Premiere Networks and Jay Mohr have announced they have mutually decided end Fox Sports Radio’s “Jay Mohr Sports” effective immediately.
Mohr joined Fox Sports Radio in 2013 to host the 12pm-3pm timeslot following Jim Rome’s move to CBS Sports Radio. The show moved to 3-6pm eastern in October 2014 when Rich Eisen joined for the 12-3pm slot.
In the statement Mohr comments that it became difficult to juggle the commitment of a three-hour weekday show with his film and tv career, stand-up comedy, and time with his family. Dan Beyer and Jonas Knox will fill-in until a new permanent show is named.
Premiere Networks and Jay Mohr have mutually decided to conclude production and syndication of Jay Mohr Sports, effective immediately.
Jay Mohr stated: “I’ve always loved radio, and having a national platform to share my brand of sports talk and comedy was an incredible experience. I loved interacting with the fans, athletes and sports figures over the past three years, but it’s become difficult to juggle the commitment of a three-hour weekday radio show with a film and TV career, stand-up comedy shows, as well as time with my family. It was a tough decision to leave radio, but I appreciate all the support from the team at FOX Sports Radio and Premiere Networks, as well as the listeners and fans.”
Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks, stated: “When we partnered to launch Jay Mohr Sports, we aimed to create something truly different – a fusion of comedy, sports and entertainment – and it was very successful. We’re proud of what we accomplished together and wish Jay the best of luck as he focuses on the next chapter of his entertainment career.”
A new sports talk program will be announced soon for the Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET timeslot. In the interim, FOX Sports Radio’s Dan Beyer and Jonas Knox will serve as guest hosts.