ESPN Radio

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ESPN Radio
Type Radio network
Country United States
Availability National, through regional affiliates and satellite radio
Owner ESPN Inc.
Launch date
January 1, 1992
Official website
espnradio.com

ESPN Radio is an American sports radio network. It was launched on January 1, 1992 under the original banner of "SportsRadio ESPN." ESPN Radio is located at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. The network airs a regular schedule of daily and weekly programming as well as live coverage of sports events including Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, Bowl Championship Series, and Championship Week games. ESPN Radio is broadcast to hundreds of affiliate stations as well as to subscribers of Sirius XM Satellite Radio in the United States and Canada. The network's content is also streamed online and via mobile applications. The content can also be streamed on Xbox 360 consoles via their iHeartRadio application, as all Clear Channel Communications-owned ESPN Radio affiliates (specifically KTZN, WAVZ, WBGG and WUCS) stream on iHeartRadio.

ESPN Radio currently has four company-owned stations in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas, with two others operated in New York and Boston under a local marketing agreement (LMA) with their owners. Each station (including the second New York City station) is partnered with an ESPN local website named for the city and featuring a completely separate staff of sportswriters and reporters for each market who give their local viewpoints of local sports (for example, espnnewyork.com for New York).

Most other markets have ESPN Radio affiliates, whether they be part-time or have their entire format dedicated to ESPN Radio. The Walt Disney Company did not include the ESPN Radio network or the Radio Disney network in the 2007 sale of ABC Radio to Citadel Broadcasting.[1]

History[edit]

Logo (1992-2008)

ESPN Radio launched on January 1, 1992. Keith Olbermann hosted the first program. The top story that night was that Danny Tartabull signed with the New York Yankees as a free agent.

At first, ESPN Radio broadcast only on weekends. By 1996, it expanded to weekdays with a show hosted by The Fabulous Sports Babe, Nancy Donnellan. One hour of that show was simulcast on ESPN2 (1-2 p.m. Eastern time). Two years later, Tony Bruno and Mike Golic were brought together for a new morning show, the "Bruno & Golic Morning Show" which aired until Bruno left the network in 2000. Mike Greenberg was named as Bruno's replacement, and the morning show became "Mike & Mike", which still airs today (and is also simulcast on ESPN2). In January, 2010, Mike & Mike celebrated their 10 year anniversary on ESPN Radio. Dan Patrick was a mainstay in afternoons until his departure from ESPN in 2007.

Gradually, ESPN added more dayparts and became a 24-hour service.

In 1995, ESPN Radio gained national radio rights to the NBA. In 1997, it gained the national radio rights to MLB.

Current programming[edit]

For a fuller list of programs, including out of season shows, see List of programs on ESPN Radio

Weekday programming[2]

Airtime (Eastern) Program Host(s) Original Run
1:00 am – 6:00am SportsCenter AllNight Jay Reynolds (2011–present)
6:00 am – 10:00 am Mike & Mike Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic (1998–present)
10:00 am – 1:00 pm The Herd with Colin Cowherd Colin Cowherd (2004–present)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm SVP & Russillo Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo (2008–present)
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dan Le Batard Show Dan Le Batard and Jon "Stugotz" Weiner (2013-present)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sedano & Stink Jorge Sedano and Mark Schlereth (2013–present)
10:00 pm – 1:00 am The Freddie Coleman Show Freddie Coleman (2013–present)

Saturday programming

Airtime (Eastern) Program Host(s) Original Run
1:00 am – 2:00 am The Sporting Life Jeremy Schapp
2:00 am – 3:00 am Inside the Huddle
3:00 am – 4:00 am The Sporting Life Jeremy Schaap
4:00 am – 5:00 am Inside the Huddle
5:00 am – 6:00 am The Sporting Life Jeremy Schaap
6:00 am – 7:00 am Inside the Huddle
7:00 am – 8:00 am The Sporting Life Jeremy Schapp
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Dari and Mel Dari Nowkhah and Mel Kiper Jr. (2009–present)
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Don La Greca Show Don La Greca (2013–present)
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm SportsCenter Saturday
8:00 pm – 12:00 am Dave Rothenberg Dave Rothenberg (2013–present)

MLB on ESPN Radio often airs on Saturday afternoon with varied times week to week, those times are usually in-tune with the FOX Saturday Baseball Telecast which airs its games at Four or Seven PM with the start time being one hour prior to first pitch.

Sunday programming

Airtime (Eastern) Program Host(s) Original Run
12:00 am – 3:00 am The V Show with Bob Valvano Bob Valvano (1998–present)
3:00 am – 4:00 am Inside the Huddle
4:00 am – 5:00 am The Sporting Life Jeremy Schapp
5:00 am – 6:00 am Inside the Huddle
6:00 am – 7:00 am The Sporting Life Jeremy Schapp
7:00 am – 8:00 am The Ian O'Connor Show Ian O'Connor (2013–present)
9:00 am – 11:00 am The Mike Lupica Show Mike Lupica (2013-present)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Coach & Company Jonathan Coachman (2012–present)
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm SportsCenter Sunday
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Major League Baseball on ESPN Radio Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton, & Marc Kestecher (1998-present)
10:00 pm – 12:00 am SportsCenter AllNight Jay Reynolds (2011–present)

Seasonal shows[edit]

Game broadcasts[edit]

In 2013, ESPN Radio also broadcast their first non-sporting event, a radio simulcast of the Miss America 2013 beauty pageant.

Daily segments[edit]

ESPN Radio Stations[edit]

Owned and operated[edit]

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Market Station Frequency Website
New York WEPN-FM* 98.7 FM* ESPN New York
Los Angeles KSPN 710 AM ESPN Los Angeles
Chicago WMVP 1000 AM ESPN Chicago
Boston WEEI* 850 AM* ESPN Boston
ESPN on WEEI
Dallas KESN** 103.3 FM** ESPN Dallas
ESPN Radio Dallas

Affiliated[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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