Thursday, April 12, 2012

N.D. Kalu and Greg Koch join 790 KBME from 610 KILT

Reports said that former NFL players Greg Koch and N.D. Kalu were leaving SportsRadio 610 KILT so that probably meant they were throwing a pass to a new station. Clear Channel's Sportstalk 790 KBME was there to receive the sports talk duo's pass:

Sportstalk 790, live and local sportstalk, announced today that N.D. Kalu and Greg Koch, former NFL players, will join its programming line-up, effective Monday, April 16, 2012. The new show, In the Trenches with Koch & Kalu, will air weekdays from 10-11:00 a.m. on 790 KBME-AM.

“We are thrilled to offer N.D. and Greg’s knowledge of not only football, but of all sports in general to our local listeners,” said Bryan Erickson, Director of AM Operations, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston. “As finely tuned athletes who previously battled it out in the trenches, they have unique insights and will give our listeners a whole new perspective on games they already love.”

Kalu is a 12 year NFL veteran and played for the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans. He attended Rice University and was originally selected as the 22nd pick during the fifth round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. In addition to his new role as sports radio co-host, Kalu is also a licensed Texas real estate broker, business owner and is involved in several charitable organizations including: Kalu 4 Kids, NFL to Nigeria and Camp with the Pros.

“When I was presented with the opportunity to join the Sportstalk 790’s weekday line-up, the excitement was comparable to what I felt when the Houston Texans offered me the chance to spend the last three years of my career in the city I call home,” said Kalu. “I am honored and humbled to join the Clear Channel Houston team.”

Koch is a Houston native and attended the University of Arkansas. In 1977 he was drafted in the second-round by the Packers and played in Green Bay for nine seasons (1977–85). Koch was a fixture at right tackle for and was a second-team All-Pro selection following the 1982 season. He also played for the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings during his NFL career. In addition to being a practicing attorney, Koch has also served as color analyst for the Houston Arena Football team and for CBS Radio in Houston.

“I am really looking forward to joining the Sportstalk 790 family and sharing my perspective on sports with local listeners,” said Koch. “N.D. and I will bring the city of Houston the very best in both local and national sports coverage.”

The KBME Sportstalk 790 programming line-up will feature:

The Big Show with Matt Jackson, Adam Wexler and Lance Zierlein from 6-10:00 a.m.
In the Trenches with Koch & Kalu from 10-11:00 a.m.
The Mighty Gwinn from 11:00 a.m. to noon
Matt Thomas from noon to 3:00 p.m.
Charlie Pallilo from 3-7:00 p.m.

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