By JIM RUTLEDGE
ESPN Madison fans,
I’m incredibly excited to unveil our new lineup across multiple platforms, not only will we be on air every day of the week, but all of our shows can be heard at our newly revamped website, ESPNWisconsin.com. The depth and talent we have trained and honed locally is encouraging as we continue striving to produce excellent programming for you. This is truly an exciting step for us as a station and one we are all ecstatic about taking part in.
Now, let’s take a look at some of our exciting changes.
The Badger Hour, a program that aired weeknights from 6-7p for the past five years, will become a daily online program tabbed The Jump Around. I will be joined by ESPNWisconsin.com Badgers insider Tom Lea. The show will focus entirely on University of Wisconsin athletics, featuring interviews, commentary and analysis each weekday.
ESPN Madison’s Game Night, hosted by Gabe Neitzel and myself, will air each weeknight from 6-7p. The show, airing in the same slot as the now transitioned Badger Hour, will still include Badgers talk and analysis, but it won’t be limited to just that. Madison’s Game Night will feature big name guests, Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers talk as well as other local and national sports discussion.
Saturday Sports Page will air each and every Saturday morning from 10a-12p. Hosted by Greg Scalzo and Lea, SSP discusses the hot topics across the sporting landscape, both on a national and local scale.
PrepMania, hosted by Lance Davis and Neitzel, will air year round on Friday evenings. The show will focus on high school athletics throughout the Madison metropolitan area.
In The Trenches, now a year-round program, returns tonight and each Thursday moving forward with hosts and former Badgers Derek Engler and Tarek Saleh as well as myself.
Additionally, FM 100.5 ESPN introduces Andrew Klein as the new co-host of The Sunday Morning Golf Show with Neitzel. The show will highlight local golf courses, examine the current landscape of the PGA Tour and plenty of other analysis.
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