Updated 1:55pm with a correction -- SYRACUSE -- Several years apart from each other, Adam Schein and Joel Godett both attended Syracuse University and both worked at the Clear Channel radio cluster in Syracuse. Today, both are in the news for landing prominent new jobs in sports broadcasting.
Former WSYR/WHEN sports anchor Joel Godett "is replacing a legend" at Ball State, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard. Mike Waters reports Godett has been named the new radio voice of football and men's basketball for Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
He's replacing Morry Mannies, who recently retired following a 56-year run as the voice of the Ball State Cardinals. In addition to his play-by-play duties on the radio, Godett will host two television shows: Cardinal Endzone during football season, and The Billy Taylor Show during basketball season, named for the team's head coach.
According to the Muncie News-Sentinel, Godett has logged quite a few miles since leaving Syracuse, working for the University of South Florida, minor league baseball's Bradenton (Florida) Maurauders, Fairleigh Dickinson University and most-recently, with minor league baseball's Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
Godett told the News-Sentinel, "it is never easy following in the footsteps of somebody who has been doing this for 56 years, but I look forward to the opportunity."
Ball State is a Division I school in the Mid-American Conference. Godett graduated from Syracuse Univerity in 2009.
Thanks to a CNYRadio.com reader who passed along word from this morning's "Cynopsis Sports" newsletter, which mentions Adam Schein has been named to host NFL Monday QB for the CBS Sports Network.
The newsletter says Schein will be joined by "former quarterbacks Phil Simms, Rich Gannon and Steve Beuerlein, who will break-down the week's games from a quarterback perspective and discuss how quarterback play impacted the games." The one-hour show will debut on Monday, September 10 at 5:00pm. After that first week, the show moves to 6:30pm every Monday through Februay 4, the day after Super Bowl XLVII.
The newsletter announcing Schein's hosting role did not specify whether this will impact Schein's duties for SiriusXM Satellite Radio's "NFL Radio" channel, where he's been working since 2004. Since 2006, he has also been working with the SNY cable TV network, co-hosting the nightly Loud Mouths show, among other duties.
Schein graduated from Syracuse University in 1999 and hosted Primetime Adam Schein on what used to be SportsRadio 620 WHEN until 2002, when he left Syracuse for hosting jobs on New York City's WFAN, and nationwide on Fox Sports Radio.
Correction: Thanks to Brent Axe from The Score 1260 (WSKO) for pointing out Schein's new show is on television, not on the CBS Sports Radio Network, as we initially reported. Although CBS Sports Radio will launch with hourly sports updates on September 4 (Axe says WSKO will be carrying them from the start), the network will not be offering any longform programming until January.
Time Warner Cable customers who subscribe to the "Sports Pass" package can find CBS Sports on digital cable channels 242 (standard definition) and 815 (high definition). Verizon FiOS customers can find it on channel 94. Dish Network has it on channel 158, and it's 613 on DirecTV.