Come January 6, the landscape will change in a major way at Fox Sports Radio. Here’s how the new weekday lineup will look like (all times Eastern):
6a-9a: Andy Furman and Mike North (North recently replaced the recently-departed Artrell Hawkins)
9a-12p: Dan Patrick
12p-3p: Jay Mohr
3p-6p: TBD (Hartman & O’Brien will not return)
6p-10p: JT the Brick w/Tomm Looney
10p-2a: Jason Smith (replacing Amy Van Dyken & Rob Dibble)
2a-6a: Ben Maller
In addition to the aforementioned departures, Petros & Money will no longer be carried nationally (THANK GOD!!), but will still be heard in Los Angeles on KLAC-AM.
I wonder what was behind the decision to move JT the Brick to early evenings. He prides himself on being able to talk about the day’s sporting events before you read about them the next morning in the local newspaper. I guess he’ll have to read the paper now.
I’m not big into Jason Smith. I’d thought JT & Tomm would’ve gone back into that slot, and perhaps have Arnie Spanier go to early evenings.
I’m interested in knowing who will fill the afternoon slot. Could it be the aforementioned Spanier or someone else that Fox has in mind. I’m also interested in knowing how the weekend lineups will shake out, too, particularly Ben Maller’s replacement in the 1-6a Saturday/Sunday time slot.
Personally I like the lineup changes in the afternoons/evening. Gives me more reason to listen to Fox Sports Radio over any other choices. If they just got rid of Jay Mohr, his show is terrible, then they would have a really good lineup. I thought Mike Hill would be an option for 3 to 6 because of his radio experience plus he does work on Fox Sports Live on Fox Sports 1 so he could still do that with the 3 to 6 shift.
I haven’t listened much to live sports radio in months, pretty much listening exclusively to sports-based podcasts…that all said, looking at FSR’s lineup, I’m just glad that the boring and narcissistic Pat O’Brien is finally off the airwaves. I thought that with his sports and entertainment connections, he would bring instant credibility to the former Loose Cannons…boy, was I wrong.
FSR made a huge mistake five years ago in replacing Ben Maller with The Soup. Ben, of course, was brought back to do weekend overnights. I’m glad he’s in his rightful place, though I don’t get to listen since that’s when I get some shut-eye.