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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.

Actors Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, writer/producer Reid Carolin, actors Channing Tatum, and Matthew McConaughey arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Magic Mike" during the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello, actor from True Blood and Magic Mike calls in to the show to talk to the guys

105.3 The Fan–06/27/2014


Dominique Wilkins

NBA legend Dominique Wilkins calls in to the Ben and Skin show

105.3 The Fan–06/25/2014


Play-By-Play Confessions

the gang takes a look at some of the more odd MLB play-by-play announcer confessions.

105.3 The Fan–06/24/2014

An ambulance driver transports a patient to the hospital. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Worst Ways to Die

Man dies in wood chipper, the show discusses the worst ways to go out.

105.3 The Fan–06/24/2014


Bane & Skin Prank

Bane & Skin return, this time prank call a soccer expert from the Netherlands.

105.3 The Fan–06/19/2014


John Daniels Remembers Richard Durrett

John Daniels calls in to the show to talk about Richard Durrett and what he meant to him

105.3 The Fan–06/18/2014

Anaheim Ducks v Dallas Stars - Game Four

Tyler Seguin

Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin calls the show to talk about Dirk’s Heroes Baseball Game this Saturday and discuss the past season.

105.3 The Fan–06/18/2014

Barry Church, Dallas Cowboys

Barry Church

Barry Church calls in to the Ben and Skin show to talk Cowboys defense and how the team is doing in practice

105.3 The Fan–06/18/2014

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Star Wars Talk

The boys talk about how the original Star Wars trilogy impacted their lives.

105.3 The Fan–06/17/2014

(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Donnie Nelson

Donnie Nelson calls into the show to promote Dirk’s Heroes Baseball Game this Saturday and talk about NBA Finals and also hints about the Mavs’ off-season plans.

105.3 The Fan–06/17/2014

Jeff 'Skin' Wade

Skin’s Trip to Colorado

Skin talks about his trip to Colorado this past weekend

105.3 The Fan–06/16/2014


Sports Inferno Prank

Ben and Skin prank a soccer expert when they call him on their fake sports show Sports Inferno by the names of Carl Spoon and Rational Bill.

105.3 The Fan–06/13/2014