Pete Rose - Audio Links
With Pete and Evel Knievel at the MGM Sportsbook - 1996
During the mid 1990s I worked as production supervisor for SportsFan Radio Network, a nationwide all-sports
radio network originating out of Las Vegas. One of our hosts was Pete Rose, who normally broadcast his show
from his restaurant in Boca-Raton, Florida. Every few months, Pete would come to Las Vegas and do his show
from a radio setup we had at the MGM Sportsbook. I got to know Pete and when Gloria came to Las Vegas, she
got to meet him. He was always good to us and when it was time to tell Gloria we were getting married the next
day, I had the bright idea to have Pete tell her over national radio. We were in the car and below is a link to the
audio that Pete and co-host Dave Cokin did for me.
We had a softball team at SportsFan Radio and during this clip, Charlie Barker (our program director) and Pete got
on the subject of our softball team and it somehow led to my name being brought up. Pete starting ragging on me,
so I called from home during the last few seconds of the show.
SportsFan Radio softball team
Pete and Charlie Barker are talking when Pete cuts one loose on the air.
Notice Pete holding a stack of chips. He loved to play the horses ($1000 to win)
while doing his radio show out of the MGM Sportsbook.