The Double Team with Dario Melendez & Bob Brainerd

The Double Team with Dario Melendez & Bob Brainerd

The Double Team airs weekdays from noon until 2 p.m. in Milwaukee on 97.3 The Game and Madison on The Big 1070.

About Dario Melendez

Dario Melendez is an award winning Sports Journalist who is currently the Brewers and Bucks Pre-and-Post game Host and Reporter for FoxSports Wisconsin . Before joining FSW, Dario was a Sports Anchor at NY1 in New York City and on ESPN’s SportsCenter in Bristol, Conn. Melendez has also been a weekend sports anchor and sports reporter at WISN-TV in Milwaukee, Wis. where he covered professional and college sports. Assignments included Super Bowl XLV, the 2011 NLDS and NLCS, and the 2011 and 2012 Big Ten Championships. Previously, Melendez was in Fort Myers, Fla. where he was weekend sports anchor and sports reporter responsible for shooting and editing daily stories for WINK-TV (2008-10), and served as talk show co-host for Fox Sports Radio. For WINK, assignments included Super Bowls XLIII and XLIV, the 2010 Pro Bowl, 2009 BCS Orange Bowl, 2009 BCS National Championship, and the 2009 NBA Finals. While at WISN-TV he was honored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for Best Sportscast for Larger Market (2011). He received the Associated Press Regional Award for Best Sports Feature “Sleeping with Enemy” while at WINK-TV (2010).

About Bob Brainerd

Spin the sports media wheel and you will no doubt land on something Bob Brainerd has done during his three-decade plus career.

After his 9-year run presenting the local sports scene in Eau Claire on WEAU-TV, Bob ventured home to Milwaukee where the running joke is that he holds the record for most TV station golf shirts accumulated…show me anyone else who has worked at all four stations in the market? (Is that a good thing?).

The journey continued with the creation and management of the high school sports show, Preps Plus, followed by sideline and pregame reporting duties for the Brewers and Bucks on Fox Sports Wisconsin.

There’s more? Certainly. You might want to have a seat…

Mix in play-by-play duties at Time Warner Cable SportsChannel/Spectrum Sports during the 2000’s, yapping over the action of Wisconsin professional, college and high school events.

And if you’ve attended local events like a Marquette basketball game, Bucks game or UW-Milwaukee basketball game and thought, “that voice doing the public address sounds familiar”…that’s Bob too. And he has spent the last year as the pinch hitter off the iHeart bench, subbing for various programs on The Big 920…he thinks he’s the Rob Picciolo of the station.



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