Lineup Changes Coming To CBS Sports Radio
CBS Sports Radio has made its lineup change official. Gregg Gianotti will join the network from CBS’ “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM Pittsburgh for 6-9am with current night co-host Brian Jones. Brandon Tierney and Tiki Barber will shift from that timeslot to 9am-12pm replacing John Feinstein with their co-host Dana Jacobsen exiting. Damon Amendolara moves from overnights to the 6-10pm slot with weekender Amy Lawrence moving to the 2-6am slot.
Back in Pittsburgh, Colin Dunlap will move from nights to mornings joining Josh Miller and Jim Colony.
CBS Sports Radio today announced a new lineup for the nation’s largest 24/7 major-market sports radio network heard on more than 330 stations nationwide, starting on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Highlighted by a deep roster of personalities, the programming schedule includes a revamped morning show and broadcast pairings, as well as the addition of a new overnight host. The announcement was made by Eric Spitz, Director of Programming, CBS Sports Radio.
“We’re extremely excited about our 2015 lineup,” said Spitz. “Building off of our established programs in key time periods, we have assembled a distinctive combination of passionate, opinionated, knowledgeable and entertaining hosts that sports fans will love to hear.”
Leading off the day will be Brian Jones and Gregg Giannotti broadcasting live from CBS Sports Radio’s studio in New York City from 6:00-9:00AM. Jones has been a member of the CBS Sports Radio broadcast team since its debut and also serves as a college football analyst for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network. Giannotti joins from CBS RADIO’s Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, where he hosts the perennially No. 1-rated sports talk show in the market.
Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney will now be heard from 9:00AM-12:00Noon. Rounding out the afternoon, popular CBS Sports broadcasters Jim Rome and Doug Gottlieb will continue in their current time periods, 12:00Noon-3:00pm and 3:00-6:00pm, respectively, with “The Doug Gottlieb Show” also being simulcast on CBS Sports Network.
Finally, Damon Amendolara moves from overnights to host THE DA SHOW from 6:00-10:00PM, followed by Scott Ferrall at 10:00PM. The lineup concludes with AFTER HOURS WITH AMY LAWRENCE,” from 2:00-6:00AM. Lawrence previously hosted a weekend show for CBS Sports Radio.
In addition, a diverse set of personalities, including Boomer Esiason, Doug Gottlieb, Jim Rome, John Feinstein and Brandon Tierney, will continue to deliver the CBS Sports Minute. The sixty-second commentaries can be heard weekdays every hour between 6:00AM-7:00PM. Additionally, Feinstein will create original audio and editorial posts for CBSSportsRadio.com and contribute across all weekday and weekend programming on a regular basis.
Added Spitz, “Gregg and Brian, two naturally funny guys, will be an incredibly entertaining team in mornings, and we’re thrilled to build on the great rapport that Tiki and Brandon have developed over the past couple of years. DA is a rising star who brings a very high level of energy and excitement to every broadcast, and Amy Lawrence is definitely ready to make the move to five nights a week.”
Here is a complete look at CBS Sports Radio’s weekday lineup:
Weekdays (all times ET)
6:00-9:00AM: Brian Jones and Gregg Giannotti*
9:00AM-12:00Noon: Tiki and Tierney*
12:00Noon-3:00PM: The Jim Rome Show
3:00-6:00PM: The Doug Gottlieb Show
6:00-10:00PM: The DA Show *
10:00PM-2:00AM: Ferrall on the Bench
2:00-6:00AM: After Hours with Amy Lawrence*
* denotes change
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Original Report 11/13: As CBS Sports Radio approaches its second birthday in January, the first major shakeup to its on-air lineup appears on the horizon.
TheBigLead.com reports that Dana Jacobson and John Feinstein will depart the network’s lineup as part of a shakeup involving at least three timeslots. The current “TBD In The Morning” will be broken up as Jacobson exits and co-hosts Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney will move from the 6-9am timeslot to 9am-12pm replacing Feinstein. Gregg Giannotti will transfer from mornings at CBS’ “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM Pittsburgh to the network along with current evening co-host Brian Jones to take over the 6-9am daypart.
The changes will not affect Jim Rome in the 12-3pm slot or Doug Gottlieb from 3-6pm. No word yet on the timetable for these changes to take place.