Thursday, September 5, 2019

FOX Sports Radio Launches Ben Maller Podcast

FOX Sports Radio, a division of Premiere Networks, announced today the launch of a new iHeartRadio Original Podcast, The Fifth Hour with Ben Maller on the iHeartPodcast Network.

This new weekly podcast from the host of FOX Sports Radio’s weekday overnight program, The Ben Maller Show, will focus heavily on football and betting topics.The popular “Benny vs. Penny” football betting feature from the weeknight program will now be exclusive to the podcast. Maller will also give listeners a peak behind the curtain of his nightly radio show, and chat with friends of the program who listeners can’t get enough of.

“Hosting a radio show four hours a night, Monday through Friday, still isn’t enough time to cover all the sports topics that listeners want to hear, so I’m excited to add this ‘fifth hour’ that we’ve been promising for years – and this time, it’s not a joke!” said Maller.“I’m looking forward to diving deeper into the stories that our audience wants to hear – it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Maller will continue to host The Ben Maller Show, which airs weekdays from 2 - 6 a.m. ET on nearly 370 affiliates nationwide. In the last year, the program has experienced +28.8% growth with Men 25-54 and +25% with Adults 25-54 (Nielsen Audio: FA’18 vs. FA’17 Nationwide, Exact Times, AQH). Originating from Los Angeles, The Ben Maller Show features compelling sports talk, highlighted by Maller’s token sarcasm, informative insight, stimulating opinions and listener interaction.

Maller joined the FOX Sports Radio a month after the network’s debut in 2000, serving as an update anchor and weekend talk show host until the launch of his overnight show in 2014. He previously worked at KXTA/XTRA Sports 1150 in Los Angeles, where he hosted the popular midday program Ben & Dave Show, in addition to anchoring the post-game Dodger Talk with former longtime voice of the Dodgers, Ross Porter.Prior to that, Maller served as an International Correspondent for New Zealand’s Premier Sports Station, Radio Sport, and worked as a television sports pundit at NBC Sports Network.He began his career as a reporter for XTRA Sports 690 in San Diego.

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