I’ll always have an affinity for ESPN’s Brian Kenny because he mentioned the website on Sports Center, and I think he’s raking of Steve Phillips over the coals was hilarious, so I’m all for the anchor getting his own radio show. The only problem is that ESPN has changed lineups more times than I can remember, and they’re doing so again. Via ESPN PR….
Brian Kenny, SportsCenter anchor and ESPN2 Friday Night Fights host, will host the network’s weeknight 8-10 p.m. ET slot starting February 2. Also that day, The Pulse with Doug Gottlieb will move from its present 7-10 p.m. weeknight slot to 4-7 p.m. and be renamed The Doug Gottlieb Show. Football Tonight will continue 7-8 p.m. followed by an expanded ESPN live news and information block, which will now run 10 p.m.-1 a.m. and feature information-based programming including Baseball Tonight, Football Tonight and SportsCenter. AllNight with Jason Smith remains 1-5 a.m. See Schedule Changes Below.
“We believe this new programming philosophy is designed to serve sports fans better,” said Mo Davenport, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN Radio. “The overall strategy is to focus on strong personality-driven sports content between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., followed from 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. by play-by-play events, complimentary programming surrounding major events, and ESPN sports specific content and SportsCenter.”
As long as they get Steve Phillips on Kenny’s show on a regular basis, so Kenny can yell at him and call him an idiot….I’m all in. Here’s the new lineup in case you’re interested.
Mike & Mike in the Morning (6-10am)
The Herd with Colin Cowherd (10-1pm)
Tirico & Van Pelt (1-3pm)
Scott Van Pelt Show (3-4pm)
The Doug Gottlieb Show (4-7pm)
Football Tonight (7-8pm)
The Brian Kenny Show (8-10pm)
ESPN live news and info block (10pm-1am)
AllNight with Jason Smith (1-5am)