The Chris Murray Report Podcast

The Chris Murray Report Podcast

By Chris Murray
This Chris Murray Report is a sports talk radio show aired 11am-1pm on Saturdays on WURD Radio (900-AM and 96.1 FM) in Philadelphia. In addition to talking about the sports of the day, we also cover the place of sports in society.
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Second Hour of the Chris Murray Report on WURD with Merlisa Lawrence Corbett and Mike Quick,former Eagles wide receiver and Eagles play-by-play analyst

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The Chris Murray Report on WURD (May 16, 2020) Open Lines with Philly Sports Fans: NFL's Proposed Minority Hiring Plan Part II
We continue the conversation about race, sports, and African-Americans in NFL coaching and management and African-Americans in Sports Media.
1:00:10
May 18, 2020
The Chris Murray Report on WURD (May 16, 2020) Open Lines with Philly Sports Fans: NFL's Proposed Minority Hiring Plan
Chris Murray Discusses the NFL's Proposed Minority Hiring Policy with WURD passionate listeners who point out the double standard on race when it comes to hiring Black coaches in the NFL. 
1:00:10
May 18, 2020
The Chris Murray Report on WURD Hour 2 (May 9, 2020): LeBron James vs. Jason Whitlock and Shut Up and Just Play in the aftermath of Arbery Shooting
In this hour, Chris Murray and former Philadelphia Tribune columnist John Mitchell talk about Ahmaud Arbery shooting and the twitter fight between LeBron James and Fox Sports Analyst Jason Whitlock.  WURD listeners call in to add their reactions as well. 
1:00:10
May 10, 2020
The Chris Murray Report (May 9, 2020): Jogging While Black. Is it Safe? The Murder of Ahmaud Arbery
Chris Murray interviews veteran journalist and avid runner Melanie Eversley, who wrote a story in ESPN's The Undefeated that discusses the campaign to honor Ahmaud Abery who was killed Feb. 23  while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia by two white men armed with rifles. The article also discusses the fear and anxiety Black runners are feeling in the aftermath of Arbery's death.   https://theundefeated.com/features/running-while-black-ahmaud-arberys-killing-reveals-runners-shared-fears-of-profiling/
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May 10, 2020
The Chris Murray Report on WURD (May 2) --Murray speaks with Sherri Williams about Doorway Dance Philly and talks with local sports fans about Jalen Hurts and the Eagles NFL Draft
Sherri Williams talks about getting Philadelphians to dance to ease the stress of the global pandemic.  Chris Murray also recaps the Eagles NFL Draft. 
1:00:10
May 4, 2020
The Chris Murray Report on WURD (April 25,2020) Murray talks NFL Draft Day 2 with special guest Kelsey Nicole Nelson of Fox Sports
Chris Murray talks about the Eagles picks in the first two rounds in the first 30 minutes. In the second 30 minutes, Kelsey Nicole Nelson of Fox Sports joins Chris to talk about the NFL draft from a national perspective. 
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May 4, 2020
Part II Chris Murray Report on WURD (April 4, 2020) African-Americans and the Emphasis on Sports
Chris Murray talks to WURD listeners about sports and African-Americans. Do Black kids put too much emphasis on sports at the expense of the classroom. 
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April 10, 2020
The Chris Murray Report (April 4, 2020) Open Conversations with WURD Listeners: Murray Says Black Kids can put the Same Effort that they put in Sports into their School Work
This segment started as a conversation about Jameis Winston and Peyton Manning that morphed into a conversation about African-American kids putting too much emphasis on sports and not enough in the classroom.  
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April 10, 2020
The Chris Murray Report on WURD March 28 Segment 2-Murray interviews Yahoo's Shalise Manza-Young who wrote a story on Cam Newton's departure from the Carolina Panthers
Chris Murray talks to Yahoo.com sports columnist Shalise Manza-Young about Cam Newton's unceremonious departure from the Carolina Panthers. She said Newton gave so much to the franchise but got little in return. 
1:00:10
March 30, 2020
The Chris Murray Report on WURD (March 28) Open Lines talking about School-Yard Basketball Legends
Chris Murray talks to local sports fans about school legends like Lewis Lloyd and Andre McCarter. 
1:00:10
March 30, 2020
The Chris Murray Report on WURD March 21 Chris Murray and Philadelphia Tribune Sports Reporter Daryl Bell Discuss Eagles and Philly Sports
Chris Murray talks Philly sports with local callers and Philadelphia Tribune Sports Reporter Daryl Bell. 
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March 30, 2020
The Chris Murray Report on WURD (March 21 Segment 1) Eagles Free Agents with PhillyVoices.com reporter Joe Santoliquito
The Chris Murray Report interviewed PhillyVoices.com reporter Joe Santoliquito about the Eagles free agent moves, Malcolm Jenkins release, and Carson Wentz
1:00:10
March 30, 2020
The Chris Murray Report (March 14) Part 2 Sports and the Global Pandemic (Segment 2)
In this episode, Chris Murray interviews Brandon Robinson of the Scoop B. Podcast about the impact of the Coronavirus on the NBA. 
1:00:10
March 30, 2020
The Chris Murray Report (March 14, 2020) The Shutdown of Sports in a Global Pandemic (Segment 1)
Chris Murray and special co-host Denise Clay discuss the shutdown of sports with John Mitchell of the Philadelphia  Tribune.  
1:00:10
March 30, 2020
The Chris Murray Report: Hour 2: NFL Playoffs With Fox Sports Radio's Kelsey Nelson ahd Sixers and Social Issues with John Mitchell
Chris Murray's talks NFL Playoffs with special guest Kelsey Nelson of Fox Sports Radio. In the final hour, Murray talks about the Philadelphia 76ers and the year in sports and social issues-Colin Kaepernick, Malcolm Jenkins and Antonio Brown. 
1:00:10
January 7, 2020
The Chris Murray Report (Aug.17): Colin Kaepernick and Jay-Z's Deal With the NFL Part 1
Chris Murray and guest co-host Denise Clay, political writer with the Philadelphia Sunday, discuss Jay-Z's deal with the NFL and the plight of Colin Kaepernick who many believe is being blackballed by the NFL for his peaceful protest during the national anthem.  Murray and Clay and his callers share their perspective on Kaepernick's movement and Jay-Z's partnership with the league. Murray says the movement to fight for Kaepernick was flawed from the start. 
1:00:10
August 19, 2019
The Chris Murray Report Feb. 16. 2019 segment 2 Colin Kaepernick
In this segment, Chris Murray interviews Denise Clay of the Philadelphia Sunday Sun about the Colin Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL. Our listeners gave their views as well.
1:00:10
February 20, 2019
The Chris Murray Report Feb 16. Part 1: Sixers at All-Star Break and Joe Santoliquito
Chris Murray has a spirited conversation with Daryl Bell of the Philadelphia Tribune about the Sixers not being able to beat the Boston Celtics and how Brett Brown has to do a better job of coaching after the All-Star Break.  Murray also talks to PhillyVoices.com reporter Joe Santoliquito about his controversial story on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and the ugly backlash that Santoliquito  received from some Eagles fans. 
1:00:10
February 20, 2019
The Chris Murray Report Feb. 9, 2019 Hour 2-NBA Trade Deadlines and White Privilege in NFL Coaching
Chris Murray interviews Brandon Robinson, senior writer of Basketball Society and the host of the Scoop B Podcast, who gives his take on the moves made by teams at the NBA Trade Deadline.  In part 2, Murray talks to Philadelphia Tribune columnist John Mitchell about a column he wrote on how white coaches in the NFL getting the benefit of the doubt when it comes to jobs that African-American coaches don't get.
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February 10, 2019
The Chris Murray Report Feb. 9 (Hour 1) Tribute to Frank Robinson and 76ers Big Moves at the Trade Deadline
Chris Murray and Philadelphia Tribune Sports Writer Discuss the Legacy of Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who died on Thursday at the age of 83.  In Part 2, Chris Murray and Delaware County Daily Times columnist Jack McCaffery discuss the big moves the Philadelphia 76ers that brought in All-Star caliber forward Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers which gives the Sixers arguably one of the NBA's best starting lineups.  They also discussed the departure of the Sixers former No. 1 draft choice Markell Fultz
1:00:10
February 9, 2019
The Chris Murray Jan. 26 Hour 2-NBA and Australian Open
In hour two, Murray talks NBA Conference races and Sixers with Brandon Robinson of the Scoop B Podcast.  Murray talks about Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Frances Tiafoe's performances at the 2019 Australian Open with veteran tennis writer Merlisa Lawrence Corbett and BlackTennisMagazine.com's Vijay Freeman. 
1:00:10
February 6, 2019
Chris Murray Report Jan. 26
In this episode, Murray talks with fans about the controversial "non-call" in the NFC Championship Game. He also talks to Al Thompson, editor of Football Stories the Magazine, about the upcoming Super Bowl, the Eagles moving forward,  the controversial Joe Santoliquito story on Carson Wentz in Philly Voices.com
1:00:10
February 6, 2019
The Chris Murray Jan. 19 segment 2 Conference Title Games and African-Americans at the Aussie Open
In this segment, Chris Murray talks with Washington Redskins beat writer  Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post about the AFC/NFC Conference Championship games as well as the Redskins and the NFC East.  Murray also interviewed Vijay Freeman, editor of BlackTennisMagazine.com about the performances of the Black players at the U.S. Open including Frances Tiafoe, the only American male left in the Australian Open.  
1:00:10
January 21, 2019
The Chris Murray Report Jan. 19. Eagles Season Wrap up; Will Phillies sign Bryce Harper?
Chris Murray talks with the Philadelphia Tribune's Daryl Bell about the Eagles 2018 season with a look ahead to next year.  In the second half hour, Murray talks to Jack McCaffery of the Delaware County Times about the Phillies efforts to sign Bryce Harper and what to expect about the Eagles in 2019. 
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January 20, 2019
Part 2 Jan. 5 Chris Murray Report
New York Beacon Sports Editor Andrew Rosario joins The Chris Murray Report to talk about NFL Wildcard Weekend. 
1:00:10
January 18, 2019
The Chris Murray Report on WURD Jan. 5
Chris Murray and Philadelphia Tribune Columnist Daryl Bell and callers analyze the Eagles chances against the Bears in the WildCard Round. 
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January 18, 2019
The Chris Murray Report Jan. 12 Hour 2
Chris Murray--Daryl Bell and Joe Santoliquito continue Eagles discussion. Murray also interviews Shalise Manza Young of Yahoo's Shutdown Corner on Black NFL coaches not getting job opportunities and the NFL Playoffs. 
1:00:10
January 14, 2019
The Chris Murray Report Jan. 12 Eagles NFL Playoffs
Chris Murray, Daryl Bell and Joe Santoliquito discuss Eagles, Carson Wentz vs. Nick Foles, NFL Playoffs 
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January 14, 2019
Segment 1: The CM Report Dec. 22 with Daryl Bell and Al Thompson talking Eagles playoff chances
WURD's Chris Murray talks to Philadelphia Tribune Sports Reporter Daryl Bell and Football Stories Publisher Al Thompson talking Eagles playoff chances.  We also talked about the Philadelphia 76ers as well. 
1:00:10
December 25, 2018
CM Report Dec. 22: Talking NBA with Scoop B's Brandon Robinson and N.J. Dreadlock Incident.
Brandon Robinson of the Scoop B Podcast and senior writer of Basketball Society Talks about the NBA's Christmas Day Special and the state of the NBA's Conference races. WURD Callers react to an incident where a Black high school wrestler is forced to cut off his dreadlocks before a match  by a referee with a racist past. 
1:00:10
December 25, 2018
Chris Murray Nov. 24: Segment II with Andrew Rosario of the New York Beacon Talking Eagles-Giants
Chris Murray and Andrew Rosario talk Eagles-Giants and the race for the NFC East title.
1:00:10
November 27, 2018
The Chris Murray Report Nov. 24: We spoke to Jacob Schwartz of the Voice of Reason Podcast
This first segment took calls from local listeners and interviews Jacob Schwartz of the Voice of Reason Podcast. In this segment, we talked Sixers and about local high school basketball prospects.
1:00:10
November 27, 2018
Chris Murray Report: Nov. 17, 2018. Brandon Robinson of Scoop B Podcast talking NBA
In this segment, Brandon Robinson of the Scoop B Podcast talks about the incident between Golden State Warriors teammates Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. We also talked about the balance of power in the NBA Eastern Conference with the trade of Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
1:00:10
November 27, 2018
The Chris Murray Report Nov. 11: Segment 1 with Jack McCaffery and intern Jordan Booth
Chris Murray and Jack McCaffery talk about Eagles rebounding from the loss to the Dallas Cowboys and their upcoming game. They also spoke about the impact of the 76ers Trade for Jimmy Butler.
1:00:10
November 27, 2018
The Chris Murray Report on WURD Nov. 3, 2018 Segment 2
In our second segment, we interviewed Sporting News Columnist David Steele who was covering the student protest at the University of Maryland. The protests were about the University reinstating and then firing head football coach D.J. Durkin after the Univesity found out that Durkin presided over an atmosphere of intimidation that led to the death offensive lineman Jordan McNair
1:00:10
November 5, 2018
The Chris Murray Report on WURD November 3, 2018 Segment 1
Chris Murray and Philadelphia Tribune sports reporter Daryl Bell Talk Eagles and Sixers with local callers.
1:00:10
November 5, 2018
The Chris Report on WURD segment 2 Sept 18, 2018
Chris Murray interviews Dr. Drew Brown, professor of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware to discuss Colin Kaepernick's Nike ad and New York Beacon Sports Editor Andrew Rosario who called in live from Flushing Meadows, New York to talk Serena Williams versus Naomi Osaka.
1:00:10
September 11, 2018
Chris Murray Report: Sept. 8, 2018
Chris Murray talks Eagles with Daryl Bell of the Philadelphia Tribune and about boxing with Joe Santoliquito
58:17
September 11, 2018
Second Hour of the Chris Murray Report September 1
Chris Murray discusses the Eagles season-opener with the Atlanta Falcons and the Eagles final cuts. Murray also talks to Marcus Hammond of Next Level Quarterbacks and how teaches high school and college athletes the fundamentals of playing the quarterback position.
1:00:10
September 3, 2018
First Hour of the Chris Murray Report Sept. 1, 2018
Chris Murray interviews Jacob Schwartz who is promoting a celebrity golf tournament fundraiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bucks County and Andrew Rosario--Sports Editor of the New York Beacon who talks about Serena Williams latest win over Venus Williams at the U.S Open and Odell Beckham Jr.'s huge contract with the New York Giants.
52:07
September 3, 2018
Second Hour of the Chris Murray Report on WURD with Merlisa Lawrence Corbett and Mike Quick,former Eagles wide receiver and Eagles play-by-play analyst
In this segment, we talk to Merlisa Lawrence-Corbett about how the dress code change at the French Open was aimed at Serena Williams. We also spoke with former Eagles wide receiver and Eagles broadcaster Mike Quick about how the Eagles are faring in training camp. Are the Birds ready for the season
1:00:10
August 28, 2018
First Hour of the Chris Murray Report August 25
In the first hour, Chris Murray talks about the Philadelphia Eagles struggling in their third preseason and with Sporting News columnist David Steele about the recent scandals clouding the football programs at Ohio State and the University of Maryland
1:00:10
August 28, 2018
Chris Murray interviews Philadelphia Tribune columnist John Mitchell on the State of African-Americans in Sports Journalism
In our first segment, I interviewed Philadelphia Tribune columnist John Mitchell about the state of African-Americans and People of Color in Journalism. It was in response to the Associated Press Sports Editors Racial and Gender Report card, which was released back in May. http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/23382605/espn-leads-way-hiring-practices-sports-media.
27:27
August 24, 2018
The Chris Murray Report on WURD Radio August 18, 2018
In this episode, we're talking Phillies and Eagles with Daryl Bell of the Philadelphia Tribune, Jack McCaffery of the Delaware County Daily Times and John Mitchell-Columnist of the Philadelphia Tribune talking about the troubled University of Maryland football program that is under investigation after the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, whose death from a heat stroke probably could have been prevented.
2:00:20
August 21, 2018