As many of you know, I began my media career at KFAN. My first venture into the poker media world was in 2008, when Cory Cove, Brandon Mileski and I hosted the FAN Poker Lounge. This eventually led to meeting up with Bryan Mileski, which led to MNPokerMag, which led to the Minnesota State Poker Tour, etc.
Well, after working at KFAN radio for more than five years, I am making a major change.
Beginning March 23, I will be teaming up daily with Patrick Reusse from noon-2 on the soon-to-be ESPN Radio 1500. I’ll also have a heavy web presence as well, covering the Twins and Vikings.
What does this mean for Minnesota Poker Magazine and the Minnesota State Poker Tour?
NOTHING. It will only help the two products gain exposure. I will still work with Bryan to grow each entity.
I leave KFAN with absolutely zero ill feelings. ESPN 1500 simply offered me an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I have built a ton of awesome friendships at The FAN since beginning an internship in January, 2005, and if it wasn’t for the experience and exposure I gained, I probably wouldn’t have been able to play a part in launching the Minnesota State Poker Tour, Minnesota Poker Magazine, or show my unshaven mug on SportsCenter every once in a while.
I won’t go through a list of names, because it would suck to forget somebody, but I definitely want to thank all my friends and co-workers at KFAN for everything over the last five years. It was a good run.
Now, the next challenge is to explain to Patrick Reusse what OPS is…Phil Mackey is a sports radio personality at 1500 ESPN Twin Cities. He's also the editor and publisher of Minnesota Poker Magazine, and the co-founder of the Minnesota State Poker Tour. Contact Phil at email@example.com