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Having spent the majority of his life in and around professional sports, radio and TV veteran Spence Checketts brings his unique perspective and passion for sports talk radio to the airwaves as host of “The Drive with Spence Checketts” on ESPN 700.

During Checketts' 15 year radio career, he has hosted weekend shows, pre, half and post-game coverage for Real Salt Lake, University of Utah basketball and football, BYU football, and Utah Jazz basketball.

Checketts is best known for his presence in the afternoons on the SLC airwaves for the past 12 years, beginning with the wildly popular “Bill and Spence” show on ESPN 700, then continuing with “The Big Show” on 1280, The Zone. Both shows were the top-rated shows in the market during Checketts tenure.

In addition to his radio career, Checketts has also worked as a Regional Scout for the New York Knicks, Venue Manager for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in SLC, and arena manager for Disney’s Wide World of Sports.

Checketts is the host of “Reality Check with Spence Checketts”, a long-form interview podcast featuring big names in the world of Sports. Checketts resides in Salt Lake City, Utah with his fiancé, and is the father of one son, Connor.

Catch “The Drive with Spence Checketts” from 2 pm to 6 pm weekdays on ESPN 700. Produced by J.P. Chunga.

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Having spent the majority of his life in and around professional sports, radio and TV veteran Spence Checketts brings his unique perspective and passion for sports talk radio to the airwaves as host of “The Drive with Spence Checketts” on ESPN 700.

During Checketts' 15 year radio career, he has hosted weekend shows, pre, half and post-game coverage for Real Salt Lake, University of Utah basketball and football, BYU football, and Utah Jazz basketball.

Checketts is best known for his presence in the afternoons on the SLC airwaves for the past 12 years, beginning with the wildly popular “Bill and Spence” show on ESPN 700, then continuing with “The Big Show” on 1280, The Zone. Both shows were the top-rated shows in the market during Checketts tenure.

In addition to his radio career, Checketts has also worked as a Regional Scout for the New York Knicks, Venue Manager for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in SLC, and arena manager for Disney’s Wide World of Sports.

Checketts is the host of “Reality Check with Spence Checketts”, a long-form interview podcast featuring big names in the world of Sports. Checketts resides in Salt Lake City, Utah with his fiancé, and is the father of one son, Connor.

Catch “The Drive with Spence Checketts” from 2 pm to 6 pm weekdays on ESPN 700. Produced by J.P. Chunga.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

travNlex87 ,

Love it

Spence, your content is on point my man... So happy your back and doing well... Wishing and 🙏🏼 you to continue to stay the course your on... keep it up Spence, I’m rooting for you

Big D Orcutt ,

So glad you’re back, Spence.

Best in the market. Looking forward to ALL your BYU and Jazz coverage. Ute fans, word of advice, just download the segments that have your Ute content.

Brice Cube ,

Love this show

I had been waiting over a month for another reality check podcast and when it finally came that’s when I found out about the drive. I was a huge fan of the big show for years and I kept waiting for him to be back on that show but I couldn’t be more happy to find out about this one. Spence has a style of radio that is very unique and he brings insights and expertise about local sports that you can’t get from anyone else. From what I can tell the guests are great the format is fantastic and you have a new loyal listener.

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