Audacy Announces New Midday Show on ESPN 1320 in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, CA – September 19, 2023 – Audacy announces a new midday show on ESPN 1320 (KIFM-AM) in Sacramento. “The Insiders,” starring James Ham and Kyle Madson, airs weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT.
James Ham and Kyle Madson are two seasoned voices in the world of Sacramento sports, and their deep knowledge and passion for the local sports scene make them the perfect duo to lead this exciting new midday show,” Stacey Kauffman, Regional President, Audacy Sacramento. “We believe ‘The Insiders’ will provide our listeners with insightful analysis, engaging conversations and a unique perspective on all things sports in Sacramento.”
“I am extremely excited to expand my role at ESPN 1320 and give Sacramento listeners more daily local content to digest,” said Ham. “D-Lo and KC have built an incredible community and platform. Adding ‘The Insiders’ show should be considered an extension of that brand. I look forward to working with Kyle Madson and am ready for the new adventure ahead.”
A Sacramento native, Ham began covering the Sacramento Kings as a full-time beat writer during the 2010 season for ESPN’s TrueHoop Network. Over the last 13 seasons, he’s provided daily coverage of the Kings as a credentialed media member for ESPN, NBA.com, NBC Sports Bay Area and now at The Kings Beat. Ham has provided balanced coverage of the Kings from various platforms, from writing to podcasting to radio. He’s also covered the San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors and Oakland Athletics.
“Getting to join ESPN 1320 is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” said Madson. “What Damien, Kenny, Jesse and Charlie have helped build from the ground up is super unique in this medium, and I think the direction they’re heading is really fresh and exciting. I also want to thank Stacey Kauffman and Aaron Roberts for allowing me to take this big leap in my career. I don’t take their trust lightly, and I look forward to jumping in to help ESPN 1320 continue its climb.”
Madson is a Bay Area native who has taken on Sacramento as a second home. The Sac State graduate has pursued a radio career since college and spent time in the Sacramento and Bay Area markets. Aside from radio, he’s also found a role as a blogger and podcaster covering the San Francisco 49ers.
Listeners can tune in to ESPN 1320 (KIFM-AM) in Sacramento on air and nationwide on the Audacyapp and website. Fans can also connect with the station via X, Facebook and Instagram.
Audacy, Inc. is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best collection of local music, news and sports brands, a premium podcast creator, major event producer, and digital innovator. Audacy engages 200 million consumers each month, bringing people together around content that matters to them. Learn more at www.audacyinc.com, Facebook (Audacy Corp), X (@AudacyCorp), LinkedIn (@Audacy-Inc) and Threads (@AudacyCorp).