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Free Sports Radio

Bob and Dickey, two Filipino-American brothers, launch a
commercial-free, sports-talk radio station in a small western
New York market with no major professional sports teams.
However, their younger sister Frances, a retail banker with
dreams of running her own hedge fund, conspires to turn the
station, WFSR, into a highly profitable commercial enterprise.
As in life, the world of sport in the play doesn't always
provide an escape. A college hockey coach suddenly disappears
after allegations he sexually assaulted a teen boy. A WFSR host
spirals into gambling addiction, while another is stalked by an
obsessed caller. The WFSR crew grapples with some of the
disturbing transgressions plaguing sports today while fighting
for the station’s survival.

  • James Palmer
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    Dark Comedy, Drama
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    United States
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Writer Biography - James Palmer

James Palmer has reported and photographed civil and regional conflicts in East Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. His stories and photos have appeared in newspapers, magazines and news agency wires including the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Washington Post, Toronto Star, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Der Spiegel and Reuters, among others. Palmer was awarded the Nicholas Blake Grant for international freelance reporting in 2007. The Newark Star-Ledger twice nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize in foreign reporting for his work in Iraq. Palmer earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife and three children.

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