Stephen A. Smith is getting yet another opportunity to do a radio show, according to moles who know the 25 degree weather of Bristol, CT.
The broadcaster, most celebrated as an NBA Insider, who has bounced around from a number of great gigs since being dumped by ESPN, is returning to the company on the local radio dial in America’s biggest media markets.
Starting Monday night Stephen A. will do a program based mostly from New York City that will simulcast from 9pm till 11pm ET (6-8pm PT) on the ESPN owned and operated stations in Los Angeles (710am) and New York (1050am), according to radio insiders who love to read BenMaller.com
A. Martinez, who had been hosting his own night time show on KSPN in LA will continue on as Smith’s sidekick. Martinez will also do a 6-8p block alone in the city of Lakers and Dodgers.
The NY Daily News first reported last week that Smith was about to rejoin 1050 WEPN in New York, a station he had worked for back in 2005.
Stephen A. started hosting a daily hour-long TV show on ESPN called Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith in August of 2005, the show was bashed by critics and had low ratings before being cancelled in January of 2007.
Smith more recently hosted the morning show on Fox Sports Radio.