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Jeff Wade

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.

Prince performs during the Super Bowl XLI halftime show. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

1984- The Biggest Year in Pop Music

Ben and Skin react to a recent article in Rolling Stone and give their opinions on the top 10 pop songs of that year.

105.3 The Fan–54 mins ago

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Super Hero Rankings

The guys discuss the greatest super heroes of all time

105.3 The Fan–09/18/2014

A venomous rattlesnake tastes the air. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Snake Safety Information

Skin discusses a local photo he received and how it impacts his fear of snakes while KT brings all of his snake expertise to the table.

105.3 The Fan–09/17/2014

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Dwight Howard’s Ticket and Traffic Talk

Ben and Skin talk about Dwight Howard’s suspended Florida driver’s license and discuss some of their own traffic concerns.

105.3 The Fan–09/17/2014

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dan Bailey Nicknames

Ben and Skin somehow conned Brad Sham into reading some potential nicknames for Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey.

105.3 The Fan–09/16/2014

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Jeff Ross

The Roastmaster General, comedian Jeff Ross calls in to the Ben and Skin show to promote his gig Friday night.

105.3 The Fan–09/16/2014

Former NFL player Daryl Johnston arrives at DIRECTV's Celebrity Beach Bowl at Victory Park on February 5, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Jordan Strauss/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

“Moose” Johnston Interview

Daryl “Moose” Johnston joins the Ben and Skin Show for his weekly interview and discusses Johnny Manziel, Tony Romo, and the Washington Redskins QB situation.

105.3 The Fan–09/15/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Pigskin Party Barge

The guys look at the biggest stories around the league and unleash their best Andrew Luck impersonations

105.3 The Fan–09/12/2014

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Barry Switzer

Former Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer calls in to the Ben and Skin show to talk about the Longhorns struggles, Johnny Football, and the current Dallas Cowboys!

105.3 The Fan–09/11/2014

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Gator Calls in with Advice for Skin

Skin’s mom Gator calls in to give her thoughts about “frozen shoulder”.

105.3 The Fan–09/10/2014

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Skin’s Battle with Frozen Shoulder

Skin introduces Ben to the dangers of the dreaded “frozen shoulder”.

105.3 The Fan–09/10/2014

New York Giants v Dallas Cowboys

Barry Church

Barry Church joins the show for the first Barry Church Show of 2014! We talk 49ers, Titans, and video games.

105.3 The Fan–09/09/2014

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