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Lucky Break 2

95.7 The GAME Announces Lucky Break 2 Reality Competition
Bay Area Sports Fans Compete to become an On-Air Host on the Station


And in a surprise twist, Matthew's co-host will be... the Lucky Break 2 runner-up: Nick "The Meatball Sub" Ghiorso of Walnut Creek!

Listen to Matthew and Nick on the air together soon!

About Lucky Break 2
95.7 The GAME, The Bay Area’s New Sound For Sports, is proud to announce Lucky Break 2, the ultimate sports reality competition, giving Bay Area fans the chance of a lifetime to get paid to talk sports with an on-air contract on the station.
“We saw a ton of great talent in the Bay Area last year so we had to bring Lucky Break back for 2013,"
said Program Director Jason Barrett of 95.7 The GAME. "Lucky Break is a chance to win one of the best jobs in the world: becoming a sports radio talk show host.”


The 16 semi-finalists will compete head-to-head live on the radio, beginning Tuesday, March 5th from 7:00-9:00pm and continuing every Tuesday through the Lucky Break Finale Show on Thursday, April 4th.  We'll be live every week from Pedro's Cantina (128 King Street) in San Francisco!

Celebrity Judges:

Tuesday, March 5th - Carl Landry from the Golden State Warriors
Tuesday, March 12th - Marcel Reece from the Oakland Raiders
Tuesday, March 19th - Joe Staley from the San Francisco 49ers
Tuesday, March 26th - David Lee from the Golden State Warriors

Thursday, April 4th (live finale) - Brandon Belt from the San Francisco Giants

Our 16 Finalists this year are below. Click on any image to learn more about them.

Matthew Bessette Nick Ghiroso
Matthew Bessette Nick "The Meatball Sub" Ghiroso
Eliminated Contestants
Arthur Ballesteros Dave "The Tank" Lankford
Hayden Piper Jose Martin Kenneth Jones Bob Farhood
Hayden Piper Jose "Sideshow" Martin Kenneth Jones Bob Farhood
Jesse Lopez Fred McChesney Brien "The Bauce" Dixon Byron Carter
Kevin Nash Dinesh Kaushik Fred Buzo Audrey Diaz
Kevin Nash Disesh Kaushik Fred Buzo Audrey Diaz

Once the live shows begin, you will vote on who gets saved each week during 95.7 The GAME's Lucky Break.  Voting will be done via SMS Text message and Twitter

Lucky Break consists of four (4) open auditions to be held at various locations around the Bay Area in February 2013.  Semi-finalists will be chosen at each location by our team of judges (see below) and the Top 16 will move on to the live shows in March and April.  One lucky winner will get their Lucky Break and the chance to be a sports talk show host on
95.7 The GAME. 

Contestants will be coached by 95.7 The GAME’s Dan Dibley from The Rise Guys and Chris Townsend from Bucher & Towny.

Judges for the auditions will include include 95.7 The GAME Program Director Jason Barrett, GAME airstaff, and Producers.

Judges for the live show will include Barrett, John Lund (Host of The Wheelhouse), and celebrity athletes from local Bay Area sports teams. Celebrity Judges for Lucky Break 1 included:

Carl LandryLucky Break 2's First Celebrity Judge will be none other than the Golden State Warriors Forward Carl Landry!


Lucky Break 1 was won by Daryle "The Guru" Johnson, who can be heard weekends on 95.7 The GAME.  Guru has also hosted 49ers, Raiders, and NFL post-game shows throughout the 2012 NFL Season. 

Lucky Break 1 Top 16 entrant Zakariah Slenderbrook was also hired by 95.7 The GAME and can be heard weekends on 95.7 The GAME and filling in as a Sports Update Anchor.  Both Guru and Zakariah will remain with the station.

95.7 The GAME Open Auditions will take place at the following locations:

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Check back frequently for updates. And please read the Contest Rules prior to coming down to audition.  The Top 16 contestants from Lucky Break 1 are not eligible to participate this season.

Click here to read Lucky Break Contest Rules. Hard copies will be distributed at auditions. The Top 16 contestants from Lucky Break 1 are not eligible to participate this season. 

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