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New York Radio Is About To Get A Whole Lot Whinier: Mike Lupica Getting His Own Show

Sweet merciful crap, that cannot be considered good news, New Yorkers. If it wasn’t bad enough to have to read his trite, moralizing columns, here’s yet another reason to be thankful for to not be living in New York: Mike Lupica has agreed to host his own radio program on ESPN Radio, WEPN 1050. The show will air daily from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and will without a doubt be the most sanctimonious, whiny, self-righteous radio program on New York radio, and that’s saying something. Let me put it to you this way: imagine The Sports Reporters, only with Lupica holding court nonstop for an hour (minus commercials, of course)…

The horror…the horror.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, take a gander at 1050’s late morning/afternoon/early evening lineup (via the New York Daily News):

Colin Cowherd moves to 10 a.m.-noon, followed by a new noon-2 p.m. show with Ryan Ruocco and Robin Lundberg, who formerly hosted the 5 and 10 a.m. hours.

Lupica at 2 will be followed by Michael Kay, 3-7 p.m. Don LaGreca will be heard on both shows and Kay will also be joined regularly, says WEPN general manager David Roberts, by baseball writer Jack Curry.

Stephen A. Smith will be heard 7-9 p.m., followed by Bill Daughtry, 9 p.m.-midnight. Leaving the daily lineup will be Jody McDonald and Brandon Tierney. Roberts says McDonald will move to Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Colin Cowherd, Michael Kay, Mike Lupica and then Stephen A. Smith, almost all in row, save for a couple of hours of momentary salvation each day from noon until two? Boy, that’s a veritable murderer’s row of loudmouthed douchebaggery. Enjoy, New Yorkers. Enjoy.

Award-winning Daily News columnist Mike Lupica to host daily talk show on ESPN Radio, WEPN 1050 AM [New York Daily News]