September 9, 2005 Honolulu, HI – Icon Sport, the new face of Super Brawl, is proud to announce that it is launching a weelkly mixed martial arts web radio show. The program, The Icon Sport MMA Show - Presented by Steinlager, will air from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Monday on www.sportsradio1420.com .
September 9, 2005 Honolulu, HI – Icon Sport, the new face of Super Brawl, is proud to announce that it is launching a weelkly mixed martial arts web radio show. The program, The Icon Sport MMA Show - Presented by Steinlager, will air from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Monday on www.sportsradio1420.com . The program will debut on Monday, September 12, 2005. Global listeners can call into the show toll-free at 1 (866) 400-1420. Fans may also email questions and statements directly to
The Icon Sport MMA Show, hosted by T. Jay Thompson and Patrick Freitas, will be a lively roundtable discussion featuring athletes, industry analysts, celebrity guests, and listeners. Listeners will also receive updates about upcoming local, national, and global events.
Icon Sport President T. Jay Thompson, speaking on the growth of MMA:
“MMA is growing so fast now. Locally, Icon Sport is routinely selling out the Blaisdell (Arena). The fans are knowledgeable about the fighters, the training academies, the science of the sport, the promotions, and even the issues. Nationally – and especially globally – this sport is taking over. The U.F.C. is now incredibly successful, especially with their Spike TV contract and hit reality show, The Ultimate Fighter. Japan’s Pride Fighting Championship, who just held an event that had over 46,000 fans, now has a contract with Fox Sports. MMA used to be the sport no one! wanted to talk about. Now it’s the sport everyone is talking about. I truly believe that this MMA radio show is timely, if not overdue.”
Icon Sport Director of Promotions Patrick Freitas said of the radio program’s goals:
“Our goals are to use the show – first – to provide a news, opinion, and discussion forum for the legions of fans who love MMA and – second – to reach out to prospective fans…those men and women who’ve never been to an exciting Icon Sport event or don’t quite understand the sport. They hear their friends, family, and co-workers talking about MMA, but they don’t ’get it’ quite yet. Perhaps they have some misconceptions. We want to open their minds to this incredible sport.”
The Icon Sport MMA Show will also be available to Hawaii listeners, via Sports Talk 1420 AM as well as the streaming link at www.sportsradio1420.com immediately after The Bobby Curran Show. Hawaii listeners can call into the show at (808) 296-1420; The shows will be broadcast at noon Pacific Standard Time, 1 p.m. Mountain, 2 p.m. Central, and 3 p.m. Eastern.
The Icon Sport MMA Show is sponsored by Steinlager, Fighter’s Corner, Tactical Strength & Conditioning, Fitness & Nutrition / Military Nutrition, and Dreamworld Tattoo.