R.J. spent the first 9 years of his professional career at ESPN Radio in Dallas, starting as an overnight board operator, producer, and Sportscenter anchor. R.J. eventually talked his way onto the air as Studio Host, Pre and Postgame host for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and the host of ESPN Radio “Gamenite.” Choppy also serves as the voice of the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League. He has never won a broadcasting award, nor is he a bestselling author on http://www.amazon.com.
Born in Albany, NY in 1979, R.J. moved to Belle Mead, NJ when he was 6, and lived there until attending college at The University of Tennessee. He was lucky enough to catch the senior campaign of the greatest quarterback in NFL history, Peyton Manning, and witnessed Tennessee’s National Championship in 1998. R.J. earned a B.A. in Speech Communication from Tennessee in 2002.
R.J. was a 2 handicap golfer, played baseball in the NABA, and loved to spend lunch time playing pickup games on the basketball court, but marriage ruined all that. He and his wife, Jana, have a son, and live in the Mid-Cities.
New School with Shan and RJ takes an outside the box approach with strong opinions on local sports issues. New School will be very interactive on air and on all social networks. Shan and R.J. incorporate the audience while challenging conventional sports wisdom with a unique, honest, no apologies approach.
New School with Shan and R.J. can be heard weekdays, 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on 105.3 The Fan.
Follow RJ Choppy on Twitter @RJChoppy
Feeling sluggish and slow this Monday morning? Let Whitney cheer you up! Follow the saga on twitter with “#DrolenDroolers”.
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Follow the saga on twitter with “#DrolenDroolers”. Whitney Drolen is the traffic anchor for CBS 11 News This Morning.
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As the sports world remembers Pat Summerall, who died Tuesday at the age of 82, RJ Choppy recalls the first time he met the legendary broadcaster — in a men’s restroom.
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Last Friday while speaking at the SMU luncheon at the Hilton Anatole, future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre defended Tony Romo and his single playoff win record.
Happy Friday! It’s another beautiful day with CBS 11′s Whitney Drolen courtesy of New School with Shan and RJ. Follow the saga on twitter with “#DrolenDroolers”.
Grab your jambox and/or Walkman .. Its Yo! Roger Raps! featuring Roger Emrich and special guest Sybil Summers for “Bust A Move” by Young M.C.
105.3 The Fan’s New School with Shan and RJ present What Whitney’s Wearing. Follow the saga on twitter with “#DrolenDroolers”.
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