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CBS Sports Radio Show: June 24, 2018: Las Vegas Sun’s Mick Akers on Latest Stadium News

CBS Sports Radio Show: June 24, 2018: Las Vegas Sun’s Mick Akers on Latest Stadium News

Silver and Black Today on CBS Sports Radio 1140-AM welcomed Las Vegas Sun reporter Mick Akers to talk Las Vegas Stadium news, and Chris Reed breaks down what tight end Jared Cook could mean to Jon Gruden’s new offense in Oakland. Join us for our radio show each Sunday!

In a shortened radio show due to an early Dodgers baseball start, Scott & Matt talk to Sr. NFL Analyst Chris Reed about how Raiders tight end Jared Cook could be poised for a big year with the installation of Jon Gruden‘s new office in Oakland. Reed says you could see Cook go vertically much more and that his game is a perfect fit for the new offense.

Mick Akers, of the Las Vegas Sun, gets us up to speed on stadium news and tells us how the funding via the hotel tax is going. Akers also stated the Raiders are working hard on their parking plan and it will be done in time for the October deadline.

New Silver and Black Today radio correspondent David Stepanian covered the Raiders and USA Football “Heads Up” clinic for local coaches at Liberty High School. He tells us how the Raiders are pitching in to make sure youth football players are safe playing the game they love.

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Former longtime Las Vegas Review-Journal Sports Editor Jim Fossum brings nearly 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Las Vegas Raiders Report. Fossum is the site's senior columnist and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus. Recently retired, the 1980 Northern Arizona University graduate began his 25-year Review-Journal career in January 1981 as tennis, golf and football beat writer. He was lead writer for the annual Alan King/Caesars Palace Tennis Classic, featuring Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg; all three of Las Vegas’ major professional golf tour stops as a longtime member of the Golf Writers Association of America; and the celebrated “Randall Cunningham Era” of UNLV football. Also a copy editor and page designer who became R-J sports editor at age 33 shortly after covering UNLV in the 1991 Final Four, Fossum was named Nevada Sportswriter of the Year in 1998 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Winner of numerous writing awards from the Nevada Press Association, his reporting experience includes ringside coverage of several of boxing’s most anticipated world championship prize fights, including the highlight of his career -- the September 1981 world welterweight title bout between Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard at Caesars Palace. Hall of Famers Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Larry Bird are among the many superstars he has interviewed, in addition to helping document the careers of Las Vegans Andre Agassi and Greg Maddux. Honored with numerous community service awards from local charitable organizations such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the American Cancer Society, Fossum was cited in the late 1990s by the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions to local athletics. A longtime member of the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE), he helped oversee the organization’s annual West Regional Convention for several years at various Las Vegas Strip resorts. He helped recruit APSE’s national convention to the MGM Grand in 2006 after annually attending weeklong seminars at many of the country’s largest and most respected major dailies. In 2005, he was honored with Lake Havasu High School’s Distinguished Alumni Award and delivered his alma mater’s Class of 2006 commencement speech 30 years after graduating. Review-Journal sports editor for 16 years, Fossum retired to the Oregon Coast at age 48 in January 2006. Most recently, he was founder/publisher/editor of (previously, an independent website dedicated to area youth. He also worked at two weekly community newspapers (Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard) as section editor, reporter, photographer and page designer.

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