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ESPN 102.5 THE GAME… NEW MORNING TEAM, NOW LIVE AND LOCAL SPORTS TALK ALL DAY

“Braden and Fitz” featuring hosts Braden Gall and Jason Fitz, is the new local morning team on 102.5 The Game starting Tuesday, September 6, 2016. 102.5 The Game is now local sports talk from 6am to 6pm for the first time since it began five years ago.

Braden Gall is a Franklin High School and University of Tennessee graduate. He is a multi-media personality with an impressive resume that includes stints at WNML in Knoxville, Rivals Radio, Athlon Sports and SiriusXM.

“I bounced around my entire childhood, so to call Nashville home for the last twenty years has meant a lot to me. To be offered the chance to combine my passion for this city with the insatiable love I have for college football, the NFL and the chase for Lord Stanley’s Cup is a thrilling opportunity. To do it with Fitz, a friend who shares that exact same passion, is even more exciting.” Braden continues, “Nashville is an incredible place with incredible people and we’re honored to be a part of your mornings at ESPN 102.5 The Game.”

Jason Fitz, referred to simply as ‘Fitz’, is a Grammy nominated, international touring musician, most recently known as the fiddle player and musical director for The Band Perry. Fitz has performed in front of tens of millions of fans live and on television and has played on records totaling over 20 million units in sales. Fitz currently co-hosts ‘College Football Daily’ on ESPNU with Mike Golic, Jr. on Monday nights.

“I’m excited to be home, in the city where I’ve lived for 20 years, as part of a show that is going to bring energy, passion, fun and personal connection to the Nashville Sports and entertainment market, and even more pumped to do it with Braden Gall, someone I’ve been lucky enough to call a friend for years.” said Fitz, “It’s humbling to be a part of any ‘first’ and to be the part of ESPN 102.5 The Game’s first all local all day programming with our new morning show is something that means more than I can put into words. We’re going to create great content, great radio and great friendships with our listeners and this community. This is just the beginning of something special.”

Cromwell Market Manager, Jana Hampton shared, “Our goal is to deliver the best sports talk in the market.  Adding “Braden & Fitz” is a GAME changer. They are a phenomenal duo that will showcase the best of Nashville with educated sports talk and entertainment.” Hampton continued, “We now get to offer the best of both worlds with local sports on 102.5 The Game & syndicated ESPN programming on 94.9 Game 2, starting with “Mike & Mike” in the mornings and “The Paul Finebaum Show” in afternoon Drive.”

Both 102.5 The Game and 94.9 Game 2 are ESPN affiliates. As of 9/6/16, the lineup on 102.5 The Game is:  6am-10am, “Braden & Fitz”, with Braden Gall and Jason Fitz; 10am – 2pm, “3D”, with Darren McFarland, Derrick Mason and Willy Daunic; 2pm – 6pm, “Jared & the GM” with Jared Stillman and Former Titans General Manager, Floyd Reese.

WPRT-FM, ESPN 102.5 THE GAME is locally owned by Bayard “Bud” Walters and is sister station to: ESPN 94.9 GAME-2; 102.1 THE LIGHT; heritage rock station, 102.9 THE BUZZ; and newest addition, 93.3 CLASSIC HITS. Cromwell Group, Inc. operates 31 stations: 5 in Nashville, 8 in Kentucky and 18 in Illinois. All stations can be heard nationwide on the app, “igoradio”.