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
In June 2014, John Martin was named the columnist at 92.9 FM ESPN, becoming one of the first writers in the country to be hired full-time at a radio station to provide written content. He covers the University of Memphis, the Memphis Grizzlies, and anything else of local importance. He produces The Geoff Calkins Show daily and fills in as a host other times. He hosts “Tigers Tonight” — shows dedicated to Memphis football and basketball — on 92.9’s sister station, 790 AM.
A lifelong Memphian, John is a proud graduate of White Station High and the University of Memphis. He received the school’s first-ever Emerging Journalist Award in 2011 and was named the Southeast Journalism Conference Sportswriter of the Year in the same year. In 2015, he was named to the Sporting News’ “must-follow” Twitter accounts for college basketball.
Weekly segments on The Geoff Calkins Show include:
9:25 -- Fight Song Roundup
10 a.m. -- CBSSports.com and 92.9 host Gary Parrish
10 a.m. -- Memphis football roundtable (guests include: Chris Powers, Danton Barto, Doc Holliday, Jarvis Greer, and Danny Wimprine)
10 a.m. -- Yahoo! Sports' Dan Devine on NBA
9:25 a.m. -- Bleacher Report's Barrett Sallee on the SEC
10 a.m. -- NFL insider/former Tennessee and NFL lineman Steve White
10 a.m. -- The incomparable Chris Vernon
Click here to listen to Geoff's podcasts.