Report: Cox Offering Again To Buy Out Paul Finebaum's Contract With WJOX
May 18, 2012 at 6:44 AM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP is taking another shot at buying PAUL FINEBAUM's contract so that the sports talk host can jump from CUMULUS Sports WJOX-F/BIRMINGHAM to COX's own crosstown Sports WZNN (97.3 THE ZONE), reports the BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS JOURNAL. COX has previously made an offer to buy out FINEBAUM's contract.
The drama over FINEBAUM's contract and dueling lawsuits with CUMULUS predecessor CITADEL has been continuing since last year, including changes of venue and extended negotiations that failed to resolve the dispute over FINEBAUM's contention that CITADEL coerced him into making an unfavorable amendment to his contract and threatened to cancel his show if he did not sign the deal.