Weekdays | 11AM – 2PM
After a long and successful run in drive-time radio, Jeff Ward is bringing his self described “barstool for thousands” back to radio with “The Jeff Ward Show” each weekday from 11am-2pm on ESPN Austin (102.7FM).
His fiercely independent and irreverent style has earned him fans well beyond Austin with his hugely popular “The Jeff Ward Show” podcast. Starting in June of 2021 with 12,000 monthly downloads, his podcast reached 450,000 downloads in less than one year. In August of 2022, he agreed to an exclusive, two-year partnership with AdvertiseCast.
He’s a five-time winner of the Austin’s Chronicle “Best Of” Reader’s Poll, he’s also been featured on the KVUE (television) special “Austin Icons,” and he’s been a guest panelist on the syndicated political show “Beyond The Beltway.”
In addition to his talk show success, he’s had a long career in academia. With multiple degrees from The University of Texas, he held the title of Lecturer in the School of Business at St. Edward’s University, and Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas. Most recently, served on a distinguished panel to discuss the future of sports media, presented by the University of Texas. His “How to sell your ideas” speech has been popular on the speaker’s circuit for years. In addition, he’s served on the Board of the mobile data company Audiodellic, and been the keynote speaker and host of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
His ties to The University of Texas are extensive. He’s been nominated as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex, and while a student at The University of Texas, he was a four-year Letterman in football, a team captain, a member of the Athletics Director’s Academic Honor Roll, a three-time all-conference player, and a two-time All-American. He’s among the top five all-time leading scorers at The University of Texas, and he’s the NCAA record holder for game-winning field goals