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.
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Mama Choppy provides her delicious recipe for Italian spaghetti sauce with meatballs. Get it here!
After a 28-5 NCAA Tournament, I hope you didn’t spend all the money I won you, because THIS is the most active time of year for wagers. Its just College this week, so lets get it!
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is well known for making outrageous and odd statements. But this time, his son – the Cowboys VP Stephen Jones made a comment recently about ‘secret sauce’
Brendan works his magic again as he plays nothing but drops in a phone call to New School’s RJ Choppy, who thinks it’s Ben on the other line having a casual conversation.
Choppy Sr. has something that he thinks the average person would prefer over sex!
RJ and Jeff Cavanaugh struggle a bit trying to…well, just watch the video.
The always entertaining Choppy Senior joins the Great Raj Mahal to collaborate on a remix of Pitbull’s “Calle Ocho”. The outtakes are also priceless…
Just days away from Sausage Fest and RJ sat at the dinner table with his Dad, Choppy Sr., to talk sausage, strippers and Slater … It’s time for “Sunday Dinner.
What’s on TV this weekend? The hosts of New School discuss, which inspires RJ to does his best impression of Fredrik from Million Dollar Listings.
RJ’s dad is back this week and he has a problem with Jason Garrett and a problem with his hamstring … Gather around the table for this week’s “Sunday Dinner”.
RJ Choppy thinks he is Mariano Rivera — or at least thinks that he needs to stretch like he’s the greatest closer of all time.
He’s RJ’s ‘man -crush’ and the Cowboys WR Coach – Derek Dooley joins New School Friday morning at Cowboys Training Camp in Oxnard.