For those who thought First Issues First was bumped to afternoons towards their will by FS1’s addition of Craig Carton, Nick Wright is right here to guarantee you that’s not the case.
After three weeks off, First Issues First made its triumphant return to the FS1 lineup on Tuesday, and so they did so with a brand new timeslot and look. A part of that new search for First Issues First is having its full solid collectively in studio for the primary time for the reason that pre-pandemic days.
Not solely did Wright transfer his FS1 present to afternoons willingly, however the veteran sports activities host is “thrilled” over the brand new 3pm EST begin time for a number of causes. And to not be ignored is a greater sleep schedule.
“For 10 years in a row, I’ve had pre-5am wakeup calls,” the FS1 host mentioned on his podcast What’s Wright? with Nick Wright. “That’s now gone. I’ve not been in a position to take my children to high school for a single day…I now can take them to high school and due to the schedule, I get to choose them up from college, day-after-day.”
Now that I can (lastly) talk about the adjustments coming to @ftfonfs1 and our new lineup, right here’s why transferring to the afternoons (on the present’s 5-year anniversary!) means a lot to me. pic.twitter.com/6sEMDcsIos
— nick wright (@getnickwright) August 31, 2022
Whereas the transfer to afternoons could be higher for Wright from a private standpoint following years as a morning host courting again to his time doing radio in Houston, he additionally mentioned the 3pm begin time is an honor professionally.
“It means Colin Cowherd, who was as soon as upon a time my skilled idol, then grew to become my skilled mentor, and now has turn out to be one among my dearest associates on the earth, he will get at hand it off to us each single day,” mentioned Wright. “The honour and the privilege of with the ability to take the baton from Colin to maintain the day on FS1 going is actually in contrast to something I’ve ever skilled in my profession.”
Wright sounds excited concerning the transfer, however the actuality is, FS1 couldn’t have added Carton except there was a morning opening. Carton has helped to rebuild WFAN’s afternoon present right into a scores powerhouse and he wasn’t going to present that up, even for a nationwide TV present. Whereas Wright may not contemplate Carton an idol like Cowherd, he did provide some phrases to make sure there’s no animosity concerning FS1’s new morning host.
“Craig Carton is as gifted a broadcaster as exists within the nation on the sports activities aspect of issues,” Wright mentioned on his podcast. “He’s a Syracuse man like I’m, so I’m additionally a fan of him. He additionally used to have me on his radio present so I’m going a great distance again with Craig. I couldn’t be happier that he’s the one taking on mornings on FS1.”
Wright relaunched First Issues First Tuesday afternoon with Chris Broussard and Kevin Wildes persevering with as his co-hosts. The Carton Present was promoted by FS1 as having a rotating solid of co-hosts, however in its first week, Carton is joined by Geoff Schwartz and Cody Decker.[What’s Wright? with Nick Wright]