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#TBT: Celebrating ESPN Radio’s 25th anniversary

Sept. 1999: ESPN Radio hosts Rob Dibble and Dan Patrick (R) powered "The Dan Patrick Show." (John Atashian/ESPN Images)
Sept. 1999: ESPN Radio hosts Rob Dibble and Dan Patrick (R) powered The Dan Patrick Show.
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ESPN Radio launched on Jan. 1, 1992, with 16 hours per week of sports news and information. The network, currently the largest sports radio network in the country, has since grown to a 24/7 lineup providing more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually, and reaches 20 million listeners a week on 500 nationwide stations.

During the past 25 years, the network has provided listeners with a variety of unique, informative and entertaining sports talk shows, including The Dan Patrick Show with host Dan Patrick and former Major League Baseball pitcher Rob Dibble as his co-host. The show aired weekdays on ESPN Radio from 1999–2007 and featured a wide array of guests from President Bill Clinton to Wayne Gretzky, Barry Bonds, Mark Cuban, Sylvester Stallone and Creed.

On Jan. 4, ESPN Radio kicked off a yearlong celebration of its silver anniversary with a 25th Anniversary Special. The network will continue to provide special programming throughout 2017 as well as look back at some of the greatest moments in sports from the past 25 years.

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