Roc & Manuch began their oddball relationship on Tuesday, September 7, 2001, on ESPN 860 KMVP from 2pm-4pm after the Dan Patrick show. Shortly after a year, the show moved to KDUS AM 1060 from 3pm-6pm and been there ever since. The show was originally called Calling All Sports but changed to AZSportsTalk when AM 1060 became an NBC Sports Radio affiliate in April 2013. Prior to NBC, the affiliate was Sporting News Radio and Yahoo Sports Radio. The guys also hosted a weekend national show for six months on Sporting News Radio. The local show has been on the air for 13 years. After 13 years on KDUS AM 1060, the guys are excited to now be heard on AM and FM.
Mike Muraco has over 30 years of experience in the sports industry specializing in sports marketing, media, and public relations. He is one of the founders of the Fanatic. He has held various positions both professional and collegiate ranks, Indianapolis Colts, NFL Properties, Arizona Fall League, Phoenix Firebirds, Oakland A’s and the University of Pennsylvania. Roc has been an on-air sports radio host since 1997 on KHEP NBC 1280AM, KMVP ESPN 860AM and NBC Sports Radio AM 1060. In addition, Account Executive KASW-TV and KTVK-TV, Sales Manager Cable West, serving Qwest Cable and Cable America. Roc is also the VP of Sales for CRC Broadcasting along with owning of On-Air Sports Marketing and Fanatic Express.
Dan Manucci earned a football scholarship from Kansas State University where he led the Big 8 in passing his senior year and was named 1978 All-Big 8 Honorable Mention. Manuch was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 5th round in 1979 and played QB for the Bills in 1979-80, 87, Toronto Argonauts 1981 and Arizona Wranglers of the USFL 1983. Manuch has TV and radio experience with the Cardinals, Sun Devils, Rattlers and High School Football. He is on the Advisory Board of National Football Foundation Valley of the Sun Chapter and participates in the local NFL Retired Players Association. He has been a co-host with Roc since 2004 and the host High School preview show.
Jim Brinson – “Jimmy B”, from Seattle, Washington is a veteran TV and Radio Sports anchor having covered college athletic events for both ABC Sports and ESPN as a play-by-play announcer. His other TV experience includes sports anchor positions in Dallas, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. He has talk radio experience with the Sports Fan Radio Network and at stations in Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, New York, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Iowa. Jimmy B has radio play-by-play experience calling games for the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Buffalo Sabres, Cleveland Cavs, and Iowa Barnstormers. Brinson's radio career dates to the 1970s and includes more than 600 sporting events, ranging from the NBA, NFL, MMA, boxing and women's beach volleyball. He was even behind the microphone when Michael Jordan's NBA debut in 1984. Most recently he was co-host of the Jimmy B and TC Show on KGBB in Iowa.
Fun links to Jimmy B back in the day:
Producer Philip Amerine – “PA”, was raised in the Valley of the Sun to do one thing; talk sports, and become an Oscar judge. He also excels at math. Sure, he may be die-hard Broncos fan - but that doesn’t stop him from cheering on his Arizona Cardinals ( except when the two face-offs, of course). Philip is a recent graduate from the premier college program in Arizona, ASU; and he isn’t afraid to show his loyalty to his Sun Devils, even in the harshest of seasons. If you ever need to find Philip, for whatever reason, you can find him at 1580AM, or at the top of the standings of his many fantasy football leagues.