CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

R.J. Choppy

R.J. Choppy, like Don Zimmer, has never earned a paycheck outside of the world of sports.

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

RJ’s Olympic Update – Feb. 20

It’s a slow day at the Winter Olympics, but there are still some ladies worth watching!

02/20/2014

Amelie Kober Portrait Session

RJ’s Olympic Update – Feb. 19

RJ Choppy keeps you up to date on the Winter Olympics by identifying a few notable athletes to keep an eye on.

02/19/2014

RJChoppy_FAN

Sunday Dinner With Choppy Sr.

RJ’s father, Choppy Sr., is back and he’s heated about the Winter Olympics, angry old people and horseracing.

02/18/2014

(L-R) Canadian Gold medallists Kaillie H

RJ’s Olympic Update – Feb. 18

The Winter Olympics continue in Sochi, as RJ Choppy brings you the athletes to watch on Tuesday.

02/18/2014

Russia's Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsal

RJ’s Olympic Update – Feb. 17

It’s another day of Winter Games in Sochi, and the women are taking their talents to the ice. See RJ’s pick pics here.

02/17/2014

USOC Media Summit

RJ’s Olympic Update – Feb. 13

There are too many athletes to track at the Winter Olympics! RJ Choppy identifies a few notable athletes to keep an eye on.

02/13/2014

Super Bowl Radio Row 2014 (94)

RJ Trolls NFL Network’s Nicole Zaloumis

When the lovely Nicole Zaloumis of the NFL Network walked by, RJ jumped out of his seat with the wireless mic…which made for an awkward interview.

01/30/2014

(Photo by David Calvert/NBAE via Getty Images)

RJ’s ‘Spaghetti’ Inspired Legends Call

Texas Legends forward Devin Ebanks threw down a powerful dunk on Saturday, prompting a powerful reference from 105.3 The Fan’s RJ Choppy.

01/21/2014

RJ Choppy and Ric Flair

Cowboys Hater Ric Flair Receives Death Threats

Ric Flair isn’t shy about his love for the 49ers, or his passionate hate for the Dallas Cowboys. But why is he receiving death threats?

01/10/2014

(credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Are Your Playoff QBs Everything You Think They Are?

Perception is reality, right? Well…not so much. Check out some of these facts about the four remaining veteran QB’s left in the playoffs.

01/10/2014

Drolen_NewSchool

Fake New School On Christmas Cards

After hearing New School talk about Christmas Cards this morning, Ben and Skin do their own rendition of New School discussing Christmas cards.

105.3 The Fan–12/18/2013

previous

next