Fishing talk show switches to The Fan (97.3 FM) after The Mighty 1090 AM shuts its doors.
SAN DIEGO—One of the most popular fishing talk shows has a new home after its original home closed its doors in late April. “Let’s Talk Hookup” publicly announced it moved from The Mighty 1090 AM to The Fan 97.3 FM.
The Mighty 1090 AM closed its doors, forcing Let’s Talk Hookup to find a new home, according to the station’s staff. Moving to 97.3 FM, however, won’t affect the show’s broadcast times. Let’s Talk Hookup will still air on Saturdays and Sundays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; the show’s call-in phone number is 833-288-0973.
The show’s hosts acknowledged the closure of The Mighty but also expressed optimism of the move to The Fan on the Let’s Talk Hookup website.
“Sadly, The Mighty 1090AM closed its doors,” the online message stated. “It was a great radio home for 15 years, but we feel very fortunate to land on such a successful new radio station.
“With this transition, we have been amazed at how many listeners have found us on our Let’s Talk Hookup app as well as streaming live on our web site www.letstalkhookup.com,” the online message continued. “Literally thousands of anglers from across southern California and beyond have found that using our app and streaming is a great way to listen! Rick, Cory and I feel that this is going to be a great move forward for the show.”
The Mighty’s Twitter page still featured sports-related tweets after the station’s reported closure, but its website confirmed the bad news.
“For the last two weeks, Mighty 1090 programming has only been available online and through our mobile app. We can’t thank you enough for bearing with us through this ordeal. Unfortunately, we have ceased operations,” The Mighty’s website, www.mighty1090.com, stated, as of May 2.
The Fan is the home radio station of the San Diego Padres and part of Entercom Broadcast Group, which manages more than 250 radio stations nationwide. Entercom Broadcast also maintains a streaming app on radio.com; Let’s Talk Hookup will also be available on the app. Listeners can ask Alexa (or similar device) to “Play 97.3 The Fan” to access the app verbally.
Let’s Talk Hookup is co-hosted by Pete Gray and Rick Maxa; the chat freshwater and saltwater fishing in Southern California and Baja California each week.