Matt Spiegel rejoins Danny Parkins as full-time co-host on The Score afternoon show
They worked the midday shift together in 2017-18 before former station manager Jimmy de Castro overhauled the lineup.
At long last, 670 The Score afternoon host Danny Parkins has a full-time partner.
The station announced Monday that Matt Spiegel, who was Parkins’ first partner at the station before the duo was broken up, rejoins Parkins in the 2-6 p.m. slot.
They worked the midday shift together in 2017-18 before former senior vice president and market manager Jimmy de Castro overhauled the lineup. Parkins moved to the afternoon with Dan McNeil, whose firing in September left Parkins without a partner, and Spiegel became a fill-in host.
“You and I had a bumpy beginning first time around,” Spiegel said in the debut show’s first segment, “and then found a delightful chemistry and enjoyed each other and realized we could do all sorts of things in a radio way.
“And I think if anybody was listening to those shows, they heard that. But not everybody was listening to those shows, as it turned out.”
“Mainly our old boss wasn’t listening to those shows,” Parkins said.
After McNeil was let go for an inappropriate tweet about ESPN “Monday Night Football” reporter Maria Taylor’s wardrobe, Parkins teamed with Spiegel, Leila Rahim — who became midday co-host with Dan Bernstein — and former major-leaguer Cody Decker. Now he’s back with Spiegel permanently.
“Matt’s popularity with our audience throughout all of our platforms is unwavering,” said station brand manager Mitch Rosen. “The content he delivers on a daily basis is thoughtful, entertaining, opinionated sports talk, and data shows from the previous time together that listeners love this tandem of Danny and Matt.”
Spiegel jokingly referred to the show’s name, which reversed the order of names from their previous show to the “Parkins and Spiegel” show.
“The standings in radio have changed,” Spiegel said. “Parkins is on the ascent. I am merely hanging on to the shoelaces of Parkins as he flies.”