Czaban Says He's Out At FSR
December 8, 2009 at 4:49 AM (PT)
FOX SPORTS RADIO didn't announce what timeslot newly-hired STEPHEN A. SMITH will fill when he joins the network for a daily show in its official release (NET NEWS 12/7), but present morning host STEVE CZABAN posted on his blog that his own contract has not been renewed and that SMITH will be getting his slot on the network schedule.
CZABAN wrote, "File this one under 'Horrible and Ironic Ways (For Your Radio Show) To Die.' My contract with FOX SPORTS RADIO has not been renewed. The last day of the 'STEVE CZABAN SHOW' is scheduled for DECEMBER 23rd. STEVEN A. SMITH will be my permanent replacement. Now, you can chew on that one for a bit ... The 'un-official' reason why the show was cancelled – or at least what was relayed to us -- was that 'affiliates' were saying that we sounded 'too much like (ESPN RADIO's) MIKE AND MIKE.' Yep. That's what FSR told us. Ohhhhhkaaayyyy then. I might argue that our show was actually the ANTI-MIKE AND MIKE, but what good is arguing with that logic anyway? STEVEN A. SMITH will not sound like MIKE AND MIKE."
CZABAN will continue his local show on RED ZEBRA BROADCASTING Sports WTEM-A (ESPN 980)/WASHINGTON.