SportsJam with Doug Doyle

  • THE ELLISON SISTERS AND MOM CHERYL ELLISON

    The Ellison Sisters and mom Cheryl Ellison

    August 27, 2014

    The Ellison Sisters are a professional tennis doubles team from California. They'll soon have their own fashion segment on the Tennis Channel. Roxanne and Sierra join their mother, former Penn State basketball star Cheryl Ellison on this edition of SportsJam.

SportsJam with Doug Doyle

SportsJam with Doug Doyle, which began as a podcast and on-demand feature in 2008, is now an important part of WBGO's regular programming lineup on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm. Hosted by WBGO's News and Sports Director Doug Doyle, SportsJam has recently received national and state awards from PRNDI, NYABJ and the Associated Press for its revealing interviews. Many of Doug's guests talk about the synergy between sports and jazz. SportsJam with Doug Doyle can also be found as a free podcast on iTunes.

"The show keeps gaining more attention and it's exciting," says Doyle. "SportsJam aims at drawing in people from all walks of life to WBGO."

Doug has been covering local sports in New Jersey for more than 30 years. The Pennsylvania State University grad, was a starter on Franklin Regional's high school baseball and basketball teams in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. His daughter Casey is a second-degree black belt in karate and attends Montclair State University.

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  • NFL HALL OF FAMER CHRIS DOLEMAN

    NFL Hall of Famer Chris Doleman

    August 20, 2014

    Chris Doleman was inducted into Pro Football's Hall of Fame in 2012. The former Vikings, Falcons and 49ers star joins host Doug Doyle to talk about fantasy football, his amazing ability to sack the quarterback and jazz.

  • JACKALS ALL-STAR PITCHER MICHAEL ANTONINI

    Jackals All-Star Pitcher Michael Antonini

    August 13, 2014

    Michael Antonini is an all-star lefthanded pitcher for the New Jersey Jackals. He was drafted by the Phillies in 2006 and the Mets in 2007. He suited up for the LA Dodgers in 2012, but never pitched in a MLB Game. Antonini talks about his quest to return to the Majors in this edition of SportsJam with host Doug Doyle.

  • SPORTS AND MEDIA EXECUTIVE LEN ASPER

    Sports and Media Executive Len Asper

    August 6, 2014

    Len Asper is the President and CEO of Anthem Media Group, the parent company of FNTSY Sports Network and The Fight network. Len and his late father built a media empire in Canada. Host Doug Doyle talks sports and jazz with Len.

  • FORMER TENNIS STAR MARISSA IRVIN GOULD

    Former Tennis Star Marissa Irvin Gould

    July 30, 2014

    Former professional tennis player Marissa Irvin Gould is the author of a new children's book. Marissa talks about "A Magical Racquet Ride" with host Doug Doyle.

  • FORMER LAKERS AND KNICKS PR DIRECTOR JOSH ROSENFELD

    Former Lakers and Knicks PR Director Josh Rosenfeld

    July 23, 2014

    Former Lakers and Knicks PR Director Josh Rosenfeld is on next edition of SportsJam. Rosenfeld talks about working for the Lakers in the 1980s when Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won three NBA championships. Rosenfeld now works for WBGO and says his two passions are sports and music. A special guest makes a surprise appearance in the show.

  • JACKALS OUTFIELDER JORGE CORTES

    Jackals Outfielder Jorge Cortes

    July 9, 2014

    New Jersey Jackals right fielder Jorge Cortes is our next guest on SportsJam. Cortes has played 15 years in minor league baseball, spending time in the Pirates, Cubs and Astros organizations.

  • STANLEY CUP HERO JIM DOWD

    Stanley Cup Hero Jim Dowd

    July 2, 2014

    Jim Dowd is a New Jersey legendary hockey player who starred at Brick High School and then went on to spend 17 seasons in the NHL, most notably with the Devils, helping New Jersey win the Stanley Cup in the 1995 Final against Detroit.

  • FRANCIS "SPIKE" DOYLE

    Francis "Spike" Doyle

    June 25, 2014

    On a belated Father's Day edition of SportsJam, Doug interviews his dad about his father's athletic career and love of sports.

  • ACTOR JIM CAVIEZEL

    Actor Jim Caviezel

    June 18, 2014

    Actor Jim Caviezel is best known for playing Jesus in "The Passion Of The Christ" and the CBS crime drama "Person of Interest,"but he plays legendary high school football coach Bob Ladouceur in his upcoming movie "When The Game Stands Tall." Caviezel will be my guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle June 18th on WBGO Jazz 88.3 and www.wbgo.org.

  • SPORTS MANAGEMENT GURU SETH ABRAHAM

    Sports Management Guru Seth Abraham

    June 11, 2014

    Former HBO Boxing and Madison Square Garden executive Seth Abraham is the co-executive producer of a new EPIX show "Personal with Bill Rhoden." The first episode features former NBA all-star Grant Hill and his famous football father Calvin Hill. Abraham was also close friends with the late tennis legend Arthur Ashe.

  • JACKALS PITCHING COACH/FORMER PIRATES CATCHER ED OTT

    Jackals Pitching Coach/Former Pirates catcher Ed Ott

    June 4, 2014

    This week's guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle is New Jersey Jackals pitching coach Ed Ott. Ott was also the catcher on the 1979 World Series Champion Pittsburgh Pirates. Ott has plenty of stories to tell about that special "We Are Family" team in Pittsburgh 35 years ago, led by the late Willie Stargell.

  • NEW JERSEY JACKALS PITCHER ISAAC PAVLIK AND MANAGER JOE CALFAPIETRA

    New Jersey Jackals Pitcher Isaac Pavlik and Manager Joe Calfapietra

    May 28, 2014

    The next SportsJam with Doug Doyle features New Jersey Jackals manager Joe Calfapietra and veteran pitcher Isaac Pavlik. Calfapietra enters his 12th season as skipper and Pavlik leads the franchise in career wins.

  • FORMER SETON HALL/JAZZ CENTER LUTHER WRIGHT

    Former Seton Hall/Jazz center Luther Wright

    May 21, 2014

    Former Elizabeth High School, Seton Hall University and Utah Jazz basketball player Luther Wright is my next guest on SportsJam. Wright talks about his rise to the top and his descent from glory. He talks candidly about how he has turned his life around after being homeless and a drug addict.

  • JAZZ GUITARIST VIC JURIS

    Jazz Guitarist Vic Juris

    May 14, 2014

    Jazz Guitarist and educator Vic Juris is the next guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle. Juris talks about his love of boxing and music.

  • STARS OF THE PENN RELAYS

    Stars of the Penn Relays

    May 7, 2014

    The focus on this week's show is on the Penn Relays with runners from the present and past. Doug's guests include Jamaican star sprinter Javon Francis, Rutgers-Newark track star Akin Shoyoye and the man who broke the National Indoor Mile Record in 1972 when he was at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, Vince Cartier.

  • 1948 OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALIST HERB DOUGLAS

    1948 Olympic Bronze Medalist Herb Douglas

    April 30, 2014

    Herb Douglas of Pittsburgh is the oldest living African American Olympic medalist. Douglas won the Bronze Medal in the Long Jump in the 1948 London Games. Douglas, a great friend of the great jazz pianist Errol Garner, joins host Doug Doyle to talk about his career and a new documentary he co-produced.

  • ZVEE GEFFEN, MLS BRAND MANAGER FOR TOPPS

    Zvee Geffen, MLS Brand Manager for Topps

    April 23, 2014

    With the World Cup coming up fast, Topps, MLS and Bloomberg Sports have come together to put out a new MLS Trading Card Set to get you ready. Zvee Geffen, Topps MLS Brand Manager, chats with host Doug Doyle about the set and the company. Geffen is a former soccer player and an avid card collector.

  • THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI/DEDICATION AT HINCHLIFFE STADIUM

    The Trials of Muhammad Ali/Dedication at Hinchliffe Stadium

    April 16, 2014

    Bill Siegel's newest documentary debuts this coming week on PBS, "The Trials of Muhammad Ali." Siegel has more than 20 years of experience in documentary filmmaking and education. He co-directed the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Weather Underground. Siegel talks with host Doug Doyle about the Ali documentary. Doug also takes us to the National Historic Landmark designation ceremony at Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson.

  • BEST-SELLING AUTHOR KOSTYA KENNEDY

    Best-Selling Author Kostya Kennedy

    April 9, 2014

    New York Times Best-Selling Author Kostya Kennedy, Assistant Managing Editor at Sports Illustrated is out with a new book "Pete Rose: An American Dilemma." Kennedy talks to host Doug Doyle about his new book and about playing Stanley Clarke tunes on his bass guitar.

  • JAZZ PIANIST MONTY ALEXANDER

    Jazz Pianist Monty Alexander

    April 2, 2014

    Monty Alexander is considered one of the top pianists in the world. He's also a huge boxing fan. Monty Alexander is the next guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle where he talks about his dad bringing him to boxing matches in Jamaica, where he first saw Sugar Ray Robinson.

  • PARALYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST EVAN STRONG

    Paralympic Gold Medalist Evan Strong

    March 26, 2014

    Evan Strong won a gold medal in the Sochi Paralympics earlier this month by helping USA sweep the podium in the para snowboard cross event. Hear his inspiring story as he talks with host Doug Doyle about his career and the accident that resulted in part of his left leg being amputated when he was 17.

  • UNIVERSITY HIGH SPRINTER MADELEN SOTO AND COACH LAWREN MONROE

    University High Sprinter Madelen Soto and Coach Lawren Monroe

    March 19, 2014

    University High School senior Madelen Soto headed to Rutgers in the fall. Soto is the Essex County 55-meter and 200 meter dash champion. Madelen recently became the first University athlete to ever compete in a national meet. She medaled in both the 60 meter and 200 meter dash at the New Balance Nationals at the New York Armory track. Soto and her coach Lawren Monroe are Doug Doyle's guests.

  • WEEQUAHIC FOOTBALL STAR SIDNEY GOPRE AND COACH BRIAN LOGAN

    Weequahic Football Star Sidney Gopre and Coach Brian Logan

    March 12, 2014

    Weequahic High School linebacker and running back Sidney Gopre is headed to Rutgers to play football in the fall. Gopre and his high school coach Brian Logan join host Doug Doyle to talk about Sidney's inspirational rise to the top.

  • LEGENDARY SPORTS ANNOUNCER BOB WOLFF

    Legendary Sports Announcer Bob Wolff

    March 5, 2014

    93-year old Bob Wolff has been behind the mic for some of the most memorable sporting events of all-time. He has also interviewed legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Vince Lombardi and many others. He shares his stories with host Doug Doyle.

  • BRONX BOMBERS STAR PETER SCOLARI

    Bronx Bombers star Peter Scolari

    February 26, 2014

    Actor Peter Scolari stars as Yogi Berra in Broadway's "Bronx Bombers." Peter chats with host Doug Doyle about the play, his love of the Yankees as well as a unique connection his father had with another Yankee legend.

  • CENTRAL SPRINTER JAMIQUE MITCHELL AND COACH BRUCE BERRY

    Central Sprinter Jamique Mitchell and coach Bruce Berry

    February 19, 2014

    Jamique "Lil Bolt" Mitchell recently won the Essex County Championship's 55 and 200 meters. The Central High School sprinter is expecting to dominate the upcoming season and his coach Bruce Berry thinks his superstar runner can do it. Mitchell and Berry join host Doug Doyle to talk about what it takes to win on the track.

  • FOUR-TIME OLYMPIAN JOETTA CLARK DIGGS

    Four-time Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs

    February 12, 2014

    Four-time Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs is one of the newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. She is out with a new motivational book. She joins host Doug Doyle to talk about her amazing career on the track, her famous father and family as well as her foundation.

  • EAGLES "INVINCIBLE" RECEIVER VINCE PAPALE

    Eagles "Invincible" Receiver Vince Papale

    February 5, 2014

    Legendary Eagles receiver and special team star Vince Papale joins host Doug Doyle to talk about his career and family. Papale's amazing story inspired the movie "Invincible" starring Mark Wahlberg.

  • STEELERS 4X SUPER BOWL CHAMPION ROCKY BLEIER

    Steelers 4x Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier

    January 31, 2014

    Rocky Bleier won four Super Bowl championships with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970's, but he's also known for his courage and perseverance after being wounded in Vietnam. Bleier talks to host Doug Doyle about military service, the Steelers, Notre Dame and Super Bowl 48.

  • SUPER BOWL WINNERS DAVE ROBINSON AND JIM BURT

    Super Bowl Winners Dave Robinson and Jim Burt

    January 29, 2014

    On the next SportsJam with Doug Doyle, Doug talks to two players who have each won two Superbowls: Hall of Famer Dave Robinson of the Green Bay Packers and Gatorade dunk pioneer Jim Burt of the Giants and 49ers.

  • VIBRAPHONIST AND PRODUCER MARK SHERMAN

    Vibraphonist and Producer Mark Sherman

    January 22, 2014

    Mark Sherman, a Juliard professor and professional vibraphonist and percussionist and producer, has also spent much of his life as a baseball instructor and coach in the Bronx. Sherman talks about his passion for music and baseball with host Doug Doyle.

  • ARTS HIGH VOLLEYBALL STAR CRISTINA ROSARIO AND ASSISTANT COACH FRANK ADRAGNA

    Arts High Volleyball Star Cristina Rosario and Assistant Coach Frank Adragna

    January 15, 2014

    Cristina Rosario is not only the number one student in her class but has also led Arts High in Newark to a volleyball and softball championship. Rosario and Assistant Coach Frank Adragna join host Doug Doyle to talk about the city championship in volleyball this season.

  • SHABAZZ COACH VANESSA WATSON AND FORWARD ZAIRE O'NEIL

    Shabazz Coach Vanessa Watson and Forward Zaire O'Neil

    January 8, 2014

    Legendary Shabazz High School Girls Basketball Coach Vanessa Watson and star forward Zaire O'Neil join host Doug Doyle to talk about the new basketball season.

  • JAZZ MUSICIANS AND EDUCATORS RALPH AND DAVE LALAMA

    Jazz Musicians and Educators Ralph and Dave Lalama

    January 1, 2014

    Jazz musicians, educators and sports fans Ralph and Dave Lalama share some hilarious stories about their athletic days. They also chat with host Doug Doyle about their latest project together as the Lalama Brothers, Erie Avenue.

  • KNICKS LEGEND AND HALL OF FAMER EARL MONROE

    Knicks Legend and Hall of Famer Earl Monroe

    December 25, 2013

    Hall of Famer and Knicks legend Earl "the Pearl" Monroe talks about his new book and his early days in South Philly on this SportsJam with Doug Doyle.

  • PAUL CACCAMO OF UP2US

    Paul Caccamo of Up2Us

    December 18, 2013

    Paul Caccamo is the founder and executive director of Up2Us, a leader in the sports-based youth development movement.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL GREAT RICHARD GLOVER

    College Football Great Richard Glover

    December 11, 2013

    Richard Glover became one of the greatest college football players of all-time at Nebraska. Born in Bayonne and raised in Jersey City, the 1972 Outland and Lombardi Trophy winner was third in the Heisman voting and he was defensive player! Glover, drafted by the Giants, is also an every day listener of WBGO.

  • TRUMPETER MARK MORGANELLI

    Trumpeter Mark Morganelli

    December 4, 2013

    Most people know Mark Morganelli is a jazz trumpeter and executive director of Jazz Forum Arts. But you might not know he was a track star in high school and college in New York and still runs marathons! Morganelli joins host Doug Doyle at MSG to talk about his favorite sports memories there.

  • SPORTS ARTIST PAUL LEMPA

    Sports Artist Paul Lempa

    November 27, 2013

    Paul Lempa of Jersey City is one of the top sports artists in the country. He's now sharing his talents with his children. The former NYU basketball star invites host Doug Doyle into his home to talk about his most recent sports paintings.

  • DEVILS BEAT WRITER RICH CHERE

    Devils Beat Writer Rich Chere

    November 20, 2013

    Star Ledger Devils beat writer Rich Chere has covered the NHL for 40 years. He shares his hockey stories and his love of books and music.

  • AUTHOR OF THE LAST COWBOY MARK RIBOWSKY

    Author of The Last Cowboy Mark Ribowsky

    November 13, 2013

    Former New Yorker Mark Ribowsky has written about many icons in the sports and music world. His latest book, "The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry is creating a buzz as it reveals that Landry died rooting for the Giants and not the Dallas Cowboys. Landry coached the Cowboys for 29 years before getting fired by owner Jerry Jones.

  • OLYMPIC BOBSLED HOPEFUL JAZMINE FENLATOR

    Olympic Bobsled Hopeful Jazmine Fenlator

    November 13, 2013

    Jazmine Fenlator of Wayne, NJ talks gives us an update on her chance of becoming an Olympian in the two-woman bobsled.

  • JAZZ DRUMMER JEFF "TAIN" WATTS

    Jazz Drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts

    November 5, 2013

    Jazz drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts talks with Doug Doyle about growing up in Pittsburgh and his love of music and the Steelers.

  • BREEDERS' CUP DREW SHEINMAN & DEVILS CEO SCOTT O'NEIL

    Breeders' Cup Drew Sheinman & Devils CEO Scott O'Neil

    October 30, 2013

    Breeders' Cup Senior VP Drew Sheinman talks about this weekend's races in California. Devils CEO Scott O'Neil talks about the new ownership. WBGO host Michael Bourne talks about enjoying the World Series and his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.

  • 1985 WORLD SERIES CHAMP WILLIE WILSON

    1985 World Series Champ Willie Wilson

    October 22, 2013

    Doug Doyle talks with World Series Champion and former Summit High School baseball star Willie Wilson.

  • FORMER UNC FULLBACK DEVON RAMSAY

    Former UNC Fullback Devon Ramsay

    October 16, 2013

    Doug's guest is former UNC fullback Devon Ramsay from Red Bank, NJ who is featured in the new EPIX documentary "Schooled: The Price of College Sports."

  • BASEBALL HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR DR. LARRY HOGAN

    Baseball Historian and Author Dr. Larry Hogan

    October 9, 2013

    Dr. Larry Hogan, historian and author is an upcoming guest on SportsJam. His latest book, "So Many Seasons in the Sun" focuses on some of the legendary clubhouse managers for the Yankees and Giants. Dr. Hogan chats with host Doug Doyle at his home in Fanwood, New Jersey.

  • JAZZ EDUCATOR AND SAXOPHONIST DAVID DEMSEY

    Jazz Educator and Saxophonist David Demsey

    October 2, 2013

    David Demsey is Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University. The life-long Red Sox fan also performs the national anthem at many sporting events in the area. Demsey talks to host Doug Doyle about his love of baseball and how his sax has led to some amazing encounters.

  • FORMER GIANTS GUARD BILL ARD

    Former Giants Guard Bill Ard

    September 25, 2013

    Bill Ard, starting left guard for the 1987 Super Bowl Champion Giants, talks with host Doug Doyle about life after football and that magical season that led to a dramatic win over the Broncos in Super Bowl XXI.

  • CONFERENCE COMMISSIONERS MICHAEL ARESCO AND VAL ACKERMAN

    Conference Commissioners Michael Aresco and Val Ackerman

    September 18, 2013

    American Athletic Conference Commissioner Michael Aresco and Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman talk to host Doug Doyle about the changing sports landscape.

  • MMA STARS TITO ORTIZ AND RAMPAGE JACKSON

    MMA stars Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson

    September 11, 2013

    Mixed Martial Arts stars Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson talk to host Doug Doyle about their upcoming pay-per-view Bellator 106 match on SPIKE TV on November 2nd.

  • JAMES L. FREEDMAN, DIRECTOR OF GLICKMAN

    James L. Freedman, Director of Glickman

    September 4, 2013

    Host Doug Doyle chats with James L. Freedman, the director of the new HBO documentary, Glickman, about Marty Glickman. The well-known Jewish-American sportscaster was a track star in his youth whose career as an athlete was derailed by anti-Semitism at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. (photo courtesy of HBO)

  • AMHERST ASSISTANT BASKETBALL COACH MATT GOLDSMITH

    Amherst Assistant Basketball Coach Matt Goldsmith

    July 31, 2013

    Matt Goldsmith is all about winning. He helped coach Amherst to the Division 3 National Championship in basketball this season. He won the National Championship as a player at Amherst in 2007. The former Delbarton star is from Morristown, New Jersey.

  • ROCKLAND BOULDERS RELIEVER NATE ROE

    Rockland Boulders Reliever Nate Roe

    July 31, 2013

    Nathaniel Roe recently signed a professional contract with the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am League. The relief pitcher starred at Rutgers University and at Seton Hall Prep. He chats with host Doug Doyle about overcoming Tommy John surgery and becoming a pro baseball player.

  • LIBERTY COACH AND NBA VETERAN BILL LAIMBEER

    Liberty Coach and NBA Veteran Bill Laimbeer

    July 24, 2013

    NBA veteran and New York Liberty Coach Bill Laimbeer talks to host Doug Doyle about his basketball and coaching career.

  • SPORTS WRITER AND AUTHOR PHIL PEPE

    Sports Writer and Author Phil Pepe

    July 17, 2013

    Legendary sports writer and author Phil Pepe talks to host Doug Doyle about covering the Yankees for more than five decades and about his other passion, jazz.

  • JAZZ BASSIST CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE

    Jazz Bassist Christian McBride

    July 10, 2013

    Grammy Award winning bassist Christian McBride talks about his love of jazz and sports with host Doug Doyle

  • LPGA VETERAN VAL SKINNER

    LPGA Veteran Val Skinner

    July 3, 2013

    Val Skinner has six victories on the LPGA tour and is also a television analyst on the Golf Channel. The Val Skinner Foundation has raised more than eight million dollars for breast cancer research and awareness. She talks to host Doug Doyle about her success on and off the golf course and her relationship with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

  • MLB VETERAN GARRY TEMPLETON

    MLB Veteran Garry Templeton

    May 29, 2013

    A 16-year veteran of Major League Baseball, Garry Templeton was a three-time all star shortstop. He helped the San Diego Padres get to the World Series in 1984. Templeton is now the new manager of the Newark Bears.

  • BOXING REFEREE EDDIE COTTON

    Boxing Referee Eddie Cotton

    May 22, 2013

    Veteran Boxing Referee Eddie Cotton of Paterson is a member of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. Cotton was the referee for Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson battle as well as George Foreman's last two bouts.

  • WORLD CHAMPION SPRINTER TYSON GAY

    World Champion Sprinter Tyson Gay

    May 15, 2013

    Olympic medalist and world champion sprinter Tyson Gay talks to host Doug Doyle about his recent visit to Newark and his upcoming race in New York.

  • SPORTS PAINTER LOU GRANT OF BROOKLYN

    Sports Painter Lou Grant of Brooklyn

    May 8, 2013

    Lou Grant paintings have hung in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and some of his most recent work is currently on display at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse in New York City. Clubhouse owner Jay Goldberg will also be on the show with Grant.

  • FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP MIKE TYSON

    Former Heavyweight Champ Mike Tyson

    May 1, 2013

    Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson is Doug Doyle's next guest on SportsJam. Tyson recently performed his one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth at NJPAC and the Beacon Theater. He will be at the NYCB Theater in Westbury, New York on May 5th.

  • NBA LEGEND EARL MONROE

    NBA Legend Earl Monroe

    March 27, 2013

    Hall of Famer and Knicks legend Earl "the Pearl" Monroe talks about his new book and his early days in South Philly on this SportsJam with Doug Doyle.

  • JOHN ELLERBEE OF THE SMART SET

    John Ellerbee of the Smart Set

    March 20, 2013

    102 year old John Ellerbee talks about his baseball days with the Paterson Smart Set, a semi-pro black team in the 30's that played at Hinchliffe Stadium. Ellerbee and his daughter Rosalind chat with host Doug Doyle from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They also share their stories about their famous cousin, the great jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

  • MLB NETWORK ANALYST HAROLD REYNOLDS

    MLB Network Analyst Harold Reynolds

    March 13, 2013

    MLB Network Analyst Harold Reynolds talks to host Doug Doyle about the World Baseball Classic and his career as a player and broadcaster.

  • FORMER BASEBALL UMPIRE OSIBEE JELKS

    Former Baseball Umpire Osibee Jelks

    March 6, 2013

    Osibee Jelks umpired baseball games in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Triple-A, but never got to call a game in the Majors. Racism may have kept the African American from achieving his dream in the 1960's. Jelks talks to host Doug Doyle about his career and the challenges he faced.

  • RUNNER EDWARD CHESEREK AND ST. BENEDICT'S COACH MARTY HANNON

    Runner Edward Cheserek and St. Benedict's coach Marty Hannon

    January 30, 2013

    The best distance runner in the country is Edward Cheserek of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark. Edward and his track coach Marty Hannon join host Doug Doyle to talk about Edward's journey from Kenya to Newark to stardom.

  • NFL WRITER GARY MYERS

    NFL Writer Gary Myers

    January 23, 2013

    Gary Myers has covered the NFL for more than three decades. Myers talks to host Doug Doyle about his new book Coaching Confidential, his career and the upcoming Super Bowl.

  • OLYMPIC SWIMMER LIA NEAL

    Olympic Swimmer Lia Neal

    January 16, 2013

    Olympic Swimmer Lia Neal talks with host Doug Doyle about her swimming goals after winning the bronze medal at the 2012 London Games as part of the 4 x 100 freestyle relay. Lia's father, actor and jazz peformer Rome Neal also gives his thoughts on his daughter's rise to the top.

  • PENGUINS HOF ANNOUNCER MIKE LANGE

    Penguins HOF Announcer Mike Lange

    January 9, 2013

    Legendary Penguins Announcer Mike Lange joins host Doug Doyle in Pittsburgh to talk about his broadcasting career and love of music.

  • HOUSTON ASTROS MANAGER BO PORTER

    Houston Astros Manager Bo Porter

    January 2, 2013

    Houston Astros Manager and former Weequahic High School star Bo Porter, a Newark native, talks with host Doug Doyle about his new job and his love of Newark.

  • SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S MARK MRAVIC

    Sports Illustrated's Mark Mravic

    November 28, 2012

    Sports Illustrated is out with "Football's Greatest." Assistant Managing Editor Mark Mravic talks with host Doug Doyle about the book's controversial lists and amazing photos.

  • FORMER MSU SAFETY CHAD FAULCON

    Former MSU Safety Chad Faulcon

    November 27, 2012

    Chad Faulcon is hoping to hear from an NFL team before the season ends. Faulcon was the defensive player of the year in his conference last season at Montclair State University. Host Doug Doyle chats with Chad on and off the field.

  • GIANTS RECEIVER VICTOR CRUZ AT EVA'S VILLAGE

    Giants Receiver Victor Cruz at Eva's Village

    November 22, 2012

    Giants Wide Receiver and Super Bowl Champion Victor Cruz visits the soup kitchen at Eva's Village in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey.

  • THE LALAMA BROTHERS

    The Lalama Brothers

    November 21, 2012

    Jazz musicians, educators and sports fans Ralph and Dave Lalama share some hilarious stories about their athletic days. They also chat with host Doug Doyle about their latest project together as the Lalama Brothers, Erie Avenue.

  • FORMER RUTGERS FOOTBALL PLAYER ERIC LEGRAND

    Former Rutgers Football Player Eric LeGrand

    November 14, 2012

    Former Rutgers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand talks about life after being paralyzed during a Rutgers football game against Army in 2010.

  • HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER PETE DAWKINS AND AUTHOR MARK BEECH

    Heisman Trophy Winner Pete Dawkins and author Mark Beech

    November 7, 2012

    Doug Doyle talks with 1958 Heisman Trophy Winner Pete Dawkins of Army and Sports Illustrated writer Mark Beech, who's written a new book , When Saturday Mattered Most: The Last Golden Season Of Army Football.

  • GABBY DOUGLAS/ALIYA BARNES/KATHY HOLLOMAN

    Gabby Douglas/Aliya Barnes/Kathy Holloman

    September 26, 2012

    Olympic Gymnastics Champion Gabby Douglas, Junior Olympian Aliya Barnes and her track coach Kathy Holloman, a former professional football player are SportsJam host Doug Doyle's guests.

  • POET AND AUTHOR AMIRI BARAKA

    Poet and Author Amiri Baraka

    September 19, 2012

    One of the world's most famous poets, Amiri Baraka, talks about his days playing sports in Newark and going to see the Newark Eagles with his father. Baraka, a big Willie Mays fan, recently won the Jazz Journalists Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in Jazz Journalism. Baraka also recites one of his favorite poems.

  • AUTHOR RAY NEGRON/YANKEE MIRACLES

    Author Ray Negron/Yankee Miracles

    September 12, 2012

    Ray Negron started out as a Yankee bat boy and has now spent nearly 40 years with the organization. He's the author of a new book and the executive producer of a new animated movie Henry & Me coming out in December.

  • FOOTBALL AND LACROSSE LEGEND JIM BROWN

    Football and Lacrosse Legend Jim Brown

    September 5, 2012

    Jim Brown talks with host Doug Doyle about lacrosse, football and jazz.

  • TRACK LEGEND AND JAZZ GUITARIST MARTY LIQUORI

    Track Legend and Jazz Guitarist Marty Liquori

    July 25, 2012

    Hall of Famer Marty Liquori is one of the greatest distance runners who now plays jazz guitar in Gainesville, Florida. Liquori talks about competing in and covering the Olympics, his battles with Jim Ryun, excelling at Essex Catholic High School in Newark and his passion to play jazz.

  • NEW YORK TIMES SPORTS COLUMNIST  WILLIAM C. RHODEN

    New York Times Sports Columnist William C. Rhoden

    July 18, 2012

    Host Doug Doyle chats with New York Times sports columnist, author and jazz critic Bill Rhoden about his passion for sports and music. Rhoden's 2006 book "Forty Million Dollar Slaves" continues to resonate in the sports world.

  • U-S OLYMPIC FENCERS READY FOR LONDON

    U-S Olympic Fencers Ready For London

    July 11, 2012

    Olympic fencers Tim Morehouse, Susie Scanlon, Daryl Homer and Nicole Ross talk to host Doug Doyle about the upcoming games in London.

  • LEWIS COLAM ROWS FROM MIAMI TO NYC

    Lewis Colam rows from Miami to NYC

    July 4, 2012

    Lewis Colam left his job in Plymouth, England come to the U-S to make a difference. He rowed from Miami to NYC to raise more than 30K for Alzheimer's research.

  • DEVILS AND KINGS STANLEY CUP PREVIEW

    Devils and Kings Stanley Cup Preview

    May 30, 2012

    We'll talk Stanley Cup Finals between the Devils and the L.A. Kings. CBS Radio Network reporter Steve Futterman joins us from L.A. to give the Kings' perspective.

  • AMERICA CUP LEGEND KEN READ

    America Cup Legend Ken Read

    May 16, 2012

    Skipper Ken Read and his Puma crew have battled back to be in contention in the Volvo Ocean Race around world. The ninth-month event ends this July in Ireland. Ken joins host Doug Doyle after his crew won the sixth leg of the race from Brazil to Miami.

  • ACTOR PETER SCOLARI IN MAGIC/BIRD

    Actor Peter Scolari in Magic/Bird

    May 9, 2012

    Veteran actor Peter Scolari, who plays the roles of Red Auerbach, Pat Riley and Jerry Buss in Magic/Bird on Broadway, talks basketball and more with SportsJam host Doug Doyle.

  • NEW JERSEY NETS ERA/SHAQUILLE O'NEAL

    New Jersey Nets Era/Shaquille O'Neal

    May 2, 2012

    Host Doug Doyle focuses on the past and future of Nets basketball and the possibility of bringing another NBA team to Newark. We go to Prudential Center to catch the final moments of New Jersey Nets basketball; The team will play at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn next season. Doug chats with former Nets players Chris Morris, Kenny Anderson and Derrick Coleman, some of the current Nets players and has a brief conversation with Shaq who is trying to bring another team to Brick City.

  • RANDY NEUMANN

    Randy Neumann and Doug Doyle

    March 28, 2012

    Legendary Boxing Referee and former heavyweight contender Randy Neumann is the next guest on SportsJam with Doug Doyle. Neumann, who is now a successful certified financial planner in New Jersey, compiled a 31-7 record in the ring with wins over Jimmy Young and Chuck Wepner. He has refereed more than 40 championship bouts including ones involving Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Meldrick Taylor.

  • MATT LOUGHLIN

    Matt Loughlin and Doug Doyle

    March 14, 2012

    Devils radio play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin talks about his career. Loughlin tells host Doug Doyle about covering the Devils and Mets and his early days in broadcasting.

  • FRANKIE FAISON

    Frankie Faison and Doug Doyle

    March 7, 2012

    Actor Frankie Faison is starring in Reparation at Luna Stage in West Orange. Faison, who is best known for his role as the police commissioner in the HBO Series "The Wire" and his roles in "Silence of the Lambs" and "Coming to America" was a three-sport star in college. He talks to host Doug Doyle about sports, his acting career and his love of jazz.

  •  WBGO'S BIG GAME PARTY

    Doug Doyle and WBGO's Big Game Party

    February 8, 2012

    Host Doug Doyle and Chef Rob of Ocean Point Catering visit the Florham Park home of Anthony and Jackie Marques. Jackie's dad Mike Riccone made the winning "pledge" to WBGO and won a catered party and an opportunity to be on SportsJam.

  • GUY STERLING

    Guy Sterling and Doug Doyle

    January 30, 2012

    Veteran newspaper reporter Guy Sterling chats with host Doug Doyle about the best teams and events in Newark sports history. Guy also talks about his love of jazz and horse racing.

  • ANNE DONOVAN

    Anne Donovan and Doug Doyle

    January 18, 2012

    Seton Hall Women's Basketball Coach, Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medalist Anne Donovan talks about her brilliant career as a player and coach.

  • CARLO DEVITO

    Carlo DeVito and Doug Doyle

    January 11, 2012

    Carlo DeVito, the author of "Parcells" talks about his biography of former NFL coach Bill Parcells. DeVito talks with host Doug Doyle about Parcell's father and amazing coaching career with the Giants, Jets, Patriots and Cowboys. DeVito, who has written books about Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, the Maras and D. Wayne Lukas, also owns the Hudson-Chatham winery in Ghent, New York.

  • VERA CLEMENTE AND C. VIVIAN STRINGER

    Doug Doyle talks with Vera Clemente and C. Vivian Stringer

    January 4, 2012

    Doug Doyle chats with Vera Clemente, widow of legendary baseball player Roberto Clemente and Rutgers Women's Basketball Coach C. Vivian Stringer. Both women lost their husbands at a very young age, and both have inspirational stories to tell. Stringer is a huge jazz fan.

  • FRAN KIRMSER, TONY PONTURO

    Fran Kirmser, Tony Ponturo and Doug Doyle

    December 1, 2011

    The producers of Magic/Bird Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo talk about the show that focuses on the relationship between basketball greats Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. The Broadway play debuts March 21st.

  • JOE CACACI

    Joe Cacaci and Doug Doyle

    November 24, 2011

    Award-winning writer, director, producer, educator and baseball fan Joe Cacaci talks about his new screenplay about the Negro Leagues. Cacaci hopes "Invisible Men" makes to the big screen soon.

  • ED JOFFE

    Ed Joffe and Doug Doyle

    November 16, 2011

    Ed Joffe,the director of the New Jersey City University Jazz Ensemble and coordinator of Woodwind and Jazz at NJCU, talks about his love of music and sports. Some of Joffe's favorite athletes include the late Mickey Mantle and the late Pete Maravich.

  • PETER ALSON, AMY HANDLESMAN

    Peter Alson, Amy Handlesman and Doug Doyle

    November 10, 2011

    With two major tournaments coming up in London, The U-S Poker Federation's Peter Alson and Amy Handlesman speak with Doug Doyle. They discuss the state of poker and mind sports in the world.

  • KYM HAMPTON

    Kym Hampton and Doug Doyle

    November 3, 2011

    Former New York Liberty Star Kym Hampton played professional basketball for 15 seasons after an amazing career at Arizona State. Kym scored the first two points for the Liberty franchise at the inaugural game for the WNBA in 1997 and is currently working as the Liberty's Community Relations Specialist. Hampton stopped by to talk about her recent performance of jazz standards at Birdland and her thoughts about embarking on a singing career.

  • CAROL BLAZEJOWSKI

    Carol Blazejowski and Doug Doyle

    October 17, 2011

    Women's basketball pioneer Carol Blazejowski talks with Doug Doyle about her career. Blazejowski led Montclair State to the Final Four in the 1970's and went on to be the GM of the New York Liberty for 14 seasons. The 1980 Olympian is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • AVERY SHARPE

    Avery Sharpe and Doug Doyle

    September 30, 2011

    Jazz double bassist Avery Sharpe talks about his musical career, his rigorous workouts and his love of sports.

  • RICK PETERSON

    Rick Peterson and Doug Doyle

    May 24, 2011

    Former MLB pitching coach Rick Peterson talks about his days with the Mets, his famous father and his new venture as a pitching expert with 3P Sports.

  • MARIO AND MARCO ANDRETTI SPEAK

    Mario and Marco Andretti speak with Doug Doyle

    May 16, 2011

    The Indianapolis 500 is Sunday, May 29th. Legendary driver Mario Andretti and his grandson Marco talk about their Indy experiences. Marco will be in car #26 hoping for his first win at the Indianapolis 500. Marco Andretti finished second in 2006. Mario won the event in 1969.

  • DR. HARVEY SCHILLER

    Dr. Harvey Schiller and Doug Doyle

    May 6, 2011

    Dr. Harvey Schiller, former CEO of YankeeNets and former executive director of the U-S Olympic Committee is one of the most powerful names in sports and business. Dr. Schiller has just been inducted into the New York Athletic Club Hall of Fame. The Brooklyn native talks about the late George Steinbrenner, his love of sports and his days as an Air Force pilot in Vietnam.

  • AL SINGLETON

    Al Singleton and Doug Doyle

    April 5, 2011

    Former Tampa Bay and Dallas linebacker Al Singleton, a Newark native, talks about his 10-year NFL career, his legendary coaches, his love of jazz and life after football. Singleton was a member of the 2002 Superbowl Champion Buccaneers and was a standout at Irvington High School and Temple University.

  • TOM PENDERS

    Tom Penders and Doug Doyle

    March 30, 2011

    Renowned college basketball coach Tom Penders talks about his long career, the future of the game and his new book Dead Coach Walking. Penders retired in 2010 after guiding Houston to the NCAA tournament. He reflects on four decades of coaching, steering programs at Tufts, Columbia, Fordham, Rhode Island, Texas, George Washington and Houston.

  • 2009 REPRISE SHOW: BERNIE WILLIAMS

    2009 Reprise Show: Bernie Williams and Doug Doyle

    February 20, 2011

    Bernie Williams talks about how he's always shared time with his bat and his guitar. The former Yankees outfielder and jazz guitarist has released his second album.

  • CHASE MATTIOLI

    Chase Mattioli and Doug Doyle

    February 15, 2011

    Race car driver Chase Mattioli is the grandson of the owners of Pocono Raceway. While participating in the NASCAR Truck Series this season, he is also working on a marketing-related degree at Fordham University. Mattioli sits down with host Doug Doyle to talk about what motivates the 21-year old to excel on and off the race track.

  • DAN LAURIA

    Dan Lauria and Doug Doyle

    December 6, 2010

    Actor Dan Lauria, who is the star of Broadway's Lombardi, is enjoying his role as the legendary Green Bay Packers coach. Lauria and host Doug Doyle talk about Vince Lombardi, the play and Dan's love of football. For more info on the play, you can go to www.lombardibroadway.com

  • CHRIS BROUSSARD

    Chris Broussard and Doug Doyle

    July 29, 2010

    ESPN's Chris Broussard, who is widely credited with breaking the news that LeBron James was headed to the Miami Heat, sits down with Doug Doyle to talk about a variety of issues. Broussard, a jazz fan, candidly discusses his take on the NBA andthe need to help inner-city youth.

  • DOUG GLANVILLE

    Doug Doyle and Doug Glanville

    June 18, 2010

    Former Phillies, Cubs and Rangers outfielder and current ESPN analyst Doug Glanville talks to host Doug Doyle about his new book. Glanville discusses his early days in Teaneck, his career on and off the field and his thoughts on the steroids era.

  • WALLY BOYETT

    Wally Boyett and Doug Doyle

    April 12, 2010

    The New Jersey Commissioner of the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League and Orange High School Baseball coach Wally Boyett talks about the upcoming summer tournaments and his love of mentoring and coaching kids.

  • BARRY WYNER

    Barry Wyner and Doug Doyle

    March 23, 2010

    Composer and playwright Barry Wyner talks about the success of his new musical Calvin Berger and his love of the New England Patriots.

  • JAZMINE FENLATOR

    Jazmine Fenlator and Doug Doyle

    February 22, 2010

    Jazmine Fenlator, a Wayne, New Jersey native talks about what it's like to be a member of the U-S Bobsled team in Lake Placid. She's training for the 2014 Winter Olympics. She give us her take on the Vancouver Games.

  • ADAM WADE TALK ABOUT SPORTS AND THE COLOR PURPLE

    Adam Wade with Doug Doyle talk about sports and The Color Purple

    December 18, 2009

    Actor-singer Adam Wade who is starring in The Color Purple talks about his love of sports, playing college hoops and why he wanted to be a part of the soul-stirring musical.

  • ROBERTO SANNIPOLA OF THE ITALIAN BOXING FEDERATION

    Roberto Sannipola of the Italian Boxing Federation chats with Doug Doyle

    October 1, 2009

    Roberto Sannipola of the Italian Boxing Federation talks about international boxing, life in Assisi and the greatness of the sport.

  • NEW BEARS RELIEVER MICHAEL NIX

    Doug Doyle talks with new Bears Reliever Michael Nix

    September 19, 2009

    Michael Nix talks about his career at Auburn and in the Atlanta Braves organization. He's the newest member of the Newark Bears bullpen.

  • BASEBALL'S ROB MACKOWIAK

    Doug Doyle chats with baseball's Rob Mackowiak

    August 19, 2009

    Rob Mackowiak talks about his baseball career and how it has changed since he became a father in 2004. The Newark Bears infielder has played for several major league clubs including the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago White Sox.

  • SPENCER ROSS TALK SPORTS AND JAZZ

    Spencer Ross and Doug Doyle talk sports and jazz

    July 1, 2009

    Acclaimed broadcaster Spencer Ross, who is now calling the action for the Newark Bears, shares his love of sports and jazz with host Doug Doyle.

  • ENTREPRENEUR JERRY CARTER

    Entrepreneur Jerry Carter and Doug Doyle

    June 9, 2009

    Jerry Carter spent the night of his senior prom in a homeless shelter. Now, he runs the largest privately-owned payroll company in New Jersey. Carter talks about his amazing rise to success in this edition. Carter's company Priority Pay Payroll sponsors PGA golfer Brett Quigley. Carter is also responsible for keeping several youth golf programs alive in New Jersey.

  • TOM GOLDMAN TALK SPORTS

    Tom Goldman and Doug Doyle talk sports

    May 16, 2009

    NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman, who lives in Portland, Oregon, joins Doug Doyle on this edition of SportsJam.

  • BEN COPELAND TALK ABOUT MINOR/MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

    Ben Copeland and Doug Doyle talk about minor/major league baseball

    May 15, 2009

    Outfielder Ben Copeland, a first-round pick of the Giants in 2005, talks about being called up to the majors this season.

  • NEW YORK TITANS LACROSSE

    New York Titans Lacrosse

    April 11, 2009

    New York Titans Forward Casey Powell, Titans President Mark Ford and Titans Ticket Sales Manager Justin Bednarz join Doug Doyle to talk about the professional lacrosse team moving to Newark.

  • NJ IRONMEN FORWARD SHAUN DAVID

    NJ Ironmen Forward Shaun David and Doug Doyle

    March 18, 2009

    Shaun David has returned to the New Jersey Ironmen after starring in the team's inaugural season. The back-flipping forward is a fan favorite.

  • BYRON YAKE

    Doug Doyle and Byron Yake

    March 5, 2009

    Byron Yake is the founder of Write on Sports, an alternative after-school program design to inspire middle school students to improve their writing skills by tapping into their passion for sports. The program, run in partnership with Montclair State University, has been around in 2006. Sites have included Newark, West Orange and Paterson.

  • EVAN MCNELEY

    Doug Doyle and Evan McNeley

    February 16, 2009

    New Jersey Ironmen defender Evan McNeley love of family and soccer is evident in this segment.

  • ANTHONY RAPP

    Doug Doyle and Anthony Rapp

    February 13, 2009

    Actor Anthony Rapp talks about orginating the role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway sensation RENT. Anthony is also a big fan of the Chicago Cubs. Rapp is currently in the national tour of RENT.

  • WILDKAT EDGERSON

    Doug Doyle and Wildkat Edgerson

    February 11, 2009

    At 6-foot-7 Wildkat Edgerson can be an intimidating force on the hardcourt, but he chooses to bring smiles to the faces of children everywhere. Edgerson talks about his six years as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters and why he plans to run a daycare center when his career is over.

  • RYAN HALL

    Ryan Hall and Doug Doyle

    January 14, 2009

    New Jersey Ironmen Defender Ryan Hall talks to Doug Doyle about the newly formed Xtreme Soccer League and his goal of bringing a championship to Newark.

  • ZACH PARISE TALKS HOCKEY

    Zach Parise talks hockey with Doug Doyle

    December 3, 2008

    Devils left wing Zach Parise talks about his father's role in his career and how he enjoys playing in Newark.

  • DOUG DOYLE BRINGS TOGETHER HOF MONTE IRVIN AND SAXOPHONIST JIMMY HEATH

    Doug Doyle brings together HOF Monte Irvin and Saxophonist Jimmy Heath

    October 13, 2008

    Baseball Hall of Famer Monte Irvin and Saxophonist Jimmy Heath share their wonderful and painful memories of their careers.

  • BOB PORTER

    Doug Doyle and Bob Porter

    September 24, 2008

    Grammy award winning producer and host of Portraits in Blue and Saturday Morning Function on WBGO talks sports and the record biz with Doug Doyle.

  • MICHAEL CARVIN AND RHONDA HAMILTON

    Doug Doyle with Michael Carvin and Rhonda Hamilton

    September 10, 2008

    The husband and wife team of jazz drummer Michael Carvin and Jazz 88 midday host Rhonda Hamilton join Doug Doyle on the golf course.

  • AARON PIERSOL

    Doug Doyle and Aaron Piersol

    September 3, 2008

    Olympic Backstroke Gold Medalist Aaron Piersol visits the U-S Open and talks about the American swim team's amazing performance at the Beijing Games.

  • ESSENCE CARSON AND ASHLEY BATTLE

    Doug Doyle with Essence Carson and Ashley Battle

    August 21, 2008

    WNBA'S New York Liberty players Essence Carson and Ashley Battle talk about the team, the Olympics and their college days.

  • OKSANA BAIUL

    Doug Doyle and Oksana Baiul

    August 15, 2008

    1994 Olympic Gold Medalist Oksana Baiul chats with Doug Doyle at the Ice House in Hackensack. Baiul, now a New Jersey resident, talks about her Olympic memories and a new show coming up.

  • 5-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ERIC HEIDEN

    Doug Doyle chats with 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Heiden

    August 14, 2008

    Dr. Eric Heiden chats about his new fitness book and the amazing Michael Phelps.

  • BOBBY HILL

    Doug Doyle and Bobby HIll

    August 4, 2008

    Former Cubs and Pirates infielder Bobby Hill talks about playing for the Bears, coming back from injuries and being a new dad.

  • BILL DAUGHTRY

    Doug Doyle and Bill Daughtry

    July 24, 2008

    ESPN Radio update anchor and talk show host Bill Daughtry talks about his love of jazz, Strat-O-Matic baseball and Willie Mays.

  • NATIONAL BASEBALL HOF CURATOR TED SPENCER

    Doug Doyle and National Baseball HOF curator Ted Spencer

    July 14, 2008

    Doug Doyle tours DHL All-Star Fanfest in NYC and speak with HOF VP and curator Ted Spencer.

  • ANTHONY FASANO

    Doug Doyle and Anthony Fasano

    July 5, 2008

    Doug Doyle chats with Miami Dolphins Tight End Anthony Fasano as the former Notre Dame star is honored in Essex County, New Jersey.

  • PAUL THORN

    Doug Doyle and Paul Thorn

    June 30, 2008

    Singer Paul Thorn talks about his music and his boxing match with Roberto Duran.

  • SARAH MERGENTHALER

    Doug Doyle and Sarah Mergenthaler

    June 24, 2008

    Olympic sailor Sarah Mergenthaler talks about going to the Summer Games in China. Sarah also talks about how she loves sports and music.

  • DR. LARRY HOGAN

    Dr. Larry Hogan and Doug Doyle

    June 23, 2008

    Union County College History Professor and baseball author and historian Dr. Larry Hogan discuss his newest project which connects black baseball and music.

  • JUDITH JAMISON

    Judith Jamison and Doug Doyle

    June 9, 2008

    Judith Jamison, the Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey Aemrican Dance Theater in New York City, compares her dancers to sports athletes.

  • FRANK VUONO

    Frank Vuono and Doug Doyle

    June 6, 2008

    Frank Vuono, partner of 16W Marketing talks about the new United Football League, his days working for the NFL and why he's considered as one of most influential people in the world of sports.

  • SAVION GLOVER TALK DANCE AND SPORTS

    Savion Glover and Doug Doyle talk dance and sports

    May 26, 2008

    Tapper extraordinaire Savion Glover talks about his love of hoops and dance.

  • C. VIVIAN STRINGER

    C. Vivian Stringer and Doug Doyle

    May 6, 2008

    Rutgers Women's Basketball Coach C. Vivian Stringers talks about her new book and her father's jazzy influence on her.

  • BOB HURLEY

    Bob Hurley and Doug Doyle

    April 28, 2008

    Legendary St. Anthony's boys basketball coach Bob Hurley talks about another national championship season and why family and Jersey City is so important to him.

  • OMID NAMAZI

    Omid Namazi and Doug Doyle

    April 22, 2008

    New Jersey Ironmen Head Coach Omid Namazi talks about the inaugural season and visiting his relatives in Iran.

  • DR. ALRED DAVIS, JR.

    Dr. Alred Davis, Jr. and Doug Doyle

    April 21, 2008

    Wellness advisor Dr. Alfred Davis, Jr. talks how he gets professional athletes back on the court and on the field. Dr. Davis also is a huge fan of sports and jazz.

  • TONY MEOLA

    Tony Meola and Doug Doyle

    April 10, 2008

    New Jersey Ironmen Goalkeeper Tony Meola talks above his love of soccer, family and the business of sports.

  • MICHAEL BOURNE

    Michael Bourne and Doug Doyle

    April 2, 2008

    Jazz 88 music host Michael Bourne chats with Doug Doyle about baseball and jazz as the new season begins.

  • DEVILS GOALIE KEVIN WEEKES

    Devils Goalie Kevin Weekes and Doug Doyle

    March 31, 2008

    Kevin Weekes talks about his first season with the New Jersey Devils, his love of the game and his favorite jazz artists. We'll hear from Devils fans too!

  • BASKETBALL HALL OF FAMER KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

    Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Doug Doyle

    March 22, 2008

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about his love of jazz, family and basketball.

  • NJ IRONMEN TIM O'NEILL AND JOHN KRAUSE

    NJ Ironmen Tim O'Neill and John Krause

    March 14, 2008

    Doug Doyle talks with New Jersey Ironmen midfielder Tim O'Neill and defenseman John Krause about their first season in Newark.

  • SAXOPHONIST DON BRADEN

    Saxophonist Don Braden and Doug Doyle

    March 6, 2008

    Saxophonist, composer and educator Don Braden talks about how fitness and nutrition prepare him to play all over the world.

  • SETON HALL ANNOUNCER DAVE POPKIN

    Seton Hall Announcer Dave Popkin and Doug Doyle

    March 3, 2008

    Local sports broadcaster Dave Popkin talks about his love of sports and music.

  • TRUMPETER JON FADDIS

    Trumpeter Jon Faddis and Doug Doyle

    February 22, 2008

    Jon Faddis talks about the connection between sports and jazz.

  • MIDFIELDERS GORAN VASIC, STEFAN STOKIC AND GM TONY NOVO

    Midfielders Goran Vasic, Stefan Stokic and GM Tony Novo

    February 21, 2008

    Doug Doyle goes on location to chat with NJ Ironmen midfielders Goran Vasic and Stefan Stokic as well as GM Tony Novo. The Ironmen defeat California 16-8.

  • INSIDE THE DEVILS LOCKER ROOM

    Inside the Devils Locker Room

    February 6, 2008

    Doug Doyle takes you inside the locker room at the Prudential Center in Newark for post-game interviews with the New Jersey Devils and their opponents.

  • MATTHEW MAHER/GORDON KLJESTAN

    Matthew Maher/Gordon Kljestan

    February 5, 2008

    Doug Doyle chats with New Jersey Ironmen defenders Matthew Maher and Gordon Kljestan talk about the Ironmen's inaugural indoor soccer season.

  • MICHAEL GILFILLAN

    Michael Gilfillan with Doug Doyle

    February 4, 2008

    Doug Doyle chats with Devils and Ironmen co-owner Mike Gilfillan about the life at the Prudential Center and beyond.

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Doug Doyle Wins High School's Athletic Award
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Doug Doyle tries to impress the late Sam Snead
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Doug Doyle interviews the late Joe Frazier in 2007