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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

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05: The NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jeff Burkett/CBSDFW.COM)

Kentucky Fans Show Up, And Big At Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas (105.3 THE FAN) – Remember yesterday when I said that there was a lack of UK fans in DFW? Yea, they made it. Even 2 hours before the FIRST game, the one that [...]

04/05/2014

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So Far, Dallas Hasn’t Turned Into ‘Cat-Lanta’ West

If there’s one thing Kentucky fans do well, it’s travel to basketball games. But on Friday in Dallas, they were no where to be found.

04/05/2014

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The Degenerate’s March Madness Picks

I want to help you guys out this year, just as I did last year, with a little thing we like to call “The Degenerate.” I went 28-5 last year ATS in the Big Dance. And Lee Sterling isn’t that shabby either…

03/20/2014

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Musician Bret Michaels Joins New School

Musician Bret Michaels, formerly of Poison, joined New School on Wednesday, much to the surprise of RJ, who was a bit star struck…

03/05/2014

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RJ’s Olympic Update – Feb. 21

Happy Friday! Enjoy some Olympics action tonight, and don’t miss these standout performers!

02/21/2014

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

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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

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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

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