Sports Overnight America
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Sports Overnight America with Gerrie Burke is a live, national sports radio show airing Monday through Friday from 10pm-3am PST (1am-6am EST)on Sirius XM Radio The Sports Zone channel 92. The show is part of the Sports Byline USA network in San Francisco, California, and is hosted by Gerrie Burke. Sports Overnight America Weekend, is hosted by,"The Intern" Jonny Maurino and Matt Kolsky.
Sports Overnight America with Gerrie Burke
Native of Scranton Pennsylvania, Burke is a former baseball player at Temple University and has been working in sports radio for over a dozen years in the Bay Area of California.
Friends of the show
Aside from the hosts, there is a cavalcade of regulars who appear on the program, including Spike from Pennsylvania, NY Mets fan Don in NY, Mike in St. Louis, "Moonshine Mike," and prognosticator extraordinaire, Big Bobfrom Cleveland. Steven Thompson, a former football player at the University of San Diego, with the Political Corner; Noah Schroder, who produces Townsend's local show in Sacramento, appears periodically, and adds a humorous twist to the program. Former Major League Baseball players, Jay Johnstone, and Fred Lynn have appeared on the show on a fairly regular basis to discuss the latest in MLB, as has former Columbo Family Mob Boss Michael Franzese, Adult film star Jenny Hendrix, Rob Neyer from ESPN.com, and Christine Brennan from the USA Today are also contributors. One of his regular callers is Emperor Nobody, from Oakland, CA. The Emperor brings a funny take on music and life issues not just sports, and much to the chagrin of Townsend, tends to agree with, and have much in common with producer, Gerrie Burke, when the topic of music is brought up. The Emperor is a huge proponent of Oakland Sports and in particular the Oakland A's. During the baseball season the Emperor brings first hand accounts of the goings ons from the Oakland Coliseum.
One of the funnier "Friends of the Show" is Michelle from Houston, Texas. Michelle, who is a rather sexy sounding Texan, with an accompanied drawl, adds a flirtatious aspect to the show that adds some funny highlights to the show.
A high school classmate of Burkes, Margie, from East Biloxi, Mississippi, is a regular caller and texter to the show. She claims the only reason she listens is to hear Burke, but Townsend's assertion is that, "She has the case of the Towny's."
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