Two months after announcing its triumphant return to the Rhode Island airwaves, Sports Radio 790 The Score is set to go live next week.
And in addition to the station’s lineup of national hosts and sports betting shows, former Journal of Providence writer Kevin McNamara will host the station’s only local show.
McNamara will host her show from 5-7 p.m., sandwiched between You better bet and Bet MGM tonight.
McNamara, who hosted an hour-long show on WPRO, had her time extended by an hour. He said it’s a great opportunity to engage listeners early.
“In an hour, I tried to be as informative as possible,” McNamara told Bill Koch about The Journal of Providence. “It’s basically a three-segment show – we would try to have three different topics. Now we’re going to try to get to these three different topics, but we’ll have a real avenue for calls.
The second hour of McNamara’s show will be simulcast on WPRO.
The Score, which last aired in the market in 2008, will show Providence men’s basketball, Brown men’s basketball and football, the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics and New York Yankees.
The station hopes to eat some of the market share in Rhode Island currently held by Boston’s two sports stations, WEEI and 98.5 The Sports Hub.
“I think because it’s new, I would encourage people to give it a try,” McNamara said. “It’s going to be very different from the Boston-based sports radio that we’re used to.”