Name: L.A. BATCHELOR
Over 25 years of radio broadcasting experience working in sports, music, marketing, promotions, production and sales. Mr. Batchelor has worked for big corporations like ESPN, Clearchannel and Radio One and has produced shows for such radio host like Tom Joyner, Russ Parr and Steve Harvey. He's also been a freelance writer of sports, religion and other topics and has produced contraversial talk shows that deal with the hypocrisy and racial injustice of main stream America in dealing with blacks and the black community. His goal is to reunite the black community through, education, information and empowerment. He can be reached at: email@example.com
Name: Tony "TEE-MAC" McClean
Tony McClean is a veteran Sports Reporter/Writer, having covered American professional sports on a local and national level for the last 25 years.
Mr. McClean began his career in 1979 as a Sports Reporter and Panelist
for 'Line On Sports', a weekly talk radio show on WYBC FM (94.3) in
New Haven, Connecticut.
In recent years he has worked as a Research Assistant for ESPNEWS,
SportsCenter, Outside The Lines, studio wraps for College Basketball,
and RPM2Nite. Mr. McClean is an expert on Black American Sports
He is formerly the Editor In Chief for the Black Athlete Sports
wide variety of college and professional sports including the NFL,
NBA, MLB, WNBA, as well as American Black Colleges.
In addition to serving on the Society of North American Hockey
Historians and Resarchers USA Executive, Mr. McClean serves on the
Induction Committee of the Black Hockey And Sports Hall Of Fame
Name: Gary Gray
Occupation: historian, Sports fan, and disabled writer, author
D:O:B: nobody cares hahahaha !!!!
Height: 5’ 7’’
Weight: 130 lbs
Kids: No little ones, have 9 beautiful God-daughters- around the world ages 5-32 call them my Little Rainbow Coalition
Hobbies: old movies, listening to sports radio, reading, writing, researching, serving the community, getting the truth out to Black people about people with disabilities, WATCHING MYRAIDERS, EAGLES, and GIANTS WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS! Have a love of New York City and their teams Jets, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Devils, Nets,
Favorite artist: Alicia Keyes (new) Gladis Knight (old school) Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (group) Teddy Pendergrass and Jerry Butler (Male) WAR (band)
Favorite music: R&B, OLD SCHOOL, LOVE BALLADS.
Favorite food: Steak, Soul food, Asian food
Favorite Song: too many to list. currently NEW YORK-Empire State – Alicia Keyes
Favorite Book: The Longest Day, The Fire Next Time, Black Like Me
Favorite Movie: a four way tie:- the Long Ships, Purple Rain, Joy Luck Club, and Cry’s and Whispers, My Left Foot.
Favorite TV Show: The Rat Patrol, The Old Star Trek, Roc, and Cosby
Favorite quote or saying: "You can’t handle the truth".
Gary can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Diane "Diva" Grassi
Diane M. Grassi attempts to shine new light on issues centered on professional and amateur sports, through her writing, by going beyond the headlines and sound-bites by facilitating sports fans with the back-story. In that effort, she seeks out those issues that never become headlines and elicits discussion as to why they never do. She also enjoys articulating such and engaging others in meaningful discussion in the radio arena.
Grassi’s goal is to not only provide content, but to offer an outlet for sports fans of all types, of various backgrounds and life experiences, and to engage in topical issues with candor, good humor and provocative thought. Yet, to Grassi, it is the issues that are paramount, as opposed to the messenger, while maintaining intellectually honest and original fact-based reporting, discussion and research without an agenda.
She can be reached at: email@example.com
Host of the Batchelor Pad
Tony "TEE-MAC" McClean
Co-Host of the Pad
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Contributor/Co-Host on the Pad