FARGO — Dom Izzo’s Hot Mic radio show is headed to television.
The sports talk show is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekdays on WDAY’s 970-AM and is also streamed on inforum.com. The show will be simulcast on television on WDAY Xtra starting on Monday, Feb. 3.
“This was something they talked to me about right away when they initially approached me about moving off the set,” said Izzo, who started the radio show in September. “This was the thing I was most excited about was the chance to do something different that hadn’t been done before in this market.”
Izzo, the sports director at WDAY-TV, left the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. nightly sportscasts when he made the move to host the Hot Mic radio show. Izzo said he made the move to spend more time at home with his wife, Courtney and their newborn son, Jack.
Izzo said the radio show is moving into a new studio to help accommodate the show being simulcast on television.
“It’s not going to be Dan Patrick or Rich Eisen right now, but hopefully people will want to watch in the morning along with listening,” Izzo said, referring to national sports talk radio shows that are simulcast on television.
Izzo said the television simulcast will look like a TV show with video and graphics being used during segments. He said he would also like to attempt to get guests in-studio more often.
While Izzo continued to get some television time after his move to radio, including covering North Dakota State football and doing play-by-play for various high school games that WDAY and WDAY Xtra televised, this move gives him a chance to get back on television more.
“I can still do television as well, just not the way I had been doing it,” Izzo said. “It’s going to be bumpy the first couple weeks as we go through it, but we will see what happens.”
Izzo said this could lead to other WDAY 970-AM shows being simulcast on television in the future.
“What management wants to do is try something different, something that hasn’t been done in this market before,” Izzo said. “We will see where it goes from there. Possibly other radio shows could follow suit."