The program will switch from broadcast to podcast format this summer and fall. Hourlong podcasts will drop on Mondays and Wednesdays in afternoon drive time starting July 23, the week the defending NFC South champions report to training camp. Thursday shows will stream live at 5 p.m. from the NOLA Brewing Tap Room starting Aug. 9, date of the team’s pre-season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“We knew from the beginning the NOLA Brewing Tap Room would be a great spot for ‘Dunc & Holder’ and can’t wait to share a few rounds of beer with them and their fellow fans after each show,” said Dylan Lintern, President & COO of NOLA Brewing Co.
The new format will allow NOLA Media Group, which publishes NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune, to deliver “Dunc & Holder’s” trademark “Smart Sports Talk for Serious Fans” on demand. The first season of the show has aired weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon on AM-1280. The new season will continue to feature regular appearances by “Dunc & Holder” regulars Clyde Verdin, Jim Derry and the entire staff of award-winning NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune beat writers and columnists.
“We’re grateful for our yearlong partnership with iHeart Radio, which was instrumental in successfully launching ‘Dunc & Holder’ and establishing it as the best new sportstalk radio program in New Orleans,” said Mark Lorando, editor of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and vice-president of content for NOLA Media Group. “Podcasts are exploding in popularity, and we want to be where the audience is going. Our goal is to make ‘Dunc & Holder’ nothing less than the most entertaining, authoritative and fan-focused New Orleans sports podcast in the digital space.”
In addition to the Thursday night “Dunc & Holder Road Show,” NOLA Brewing plans special in-season promotions designed to establish the craft brewer’s Tchoupitoulas Street Tap Room as a Who Dat go-to for gameday watch parties.
Accompanying the premiere of the new podcast will be the launch of a weekly Saints newsletter containing Holder’s observations from Saints camp and games, written exclusively for subscribers. “Larry Holder’s First & 10” will premiere in late July.
The final AM radio edition of “Dunc & Holder” will air Friday (June 15) on Sports 1280.
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