Keyshawn Johnson is part of the shakeup when it comes to ESPN radio. Johnson has taken over the morning show at ESPN with a trio of hosts including Jay Williams and Zubin Mehenti. Will it work? Based on ESPN’s track record, it won’t and they will change programming in 6 months to a year. However, Keyshawn Johnson is ready to prove his critics wrong.
“I think it is different than what has typically been on the air,” Keyshawn told The Post. “It is a different audience that we are going to be reaching. Our goal is to maintain some of the past audience but those people may not necessarily enjoy our voices and they’ll go someplace else, but they’ll be back.”
The trio will host the morning show from 6 AM to 10 AM Eastern. That’s a long ass time. I’m not sure any of them are capable of carrying juice throughout the show for that long. I do think Keyshawn is capable. For many years, he was a very solid host on NFL Prime Time with Chris Berman. A lot of that has to do with Berman.
ESPN released their new radio schedule today that can be seen below. Is there one name on that list you’re dying to listen to?
In the interview, he also called Clay Travis and Chris Russo clowns for doubting him. Personally, I’m not going to get into that beef but I will say this is a weird pairing. Is Jay Williams only going to interview NBA coaches and players? Is Keyshawn only going to do NFL? Williams and Keyshawn will have to prove they can do more than their primary sport. If they can’t, this show is burnt toast.