Chad Hastings was born in Waxahachie Texas on Christmas day 1974, and have been talking ever since. Wanting to make a career with his voice, Hasitngs attended Texas A&M and received a degree in Speech Communications in 1996. While in school, worked in music radio, but it didn’t quite give him the outlet he needed. Chad moved to Austin in ’97 and got an internship in sports radio. After a year in East Texas cutting his teeth on play by play as well as news and sports broadcasting, Hastings returned to Austin and began producing a talk show. By 2000, he was part of the first Sports talk show in morning drive in Austin. In 2001, he moved to the mid-day slot. In 2002,  began doing afternoon drive, with a brief break in late 2007, until July of 2012. Since August of 2012 Chad has found a home in the 12-3p slot "The Game".  All together, Chad has been in sports radio for over 13 years.

Chad loves talking sports for a living and trying to entertain people every day. As an Aggie in Austin, he has a unique perspective having lived both sides of the House Divided in one way or another. Hastings feel he brings that perspective to the radio in a way that may shock both sides at times, but hopefully earns their respect as well.

"Please be patient with me as I learn how to live in a world where these two football teams and schools don’t play every season. I hope Aggies understand that Longhorns don’t want them reported on the same way anymore, and that Longhorns understand that just can’t be the case. The Aggies in the SEC is what it is, and I will try and talk as honestly as I always have about what it is going to be" -Chad Hastings

My teams : NFL – Cowboys (by birth), Bucs (by choice)

                  MLB – Rangers (by birth), Braves (by choice, and because of my father)

                  NBA – Mavericks (by birth)

College Football: Texas A&M (by birth and by choice)

Above all else, Chad believes sports talk should be fun. Hastings love doing it, and  hope's it comes across. The biggest compliment Hastings can get from fans is when they say “You make my day better”, or “You make my drive go by easier.” If you have ever said something similar to me or thought it about a show I am on, thank you. I also take it as a huge compliment when someone says “It sounds like you guys are having a great time.” . Chad never want to sound boring, or slow, or lazy. If we have a good time, you’ll hear it and hopefully be entertained.

Thanks to anyone who has ever or will ever listen. And feel free to email Chad @ (chastings@espnaustin.com) with the good, bad, or ugly of what you hear.


 

Chip Brown is a nationally known expert on Texas, the Big 12 and college football, and an 8 year veteran of Austin radio.

His free-wheeling, self-deprecating humor as well as the informed reporting of an award-winning journalist combines for what Brown has trademarked “infotainment.”  No one has Brown’s goofball views of the world and no one has his phone contact list.

Brown has spent the past 20 years covering college football for The Associated Press, The Dallas Morning News and Orangebloods.com.  In the summer of 2010, Brown broke the story nationally about the Pac-10’s attempt to add six schools from the Big 12 and appeared almost daily on ESPN’s SportsCenter, College Football Live and Outside the Lines to discuss his reports.  His ability to dominate the story was featured by Sports Illustrated and CNBC.  Brown is a Heisman Trophy voter and a voter in the Harris Poll, which helps determine the BCS national championship game.

For years, Brown has quoted the phrase his mother, Judy, would always tell him when he was in a bad mood: “Happiness is a choice!”  Here’s to bringing you happiness every day!

 

 

My teams : TBA



The Game Producer:

Nick Schwartz is a University of Texas graduate with a degree in broadcast journalism and a focus in sports journalism.  Nick got his start during his college tenure, writing sports articles for the Horn, www.readthehorn.com, covering the Longhorns and writing opinion pieces on the entire gambit of sports. He was also a regular on the Bevo Banter, a podcast talk show on the same site.

During Nick's senior year, he became a co-host on 91.7 KVRX's Sports with Schmucks, where he got his start in radio. Later that summer, he joined Texas Student Television and hosted College Pressbox, a sports highlight and news show. He also joined the cast of College Crossfire, a sports debate program on TSTV. During his time interning with YNN, (News 8 at the time), he was able to cover the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs, particularly the series with the Dallas Mavericks.

In the fall of 2010, Nick interned at 104.9 the Horn with the Bud Light Morning Rush. He learned from Erin Hogan, Dan Neil and producer Ari Temkin, and was hired on after his graduation.

Since then, Nick has produced local and national games, run the Lake Travis Halftime Show and score updates, assisted in the production department and become a host on the Sports Edge.

My Teams:  NFL - Dallas Cowboys (thanks to my birth city, and despite my family being Eagles fans)

                    NBA - San Antonio Spurs (born there)

                    MLB - Philadelphia Phillies (family ties)

                   College Sports - Texas Longhorns

                 

 

 

 

 

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