Fox Sports Radio Makes Weekend Lineup Changes
March 30, 2016 at 3:35 PM (PT)
FOX SPORTS RADIO is making changes to its weekend lineup for the SPRING and SUMMER, starting this weekend.
On SATURDAYS, GREATER MEDIA Sports WPEN (97.5 THE FANATIC)/PHILADELPHIA morning co-host ANTHONY GARGANO and former NFL star LINCOLN KENNEDY's show will add an hour to run 9a-1p (ET), followed by a new show with FSR's MARK WILLARD alongside former ENTERCOM Sports WAXY-A (790 THE TICKET)/MIAMI morning co-host JOY TAYLOR 1-4p.
Those moves displace the former noon-4p show with FSR overnight host BEN MALLER and "J.T. THE BRICK" sidekick TOMM LOONEY. Also, with WILLARD moving to the 1-4p slot, BRIAN NOE gets a new co-host for 8-11p, former NBA player CEDRIC CEBALLOS. The rest of the schedule -- JONAS KNOX 2-6a, THE BIG LEAD's JASON MCINTYRE 6-9a, STEVE HARTMAN and BRADY POPPINGA 4-8p, and ARNIE SPANIER 11p-2a, remain in place.
On SUNDAYS, NBA vet and FS1 NBA analyst JIM JACKSON will be RYAN FIELD's new 1-4p co-host, replacing WILLARD, who will move to co-host with NOE 7-11p, replacing BRADY QUINN. NOE and WILLARD's show adds an hour at the top (NOE and QUINN have been airing 8-11p). Remaining in place are KNOX (2-6a), NICK ASHOOH (6-9a), MICHAEL HARMON and DAN BEYER (9a-1p), MIKE HILL and KIRK MORRISON (now 5-8p), CHRIS PLANK and SPANIER (11p-2a), and MALLER (starting his work week early MONDAY 2-6a).
“FOX SPORTS RADIO cements its standing as the best place for sports talk radio with the addition of these three talented personalities,” said PREMIERE NETWORKS VP/Sports Programming SCOTT SHAPIRO. “I couldn’t be more proud of the opinions, credibility and creativity that have been assembled in this weekend lineup. There is no better destination for timely and entertaining takes on the biggest stories in sports than FOX SPORTS RADIO.”
JACKSON said, “I’m extremely excited to not only work with iHEARTMEDIA and FOX SPORTS RADIO, but to also reunite with my great friend and BIG TEN alumnus RYAN FIELD. Let's get started!”
“FOX SPORTS RADIO’s approach to sports entertainment, with coverage and analysis from a variety of personalities, brings fans that much closer to the games and athletes they love,” added CEBALLOS. “I look forward to joining the FOX SPORTS RADIO family, and working just as hard off the court as I did on it.”
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the FOX SPORTS family, and for the opportunity to continue doing radio and connect with a national audience,” said TAYLOR. “I’m looking forward to this new adventure!”