Kevin ‘Whitey’ Gleason and Chris Watkins join Sactown Sports as midday hosts

Jul 5, 2023, 9:59 AM | Updated: May 23, 2024, 9:25 am

Kevin "Whitey" Gleason and Chris Watkins of Sactown Sports....

Kevin "Whitey" Gleason and Chris Watkins of Sactown Sports.

Kevin “Whitey” Gleason and Chris Watkins have been named the new midday show hosts (Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) on Sactown Sports 1140 AM.

Their new show, Whitey & Watkins, debuts on Monday, July 10, 2023.

“We are very excited to welcome Whitey Gleason back to Sactown Sports,” Steve Cottingim, SVP Market Manager for Bonneville Sacramento, said. “The credibility that Whitey has with the sports audience in Northern California coupled with Chris’ passion and knowledge of the Sacramento Kings will certainly make this show a perfect fit for our ever-expanding Sactown Sports brand.”

Whitey Gleason has spent the past several years at 95.7 The Game in San Francisco and prior to that he was part of the “Rise Guys” show on KHTK.

“It is great to be back home doing what I love at a time when the Sacramento sports scene is beaming,” Gleason said.

Chris Watkins is a Sacramento native who has been with Sactown Sports for nine years, most recently as the host of “Chris & Co” and co-host of the “Return of the Roar” podcast available on

“I’m excited for the opportunity to bring my passion for Sacramento sports to the city that I love and grew up in,” Watkins said.

“We are thrilled to pair Whitey & Watkins together,” Sactown Sports Program Director Brian Gebhardt said.  “Whitey’s expertise in the radio business combined with a rising star like Chris Watkins is a duo that has tremendous potential.”

Sactown Sports is the flagship station for the Sacramento Kings, the NEW Sacramento home of the San Francisco 49ers and available at 1140AM, 96.1 HD2,, or the Sactown Sports App.



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