Stanley, FI) – The days were short during the 1982 occupation, and everything […]]]>

Behind the lines in 1982: a story of journalistic bravery

Saturday August 27, 2022 – 10:45 UTC



It was worth waiting 40 years for this book. Transcripts of Harold’s World Service reports always convey urgency and drama

By Graham Bound (Stanley, FI) – The days were short during the 1982 occupation, and everything in Stanley seemed hostile and scary. Our situation was hardly safer when the winter sun was setting and the curfew imposed by Argentina forced us back inside. But in whatever substantial building one chose to shelter in, with darkened windows and lit peat stoves, there was comfort and at least the perception of security.

In my family’s case, that “safe” building was the beautiful old Upland Goose Hotel, then owned by our beloved friends, the Kings. Every curfew night, we would share the food we started out, then gather around the shortwave radio to absorb something equally nourishing: reliable information.

In the alcove of the Goose kitchen, a silence fell as someone who really understood how to use the complex communications receiver, carefully tuned it to 11.75 or 9.915 megahertz. The insane din of teleprinters and hisses and static noises that emanated from across the universe would most likely die away, to be replaced by the iconic tunes of the BBC World Service. We would sit up straight and think, “It’s okay! Our friends are still here, just as they said they would be.

“Lillibulero” prefaced the news. ‘Oranges and Lemons’ told us it was time for us”Falklands call”. And the arrival of “Radio Newsreel” was heralded by the hard-hitting and authoritative “Imperial Echoes”. The music itself beat seven Argentine propaganda bells. “Listen over there,” he said loudly. “Our people have the truth for you.”

And they did. These reporters were our friends, telling us the best they could about the dreadful things happening around the Falklands and in London, Buenos Aires and Washington, where our future was being decided. Our on-air friend kept us going and never failed to be there when we needed them.

And that’s how most of us knew Harold Briley, the BBC South America correspondent, who was based and reported fearlessly from the enemy camp in Buenos Aires.

Harold (whom I have known very well since 1982) was part of a BBC trinity; Brian Hanrahan (who “counted them all and counted them all”). Robert Fox, who memorably brought back the mud and gore from Goose Green, was the others. Hanrahan (who died far too young) and Fox (who continues to report on defense issues today) published books after the war. But Harold continued his day job.

Finally, 40 years later and at the age of 91, he publishes his memoirs of the conflict, its genesis and its aftermath, giving fascinating insights from a perspective unique to Argentina.

The main story in this country before April 1982 was what appeared to be the disintegration of an economy (a 100 million peso banknote had been introduced) and the brutal suppression of dissent by a far-right junta. The Buenos Aires of the day would have been no place for a shy young reporter, but luckily Harold was a seasoned, tenacious, and courageous foreign reporter too. He received death threats and he was hunted down by government kidnap teams, who proved time and time again that they were more than capable of carrying out their threats.

I suspect Harold’s disarming charm gave him a protective veneer; that and his British passport. The cover of his book shows him on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier after the war. Dressed in a bulky naval survival suit, he smiles and his eyes glint with folds of orange plastic. I’m not sure Harold’s sparkle would protect him from the thugs who patrolled Buenos Aires in unmarked Ford Falcons, but in any situation less serious than that, it would certainly help.



The book tells the story of the islanders during the war, and that is of course a subject close to my heart.



It was worth waiting 40 years for this book. The transcripts of Harold’s World Service reports always reflect urgency and drama. He was in a unique position to observe and analyze, and he seemed to have a special respect for the Falkland Islands, which he first encountered when he visited the islands some 18 months before the invasion. This is evident from his reports.

On February 25, 1982, when talks between London and Buenos Aires seemed to have reached an impasse, Harold sounded the alarm. He ran a story covering “speculation that Argentine generals may use force to get what they want.” He said: “A Foreign Ministry spokesman told me that Argentina’s patience was at an end and the Galtieri government wanted quick results.” He completed his report with words that reflected his concern for us: “The islanders don’t want to be part of Argentina. They insist they are British and want to stay that way.

Harold’s journalism is objective, but he understood Islanders and wanted to make sure their voices were heard. This is mainly why he is loved and respected in the Falklands, even today.

I find his vision of British diplomacy and intelligence quite fascinating. “The warning signs were so obvious I couldn’t understand why the UK government hadn’t responded,” he wrote. But, as he came to understand, British diplomats were not firmly committed to defending the security of UK real estate in the South Atlantic. Lord Carrington, the Foreign Secretary in 1982, told Harold he had been “misled” by the then British Ambassador to Buenos Aires, Anthony Williams. It is a remarkable statement.

Incredibly, Harold received a phone call from the press officer at the British Embassy in Buenos Aires, asking if he could explain the British policy towards Argentina and the Falklands. Harold said regretfully that it was a mystery to him too.

Even more disturbing is the author’s account of the top-secret negotiations that took place between junior foreign minister Nicholas Ridley and senior Argentine air force officer Carlos Cavandoli. Harold attributes these revelations to author and scholar Lawrence Freedman, but they are told concisely and well here.

Ridley and Cavandoli met in great secrecy in Switzerland and developed not only a close friendship, but also a “leaseback” plan for sovereignty, which would eventually be presented and forcefully rejected by the islanders. It was always assumed to be just a British plan, but now we know it was part of a complex plan devised jointly by Buenos Aires and London. It was, Harold quotes Lord Carrington as saying, “stealthy”.

The book tells the story of the islanders during the war, and that is of course a subject close to my heart. His admiration for the Falklands comes through very clearly. I suspect he sees us as the only national grouping in the long history of the conflict that retains its honor totally intact.

Harold Briley’s story reveals so much, and time has not dulled its bite. Read it, enjoy it and, especially if you weren’t around in 1982, learn from it. The events he describes and explains still shape relations between Argentina, the Falklands and Great Britain today.

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Viking Football opens the season Thursday night at Jamestown https://937thewave.com/viking-football-opens-the-season-thursday-night-at-jamestown/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 15:59:21 +0000 https://937thewave.com/viking-football-opens-the-season-thursday-night-at-jamestown/ JAMESTOWN, ND. (VCSU) – The 2022 college football season kicks off Thursday night in Jamestown. Valley City State University hits the road Thursday, traveling 35 miles west for the season opener at rival Jamestown University. It will be the 123rd meeting in the history of the rivalry. Thursday’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. in […]]]>

JAMESTOWN, ND. (VCSU) – The 2022 college football season kicks off Thursday night in Jamestown.

Valley City State University hits the road Thursday, traveling 35 miles west for the season opener at rival Jamestown University. It will be the 123rd meeting in the history of the rivalry.

Thursday’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. in Jamestown. It will be broadcast on national television by BEK Sports (BEK Channel Finder). Radio coverage will be on KOVC 1490-AM/96.3-FM and online at www.newsdakota.com.

LIVE LINKS: Video | Radio | Statistics

HISTORICAL RIVALRY
The Vikings lead the all-time series with Jamestown, 64-53-5, and lead the Paint Bucket series 43-31. The rivalry’s recorded encounters date back to 1909. The Paint Bucket Series and Traveling Trophy were established in 1961. VCSU won last year’s game 24-7 and have won 10 of the last 11 encounters.

“It’s intense,” VCSU head coach Denis McCulloch said about the rivalry. “There are so many elements, outside of football, that make it a bigger game: our schools are so close to each other; we are public and they are private; we recruit against each other all year round; and our community members are very proud to be from Valley City or Jamestown. It’s a great atmosphere and a great opportunity for our guys to play a match like this.

It will be the eighth time since 2013 that the two teams have contested the season opener. The Vikings won the previous season opener in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2021. Jamestown won the opener against VCSU in 2018.

LAST MEETING
Valley City State handily won last year’s Paint Bucket game in Valley City, 24-7. The Vikings held a 10-0 halftime lead and eventually led 24-0 before Jamestown scored its only touchdown. The VCSU defense dominated the line of scrimmage – holding Jamestown to negative rushing yards – and Jalen Pfeifer threw touchdown passes to Jacob Gottenborg, Michael Cornelius and Justice Bice.

LAST GAME IN JAMESTOWN
Jamestown won the rivalry’s last meeting at home, hanging on to a 28-26 victory on August 25, 2018. VCSU scored a touchdown with 43 seconds left, but the Jimmies stopped the conversion on 2 points. try to seal the 28-26 victory.

ALL EYES ON QB
For the first time in five seasons, Valley City State will have a new starting quarterback. Five-year-old starter Jalen Pfeifer graduated last year after setting VCSU career records in several major passing categories. Making his first career start on Thursday night is Avery Thorsgaard’s second. A native of Northwood, ND, Thorsgaard is in his third year with VCSU football and played in all 10 games last year as a starter and backup quarterback. Thorsgaard completed 5 of 8 passes for 36 yards and also had seven carries for 27 yards.

Jamestown, meanwhile, fires senior quarterback Cade Torgerson, who passed for 2,973 yards and 23 touchdowns on a high-passing offense last season. Jamestown passed 68% of its plays last year, totaling 521 passing attempts and just 250 rushing attempts.

“Their quarterback and wide receivers are very talented,” McCulloch said. “It’s going to be a challenge for us.”

Torgerson attempted 40 or more passes in nine games last season, including 72 attempts in a 31-25 loss to Dakota Wesleyan.

VIKINGS RETURN A STRONG DEFENSE
all american Riley Gerhardt and his team-high 10 sacks come back to anchor Valley City State’s defensive line, which dominated last season. While Gerhardt and Vincent Dumas are back, a major loss is the graduation of defensive tackle Marshaun Jones. The 3-year-old starter has captained numerous double-teams and was a two-time All-American before graduating last season. Stepping into the starting roles on the defensive line for Thursday’s game are twin brothers Georgie Mageo and Georgia Mageowho are redshirt freshmen from Anchorage, Alaska.

The Viking defense returns eight starters from last year’s squad that allowed just 12.9 points per game. All three starting linebackers are back – Jahidi West, Dustin Kasowski and Sal Avila – as well as three starting defensive backs: Anthony Rousseau, Paco Baltazar and Martin Jones. West, Jones and Avila were all named All-Conference last season, while Kasowski and Russell were honorable mention All-Conference.

EXPERIENCED RACING GAME
Valley City State’s rushing offense appears to be a preseason force with a pair of All-Conference running backs in the backfield. Justice Bice was named All-Conference 1st Team in 2021, and Taylor Simmons returns to the field this season after being named 2nd Team All-Conference in 2020. The offensive line features a pair of two 1st Team All-Conference players in Sammy Trejo and Troy Dietzand another pair of experienced starters in Joseph Salas and Kade Queen.

RECEPTION BODY
Senior Jacob Gottenborg should play a big role this year as the most experienced receiver in the Vikings passing offense. Gottenborg was named an all-conference honorable mention last season and has 42 career receptions for 524 yards and seven touchdowns. He will be joined in the starting formation by the second Faaris Amegankpoe and freshman in red shirt justin cruzwho are both starting their first careers.

LAST YEAR
Valley City State was 8-2 overall last season and 6-2 in the North Star Athletic Association, finishing second in conference standings. The Vikings were ranked 15th nationally. Jamestown was 2-9 overall last season and 2-8 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

PRE-SEASON SURVEYS
Valley City State was selected to finish second in the North Star Athletic Association’s preseason poll. The Vikings also receive votes in the NAIA Top 25 poll. Jamestown was picked ninth in the GPAC preseason poll.

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Start time, channel, how to watch and stream https://937thewave.com/start-time-channel-how-to-watch-and-stream/ Sat, 20 Aug 2022 17:05:26 +0000 https://937thewave.com/start-time-channel-how-to-watch-and-stream/ The Eagles continue their preseason Sunday in a 1 p.m. game against the Cleveland Browns, but don’t expect to see Jalen Hurts or many other starters on the field. The Eagles just completed several joint workouts against the Browns, which gave Nick Sirianni and the coaching staff an in-depth look at the roster in action. […]]]>

The Eagles continue their preseason Sunday in a 1 p.m. game against the Cleveland Browns, but don’t expect to see Jalen Hurts or many other starters on the field.

The Eagles just completed several joint workouts against the Browns, which gave Nick Sirianni and the coaching staff an in-depth look at the roster in action. The same goes for Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, who told reporters the most the starters will not take the field on Sundayincluding newly suspended quarterback Deshaun Watson.

“Joint workouts give you a gaming experience, a controlled gaming experience,” Sirianni said earlier this week. “For two straight days in practice working on things you want to work on and the other team wants to work on, and you don’t get your quarterback, stuff like that. It’s not straight to the ground. It is therefore a controlled experiment.

The game airs at 1 p.m. on NBC10, with play-by-play from former Phillies announcer Scott Graham and analysis from former offensive lineman Ross Tucker. Dave Spadaro will report the touch.

Sunday’s preseason game can also be heard on 94.1 WIP. Merrill Reese and Mike Quick – in their 24th season calling games together – will handle the broadcast, with longtime WIP host Howard Eskin reporting from the sidelines.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland

  • TV: NBC10 (Scott Graham, Ross Tucker, Dave Spadaro), NFL Network (Chris Rose, Joe Thomas, Aditi Kinkhabwala)

  • Radio: 94.1 WIP (Merrill Reese, Mike Quick, Howard Eskin)

  • Spanish radio: The Mega 105.7 (Rickie Ricardo, Oscar Budejan, Bill Kulik)

  • Diffusion: NBC Sports app, My Teams app (requires cable authentication), FuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Stream (all require subscription)

READ MORE: The Eagles prove our demand for even meaningless football is insatiable. Imagine the changes to come.

Good news for Eagles fans who don’t live in Philadelphia — the Birds’ second preseason game will be broadcast live nationwide on the NFL Network.

Because the game is in Cleveland, the NFL Network will air local coverage of the Browns on News 5, which features Chris Rose’s play-by-play and analysis of 10-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Joe Thomas. Aditi Kinkhabwala will report from the sidelines.

While the Eagles’ final preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, August 27 will not be shown live on the NFL Network, fans who live outside of Philadelphia can stream it live on NFL+, the new league streaming service. It’s $4.99 per monthalthough they do offer a seven-day free trial.

READ MORE: Eagles’ first preseason game draws big on NBC10

Eagles fans living in a handful of areas west of Philadelphia — including Harrisburg, York and Lebanon — can watch the game even though providers don’t carry NBC10.

Fox43 airs NBC10’s coverage of the Eagles’ three preseason games, a decision that drew some complaints from viewers last week when the network shoved MLB’s “Field of Dreams” game in favor of the Birds.

“This is an atrocity to sports fans everywhere,” a follower wrote on Fox43’s Facebook page. “A meaningless preseason football game based on a movie baseball game that countless baseball fans can relate to.”

Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was an active participant in both joint practices against the Eagles and took a few snaps during Cleveland’s preseason opener.

So why is he allowed to play if he was suspended 11 games by the NFL for allegations of sexual misconduct involving two dozen women.

Watson’s suspension will not take effect until the Browns reduce their roster to 53 players on August 30. Until then, Watson is free to pray, train and be a general distraction for his team.

Although cleared to play, Watson will not take the field against the Eagles. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters that Jacoby Brissett will start against the Birds and that Watson won’t take a picture in the team’s final two preseason games.

READ MORE: Browns’ Deshaun Watson suspended 11 games and fined $5 million

  • Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith put on a show — and backed up his trash talk — during joint workouts with the Browns.

  • Does Nick Sirianni’s soft training schedule make sense for the Eagles? Columnist Marcus Hayes thinks so.

  • The Eagles have mostly relied on Marcus Epps and Anthony Harris as their starting safety duo, but the race to become the next man lacks a leader.

  • Boot Camp Recaps: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12 and Day 13.

As with every boot camp session, Inquirer staff writers Jeff McLane, E.J. Smithand Josh Tolentino will cover the action live on Twitter. Notes and observations on the day’s practice will be at Inquirer.com/eagles. Our Sports Daily newsletter will also have coverage.

On NBC, coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. with Eagles pre-season kick-off. Following the game, NBC10 will immediately switch to coverage of the BMW PGA Championship, which takes place at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Del.

Coverage on NBC Sports Philadelphia begins at noon with Eagles Pregame Live, hosted by Taryn Hatcher, Barrett Brooks and Reuben Frank. There will be no post-match broadcast.

  • August 23: Composition reduced from 85 to 80 players at 4 p.m.

  • August 24 and 25: Joint practice against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Florida.

  • August 27: Game 3 of the preseason, Eagles vs. Miami Dolphins, 7 p.m. (NBC10, 94.1 WIP)

  • August 30: Roster reduced from 80 to 53 players at 4 p.m.

  • September 11th : Week 1, Eagles vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. (Fox)

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As podcasts democratize communication, brands need to be receivers as well as senders https://937thewave.com/as-podcasts-democratize-communication-brands-need-to-be-receivers-as-well-as-senders/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 13:53:05 +0000 https://937thewave.com/as-podcasts-democratize-communication-brands-need-to-be-receivers-as-well-as-senders/ We’ve been through a few podcast revolutions already, but this relatively new form still has the power to change the media landscape. For The Drum’s Deep Dive into all things audio, Ian Schofield, Head of Podcast Production at APS Group, tells us that as podcasts democratize communication, brands need to embrace the new landscape of […]]]>

We’ve been through a few podcast revolutions already, but this relatively new form still has the power to change the media landscape. For The Drum’s Deep Dive into all things audio, Ian Schofield, Head of Podcast Production at APS Group, tells us that as podcasts democratize communication, brands need to embrace the new landscape of two-way communication.

A DIY podcasting revolution is blurring the lines between creator and consumer.

The media landscape, dominated by high-budget, studio-produced content, is being revolutionized by affordable plug-and-play equipment and online recording platforms, fueling an explosion of creativity.

How can brands learn from the new masters of podcast media? /Matt Botsford via Unsplash

Closely following this explosion of creativity are the brands.

Brands walk a tightrope between innovation and saturation. When they see a successful new media format, their instinct is to absorb and assimilate it. Just look at the Instagram influencer’s stratospheric rise, tempered when the genuine endorsement brand became seen as a click for hire.

The confusion between creators and consumers means brands looking to embrace podcasting as part of their communications strategy should first pause and refocus on what it really means to connect.

It’s not just about Joe

The phenomenal worldwide success of the Joe Rogan Experience is undeniable. Stop anyone on the street and ask them to name a podcast, and they’ll more than likely check Joe’s name. “One man, one microphone, one conversation” is a simple and attractive formula.

Joe Rogan has what most brands would kill for: craftsmanship integrity; an honesty that is built in; a willingness to argue controversy. And it all translates into a fiercely loyal following and an ever-growing community.

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But it’s not just about Joe.

The Joe Rogan Experience is built on a format that for decades has built deep and lasting relationships with audiences through microphone and voice.

To go further, it also draws on more than a century of radio broadcasts.

In podcasting, connections are made with a unique authenticity. On demand and transmitted directly from creator to listener, the intermediaries and gatekeepers have disappeared. Welcome to the democratization of communication.

In this democratic space, it’s not enough for brands to simply try to recreate their own Joe Rogan flatpack.

Podcasts cater to a new generation of consumers who have become saturated with hard selling and wise to the brand hijackings of their (counter)culture. Now that the consumer is also the creator, the challenge for brands is not just to appear authentic, but to be authentic.

There is no guide to authenticity. But podcasts, more than any other format, give brands the platform and opportunity for authenticity.

transmit and receive

Whether original or sponsored third-party productions, branded podcasts offer real authenticity when focused on audiences. What feels more authentic than a brand that goes to great lengths to try not to sell you anything?

Take the Churchill Insurance podcast, Little Chapters of Chill. Designed to keep kids busy on long road trips, it’s an example of an audience-focused podcast that’s far enough away from a hard sell (but close enough to the brand ethos) to stay authentic.

In the same way, play next by BMW, hosted by Edith Bowman, is a show dedicated to new music, not a 20-minute car commercial. It’s primarily about the future of music and, by association, the soundtrack of the future of cars.

Before embarking on a podcast strategy, brands should ask themselves the fundamental question: what is our authentic voice?

It’s not as simple as it seems. What works for a mass media campaign won’t necessarily resonate in the more authentic, personal space of a podcast. This is where, paradoxically, engaging with an agency specializing in podcasting is a first step to entering this democratic and DIY space.

Traditional branding is about transmission: sending a message, selling a product. But podcasts are about conversation, and brands need to be ready to both transmit and receive.

The audience is waiting.

For more insight into the worlds of podcasting and sound branding, check out our Deep Dive Audio hub.

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Midland ER310 Emergency Crank Weather Radio Review – 4 Ways To Turn It On https://937thewave.com/midland-er310-emergency-crank-weather-radio-review-4-ways-to-turn-it-on/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 13:00:15 +0000 https://937thewave.com/midland-er310-emergency-crank-weather-radio-review-4-ways-to-turn-it-on/ We use affiliate links. If you purchase something through the links on this page, we may earn a commission at no cost to you. Learn more. EXAM – I don’t have white tape on my glasses but I’m a bit of a weather nerd. I have completed NOAA/NWS Advanced Skywarn Weather Spotter training, have 5 […]]]>
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EXAM – I don’t have white tape on my glasses but I’m a bit of a weather nerd. I have completed NOAA/NWS Advanced Skywarn Weather Spotter training, have 5 weather apps on my phone, and use Twitter to follow my NOAA office for alerts. I have a weather radio by my bedside and one in my office. So who needs another weather radio? Well, the Midland ER310 Emergency Hand Crank Weather Radio is portableso the.

The Midland ER310 is a solid weather alert radio that also tunes to AM/FM radio channels. Midland make a range of excellent radio equipment and they have been around for a long time. I will introduce you to the Midland ER310.

What is that

The Midland ER310 Emergency Hand Crank Weather Radio is a portable and rechargeable weather radio receiver and AM/FM radio.

What’s in the box

  • Midland ER310 Emergency Crank Weather Radio
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Quick start sheet and manual booklet

Hardware specifications

  • 2600 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • AM/FM receiver
  • NOAA/NWS Weather Channel Receiver
  • Ultrasonic Dog Alert Tone
  • hand crank power generator
  • 130 lumen LED flashlight
  • 20″ telescopic antenna
  • 1 pound, 0.3 ounces
  • 8″ width x 3.25″ height x 2.25″ depth
  • ⅛” headphone jack
  • USB-A power output socket
  • Micro USB charger input jack

Design and features

  • Jumpstart action charges the ER310 battery or devices like a phone or flashlight through the USB-A output socket [Cannot substantiate this external charging feature.]
  • The fully charged battery provides 32 hours of radio listening.
  • Bright LED flashlight with SOS mode
  • Tunes to AM/FM radio and all NOAA/NWS weather channels
  • Loud, distinctive alert tone indicates NOAA is sending a weather alert
  • Durable plastic construction
  • Easy-to-read illuminated LCD display
  • The radio can be powered by a built-in lithium-ion battery that can be recharged with AC power or jump start, solar panel, or the use of AA batteries.
  • The radio can silently monitor the NOAA channel for alerts or interrupt with alerts during AM/FM broadcasts.

Setup and Setup

After fully charging the battery of the Midland ER310 Emergency Hand Crank Weather Radio, setup is pretty straightforward. By a long press on the ‘WX ALERT’ button, the backlight of the display will light up and start flashing the LCD characters of the different functions that can be set. You can scroll through the items to be adjusted by pressing the WX ALERT button and use the up or down arrows of the “TUNE” buttons to adjust the time of day, 12 hour display or 24 hours, backlight timeout preference and weather channel number or frequency display. After a choice of setting, pressing the WX ALERT button confirms the choice and moves on to the next item, until you return to the time and the display no longer flashes.

Tests and observations

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / National Weather Service (NOAA/NWS) has great information on weather radio monitoring here: https://www.weather.gov/nwr/

Here is the old weather radio at my bedside, still operational with only 3 channels. Coincidentally, there is the name Midland.

SOUND QUALITY
The Midland ER310 is first and foremost an emergency weather alert radio. It plays AM/FM radio very well but it is not a music player. The radio has a single, forward-facing speaker. News or talk radio will sound better than music, but it will also stream music stations, through its speaker or the ⅛” mono earphone jack. The voice quality from the speaker is excellent.

WEATHER ALERT TONE
There is no test feature for the ER310 alert tone/siren that sounds when the US Weather Service/NOAA sends an alert. The alert tone is so inescapable that most people wouldn’t want this bedside radio unless you’re out and about. I would not have chosen the alert tone used by Midland for the ER310 but it will not go unnoticed. You can hear the alert sound below.

It would be nice if the radio would just activate the speaker when NOAA sends an alert so that the tone sent by NOAA would play through the speaker, followed by the announcement of the specifics of the warning. Or it would be a useful change if the radio gave another less startling tone, like a repeating beep.

During a recent tornado – warning – in my area (a “warning” being more serious than a “watch” because a tornado has been spotted or there is radar evidence of rotating wind), the tone of the ER310 really freaked out my grandkids. I turned off the ER310 in favor of quieter radios I already have in place. Their tones are more appropriate “inside the house”.

As you can see, the alert tone is preset to “loud”. It’s “disturb my dog” strong. But, it’s unavoidable, which is probably why it’s designed that way. This alert siren tone would be perfect at a picnic or while camping, hiking, etc. If the ER310 is being used at the bedside and an alert sounds, you better be single or ready to be.

POWERFUL
If the Midland ER310 Emergency Crank Weather Radio’s 2600mAh battery runs out, it will charge within 5 hours using the micro USB charging port on the handle side of the radio.

Cranking can provide power to a depleted battery and the longer and faster you crank, the more power the battery receives. The manual states that one minute of cranking produces 9 minutes of radio use time.

As for the crank charger’s ability to charge cell phones as described in the manual, I have not been able to substantiate this product claim. I tried to crank charge two different phones by connecting their charging cables to the USB-A output jack and cranking the ER310 as fast as I could. Neither phone showed its charging symbol, which would have indicated that the phone was charging.

The solar panel on top of the radio really charges the radio. I couldn’t reach a full three bar battery indicator after the radio spent hours in direct sunlight, but I get a solid two bar battery charge with sunlight alone. The radio runs for hours on both battery bars. If the radio is fully charged and then used in direct sunlight, the solar panel seems to keep the battery near full capacity.

Highly available AA batteries can power the Midland ER310 Emergency Crank Weather Radio, but it will take 6. I much prefer using the built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery. I haven’t used the radio with AA, but good to have the option given their easy availability.

There is a small switch labeled “LI/AA” under the rubber cover on the handle side of the radio. The switch should be towards ‘AA’ if AA batteries are powering the radio.

OPERATION
NOAA/NWS transmits on its full-time weather radio channels, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through its individual NOAA offices across the country. Stations may fail from time to time due to maintenance issues or technical issues.

You can browse all 7 NOAA weather radio channels and determine the clearest for your location. If you can receive a NOAA broadcast with the antenna down, it is definitely the one to register for “antenna up” operation.

If you set the ER310 radio to monitor your local NOAA weather channel, it will do so silently, full time until you turn the feature off. A single press of the ‘WX ALERT’ button activates monitoring of the NOAA channel.

The manual does not state that the ER310 is weatherproof. Although it is portable, it does not have a water resistance rating.

SUSTAINABILITY
Oh, gravity. I can confirm that the ER310 is durable. someone’s grandchildren may I knocked this radio off one or more window sills when I had it solar charged. Several times. There was no breakage or malfunction as a result of these 3-foot (note, plural) drops onto the hardwood floor. Plus, the expected youthful curiosity of button-poking, flashlight flashing, and more drops was harmless to the ER310. I can now call it kid-proof.

SURVEILLANCE
If ‘WX ALERT’ channel monitoring is enabled while listening to an AM or FM broadcast when NOAA transmits an alert, the AM/FM broadcast will stop and the weather alert tone will sound. Press any button to stop the siren and you will hear the weather channel you set. If you miss a weather alert, a flashing weather memory indicator (the red LED next to the ‘BAND’ button) will be present for an hour after the alert and you can press ‘BAND’ to hear the NOAA broadcast. Recent warning statements are usually included in the standard broadcast broadcast on NOAA channels.

FLASH LIGHT
The Midland ER310 Emergency Hand Crank Weather Radio LED Flashlight provides a narrow spot of 130 lumens of bright light. The light has dim, bright and SOS modes which are all activated by pressing the single square rubber button on the top of the radio.

DOG ALERT
No dogs were harmed during testing of this radio. A long press of the light button activates the ultrasonic “alert dog” tone. This feature lets rescue dogs “know you are there” if you are buried under rubble or hidden from view for any reason. Humans can’t hear the sound generated by this feature, but my dog ​​certainly can. This is not a fake feature. I’ve tried the dog alert tone on two dogs and (1) they don’t like it, and (2) it’s real. Come on, you’re teasing your cat with a laser, right? Seriously, I only did it a few times for a second at a time. The dogs immediately looked at me and stood up if they were lying down. This feature works.

AM/FM RADIO
The AM/FM function of the ER310 is limited to staying on one AM station and one FM station. You’ll need to tune the others with the up or down arrow buttons to listen to them. There are no preset stations as you might expect on some portable AM/FM radios.

What I like

  • Power the ER310 by AC charging, jump starting, solar or AA batteries. A nice variety of options.
  • Excellent reception
  • Very clear speaker sound
  • Solid and durable construction

What I would change

  • A test option for the alert sound would be very user friendly
  • The alert siren tone shall have an adjustable volume. It is preset to “strong”.
  • An option for “no alert tone” alerts would be very nice. Simply turn on the speaker during an alert.

Final Thoughts

The Midland ER310 Emergency Hand Crank Weather Radio is a well-designed weather monitoring AM/FM radio that you can consider adding to your emergency preparedness kit or leave it set up full time so that it can alert you when needed.

Price: $59.99 at Amazon, $69.99 at Midland
Or buy: Amazon Where Midland
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Midland.

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Clarksville News: Road Updates, Child Abuse Accusations, Student Hit by Car and Other Top Stories This Week https://937thewave.com/clarksville-news-road-updates-child-abuse-accusations-student-hit-by-car-and-other-top-stories-this-week/ Sat, 13 Aug 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://937thewave.com/clarksville-news-road-updates-child-abuse-accusations-student-hit-by-car-and-other-top-stories-this-week/ CLARKSVILLE, TN – Here’s a look at some of the best local reporting from Clarksville Now this week. When will this road be finished? Update on major road projects: Spring Creek Parkway, the Whitfield Road roundabout, the extension of Highway 374 – it’s all in the works. Here’s where they are, and with an idea […]]]>

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Here’s a look at some of the best local reporting from Clarksville Now this week.

When will this road be finished? Update on major road projects: Spring Creek Parkway, the Whitfield Road roundabout, the extension of Highway 374 – it’s all in the works. Here’s where they are, and with an idea on how to speed them up. READ MORE

Woman charged with aggravated child abuse in the death of her disabled son: The indictment related to child abuse/neglect/endangerment in the death of 13-year-old Kadaris Maddox, but police said additional charges may be pending. READ MORE

Enrollment is approaching 40,000 students at the start of the school year: The students have had their first half day of school, and we are getting closer to having 40,000 children locally. READ MORE

Student hit by car outside Clarksville High School: The student was hit by a car in the turning lane, school officials said. READ MORE

Opening of the new Kirkwood Middle School on Rossview Road: Here’s a first look at the new Kirkwood Middle School, which opened this week, with the high school coming next year. READ MORE

Couple sentenced to federal prison for child pornography offences: They pleaded guilty last year and the husband was discharged from the military for his involvement. READ MORE

The construction of the F&M Bank Arena is expected to be completed by the end of the year: Check out this video and photo tour of the site so far. READ MORE

Fan-favorite ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ teaches kids the power of cooking: Hell’s Kitchen season 13 fan favorite Sterling Wright spent a week in Clarksville teaching local youth how to “cook with love.” READ MORE

Meet employers from over 35 companies at the Mega Job Fair: Here’s the list of companies hiring at this week’s big event in Clarksville. READ MORE

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Sean McVay reveals he has a contract extension with LA Rams | Radio WGN 720 https://937thewave.com/sean-mcvay-reveals-he-has-a-contract-extension-with-la-rams-radio-wgn-720/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 22:53:06 +0000 https://937thewave.com/sean-mcvay-reveals-he-has-a-contract-extension-with-la-rams-radio-wgn-720/ IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Coach Sean McVay said he’s finalized his contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams. McVay and the Rams did not reveal terms of the long-awaited deal, but the youngest coach to ever win a Super Bowl reaffirmed his long-term commitment to Los Angeles after training at training camp on Tuesday. from […]]]>

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Coach Sean McVay said he’s finalized his contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams.

McVay and the Rams did not reveal terms of the long-awaited deal, but the youngest coach to ever win a Super Bowl reaffirmed his long-term commitment to Los Angeles after training at training camp on Tuesday. from UC Irvine.

“I feel good,” McVay said. “It was always kind of a very good dialogue that existed. These things, they take time, but I think it’s important.

McVay didn’t say when he finalized the deal, but it apparently happened before training camp. The 36-year-old coach is entering his sixth season in charge of the Rams, and he was the NFL’s youngest coach throughout his tenure.

McVay said two weeks ago the teams were still working on a new contract, but he also said the Rams intended to announce contract extensions for him and general manager Les Snead at the same time. On Friday, McVay said that was why he had hoped to wait to confirm his deal, until it was mentioned in a lengthy profile of the coach posted to ESPN.com on Tuesday.

“Les and I have always been a pair,” McVay said. “We wanted to announce this when we were both done. Mine is done. Les is doing it, but as far as wanting to show the partnership for us…that’s how I approached it. It’s something we take care of. »

McVay’s new contract is payback for an incredibly successful half-decade at the helm of the Rams, who have had five winning seasons, four playoff berths, three NFC West titles, two Super Bowl appearances and a championship over the course of its mandate.

McVay is 55-26 in the regular season and 7-3 in the playoffs with the Rams, who won nine of their last 10 games last season to claim their first title since returning to Los Angeles. The Rams beat Cincinnati 23-20 in the Super Bowl at their SoFi Stadium.

McVay often acknowledged the exhaustion he felt during and after NFL seasons, and he openly discussed the idea of ​​moving to the broadcast booth in the near future during the Rams’ Super Bowl run.

Although Amazon was apparently among the broadcasters interested in McVay, the coach quickly decided he wasn’t interested in changing his profession just yet — especially not with another Rams-laden team returning this fall. Los Angeles is committed to keeping its Super Bowl window open for the foreseeable future, and McVay is a key part of the plan.

Along with the new deal for McVay and the ongoing contract for Snead, the team re-signed seven-time All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald – making him the highest-paid non-quarterback in franchise history. the NFL – with quarterback Matthew Stafford and Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp both stuck until 2026.

The Rams also re-signed starting offensive linemen Joseph Noteboom and Brian Allen in the offseason and acquired free agent wide receiver Allen Robinson and linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Snead has been in charge of the Rams since February 2012, presiding over their final years in St. Louis before the hiring of McVay sparked a stunning half-decade. Snead’s partnership with McVay has only grown stronger in recent years, with Snead’s aggressive personnel moves fueling McVay’s innovative coaching style.

Since arriving in Los Angeles and immediately traded to draft Jared Goff at No. 1 overall in 2016, Snead has built a vaunted reputation as a bold executive. The Alabama native has repeatedly given up his top draft picks while swinging trades to acquire established stars from Jalen Ramsey and Stafford to Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr., making the Rams a top destination for veterans of the NFL who want to fight for titles.

Although they joined the Rams five years apart, McVay has repeatedly said that he and Snead are related.

“I think we’re all on the same page,” McVay said. “Only the natural semantics should take place. I know everyone anticipates and expects this to happen, but these are things that sometimes take time. But it’s important because of the partnership that Les and I share.

NOTES: McVay wasn’t happy with his offensive performance during team drills against the Rams defense on Tuesday. “Not good enough offensively,” he said. “Going back and watching the movie will be fine. We have a long, long way to go. We are nowhere near where we need to be. Nobody needs to press the panic button, but we need to start having a little more sense of urgency overall, especially on the attacking side of the ball. … LB Chris Garrett missed practice with a groin injury, and McVay isn’t sure how long he’ll be out. Fellow frontrunners Leonard Floyd, who has a lingering ankle injury, and Terrell Lewis also got rest days.

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