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Marty Hurney, former Carolina Panthers GM, lands show on Yahoo Sports Radio

Marty Hurney, former Carolina Panthers general manager and now radio personality.
Marty Hurney, former Carolina Panthers general manager and now radio personality. CHARLOTTE OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Former Panthers general manager Marty Hurney, who has been in the radio business nine months, lands a national show next week.

Hurney and his partner Lanny Ford, who do “Inside the Lines” at 1 p.m. on WZGV-AM (ESPN 730), will expand their franchise to a 10 a.m. weekday show on Yahoo Sports Radio beginning Monday.

They will focus on national topics during the two-hour show on Yahoo, said Ford, and become more Carolina-centric on their local show.

Hurney, who has taken an ownership stake in ESPN 730 after becoming a co-host last June, quickly attracted attention on “Inside the Lines” for the quality of A-list guests and his business perspective, honed from a 20-year career in the front office.

“I have fun,” Hurney said Monday. “We can bring a different perspective.”

Ford and Hurney will follow another veteran Charlotte broadcaster on Yahoo Sports – Steve Czaban, who used to work for WFNZ-AM (“Fan” 610). He does the morning show on Yahoo from 6 to 10 a.m.

Yahoo’s shows can also be played back at will as podcasts.

Hurney, fired in October 2012 after the team started 1-5 in 2012, spent more than a decade as Panthers’ general manager. He has also worked as a guest analyst on ESPN’s “NFL Insiders” and was a sportswriter for The Washington Times before joining the Panthers’ personnel department in 1998.

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