The Opening Drive

Former Emmis CEO, Mariners Owner Jeff Smulyan

Jeff joins Carey & Randy to talk about the starting of Emmis and the early days of KHSE, getting out of team ownership at the exact wrong time, being offered the Rockets by the NBA, carving out a niche for sports radio, how sports radio started to take off, what it was like to be the owner of the Mariners while Griffey Jr. was exploding, the economics of sports ownership and more!

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