The Geoff Calkins Show is the newest addition to 92.9 FM ESPN's local lineup, airing 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each weekday.
Geoff Calkins, host
Geoff Calkins is the lead sports columnist for The Commercial Appeal and -- after 17 years of entertaining and challenging Memphians in print, on the radio and on TV -- a fixture in the Memphis community. He's been named best sports columnist in the country three times. He's won five Green Eyeshade awards as the best sports columnist in the South.
He's a perennial winner in The Memphis Flyer's best columnist category and was named best sports television personality by Memphis Sport Magazine for his work on WKNO-TV. Not bad for a guy who graduated from Harvard and Harvard Law School and then decided the legal business was not for him. Calkins is not a newcomer to 92.9, having been a part of an afternoon show with Gary Parrish for four years. He's continuing to contribute to that show, including the world-famous Harvard-Horn Lake Trivia segment. Calkins has three boys (ages 16, 13 and 11) and two large, shaggy Bernese Mountain Dogs.
John Martin, executive producer
John Martin is the new guy at 92.9 who, yes, is probably as young as you think. A lifelong Memphian who has never been to Graceland (and won't until Kanye West buys it), John graduated from White Station High School and then the University of Memphis in August. He also works at The Commercial Appeal, where he covers U of M and local recruiting. As a recreational basketball player, John's career highlight is, and will forever be, lobbing an alley-oop pass to former Tiger Wesley Witherspoon with time expiring in a local charity game.
Weekly segments on The Geoff Calkins Show include:
- Weekdays at 10am: "Geoff's Take 5" with the 5 biggest stories at 10am
- Tuesdays at 9:20am: Gary Parrish
- Tuesdays at 10:20am: Dan Devine from Yahoo! and Ball Don't Lie
- Wednesdays at 10:20am: "The Generation Gap"
- Fridays at 10:20am: Tigers Insider John Martin on Memphis basketball and recruiting