The Jim Mattson Show


Jim Mattson has been working as a sports director 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.

Mike & Mike

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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.

The Dan Lebatard Show

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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.

Ryen Russillo Show

Ryen Russillo brings daily flavor and depth to the latest games and topics in sports.   Ryen has closely covered sports working the phone like a reporter and watching game film like an analyst.  The show incorporates a deep digital and social media presence that allows listeners on all platforms to feel like they’ve been invited to the daily party.

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time is unafraid to have the conversation(s) that make people uncomfortable. Bomani is thoughtful, making sure he is respectful to the subject matter. He will not sugarcoat it, but will go to great lengths so that you understand the crux of his point, even if you might not agree.

“The best radio shows are the most fun, and that’s what I want The Right Time to be,” said Jones. “The show will feature smart stuff, tackle the most important topics, and I can promise we’ll handle sports in a way no one else does on radio.”

The Freddie and Fitz Show

The three-hour late night show recaps the top sports news events of the day and the biggest storylines from the games of the evening, mixing opinion, personality, and live guests and reporters.  Each weeknight, Freddie & Fitz focuses on what fans are talking about that day as well as what we expect they will talk about tomorrow.

Dari & Mel

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.

First and Last

First and Last is a two-hour program will recap the previous night’s highlights and delve into the coming day’s stories and will be preceded by a two-hour edition of SportsCenter AllNight (2 – 4 a.m.), making ESPN Radio live 24 hours a day on weekdays.

Marty & McGee

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.

Rothernberg + Medcalf

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.

Dickerson & Hood

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.

SportsCenter All Night

After all the games have been played for the day, stay up and listen for SportsCenter updates, interviews, and highlights all night long.