A second syndicated sports radio show will debut in South Carolina this month. Shortly after Will Palaszczuk and Lawton Swann’s new evening show was announced last week, popular South Carolina host, Phil Kornblut stated Sports Talk would be returning as a syndicated program.
Kornblut’s Sports Talk was a South Carolina staple for 35 years before being canceled in January of this year by media company Learfield Communications. After its cancellation, Kornblut began hosting the show weeknights on WQXL The Point in Columbia, SC.
“Happy to report that SportsTalk returns across the state of South Carolina February 25th. We’ll have over 20 radio outlets back with us and we couldn’t be more excited. Rick Sanford and Matt Smith will join the SportsTalk team and we’ll continue to provide the best sports radio,” Kornblut announced via Twitter.
Sports Talk will broadcast throughout South Carolina, weekdays from 6 – 8pm. The reboot will feature former Spartanburg sportscaster, Matt Smith as well as Rick Sanford, who earned All-American honors during his time playing football for the Gamecocks. Sanford was also a first-round draft pick by the New England Patriots in 1979
“He adds so much,” Kornblut told Bob Gillespie of The Herald regarding Sanford. “He’s one of the great athletes to come out of this state and one of the great Gamecocks of all time, and he’s made himself into a very good sports talk show host. His name and knowledge will bring a lot to the show. He wants to cover press conferences, go to games. He’s really throwing himself into it, and I think it’ll be fun.”
With his new role on Kornblut’s syndicated Sports Talk, Sanford will continue to contribute to WGCV’s morning sports talk show Talking Sports with Teddy Heffner which airs from 6 – 9am.
Sports Talk will debut on its new syndicated network of radio stations Monday, February 25th. The 20 radio stations that will carry Sports Talk have not been announced, Kornblut is expected to release that list later this week.