, selected by the Kings with the second overall choice in last weekend’s 2008 NHL Entry Draft, appeared on as a guest on the Joe McDonnell Experience at 8:20 pm on Wednesday night.
Drew Doughty on Joe McDonnell Experience
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Doughty speaks about how big of a Kings fan he is. "I was just a really big Wayne Greztky fan growing up and so that is why I became a big Kings fan. It would have been heart breaking if they traded the pick or didn't pick me."
Doughty has a Kings No. 99 jersey with his name on the back instead of Gretzky's.
Doughty is looking forward to playing in front of a great crowd and is willing to do whatever it takes to make the team next season.
He is a huge Rob Blake fan and would love to meet him and play with him.
His nickname is "Doughnuts."
Special thanks to Tim Cates of AM570 KLAC for providing the audio and Mike Kalinowski of the LA Kings for his help in setting up the interview and retrieving the sound.
About Joe McDonnell:
McDonnell's radio career began in September of 1975 with KGIL radio. He started as an intern in the news department, but quickly moved up to the position of Assistant Sports Director, a position that he held for nearly six years. In July of 1988 McDonnell took a job as a reporter/producer for KFI radio in Los Angeles. A few months later he began hosting talk shows while filling in as a weekend host. While at KFI, Joe continued to build his reputation as a story breaker, as well as an opinionated, credible and controversial talk show host.
McDonnell then became host of the afternoon-drive talk show host on the all-sports KMAX FM. He was named "Best Sports Talk Host" by the Los Angeles Daily News in February of 1996. In March of that year, he moved on to KWNK radio and seven months later was hired by KABC Radio where he hosted "Sportstalk" with former Dodger's pitcher, Jim Gott. After being named "Best Sports Talk Host" for a second year in a row, Joe moved on again. This time to the new All-Sports Talk station, AM 1150 Sportsradio L.A. where he hosted the afternoon drive show. In January of 1998 he was named "Best Sports Talk Host" for the third consecutive year.
After being named "Sports Talk Host of the Decade" by the Daily News, Joe joined the all news station KFWB as a sports anchor. The following year he was awarded two Golden Mikes by the Radio-Television News Association. One for "Best Original Commentary" and one being a part of the "Best Newscast".