ESPN700 SPORTS RADIO LAUNCHES “ON FRAME” SOCCER SHOW TONIGHT
Flagship Home of Real Salt Lake Kicks Off Weekly Monday Night Soccer Talk Show, Hosted By Spencer Warne, Brian Kamler & Brian Dunseth;
LA Galaxy VP Chris Klein & RSL MF Ned Grabavoy Join Tonight’s Inaugural Edition
SALT LAKE CITY (Monday, March 5, 2012) – The Utah DMA’s sports radio leader – ESPN 700 Sports Radio, the flagship home for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer – will launch tonight a weekly soccer-themed and RSL-focused talk show called “On Frame.” Kicking off at 6:00 p.m. MT on ESPN700 AM and streaming worldwide on ESPN700sports.com, the two-hour show will be hosted by local RSL radio personalities Spencer Warne, Brian Kamler and Brian Dunseth and will feature interviews with MLS and international soccer personalities.
Listener interaction via phone and Twitter on any and all issues facing the sport of soccer will be encouraged during the two-hour program. Fans will be able to ask questions and share their viewpoints either by calling the ESPN 700 Studio Hotline at 877-353-0700 or sending questions to the Twitter feeds of Warne (@espn700guv), Dunseth (@BP_TOW) and Kamler (@espn700kam) throughout the program.
As the defending MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy prepares for Wednesday’s CONCACAF Quarterfinal first leg against Toronto FC, Galaxy Vice President and former RSL member Chris Klein will join “On Frame” to talk CCL and also preview L.A.’s 2012 title defense, which kicks off Saturday at The Home Depot Center against rival Real Salt Lake. Featured on tonight’s show to give the RSL perspective on Saturday’s match is MF Ned Grabavoy, who won an MLS Cup title with the Galaxy in 2005 and factored heavily in the Claret-and-Cobalt’s MLS Cup 2009 win over L.A., as well as the multitude of RSL successes in recent years.
Utah’s #1-rated sports talk station during every month in 2011, ESPN 700 Sports Radio features RSL segments daily during the March-November regular-season, as sideline boss Jason Kreis joins Bill Riley for his weekly coach’s show (Tuesday, 4:40 p.m. MT), while General Manager Garth Lagerwey’s weekly appearance hits each Wednesday (4:25 p.m.). ESPN700 is also the home for the player’s perspective, as DF Nat Borchers (Monday, 4:40 p.m.), GK Nick Rimando (Thursday, 4:40 p.m.) and DF Chris Wingert (Friday, 2:40 p.m.) will continue their weekly slots on the top-rated “Bill Riley Show” throughout the squad’s eighth regular season. Due to coverage of the PAC-12 Basketball Tournament this week, fans can expect to catch Rimando’s visit with Bill Riley on Wednesday (time TBA).
Riley, “The Voice of RSL,” spends the year embedded with the team alongside former player Dunseth on the TV side, while Warne and Kamler – also another former RSL player – provide pre-game, halftime and post-game analysis of every RSL gameday exclusively on ESPN700. The quartet will augment their gameday coverage with blog posts, podcasts and interviews found on RealSaltLake.com and/or at the station’s online home, ESPN700Sports.com.
ESPN 700 Sports Radio – as it does week-in, week-out – remains the Wasatch Front’s home for the most insightful local and national sports talk. Every weekday at 5:10 p.m. MT, Riley hosts the “Big Interview of the Day,” with a prominent guest for an extended segment. Each Thursday, Real Salt Lake Founder and former Utah Jazz President Dave Checketts is featured, with a variety of both local and national newsmakers featured other days throughout the week.
The nationally-syndicated “The Dan Patrick Show” – which runs midday from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – also ranks #1 in both 18+ and 18-34 once again, while ESPN Radio’s 8:00-11:00 a.m. live property, “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” moved atop the ratings to give ESPN 700 Sports Radio a clean sweep across the board for each daypart among Men 18-34.
About ESPN 700 Sports Radio
Kicking off each day with ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning” from 4:00-8:00 a.m. MT, ESPN 700 Sports Radio continues with “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” from 8:00-11:00 a.m. before “The Dan Patrick Show” runs from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. MT. Local “ESPN 700 SportsCenter” breaks are featured throughout the national programming, prior to the “Bill Riley Show” delving deep into the issues of the day from 2:00-6:00 p.m. MT. ESPN 700 is the longtime “Home of the Utes,” providing the call for every University of Utah football and men’s and women’s basketball contest, and also serves as the flagship station of 2009 MLS Cup champion Real Salt Lake.