Mar 7, 2019

SHOULD WOMEN ASPIRE TO BE WHAT THEY HEAR ON SPORTSRADIO?

Unlike too many other places today, young women in the United States are assured by adults – and by what they see, hear and read in the media – that they are the intellectual equals of men and that if qualified for a job they will be given the same consideration, under law, as a man.

While women have made substantial progress in their quest for equal opportunity with men, there remains certain high-profile occupations in the United States to which females need not apply.

One such male domain – based on hiring statistics – is the daily, sportsradio talkshow host.

Below is an accounting of the 47 host positions on the 35 national sportsradio talkshows heard weekdays on CBS Sports Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, SB Nation Radio and Sirius XM satellite radio (Mad Dog Radio.).

CBS Sports Radio (7 general sports talk shows, 9 hosts)

Taz and Moose: Peter Senercia, Marc Malusis
The DA Show: Damon Amendolara
The Jim Rome Show: Jim Rome
Tiki and Tierney: Tiki Barber, Brandon Tierney
Reiter Than You: Bill Reiter
Ferrall on the Bench: Scott Ferrall
After Hours with Amy Lawrence: Amy Lawrence

ESPN Radio (7 general sports talk shows, 11 hosts)

First and Last: Mike Golic, Jr.
Golic and Wingo: Mike Golic, Trey Wingo
The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz: Dan Le Batard, Jon Weiner
The Stephen A. Smith Show: Stephen A. Smith
The Will Cain Show: Will Cain
Spain and Fitz: Sarah Spain, Jason Fitz
Freddie and Fitzsimmons:Freddie Coleman, Ian Fitzsimmons

Fox Sports Radio (8 general sports talk shows, 10 hosts)

Outkick the Coverage: Clay Travis
The Dan Patrick Show: Dan Patrick
The Herd with Colin Cowherd: Colin Cowherd
The Rich Eisen Show: Rich Eisen
The Doug Gottlieb Show: Doug Gottlieb
The Odd Couple: Rob Parker, Chris Broussard
The Jason Smith Show with Mike Harmon: Jason Smith, Mike Harmon
The Ben Maller Show: Ben Maller

SB Nation Radio (6 general sports talk shows, 8 hosts)

SB Nation AM: Tony Desiere, Ronn Culver
Straight Heat: Patrick Creighton
Pushing the Odds: Matt Perrault
Calling All Sports: Mike Muraco, Dan Manucci
The Power Hour: Jake Asman
The Gold Standard: Alex Gold

SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio (7 general sports talk shows, 9 hosts)

Morning Men with Evan Cohen: Evan Cohen, Mike Babchik
Schein on Sports: Adam Schein
Mad Dog Unleashed: Chris Russo
Dog Day Sports: Steve Torre, Danny Kanell
What’s Wright: Nick Wright
The Rap with Patrick Meagher: Patrick Meagher
Night Cap: Scott Wetzel

As you can see for yourself, of the 47 total host positions, 45 are manned by men.

That the 35 national sports radio shows that air weekdays across the United States of America in 2019 includes just two women in hosting roles is particularly striking – and troubling – when one considers how those same networks have succeeded in transforming commercial spectactor sports into a cultural force occupying the daily lives of Americans like never before.