The show is called First Things First and is on from 5-630 A.M. daily nation-wide.
In addition, ex Star scribe Jason Whitlock is also on Fox’ Speak For Yourself’ with Colin Cowherd.
Yep, both former Kansas City guys.
The irony is that Wright interviewed Whitlock on a special program shown when Whitlock left Kansas City for Los Angeles. Clearly they were friends and perhaps helped each other get into the daily sports shows on Fox. Of course both will probably make pretty good money.
Wright was killing it in Houston on the The Loop the No. 1 morning drive sports talk show there so he was already in tall clover. Whitlock has bounced around a lot over the last five years most notably on ESPN from which he was fired.
Both guys ended up at 610 with Entercom in the 2000’s. Whitlock had been on WHB and was of course a controversial writer for the Kansas City Star back when he and Hearne were the two mainstays of the Star’s news outside the box.
Whitlock, Bill Maas and me did a bunch of Friday mid-day shows on 610.
I had comics come in with me on most Fridays but we mostly talked sports each week. I had been on with Soren Petro years before at KMBZ sports talk when it existed.
I also did WHB with Maas and Jason years before.
I remember getting in trouble with Whitlock over comments made by comic Lisa Lampanelli on one Friday, but it blew over.
And Nick gave me one of my best introductions ever on his show early on, “Now we have the most recognized voice in Kansas City radio with us today..Craig Glazer.”
Nice of him.
We had good times back in those days, wish I had copies of some of the shows – ha.
Hat’s off to Nick and Jason for making it in the national sports media.
I think they both have bright futures in a tough, demanding area of the media.
It’s nice to see our Kansas City guys get such fantastic gigs. I wish them both continued good luck. We miss you guys back here.
And Jason, our sports section in the newspaper is just too tame without you buddy.