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 Choppy remembers the first time he saw Peyton, and pours his heart out in song to #18.
If you’re making these moves to prove a point, to show who’s boss, shame on you JD. You have the power, everybody knows that you have the power. You’re like the He-Man of Arlington.
2-4 last week. I know! But 15-13 overall for the year, so lets get to it.
He’s not our Cowboys insider and he’s not our Valley Ranch insider … He’s our Cowboys Valley Ranch insider!!! It’s Mickey Fisher!!!
The Dallas Cowboys easily get past the Rams Sunday at AT&T Stadium and that leads New School to bring out their … Cowboys Headlines!!!
If there was ever an EPIC FAIL in interviews…this is the one! 105.3 The Fan’s New School morning show tried to bury the hatchet Friday morning with their nemesis, Dallas Cowboys Orlando Scandrick.
A GREAT week for the Degenerate. 1-2 in NCAA, but a PERFECT 5-0 in the NFL. For that reason, I’m going strictly NFL this week and riding this wave of dominance in the NFL.
It was an interesting day in the Choppy household. Choppy Sr. dedicated himself to learning the art of twerking. Watch the entertaining video here.
This is going to be a dogfight for the Cowboys. I have proof.
It was an ugly week, 3-4 for me, which puts me at 7-7 for the year. So far we’re just down the Juice, but I’m not in the business of kissing my sister, so lets go!
RJ’s father talks about “twerking” in Sunday Dinner … this could get awkward.
Here are my Degenerate Picks for Week 2 College and Week 1 NFL. I was 4-3 last week, which means you squeaked by and won some dough. I find the NFL easier, so here’s to a flawless NFL weekend.