- Drive This!
The program was broadcast weekdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET on Hardcore Sports Radio Sirius channel 98 with various repeat times and simulcast on The Score Television Network except on Tuesdays, since January 7, 2008.
Format and authenticity
Hosted by Richard Garner, with co-hosts Cam Stewart and Sarah Meehan with appearances from Gabriel Morency, Drive This! was known as "the first ever truly authentic sports talk radio show". A unique and one of a kind sports radio talk show, Drive This! was considered truly for the hardcore sports fans. The most interesting, bizarre, hilarious, hot button issues from the world of sports were discussed in a completely uncensored, thought provoking and genuinely passionate manner unlike any other sports radio show. On Television however, most of the profanity is bleeped. The 2 hour program consists of 6 segments:
Segment 1: 4:00 p.m. - 4:14 p.m. ET (approx.)
Segment 2: 4:17 p.m. - 4:27 p.m. ET (approx.)
Segment 3: 4:31 p.m. - 4:51 p.m. ET (approx.)
Segment 4: 5:00 p.m. - 5:11 p.m. ET (approx.)
Segment 5: 5:16 p.m. - 5:31 p.m. ET (approx.)
Segment 6: 5:36 p.m. - 5:51 p.m. ET (approx.)
Part of the show consisted of callers, usually regulars voicing their opinions on the topics being discussed on the show or simply commenting on the show itself. E-mails sent in by listeners were also often read on the program, especially those who tend to criticize the hosts or the program. The first three segments also included a TV-only feature called Txt TV, where people could send in messages via SMS or an online form, and discuss anything sports related, not always pertaining to the current topic, and vote in daily polls.
On Fridays, Sarah Meehan surprised her co-hosts with a special secret guest and interesting story which reminded people why they loved sports so much. The segment was entitled "Storytime with Sarah".
- Richard Garner
- Cam Stewart (co-host)
- Sarah Meehan (co-host)
- Gabriel Morency (daily guest)
- Geoff Fienberg (Txt TV moderator)
- Chris Dart (Producer)
Occasional Guest co-hosts:
- Greg Sansone (The Score Television Network)
- Tim Miccalef (The Score Television Network)
- Sid Seixeiro (The Score Television Network)
- Adnan Virk (The Score Television Network)
- Cabral Richards (The Score Television Network)
- Pierre Aubry (Hardcore Sports Radio)
- Eric Cohen (Hardcore Sports Radio)
- Steve Lyons
- Gerry Meehan
- Jalen Rose
- Mike Kahn
- Dave Zirin
- Bill Romanowski
- Teddy Covers
- Al Strachan
- Mike Florio
- Brad Faxon
Past notable guests
- José Canseco
- Willie O'Ree
- Randy Couture
- Jack Morris
- Sam Mitchell[disambiguation needed ]
- Dana White
- John McCarthy (referee)
- The Amazing Kreskin
- Rick Jeanneret
- Larry Merchant
- Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada
- Bob Knight
- Bill Daly
- Jim Lampley
Criticism and praise
The show has been criticized most frequently because of its use of foul language and obscenities on the air. Another minor problem which arises out of the particular style of the show is that many guests will refuse to come on the show, because they are afraid they might be asked certain things which they are not comfortable talking sincerely about. Because it is uncensored and it takes itself seriously, many sports stars or controversial figures will refrain from coming on the show.
However, many hardcore sports fans praise the show for its unique style which will stop at nothing and its respectful treatment of fans unlike other sports radio talk shows, truly making it the prime sports radio talk show for truly hardcore fans.
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