THE MIGHTY 1090’S “PLAYER TO BE NAMED LATER” WINNER ANNOUNCED!
San Diego, CA, March 8, 2013 – After an almost three month search for a co-host to join Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton in morning drive, one that spanned six time zones, former congressman and radio host J.D. Hayworth was named the winner. The search included bringing seven finalists in to co-host the show with Hamilton. Program Director Mike Shepard commented, "we really appreciated all the 'players' who gave their time to this search and in the end, J.D.'s extensive background in radio, and true chemistry with Hacksaw made the difference. When the two of them were on together it was what we call 'lean forward and listen' radio. San Diego's sports fans will truly be entertained every morning."
In some circles it was no surprise that Hayworth would end up the winner in the race which involved lots of campaigning. After all, he is a six term former Congressman from Arizona and also a former candidate for U.S. Senate. J.D. calls it a back to the future moment. "Hacksaw and I go way back. As a TV sportscaster in Phoenix, I got to know Lee during his days at KTAR, which was his radio home before he came to San Diego years ago. The preparation and dedication that Lee brings to his broadcasts impressed me then, and inspires me now. What an honor to become his partner. We will not rest until we are the best sports morning show in the country!"
Norman Feuer, Vice President-Market Manager for Broadcast Company of the Americas, which operates the Mighty 1090 said, "our dream team is now complete, with Hacksaw and J.D. in mornings, followed by Jim Rome, Darren Smith, the returning Scott and B.R. in afternoons and Coach Kentera at night. It's the best line-up of sports hosts on one station since the heady days of the original Mighty 690 fifteen years ago."
In addition to being a great radio host and former congressman, Hayworth is known for being active in his community, local schools and civic organizations. He will not only be a great addition to the station's line-up but also to the San Diego Community.
The last word is left to San Diego legend Hacksaw Hamilton. "I'm really excited to be working with J.D. We're good friends, we get along great in the office and when it comes to sports topics, we disagree on just about everything. How much fun is that going to be! And, if you want to get between the two of us, we'll be taking lots of calls. But be prepared to keep up because we'll be moving fast."
Hayworth joins Hamilton on March 18th.
Broadcast Company of the Americas (BCA) operates The Mighty 1090 AM, 105.7 The Walrus, and ESPN 1700 AM and holds the radio broadcast rights for the San Diego Padres. BCA also participates in Radio San Diego, a sales partnership with KPRI 102.1 FM.