- Jason Fitz, Domonique Foxworth, Mina Kimes, Myron Medcalf, Jordan Rodgers, Reese Waters and Clinton Yates to Bring Distinct Mix of Perspectives to ESPN’s Airwaves
- McNabb & Custer, Weekend Observations and More Return
ESPN Radio has added four new shows to its 2016 winter weekend lineup that feature a mix of perspectives from different voices. Rothenberg & Medcalf (Saturdays, 5 – 8 p.m. ET); Robin & Reese (Saturdays, 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.); Clinton Yates, Mina Kimes & Domonique Foxworth (Sundays, 9 a.m. – Noon); and Jordan Rodgers & Jason Fitz (10 p.m. – Midnight) are each making their debuts through the winter schedule.
“We are extremely excited about this lineup,” said David Roberts, vice president, Network Content. “It features talent that represents the principles of diversity in every sense of the word. I’m confident that our fans will be consistently informed , entertained and left with a host of memorable moments, which is our mission 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Rothenberg & Medcalf is hosted by ESPN New York 98.7FM’s Dave Rothenberg and ESPN.com college basketball writer Myron Medcalf and discusses the latest headlines in sports. Rothenberg can be heard on 98.7 FM ESPN New York, and is the host of Fantasy Focus on the national network. Medcalf joined ESPN in 2011 after covering college basketball for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Robin & Reese, which will debut Saturday, Jan. 7, will feature the humor of hosts Robin Lundberg and Reese Waters as they review the sports landscape while injecting pop culture and wit into the show. Lundberg currently hosts the weekday morning program, First and Last with Lundberg & Golic Jr. alongside Mike Golic Jr. A professional comedian, Waters contributes his talents as a SportsCenter correspondent, charged with providing the humorous side of sports-related stories across all ESPN platforms.
Clinton Yates, Mina Kimes & Domonique Foxworth, will showcase The Undefeated writers Yates and Foxworth alongside ESPN The Magazine’s Kimes as the three dissect the top stories in sports and topical societal issues. The show will premiere Sunday, Jan. 8. Yates covered local news, sports, politics, pop culture and anything he could get his hands on or head wrapped around at The Washington Post. Foxworth, a former NFL cornerback, brings his executive expertise to the show, having served as the president of the NFL Players’ Association. Kimes is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and currently co-hosts Fantasy Focus on ESPN Radio.
Jordan Rodgers & Jason Fitz will begin Sunday, Feb. 12, featuring Rodgers – a current college football studio analyst on the SEC Network and brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers – and Fitz, a former member of The Band Perry and current host of ESPNU’s CFB Daily. Rodgers and Fitz will wrap up the weekend storylines and discuss the upcoming week in sports.
Additional programming will continue to roll out through January and February. McNabb & Custer — which debuted in the fall and is hosted by former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Brian Custer — will continue in the winter, moving from its current timeslot to Noon, beginning Sunday, Feb. 12. Returning shows to the schedule in 2017 include Dari & Mel hosted by Dari Nowkhah and Mel Kiper Jr.; espnW presents The Trifecta on ESPN Radio hosted by Sarah Spain, Jane McManus and Kate Fagan; Marty & McGee hosted by Marty Smith and Ryan McGee; Dickerson & Hood hosted by Jeff Dickerson and Jonathan Hood; Max & The Coach hosted by Max Bretos and Jonathan Coachman; NBA Lockdown Insiders hosted by Marc Stein, Amin Elhassan and Brian Windhorst. Weekend Observations hosted by Jon “Stugotz” Weiner and Mike Golic Jr. will continue as a year-round program. The full lineup also includes mainstays like John Clayton’s Inside the Huddle and The Sporting Life hosted by Jeremy Schaap.
|Saturdays||5 a.m.||Inside the Huddle (5 a.m. edition begins January 7)|
|6 a.m.||Inside the Huddle (begins February 12)|
|7 a.m.||The Sporting Life (year-round)|
|8 a.m.||Dari & Mel (year-round)|
|Noon||espnW Presents The Trifecta on ESPN Radio (began December 12)|
|3 p.m.||Marty & McGee (begins January 7)|
|5 p.m.||Rothenberg & Medcalf (begins January 7)|
|8 p.m.||Dickerson & Hood (begins January 7)|
|11 p.m.||Robin & Reese (begins January 7)|
|Sundays||5 a.m.||Inside the Huddle|
|6 a.m.||The Sporting Life (year-round)|
|7 a.m.||Weekend Observations with Stu & Jr. (year-round)|
|9 a.m.||Clinton Yates, Mina Kimes & Domonique Foxworth (begins January 8)|
|Noon||McNabb & Custer (moves timeslots February 12)|
|2 p.m.||Max & The Coach (year-round)|
|4 p.m.||Operation Football (through Super Bowl) / Dickerson & Hood (begins after SB)|
|7 p.m.||NBA Lockdown Insiders: Marc Stein, Brian Windhorst & Amin Elhassan
(begins January 29)
|10 p.m.||Jordan Rodgers & Jason Fitz (begins February 12)|
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