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
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RJ’s son was enjoying the winter weather on his sled when he suffered an unfortunate fall. How did RJ react? Like any dad would…he laughed.
Degenerate Picks for the week. 3-3-1 last week. Here we go.
Dez Bryant fumbled the ball on Sunday in a crucial spot, and it could have been costly. His problem holding onto the ball is preventing him from taking the next step in his career.
Degenerate Picks for the week! Really strong showing last week, so we will carry this in with a guaranteed 3-0 in NCAA. Here we go!
3-5 last week. Things WILL be better this week! NFL @GB -1 Philly. I know A-Rod isn’t playing, but its still a home game and its still Philly. Seneca Wallace is great in Play Action. [...]
Degenerate Picks for the Week! 5-6 Last Week, I owe you one.
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Rough week last week. Lots of NFL upsets, which threw off the curve. I like the way this week looks a lot better. Some guarantees in here. Enjoy!