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On the Double with The Double S Xpress, January 20, 2014

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Guests: Mike Ferreri & Kenny Mayne

Shawn Walli & Sean Boyd break down the NFC Championship with Mike Ferreri, Sports Director at KOMO-TV in Seattle, & Kenny Mayne of ESPN!

Guest, Kenny Mayne

Guest Name
Kenny Mayne
Kenny Mayne
Guest Occupation
ESPN Anchor/Reporter
Guest Biography

Kenny Mayne


Los Angeles SportsCenter Anchor; The Mayne Event; Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports

Kenny Mayne, who joined ESPN in May 1994, was named a Los Angeles-based SportsCenter anchor in August 2013.

In his work as an anchor and reporter, Mayne has become well known for his offbeat style, dry humor, and unique sayings (“thanks for having electricity”) and home run calls (“I am amused by the simplicity of this game!”).  Although he stands out in the studio – his most prominent roles have been on SportsCenter, ESPN2’s motorsports show, RPM 2Night and hosting both seasons of the sports trivia game show 2-Minute Drill – it truly shines in features, often humorous and currently his primary vehicle as a commentator at ESPN.  In his “The Mayne Event” segments on Sunday NFL Countdown – ranging from the fourth grader who wore a Brett Favre jersey for 600 days to the “real reason”  quarterbacks lick their fingers to making nachos with Martha Stewart for the Super Bowl XL pre-game show – his creativity and deadpan delivery distinguish his work.

From 2008 – 2011, he produced and starred in an original scripted series on titled Mayne Street.   Mayne played himself in a fictionalized version of life at the center of sports television.  In 2011, he shifted gears and debuted Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports on  Inspired by the iconic Wide World of Sports on ABC in days gone by, it takes a look at unusual sports from exotic and distant locales around the world.

For many years until 2011, Mayne also hosted ESPN’s horse racing coverage, a life-long passion, for which he was honored in 2006 with the Old Hilltop Award for excellence in covering thoroughbred racing from the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

Mayne joined ESPN as an ESPN2 SportSmash anchor, providing five-minute score and news reports every half-hour, and as a feature reporter for SportsNight.  Beginning in September 1995, he served as the original host of ESPN2’s weekend auto racing news and highlights programs, Sunday morning’s RPM 2Day and RPM 2Night on Saturday and Sunday.  He also occasionally anchored SportsCenter until assuming that role fulltime in August 1997.

Prior to joining ESPN, Mayne had served as a freelance reporter and field producer for the network from 1990-1994.  “During that time,” Mayne says, “I only pursued one full-time television job.  ESPN.  I had the ESPN 800-number and called all the time with story ideas.  I guess they finally decided it was less expensive to hire me than to keep paying for my phone calls.”

Television, however, wasn’t always his primary form of employment.  He had worked at local stations from 1982-1990, but as recently as 1994, Mayne worked in sales for MCI.  Before that his career even included a stint assembling garbage cans.  “I had worked as a garbageman inSeattleduring college,” Mayne recalls, “and when I left local television in 1990, I called my old boss but the industry had passed me by.  They had switched to one-person trucks, so I took a position assembling the garbage cans.”

Mayne began his television career at KLVX-TV (a PBS affiliate) in Las Vegas, Nev., as a reporter in 1982.  He worked for KSTW-TV in the Tacoma/Seattle market from 1982-89, serving as a production assistant (1982-83), news writer (1983-86) and weekend sports anchor and weekday news reporter (1986-89).  As an anchor, Mayne was known for his offbeat style which included his “Dog Days of Summer Score Dog” segment, in which he used his dog to help give baseball scores.

A native of Kent, Wa., Mayne was born September 1, 1959.  He attended Wenatchee Valley Community College (Wenatchee, Wa.), where he was an honorable mention junior college All-American quarterback in 1978.  He was graduated from Universityof Nevada-Las Vegasin 1982 with a bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting.  While at UNLV, Mayne played football for two years and later signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks (1982).  In 2006, he competed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Guest, Mike Ferreri

Guest Name
Mike Ferreri
Mike Ferreri
Guest Occupation
KOMO-TV Sports Director
Guest Biography

Mike Ferreri is the sports director of KOMO 4 News and can be seen on the air on weekdays at 6 and 11 p.m. A Connecticut native, Mike left his beloved Red Sox behind and went to the University of Iowa where he became a Hawkeye and embraced Big 10 Sports.

After graduating from Iowa in 1993, Mike embarked on a sports odyssey: he was the sports director at WAAV radio in Wilmington, North Carolina for three years. While in North Carolina he hosted a nationally-syndicated NASCAR show for three years then moved on to WHBQ Fox TV in Memphis in 1996 where he was the weekend anchor for six months before being promoted to sports director.

He left Memphis in 2000 for Seattle ready to get away from the heat and enjoy all the Northwest has to offer.

When not covering the Seahawks, Sonics, Mariners or Washington Huskies, Mike spends time on his bike or in a kayak. Mostly, though, he plays indoor basketball in his house with his bride and two young kids.

On the Double with The Double S Xpress

On the Double with The Double S Xpress with Shawn Walli and Sean Boyd
Shawn Walli and Sean Boyd

On the Double with The Double S Xpress sports talk show; Sports Broadcasting; Play-by-Play; Analysis; Commentary; Insight; Interviews; Public Address

Mission: To provide the best play-by-play & analysis of all sports in the broadcasting world.

Description: Shawn Walli & Sean Boyd; a dynamic duo on the microphone in the sports broadcasting world.

Information: The Double S Xpress was born in Tacoma, WA in 2005. Shawn Walli & Sean Boyd joined forces to call Tacoma Thunder IBL basketball games on 1180AM KLAY. Shawn & Sean freelance for the major sports networks like NBC Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, & MLB Network to name a few.

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