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Petros & Money

Petros & Money 
Monday - Friday 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sports Radio 1600 - WKWF

Petros Papadakis and Matt "Money" Smith are the future of sports talk radio. The trunk of their tree is sports, while the branches are everything men. They are the eclectic new sound of the sports/entertainment/guy radio format.   

The Petros and Money Show or "PMS" is KLAC-AM, ("AM 570")'s and FOXsports radio’s afternoon drive time sports talk program, and airs every Monday through Friday from 3pm to 7pm PST. PMS is hosted by former University of Southern California running back, Fox Sports Pac-10 television analyst. Since the Petros and Money Show began airing on KLAC, it has quickly become one of the most popular talk radio shows in the Southern California market.

Has taken the local and national sports media scenes by storm since graduating from the University of Southern California.

The former USC football star got his start in broadcasting fresh off the field by doing television analysis for Fox Sports Net and radio work on the Trojan flagship station.

Papadakis broadened his TV duties over the next couple years adding sideline reporting and magazine show hosting roles. In 2003 Petros began hosting a Monday through Friday mid-morning radio show on radio

The “Petros Papadakis Show” started in January 2004.  Every afternoon Petros touched on all aspects of sports, entertainment and life in general. His passion, rapid fire delivery and ability to zoom past politically correct boundaries have made him a controversial figure and a lightning rod for attention.  Petros was named L.A.'s number one sports radio host in 2006 by the Daily News.

Papadakis debuted as FSN’s lead college football analyst in September 2004 working in the booth with Barry Tompkins.  Petros has become one of America’s leading authorities on college football and he works on other FSN programming like the Best Damn Sports Show, the BCS Ratings Show and Totally Football.

Petros has guest starred on several television programs; the CBS hit series CSI-New York, Outside the Lines and Cold Pizza plus “I Love the 90’s” on VH-1.

Papadakis is in his second season as the host of Spike-TV’s “Pro’s vs Joe’s” and he has also been on E, the Game Show Network and the KTLA Morning News.

Petros, his father John and his brother Taso all played football at USC.  Petros played tailback for the Trojans and in 2000 was the captain of the only last place team in USC history.  He scored 16 touchdowns for the Trojans and was voted Most Inspirational Player for the 2000 season.

The Papadakis family owns and operates the Papadakis Taverna in San Pedro, one of America’s top Greek restaurants.  Petros still waits tables at the Taverna, except during football season

In 1994, after completing his junior year at Pepperdine University, Matt Smith decided it was time to start thinking about his career. As a Pre-law Student (Double Major: Political Science and Speech Communications) he did the logical thing; took a job answering phones on a morning show at a Modern Rock Station.

Waking up at 4 A.M. caused Matt to lose a year of his college social life, but those 18 months proved to be invaluable.  He turned KROQ PD Kevin Weatherly on to some great new music, including a little band called Sublime.  He not only worked with Kevin and Bean, but his love of sports brought him close to then “Sports Guy” Jimmy Kimmel. He was given the nickname “Money” and soon found himself on the air doing an assortment of comedy bits.

After graduation, realizing he needed to support himself (and pay back 38K in student loans) Matt left KROQ for a job at Polygram Records. He quickly moved through the ranks, and after 2 years, left Polygram as one of the first hires at newly created DreamWorks Records. One of the great things about both jobs was Matt’s insistence Lakers season tickets be included before signing a contract.

In 1998 while drinking a Bud Light in Kimmel’s backyard, Jimmy, Kevin Weatherly and Kevin and Bean’s Kevin were discussing what they should do about sports with Jimmy having left to start “The Man Show”. They decided even though Matt had a full time Job, he was the only person that had a shot to successfully follow Kimmel.

For the next 5 years, Smith worked 2 jobs, KROQ from 6 A.M. until 8:15, and DreamWorks from 9 until sometimes as late as 11 PM. To say he has a good work ethic is an understatement.

With Universal purchasing DreamWorks in early 2004, Matt was courted by Weatherly to work full time at KROQ. He acquiesced, became a much bigger part of the morning show, and also served as KROQ’s Music Director.

The constants through Matt’s life have always been his family; his sense of humor, and of course, sports. His playing career ended in High School, but he woke every morning to sports radio,  read the Sports pages front to back, and survived for years on Top Ramen and PBR to spend what little extra money he had going to games.

Since the 2005-2006 season, he has been been part of the AM 570 Lakers broadcast team. Tackling Pre-Game and Half-time Host duties.

It’s a long way from Constitutional Law, but Matt will tell you it’s where he always knew he would end up.