SportsMap Radio Network will launch the first nationally syndicated weekly radio show dedicated exclusively to sports cards and memorabilia next month. Sports Collectors Club hosted by Jeff Baker and Drew Pelto will debut Sunday January 9 from 7-8 AM Eastern Time.
SportsMap is a national sports radio network with over 100 affiliates in a variety of major cities including Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Tampa and San Diego. The show will also be available online.
The network says the weekly one-hour show will feature interviews with hobby insiders, collectors, and current and former professional athletes. In addition, the show will provide insight on grading, investment, and sports collectible auctions.
For Baker, the move is an expansion of his hosting work. In 2019, he started the TTM Cast podcast, which discusses hobby topics with a focus on autograph collecting. He’s contributed to SC Daily as well.
Pelto is a lifelong Cleveland sports fan residing in Dallas, TX. He has a experience in hosting radio shows and podcasts, and has spent more than a decade in sports collectibles.
“SportsMap Radio is always interested in adding specialty programming to our weekend lineup,” said GowMedia COO and Program Director, Craig Larson. “We have been looking to partner with Jeff and Drew for quite some time. They are each tremendously talented and will produce a program that both hardcore and casual collectors will enjoy.”
Based in Houston, Texas, SportsMap Radio is owned and operated by Gow Broadcasting.
A website devoted the show is also in the works.