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March 5, 2021 172 min
Beckles and Recher celebrates the end of the week with a question that got a heavy response from our audience: Which athlete reminds you of an alien, looks-wise or talent-wise? We had fun with that question throughout the whole show, and in between lots of guests: Our favorite guest, the NHL Network's Jackie Redmond; Captain Mike Anderson with his weekly fishing report; former Tampa Bay Lightning VP Bill Wickett, who is on his ...
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March 5, 2021 8 min
Greg Wolf joins Beckles & Recher Friday to talk about this weekend's events in the Tampa Bay region! We start with Lights on Tampa, then move to the All-Pro Dad Experience. The Tampa Bay Boat Show is taking place at the Florida State Fairgrounds! And of course, it's the annual Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City! Then there's Figment: A Lucid Dream Aerial Cirque Show on the Armature Works Pier, as well as the ...
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Tampa Bay Rays Radio play-by-play announcer Andy Freed joins Ian and Jay on Friday to discuss all the goings-on at Spring Training in Port Charlotte. Andy tells you who is making an impression early in camp, and talks about when he thinks the Rays might bring up the phenom, Wander Franco. Andy then dissects the offensive game of Kevin Kiermaier and whether he can maintain a consistent season of hitting. And on the question as to wh...
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March 5, 2021 3 min
On Friday's Halftime Heat, Ian Beckles says natural is always better than chemical, while Jay Recher tells you about a local boy who grew up to be a great man! Which heater is YOUR favorite!
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Outgoing Tampa Bay Lightning VP Bill Wickett joins Beckles & Recher on Friday, ironically enough, from the car on his way to Nashville to take a similar role with the Nashville Predators! Bill talks about what tempted him to go to Nashville, and talks about some of his favorite memories from being with the Lightning, and his top memory is a great one! Bill is very excited to be moving to Nashville now that his kids are older, a...
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It's Friday, so as is tradition, Beckles & Recher welcome Captain Mike Anderson for his weekly fishing report! Ian asked about whether there are issues with getting bait in the bay, basing his question on his failed outing last Saturday, and Captain Mike offered a suggestion for those wanting to do so in future weeks, as "everything's a little weird." Captain Mike reminds everyone that it's still early in th...
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Thursday on Beckles and Recher, there was lots of sports talk, as well as some talk on other subjects beside sports (no politics, tho). We ask if you could choose, which of the three Tampa Bay sports teams would you want to see, now that the Lightning are opening Amalie Arena to a limited number of fans? We also spend time with the freakin' awesome Hockey Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito and the UFC's Jeff Harrell, who joins us ...
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Friend of the show Jeff Harrell checks in to talk about Saturday's UFC 259 card and some other things. Jeff is in Las Vegas for the card, says the weather is great, and tells us Covid restrictions are loosening there, but the city hasn't been the same since the pandemic started. Jeff also gives an update on Fight Island, and comments on this great card Saturday with three title fights! Jeff then details his very busy week l...
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Beckles & Recher welcome NHL Hall-of-Famer and Lightning founder Phil Esposito on Thursday's show! All that and MORE! Phil talks a little about playing back-to-back games as the Lightning are playing the Chicago Blackhawks both Thursday and Friday, and he provides his list of the greatest pure goal scorers over the game's history. And as great as the Bolts have been playing, Phil notes one part of the game they need to ...
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March 4, 2021 3 min
On Wednesday's Halftime Heat, Ian Beckles professes his love for a certain Olympic sport, while Jay Recher tells you about what MLB is doing on June 2 to honor the legacy of an all-time great. Which heater is YOUR favorite!
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Tampa Bay Lightning COO Steve Griggs joins Beckles & Recher on Thursday to discuss the return of a maximum of 3,800 fans to Amalie Arena starting with the game against the Nashville Predators on Saturday, March 13! Steve takes us through the decision that Vinik Sports Group made to allow fans, and he notes that the date of the fans' return is exactly one year to the day that sports shut down. There will still be current Cov...
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Beckles & Recher help you get over the Wednesday hump! Erik Erlendsson joins us to play a little name that tune and talk Tuesday's Lightning shutout over the Dallas Stars! Then we speak with MMA fighter Aljamain Sterling, ahead of his bantamweight title fight in UFC 259 on Saturday against champion Petr Yan. We then have the honor of speaking with former Lightning winger Ryan Callahan to see how he's doing in his new gi...
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USF Head Baseball Coach Billy Mohl joins Beckles and Recher on Wednesday to discuss the team's start to the 2021 campaign and what lies ahead. After starting the season being swept by Florida Gulf Coast, they came back with a four-game sweep of their own over Florida A&M this past weekend! With 18 new players, Coach Mohl is excited to be able to mold the team for the upcoming season and into the future! And with his backgro...
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March 3, 2021 13 min
The birthday challenge is back! We didn't forget about the fans of this segment; we were only away a week! But we're now back, celebrating the birthdays of some famous athletes, actors, artists and another who found fame for just being born. Play along with us, as we celebrate the birthdays of the following people, born the week of February 28 through March 6!
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One of the more popular players in Tampa Bay Lightning (and New York Rangers) history, Ryan Callahan, joins Ian and Jay on Wednesday to talk about his new hockey career as an NHL Network analyst. And of course, the guys could not resist talking about Ryan's former team, the Tampa Bay Lightning! Ryan is one of those ex-players who still gets a lot of love and support from the fan bases and teams that he played for, and he discus...
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March 3, 2021 3 min
On Wednesday's Halftime Heat, Ian Beckles is ambivalent about the current college hoops season, while Jay Recher examines Shaq's new athletic venture! Which heater is YOUR favorite!
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Ian and Jay have the pleasure of speaking with UFC Bantamweight title contender Aljamain Sterling, who is facing Petr Yan Saturday at UFC 259 for Yan's title. Aljamain has been a contender for a while, and he finally has his chance to fight for the title. The guys talk a little about his nickname, "Funkmaster," and Aljamain talked about how it came about. He's very willing to fight the talk battle as well, as Yan ha...
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In addition to all the great sports talk and conversation Ian and Jay provide on Tuesday's Beckles and Recher Show, we have the man with the greatest hair in hockey, Lightning TV analyst Bobby "The Chief" Taylor, the Big O, Orestes Destrade, to talk all things Rays, and the Dallas Stars' perspective from Fox Sports Southwest NHL analyst Brent Severyn! Plus, Halftime Heat at 5, On This Day in Sports History at 6, and...
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Fox Sports Southwest NHL analyst and former NHLer Brent Severyn joins Ian and Jay on Tuesday to offer the behind-enemy-lines perspective on Tuesday's matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars. Brent and the guys talked a little about Saturday's Lightning win over the Stars, and discusses some of the difficulties the Stars have come across this season after last season's Stanley Cup Final run. Brent sees a...
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The Big O, Tampa Bay Rays TV analyst Orestes Destrade, joins Beckles & Recher on Tuesday to talk all things Rays baseball. Orestes has had a tough offseason, but he is raring to go for the baseball season! The guys talk a little of the Rays' phenom (no, not Randy Arozarena) Wander Franco, whom Orestes says is potentially at another level. Orestes also has high hopes for one player who has never had consistent offensive prod...
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