Fox Sports Radio Launches New Morning Show
Fox Sports Radio will debut a new morning show on Tuesday, September 6.
“Outkick The Coverage” with Clay Travis will air from 6-9am eastern replacing “Fox Sports Daybreak” with Andy Furman and Mike North. Travis serves as a College Football analyst for Fox Sports and is editor of OutkickTheCoverage.com. He has also previously written for CBS Sportsline and AOL Fanhouse and spent five years as co-host of Three Hour Lunch on Cumulus Sports “104.5 The Zone” WGFX Nashville.
FOX Sports Radio (FSR) announced today the addition of multimedia sports personality Clay Travis to its weekday morning lineup. Beginning September 6, Outkick The Coverage with Clay Travis will broadcast weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. ET on 220 stations nationwide, in addition to FOX Sports Radio’s channel on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s industry-leading digital radio platform.
Originating from Nashville, Tenn., the program will feature Travis’ informed, outspoken, fearless and often funny commentary on the latest sports headlines, as well as pop culture commentary, interviews and listener interaction. The FS1 college football analyst and founder of the wildly popular OutKickTheCoverage.com will continue to host his top-ranking Outkick The Show webcast, which is streamed live on Facebook, Periscope, YouTube, FOX Sports GO and FOXSports.com.
More than two million unique video viewers watched/listened to Outkick the Show in June 2016, making it the most-watched daily sports show streamed live on Periscope and Facebook in the country. In addition, OutKickTheCoverage.com had another record year in 2015. The four-year-old site had nearly 12 million unique visitors last year alone, who spent nearly 21 million minutes reading Outkick articles.
“Even though my wife disagrees, I’ve always thought there is no better sound to wake up to in the morning than my voice. Now everyone can hear it!” shared Travis. “While I’m very excited to take the next step in the direction of Outkick dominating all forms of media, I’d like to apologize in advance for hating your favorite team and thinking they’re overrated – unless you’re an Ohio State fan, in which case, I really do hate your team and they are overrated.”
“FOX Sports Radio’s Don Martin, Scott Shapiro and I couldn’t be more excited to add Clay Travis to this already strong lineup,” stated Julie Talbott, Premiere Networks President. “Clay is bold, opinionated and entertaining, and we’re confident Outkick the Coverage will be home to some of the most thought provoking sports-talk programming each morning, while driving immediate reaction from his large and engaged national audience.”
In July of 2007, Travis published his first book Dixieland Delight, a critically-acclaimed chronicle of his 2006 tour of all 12 Southeastern Conference football stadiums and his entertaining fan experiences at every stop. The Nashville native and former lawyer previously wrote columns for CBSSports.com for four years before joining Deadspin as an editor in 2008.
During fall of that year, he began his second book, On Rocky Top: A Front-Row Seat to the End of an Era, an all-access tell-all documenting the University of Tennessee football program over the course of its season.
After spending 2009-2011 as a columnist for AOL FanHouse, Travis launched Outkick The Coverage, then an SEC-centric news and opinion blog, in July 2011. Gaining strong traction through the world of social media, Outkick became an internet phenomenon, attracting an average of two million unique visitors each month. The site entered a licensing partnership with FOX Sports in July 2013, at which time Travis also became a college football analyst for FS1. He also co-hosted the top-rated 3HL on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville for five years.