He’s been great friends with his co-host Jeff “Skin” Wade for 30+ years and the chemistry they’ve developed over the course of that long relationship is a huge part of the show’s appeal. Ben and Skin came up through the DFW media ranks due in large part to their Mavericks Postgame duties for KTCK, starting back in the 2002-03 season. As they gained more attention and opportunities , they eventually caught the ear of Program Director Gavin Spittle who hired them to host middays on Live 105.3 back in August of 2009. After a three year stint working mid-days on ESPNDallas they returned to the station that gave them their first full-time radio show in May of 2013.
Rogers is a knee-jerking, athlete-whispering, coach-killing nuclear overreactor who lives and dies with the teams he has grown up rooting for. Drawn offsides into a full sportspanic by the smallest of setbacks, and guilty of over-falling in love with prospects he’s only read one paragraph about, he seems to almost simultaneously represent all of the emotions that cause passionate fans to gravitate towards the world of sports.
Born and raised in Richardson, TX, Rogers has a diverse background that includes everything from fronting a hip hop group that went absolutely nowhere (The Coffee Nods) to logging nearly a decade in the television ad sales industry (in which he won the most prestigious individual award – the AWRT Award of Excellence for Best Account Executive).
A graduate of the University of North Texas with a BBA in Marketing, Rogers lives in North Dallas with his beautiful wife Kat and three sweet kiddos: Max, Miles and Grace. A homebody, he enjoys doing anything that involves his kids, including coaching their youth sports teams. He’s regarded in some circles as both the greatest fantasy football GM and wiffle ball power hitter of all time, although no one can seem to find those circles.
He plays a ridiculous amount of pick up basketball and thoroughly enjoys expensive cigars — a combination that will most certainly lead to a fun ambulance ride.
Ben goes wireless at Goody Goody liquor to ask patrons if they’ve seen the famous Shawn Marion picture.
Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench calls in to the Ben and Skin show to discuss how players today are different from his era, how stars translate from era to era, and what he sees in the future of the Rangers.
Dallas Stars President Jim Lites joins the guys in studio to talk about what his biggest surprise has been this season, what he loves about the team and what he sees in the future of the Stars.
It’s the return of “Trending In Ben” and all the topics are fair game. Mad Men, Globe Life Park and mind-reading Pets!
Ben and Skin catch up with Vince Carter a couple of days after he entered the NBA top 25 scoring list.
Ben goes wireless during the guy’s outing to White Rock Lake and interviews girls who do like Tony Romo and eventually gets punched by a little girl.
Ben & Skin take a look at a couple baseball stories including former Rangers struggling, Billy Hamilton being potentially the most exciting player in baseball, and Robinson Chirinos being called a Chorizo.
Advertising themselves as the Bane & Skin show, the guys prank The Golf Girl Patricia Hannigan to get her thoughts on the upcoming Masters tournament. To their surprise, Patricia never catches on to the prank and answers the questions with complete professionalism.
The guys have a new bet to see who can do the best motivational speeches on weird topics. The listeners have voted. Who will lose the bet? Who will have to do the egg taint?
The gang reviews audio of a rat loose on a subway in New York, and a major Fox News verbal screw-up.
Ben and Skin are looking for more bet payoff ideas, so they poll the audience. If you want to know what the Egg Taint is, then listen below!
Hilarious comedian and actor Brandon Jackson visits the studio and talks about what it was like shooting a movie with Ben Stiller, problems with today’s generation and NBA players sweatpants.