And They May Even Talk About Sports

Hmmm. A new sports radio talk show focused on UK and U of L. Whatever will they come up to talk about?

It will be interesting to see if callers to these new shows actually want to talk about athletes and games, or the indiscretions of certain coaches.

This weekend, WGTK-970 AM will begin airing the latest attempt at attracting a significant radio audience aimed at a sports audience. It marks the debut of the “Sam Swope Weekend Sports Buzz,” according to producer Dugan Ryan.

Former U of L quarterback Dave Ragone and UK blogger Matt Jones will host the shows on the radio from 11 to Noon Saturday and 11-1 Sunday.  Ryan previously produced similar shows that aired on a now-defunct all sports talk radio show that aired weekdays, and TV programs that aired on the CW. Both programs were canceled after new ownership took over those media properties.

Ryan said the show will be “unfiltered,” i.e. it won’t be influenced by pressure from the athletic department officials at U of L or UK. He said they’ll focus on previews of upcoming games in college and pro football.

He said he wasn’t able to structure a deal to get the programming on during the week. You can stream the show from this link.

The show will originate from Furlongs restaurant at Hurstbourne and Shelbyville Roads.

WGTK-AM airs conservative talk during the week, featuring Bill Bennett, Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Miller.