As George Jefferson would say, “We’re Moving On Up!”
Myself, along with John Panarese will become a part of the Sports Radio New York team. Sunday nights from 8PM – 10PM, WGBB AM, produces two one hour shows, devoted to the New York Sports Scene. There are some guys that are fixtures on the lineup, but in the past few weeks, some of the regular hosts have moved on to bigger and better things.
Rob Kowal, the founder of Sports Radio New York, who I have been friends with for a while, asked if anyone was interested in coming on board. As you may or may not know, I have done a show on Blog Talk Radio a while back, called the New York Hockey Report. On that show, I was the brunt of jokes from two Ranger fans, but still had some fun. I had done Rob’s New York Hockey Talk show, and really enjoyed myself. We talked last night, and I have a slot on theSports Radio NY lineup, hosting the SPORTSTALK1240 program one to two times a month on AM1240-WGBB.
The first show will be on August 18th, at 9PM. I immediately asked John Panarese, my well-respected colleague to join me in the show, and hopefully, he will be able to do so.
The show will feature a great deal about hockey. But to be fair, we will do a local flavor, so talking about all three teams will be part of the dialogue. Again – as we tried to do on the Blog Talk Radio format, I will show respect when needed, and bash when needed to be bashed. Whether it is your team, or someone elses, we will represent New York on the show.
Also – with my covering the Long Island Ducks for Atlantic League Independent , I hope to add the Ducks to the stable. I am hoping to get some interviews from the Ducks for the show as well. Since we will be on the air when the Ducks are playing and then heading for a road trip when the game concludes, the interviews will be done beforehand. But I hope to get a player or two, plus maybe the manager, Kevin Baez on.
The show can be found on AM1240 WGBB– whose studio is located in West Babylon. (Their tower is still located in Freeport) The signal is small, but available in Nassau and Suffolk counties. However, you can go to WGBB website, or the Sports Radio New York web site, and listen live there. There also is a live web cam in the studio, so you can see our ‘faces that are made for radio’. In addition, the shows are podcasted, so you can catch up with them at a later time, or subscribe. They usually are available the next day.
I am hoping to get a good Islander name as my first guest (stay tuned for details).
Hope that you can join us on our maiden voyage on Sports Radio New York. See you on the radio.