BEREA, Ohio – The Cleveland Browns, Good Karma Brands’ ESPN 850 WKNR, CBS RADIO’s 92.3 The Fan and 98.5 WNCX announced on Wednesday their 2014 season programming on the PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network that features more than 23 scheduled hours of Browns coverage each week, including more than nine hours on gamedays.

Leading the unique local triplecasts on Good Karma Brands’ ESPN 850 WKNR, CBS RADIO’s 92.3 The Fan and WNCX (98.5 FM) are long-time voice of the Browns Jim Donovan (play-by-play) and analyst Doug Dieken, who played in 203 games and earned Pro Bowl honors in 1981 during his 14-year career as a Browns offensive lineman (1971-84). Browns senior broadcaster Nathan Zegura, co-host of Cleveland Browns Daily on ESPN 850 WKNR, will provide fans timely updates from the team’s sideline. Jeff Phelps will handle play-by-play duties during the preseason.

Browns gameday begins with four hours of pregame programming, highlighted by insights from Browns senior editor Vic Carucci, staff writer Kevin Jones and Zegura. Following game action, Dustin Fox and Phelps will recap and analyze the contest for listeners throughout Ohio and the region.

Details are listed below on the eight regularly scheduled Browns programs, including information on The Mike Pettine Show, presented by Allstate, that will air simultaneously on ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan and the PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network, as well as The Cleveland Browns Preview Show, driven by Liberty Ford.

The seven weekly shows, plus Browns game broadcasts, contribute to the more than 1,000 combined hours of Browns content expected annually on the club’s all-sports radio partner stations and the PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network.

The Browns in March 2013 announced a long-term partnership with local all-sports stations 92.3 The Fan and ESPN 850 WKNR. Both are now incorporated in the PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network.

In 2014, the partnership increases community outreach and further connects these stations and the Browns to the community through joint philanthropic endeavors, including the first-ever radiothon. On Sept. 9-10, the Cleveland Browns Foundation radiothon will feature 28 consecutive hours of Browns programming on ESPN 850 WKNR, highlighted by interviews with coaches, players and team personnel and an auction for special Browns experiences and items. All proceeds will support the Cleveland Browns Foundation, which is dedicated to a solution-based, holistic approach to ensure Northeast Ohio youth receive the development and tools they need as a foundation for independence and success.

The PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network encompasses 27 affiliates plus three flagship stations (ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan and 98.5 WNCX). It carries Browns elements and content throughout the year, providing the team’s fans with unprecedented access and exposure to the club throughout the year.

GAME DAY PROGRAMMING:
Cleveland Browns Game Day (two-hour show beginning four hours before kickoff)
ESPN 850 WKNR and the PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network
Hosts: Ken Carman and Jerod Cherry

Carman and Cherry get gameday started, featuring analysis and live reports from members of the Browns broadcast team. Cleveland Browns senior editor of content and production Vic Carucci, Jim Donovan and ESPN Cleveland Browns analyst Tony Grossi will also be incorporated in regular live segments. The program will be broadcast from BrownsTown at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, prior to all home games.

The Northeast Ohio Ford Dealers Cleveland Browns Kickoff Show (two-hour show beginning two hours before kickoff)
ESPN 850 WKNR and the PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network
Hosts: Ken Carman, Dustin Fox and Tony Rizzo

Carman, Fox and Rizzo host a two-hour pregame show, featuring respected Cleveland football voices, including regular segments with Browns senior editor Vic Carucci, staff writer Kevin Jones and senior broadcaster Nathan Zegura. The program will be broadcast from BrownsTown at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, prior to all home games.

Cleveland Browns Football (game broadcast)
ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 WNCX and the PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network
Preseason talent: Jeff Phelps (play-by-play), Doug Dieken (analyst) and Nathan Zegura (sideline reporter)
Regular season talent: Jim Donovan (play-by-play), Doug Dieken (analyst) and Nathan Zegura (sideline reporter)

The Cleveland Browns Postgame Show (two-hour show following the game’s conclusion)
92.3 The Fan and the PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network
Hosts: Dustin Fox and Jeff Phelps

Fox and Phelps take fans through all the postgame reaction, including live comments from Head Coach Mike Pettine and other members of the team. Fans will also have their voices heard through phone calls and social media. The program will be broadcast from BrownsTown at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, after all home games.

WEEKLY PROGRAMMING:

Cleveland Browns Daily, driven by Liberty Ford (Monday-Friday, 1-3 p.m.)
ESPN 850 WKNR
Hosts: Vic Carucci and Nathan Zegura

Carucci and Zegura host this daily two-hour program from the Cleveland Browns training facility, regularly providing an inside look, detailed analysis and expansive access to the team and Browns personnel.

The Cleveland Browns Preview Show, driven by Liberty Ford (Wednesdays throughout the season, 7-8 p.m.*)
ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan and the PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network
Hosts: Ken Carman and Vic Carucci

Carman and Carucci host this hour-long weekly preview program, which features a Browns player each week, as well as insights and analysis from other members of the Browns broadcast team.

* The Cleveland Browns Preview Show will air on Mondays leading into the fourth preseason game (Aug. 25) and prior to Week 10 (Nov. 3), Week 13 (Nov. 24) and Week 17 (Dec. 22).

The Mike Pettine Show, presented by Allstate (Thursdays throughout the season, 7-8 p.m.*)
ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan and the PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network
Hosts: Ken Carman and Nathan Zegura

Carman and Zegura host the hour-long weekly coach’s show, which includes exclusive interviews with Head Coach Mike Pettine.

* The Mike Pettine Show will air on Tuesdays leading into the fourth preseason game (Aug. 26) and prior to Week 10 (Nov. 4), Week 13 (Nov. 25) and Week 17 (Dec. 23).

Cleveland Browns Weekend (Saturdays 6-8 a.m.)
92.3 The Fan and the PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network
Hosts: Vic Carucci and Nathan Zegura

Browns Weekend wraps up the best of Cleveland Browns Daily, driven by Liberty Ford, in this two-hour weekend format.

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