Jeff “Skin” Wade is the co-host of 105.3 The FAN’s afternoon drive show ‘The Ben and Skin Show’.
He’s been great friends with his co-host Ben Rogers 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 mid-days 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.
The son of a basketball coach, Wade’s passion for the game and vast knowledge of the NBA eventually landed him a spot on the Dallas’ Mavericks Broadcast team midway through the 2008-09 serving as a color analyst. In the last 4 1/2 seasons Wade’s quirky sense of humor and unique style has blended well with the broadcast, and that crew won a Lone Star Emmy in 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Live/Unedited Sporting Event. He was also lucky enough to receive a championship ring for the Mavericks glorious run in 2011.
Skin was born and raised in the Metroplex and holds a B.A. in Radio/TV/Film from the University of North Texas. He’s obsessed with hoops, old-school hip-hop, art flicks and is tolerated by his wife Tricia, and their two kids, Maya and Desmond. His lifelong passion for music led to him start a music production company with engineer Ruben Ayala called EhkoMusic, which has placed songs on multiple major network prime-time shows as well as several major motion pictures. He was also one of the original members of Erykah Badu’s experimental hip-hop ensemble The Cannabinoids.
He’s recently spent a lot of time sucking at golf. He also wears a lot of tee-shirts. Just not while sucking at golf.
Skin and Bacsik look back on some of the highlights from all of the Fan shows to decide who is “The Real MVP” for this week.
Dallas Mavericks point guard JJ Barea joins Skin and Bacsik to talk about the Mavericks season so far and to answer a question from his biggest fan… Skin’s mom Gator.
Minnesota sports writer and the father of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Larry Fitzgerald Sr., joins the Ben and Skin show to talk Cowboys, Adrian Peterson, and much more.
Ben and Skin open up the phones in this week’s edition of Touch All Four in the hopes of finding DFW’s best undiscovered broadcast talent.
Cowboys safety Barry Church pops in for his weekly show, and has a surprise right off the bat!
Ben and Skin take a look at the historically bad Los Angeles Lakers’ season so far and discuss how Kobe is taking over the team whether it leads to wins or not.
We dig deep and decide who was The Fan MVP of the Week!
Dallas Cowboys COO Stephen Jones joins the Ben and Skin Show for his weekly visit to talk about his bye week plans, Dez’s contract status, and Tony Romo’s health.
The guys find out that JD received a contract extension and then experience the wrath of the metroplex
It’s time for Throwback Thursday! What was happening in our world 10 years ago?
Daryl “Moose” Johnston joins the Ben and Skin show for his weekly interview with a recap of the Cowboys win in London and a preview of the upcoming Cowboys season.
Once again, Ben and Skin opened up the phone lines for their weekly edition of Touch All Four in order to find the best undiscovered radio talent in the Metroplex.