ESPN Radio is in the process of making over their daily lineup and Dan Le Batard is the final piece to the puzzle. It was reported earlier this year that Le Batard and fellow Miami radio host Jorge Sedano would be going national with ESPN Radio. Sedano has replaced Mike Hill in the evening with Mark Schlereth and now Le Batard replaces Jonathan Coachman in the late afternoon slot. The Miami radio host/columnist and Highly Questionable host will take over the 4 PM - 7 PM ET after SVP & Russillo. He'll also host an hour locally in Miami from 3-4 before his ESPN Radio gig.
Here's what the full ESPN Radio weekday lineup looks like at the moment...
6-10 AM - Mike & Mike
10 AM-1 PM - The Herd
1-4 PM - The Scott Van Pelt Show
4-7 PM - The Dan Le Batard Show
7-10 PM - Sedano & Stink
10 PM-1 AM - The Freddie Coleman Show
Somehow Dan Le Batard is going to find a way to host his ESPN Radio show AND Highly Questionable on ESPN2 with both airing at 4 PM. Out of all the billions of people around the globe who were possible nominees, who would have thought Dan Le Batard would be the first to get cloned? The world obviously needs more hilarious Twitter trolling.
As much as ESPN likes to maintain that no one person is bigger than the brand, it's clear the network is being driven by a personality-based modus operandi. ESPN's lineup is all about individuals who can contribute cross-platform and build a personal brand, positively or negatively. It's why Colin Cowherd has another TV show in addition to his radio work. Why they've hired Keith Olbermann and Jason Whitlock. Why Scott Van Pelt appears on SportsCenter, radio, GameDay and live events. And now, why Dan Le Batard has landed both national TV and radio jobs in the past couple years. He's someone ESPN now feels like they can build around.
He can probably thank Papi for that.
Thank you for ditching the awful coach and company but unfortunately lebatards show is even WORSE. Simply awful. Worst sports radio show I've ever heard. Is anyone at espn even aware of how bad it is? My dial will not go back to espn radio at that time slot. Painful to even have on. I've never been to this website before and ended up searching the Internet for a place where I could properly express my feelings on this all important topic.
The thing is LeBatard et al are laughing all of the time, 95% of the time when their conversations aren't even funny. Not an enjoyable show. Coachman was w-a-a-a-y better. Sorry, LeBatard just isn't very good.
This show is horrible. I couldn't believe what I was listening to the first time I turned the radio on. I thought I accidently hit the Blue Collar channel with some of its very frequent not funny people. I will never listen to this crap show ever never ever. Do these guys have photos of some high ranking ESPN exec they don't want to get out? ESPN you should be ashamed of this act. Bring back the Coach.
I had wished they would get rid of Jonathon Coachman and his ONEWORD Scream, and it's true you must be careful what you wish you for. This is the worst three hours on radio. The bumps are awful, the interviews suck both in subject matter and execution and the constant talking over each other is just annoying. They think they're funny and they aren't. Changing the channel during that slot. Yes ESPN I am a woman and I watch and listen to sports!
I've listened to the show every day for the last year via Internet radio & podcast... it's hilarious and insightful... I think it's great that sports media personalities are trying to transcend sports instead of making up garbage stories or recycling the same crap day-in and day-out to fill time on their 24-hour networks
I wonder why their getting rid of Coach. I still wish they had a overnight guy instead of that Sportscenter Tonight
@18nalax yes, the whole crew will stay the same