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Joe Anderson to join Judd Zulgad on 9 to noon show starting Sept. 6

Joe Anderson to join Judd Zulgad on 9 to noon show starting Sept. 6

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The newest addition to the 1500 ESPN Twin Cities lineup will have a dose of Phunn.

Joe "Mr. Phunn" Anderson will join former Star Tribune beat writer Judd Zulgad from 9 to noon weekdays on "Judd & Phunn," which will debut on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

"Working with him on a full-time basis is going to be a blast," Zulgad said. "We're around the same age, enjoy the same sports, but definitely will have our own views on things. The fact that Joe will be my partner is going to make walking into the studio every morning a lot of fun and something I'm really looking forward to."

Anderson joined 1500 ESPN in January 2010 as the host of "The Phunnhouse," which airs from 6 to 8 p.m. weekdays and will give way on Sept. 6 to a new local program to be determined.

"I've been an admirer of Judd's writing ability for years, had fun with him on the air and always wished I had his fashion sense," Anderson said. "Now that we'll be spending every day together, I'm hoping a little bit of that will rub off on me. We're going to have a lot of fun, and hopefully, radio listeners around the Twin Cities will have some, too."

"Judd & Phunn" is the latest expansion to the lineup 1500 ESPN has built since launching in April 2010. The station now will be local from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays while remaining the play-by-play home of Minnesota Twins baseball and University of Minnesota men's basketball, men's hockey and women's basketball.

"Joe brings a great radio pedigree and instincts for sound design and show attitude along with his biting quick-wit to Judd's knowledge, passion, reputation and opinions on the local sports landscape," 1500 ESPN program director Brad Lane said.

"We think this duo will not only provide Twin Cities sports fans a new option for 9a-noon apart from their normal listening routine, but become a mainstay in the market and a wonderful lead-in for 'Reusse & Mackey.'"

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