OMW hears that a new program on the "Sports Byline" network will be originating from a local studio.
"The Joe Average Poker Show" will be heard on that network, and via its clearance on Sirius satellite radio channel 122, Monday nights at 9 PM ET. The host is long-time local high school sports color commentator Fred Maury, who's been doing the honors on WHLO/640 and now-WARF/1350 for several seasons. But locals who wish to hear the show will have to check in with Sports Byline affiliate WTIG/990 "ESPN 990" in Massillon, or fire up their Sirius units.
OMW is told that the new show is being done from the studios at Clear Channel's Akron/Canton HQ on Freedom Avenue in North Canton.
There have been other announced nationally syndicated programs that were scheduled to originate from the Akron/Canton area, but unfortunately, that has not yet happened. If it ever does, OMW will definitely be the first to report it. But, we're not optimistic...or not even sure that apparatus will be in Northeast Ohio for much longer...