In 2011, Noontime Sports the Radio Show hit the airwaves for a four-month stint on WBNW 1120 AM (Money Matters Radio) to discuss some of the biggest Boston sports (and national sports) news.
Our various conversations featured interviews with local and national media members to coaches and on-air personalities.
The show was hosted by Noontime Sports founder and editor, Matt Noonan, and Dan Libon, who was a frequent contributor for the site from 2010-2012.
Below are all of our shows (archived!), courtesy of the good folks at Money Matters Radio.
Noontime Sports the Radio Show (Archived Episodes):
January 15, 2011 – Matt and Dan previewed the New England Patriots playoff game against the New York Jets (AFC Divisional Round), while receiving insight from NESN.com’s Jeff Howe, who is currently the Patriots beat writer for the Boston Herald.
January 22, 2011 – Matt and Dan discussed the current state of the Boston Sports scene after a disappointing New England Patriots loss to the New York Jets, as well as welcomed Mike Giardi from NBC Boston Sports (it used to be Comcast Sports Network/CSNNE) to the airwaves.
January 29, 2011 – Our third show featured various sports bloggers from the area and around the country, as well as a conversation with former Cody Powell, who used to play for the Boston Blazers (National Lacrosse League).
February 5, 2011 – Matt and Dan previewed the Green Bay Packers-Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl, as well as talked with Jeff Howe about the game.
February 12, 2011 – Matt and Dan turned their attention to the NHL and Boston Beanpot on this particular episode, while welcomeing Joe Haggerty from Comcast Sports New England (now, NBC Boston Sports) and Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey play-by-play broadcaster, Bernie Corbett to the show.
February 19, 2011 – The NBA All-Star weekend had finally arrived, which meant Matt and Dan needed to talk with the co-founder of RedsArmy.com, John Karalis about the 2011 NBA season, and the Boston Celtics, of course (insert a smiling emoji!)!
(Due to no podcast recording, here is the link to the video and audio from the in-studio camera CLICKING HERE!)
February 26, 2011 – Matt, Dan and friend of the show, Brian Maloney, talked about the Boston Celtics-Oklahoma City Thunder trade, along with the current state of the NFL. Also, Jenni Carlson from the Oklahoman Newspaper joined the guys to discuss the trade between the Celtics and Thunder.
March 5, 2011 – The month of March began with a rather bizarre sports story involving BYU student-athlete, so Matt and Dan, as well as special guest host, Cassius Holt, discussed the topic, as well as the NFL labor issue, too. Jeff Howe joined the show by phone to talk some football.
March 12, 2011 – Matt and Dan returned to the airwaves with a boatload of issues to discuss, ranging from Harvard-Princeton, the NFL Lockout, as well as the struggling Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics. The guys were also joined by the former Wheelock College Sports Information Director Josh Kessler.
March 19, 2011 – Matt and Dan discussed the demise of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, as well as the 2011 March Madness tournament. The guys were joined by Dan Rubin, a former blogger for NoontimeSports.com. Additionally, the former Wheelock College men’s basketball coach John Preziosa called the show to discuss some college hoops.
April 2, 2011 – Matt was joined in studio by Jason Aguiar and Billy Hunt, as well as spoke with Kirk Minihane of WEEI.com (and now, the co-host of Kirk and Callahan) to discuss the current state of Boston sports.
April 9, 2011 – Dan and Matt Noonan were joined by Jon Meterparel, a former update guy for WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan show, to discuss a few Boston sports topics.
April 16, 2011 – Matt was joined in studio by Brendan Hall and Corey Allen to chat Boston sports, NBA playoffs and more with JR from JR Sportbrief and Tim Rosenthal from The Hub of Hockey.
April 23, 2011 – Noontime Sports had a great deal to say about Jack Edwards and his broadcasting skills – the commentary from games was discussed by Matt, Joey Murr and James Walsh. Kirk Minihane called the show to talk Boston sports.
April 30, 2011 – Noontime Sports closed out the month of April with a visit from guest host Dan Rubin. Matt Perrault called the show to discuss college football and the New England Patriots draft selections.
May 7, 2011 – Noontime Sports opened its doors to Jason Aguiar and Billy Hunt from the Vanderbilt Club to discuss the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics’ playoff games. Also, the crew was joined by Dan Duggan to preview the Celtics-Heat Game 3 at the TD Garden.
May 14, 2011 – Matt Noonan and guest co-host James Walsh discussed the Boston Bruins-Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Eastern Conference, as well as talked about the Boston Celtics and NBA Playoffs.
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May 21, 2011 – Noontime Sports welcomed Dan Rubin and James Walsh in studio to discuss the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning Eastern Conference Finals series. Also, the guys talked about the the Red Sox with Scott Sudikoff, who was the former play-by-play voice for the Brockton Rox of the CanAM League.
May 28, 2011 – Noontime Sports’s final show of the four-month stint featured some interesting dialogue on the Boston Bruins and other sports/cultural topics.