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Aug. 23, 2022

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 74 - Talking Baseball with Sweeny Murti, Nick Roman and Rob Lang

Baseball is a funny game -- you can win 100 games and miss the playoffs, and a Wild Card team can win the World Series. Sweeny, Nick, and Rob look at the favorites and the surprises in this year's race for the pennant.


Baseball is a funny game -- you can win 100 games and miss the playoffs, and a Wild Card team can win the World Series. Sweeny, Nick, Rob, John and Don look at the favorites and the surprises in this year's race for the pennant.

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Nick Roman

Nick Roman is KPCC's host of All Things Considered.

Roman has been a fixture in Southern California radio news for more than 30 years. From 1984-2004, he was the voice of news at KLON/KKJZ in Long Beach, serving as a producer, anchor, and news director. Along the way he helped create CALNET, a daily statewide news program, where he was a producer, news editor and host.

He's proud to have trained such accomplished journalists as Kitty Felde and Frank Stoltze. Roman has also worked for the past 25 years teaching broadcast journalism to students at Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Fullerton. His love of sports has led him to file numerous stories for NPR's "Only A Game."

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Rob Lang

Robert Lang is the reporter and afternoon drive anchor for WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5. He is also the lead anchor of WBAL News Now at 6. He joined the station in July, 2004, and has served as a legislative reporter, political reporter, general assignment reporter, anchor and public affairs host for the station. He is a Baltimore native "living the dream" at his favorite hometown station. Robert has worked in radio and television news for more than 36 years starting in Wilmington, Delaware, then Watertown, New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania including five years as a Harrisburg bureau reporter for WGAL-TV. He is a lifetime Baltimore Orioles fan, and lives in Baltimore County with his wife Julie and their cat Jules2

Sweeny Murti Profile Photo

Sweeny Murti

Sweeny Murti’s love of baseball began as a player in Little League, and was spurred by his childhood favorite team, the Philadelphia Phillies. Murti was in 5th grade when the Phillies won the World Series. His love for broadcasting began when he began calling football and basketball games for his high school, which just happened to have a low-power FM radio station on campus.
The combination of sports and broadcasting took him to Penn State to study broadcast journalism. His first job was in Harrisburg; then his career took him to Philadelphia before he relocated to New York and sports talk WFAN radio. His first stint at WFAN was in 1993; he spent a year back in Philadelphia in 1997-98 before returning to WFAN.
Sweeny is also a regular contributor to SNY and MLB Network. He has also been seen frequently on WNBC-4 New York, WCBS-2 New York, and YES Network. He also covered the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and 2000 Summer Olympic Games for Westwood One Radio Network.