One half of lunchtime ESPN New York radio duo Hahn & Humpty represents the New York Islanders. Now, Rick DiPietro and co-host Alan Hahn are getting some reinforcement from the gridiron.
Chris Canty, who played as a defensive end through the end of the 2015 NFL season and has since been doing the odd bit of ESPN 98.7 FM work, is joining the noon-to-3:00-p.m. weekday roster. From today’s announcement:
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the 98.7 ESPN team,” said Canty. “After spending my ‘first career’ on the field, I’m looking forward to sharing my experience and perspectives with New York sports fans.”
Tim McCarthy, senior vice president & general manager ESPN New York, added: “Adding Chris-a former New York Giant and Super Bowl Champion who grew up in the Bronx-is a great addition to our lineup. Chris brings tremendous football credibility to the station.”
Canty started his playing career in 2005 with the Dallas Cowboys, suited up from 2009 through 2013 with the Giants and ended his run with the Baltimore Ravens. He will continue to host 98.7 FM’s New York’s Gameday program, heard Sundays from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.