Lineup Changes Coming To ESPN Radio
January 15, 2009 at 7:10 AM (PT)
ESPN RADIO plans changes in its lineup, moving DOUG GOTTLIEB from 8-11p ET to 4-7p ET, replacing "FOOTBALL TODAY" with JOHN SEIBEL and ORESTES DESTRADE 4-6:30 and the simulcast of "PARDON THE INTERRUPTION" 6:30-7p, effective FEBRUARY 2nd. SPORTSCENTER anchor BRIAN KENNY moves into 8-10p ET. A new live news and information block launches for 10p-1a.
On MARCH 16th, "THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD" expands from 10a-1p to 10a-2p ET, with MIKE TIRICO and SCOTT VAN PELT moving up an hour to 2-4p. VAN PELT's solo hour at 3p ET will come off the schedule at that time.
"We believe this new programming philosophy is designed to serve sports fans better," said SVP/GM MO DAVENPORT. "The overall strategy is to focus on strong personality-driven sports content between 6a and 7p, followed from 7p through 6a by play-by-play events, complimentary programming surrounding major events, and ESPN sports specific content and SPORTSCENTER."