Ray Negron's Playball Weekly Blog

New Radio Show Probes Sports, Life

Felix DeJesus, a longtime boxing analyst and translator at Showtime, Kevin Cabral, Ralph Romeo and I have been around the New York City radio market and have developed a following over the years hosting or producing sports talk radio.

We are proud to say that starting this Thursday evening, ESPN Deportes New York is our new home as we host 1050 Impact, the only English-speaking show on Deportes.

“We’ve assembled a great team of professionals who are experts in their respective fields to impart their knowledge on 1050 Impact,” said DeJesus at a press conference luncheon Monday afternoon at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in midtown, Manhattan to officially launch the new program.

The concept involves having top personalities in the sports world on the air. And with my long standing relationships in the sports and entertainment industry, I hope to invite notable guests to join us on 1050 Impact and complement the show.

ESPN gives me a vehicle to really look at people in the sports and entertainment world and to collaborate on the beauty of what I learned from people like George Steinbrenner, Frank Sinatra, Jose Feliciano, Donald Trump Tony Orlando, and others. You will learn how sports, especially baseball, has had a big impact on their lives.

I know that Mr. Steinbrenner would have been proud that one of his students has taken it to the next step and is making an impact.

Renowned actor and producer Danny Aiello is scheduled to be the first guest of the show which debuts Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m., on 1050-AM radio and on the web.

Ray Negron is a sports executive with over 40 years of experience in baseball. His first job came from a chance encounter with George Steinbrenner as a youth. He has become an American film producer, a best-selling author, and a philanthropist. His memoir is entitled, “Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers.” For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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