With Stephen A. Smith leaving for ESPN Radio, Mad Dog Sports Radio has been forced to have to make adjustments to its weekday lineup. The channel confirmed on Friday how they’d fill Smith’s void and position the brand to have future success.
Program Director Steve Torre will take over for Smith and host a new program “Dog Day Sports”. Torre has been with the channel since it first launched in September 2008. He will continue hosting “Dog Bites” from 6p-7p.
The channel is also adding Ric Bucher and Nicole Zaloumis to evenings, which is afternoon drive for west coast listeners. Bucher and Zaloumis will host weeknights from 7p-9p ET. They had been hosting mornings on Bleacher Report radio.
To close things out, Patrick Meagher hosts “The Rap” from 9p-12a.
The changes go into effect starting Monday January 9th.