Starting Tuesday September 4th, Fox Sports 1 First Things First co-host, Nick Wright will join SiriusXM and return to having a daily radio show.
The former radio host at 610 Sports in Kansas City and Sports Radio 610 in Houston, who left the radio platform in 2016 to join Fox Sports 1, will host a daily show from 6-8pm ET on Mad Dog Radio, called What’s Wright. Earlier this summer Wright filled in for Chris Russo on Mad Dog radio. Wright’s new radio show will be an extension of his brand as he has no plans to leave First Things First which broadcasts daily on FS1 from 6:30-9:30am ET.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be back hosting a daily radio show and look forward to talking all things sports with SiriusXM subscribers across the country,” said Wright. “Mad Dog Sports Radio is a widely recognized national radio brand and boasts an excellent lineup of hosts that I’m honored to join.”
Last May, when speaking with Wright, he expressed an interest in adding radio to his daily schedule while continuing to co-host the Fox Sports 1 morning show. “Do I think one day I’ll do radio again? I think typically the most successful people without an athletic background usually have multiple jobs. At some point do I see a scenario where I’d host a television show from 6:30-9:30 and do a radio show from noon to 2:00? Sure, I would never close the door on that.”
Wright’s Twitter followers seem to be concerned about a lack of time for him to get sleep. To which Wright told them, “Don’t be. Cowherd, Rome, Stephen A, Mad Dog (and many others) have all pulled double duty throughout their careers. Want to be the best, got to work like the best.”
SiriusXM SVP of Programming Steve Cohen said regarding the addition of Wright to SiriusXM, “We are excited to add Nick’s opinionated, passionate and analytical style to Mad Dog Sports Radio’s daily lineup and give SiriusXM listeners access to his thought-provoking commentary five days a week.”
According to All Access, Patrick Meagher’s The Rap will follow What’s Wright and broadcast from 8-11pm ET.
BSM has confirmed Left Coast Live with Ric Bucher and Nicole Zaloumis is no longer part of SiriusXM’s lineup. The company elected not to re-sign the talented duo.