Audacy Launches Hey Mayne, a New Weekly Podcast That Blends Sports Culture With Entertainment, Politics, Music and Comedy Hosted by Kenny Mayne Premiering June 23
PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 16, 2022 – Audacy today announced the launch of a new show, “Hey Mayne,” from its sports podcast studio 2400Sports, premiering June 23. Listen to the trailer and follow the series HERE.
Hosted by longtime ESPN host Kenny Mayne, “Hey Mayne” will deliver a weekly podcast that blends the sports culture with entertainment, politics, music, comedy, and beyond. According to Mayne, “you’ve probably never heard of a show described quite like this.” Each week, Mayne will talk to someone he knows a little, and is fascinated by a lot. In his previous work at ESPN, a long interview was four minutes. This show will be a chance for Mayne to go much deeper with the people he finds most interesting. Athletes, musicians, writers, and celebrities who he has encountered, who inspire him, and, in some cases, who have become good friends. As Mayne says in the trailer, “I want to ask guests not just about their work, but who they are. I want to know what people were like in Kindergarten. Because I think who you were then is basically who you are today.”
Guests include former NBA player Jamal Crawford, sports journalist Jemele Hill, author Sarah Kendzior, sports commentator Chris Berman, screenwriter/director/actor/musician Christopher Guest, actor and comedian Ben Schwartz and many more.
“It’s very experimental what we’re trying to pull off here,” said Mayne. “I will speak into a microphone, as will my guest, and someone will record what we say. Then the whole thing will be presented in a form we’ll call ‘a podcast.’ I’ll be more serious than this dutiful press release quote would suggest. At times. Also, be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. They told me that was important to say.”
Kenny Mayne is an American sports media personality who is best known for his work on ESPN from 1994 to 2021. He appeared as host of “Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports” on ESPN.com, and he was a weekly contributor to Sunday NFL Countdown with his weekly “Mayne Event” segment. A longtime SportsCenter anchor, Mayne was part of several Emmy-award-winning teams. He was also the star of “Mayne Street,” a situation comedy about life at ESPN. This is his first podcast — and maybe his last, depending on whether or not you listen to it.
Audacy is the unrivaled leader in sports audio content, reaching three times more sports fans than its leading competitor. Audacy, through its sports podcast studio, 2400Sports, holds a landmark partnership with Major League Baseball, collaborating on the production and distribution of official podcast programming for the league and its clubs and continues to launch new local podcasts across the country with popular on-air talent. Audacy also serves as the flagship home of 41 professional teams and over 50 Division 1 collegiate programs including the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs, Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls, and University of Michigan and University of Oregon, among others. Audacy is the #1 sports radio ownership group, owning and operating 39 all-sports stations across the U.S. Its unparalleled broadcast portfolio reaches nearly 30 million sports fans monthly and boasts the nations’ leading collection of radio play-by-play coverage.
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