Thursday, January 5, 2017

NYC-LA Radio: Stephen A. Smith Returns to ESPN Radio

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, The Stephen A. Smith Show will return to ESPN’s owned and operated radio stations in Los Angeles – KSPN ESPN LA710 – and New York - WEPN 98.7 FM.  The same day, the two-hour program will debut on ESPN’s SiriusXM Channel 80.

The program – which currently is broadcast on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio channel – will continue to be broadcast on SiriusXM Channel 80 weekdays from 1 – 3 p.m. ET, as he takes listeners, and his guests, through the hottest topics of the day in sports.

The show originates from ESPN Audio’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

The Stephen A. Smith Show will also be available digitally via, the ESPN app and TuneIn Radio. In addition, the program will be available as a daily podcast.  Smith will continue to appear on First Take, ESPN’s daily debate program (10 a.m. – noon, Monday through Friday).

"This is Phase I towards much bigger things on the horizon,” said Smith. “There is no better way to get this party going than by starting in my hometown (Queens) New York, and L.A., the City of Angels. But like I said, this is only the beginning. Stay Tuned!"

Traug Keller, senior vice president, ESPN Audio, added, “There is no one like Stephen A. and his show is a must listen. Sports fans will now have more options to listen to his heartfelt commentary on the issues of the day, through our flagship stations in New York and Los Angeles, on our digital platforms and on SiriusXM.”

Additional Radio Schedule Changes
Also on January 17:
  • The first two hours of Russillo & Kanell (1 – 3 p.m.) will move to ESPN Xtra, SiriusXM Channel 81, while the third hour will remain on ESPN Radio Channel 80.
  • The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz will air nationally on ESPN Radio and SiriusXM Channel 80 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) while also airing locally in New York City on ESPN Deportes Radio New York 1050AM (Noon – 2 p.m.).
On January 16:
  • Current ESPN Radio New York 98.7FM staple Hahn & Humpty will move to the 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. timeslot.

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