94.5 Birmingham

WJOX-FM Sets New Midday Show

Following the move of the JOX Roundtable from middays to mornings earlier this month, Cumulus Sports 94.5 WJOX-FM Birmingham has announced the addition of Cole Cubelic, Aaron Suttles and Landrum Roberts for middays starting Monday, March 26. Cole Cubelic joins WJOX-FM from mornings at Cumulus’ “730 The Ump” WUMP Huntsville. The former Auburn football player also works for ESPN’s SEC Network. Aaron Suttles is the University of Alabama beat reporter for the Tuscaloosa News and Landrum Roberts has been hosting weekends at WJOX-FM. The station has also announced the return of Pat Smith as Assistant Program Director. Smith, the co-creator and former network director for the Paul Finebaum Radio Network, most recently had been co-hosting mornings at short-lived Sports R...[Read More]

WJOX Moves JOX Roundtable From Middays To Mornings

Cumulus Media Sports “Jox 94.5” WJOX-FM Birmingham AL is moving its midday show “JOX Roundtable” from middays to mornings starting Monday, March 5. Hosted by Jim Dunaway, Lance Taylor and Ryan Brown, the show has been in place since 2010 and will now air from 6-10am. The trio replaces “The Opening Drive” with Jay Barker, Al Del Greco and Tony Kurre. Until a new midday show debuts later in March, the JOX Roundtable will repeat from 10am-2pm after its initial morning airing. Cumulus Media announces that it will bring its highly popular midday show, JOX Roundtable, to mornings on Sports Talk radio station JOX 94.5/WJOX-FM in Birmingham, AL. JOX Roundtable will debut in its new timeslot on Monday, March 5, 2018, and will air weekdays from 6-10am. A new midda...[Read More]

ESPN Partners With Cumulus Media Networks For Paul Finebaum Show

ESPN has announced that the Paul Finebaum Show will debut in syndication on Monday, August 12. Based out of ESPN’s Charlotte studios, the program will run daily from 2 to 6pm Eastern. The program will not be distributed as part of the primary ESPN Radio service, but rather as a standalone distributed by Cumulus Media Networks. ESPN affiliates will have first right to the program in all markets. The only stations officially announced for carrying the show as of now are his former home 94.5 WJOX-FM Birmingham and sister 100.5 WJQX Birmingham, which will be flipping to ESPN Radio on Monday.

Paul Finebaum Joins ESPN

After departing Cumulus’ 94.5 WJOX Birmingham and his regionally syndicated network in January, Paul Finebaum has a new home. The Wall Street Journal reports that Finebaum will relocate to Charlotte, NC and join ESPN. At ESPN, Finebaum will host a radio show, make appearances on television College Football programming, and when it launches in 2014 have said radio show simulcast on the SEC Network. The radio show will air separate from ESPN’s 24/7 network and will at first be regionally syndicated in the southeast. Unlike the rest of ESPN Radio’s programming, the show will be caller driven.

ESPN Moves In Birmingham

ESPN Radio has dropped its affiliation with Cumulus’ 94.5 WJOX-FM Birmingham and shifted to a pair of Cox stations in the market. Cox’ “97.3 The Zone” WZNN picks up the ESPN national feed for nights and weekends. 1320 WENN and new translator 107.3 W294BL will carry ESPN programming around the clock. Classic Hip-Hop “Power 102.1” W270BW will continue to air the programming that had originated at 1320, with programming now fed off of an HD subchannel of one of Cox’ FMs. Back at WJOX, the ESPN programming will be replaced with Fox Sports Radio until the CBS Sports Radio Network debuts in January.

94.5 Birmingham Goes Country (For Now?)

Update 7/25/08: 1005TheVibe.com has been registered by CSC Corporate Domains, the registrar responsible for all of Citadel’s internet operations. We’d expect Rhythmic CHR or Urban to form a tandem with sister Urban AC “Hot 107.7” WUHT to compete with Cox’s Urban “95.7 Jamz” WBHJ and Urban AC “98.7 Kiss” WBHK. Update 7/21/08: As of today, sister Sports 100.5 WJOX has moved to the 94.5 frequency. 100.5, licensed to Northport, AL rimshots Birmingham from the Southwest from near Tuscaloosa, while 94.5 broadcasts from the center of Birmingham. WJOX had moved from 690 AM to 100.5 in November 2006. Original Post 7/5/08: Following its broadcast of the local July 4 fireworks, Citadel Adult CHR “The New 94.5” WYSF Birmingham, AL flipp...[Read More]

Breaking: Format Changes Imminent In St. Louis and Birmingham

Posted at 8:30am EDT. Edited at 8:52am. Clear Channel “Oldies Radio 103.3 KLOU” will flip to 70s/80s based Classic Hits “My 103.3”. The domains my1033.com and playwhatIwant.com are both pointing to a password protected URL right now. There should be a few more format changes on this memorial day weekend and we’ll be here attempting to break them before they happen at RadioInsight.com. ————— Elsewhere around the country on this Memorial Day weekend. In Birmingham, Citadel Soft AC WYSF “Y94.5” will flip to Hot AC “The New 94.5” at 5:00pm today. More info at the Birmingham News. In Wilkes-Barre, 103.1 WFEZ has dropped Soft AC to join the News/Talk network of sisters 910 WBZU Scranton , 980 WILK Wilkes-Barre, a...[Read More]