MATT "MONEY" SMITH (KROQ) AND JOE GRANDE (POWER 106) TEAM UP FOR AFTERNOON DRIVE
(Los Angeles, CAAugust 23, 2005) – 19-year, award winning sports talker, Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton kicks off PM drive with “the best 15 minutes in sports” and “Hacksaw’s Headlines.” Then, teammates Matt “Money” Smith and Joe Grande talk sports. Hacksaw will also be heard in AM drive with Mancow’s Morning Madhouse, with TheLoose Cannons, and Afternoon Drive with Money and Grande. In addition to his Monday through Friday responsibilities, Hacksaw will anchor the weekends with the best 4-hours of Sports Talk radio in the nationon Saturdays and Sundays.
General Manager Don Martin says, " This is an opportunity to use Hacksaw across the entire XTRA Sports platform. The addition of Money and Joe Grande allows (XTRA) to pull off an incredible triple play. We get the benefit of Hacksaw throughout all key dayparts, 7 days a week, and we have an opportunity to add two dynamic stars to our PM drive lineup."
Hacksaw continues, “We now are an incredible team compiled of more .300 hitters with more home runs in our everyday lineup. Both Money and Joe are big time broadcasters.” Hamilton was voted Sports Talk ShowHost of the Year 3 times by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association.
Money and Grande have had tremendous success in the LA radio market. Matt "Money" Smith has been a key part of KROQ's top rated Kevin and Bean morning show for 11 years. Joe Grande is well known from his role in Big Boy's Neighborhood on Power 106 where he thrived for 7 years. Together they bring a solid fan base, a love of sports, great name recognition, and a powerhouse afternoon team. The trio launches Tuesday, September 6th at.
XTRA SPORTS AM570 programming features Mancow Mornings (4:30-9am), Jim Rome (9am-Noon), The Loose Cannons featuring Steve Hartman, Mychal Thompson and Vic “The Brick” Jacobs (12-4pm), Lee Hamilton, Matt “Money” Smith and Joe Grande (4-7pm) , Phil Hendrie (7-10pm), Southern California Sports Report (10-10:30pm), Lee Klein (10:30-1am), Lakers, UCLA, Raiders and Avengers.