A sports talk radio host and writer with over a decade of experience, Kayal has experience in both local markets and on the national stage.
In his broadcasting career, Nick has hosted several different shows through multiple media outlets, including 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, Sirius XM Bleacher Report Radio, FOX 1470 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and ESPN Radio of the Lehigh Valley. Kayal has been a die-hard SEC/College football fan all of his life and has been a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide since he was a kid. Nick is a Temple University graduate, class of 2006. Nick is married to his wife Kristin since 2008 and has twin daughters, Olivia & Mia, who were born in 2014. When Nick’s not hosting a radio show he can be found wasting his time and money at the golf course, working out and trying to win fantasy football championships. He also loves WWE wrestling and believes it’s not “fake!”
FOLLOW NICK ON TWITTER: @NickKayal
Braden Gall is a Franklin High School and University of Tennessee graduate. He is a multi-media personality with an impressive resume that includes stints at WNML in Knoxville, Rivals Radio, Athlon Sports and SiriusXM.
“I bounced around my entire childhood, so to call Nashville home for the last twenty years has meant a lot to me. To be offered the chance to combine my passion for this city with the insatiable love I have for college football, the NFL and the chase for Lord Stanley’s Cup is a thrilling opportunity. To do it with Fitz, a friend who shares that exact same passion, is even more exciting.” Braden continues, “Nashville is an incredible place with incredible people and we’re honored to be a part of your mornings at ESPN 102.5 The Game.”
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Number 85 is now on Morning Drive! After playing 15 seasons in the NFL for the Titans, Ravens, Jets and Texans, Derrick Mason now spends his time talking sports with all of you.
Mason amassed more than 12,000 yards receiving and over 17,000 all purpose yards. After retiring, Mason returned to Nashville and joined 102.5 the Game in 2014 as a part of the midday show. He’s now made the switch to Morning Drive and helps you start your day by talking Titans, Preds and of course LeBron James. DMase brings his expert knowledge of a former athlete each and every day on Morning Drive. When he’s not working, he’s spending time with his two kids Bailey and DJ.
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“Macababe” wears many hats at 102.5 the Game. Firstly, he is the Assistant Program Director, what does that mean? We aren’t really sure. Also, he’s the Executive Producer of Morning Drive, still not really sure what that means.
He got his start at the Game as an intern and has now been here for almost 7 years (we put out a saucer of milk and he never left). He tries to keep the show on the rails and get the guys to “Stick to Sports” (everyday at 8:45, cheap plug) or he’s just the brunt of a joke and takes it like a champ. When he’s not with the fellas on MD, he’s talking Preds hockey for the Predators Radio Network, hosting his Chasing Checkers podcast or whatever else is needed at the Game. In his personal time, he’s playing guitar, hanging with The Crew on Nashville Nights or trying to catch his dog, Sawyer.
FOLLOW CHASE ON TWITTER: @ChaseOnGame