“The Power Hour” Show Launch


Genesis Communications and Sports Talk Florida Launch Sports and Pop Culture Mash-Up Show

The Power Hour serves up sports banter infused with provocative pop culture to break the mold of what a typical sports radio program should be.

The Power HourTampa, FL — Genesis Communications and Sports Talk Florida are excited to announce the arrival of The Power Hour, a weekly blend of pop culture, sports, and everything in between, airing Monday nights from 6-7 p.m. on 1040 The Team in Tampa and 1080 The Team in Orlando.

The Power Hour features a lively mixture of athletes, pop culture personalities, and Insiders from SportsTalkFlorida.com, all uniting to smash stereotypes and bring a new twist to sports radio. Matt Sardo, SportsTalkFlorida.com Digital Director, hosts the vibrant and off-the-wall show.

“The Power Hour is a true experiment between the radio and digital worlds. We’ll get athletes talking about Star Wars and the pop culture universe will be breaking down the 4-3 defense. It will be jam-packed with guests and definitely entertaining,” Sardo said.

Having owned a comic book store in the heart of sports-crazed Chicago, Sardo saw first-hand how the pop culture and sports worlds could coexist. Naturally, creating a unique show that brings this concept to life is only fitting. Blending his love of the sequential art form and strong passion for sports, Sardo brings a whole new meaning to the term “sports nerd.”

Amanda Borges, The Power Hour co-host, is the Assistant Digital Editor of SportsTalkFlorida.com. A college football junkie and a health and fitness freak, she wants to bring to life an exciting platform that’s refreshing for listeners. As an alumna of Florida State University, she started her sports journalism career covering the Seminoles. By combining her passion for hard-hitting sports and her love for unique entertainment, Borges brings a sassy and lighthearted element to the show.

“This show is an awesome way to get to know athletes for their strange quirks and hobbies. It’s not everyday that you get to talk to tough quarterbacks about their secret love for chick flicks and Taylor Swift,” Borges said.

When the show launched on Monday, July 7th, Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs came on to talk about his love for comics and his skills in the kitchen. Briggs joked about other interviews he’s had in the past and how much he enjoyed being on The Power Hour.

“I’ve had some pretty tough interviews before. I’ve had some contract issue questions, yeah know, people have really pried into my thoughts as far as that goes. This right here? This is good talk right here! I like this,” said Briggs.

For more information about The Power Hour, or to schedule an interview, please contact Amanda Borges at 813-281-1040 or via email at [email protected]

About Genesis Communications

Genesis Communications is a privately held Florida media company, formed in 1988 by entrepreneur Bruce C. Maduri. The company provides News, Talk, Sports, Entertainment information and commentary throughout Florida. It owns and operates AM 1190 News, Sports Talk AM 1080 The Team in Orlando and AM 1060 News on the Space Coast. It also owns and operates AM 820 News, Sports Talk AM 1040 The Team and CNN Español AM 1470 in Tampa Bay. The radio station signals cover over 12 million Floridians. The company also owns and operates Web Publications newstalkflorida.com, sportstalkflorida.com and mariottishow.com as well as the “Gotta Know”- Florida App available on iTunes and Google Play.