Contact: Ron Cohen

President / CEO, CRC Broadcasting


                                                                                                                                                                                Phone: (602) 424-5030


For Immediate Release





Longtime radio personality Bruce Jacobs and three-time Super Bowl champion Dale Hellestrae to host the new morning show from 5:30-10am. The show will combine hard-hitting sports talk, entertainment and fun!


Phoenix AZ, September 19th, 2019: KQFN (The Fanatic 1580AM/99.3FM, and 95.9FM in the East Valley) is pleased to announce its new morning show, Bruce Jacobs & Helly debuting Monday, September 23rd at 5:30am. The show teams long time Valley sports personality Bruce Jacobs with former Dallas Cowboys lineman and three-time Super Bowl champion, Dale Hellestrae. Jacobs has been an Arizona radio personality for the better part of the last two decades having hosted shows on KGME, KFYI, and nationally for Fox Sports Radio. He’s outgoing, outspoken, and NEVER shy to express an opinion!


Hellestrae won three Super Bowls as an NFL long snapper during a 17-year career before transitioning into sports media. Most recently he co-hosted a local radio show as well as having been a color analyst for the Arizona Rattlers, high school football, and college football.


“We are so excited to have two well-known Phoenix sports radio veterans team up together every morning on the Fanatic,” says Ron Cohen, President and CEO of CRC Broadcasting. “With Bruce and Dale on board, we’re really looking forward to increasing our growth and popularity in the coming weeks and months.”


“Begrudgingly we’re bringing Jacobs on board although I have no idea why,” says Jeffry O’Brien, Director of Operations and Host of The Fanatic’s afternoon show, The Daily Blender. “At least we also have Hellestrae who unlike his partner, makes sense. Dale is accomplished, and if Jacobs goes too far off the rails, Dale will crush him with my permission.”


Says Bruce: “I was partners with a starting defensive lineman, I was partners with an All-Pro offensive lineman, and now I’m stuck with a guy who’s had his ass touched more by Troy Aikman than his own wife.”


“I’ve had some great highs in my life – three Super Bowls, two beautiful daughters, and a gorgeous wife. But never did I think I’d reach the low of having to partner with Bruce Jacobs,” says Hellestrae.


In the future, 1580 The Fanatic promises to stop making program changes while at happy hour…


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1580AM, 99.3FM, and 95.9FM The Fanatic delivers 24/7 sports programming, both locally and as a CBS Sports Radio affiliate. Featuring seven hours of weekday local programming (Bruce Jacobs & Helly & The Daily Blender), The Fanatic is Arizona’s radio home for The Westwood One Radio Network’s coverage of the NFL, NASCAR (via MRN, PRN, and IMS Radio Networks), Grand Canyon University Basketball, AIA High School Sports, in addition to selected college football, college basketball, and PGA Tour events.  The station is live streamed on, on the 1580 The Fanatic app (on the iTunes and Google Play stores), and via Amazon Alexa.                                                                                                                                    ###