Sports X Radio History
Sports X Radio evolved from Sports Executives shows that Ken Thomson and Chuck Edel had done together for over 10 years. Stella Belden, Ken Thomson and Chuck Edel officially became Sports X Radio, LLC in June of 2011. Later, Chuck chose to be a part-time co-host with Ken, leaving Stella and Ken as the managing partners of the LLC.
Ken Thomson, Host of Sports X Radio, is a veteran sportscaster of more than 25 years and has become a trusted authority due to his expertise in all major sports. He provides versatility with his extensive knowledge and memory and Ken covers it all.
With Ken’s strong background in play by play in baseball, basketball and football, the transition to sports talk radio was easy. Ken’s first sports casting job was in the US Navy, aboard an Aircraft Carrier ( USS Ranger CV 61 ). With 5,500 sailors on board and no internet back in the eighties, “I was the only guy with the scores when out at sea, thousands of miles away from the states.”
Ken also worked in the NCAA college basketball world, calling games for UC Riverside and Long Beach State. He has hosted sports talk radio shows throughout the country and remains well connected to NCAA teams. Ken also knows many college coaches and broadcasters for over 50 universities nationwide.
“Our Friday night shows are my favorites. My partner for over ten years, Chuck Edel and I, break down all the games for the weekend. Football season is the best and somehow we are able to touch on every game, both College & Pro in scheduling order. With the show originating in Vegas, I try to blend top line interviews and sports information with a slight dash of Las Vegas line flavor.”
Chuck was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He loved sports from an early age and started going through all the box scores in the morning paper. Have grown up around sports betting, Chuck began looking at sports in a different perspective. “Rather than going to college, I bet on sports to make a living.”In 1992 he moved to Las Vegas and started betting on sports full time. Chuck did a local Las Vegas TV show called “The Oddsfather”. Later he co-hosted shows with Ken Thomson on “Coastline Sports”, Fox Sports Radio and AM 720 KDWN.