On Monday, Sept. 30, The Dan LeBatard Show will make its national debut on ESPN Radio at 4 p.m. ET. The three-hour weekday program will be broadcast from Miami and will explore major sports issues of the day. LeBatard’s local Miami radio show will continue to be heard for one hour beginning at 3 p.m.
LeBatard and his co-host, “Stugotz” (Jon Weiner), will bring their unique blend of self-deprecating humor, insightful guests, thoughtful, and at times, provocative conversation to ESPN Radio’s national audience. Rotating guest co-hosts, including Bomani Jones and Greg Cote, will often join LeBatard and Stugotz to provide listeners with a slightly different experience every day.
LeBatard said, “I am very excited to take our show to a national audience for the two days before the suits come after us.”
The national show will be available on ESPN Radio, espnradio.com, the ESPN Radio app and Sirius Channel 84.
LeBatard will also continue to host ESPN2’s Highly Questionable weekdays at 4 p.m. Jones will continue role on the program.
ESPN Radio’s revamped late afternoon and evening weekday lineup also includes Sedano & Stink, hosted by Jorge Sedano and Mark Schlereth, at 7 p.m. The three-hour show is followed by The Freddie Coleman Show at 10 p.m.
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