It’s not a sleep schedule many people will envy, but seven hours of daily radio with a local weekday show and a national weeknight show has sports talk host Eytan Shander excited about the future.
Last month Townsquare Media announced Shander will join Harry Mayes to host a new daily midday show on South Jersey’s ESPN 97.3 from noon – 2pm. While that show is set to debut on April 1st, Shander already has his next gig lined up as the overnight host on SB Nation Radio from 1 – 6am every weeknight.
“What an honor and thrill it is grow and be a part of such an outstanding network like SB Nation Radio,” Shander told All Access. “It’s easy to trust the vision of individuals as remarkable as (CEO) David Gow and Craig Larson. This is only the beginning, as we take sports talk to the second level on a nightly basis.”
Last fall, Shander departed 97.5 The Fanatic after they retooled their lineup, marking the end of his four year run on the Philadelphia radio station. Since leaving The Fanatic, Shander has continued to be innovative with podcasts and hosting opportunities, building to what will now be seven hours of daily terrestrial radio.
“When you have an opportunity to land one of the preeminent voices in sports talk radio, it’s a very simple decision to make,” said CEO David Gow. “With the addition of Eytan, I believe, without question, we have the strongest lineup top to bottom in the business.”
Shander’s overnight show, The Second Level will debut March 11th and feature affiliates outside the SB Nation Radio brand. Those affiliates will include Entercom’s WEEI in Boston, Cumulus owned The Ticket in Dallas, Gow Media’s ESPN 97.5 Houston and Hubbard Sports’ NBC Sports Radio 1060 Phoenix.