CHERRY HILL, NJ—(SBN)—Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed among men who live in the United States. The American Cancer Society says nearly 165 thousand men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018. While highly-treatable, with a relative cure rate that approaches 100%, prostate cancer will cause nearly 29,430 deaths in 2018, an increase of 11% from 2017.
For the past 15 years, a well-known sports talk radio personality has been trying to do something about it.
Legendary sports broadcaster Ed Randall is trying to get men to learn more about prostate cancer and get themselves tested to prevent the spread of prostate cancer. Randall started a nonprofit to promote prostate cancer awareness, called Fans4TheCure.org.
The charity has conducted more than 1,500 prostate cancer awareness days/nights at major league and minor league ballparks over the past nine baseball seasons, providing physician referrals and onsite PSA screenings to more than 5,000 men.
Ed spoke with SBN news director Steve Lubetkin in this exclusive interview for “Radio Jersey,” the daily 6-8 p.m. All New Jersey Music radio show streaming on AsburyMusic.com, hosted by famed Asbury Park DJ Lee Mrowicki.
You can listen to our interview in the player below.
While running Fans for the Cure, Ed continues to be a leader in the field of baseball broadcasting. He hosts a weekly Saturday morning show (Remember When) with former Red Sox star Rico Petrocelli on Sirius/XM’s MLB Network, as well as Sunday morning’s Ed Randall’s Talking Baseball on New York’s WFAN, where he just began his 15th season on the only talk show in New York City radio that is dedicated solely to baseball.
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. He refocused on multimedia journalism and podcast production after a long career in corporate branded journalism and public relations.
He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced a wide range of audio and video podcasts in his other role as managing partner of State Broadcast News’s parent, The Lubetkin Media Companies.
Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional.
In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and in July 2021 he was named secretary of the chapter. In August 2021, he was honored by SPJ with one of the organization’s 2021 Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Awards, given to regular members of an SPJ chapter who go above and beyond in serving their chapter.
Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996.
Steve also has reported on-camera and produces virtual conferences for NJSpotlightNews.org, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC.
From May-November 2019, he produced and reported a weekly podcast, The CRE News Hour, a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry.
From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta.
Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies.
Earlier in his career, Steve reported on rock music at the Jersey Shore for the Asbury Park Press, and was a broadcast news anchor and production engineer for WJLK-AM & FM, then owned by the Press. He also worked as a general assignment reporter for the Red Bank Register, Shrewsbury, NJ.
You can email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.