O-Town radio guy gets Fox TV gig

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O-Town sports radio talker Dan Sileo is expanding into television. He reports that he’s going to Tampa to join the 11 p.m. NewsEdge newscast at Fox O&O WTVT-Channel 13. Sileo’s morning show on WQTM-740 AM also airs in Tampa, and it’s is adding Jacksonville to its simulcast network on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, I forgot to note last week the sad state of sports in O-Town. When your Orlando Magic traveled to Detroit to play the Pistons in their playoff series, the only local video crews covering the team in Motown were from WFTV-Channel 9 and OrlandoSentinel.com. WESH, WKMG and WOFL all stayed home. Wow, how things have changed from the old Shaq days, huh?

Finally, Sunday’s NHL double-overtime playoff game on NBC meant the scheduled special on Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro got iced. WESH reports that "Barbaro: A Nation’s Horse" will now air on CNBC on Friday at 9 p.m. and midnight.

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