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Ron Barr speaks to Dean Miller during the first hour of Sports Byline USA. Miller is co-author with Jake Black of a book recapping the past 20 years of WWE Smackdown, which was released to bookstores in May, entitled ‘WWE SmackDown: 20 Years and Counting’. Purchase ‘WWE Smackdown: 20 Years and Counting’ on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2L3UZpl
Ron also speaks to former basketball player Casey Jacobsen, who played for a few NBA teams, but made his name in European basketball, specifically in Germany. Jacobsen is now an occasional broadcaster for the Phoenix Suns, the team who drafted him in 2002, as well as a collegiate basketball analyst for Fox Sports and the PAC 12 Network.
NASCAR legend and broadcaster Jeff Gordon kicks off the second hour, talking about his career and his 2016 book ‘Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny’, co-written with Joe Garner. Purchase ‘Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny’ on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2YaMjkw
Former MLB player and Washington Nationals manager (and manager of several other teams such as the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs) Dusty Baker joins Ron in the second half of hour two.
Writer and author Buzz Bissinger (‘Friday Night Lights’) and life coach Jim Fannin joins Ron during hour three. Buy the 25th anniversary version of ‘Friday Night Lights’ on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2N2WaIe. Jim Fannin can be found online at https://jimfannin.com.
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Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, wrestling editor and contributing writer for Ambush Sports, a contributing writer for My Sports Vote and Midwest Sports Network, and a former contributor to Bleacher Report and Overtime Heroics. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dog Buster.
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