Tue. Sep 18th, 2018

Goldberg Back On Miami Airwaves

South Florida talk-show pioneer Hank Goldberg is back on the local airwaves with a regular, weekday show starting Monday on 640-AM from 3 to 6 p.m. What to expect? Well …

“I was having lunch at Joe’s (Stone Crab) last Tuesday with Dean Colson and Mike Abrams,” Goldberg said. “Dean, of course, is a University of Miami board of trustee and Mike is a major lobbyist. There was a former judge sitting at the next table who, like me, is a senior citizen.

“He’d been off the bench for years. Like me at ESPN, they decided it was time for him to get off the bench. He went back to practicing law just like I was starting up again. He said, ‘You’re going to love starting over.” That’s how I feel. I’m going to love it.”

On his first show, he’ll talk about picking the Kentucky Derby Superfecta that paid $630.

“The guy at ESPN didn’t do so hot,” he said of his replacement.

He’ll talk about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.

“I’m going to talk about how they did (CNN’s) Rachel Nichols a favor by revoking her credential. That fight was a stiff,” he said.

There’s Goldberg’s show in a few paragraphs: name-dropping, good storytelling, hard opinions and, of course, himself.

Goldberg has worked in local radio for more than 40 years, including stints at WQAM and WIOD.

Goldberg, also known as “The Hammer,” had a 20-year run at ESPN as an NFL reporter and horse racing analyst. But he was best known for making NFL predictions on “SportsCenter.”

Credit to the Sun-Sentinel who originally published this article

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