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BSMP2-4: John Kincade – 680 The Fan

On the 4th episode of Season 2 Jason kicks things off with The 5 in 5. This week’s stories include ESPN’s search for a co-host to work with Mike Greenberg after Charissa Thompson decided to stay at FOX Sports, why ESPN made a great move offering 24-hours of ESPN8: The Ocho, how radio people can learn something from a great message courtesy of FX network boss John Landgraf, the arrival of Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman in video game form, and the exit of Don Kollins as PD of 95.7 The Game.

This week’s featured conversation involves 680 The Fan, Podcast One and CBS Sports Radio host John Kincade. During the discussion John explains how he got started in Philadelphia, moved to Atlanta, arrived on the national stage, and offers a bunch of great advice, opinions and truths on a variety of sports radio industry subjects.

TOPICS COVERED WITH JOHN KINCADE

  • Growing up on Philadelphia sports talk and interning for WIP
  • Learning from Angelo Cataldi, Tony Bruno and Howard Eskin
  • What goes into Angelo’s morning show and why he’s successful
  • Relocating to Atlanta and getting a shot thanks to Mike Thompson
  • Being part of a 17-year partnership and the ups and downs of it
  • The keys to sustaining a long-term partnership with a co-host
  • The benefits of teaming with someone with a different skillset
  • The differences between the 680-790 rivalry and 680-92.9 competition
  • WIP and The Fanatic’s battle for Philadelphia sports radio supremacy
  • Why he’s never gone back to Philadelphia to do a sports radio show
  • Working for ESPN Radio and CBS Sports Radio and how they’re different
  • Talking politics and why he’s comfortable sharing his views with listeners
  • Hosting a podcast with Shaq and how the opportunity came about
  • Why he continues taking on extra work when he no longer needs to do it
  • Quick Hits – Best ATL host, 2 Live Stews, Eagles or Falcons, Preparation

FROM THE GUEST

John’s Twitter handle: @JohnKincade

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