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.
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.
We look at some weird stories surrounding Duncanville and celebrate Dville’s finest, Mike Bacsik
Barry Church returns after the Cowboys trip to London
Former Dallas Cowboy Marcus Spears joins the Ben and Skin show to discuss the game Sunday night and his upcoming hunting trip with Ben and Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland.
The fastest growing college football segment in the nation continues to grow as Ben and Skin goes Campus to Campus to Campus to Campus.
On this edition of Throwback Thursday, the gang goes back in time to November 1995.
Dallas Stars center Jason Spezza joins the Ben and Skin show to talk about the season so far and his Dallas Stars teammates.
This week’s edition of the popular Ben and Skin game show, Touch All Four, features a first time player rounding the bases, hitting multiple homers, and winning what might be the greatest prize to ever be offered by the boys.
Ben and Skin get a live report from London with sports reporter Sir Simon Nigel.
On the day that the 105.3 The Fan officially gained the rights to Texas Rangers radio broadcasts, legendary play by play man Eric Nadel joined the Ben and Skin show.
The East Texas Sports Boys take over the show for a segment to answer listener questions and give their hot sports opinions.
It’s another big week in college football, which means another installment of Campus to Campus that includes insight from names such as Andrew Luck, Jerry Jones, and more.