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Mike Lupica and Ian O’Connor debut new ESPN Radio shows Sunday, February 24


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New Weekend Line-up Includes New Shows, Time Shifts 

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February 22, 2013

Mike Lupica’s new Sunday show on ESPN radio airs 9-11 a.m. ET

ESPN Radio has revamped its weekend programming schedule to reflect the final whistle of the NFL season and NASCAR’s green flag at Daytona.

Sunday mornings will now feature The Mike Lupica Show (9-11 a.m. ET) preceded by The Ian O’Connor Show (7 a.m.). Complete schedule below.

Lupica, the critically acclaimed lead columnist for the New York Daily News and national television personality, hosts a weekday afternoon show on ESPN NY 98.7 FM.

“The best part of sports is the conversation: You say Kobe and I say Michael Jordan; Bird or Magic; Montana or Brady or Peyton,” Lupica said. “I’m just going to do what I’ve been doing on my daily show on ESPN New York — ask you to join the conversation for two hours on Sunday morning. People talk about why they like our show, The Sports Reporters, and they invariably come back to one thing — they feel like they’re part of that conversation. So now they actually get to join it on our new Sunday show, which I think of as my own version of the Sunday sports section.”

O’Connor, lead columnist for who has won numerous national awards for his writing, is a former columnist at the New York Daily News and USA Today and has written two bestsellers, including The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter.

“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to take my weekly ESPN 98.7 FM show in New York to a national ESPN Radio audience, and to set the morning conversation on the biggest sports stories on the biggest sports day of the week — Sunday. Over coffee, we’ll stir the passion of fans from Flatbush to Flint to Fresno while making the show more about them than the host.”

Additionally, Bob Valvano’s The V Show gets moved from overnights to 10 p.m. and Bram Weinstein takes over Saturday’s 4-8 p.m. slot.

Ian O’Connor’s new Sunday show on ESPN Radio airs 7-9 a.m. ET

Previously announced were the Saturday debuts of ESPNU College Basketball Now with Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg (1 a.m. and 7 a.m.) and Inside the Huddle with John Clayton (2 a.m. and 4 a.m.).



1-2a                 ESPNU College Basketball Now with Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg

2-3a                Inside the Huddle with John Clayton

3-4a                Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

4-5a                Inside the Huddle with John Clayton

5-6a                Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

6-7a                RaceDay with Pat Patterson

7-8a                ESPNU College Basketball Now with Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg

8-noon           Dari & Mel with Dari Nowkhah and Mel Kiper, Jr.

Noon-4p        The Freddie Coleman Show

4-8p                Bram Weinstein Show

8p-1a             SportsCenter Tonight



6-7a                RaceDay with Pat Paterson

7-9a                The Ian O’Connor Show

9-11a             The Mike Lupica Show

11a-3p           The Freddie Coleman Show

3-7p                SportsCenter Sunday

7-10p             SportsCenter Tonight

10p-1a           The V Show with Bob Valvano



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