Sports USA Launches ‘The Joe Morgan Show’ Nationally Beginning Aug. 22

Morgan Begins Show with Hall of Famers Bench, Seaver, Fisk, Koufax & Mays During ‘Baseball Legends Week’

August 22, 2011
Joe Morgan was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

LOS ANGELES — Sports USA announced that two-time Sports Emmy Award Winner and Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan launched "The Joe Morgan Show" throughout the country beginning today. The one-hour national sports radio show features Morgan having conversations with some of the most recognizable athletes from yesterday and today in baseball, football, basketball, golf and various other sports.

"The Joe Morgan Show" can be heard at various times each weekday on radio stations in markets throughout the country. Sports fans around the world can also listen to shows shortly after they air each weekday on joemorganshow.com or download the podcast on iTunes. Fans can receive updates about "The Joe Morgan Show" on Twitter at twitter.com/joemorganshow.

"I am a sports fan, and 'The Joe Morgan Show' allows me to give fans a different perspective about an athlete I am having a conversation with," Morgan said. "The show will allow me to ask questions fans want to know and give athletes and celebrities a chance to connect with our listeners throughout the country."

Morgan launches his show this week by airing conversations with Hall of Famers Johnny Bench today, Tom Seaver tomorrow, Carlton Fisk on Wednesday, Sandy Koufax on Thursday and Willie Mays on Friday, in what is being dubbed "Baseball Legends Week." Future guests on the show will include conversations with New Orleans Saints' quarterback Drew Brees, Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts and NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk editor Mike Florio.

"'The Joe Morgan Show' is unique content for sports fans to tune in to because Joe has conversations with athletes and allows us to listen to stories most people have never heard before," said veteran sports broadcaster and Sports USA President Larry Kahn. "Listeners will have more insight as a fan because Joe can get closer to these athletes in a relaxed setting compared to regular members of the media doing interviews."

Morgan teamed with Jon Miller to call games on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" for 21 seasons from 1990-2010. He also was a part of broadcast teams with ABC, NBC and ESPN Radio that have called the action for 16 World Series in last last 22 years. Morgan called regional "Game of the Week" telecasts for NBC from 1986-87 and "Monday Night Baseball" and "Thursday Night Baseball" broadcasts for ABC from 1988-89.

Morgan retired with a lifetime batting average of .271 and a fielding percentage of .981 after 22 seasons with the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland Athletics. He was traded to the Reds in 1972 and became the spark plug for Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" after being named National League MVP during World Championship seasons in 1975 and 1976. The 10-time All-Star was the first second baseman to play in 2,000 games, hit 200 home runs and collect 2,000 hits and was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990, the first year he was eligible.

He currently serves as the Reds' Special Advisor to Baseball Operations, is Vice Chairman of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and a member of the Board of Directors for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Sports USA is the largest independent syndicator of live sports play-by-play in the country, currently broadcasting a "College Football Game of the Week" each Saturday and two National Football League games on Sunday throughout the football season to more than 300 stations across the United States and Canada. AdLarge Media is the official national advertising sales representative for Sports USA and "The Joe Morgan Show." For more information about "The Joe Morgan Show," go to joemorganshow.com.