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.
Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins the Ben and Skin show to discuss what winning the Daytona 500 means for him and how crazy things have been since crossing the finish line.
The guys discuss Ron Washington’s current frustration on the comments regarding the bunting situation for the Texas Rangers. Ben and Skin debate if Washington is “bunt-hurt” or not.
Ben and Skin prank a NASCAR blogger, which features calls from Whippie, Fake Randy Galloway and the Scarp Sailor.
Mavs GM Donnie Nelson called in to the Ben and Skin show, immediately after the trade deadline passed and explains why the Mavericks didn’t make any moves.
Local sportscaster Dale Hansen joins the Ben and Skin show to discuss his touching ‘Unplugged’ segment that went viral, and made waves across the nation.
KT calls the wives of Ben, Skin, and Brendan and conducts The Newlywed Game, to find out which member of the show has the healthiest marriage.
Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle calls in to assess the Mavs season before the All-Star break.
The guys update everyone on the recent news coming out of Sochi for the Olympics. The news includes a dog running through the opening ceremonies and an attempted plane hijacking.
Ben and Skin name and discuss their favorite TV shows for the upcoming station bracket.
Elvis Andrus joins the guys in-studio for a few segments. They discuss Texas Rangers’ baseball, come up with new walk up song ideas and Elvis even sings a little Bruno Mars for the listeners.
Mavericks guard Devin Harris calls in to the Ben and Skin show and they pepper him with tough questions including their “Terrifying Ten”
Houston Texans lineman, Wade Smith, reminisces with Skin about going to rival high schools.