Detroit, MI 3/11/20: Beasley Esports, a division of Beasley Media Group, LLC announces James Campbell has been named the new host of the company’s nationally syndicated radio program, CheckpointXP.
The show, heard on 70 radio stations across the United States and Canada on the Sun Broadcast Group Network, is also featured on CheckpointXP.com, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Each week, CheckpointXP will feature news that impacts gamers and fans alike, plus share various top-of mind stories from the world of esports & gaming pop culture.
Campbell, best known as the longtime producer of the popular Dave & Chuck The Freak’ morning show, currently heard in Detroit, Boston, Ft. Myers, and Tampa. He will bring his fearless approach, wild opinions and passion for video gaming to his new role on the show!
An “everyday gamer” who has already created a video series, The Casual Gamer and lends his take on comic and gaming pop culture to the Nerd Radio podcast, Campbell is looking forward to taking the conversation on gaming, esports and gaming lifestyle to a national audience.
“I’m very excited to be able to use ‘video game research for work’ as an excuse to my fiancé to get out of house chores!” said Campbell.
The revamped esports and gaming pop culture program line-up will also feature Co-hosts Robbie Landis and Ric “Weird Beard” Hogerheide.
“We are absolutely thrilled to continue the partnership with Beasley Media Group to carry CheckpointXP on the Sun Broadcast Group Network,” said Vice President of Programming & Affiliate Relations, Rich O’Brien. “The show’s new line-up, featuring James, Robbie and Ric, provides stations with an exciting and unique opportunity to reach Gen Y and Z with the very latest lifestyle news and entertainment in the growing esports space!”
Landis started playing games when he was a toddler after his grandfather introduced him to Yoshi’s Cookie Factory on the Nintendo. Since then, he’s owned every major console, invested hundreds of hours into RPGs and bought the hottest titles that come out each year.
In addition to being a part of CheckpointXP, Landis co-hosts Beasley Esports’ OWL’s Nest show with Overwatch League caster, Jake “JAKE” Lyon, where he designates a considerable amount of his time to sharing league analysis and breakdowns with listeners.
Hogerheide, aka “Weird Beard”, was destined for a life of oddities once he discovered his beard grew in three different colors. Ever since, the caster developed very passionate feelings about who the best Pokemon starter was, video games have been tied in his life! Excited for what comes next, Weird Beard is ready to bring the FUN and most up to date news and discussions to the show.
The show can be heard Thursday through Tuesday each week (based upon individual market). A complete list of CheckpointXP affiliates is available at www.checkpointxp.com/about.
CheckpointXP Team Members Robbie Landis, James Campbell and Ric “Weird Beard” Hogerheide
CheckpointXP, a division of Beasley Esports, is an esports and video games lifestyle-oriented show featuring insights, news, interviews, updates and a lot of colorful opinions – all with a heavy dose of entertainment. For more information, please visit www.checkpointxp.com.
About Sun Broadcast Group:
Named one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc Magazine three years in a row, Sun Broadcast Group is a national radio network reaching over 250 million listeners through its more than 6,000 affiliates in both English and Spanish-language. With offices in New York City, Boston, Cleveland and Boca Raton, FL, Sun offers ad sales representation, syndication and programming support to producers, hosts and other radio networks nationwide. Its growing program and sales offerings include the Sun Select RADAR® Network, Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock, The Michael Baisden Show, CheckpointXP, 90s with Alfonso Ribeiro, Express VO, The Jim Brickman Show, MeTV-FM, The Rooster, Country Fried Mix with DJ Sinister and many more. For more information, call Sun Broadcast Group (800) 871-6163