Max Kellerman Dropped From ESPN 1050

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Well this certainly comes as a shock. The Max Kellerman Show, which airs on ESPN 1050 in NYC, has been dropped by the network today. A reason for the move wasn't really given, but both parties had this to say....

1050 ESPN Radio and on-air host Max Kellerman have mutually agreed to end their relationship. Kellerman's final broadcast for the station was yesterday (March 9), 10AM - 1PM.

Tim McCarthy, the station's President and General Manager said: "Max is a highly articulate and passionate sports talk host and he brought a unique voice to our talent lineup. We wish him nothing but the best in all of his future endeavors."

Kellerman added: "I had some great times at 1050. I appreciate everything Tim McCarthy, Aaron Spielberg, and everyone there have done for me over the years."

Until a full-time replacement is selected, 1050's evening host, Brandon Tierney, will host the weekday 10AM - 1PM slot.
Well I guess it's good that Bill Simmons got on there while he could then, right? In all seriousness, this comes on the heels of Colin Cowherd now being aired in the Big Apple on 1050. While that might not be the exact reason, it most certainly played a part because Kellerman's show was bumped down from three hours to two, and then was ultimately bumped off the air.

Thank goodness for Kellerman's back up gigs in Boxing, because he just can't keep a job with ESPN.

Update: The latest rumor that we're hearing out of NYC, is that Kellerman might have something lined up with WFAN to join Mike Francesa. Seems like an odd pairing, but they've been looking for a partner to work with Francesa for awhile now. I'll keep prying.

1050 And Host Max Kellerman Mutually Agree To Part (ESPN Radio)
No More Kellerman? Um, What? (Fack Youk)

13 Comments:

How bad do you suck if your local show in New York is knocked off the air by a national show hosted by a douche?

49er16 said...
Mar 10, 2009, 12:05:00 PM  

Who has worse luck: Kellerman or Adam Corolla?

WHY DO PEOPLE LISTEN TO COWHERD???

GMoney said...
Mar 10, 2009, 12:07:00 PM  

I think he left and has someting else in the works, maybe taaking the place of the mad dog on 660? I'd love it

Cameron said...
Mar 10, 2009, 12:28:00 PM  

Replacing a douchebag with a Shrutebag; hmmm. Seems everyone in NYC loses here.

Unholy_Diver said...
Mar 10, 2009, 2:53:00 PM  

NOOOOOO!!! Max is the best. I hate ESPN.

BillyBobisDrunk said...
Mar 10, 2009, 4:07:00 PM  

Kellerman is an egomaniacal, talentless douche. No great loss, and would be a perfect pairing for Franscesa, who's been as talentless, but for much longer.

frizzhed10 said...
Mar 11, 2009, 3:45:00 AM  

Max is the best. Tierney is solid but I'll be jumping for joy when Kellerman gets back on the radio. They should have given Max the extra hour instead of bringing that dolt Cowherd in.

Mar 11, 2009, 10:37:00 AM  

This shows how completely incompetent ESPN is. The Max Kellerman Show is one of the best shows on NY sports radio. Max's show mixes sports with an array of content (Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Humor, Sabermetics, Egocentrism--ok, maybe that can be found on Francesa too--, Boxing, Rational Thinking, Logic and Reasoning) that reaches a unique demographic of sports listeners that most sports talk shows do not go after. Replacing it with an hour of Colin Cowherd would have been just as stupid as when they took Stephen A. Smith off the air and put on Tirico and Van Pelt. But to reach a point where Max decided to leave? Man, somebody from ESPN should be fired for this. Here's to hoping Kellerman ends up over at WFAN, so the FAN can continue kicking 1050's ass.

ESPN needs to learn that nobody from New York City has time for a nationally syndicated show. That crappy programming needs to stay in parts of the country where sports don't matter as much. Mike and Mike is garbage; Tirico and Van Pelt are even worse. I haven't heard Cowherd yet, nor do I plan to. This will just force me to listen to more Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts. If something's not worth being talked about on a local New York show, then a New Yorker doesn't want to hear it. Plain and simple.

Nick said...
Mar 12, 2009, 8:50:00 PM  

The fact is that the national ESPN feed simply doesn't work in major sports markets like NYC, Boston, Philly and Dallas. ESPN probably saw that just playing the national Cowherd feed is cheaper for the same ratings that Kellerman was getting. Damershek needs to watch his back in LA.

The national ESPN feed is good (except for Cowherd who is the worst) for markets with fewer or no pro teams.

The Hey said...
Mar 12, 2009, 9:51:00 PM  

This was shocking to say the least, totally absolutely devastating like losing a guiding light for me. How am I supposed to make through a morning without an obnoxious outspoken New York Jew screaming through my iPod? Since I am not a caffeine addict like most of you are, I had to have an alternative substance to kick start my day and Max was the perfect drug for me. Just bitchin' from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Satoshi said...
Mar 14, 2009, 1:01:00 AM  

Bottom line is that he was all yankees ALL THE TIME. He's also a Met hater, and that serves to turn off a big percentage of potential listeners. Personally I don't like Cowherd but he's a college guy, coincidentally right at the start of the NCAA tourney, which Max knows zero about. Old Max will turn up probably on TV where his large ego gets the biggest boost.

ConeyKid said...
Mar 16, 2009, 11:33:00 AM  

I am shocked and pissed. No announcement, no fanfare. Nothing. Does Max have his own page somewhere?

Jeez, the only reason I put up with the rest of the ESPN schlock is.....was bc of Max.

Max is the smartest, most NYC morning guy we have had since Stern. I like the idea of him and Francesa but my mornings will now suck.

Tierny sucks. Cowherd is mindless and will probably get his ass kicked if he shows his face on the streets of NYC

Noah said...
Mar 18, 2009, 10:25:00 AM  

I was surprise when i tune in to 1050 a couple week ago and i heard BT was on and he was saying BT show i was what happen to Max but i figure he wasn't there no more. Ive being listening to Max way back when he was on at 7pm his very entertaining 1050 made a mistake i love BT but and his great at what he do hope he be on until because i cant stand Cowherd i think he anti Yanks no need for him to be heard in NY. I never be listen to wfan but if they get Max i will be listening to Max every time i can.

greatclyde said...
Apr 15, 2009, 12:43:00 AM  

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