“When I heard from the station last week, the first call I made was to Troy,” said Sims. “He is a friend and a great talent and I just wanted to make sure he was cool with it.”
Former running back Stradford, said Sims, gave him his blessing — and Sims spent the weekend preparing to go live today.
The latter arrived at the Fort Lauderdale station in August after being fired from Miami’s WQAM-560 AM over an embarrassing DUI arrest, and Rosenberg’s alleged attempt to promote illegally a sponsor.
Since his arrival, however, Rosenberg’s show routinely spilled into Stradford’s. Then, Thursday morning, Rosenberg kept the air for an extra hour, cutting Stradford’s program in half.
Sims, who played for the Fins from 1990 until 2000 and blocked for Stradford in 1990, said he had been waiting for a shot at getting his own show for more than a year.
“I’m very excited about it,” the three-time Pro Bowler Sims said. “I was about to go on vacation to Disney World with my family when I got the call. A week ago, I had no idea I was going to be on the air.”
When asked if what happened with Stradford dampened his enthusiasm for showbiz, Sims said: “I’m going into it with my eyes wide open. I don’t know if I’m going to be there in two months or two or three years. All I know is that it’s a great opportunity.”