FOX Sports Radio's Rob Parker Launches "The MLBbro Show Podcast - The Mixtape" with Host JR Gamble
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LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2023 – FOX Sports Radio’s Rob Parker, host of the nationally-syndicated weekday program “The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker” and founder/editor-in-chief of MLBbro.com, announced today the launch of “The MLBbro Show Podcast – The Mixtape.” Listen to the trailer now on the iHeartRadio app or anywhere podcasts are heard.
The new podcast is an extension of MLBbro.com, a website produced in partnership with Major League Baseball to chronicle the paths of Black and brown professional baseball players from the past and present. Hosted by MLBbro.com’s Vice President of Operations JR Gamble, who has covered Major League Baseball for more than two decades and makes regular appearances on “The Odd Couple,” the weekly podcast will spotlight Black and brown major leaguers with commentary, player interviews and analysis. Parker, along with MLBbro.com editors and writers David Grubb, Mark Gray, Christian Crittenden and Justin Petrille, will also contribute to the podcast.
Launching just in time for baseball season, “The MLBbro Show Podcast – The Mixtape” will debut March 31 as part of FOX Sports Radio’s network of podcasts, which also includes “Inside the (Rob) Parker Podcast,” a baseball themed podcast. Future episodes of “The MLBbro Show Podcast – The Mixtape” will be published on Fridays.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking project - this sound has never been heard before in connection with Major League Baseball,” said Parker, who has been a Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) member since 1990. “It’s baseball coverage with hot sauce, loud and proud and in living color. Get on board from day one!”
“Black baseball has a culture, a feel and a presentation that captures its entire history, the struggles and the triumphs,” shared Gamble. “This mixtape is the soundtrack to the experiences of MLB's 7.2 percent Black and brown players – a reminder of how prominently they figure in baseball's story and also how impactful these players are in shaping the game today. ‘The MLBbro Show Podcast – The Mixtape’ is a weekly voyage through Black baseball packaged in a cultural, informative, easily digestible, symphonic half hour baseball journey.”
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About Rob Parker
Rob Parker’s career started with a bang. At 22, he was a full-time sportswriter at the Daily News in New York. Along the way, Parker was a trailblazer, becoming the first African American sports columnist at the Detroit Free Press (1993) and at Newsday in New York (1995). In 1993, Parker was the first African American beat writer to cover the Cincinnati Reds for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He was also an award-winning sports columnist at The Detroit News for nine years. In Detroit, Parker had long-running radio show, “Sports Night with Parker and The Man.” On TV, he worked for WDIV Local 4 for 20 years as an analyst and fill-in anchor. At WXYZ TV, he was the 10pm sports anchor in 2016. Parker, a New York native, graduated with a degree in journalism from Southern Connecticut State University and went on to receive a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. In 2018, he was named National Association of Black Journalists Sports Journalist of the Year. Parker joined FOX Sports Radio in March 2018 to host The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard on Sundays, and in just six months, the show was promoted to a weekday timeslot. Today, “The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker” broadcasts weekdays from 7-10 p.m. ET on more than 350 stations nationwide, in addition to iHeartRadio, and features dynamic discussion as the two polar opposites take listeners through the biggest hits in sports. Parker also hosts “Inside the (Rob) Parker Podcast,” a baseball themed podcast on the FOX Sports Radio Podcast Network, and is an adjunct professor at USC. Fans can follow @RobParkerFS1 on Twitter and Instagram.
About FOX Sports Radio
The FOX Sports Radio Network, based in Los Angeles, Calif., is a division of Premiere Sports Network in partnership with FOX Sports. All entities have combined their considerable resources to develop a turnkey, personality driven sports programming network for radio stations nationwide. The FOX Sports Radio Network reaches millions monthly listeners on more than 600 radio stations, and can also be heard on iHeartRadio and FOXSportsRadio.com. Fans can also follow the network on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.
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