Fishing

Let’s Talk Hookup Live Radio Show

What is “Let’s Talk HookUp”?

“Let’s Talk HookUp,” a sportfishing radio station on 97.3 FM the Fan, or 1090AM, is Southern California’s most successful fishing channel ever broadcasted, covering freshwater and saltwater fishing. On Saturdays and Sundays, from 7-9 am pst, you can find Pete Gray and “Rock Cod” Rick Maxa featuring live reports from Baja, call-ins from on-the-water skippers, as well as a private boater report and current news from local landings. “Let’s Talk HookUp” will excite all anglers, keeping listeners’ interests with special expert guests and reports from various regions, with an open Call in Line, 833-288-0973. Guests include fishing boat owners/skippers, fly fishing guides, tackle experts, resort operators, and top anglers from all over the West. Radio station 97.3 FM the Fan, home to Southern California’s sportfishing voice, is also part of the Entercom Broadcast Group, managing more than 250 radio stations nationwide. This sportfishing show continues it’s incredible growth, reaching anglers from Baja to Morro Bay, and worldwide on the internet and through the “Let’s Talk HookUp” App. Cory Sanden from MC Swimbaits has joined the show as their third co-host and occasional fill-in will be there when Pete or Rick are traveling. Between Pete Gray, Rick Maxa, Cory Sanden and their special guests, listeners can always stay updated with the latest fishing information.

A Look Inside the Co-Hosts of Let’s Talk HookUp Talk Show

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Co-hosts Pete Gray & Rick Maxa

An avid angler for more than forty years, Pete Gray started “Let’s Talk HookUp” in September 1991. For ten years, Pete expanded his career in radio as a Sales Manager for KKOS/KCEO radio in Carlsbad/San Diego, California. Rick Maxa became a fan of “Let’s Talk HookUp,” when he was in 8th grade. He was assigned to interview an expert in any field of his choosing as a topic for his middle school English project. Rick’s interest in sportfishing led him to Pete Gray and his radio station. “Rock Cod” Rick was given the opportunity to fill-in for the phone screener on vacation, leading to a full-time position. At this time, Rick was also hired by “Fisherman’s Landing Tackle,” spending his weekends and summers learning techniques of the tackle trade. From the late 1980s to the early 2000s, Cory Sanden was catching anchovy and sardines for the San Diego and Mission Bay bait receivers as he worked with Everingham Bros. Bait Co. He also managed the fleet for Seaforth Sportfishing on Mission Bay for 6 years.

Let’s Talk HookUp Phone App

No matter how popular “Let’s Talk HookUp,” radio station may be, the radio can only reach so far. For parts of the country that may not be able to reach 97.3 The Fan, or for anyone who enjoys the channel and is looking for another easily accessible way to get the latest fishing information, download the “Let’s Talk H

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HookUp” App. Listeners can listen live or have the option to listen to any of the archived shows at any time. This app also offers information on future events and opportunities to travel with the “Let’s Talk HookUp” Team to great fishing destinations. Rated 5/5 stars on the Apple App Store and 4.5/5 stars on Google Play, reviewers love the abundance of information and knowledge this app has to offer.

Listeners are able to speak with these experts on the air via 877-792-1090 or 858-457-1090. All callers are eligible for special prize drawings.

“Lets Talk HookUp” airs 7 a.m to 9 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday