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Jim Mattson has been Sports Director at WHOI-TV since 1990. His coverage of high school sports has won numerous state-wide awards.
Jim is a native of Morton, Illinois and a Morton High and University of Illinois graduate. He is married to Angie and the proud father of three girls- Kiruna, Aubrey and Tyla! Jim loves his job. When he’s not working, he loves family time, traveling, golfing and reading.
Peoria Fantasy Focus is a fast paced in depth look at all things Fantasy Sports. Rodney Knuppel and Skeeter Robinson pass along draft advice, roster management skills and other tidbits to help you win your Fantasy league. They also look at sports news and events from the fantasy sports perspective. Hear discussions and strategies on all of the major fantasy sports, from both a season-long and daily perspective. Get answers to your questions on air Sunday morning and throughout the week at the show’s Twitter @PeoFantasyFocus. Don’t miss the Peoria Fantasy Focus, Sunday mornings from 9-11am!
Rodney Knuppel is a sports enthusiast from Morton. He is married to Carlye and has a son Jonah and daughter Paige. Rodney has been involved with fantasy sports for years and has found a passion for Daily Fantasy Sports. In his free time outside of sports he enjoys playing with his children, running and going on bike rides with his Jonah, Paige and Tessa.
Skeeter Robinson is a high school business teacher, coach, and PA Announcer at Hartsburg-Emden. He has played fantasy sports for 15 years and won fantasy titles in football and baseball. He is a big Bears, White Sox, and Blackhawks fan.
Featuring co-hosts Mike Greenberg and former NFL player Mike Golic, a regular on ESPN2’s NFL Live, Mike & Mike is ESPN’s personality-driven sports talk morning drive show. The show combines a mix of live guest interviews, analysis, breaking sports news coverage and opinion, all presented in a thoroughly entertaining format. Mike & Mike airs on more than 370 stations around the country and can also be found on both Sirius XM Satellite Radio. All four hours of the show are simulcast on ESPN2 reaching 93 million homes, and the “Best of Mike & Mike” airs weekday afternoons on ESPN.
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.
Formerly the SVP & Russillo show has now become the Russillo show. Russillo joined ESPN Radio in February 2006, and has hosted NBA Sunday with Jamal Mashburn, The Baseball Show with Steve Phillips, and the NFL Draft. He has also filled in on talk shows including Tirico and Van Pelt, The Herd (simulcast on ESPNU), and the Doug Gottlieb Show.Prior to joining ESPN, Russillo was a sports voice in Boston, Mass. where he was a CSN studio host and NBA analyst, and a Sporting News Radio host. Previously, he was play-by-play voice of the Trenton (N.J.) Thunder, the Boston Red Sox Double A team. You can listen the Russillo show Monday-Friday 12-3 pm.
Miami radio personality Jorge Sedano has reached a multi-year agreement with ESPN and will join Mark Schlereth as co-host of the newly branded Sedano & Stink evening radio talk show. Sedano & Stink, airs Monday – Thursday, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on ESPN Radio. In addition to his new role on ESPN Radio, Sedano will contribute to SportsCenter and other ESPN studio programming. Schlereth, a three-time Super Bowl champion and former All-Pro offensive guard, joined ESPN in 2001 as an NFL analyst and has co-hosted the time slot on ESPN Radio since January 2012.
Freddie Coleman mixes personality and listener interaction with the day’s top news stories. Top feature is “Freddie’s Fave Five” – the five stories that Freddie likes from the weekend in sports. Listen Fridays from 9 pm – 11 pm on ESPN.
ESPN SportsCenter anchor Dari Nowkhah and NFL draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. team up for ESPN Radio’s Dari and Mel, a weekly show on Saturdays 8:00am-Noon ET. Mel Kiper, Jr. has been a staple on ESPN Radio and so has Nowkhah. Now, they co-host for a show that airs up until the college football season. The show previews the weekend’s action plus feature analysis and opinion, interviews with athletes and coaches and the day’s biggest newsmakers and listener interaction.
Nowkhah, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, joined ESPN in 2004, while Kiper has served as expert analyst for ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage since 1984. Each has previous ESPN Radio experience, Nowkhah hosting the network’s 8pm-1am ET GameNight block, and Kiper co-hosting the 10am-1pm ET part of SportsCenter Saturday.
Former college basketball coach Bob Valvano offers a unique perspective on the day’s stories overnight. A great storyteller, with show features including Hit or Myth.
Hosted by espnW columnist Sarah Spain and ESPN anchor and analyst Prim Siripipat, the show is a collaboration between espnW and ESPN Radio featuring a distinct perspective on sports that only espnW can provide. Hear them Saturdays from 11 am – 1 pm.
Tune in Saturday from 1 pm – 3 pm. Previously a podcast, a sports talk show infused with humor and storytelling, hosted by ESPN bureau reporter Marty Smith and ESPN The Magazine senior writer Ryan McGee. The show is broadcast out of Charlotte, N.C. Tune in Saturday from 1 pm – 3 pm on 96.5 ESPN.
Hosted by longtime New York radio personality Dave Rothenberg, the show incorporates listener reactions to the latest sports headlines. Hear him on Saturdays from 3 pm – 6 pm.
Hosted by ESPN Chicago voices Jeff Dickerson and Jonathan Hood, the show brings together listener interactions and previews and reaction to the day’s sporting events. Tune in Saturday nights from 6 pm – 10 pm.
ESPN New York’s Robin Lundberg shares his perspective on the biggest stories in the sports world. Robin Lundberg airs every Saturday from 10 pm – 12 am.
Covers all of the latest NBA news with ESPN’s team of experts, hosted by reporter Israel Gutierrez (Miami-based) and basketball analyst Kara Lawson (Bristol-based). Tune in Sunday mornings from 6 am – 8 pm.
Hosted by ESPN Radio sideline reporter Ian Fitzsimmons (Dallas-based) featuring his takes on the news of the day. Tune in Sundays from 2 pm – 6 pm on 96.5 ESPN.
An extension of NBA Lockdown showcasing ESPN reporters and analysts Marc Stein (Dallas-based), Brian Windhorst (Cleveland-based) and Amin Elhassan (Phoenix-based). Airs every Sunday from 6 pm – 9 pm.