J.D. Hayworth Joins The Mighty 1090/San Diego As Hacksaw's Morning Co-Host
March 8, 2013 at 10:18 AM (PT)
Former Congressman and CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFYI-A/PHOENIX afternoon host J.D. HAYWORTH is joining BCA Sports XEPRS-A (THE MIGHTY 1090)/SAN DIEGO as co-host of mornings with LEE “HACKSAW” HAMILTON, starting MARCH 18th.
The hiring follows three months of tryouts of seven final candidates for the position, and PD MIKE SHEPARD said, “We really appreciated all the ‘players’ who gave their time to this search and in the end, J.D.’s extensive background in radio, and true chemistry with HACKSAW made the difference. When the two of them were on together it was what we call ‘lean forward and listen’ radio. SAN DIEGO’s sports fans will truly be entertained every morning.”
HAYWORTH said, “HACKSAW and I go way back. As a TV sportscaster in PHOENIX, I got to know LEE during his days at KTAR, which was his radio home before he came to SAN DIEGO years ago. The preparation and dedication that LEE brings to his broadcasts impressed me then, and inspires me now. What an honor to become his partner. We will not rest until we are the best sports morning show in the country!”
VP/Market Manager NORMAN FEUER added, “Our dream team is now complete with HACKSAW and J.D. in mornings, followed by JIM ROME, DARREN SMITH, the returning SCOTT AND B.R. (SCOTT KAPLAN and BILLY RAY SMITH) in afternoons and COACH (JOHN) KENTERA at night. It’s the best lineup of sports hosts on one station since the heady days of the original MIGHTY 690 15 years ago.”
And HAMILTON said, “I’m really excited to be working with J.D. We’re good friends, we get along great in the office and when it comes to sports topics, we disagree on just about everything. How much fun is that going to be! And, if you want to get between the two of us, we’ll be taking lots of calls. But be prepared to keep up because we’ll be moving fast.”