First Take, Your Take with Jason Fitz will premiere on ESPN 1420 (and many other ESPN Radio platforms) on Monday from noon to 2 pm, running in that timeslot every weekday.

It replaces the Stephen A. Smith Show which ended its run today.

Fitz will incorporate plenty of listener interaction, serving as a moderator of sports debates rooted in segments from ESPN’s television show First Take that airs weekday mornings.

“Sports fans are passionate, they love spirited debate and they know First Take is the must-watch show every morning to learn what Stephen A. and Max think,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, and executive editor of production. “Weaving the best of First Take into this show will set the table for freewheeling discussion. Jason will be joined daily by a lineup of experts and sports fans who call in to further the debate and deliver their strong opinions.”

Fitz added the following statement:

“I’m excited to host a show aligned with one of the biggest franchises at ESPN that will let me continue to push the First Take topics forward and keep building my relationship with ESPN Radio listeners that means so much to me.”

Fitz began his sports media career in 2016, following 6 years of working in the music industry with the popular country group The Band Perry, where he played fiddle and serve as the band's musical director.

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