I worked in sports radio for 16 years as talk show host (national and local), play-by-play announcer (minors and majors) and program director (major market). Since sports is still my business, I listen to sports radio all the time - including the three major national sports radio nets: ESPN, Fox and Sporting News.
(Fox Sports Radio weekday, general sports talk show lineup)
If you’ve read SbB over the years, you know I’m not a pc guy. But recently, in canvassing the talent on the three national sports radio outlets, I noticed a pretty remarkable demographic disparity worth noting.
(ESPN Radio weekday, general sports talk show lineup)
Of the 18 weekday, general sports talk shows on those three networks, exactly one show features a black host. And zero feature a Latino or female.
So where can you find that rarest of radio species, the black national talk show host? Read more…