While almost every other gay person in the mainstream sports media remains closeted, openly gay radio host Jared Max on WEPN/ESPN 1050 in New York won his time slot with key demos for the winter book. A very excited Max told me:
Winter book ratings (Jan, Feb, March) just came out. My show ranked 1st overall in NY at 5-6am (among 25-54 men). Show also dominated the younger audience 18-34M.
The network did well overall, with the high-profile show following Max's, Mike & Mike in the Morning, placing sixth in the demos; Max does updates for that show throughout the morning.
All in all, this is huge news for Max and for other gay sports broadcasters: If you do your job and stick to sports, listeners just don't care if you're gay. Great stuff.