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Jeff Wade

Jeff 'Skin' 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.

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Rangers GM Jon Daniels

Rangers President of Baseball Operations and GM Jon Daniels joined the Ben & Skin show to discuss the various injuries, prospects for the season, and what he has seen from the team thus far in Spring Training.

105.3 The Fan–03/25/2014

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Ted Nugent Not Wanted at Local Music Festival

The gang investigates a story involving Ted Nugent, and the G-Bag Nation becomes a topic of conversation.

105.3 The Fan–03/24/2014

Dad Golfing

Beatdown Conversation Topics

Ben and Skin discuss the conversation topics that beat them down the most, including brackets, working out, fantasy leagues, and golf stories.

105.3 The Fan–03/20/2014

Henry Melton (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Newest Cowboy Henry Melton Talks with Ben and Skin

The Dallas Cowboys added defensive lineman Henry Melton to the roster today, and Ben and Skin ask him about how he became a Cowboy and ask about his excitement towards his new team.

105.3 The Fan–03/19/2014

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Ben and Skin Pop-A-Shot Challenge

Live from Dave and Busters, Ben & Skin challenge the entire Metroplex in their Pop-A-Shot Challenge.

105.3 The Fan–03/18/2014

Shin-Soo Choo  # 17 of the Texas Rangers  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Shin-Soo Choo Joins the Show

Shin-Soo Choo joins Ben and Skin from Surprise to discuss how he has fit in with the rest of the team and what he expects from the Rangers offense this year.

105.3 The Fan–03/13/2014

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Tanner Scheppers Joins the Show

Tanner Scheppers joins Ben and Skin in Surprise to talk about his attempt to make it into the starting rotation and what he expects from the Rangers this season.

105.3 The Fan–03/13/2014

Oakland Athletics v Texas Rangers

Robbie Ross Joins the Show

Robbie Ross joins Ben and Skin in Surprise to tell the story of how he met his wife and how he thinks he has done so far in Spring Training.

105.3 The Fan–03/13/2014

Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox

Derek Holland Joins The Show

Derek Holland joins the show live to discuss his rehab and what Spring training games really mean.

105.3 The Fan–03/11/2014

Jeff 'Skin' Wade

Skin and Brendan Prank Call Their Mom

It’s time for The Academy Awards bet payoff, but there’s a twist as Skin gets double pranked, while also enduring a very tense interview with his mother.

105.3 The Fan–03/06/2014

New York Knicks v Dallas Mavericks

True Detective/Tyson Chandler

The guys try to determine who the yellow king is, while also debating if Tyson Chandler could possibly return to the Mavs.

105.3 The Fan–03/05/2014

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Electronic Store Talk

The gang discusses the current state of electronic stores such as RadioShack.

105.3 The Fan–03/05/2014