FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 9, 2017
Massachusetts Poker Player and Media Personality Bernard Lee to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Poker Radio Show
Shows Over the Next 10 Months to Include Giveaways, Special Guests
BOSTON, Mass. — Professional poker player and media personality Bernard Lee will this month celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Bernard Lee Poker Show. Lee’s show will commemorate this milestone with a 10-month celebration that features special guests of the month and monthly prizes that will be given away in batches of 10 through February 2018.
A special set of 10 bonus prizes, including a chance to win a seat into a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet event, will also be given away throughout the celebration. In total, The Bernard Lee Poker Show will hand out more than $10,000 worth of prizes to loyal listeners.
“When I set out more than 10 years ago to launch a poker radio show in Boston, I never could have dreamed it would have been met with such a positive reaction and go on to be shared with listeners worldwide. I’m a poker fan first and a player second, which I believe has been the key to providing listeners a poker show they continue to find interesting and informative,” Lee said. “It has been an honor and a privilege to host the show for these past 10 years, and I look forward to many, many more!”
The 10th anniversary of The Bernard Lee Poker Show is sponsored by RunGoodGear.com.
“Bernard is a great ambassador not only for RunGoodGear, but also for the entire poker community. Bernard has done a fantastic job supporting us and we are pleased to be part of this joyous celebration,” explains Tana Karn, president of RunGoodGear.com.
In conjunction with its 10th anniversary, The Bernard Lee Poker Show will begin once again broadcasting on the Money Matters Radio Network (1120 AM and 102.9 FM) in the Boston area at 6 p.m. EST. The show previously aired on the network from 2010 to 2013.
“We are thrilled to have one of the premier poker shows back on our network. Lee attracts first-rate guests, which always makes for compelling content. Our listeners will be excited to have the show back on our airwaves,” said Jason Wolfe, General Manager of Money Matters Radio.
The Bernard Lee Poker Show, which incorporates interviews with poker players and prominent industry personnel with poker news and tips, will continue to air Tuesdays on RoundersRadio.com, one of the largest online poker talk radio stations in the world with listeners in more than 85 countries. Podcasts of the show are available on RoundersRadio.com and iTunes.
A favorite among poker enthusiasts, the radio show was named one of the “5 Best Poker Podcasts You Need To Listen To Right Now” in September 2016 by PokerUpdate.com.
To qualify for one of the monthly contests, listeners must follow Lee on Twitter at @BernardLeePoker and retweet or like contest announcements. Listeners can also qualify by following Lee on Instagram at @BernardLeePoker.
The first three months of prizes are:
- May: 10 Commemorative 10th Anniversary “The Bernard Lee Poker Show” T-shirts designed by RunGoodGear.com
- June: 10 $410 buy-ins to “Put A Bad Beat On Hunger” charity event presented by Cabot Creamery at the Borgata Hotel and Casino
- July: 10 pairs of tickets to the VooDoo ZipLine at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino
Future prizes will include $25 gift cards, $350 seats into the All-In for CP Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament held in Las Vegas and RunGoodGear.com merchandise.
The 10 bonus prizes given away throughout the celebration will begin in May with a seat into “The Giant,” a new WSOP bracelet event. Future prizes will include gift certificates and signed copies of Lee’s books, The Final Table Volume I and II.
The celebration will also extend to its featured guests, with at least one high-profile interview slated for each month through February 2018. The special guests for the first three months will be:
- May: Joe Hachem, the 2005 WSOP main event champion
- June: Jason Mercier, the 2016 WSOP Player of the Year
- July: Greg Merson, the 2012 WSOP main event champion
Future guests of the month will include Qui Nguyen (the 2016 WSOP main event champion), Hall of Famer Mike Sexton, and the 2017 WSOP main event champion.
Lee, a Wayland, Mass resident, has won more than $2 million and six titles on the tournament circuit since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality.
Poker apparel company RunGoodGear.com signed Lee on as a member of its team of professional poker players in 2013. Lee became a spokesperson for Blaycation, a specialty travel company that combines individuals’ bucket lists with unique vacations, in 2015. Also in 2015, Lee joined the Blue Shark Optics Pro Team.
Lee is a poker writer for ESPN.com, Card Player and All-In magazines. His two books, The Final Table, Volume I and Volume II, are compilations of the Sunday Boston Herald poker columns he penned for seven years. Lee is also a poker instructor and commentator for the WSOP and New England’s Eastern Poker Tour. He is a former co-host of ESPN.com’s weekly online poker show, “ESPN Inside Deal.”
RunGoodGear.com is poker’s premier online-store for apparel. Their mission is to provide poker players with stylish and comfortable clothing for their daily grind.
The Money Matter Radio Network was founded in 1998 with the purpose of providing the Boston radio market with the most comprehensive coverage of business and financial news both locally and nationally. The feature program of the station is “The Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong”, Boston’s premiere finance show, which tracks the markets and breaking business news on a daily basis.