Two Listeners Of KGMZ's 'Lucky Break' To Co-Host Show
April 5, 2013 at 3:04 PM (PT)
ENTERCOM Sports KGMZ (95.7 THE GAME)/SAN FRANCISCO has awarded listener MATTHEW BESSETTE as the winner of its Lucky Break 2 reality show competition. BESSETTE has won an on-air contract with 95.7 THE GAME and in a surprise twist, BESSETTE’s co-host will be the Lucky Break 2 runner-up, NICK GHIORSO. The exact day of their on-air debut is TBA.
"Over the past nine weeks, we’ve seen the depth of MATTHEW BESSETTE’s sports knowledge, along with NICK GHIORSO’s ability to entertain an audience," PD JASON BARRETT said. "I’m confident that MATTHEW and NICK will make a fantastic duo that will deliver strong sports insight and compelling content for BAY AREA sports fans. We’re excited to add them to the 95.7 THE GAME team."
"I’m elated to have this opportunity, and I’m ready to work my tail off to get to the top of my radio game," BESSETTE said. "This is truly a blessing. I’d like to thank everyone at 95.7 The GAME for giving me a shot to live my dream."
"Getting a contract with 95.7 THE GAME is amazing. I’m incredibly excited for the opportunity to co-host with MATTHEW," said runner-up GHIORSO. "I know that MATTHEW and I will be a great tag-team duo! I can’t wait to get our new show off the ground and on the air."
Lucky Break 2 began in JANUARY 2013; over 170 BAY AREA sports fans auditioned over four weeks in FEBRUARY, with 95.7 THE GAME selecting 16 semi-finalists to compete, live on the radio, for five weeks in MARCH and early APRIL.
During the live shows, contestants advanced via a Celebrity Judge Panel, which included PD JASON BARRETT, midday host JOHN LUND and celebrity athletes from local pro sports team. Leading up to the finale, one contestant was saved every week by public vote. Over 200,000 votes were cast during the five weeks of live shows.