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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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    • 4.5, 78 Ratings

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.

    Justin Zanik, Kayvon Motiee, Tom Haberstroh, Greg Wrubell, Matt Brown and Brian Dunseth - Full Show

    Justin Zanik, Kayvon Motiee, Tom Haberstroh, Greg Wrubell, Matt Brown and Brian Dunseth - Full Show

    On this full episode of The Drive with Spence Checketts we chat with Justin Zanik about the Utah Jazz getting back on the court, Kayvon Motiee says goodbye to Broadway Media, Tom Haberstroh talks about NBA's COVID-19 problems, Greg Wrubell talks about BYU's contingency plans, Matt Brown doesn't think BYU will have a season, and Brian Dunseth previews Real Salt Lake as the season draws close.

    • 2 hr 34 min
    Real Salt Lake analyst Brian Dunseth on MLS' return in Orlando

    Real Salt Lake analyst Brian Dunseth on MLS' return in Orlando

    Real Salt Lake analyst joins The Drive to discuss the restart of MLS and if it will finish it's stint in Orlando to the very end. What should we expect from RSL this summer.

    • 17 min
    Extra Point's Matt Brown says BYU's season is in jeopardy

    Extra Point's Matt Brown says BYU's season is in jeopardy

    Extra Points Matt Brown joins The Drive to talk about the news of the Big 10 conference going to an only conference schedule. What could this mean for the BYU football season, and could it possibly mean that college football won't happen in Provo.

    • 16 min
    Voice of the Cougars Greg Wrubell talks about if BYU's football season is in jeopardy

    Voice of the Cougars Greg Wrubell talks about if BYU's football season is in jeopardy

    Word is out that the Big 10 conference will go to a conference only schedule. The voice of the BYU Cougars, Greg Wrubell, joins The Drive to discuss what is BYU's contingency plans now that a portion of their schedule is cut, and what they will do if more teams follow.

    • 10 min
    NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh "So far so good" on life in the Bubble

    NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh "So far so good" on life in the Bubble

    NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh joins The Drive to talk about the life in the bubble for NBA teams, what is Tom's confidence the season will actually crown a champion, and why the NBA isn't out of the woods yet.

    • 26 min
    President of Broadway Media Kayvon Motiee says goodbye to Salt Lake City

    President of Broadway Media Kayvon Motiee says goodbye to Salt Lake City

    President of Broadway Media, Kayvon Motiee, joins The Drive to say goodbye as president of the company. Serving as Broadway Media's president for four years, Kayvon has decided to move on to greener pastures in his life. He joins The Drive to talk about the origin of his relationship with Spence and how The Drive was created.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 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

Jesus Thong ,

Going away soon

This show will be no more in 4 months.

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.

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