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Sam Roberts (radio personality)

Samuel Roberts (born September 6, 1983) is an American radio personality, podcast host, and WWE personality. Since October 2016, he has been the co-host of Jim Norton & Sam Roberts on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.[1] Roberts was an intern and producer of the Opie and Anthony radio show from 2005 to 2014. He is also the host of Notsam Wrestling (f.k.a. Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast).

Sam Roberts
Roberts while working at XM 2005.jpg
Sam Roberts while working in the Opie and Anthony studio in 2005
Born (1983-09-06) September 6, 1983 (age 36)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Medium
  • Radio host
  • television
Years active2005–present
Notable works and rolesJim Norton & Sam Roberts
Sam Roberts' Wrestling Podcast
Websitenotsam.com

He appeared on the 1990s television show Figure It Out, where he performed his trick of quarter flicking from his ankle. From 2002 to 2006, Roberts attended Syracuse University, where he graduated with a major in sociology.[2][3]

Personal lifeEdit

In February 2017 Roberts and his wife, Jess, gave birth to their son.[4] On the March 27, 2019 episode of Jim Norton & Sam Roberts, Roberts announced they would be expecting a girl. The girl was born on May 16.[5]

Professional careerEdit

Radio careerEdit

Roberts began his radio career on June 13, 2005, as an intern on the Opie and Anthony radio show on XM Satellite Radio, based in New York City. In 2006, he became the show's associate producer, followed by producer in January 2010.[6] In April 2011, Roberts became the host of the pre and post Opie and Anthony radio show, and became the show's executive producer in February 2014. From June 2015 to October 2016, Roberts hosted Sam Roberts' Show.

In the fall of 2008, Roberts and East Side Dave started Special Delivery for Sirius XM; the show started as a pre-taped hour airing on Saturday nights, then became a weekly live show. In April 2010, Roberts became the host of an overnight Top 40 music show on SiriusXM Hits 1; the show lasted for four years.

On October 4, 2016, Roberts joined comic Jim Norton to co-host their morning program Jim Norton & Sam Roberts, on the Opie Radio channel (now known as Faction Talk) on SiriusXM.[1]

Professional wrestlingEdit

Roberts began a professional wrestling podcast named Sam Roberts' Wrestling Podcast, in October 2014.[6] In 2018, the podcast was renamed to Notsam Wrestling.

In August 2015 Roberts did a live edition of the Sam Roberts Show from Carolines on Broadway, prior to SummerSlam. The show was broadcast live on Sirius XM and included guests Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, and Corey Graves.[7][8] The following year, Roberts again did a live show from Caroline's the week prior to SummerSlam, with Kevin Owens as his guest.[9] Prior to SummerSlam 2017, Roberts once again broadcast live from Caroline's, with the moniker SummerSam III, with Mark Henry as his guest.[10]

In September 2016, Roberts was featured over a two-part episode of Vince Russo's podcast, The Swerve.[11][12]

Roberts first appeared on WWE's pay-per-view pre-show panel at December 2016's Roadblock: End of the Line.[13] He has since been part of the pre-show panel and other pre-show responsibilities for various WWE network events.

In December 2017 following Clash of Champions, Roberts made his debut as a host of WWE Talking Smack.[14] Roberts later hosted the final Talking Smack following Fastlane in March 2018.

In January 2018, Roberts hosted the Raw 25 kickoff show.[15]

During the April 15 taping of WWE Main Event, Roberts made his debut as a commentator. He has infrequently been a commentator on Main Event since then.[16]

Other venturesEdit

In 2006 Roberts did voiceover work as a radio DJ in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.[17] Roberts made a cameo appearance in the 2014 film Top Five.[18] In addition, Roberts made regular appearances on Red Eye between 2015-2017. In 2016, Roberts was featured on episode 37 of The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro.[19]

In 2019, he and Jim Norton appeared as recon spies on an episode of Bar Rescue.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Siegler, Mara (October 4, 2016). "Radio host 'blindsided' by new afternoon time slot". Page Six. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "A Shot of Yager: Opie and Anthony Producer and Radio Host Sam Roberts". Campus Socialite. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Talking Terror: Sam Roberts - Diabolique Magazine". diaboliquemagazine.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  4. ^ Jim and Sam Show (February 25, 2017), Sam's New Baby - Jim Norton & Sam Roberts, retrieved April 4, 2019
  5. ^ "Sam Roberts on Instagram: "Success! What do you guys think of the name?"". Instagram. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Sirius radio host Sam Roberts building his own brand". am New York. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "WWE SummerSlam invades Sam Roberts' Show". Hear & Now. August 19, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "SiriusXM'S Sam Roberts Show Live". www.carolines.com. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  9. ^ "Wrestling Podcast 96 - Kevin Owens LIVE in NYC". NotSam.com. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  10. ^ "Mark Henry, Dan Soder, Skylar Astin, & Katie Linendoll LIVE from NYC". NotSam.com. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  11. ^ "THE SWERVE: SAM ROBERTS – PART 1 / ABFR". Vince Russo's The Brand. September 26, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "THE SWERVE: SAM ROBERTS – PART 2". Vince Russo's The Brand. October 6, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  13. ^ "Who's joining the Roadblock: End of the Line Kickoff?". www.wwe.com. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  14. ^ "WWE Talking Smack Recap (12/17): AJ Styles Done With Jinder Mahal, Charlotte Wants To Draw, The Usos - WrestlingInc.com". WrestlingInc.com. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  15. ^ "Raw Pre-Show to kick off monumental 25th anniversary special". WWE. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  16. ^ https://411mania.com/wrestling/csonkas-wwe-main-event-review-5-24-19/
  17. ^ "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Audio Extraction Guide for PlayStation 2 by prudoff - GameFAQs". www.gamefaqs.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  18. ^ "Watch the SiriusXM Scenes From Chris Rock's Top Five - The Interrobang". The Interrobang. January 31, 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  19. ^ "#37 - Sam Roberts - The Tomorrow Show". The Tomorrow Show. July 26, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2017.

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