The Sports Junkies
Weekdays 6a – 10a
The Sports Junkies have been the talk of D.C. since debuting on the radio dial 23 years ago. “The Junkies” bring a regular-guy feel to the local sports scene, and mix in pop culture references, current events discussions, their personal lives, and their own trademark lingo.
J.P. Flaim, John “Cakes” Auville and Eric Bickel have been best pals since kindergarten and grew up within a block of each other in Bowie, Md. They hooked up with Jason Bishop in high school. A few years after college, the “SportsJunkies” had a cable access television show.
In 1996, WJFK-FM radio decided to give them a shot on the weekends and just one year later, “The Junkies” were offered a full-time slot every weeknight. The Junkies quickly climbed to the top of the ratings and just two years later were nationally syndicated.
From that point on it has been nothing but major successes for The Junkies. Chosen to replace “The Howard Stern Show” in 2006, they were able to nearly double Howard’s ratings within the first six months. Their program was named the 6th biggest sports show in America on Radio Ink’s 2017 list.
The Dan Patrick Show
Weekdays 10a – 12p
Before Dan decided to build a ManCave out of an abandoned dance studio, stick in cameras, drag in four motley producers off the street and create a popular radio and television show (while also hosting a little show called Football Night in America on NBC), he held several odd jobs. Patrick worked as a FM DJ, a sports broadcaster in Dayton, Ohio, and at CNN Sports. For 18 years, he helped build ESPN in many roles, most notably, co-host of SportsCenter.
Weekdays 12p – 3p
Colin Cowherd, one of the most thought-provoking sports hosts in the country, joined FOX Sports in September 2015 as a television, radio and digital personality. His three-hour sports talk program, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, airs on sports Radio 850 weekdays from 12:00 to 3:00 PM ET. Also, Cowherd is a key member of the FOX NFL Kickoff cast, a show which airs Sundays during the NFL season on FOX at 11:00am preceding FOX NFL Sunday. He also contributes to coverage of many of FOX Sports’ marquee events.
The Bob Matthews Show
Weekdays 3p – 5p
Bob Matthews, Nick Chappell, Jason Dick, and Emily Arthur bring you the best in local, regional and national sports every weekday afternoon from 3-5pm. These three have been talking and playing sports since they were kids and now they get paid for it!
Bob Matthews joined the Sinclair Communications family in 2009 after 22 years in broadcast journalism. Most recently, Bob was a reporter for the CBS affiliate in Norfolk, WTKR-TV. While at WTKR, he covered a variety of stories including 9/11 and its one year anniversary, the US-Iraq war, numerous hurricanes and tropical storms, two Major League Baseball All Star games and the John F. Kennedy Jr. plane crash.
Jason was born in and continues to live in Austin, TX; he is like the only one ever. He is quite accomplished in the ways of radio jack-assery hosting a top rated comedy morning show in Texas and a variety of other podcasts. An alum of The University of Texas, Jason roots for the Longhorns in all things college and the Dallas Cowboys and San Antonio Spurs in the pro ranks. He likes spaghetti and Sunkist orange soda. And now something about baseball… Jason is 49% Astro’s fan, 49% Rangers fan, and 2% Cubs fan. Yes, he is the absolute worst. Jason is considering becoming a Vegas Golden Knights fan but is awaiting final word from management on if he HAS to follow hockey. A gambling enthusiast, Jason has cashed multiple times at the World Series of Poker, and usually has a pretty good idea what the line is on any big game. He is single but not lonely. He is an unapologetic Mama’s boy.
Nick Chappell has lived in Hampton Roads his entire life and has literally worked half of my life here at Sinclair Stations. When he isn’t at work you can find him hanging out with his wife and two awesome sons. Nick loves the simple things in life like watching the Orioles play, going for a nice run, and watching Marvel movies as often as he possible can. Nick is a huge Disney nerd so he is always heading to Disneyland and Disney World as often as possible.
Emily grew up here in Hampton Roads and stayed local to attend Old Dominion University and now living in Virginia Beach, Emily brings the ‘Better Half’ each afternoon at 3:45pm. The ‘Better Half’ brings a woman’s perspective to what is happening in the world of sports, sports entertainment, and everyday chatter. Don’t miss Emily weekdays at 3:45p on The Bobs Matthews Show.
The Rich Eisen Show
Weekdays 5p – 8p
Rich Eisen one of the most well-known names in sports broadcasting. As a three-time Sports Emmy nominee in the Outstanding Studio Host category, The Rich Eisen Show features the NFL Network host’s engaging blend of insightful sports analysis, breaking sports news and offbeat mix of humor and pop culture, with celebrity guests from the worlds of sports and entertainment.Eisen was NFL Network’s first on-air talent when the network launched in November 2003, and the original host of NFL Total Access, which provides exclusive inside access to all 32 teams, including the latest news, information and live reports coast-to-coast.