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Co-host on one of South’s most popular sports radio shows abruptly leaves

Matt Wyatt (left) and Richard Cross host Head to Head radio show.

Sports fans in Mississippi tune into “Head to Head” for a daily dose of sports talk. For the past seven years, Richard Cross and Matt Wyatt have co-hosted the three hour show on Supertalk Mississippi which is heard on 12 stations in the Magnolia State.

Monday would be the first without Wyatt as co-host.

The former Mississippi State quarterback announced via Facebook Live on Sunday night he would be leaving the daily show to pursue other options. He did not appear on the show in any capacity Monday, but Cross did briefly address his departure in the very quick turn of events.

Though he didn’t give any specifics about his future, Wyatt is not going away. He currently serves as the color analyst on the Mississippi State Radio Network calling the school’s football games.

“A great run and had a lot of fun,” Wyatt said. “A lot of folks listened (over the years) and I can’t say ‘thank you’ enough.”

The former Bulldog quarterback thanked his former co-host and producer for a show they built from the ground up.

“Thanks to Richard, as we started that show ourselves,” Wyatt said. “Thanks also to Michael Borkey, great work on the show with a bright future.”

Borkey, who served as the show’s producer and third man, tweeted: “I am very lucky to have worked with you.”

“Matt is incredibly talented and will be successful in whatever he does,” former co-host Richard Cross said via Twitter. “I’m thankful for the past seven years with Matt and what we built from scratch.”
Expect to hear from Wyatt sooner rather than later.

“I’ve got some exciting things on the horizon, some dreams I want to chase but stay tuned over the next few days and months,” Wyatt told his audience.

“Matt is a great talent and is going to be hard to replace,” Will East, Network Program Director for Supertalk Mississippi told GN. “We appreciate all Matt did to make the show a success and we wish him the very best.”

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