Tuesday, March 29, 2011

FDH Lounge #141: March 29, 2011

By Rick Morris

This week, we bring you “Bureau Night” on THE FDH LOUNGE (Tuesdays, 7-10 PM EST on SportsTalkNetwork.com). The FDH New York Bureau, to be specific.

Ever since The FDH New York Bureau Steve Cirvello came in as an official part of The FDH Lounge back in 2008-09, he’s been the key individual in our guest-booking operation. And with March 29 serving as his birthday, we told The Bureau to load it up with many of his favorites over the first 140 episodes and he has done just that.

After The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and This Week in The FDH Lounge, we bring in one of the Dignitaries Steve has recruited for our ensemble: Steve Kallas, who is the anchor of the STN daytime lineup with The Steve Kallas Show, heard Monday-Friday at Noon EDT on the Network. With his background at the intersection of sports, ethics and the law, we’ll get his analysis on some of the biggest headlines of the moment: the Barry Bonds trial, the LT “I don’t card them” fiasco and ramifications of the NFL lockout.

At the top of Hour Two, we go to another of our favorites, sportscaster Joe Staszak, who has been on top of many of the big sports stories of the moment, such as March Madness, the puzzling health status of Chase Utley and the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs. We’ll break down these matters and more. We follow this with another of the Bureau’s all-time booking coups as “the search is over” for a huge return to The Lounge! Jimi Jamison, best known as the longtime lead vocalist for Survivor, will be discussing his past, present and future music projects with us just as he first did on Episode #61 back on June 10, 2009. His experience with different bands is vast and he’s even somebody with some up-close knowledge about the classic Memphis wrestling territory! We’ll cover a tremendous amount of ground with him.

In Hour Three, FDH college hoops analyst Nate Noy – who is poised to do very well in his bracket pools with his “alternate bracket” with Kentucky on top – comes in to review the most chaotic March Madness in years and preview this weekend’s Final Four setup. Then, we bring back from Episode #108 last June 30 a man who has climbed through the journalism ranks to become the CEO of a thriving Internet television network. Jim Louderback heads up Revision3, which is one of the entities most responsible for the growing convergence of the Web and traditional television. Then, THE FANTASY DRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER gets you ready for your forthcoming auctions and drafts with more last-minute advice. Be sure to utilize our huge guide FANTASY BASEBALL DRAFTOLOGY 2011!

As always, we urge you to watch the show live (or listen if you’re on dial-up), but if you can’t catch this as it’s happening, you can always catch the FDH archives 24-7 right here or catch us on iTunes. Also, you can sample THE FDH LOUNGE VAULT, a compilation of our best interviews and roundtables, now every weeknight from 6-7 PM, also on SportsTalkNetwork.com.

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