Well this certainly comes as a shock. The Max Kellerman Show, which airs on ESPN 1050 in NYC, has been dropped by the network today. A reason for the move wasn’t really given, but both parties had this to say….
1050 ESPN Radio and on-air host Max Kellerman have mutually agreed to end their relationship. Kellerman’s final broadcast for the station was yesterday (March 9), 10AM – 1PM.
Tim McCarthy, the station’s President and General Manager said: “Max is a highly articulate and passionate sports talk host and he brought a unique voice to our talent lineup. We wish him nothing but the best in all of his future endeavors.”
Kellerman added: “I had some great times at 1050. I appreciate everything Tim McCarthy, Aaron Spielberg, and everyone there have done for me over the years.”
Until a full-time replacement is selected, 1050’s evening host, Brandon Tierney, will host the weekday 10AM – 1PM slot.
Well I guess it’s good that Bill Simmons got on there while he could then, right? In all seriousness, this comes on the heels of Colin Cowherd now being aired in the Big Apple on 1050. While that might not be the exact reason, it most certainly played a part because Kellerman’s show was bumped down from three hours to two, and then was ultimately bumped off the air.
Thank goodness for Kellerman’s back up gigs in Boxing, because he just can’t keep a job with ESPN.
Update: The latest rumor that we’re hearing out of NYC, is that Kellerman might have something lined up with WFAN to join Mike Francesa. Seems like an odd pairing, but they’ve been looking for a partner to work with Francesa for awhile now. I’ll keep prying.
1050 And Host Max Kellerman Mutually Agree To Part (ESPN Radio)
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