After more than eight years, Stan “The Fan” Charles is returning to the daily airwaves in Baltimore on Fox Sports Radio’s 1370 AM.
The founder of PressBox, a multi-platform sports media company known for its Web site and monthly print publication, will host a one-hour show called PressBox Sports Radio on weekdays starting at 12 p.m. The show will start Monday and will cover local sports (from high school to pro), will address sports business developments and will feature PressBox writers.
Charles was last on the daily airwaves with CBS Radio (1300 AM) doing a 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. show until the station released him in November 2001.
In an e-mail to me, Charles noted this will be the first time he’s on during the day.
“I was almost exclusively a night-time sports talker from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. … some 7 p.m.-10.p.m.,” he said. “The one exception was 1987, when in WFBR, I was on 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Drive-Time Sports.”
The partnership with Fox Sports Radio (WVIE) is the latest in PressBox’s efforts to deliver its product in a multitude of media channels. The company, which has weekly television and radio shows, also recently began producing the nightly sports casts for WMAR’s 11 p.m. news.
Other than strengthening its brand, the idea is that the more platforms PressBox is available in, the more ways its advertisers can spend money.
PressBox celebrates its 4th anniversary in April.
Fox 1370 is also boosting its radio lineup with more local talent and adding former Baltimore Oriole Chris Hoiles in the afternoon. Hoiles will co-host a 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. weekday slot with Adam Gladstone, the former director of minor league operations for Ripken Baseball.
Hoiles and Charles are filling up the three-hour block the station used for nationally-syndicated radio sports personality Jim Rome.