ESPN Radio will launch a new, highly interactive weekday afternoon sports talk show, First Take, Your Take with Jason Fitz, beginning January 20 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. The two-hour show – hosted by Fitz and simulcast on ESPNEWS.
Stephen A. Smith will regularly join Fitz on the show to provide his unique brand of commentary. A powerful lineup of sport-specific experts, as well as callers, will add their reactions to propel the discussion during the 1-3 p.m. window.
Fitz added, “I’m excited to host a show aligned with one of the biggest franchises at ESPN that will let me continue to push topics forward and keep building my relationship with ESPN Radio listeners that means so much to me.”
Fitz has quickly become a household name across radio programming. He now hosts the twice-daily show SportsCenter on Snapchat, ESPN Radio’s First and Last and is a regular contributor on Golic and Wingo. Fitz is also a fixture on ESPN’s social media shows surrounding marquee events and key rankings reveals. Prior to ESPN, Fitz was a member of the chart-topping country music group The Band Perry, serving as the band’s musical director and fiddle player.
The final edition of The Stephen A. Smith Show on ESPN Radio will air Friday, January 17, at 1 p.m.