Stephen A. Smith might be on his way off the radio dial
It's been an eventful couple of years for Hollis, Queens', own Stephen A. Smith, who has had his TV show axed and no longer writes a column for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Now this: With his contract up, ESPN and Smith are reassessing his role, and according to a person in the industry with knowledge of his situation, that might well include no longer doing his local and national radio shows.
Smith has had a show on ESPN 1050 for three years. In September, the second hour of the show went national.
It appears unlikely Smith will leave ESPN entirely. Under a new deal, he presumably would focus on his TV work as an NBA analyst.
The timing of all this is unclear. Smith signed off his radio show Wednesday by promising to be back Thursday.
ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz would say only this: "We’re in the process of discussing with Stephen A. a number of things related to his roles on our entities."
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