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.
Where to listen
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.