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Matt Jones to host new show on LEX18

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LEX 18 Press Release: 

Lexington, KY NBC affiliate WLEX-TV is proud to announce that it will produce a new nightly program hosted by Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio fame. The yet-to-be-named show will air Mondays through Fridays at 7:30pm on LEX18 this fall.

Jones stresses that the show’s focus will look beyond sports. “We’ll talk everyday life- the things that are on your mind right now. So sure, UK sports will be a big factor, but also politics, what’s happening around the state, whatever is going on that sparks real conversation. And we’ll have fun with it. It’s exciting to do this type of program on Lexington’s number one TV station, WLEX.”

“Matt’s new show gives us the chance to create fresh, local programming,” says WLEX President and General Manager Pat Dalbey. “It’s going to be unlike anything currently in our market. Matt has a huge following on radio and online, and this new venture exposes him to an even greater audience. We’re thrilled to have him.”

The show will also feature a co-host who will vary depending on the subjects discussed and their expertise. “But you can count on some well-known names to share the set with Matt on any given night,” say Dalbey. “Former UK stars, political figures, whoever can lend a provocative voice to driving an engaging and lively debate with Matt.”

The show will debut in late September. More information will be coming soon on LEX18.com and the LEX18 Facebook page, as well as on Matt Jones’ blog on KentuckySportsRadio.com.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

19 Comments for Matt Jones to host new show on LEX18



  1. secrick
    1:06 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    To bad, Good luck.



  2. #2 Pencil
    1:09 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    Any way this can be watched out of market?



  3. Sticky Ceiling
    1:13 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    My wife and I refer that as the “fake news”.
    WKYT>WLEX
    First Alert>MaxTrack
    Amber Philpot ride or die.



  4. ronzo
    1:36 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    Get the band back together. T.J. Beisner for co-host.



    • inside info2
      1:44 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

      Beisner doesn’t seem like the type to hold a grudge, but I doubt that will ever happen.



    • Sticky Ceiling
      1:47 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

      Did they have a falling out?



    • inside info2
      1:53 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

      Yes they did. Over the old TV show they did together.



    • Musehobo
      2:36 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

      I do remember Matt saying a few weeks ago that he thinks his own ego (or maybe it was his temper) probably made things a lot worse. He said he’d be willing to bury the hatchet but seemed to indicate The Bees was probably done with him.



    • inside info2
      3:30 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

      I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both of them multiple times. I’m glad Matt realized his ego got the best of him. Beisner is a really nice guy.



  5. Willis talkin bout....
    2:03 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    congrats Matt.. good luck! “The Talking Hands” will be a fun show!



  6. BlueFrank
    2:05 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    Politics. Sounds great, can’t wait.



  7. AuthorDude
    2:16 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    A dose of irreverence nightly is just what the doctor ordered. Here’s hoping it can be watched out of market. Best of luck, Matthew.



  8. Sarahvah
    2:29 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    I already saw the old fogies on facebook foaming at the mouth over this, I’m excited.



  9. kentuckyrld
    2:36 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    What a waste of perfectly good air time.



  10. loservilletard
    2:59 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    Matt Has the face for Radio, he should stick with what he does well.



  11. Angelo
    3:10 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    He should do an interview with Trump.



  12. satcheluk
    3:13 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    “Quit talking about politics. This is a UK sport’s site!”, is the new version of “put in Richeee.”



  13. Caliparty09
    4:56 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    Season One; Episode One

    Matt and Katina discuss which has the higher “ceiling” this year, the UofL football team or Minardi Hall.



  14. MegatonRange
    7:06 pm August 2, 2016 Permalink

    A really bad move here & I’ll give this show about a week before they cancel it….hell, they may cancel it during the first show.