Hoppe Radio

Voted "Best Local Podcast" in Tampa Bay

This is the official website of the award winning podcaster "Ryan Hoppe". He is the host of the "Hoppe Hour" podcast, out of Tampa Bay. 

HOPPE HOUR Returns tomorrow LIVE


Hoppe Hour returns live tomorrow at 4:00 PM Eastern, 3:00 PM Central. It will be live from The Jeff Adams Show studios in Lakeland, Florida. I am the co-host of The Jeff Adams Show, so tune in tomorrow at 2:00 PM Eastern. 



Tomorrow on Hoppe Hour, I will give my take on the dirtbag student from the University of Central Florida who allegedly raped a girl at a college party. I also will talk about David Mueller, the radio DJ from Denver who allegedly groped Taylor Swift from behind, and now is trying to claim victim! That is just a few of the topics on the plate for tomorrow.


Tune into Hoppe Hour at 4:00 PM Eastern, 3:00 PM central by downloading the Hoppe Radio app in the  IOS Store. The Android app can also be found here.

Hoppe Hour returns tomorrow




Hoppe Hour returns live tomorrow at 4:00 PM Eastern, 3:00 PM Central. It will be live from The Jeff Adams Show studios in Lakeland, Florida. I am the co-host of The Jeff Adams Show, so tune in tomorrow at 2:00 PM Eastern. 



Tomorrow on Hoppe Hour, I will give you my take on Donald Trumps ban on transgendered people who want to serve this beautiful country. I also will explain why Lavar Ball is an embarrassment to his kids, how Uber eats is the future, and more!


Tune into Hoppe Hour at 4:00 PM Eastern, 3:00 PM central by downloading the Hoppe Radio app in the  IOS Store. The Android app is down right now, so you can check it out on demand on TuneIN and Stitcher.

Hoppe Hour returns on Wednesday

Hoppe Hour returns on Wednesday with an all new episode, live at 8:00 PM. The show can always be heard through the Hoppe Radio app, which can be found in the Google Play and IOS shop. It's very frustrating, but now the Google Play app is under construction (Spreaker is having some technical difficulties I guess.) 

My goal with Hoppe Hour is to someday get the show on terrestrial, or satellite radio. I first was unsure of my format of a show being just hosted by myself. But there are plenty of names in radio that have made a career out of shows by themselves (the late and great Neil Rogers, Drew Garabo, Jim Rome, etc.) But I also would always be down to growing a team around me for Hoppe Hour. It's just a process since I relocated the show to my small studio apartment in St Petersburg, Florida. Let's just say that my studio isn't as fancy and big as some podcast superstars like Joe Rogan and Adam Carolla. But I am always down to collaborate whenever.

I honestly have been humbled over the past two years by the radio business, and that honestly is a fantastic thing. It keeps me motivated to keep grinding and to never give up. Life is honestly too short to give up on your dreams. I've wanted to go into radio since I was a second grader listening to Howard Stern, Opie & Anthony, and Eddie & Jobo. So I am giving it my all.




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My idea for my career in radio

In August, I will have been in radio for a half a decade now going back to 2012. I hosted my own show "The Hoppe Show" on WHCM 88.3 F.M at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. Now granted the show was a complete abomination. My stutter was through the roof, and I was trying way too hard to be the loud-mouth shock jock. But it gave me confidence that I wanted to go into radio.

I then was released from the station in February 2013 because they wanted me to talk at 7 seconds a break. For people that are not in radio, a "break" is the 7 seconds radio DJ's get on music radio in between songs. That's just not me. Have you met me? I'm an awkward guy who babbles and always has an opinion on something. I was meant to be in talk radio (in some capacity.)

I then was picked up in June 2013 by Northwestern University to host my own overnight weekend show on WNUR 89.3 in the third biggest city. That led me to going to a radio trade school, and then working for the Cleveland based "Rover's Morning Glory." Up to that point, you could say that my confidence was way too high. I was "feeling myself" too much. But getting "catfished" and exploited by a Cleveland shock jock was truly humbling, because it taught me that you always have to watch your back in life.

I don't want this blog to come off as if I'm getting sore patting myself on the back, because that is not the point. Working at 102.5 the Bone in Tampa Bay has been the best two years of my life so far. I've had experiences that I will never forget, I have mentors that are taking me under their wing (even though I mess up at times), and I have met the love of my life. But I can't put my finger on the feelings I have been having lately. I have everything I have aspired for, why do I have an empty feeling?

Every-time I record my podcast "Hoppe Hour", it is one of the most freeing things I can do. I love giving my take on the news, and the potential listener-ship a podcast brings since it's world wide. I will start to record on a more regular basis, to get momentum going again. I've been drained lately from my work schedule, but I wouldn't change anything for the world. 

Download the Hoppe Radio app and check out all 170 interviews I have done in the last two years. You also can check out my rants if you want. I am always going to grind in the radio business, and I plan on giving it my all for the rest of my life. My ultimate goal is to someday have a radio show on terrestrial radio (that isn't college radio based.) Until then, check out my podcast below and give me your honest opinion!

Http://www.spreaker.com/user/ryanhoppe (DESKTOP)

Http://www.tinyurl.com/hoppeiphone (IPHONE APP)

Http://www.tinyurl.com/hoppeandroid (ANDROID APP)

The last Hoppe Hour of 2016

Zac Townsend was not able to make it in for the last show of 2016, but that was not a problem as I had a lot of things on my mind. I began the show by bashing David Grisham, a creepy preacher in Texas who was at a mall saying to kids that Santa Claus is fake. Growing up as a Roman Catholic was very boring, but I always loved the charm of the Christmas season. So this rant really hit my heart and I bashed the guy for all it's worth. I played his creepy selfie video of him bothering parents with their kids in line at the mall waiting to meet Santa. 

After the commercial break, I read off a list about why the winter is awful. I grew up in the Midwest (Chicago and then Cleveland for 4 months two years ago), so I know how awful the frigid weather can get. I don't see the point of spending this short life bundled up and not seeing the sun for 4 months, especially in Cleveland. Like I always say, no one really likes the winter. You might think you like it because your body is used to it, but living in Florida has changed the way I look at everything.

I then end the show by reading an article that explains why you might be mentally ill if you find the need to brag about working out on social media. I was the guy who was 295 pounds with no sign of any muscle on my body. So I began to lose weight in 2011, I was doing it to "prove the haters wrong". Kids were really mean to me in high school because I was awkward, and I hated myself. So I was trying to overcompensate on social media by fitting in. So I just don't think it's necessary for any Cross-fit member to let us know about the "gains" they have. Just lift, and people will notice the results.

I thoroughly appreciate everyone who listened to Hoppe Hour this year, and helped the brand grow. I appreciate every-time I am given air-time on 102.5 the Bone, or I am mentioned on the local Cleveland morning show I worked on. Any PR in this business is good at the end of the day. We ended the year with 150,000 listens and 59,000 downloads! It means the world to me since I have wanted to go into this business since I was a little kid listening to Mancow's Morning Madnouse with the radio down in my room. 

I'm going to be going on a week-long vacation to visit my mom in Chicago, so it will be the perfect way for my to unwind and appreciate everything I've done in two years since moving out of the house. I will be posting what I'm up to on social media at the links below, but I will be taking a break from the show. We will return live in 2017!




Hoppe Holidays 2016 was a success!

Hoppe Hour 2016 live from the Toco Works Headquarters in Ybor City was a major success this year. I want to thank John Jacobs, David Weingarten, Zac Townsend, Cam Bertrand, and Will Kuncz for sitting in on this years crazy show. I also want to thank Law Smith of Toco Works for letting me use his studio at his office to record the show.

It was one of those shows that I was very anxious to do, since I'm used to doing radio either by myself, or as the whipping boy on terrestrial radio. So I got out of my comfort zone by having many voices on at once, and I was very focussed on keeping the madness together.

The topics we discussed varied from my bleak sex life, to everything going on in the news, to Cam Bertrand's relationship with his girlfriend, and more! There was not a slow second of the show, and you even get to hear me lose confidence for some reason as the time goes by as we kept shot gunning beers.

Zac Townsend and I will be live on Monday December 19th (8:00 PM Eastern) for the last Hoppe Hour of the year. I will be going to Chicago for a week to see the family up north, so we definitely will go out with a bang. If you want to hear any throwbacks, or topics discussed...email us below!

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