What's Wright? with Nick Wright

What's Wright? with Nick Wright (sometimes capitalized What's Wright? With Nick Wright) is an American sports podcast and YouTube series. Hosted by sportscaster Nick Wright and co-hosted by his son Damonza Byrd, the series premiered on March 15, 2022.

What's Wright? with Nick Wright
Hosted byNick Wright
Damonza Byrd
FormatAudio · Video
Updates3× weekly (M, Th, F)
Length28–60 minutes
ProductionBlue Duck Media
Video formatYouTube · Apple Podcasts
Audio formatPodcast (via streaming or downloadable MP3)
Original releaseMarch 15, 2022

Development and history Edit

Prior to signing with Fox Sports 1 (FS1) and hosting First Things First (FTF), Nick Wright was the host of What's Wright with Nick Wright?, a radio show on the Kansas City-based 610 Sports station.[1][2] After departing the station, Wright relocated to Houston, while continuing to work in sports radio, before working on television for FS1.[3]

From 2018 to 2020, Wright hosted another incarnation of his What's Wright with Nick Wright? radio show, this time on Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio station.[4][5]

In January 2022, Fox Sports launched Fox Audio Network, a podcast network to leverage its on-air talent in the audio space.[6][7] Originally scheduled to premiere on March 1, 2022,[8] Wright's podcast ultimately premiered on March 15.[7][9] The podcast is produced by Blue Duck Media.[10]

After Wright's podcast debuted, it held the #4 ranking on the Apple Podcasts chart.[11]

Format Edit

Wright co-hosts the podcast with his son, Damonza Byrd.[12] Wright's podcast episodes originally aired on Tuesdays.[8] Episodes discussing general sports stories now air on Monday and Thursday, with sports betting-related episodes airing on Fridays.

On regular episodes of the podcasts, Wright and Byrd discuss general trending sports topics.[13] The NBA and NFL are often highlighted during the series, although Wright and Byrd have discussed tennis, golf, and college sports topics.

Wright has also hosted "special" episodes of the podcast, including his countdown "Top 50 NBA of the Last 50 Years",[14][15] as well as an interview with Lil Wayne.[16]

References Edit

  1. ^ Levin, Matt (September 17, 2007). "Q & A with SU grad and 'Millionaire' contestant Nick Wright". The Daily Orange. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Soffen, Jon (June 29, 2021). "Fox Sports Host Nick Wright Surprising Next Opponent on 'High Stakes Duel'". CardsChat. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  3. ^ Barron, David (March 28, 2016). "Radio host Nick Wright leaving Houston for job with Fox Sports". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  4. ^ Koster, Kyle (August 30, 2018). "Here's Nick Wright's Sleep Schedule". The Big Lead. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  5. ^ "Nick Wright | Fox Sports Press Pass". Fox Sports PressPass. Fox Sports. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  6. ^ Chan, J. Clara (January 13, 2022). "Fox Sports Launches Podcast Network With New Skip Bayless Show". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  7. ^ a b Goldsmith, Jill (March 2, 2022). "New Fox Audio Network Inks Advertising, Distribution Deal With Spotify's Megaphone". Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  8. ^ a b Hayes, Dade (January 13, 2022). "Fox Sports Podcast Network Launches With Initial Slate Featuring Skip Bayless, Nick Wright And Lyman Bostock Doc Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  9. ^ Tom Brady's Fake Retirement, LeBron's Scoring Title, & March Madness Bracket Rules | What's Wright?. March 15, 2022. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  10. ^ "In Production". Blue Duck Media. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  11. ^ "Nick Wright, Dan Le Batard Fight Over Podcast Rankings". Barret Sports Media. March 16, 2022. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  12. ^ Grathoff, Pete (April 6, 2022). "Fox Sports' Nick Wright: I'm out as Chiefs fan if they move to Kansas — with a proviso". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  13. ^ Trigg, Dalton (March 24, 2022). "Luka Doncic, Mavs Going to NBA Finals - Analyst Nick Wright". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  14. ^ "Top 50 NBA players from last 50 years: Nick Wright's list". Fox Sports. April 24, 2022. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  15. ^ Dimmit, Zach (July 25, 2022). "NBA Analyst Has 7 Former Spurs on List of Top Players from Last 50 Years". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 8, 2022.
  16. ^ Kyles, Yohance (May 6, 2022). "Missy Elliott Responds To Lil Wayne Naming Her In His Top 5". AllHipHop. Retrieved September 26, 2022.

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