Originally written September 27, 2013 on Awful Announcing:
ESPN Radio is in the process of making over their daily lineup and Dan Le Batard is the final piece to the puzzle.  It was reported earlier this year that Le Batard and fellow Miami radio host Jorge Sedano would be going national with ESPN Radio.  Sedano has replaced Mike Hill in the evening with Mark Schlereth and now Le Batard replaces Jonathan Coachman in the late afternoon slot.  The Miami radio host/columnist and Highly Questionable host will  take over the 4 PM - 7 PM ET after SVP & Russillo.  He'll also host an hour locally in Miami from 3-4 before his ESPN Radio gig. Here's what the full ESPN Radio weekday lineup looks like at the moment... 6-10 AM - Mike & Mike 10 AM-1 PM - The Herd 1-4 PM - The Scott Van Pelt Show 4-7 PM - The Dan Le Batard Show 7-10 PM - Sedano & Stink 10 PM-1 AM - The Freddie Coleman Show Somehow Dan Le Batard is going to find a way to host his ESPN Radio show AND Highly Questionable on ESPN2 with both airing at 4 PM.  Out of all the billions of people around the globe who were possible nominees, who would have thought Dan Le Batard would be the first to get cloned?  The world obviously needs more hilarious Twitter trolling. As much as ESPN likes to maintain that no one person is bigger than the brand, it's clear the network is being driven by a personality-based modus operandi.  ESPN's lineup is all about individuals who can contribute cross-platform and build a personal brand, positively or negatively.  It's why Colin Cowherd has another TV show in addition to his radio work.  Why they've hired Keith Olbermann and Jason Whitlock.  Why Scott Van Pelt appears on SportsCenter, radio, GameDay and live events.  And now, why Dan Le Batard has landed both national TV and radio jobs in the past couple years.  He's someone ESPN now feels like they can build around. He can probably thank Papi for that. [ESPN]

What to watch in the NL Wild Card game

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Larry Donnell benches himself in fantasy, loses because of it

Josh Gordon says NFL’s drug policy is harrassment

Steve Smith: Ron Rivera hid in his office after cutting me

Rondo hoping for an opening night return from broken hand


Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'I'm not thinking about coaching'

Tom Brady defends not congratulating Garoppolo on TD

Ohio State student who ran on field loses full scholarship

Report: Carson Palmer's nerve injury 'still lingering'

Adam Dunn to retire after 14-year MLB career

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision, will learn from it

WATCH: Mayweather shocked someone doesn’t know who he is

Who is the new face of MLB?

NHL 15 predicts the LA Kings win the Cup again

J.J. Watt buys his mom a new car for her birthday

Ranking the NFL coaches already sitting on the hot seat

WATCH: Smith tells Panthers to go home and mow his lawn

The best games on the NFL slate in Week 5

Aaron Rodgers says smoking gesture a tribute to Jay Cutler

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

Major League Baseball's 2014 All-Disappointment Team

Jeter introduces 'The Players Tribune,' 'The Voice of the Game'

Grading each NFL's team's play at quarter-season mark

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

What to watch in the NL Wild Card game

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Donnell benches himself in fantasy and loses

Gordon: Drug policy is harrassment

Who is the new face of baseball?

Steve Smith blasts Panthers coach, GM

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

All-Disappointment Team in MLB

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision

WATCH: Brett Favre in new commercial

Brady snubs rookie after TD pass

FCC: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.