After parting ways with Jayson Braddock and Sean Jones, iHeartMedia Houston has found their replacement for afternoon drive. And they didn’t have to search far to find it.
SportsTalk 790 is adding former NFL Quarterback Sean Salisbury weekdays from 3p-6p CT. Salisbury exits Gow Media where he had hosted shows for ESPN Houston, SB Nation Radio and beIN Sports. He’s expected to make his debut on 790 on July 9th.
“We’re thrilled to be adding Salisbury to the team. The former QB brings a unique perspective from his days on the gridiron,” said Bryan Erickson, Director of AM Programming for iHeart Media Houston.
In addition to playing professional football for 10 years, Salisbury has worked as an NFL analyst on ESPN, appearing on Sports Center and NFL Live, and served as a consultant for the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard.
“I’ve been blessed with a full career and this opportunity to work with iHeart and Sportstalk 790 was too good to pass up in so many ways. I don’t take these great moments lightly,” said Salisbury. “The last 5 years have been special. I fully expect this new journey to be filled with WOW moments that make our listeners feel like they are getting the show they deserve!”
Salisbury joins a lineup featuring Josh Innes, Matt Thomas and former NFL players Greg Koch and N.D. Kalu. SportsTalk 790 will also continue its broadcast partnerships with the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and the University of Texas football and basketball teams.
“We’ve put together an All Star lineup of guys who know sports and love talking about sports,” said Erickson. “Sportstalk 790 is truly the best destination for compelling local sports content in Houston.”
With Salisbury moving to 790, no word yet on how Gow Media will fill his void or what the status is of Robin Carlin, and Brian Barrett who have been part of Salisbury’s show.