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November 19, 2010

Corm and the Coach are Back (Maybe)

Corm&CoachThe morning radio duo Corm & the Coach may (again) return to the virtual Vermont airwaves — this time on an Internet-based sports broadcaster Northeast Sports Network.

Steve Cormier ("Corm") and Tom Brennan ("Coach") are negotiating a deal to relaunch their show as part of a multimedia broadcast with NSN.

In a joint release, the two sides offered no specifics regarding how the show would be presented or when it might debut.

Corm & the Coach has been broadcasting to the Champlain Valley for nearly two decades and was among the region's most popular morning talk shows until it ended in 2008. Corm & the Coach returned to the airwaves in 2009 but stopped broadcasting in April when the station they were on fell into financial difficulty. The current plan would relaunch the pair's popular radio program with a few additions and the resurrection of a few old favorites. 

“We’re encouraged and excited about the potential of our partnership with The technology is out there to advance beyond a single form of broadcasting and there’s no better group for creating this relationship than NSN.” said Cormier. “No one else in this market is looking to do what we’re doing nor is anyone capable of it.”

Northeast Sports Network is an Internet and multimedia broadcaster specializing in Vermont high school and college sports. In addition to covering games live for each of the sports seasons, the station also broadcasts daily sports talk shows. Eric Berry, Jack Healey and George Commo provide daily sports coverage and commentary.

“NSN is extremely happy to start working with Corm & The Coach. With this partnership, we continue our approach to bring the best local content featuring legendary talent from morning until night," said NSN CEO Eric Berry. "We view this as a great opportunity for NSN as we move forward to bring this content across several platforms and see unlimited potential in the partnership. "

Both sides hope to finalize the first platform of this comprehensive broadcast package soon. For now, Corm & the Coach fans can check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Brennan, a former University of Vermont basketball coach, may also be close to inking a deal with Sirius to host a show about college basketball.

Both Brennan and Cormier remain in protracted talks with their former boss about back pay they claim they are owed.

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