Updated Jun 28, 2013 - 1:24 pm
Arizona Sports adds Dan Bickley to middays, returns local sports talk to mornings
PHOENIX -- Bonneville Phoenix Media Group announced Arizona Sports 620 & .com (KTAR-AM) has hired AZCentral sports columnist and longtime sports radio host Dan Bickley, and will debut a new programming lineup on Monday, July 29 that will deliver fans the only live and local morning sports show in the market.
"It doesn't get much bigger than adding the highest profile local sports media personality in Arizona to our already powerhouse team of dynamic hosts and insiders," said Bonneville Phoenix VP, Market Manager Scott Sutherland. "It's also a momentous day for the Arizona Sports brand as we're ecstatic to once again offer Phoenix the only live and local sports morning show in the market."
Bickley will bring his unique opinions and insight to the new "Dan Bickley Show with Vince Marotta" each weekday from noon until 2 p.m., where he'll be joined by longtime local sports radio host and current ArizonaSports.com web editor Vince Marotta.
"I'm thrilled to be joining the best team in Valley sports radio," stated Bickley. "I'd like to thank those who made it possible and I can't wait to crank open the mic on July 29."
In addition to the new radio show, Bickley will remain in his role as columnist and television personality for AZCentral Sports.
Along with the addition of Bickley, Arizona Sports also announced an updated weekday lineup returning longtime hosts Doug Franz and Ron Wolfley to morning drive, and moving Dave Burns and John Gambadoro to the afternoons.
New Arizona Sports 620 Show Schedule:
Doug and Wolf: 6-10 a.m.
The Herd with Colin Cowherd: 10 a.m.-noon
The Dan Bickley Show with Vince Marotta: noon-2 p.m.
Burns and Gambo: 2-6 p.m.