MSG NETWORK TO TELEVISE ESPN RADIO’S POPULAR “HAHN, HUMPTY & CANTY” SHOW WEEKNIGHTS AT 7PM BEGINNING MAY 1ST
New York, NY (April 4, 2017) – MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) announced today that 98.7 ESPN Radio’s popular radio show “Hahn, Humpty & Canty” will return to MSG’s weeknight programming lineup. Every Monday through Thursday from 7-9pm, beginning Monday, May 1st through September 14th, MSG Network’s Knicks studio analyst Alan Hahn, former Islanders goalie and MSG’s Islanders analyst Rick DiPietro, and Giants Super Bowl champ Chris Canty will give MSG viewers a look inside their studio with a two-hour highlight show, featuring the triumvirate’s unique take on the New York sports scene. “Hahn, Humpty & Canty” is broadcast weekdays on ESPN 98.7 from 10am-1pm. The MSG Network telecast will feature a two-hour “best of” portion of that day’s show. In addition to being telecast on MSG Network, “Hahn, Humpty & Canty” will also be available on “MSG GO,” the network’s live streaming and video on demand platform. Last summer MSG telecast a one-hour version of the “Hahn & Humpty” show.
“As we showed last summer, our show is like sitting at the cool table,” said Hahn. “Where else are you going to get perspective from two pro athletes, a No. 1 pick and a Super Bowl champ, on all things sports?”
Hahn added: “Adding Chris Canty is a huge addition — literally. Summer on MSG just got a lot bigger.”
“It’s always been our goal to give our listeners an amazing sports talk radio experience,” DiPietro said. “The telecast adds another dimension to that and with Chris Canty joining me and Alan this year, it’s like a daily look into a pro locker room.”
“As a Super Bowl champion, I saw firsthand the importance of good team chemistry,” Canty said. “We have that on the show and now fans and listeners can not only hear it, they’ll see it too.”
“MSG Networks is excited to bring fans back inside the studio for the popular ‘Hahn, Humpty & Canty’ radio show,” said Jeff Filippi, senior vice president programming and production & executive producer, MSG Networks. “Fans will now get a first-hand look at the trio, their larger than life personalities and their spirited debates about New York sports.”
“There is nothing like the dynamic chemistry of Hahn, DePietro and Canty in all of radio,” said Tim McCarthy, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN Radio. “Their unique take on New York sports and culture will translate well on MSG Network.”
Alan Hahn joined MSG Networks as a full-time studio analyst in the fall of 2011. Hahn spent 16 years as a writer at Newsday, serving as the paper’s Knicks beat writer for five seasons before joining MSG. Prior to writing about the NBA, Hahn covered the New York Islanders and the NHL, which is where he first met DiPietro. Hahn started at Newsday in 1995 on the high school assignment desk.
Rick DiPietro is a former NHL goalie who was drafted first overall by the Islanders in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and played with them for 12 years. He joined MSG Networks Islanders telecasts in the 2015 season as a studio analyst.
Chris Canty won the Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2011, and spent fours seasons with the team (2009-2012). The former Defensive End began his career with the Dallas Cowboys in 2005 and played 11 seasons in the NFL.
About MSG Networks Inc.
An industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, MSG Networks Inc. owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, and a live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 145 New York Emmy Awards over the past nine years.
About ESPN New York 98.7FM
ESPN New York 98.7FM, the flagship station of ESPN Radio, offers fans complete coverage of New York sports, providing sports talk, local and national play-by-play as well as breaking news coverage. It is the official radio home for three of New York’s most iconic teams: the Jets, Knicks and Rangers as well as national championship play-by-play including the World Series, NBA Finals and College Football Championship. Content is streamed live on the ESPN app and at www.ESPNNewYork.com.