Dan Sileo Named Morning Man At The Mighty 1090/San Diego
January 31, 2014 at 11:12 AM (PT)
Veteran sports talker DAN SILEO is returning to the West Coast as 6-9a (PT) morning host at BCA Sports XEPRS-A (THE MIGHTY 1090)/SAN DIEGO, starting MONDAY (2/3). SILEO, the former UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI and TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS player and FOX SPORTS RADIO host most recently at JAMES CRYSTAL RADIO Sports WMEN-A (640 SPORTS)/WEST PALM BEACH-FORT LAUDERDALE, replaces longtime SAN DIEGO sports talk fixture LEE "HACKSAW" HAMILTON, who will remain with the station in a capacity to be announced.
The controversial SILEO's career in radio started at the old ONE-ON-ONE SPORTS, after which he worked at KGO-A, KNBR-A, and KTCT-A/SAN FRANCISCO, a long stint at WDAE-A/TAMPA with regional syndication, and WQAM-A/MIAMI.
In a press release, SILEO said, “Even though my college and professional football career was mostly in FLORIDA, I fell in love with CALIFORNIA in the years I spent there. When the opportunity arose to not only work at SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’s top-rated Sports radio station but to also live in AMERICA’s Finest City it was a no-brainer so I quickly accepted THE MIGHTY 1090’s offer. Besides, who wouldn’t want to trade covering the MARLINS and DOLPHINS for covering superior organizations like the PADRES and CHARGERS ... I realize I have big shoes to fill taking over for the legendary LEE ‘HACKSAW’ HAMILTON. LEE set the standard for sports talk radio in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA and I know I have a lot to live up to.”
On the controversies that led to his exits in TAMPA and MIAMI, SILEO added, “The past couple of years in radio has taught me a lot and I plan on applying those lessons to my passionate and sometimes emotional approach to sports to create a great experience for SAN DIEGO fans, both hardcore and casual.”
Programming-OM MIKE SHEPARD said, “I am thrilled to welcome DAN to SAN DIEGO’s Sports Leader, THE MIGHTY 1090. DAN is a passionate, outspoken, engaging and incredibly knowledgeable sports radio personality. His track record of major-market success is remarkable and DAN is a perfect addition to THE MIGHTY 1090’s top-rated, all-star lineup.”
VP/GM NORM FEUER said, “I’m very excited about the dynamic and successful DAN SILEO joining us and the best sports talent line up in all of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. We are sure he will make a dramatic impact on THE MIGHTY 1090."