The Total Soccer Show started in 2009, when Taylor Rockwell (the American one, left, beard) and Daryl Grove (the English one, right, glasses) pitched the idea to WRIR 97.3 FM, an independent public radio station in Richmond, Virginia.
We wanted to produce a radio show that was equal parts informative and entertaining, where American soccer fans old and new could hear genuine insights about the US Men’s National Team, the Premier League, Major League Soccer and more, mixed with friendly, unrehearsed banter.
Starting with a small, local audience, the show has grown to be one of the most listened to soccer podcasts in the United States, remaining independent and successfully competing with some pretty big media organizations.
Five additional co-hosts have contributed along the way, and the show wouldn’t have survived without the talents of Albert Ottati, Josh Stankus, Peyton Siddall, Laura Coutts, and Ryan Heins.
The show is supported by listeners, who have contributed financially, offered encouragement, given us great feedback, and emailed us the most magnificent questions—prompting some of our favorite moments. Thank you to all of our listeners and we hope you’ll continue to support us as we grow the show.
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