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CBS Sports Radio Adds John Feinstein

CBS Sports Radio John Feinstein Mad Dog Radio WIP WFOM 106.1 The Ticket CBS Sports Radio has announced that John Feinstein will host the 9am to 12pm daypart on the soon to launch network.

Feinstein, who is a writer for the Washington Post and author of multiple books, currently co-hosts the midday show on SiriusXM’s “Mad Dog Radio“. He has also been contributing commentaries to the CBS Sports Minute since it began in September.

Six stations of the 50+ that will carry the program have been identified as clearing Feinstein’s show in its entirety. They are CBS’ 610 WIP Philadelphia, 1010 WHFS Tampa, 1270 WXYT Detroit, 1300 WJZ Baltimore and Cumulus’ 1230 WFOM Atlanta and “106.1 The Ticket” WMTI New Orleans.

The CBS Sports Radio lineup as of now looks like this:
6am to 9am – To Be Announced
9am to 12pm – John Feinstein
12pm to 3pm – Jim Rome
3pm to 6pm – Doug Gottlieb
6pm to 10pm – To Be Announced
10pm to 2am – Ferrall On The Bench
2am to 6am – To Be Announced

The Press Release announcing Feinstein’s addition follows:

CBS Sports Radio today announced it has named John Feinstein as one if the hosts of the network’s weekday programming. Broadcast live from 9:00AM-12:00PM, ET, “The John Feinstein Show” will feature commentary on the world of sports from the man who has covered most of the major–and many of the not-so-major–events in the world of sports during his more than 30 years as a sportswriter. The show will be heard on over 50 stations nation-wide, including many in major markets. In addition to his role as host, Feinstein will continue to contribute his personalized musings on the world of sports to the hourly “CBS Sports Minute” feature heard on CBS Sports Radio stations.

CBS Sports Radio will make its 24/7 debut on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. It was previously announced that The Jim Rome Show will be broadcast weekdays from 12:00Noon-3:00PM ET, Doug Gottlieb will serve as host of afternoons 3:00-6:00PM, while Scott Ferrall will lead the evening’s “Ferrall on the Bench” from 10:00PM-2:00AM on CBS Sports Radio.

“John is known for his encyclopedic knowledge of and passion for all aspects of sports,” said Eric Spitz, Director of Programming, CBS Sports Radio. “As a best-selling sports author and journalist, he has relationships with, and an open line to, some of the most fascinating names in sports. John has a way with words, a trademark sense of humor and is never is shy to offer an opinion, which will engage listeners and translate on the radio.”

The following major market stations will be among those broadcasting Feinstein’s show:

WIP-AM, Philadelphia
WFOM-AM, Atlanta
WXYT-AM, Detroit
WHFS-AM, Tampa
WJZ-AM, Baltimore
WMTI-FM, New Orleans

Feinstein is the bestselling author of One on One, Moment of Glory, Are You Kidding Me? (with Rocco Mediate), Living on the Black, Tales from Q School, Last Dance, Next Man Up, Let Me Tell You a Story (with Red Auerbach), Caddy for Life, Open, The Punch, The Last Amateurs, The Majors, A March to Madness, A Civil War, A Good Walk Spoiled, A Season on the Brink, Play Ball, Hard Courts, and six sports mystery novels for young readers. He writes for the Washington Post, Washingtonpost.com, Golf Digest, and Golf World, and is a regular commentator on the Golf Channel.

CBS Sports Radio will offer around-the-clock national sports coverage and programming, harnessing the power and resources of CBS RADIO and the award-winning CBS Sports. High-profile personalities from CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network and CBSSports.com will play a prominent role on CBS Sports Radio which will reach more than 10 million listeners when it debuts. Original programs across multiple weekday and weekend time periods will feature expert sports commentary and interviews with major sports figures along with listener calls and fan interaction. Cumulus Media Networks serves as the exclusive syndicator and sales partner for CBS Sports Radio.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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  1. Has anyone at CBS sports actually listened to John on Mad Dog Radio? His condescending tone and belief that “he who talks louder is smarter”, has almost single-handedly caused me to stop listening to one of my favorite radio programs. John’s “way with words and trademark sense of humor” will engage listeners? LOL!!!!

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