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Breaking: ESPN 1050/WEPN Moving to 98.7 on FM Dial

It’s been rumored for several days, but it appeared to be official. ESPN Radio in New York, 1050 WEPN, will start simulcasting on 98.7, All Access reports.

The FM frequency has long been associated with Emmis’ R&B station KISS FM.

This is scheduled to happen Sunday morning at 12:01, according to the report.

Stay with FishbowlNY for the latest details on this story.

 Update: ESPN Radio, which will hold a conference call at 1 p.m., plans to simulcast on 1050 until September or October. At that point, the frequency will become a 24-hour ESPN Deportes station.

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An Exuberant Jared Max of 1050 ESPN, Says New York’s Same-Sex Marriage Law is ‘Monumental’

With a 33-29 vote Friday night, New York joined only five other states to accept same sex marriages. It was a historic day in New York politics and, more important, for the gay community.

Just last month, 1050 ESPN sportscaster Jared Max outed himself on the air and in subsequent interviews.

Max has become a poster boy, of sorts, for gay pride overtaking the city.

Needless to say, Max, 37, is thrilled.

“How couldn’t you be, unless you’re stuck in a place that doesn’t allow you to see civility,” Max tells FishbowlNY.

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Mike Lupica Joins 1050 ESPN as Part of Weekday Changes

Award-winning Daily News columnist Mike Lupica is taking another stab at radio. He’ll host a show weekdays from 2 to 3 p.m. on 1050 ESPN/WEPN next month. Lupica’s last radio hosting stint was on WFAN 18 years ago.

Our sister site SportsNewser outlines the various adjustments coming to the 1050.

The shake-up means no daytime work for Jodi McDonald and Brandon Tierney. McDonald will be headed to weekend mornings.

You’ll recall last month Jared Max left WCBS-AM for 1050. He was scheduled to start this week. Revving up listeners for the Mike and Mike in the Morning show, Max hosts the 5 to 6 a.m. hour before handling the local updates.

WCBS Sports Director Jared Max Bolts for 1050 ESPN

FishbowlNY has learned that veteran WCBS sports anchor Jared Max has taken a job with Disney’s 1050 ESPN (WEPN). Max, who handled morning sports reports for 880, was first heard on the station March 3, 1999.

Both entertaining and informative, Max was an instant hit. He assumed full-time duties exactly one-year later 0n March 3, 2000. Max has been the morning drive sports anchor ever since.

As the WCBS-AM sports director, Max was front and center at many high-profile events, whether in the New York area at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, covering the Yankees during a playoff run, or with the Giants at the Super Bowl. But, Max would also be an on-air presence around the world, specifically at the Olympics.  

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Stephen A. Smith Officially Returns to ESPN 1050

As we reported last week, Stephen A. Smith is back in the fold at ESPN.

He will host a show on ESPN 1050/WEPN nightly from 7 to 9 p.m. Then, Smith will do a two-hour program for the ESPN Radio affiliate in Los Angeles.

Smith, the former Daily News sportswriter, will be a featured columnist, while also contributing to both and

“Stephen A. consistently offers strong opinions on a wide variety of topics,” said Norby Williamson, executive vice president, production, in a statement. “He has a proven track record as an authoritative voice, which will lead to insightful conversation leading into Knicks and Lakers game coverage.”

ESPN says Smith will start contributing this week.

Smith, who previously worked for ESPN 1050 from 2005 to 2008, hosted a pair of TV projects for the cable network.

“No TV for now. Just Radio and Dot.Com. That works for me. The last thing I’m worried about is my TV opportunities. They’re coming,” Smith tweeted today.

Stephen A. Smith Reportedly Heading Back to 1050 ESPN

If a report in the Daily News is accurate, Stephen A. Smith may be about to rejoin 1050 ESPN/WEPN.

Smith was a midday host on 1050 from 2005 to 2008, before he gave it up to concentrate on his TV work.

He ultimately left the Disney-owned company in April 2009.

Smith is known for having strong opinions, sometimes to the point of being caustic.

FishbowlNY attempted to reach ESPN 1050 for a comment.

The source tells the Daily News that having Smith back in the ”ESPN family” means that he’ll “be doing television at some point.”

While at 1050, Smith was teamed up with Brandon Tierney for the noon to 2 p.m. slot until 2007. During his final year, Smith was switched to 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Most recently, Smith had a short stint as morning show host for Fox Sports Radio.

Seth Everett Joins Nets Radio Team

Last week, we told you that 1050 ESPN/WEPN was giving the 10 a.m. hour to “Leadoff Spot.”

The reason is because Seth Everett is heading for the New Jersey Nets radio team. Everett signed with WFAN to host team’s pre-, halftime, and post-game shows. (Despite WFAN having to approve the hiring, Everett is employed by the Nets.)

He joins Chris Carrino and Tim Capstraw who remain on the Nets broadcasts.

“I’m not going to say that my success hinges on their success,” Everett tells FishbowlNY. “I just want to do a good show.”

Earlier in his career, Everett honed his basketball skills as the back-up pre-, halftime, and post-game host on Seattle SuperSonics games. 
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