Two former co-workers at 610 AM Sports Radio in Kansas City have teamed up for a new SB Nation podcast. Brandon Kiley and Ron “The Show” Hughley never worked on the same show until now, where they are hosting a weekly Chiefs podcast on the SB Nation Network called “Arrowhead Pride Presents: Show and BK.” The first episode is available on most podcast platforms.
“Oh boy We are doing this thing!” Hughley said on the inaugural episode. “This is crazy I’m Ron ‘The Show,’ Brandon Kiley ‘BK’ I’ll only call you Brandon when you anger me, so yes almost like a parent, so your mom, I’ll call you that when you anger me.”
The two shared the same building as peers, but now Hughley hosts afternoon drive at Sports Radio 610 in Houston. Kiley stayed in Missouri and now hosts the mid-day show at 101 ESPN in St. Louis.
“We’ve worked in the same building, and this is the first time we’ve literally ever done anything together,” Hughley said. “So we did those Friday roundtable things that’s the closest thing we’ve come to doing anything real,” Kiley responded.
“You’re in St. Louis right now doing mid-days, I’m in Houston doing afternoon drive, but we still got takes! We still got takes on these Chiefs. We are going to have some fun with you each and every Friday. It’s gonna be a good mesh. My man right here has stats for days; he always has stats that make me say ‘damn!’ I ain’t got nothing to say to that.”
This is a “small world” type of affair for the two broadcasters who love talking about the Chiefs despite moving farther away from the home market. Hughley and Kiley went to the same Kansas City high school.
“We grew up in the same area; we both are huge Chiefs fans,” Kiley said. “We both ended up elsewhere for… reasons. Now we get to still talk Chiefs, so hugely thankful to Pete for allowing us to do this, and man I cannot wait.
Russ Heltman is a daily news writer for BSM. He is the morning host and producer for 89.3 WMKV in Cincinnati, OH. He also works in gameday communications for FC Cincinnati and additionally contributes to the AllBengals blog for Sports Illustrated. Russ can be found on Twitter @RussHeltman11 or you can reach him by email at Heltmandm@yahoo.com.
Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”
The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.
“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”
Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”