Kirk McEwen

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If you’ve ever tuned in the FM dial in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore area, chances are you’ve heard Kirk. He’s been an giant of the rock ‘n’ roll music airwaves on iconic stations DC 101 and 98 Rock in Baltimore, spending the past 10 years as part of the Kirk, Mark and Lopez Morning Show, honored in 2004 as the best morning show in Baltimore.

In addition to music, Kirk has a strong connection to sports, extending all the way back to his childhood. In 1977, the first year that Major League Baseball sponsored the Pitch, Hit & Run Contest, he finished second in the entire nation for 12-year-olds, winning a trip to the All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium. He went on to cover the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 and the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

A self-proclaimed “military brat,” whose father served in the U.S. Air Force, Kirk was born in Berlin – the youngest of six kids. He’s the younger brother of former CBS “This Morning” personality Mark McEwen. His hometown is Crownsville, Md., located between D.C. and Baltimore, but he’s already fallen in love with Tampa Bay (where he can seen tooling around town in his green 1974 dune buggy).

Kirk’s also multi-talented, with a side career in stand-up comedy. He’s opened for such acts as Daniel Tosh, Tommy Davidson and Larry the Cable Guy. He also fronts his own rock band.

Kirk’s View: “I love taking a look at things and putting my spin on ‘em!  Tampa Bay’s got the teams, the fans and now The Fan!  I’m excited to be in on the ground floor!”

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Kirk McEwen Says: Ready or Not-Michael Sam

It’s been a few days now so everybody’s had a chance to try and get a grip on the big announcement from last weekend. Just in case you missed it, Mizzou DE/LB Mike Sam is [...]

98.7 The Fan–02/12/2014

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Kirk McEwen Says the Olympics Still Dazzle

The only things you heard leading up to the start of the Sochi Olympics centered around all the problems. At first it was the ongoing conflict between Russia and it’s neighbors, most notably Georgia, whose [...]

98.7 The Fan–02/09/2014

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Kirk McEwen Says: $125 for Autographs? No Ray!

Just recently the Tampa Bay Rays announced a new system they’d be implementing at this year’s Fan Fest. A lucky 60 fans will be given the opportunity to get autographs from the top three Rays [...]

98.7 The Fan–02/05/2014

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Kirk McEwen Says Bucs Can Learn From Seahawks

The beat-down Seattle put on Denver in the Super Bowl was something to behold. Peyton Manning and the Broncos had nothing for the Seahawks starting with that safety from the first play from scrimmage. I [...]

98.7 The Fan–02/04/2014

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(POLL) Gasparilla Hangover

It’s a Tampa tradition, but we end up paying the piper…or pirate. The city’s collective hangover could be felt around the Bay.

01/27/2014

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(POLL) Friday’s Edition of Would You Rather: Bad Weather Super Bowl?

Your team is in the Super Bowl & you have a ticket! WOULD YOU RATHER take a chance on bad weather & go to the game OR sell your ticket and stay home with family [...]

01/24/2014

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(POLL) Should the Extra Point Go Bye Bye?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that by making the extra point go away, it could make the game more exciting. Do you think that would help or hurt your enjoyment of NFL games?

01/22/2014

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(POLL) A Trip to Sochi?

Security will be high in Sochi to protect attendees and athletes from terrorist attacks. For athletes representing their country to compete in the Olympics, it’s a once in a lifetime experience. What about for those [...]

01/22/2014

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(POLL) National Championship Game-FSU VS Auburn

Will Jameis Winston win the National Championship game on his birthday tonight? Or is this Auburn’s magical season?

01/06/2014

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Kirk McEwen: Get Lovie!

I moved to Tampa in July of 2012, not long after Greg Schiano took over as ninth head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I couldn’t put my finger on it then but something just [...]

01/03/2014

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