Mike Lupica to host on 1050 ESPN Radio

Updated: April 19, 2011, 7:36 PM ET

Mike Lupica will have an hourlong radio show on 1050 ESPN Radio in New York starting on May 9.

Lupica, the New York Daily News columnist and frequent panelist on The Sports Reporters, will be on from 2-3 p.m. ET each weekday, the station announced Tuesday. He'll follow "Ruocco and Lundberg" and precede " The Michael Kay Show."

"We are extremely excited to welcome Mike Lupica to the 1050 ESPN New York family, as our new lineup showcases the most recognizable, accomplished and opinionated newsmakers in the New York market," said David Roberts, 1050 ESPN New York's general manager, in a statement. "This unique blend of locally grown hosts and top-performing ESPN national personalities will deliver compelling content to listeners throughout the day."

The station will also feature Jared Max from 5-6 a.m. ET, followed by "Mike and Mike in the Morning" (6-10 a.m. ET) and "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" (10 a.m.-noon ET). Stephen A. Smith (7-9 p.m. ET) and Bill Daughtry (9 p.m.-midnight ET) will remain in their current slots.

Lupica is also a New York Times bestselling author, thanks to a number of popular novels for young adults. He has been part of the New York sports media for more than 30 years.



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