Fan Talent

Anthony Rothman

Job Title: Co-Host, Carpenter & Rothman

Hometown: Chicago, Ill. 

College: Indiana University

Previous Places of Play: ABC/FOX-TV Columbus

Favorite Teams: Minnesota Vikings

Favorite Sports Quote: “Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion.”
-- Carl Spackler

Favorite Sports Moment: Running the table on world 9-ball champion Earl Strickland

Favorite Video Game: Need for Speed

Favorite App: Live Hold 'Em Poker

The Common Man

Hometown: St. Charles, Ill.

College: Columbia College

Previous Places of Play: Chicago, Los Angeles . . . and everywhere in between

Favorite Teams: Buckeyes, Jackets, White Sox, Bears

Favorite Sports Quote: “Who’s your daddy?” -- Pedro Martinez



Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Favorite Teams: Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavs, Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Mets

Favorite Sports Quote: "I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, and wear Reebok." -- Shaquille O'Neal

Favorite Sports Moment: 2002 National Championship game, anytime Michigan loses.

Favorite Video Game: FIFA

Favorite App: Spotify

Tim Hall

Hometown: Woodbridge, Va.

College: University of Kansas

Previous Places of Play: 610 Sports-KCSP (Kansas City), 99.9 The Fan/620 The Buzz (Raleigh)

Favorite Teams: Kansas Jayhawks, Washington Redskins, Balitmore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Les Boulez (anyone know what that is?)

Favority Sports Quote: "In my opinion that sucked!" -- Jim Mora

Favorite Sports Moment: Mario and the Miracle. Kansas comes back to beat Coach Cal and Memphis in the 2008 National Championship game.

Favorite App: Twitter

Bobby Carpenter

Job Title: Co-Host, Carpenter & Rothman

Hometown: Born in Houston; grew up in Lancaster, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Previous Places of Play: Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions

Favorite Teams: Reds, Cavs, and Mavs

Favorite Sports Quote: “You play to win the game” Herm Edwards

Favorite Sports Moment: 2002 OSU National Championship

Favorite Video Game: Contra (I’m waiting for the Xbox 360 release)

Favorite App: Jumbline

Marty Bannister

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Previous Places of Play: WBLY/WIZE Springfield, WING, WONE Dayton, and, in another life, WBNS Radio back in the 80s

Favorite Teams: Buckeyes, Reds, Bengals, New York Rangers, Boston Celtics

Favorite Sports Quote: “I’m not an athlete, I’m a baseball player” Former Phillies first baseman John Kruk

Favorite Sports Moment: 1980 Miracle on Ice U.S. Olympic hockey win

Favorite App: Not sure what that is

Lori Schmidt

Hometown: Pickerington, Ohio

College: Ohio University (Just to clarify in case Brady Hoke is reading this, the Bobcats.)

Previous Places of Play: WOUB, ONN television

Favorite Teams: Blue Jackets, Crew, Ohio Bobcats, Bengals, Reds, and whoever is playing Eastern Michigan

Favorite Sports Quote: Anything said by Ken Hitchcock

Favorite Sports Moment: The Ohio Bobcats (in Athens, Mr. Hoke) upsetting Georgetown in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament in 2010. Ohio State’s BCS championship win over Miami is a close second.

Favorite Video Game: I prefer actual sports to video games.

Favorite App: I just learned how to put an Elvis ringtone on my phone. I have yet to figure out apps.

Chris Spielman

The former OSU linebacker is on every Monday  this football season with Spielman On Sports! Hear Chris Spielman breaking down the Buckeyes, Big 10, and all of the NCAA Mondays from noon to 1PM on your flagship station for the Buckeyes, Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan!

Jim Lachey

Hometown: St. Henry, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Previous Places of Play: San Diego Chargers, L.A. Raiders and Washington Redskins

Favorite Teams: Buckeyes and Redskins

Favorite Sports Quote: “ PPP=PPP” Piss Poor Preparation = Piss Poor Performace”

Favorite Sports Moment: Beating Michigan three times and winning Super Bowl XXVI

Favorite Xbox Game: Madden 2012

Favorite App: iTunes

Ron Stokes

Hometown: Canton, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Previous Places of Play: Columbus Horizons, The Ohio State University, Canton McKinley High School

Favorite Teams: Ohio State and Cleveland Browns

Favorite Sports Quote: “You’re not tired, you only think you’re tired.” -- From head coach Eldon Miller to our team after a six-hour flight and 45-minute bus ride to a small high school gym in Anchorage, Alaska for practice.

Favorite Sports Moment: During the last play of my final game in St John Arena as a Senior, OSU vs Michigan St, Troy Taylor throwing me an alley-oop pass for a dunk.

Favorite App: Twitter

Jim Burson

Hometown: New Concord, Ohio

College : Ohio State

Previous Places of Play: John Glenn HS, Ohio State, Houston Rockets, Columbus Horizon

Favorite Teams: Buckeyes

Favorite Sports Quote: “Sports do not build character. They reveal it.” -- John Wooden

Favorite Sports Moment: Beating Iowa at Iowa when they were #1 in the country, beating Louisville at Louisville when they were going to be #1 in the country


Jeff "Tito" Thitoff

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Previous Places of Play: Columbus Dispatch, 411 Fantasy, Damon’s (when it was cool to work for Damon’s)

Favorite Teams: OSU, CBJ, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Celtics, Original Cleveland Browns, Bumpers

Favorite Sports Quote: “Some people want to be rich. Some people want to be famous. But baby, everybody wants to be me! Woooooo!”
-- Ric Flair

Favorite Sports Moment: Bieber’s 40-yard field goal. Still waiting on dinner from Rothman and Stanley. Or Holy Buckeye. Wait, my kids play sports and they both had great moments recently. How many can I list here?

Favorite Xbox Game: Madden

Favorite App: The Fan app. Wait, will the bosses read this? If not, then Scrabble.

Dee Miller

Hometown: Springfield, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Favorite Teams: Buckeyes

Favorite Sports Quote: “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” -- Michael Jordan

Favorite Sports Moment: Michael Jordan’s first NBA title in 1991

Favorite App: Twitter/Facebook


Alicia Barnhart

Job Title: Producer, Buckeye Xtra

Hometown: Brecksville, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Previous Places of Play: Ohio State Athletic Video, Radio Sound Network

Favorite Teams: Buckeyes and New York Yankees

Favorite Sports Quote: “It’s a humbling thing being humble.” -- Maurice Clarett

Favorite Sports Moment: Being in the south stands watching across the field as Purdue’s kick goes wide left in overtime in 2003. The ‘Shoe was the loudest it’s ever been!

Favorite Video Game: Halo 3

Favorite App: Twitter