Both NFL Experts to Join Florio for PFT Simulcasts
NEW YORK, NY– July 23, 2018 – NBC Sports Radio’s popular and highly-regarded weekday broadcast, Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio, is strengthening its roster with two expert NFL analysts. Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms continues as a part-time co-host during the radio/TV simulcast hours on NBC Sports Radio and NBCSN, PLUS longtime NFL insider Peter King has been added to PFT for a weekly two-hour simulcast. Simms and King add exciting new energy to PFT, enhancing its reputation as the premiere go-to destination for NFL fans.
Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio, which premiered in January of 2015, currently airs on more than 150 stations nationwide, from 6:00-9:00 am ET and again at 6:00-9:00 am PT. There is also a Best of Pro Football Talk weekend edition. In addition to broadcast stations, PFT can be heard on SiriusXM Channel 205. For on-demand listeners, there is a PFT Live podcast and companion PFT PM podcast for afternoon listening, both of which have grown exponentially with record-setting download and listening numbers. The podcasts are available on iTunes.
Florio is well-respected for his critically-acclaimed NFL insight and all-encompassing coverage of the National Football League. His daily show features current news and analysis, thought-provoking debate, and marquee interviews with a wide variety of NFL insiders, experts, players, and coaches — including Tom Brady, Von Miller, Kirk Cousins, and newcomers like Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen. The show broadcasts live from all major NFL events including the Super Bowl, NFL Owners Meetings, and League meetings.
Former college and NFL quarterback Chris Simms joined NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football coverage as a studio analyst in 2017. Simms previously served as a football analyst for FOX Sports and CBS. In February 2014, Simms joined Bleacher Report, where he currently serves as an NFL analyst and co-hosts The Simms & Lefkoe Podcast with Adam Lefkoe. Prior to his broadcasting career, Simms’ NFL career included stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos from 2003-2010. He also served as a coaching assistant for the New England Patriots in 2012. Simms played collegiate football at the University of Texas (1999-2002), and was name the USA Today High School Offensive Player of the Year in 1998.
Peter King has been one of the most prolific and respected NFL writers for decades. King has covered pro football for 35 years, including 29 years at Sports Illustrated. He wrote SI.com’s most popular NFL column, “Monday Morning Quarterback,” from 1997-2018. In 2013, he founded The MMQB, Sports Illustrated’s pro football microsite, serving as editor-in-chief and columnist.
King was named national sportswriter of the year in 2010, 2012 and 2013 in a vote of his peers by the National Sports Media Association. He has worked on television for ABC as halftime correspondent for Monday Night Football, for CNN as an NFL reporter, for HBO as managing editor and reporter of Inside the NFL, and for NBC Sports as reporter for Football Night in America since 2006. In King’s time at HBO, Inside the NFL won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Studio show in 2002, 2004 and 2005, the first three times the show ever won the award. King has written five books on pro football, and served on the voting panel for the Pro Football Hall of Fame since 1992.
NBC Sports Radio is fully-amped, 24/7 sports talk programming that entertains, informs, and engages sports fans nationwide on nearly 400 affiliated stations. The network features an array of dynamic and passionate sports talk personalities, expert analysts, former players and coaches, and special contributors.
Following is NBC Sports Radio’s current programming lineup:
Monday – Friday
1 AM – 3 AM Scott Seidenberg
3 AM – 6 AM Dave Smith Replay
6 AM – 9 AM Mike Florio
9 AM – Noon Mike Florio Replay
Noon – 3 PM Newy Scruggs
3 PM – 7 PM Keith Irizarry
7 PM – 10 PM Mark Malone
10 PM – 1 AM Dan Schwartzman
12 AM – 5 AM Rob Buska
5 AM – 7 AM Best of PFT Live
7 AM – 9 AM Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison
9 AM – Noon Matt Chernoff
Noon -3 PM Brian Webber
3 PM -6 PM Kate Delaney
6 PM – 9 PM Pete Fox
9 PM – 1 AM Dave Smith
1 AM – 5 AM Rob Buska
5 AM – 8 AM Jim Daniels
8 AM – 9 AM Jim Daniels (Speaking of Sports)
9 AM -12 PM Jon Stashower
12 N – 3 PM Jeff Biggs
3 PM – 6 PM Kate Delaney
6 PM – 9 PM Pabst & Perloff
9 PM – 1 AM Dave Smith
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