Listen up: New Long Island radio show gives hot sports takes and free tickets


Long Island has a new sports show on the local airwaves.

“The SportsBash,” presented by, airs every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on 103.9 FM-LI News Radio.

Hosted by sports personality Peter Schwartz and founder Vinny Grieco, the show is a mix of sports talk and ticket news. Each show features a live guest and a ticket giveaway courtesy of The show has also recently entered into a partnership with FOCO, a sports and entertainment merchandise company, for weekly giveaways, including bobbleheads and other items.

The show launched on Aug. 26. Guests so far have included former Jet Marty Lyons, former Mets second baseman and Long Island Ducks manager Wally Backman, Islanders forwards Anders Lee and Brock Nelson, former Yankee outfielder Roy White, lacrosse star Tom Schreiber, and LIU head football coach Ron Cooper.

About the show:

  • The first segment of the show features an interview with a sports personality (player, coach, writer, broadcaster, etc.).
  • The second segment of the show includes the weekly ticket giveaway, FOCO giveaway, and the latest news from the ticket industry.

Words from your hosts

(Far left) Peter Schwartz and Vinny Grieco (far right) with Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Undersheriff Mike Catuosco, who was a guest on the SportsBash. (Credit: Facebook)

Quotes from Founder and CEO, as well as SportsBash co-host, Vinny Grieco:

“Sometimes synergy just happens, and when you combine the exciting world of sports and the complex world of ticketing for events, an idea is born,” said Grieco.

“Peter has been an icon in the sports broadcasting world for over 30 years. When you combine these two topics of sports and ticketing, there is never a shortage of exciting and informative banter. Since the show’s inception, it has been a huge success, and plans are to make it a national brand.”

Quotes from SportsBash co-host Peter Schwartz, who is also an on-air personality at WFAN Radio and a sports contributor to Greater Long Island:

“When Vinny approached me about launching and co-hosting a sports radio show with him, I thought it was a great idea and jumped at the opportunity. In just two months on the air, we’ve developed great on-air chemistry, and I believe we’ve come up with something special for the listeners.”

“We’ve been fortunate to have some great guests on the show so far, and there’s more to come in the near future. To also be able to give away tickets and FOCO products each week has been a tremendous element of the show.”

“We have seen our audience and social media interaction with listeners grow each week. Right now, we’re a Long Island and New York area sports radio show, but we have plans to grow the show. I’m excited for what lies ahead as we look to take “SportsBash” to a new level, so stay tuned.”

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