LOS ANGELES – Premiere Networks and FOX Sports today announced a long-term extension of their agreement for Premiere Networks to continue producing and distributing the FOX Sports Radio Network’s leading sports entertainment programming to nearly 400 stations across North America and Canada. Specific terms were not announced.
Under the agreement, Premiere Networks and FOX Sports will continue working together across multiple platforms to synchronize the audio, digital, online and television assets of FOX Sports, FOXSports.com and FOX Sports Radio, further extending the reach, visibility and engagement of these brands with millions of consumers. Additionally, with the recently-launched 24-hour television network FOX Sports 1, the radio and television divisions will work closely to increase cross-promotional opportunities and highlight FOX Sports’ established team of top insiders, analysts and personalities, including NFL Insider Jay Glazer, NFL Analyst Kirk Morrison, NBA Insider Bill Reiter and many more.
Earlier this year, FOX Sports Radio debuted a new weekday lineup featuring the top sports talk personalities in the country. Jay Mohr, Dan Patrick, Steve Gorman, J.T. “The Brick,” Jason Smith, Andy Furman and Mike North, are among the network’s diverse program and personality offerings, which can also be heard on www.FOXSportsRadio.com, FOXSports.com on MSN, as well as iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s all-in-one digital radio service.
The 2014 FOX Sports Radio Monday through Friday lineup (all times Eastern):
6am to 9am –FOX Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman & Mike North
9am to 12pm –The Dan Patrick Show
12pm to 3pm –Jay Mohr Sports
3pm to 6pm –Steve Gorman SPORTS!
6pm to 10pm – J.T. “The Brick” with Tomm Looney
10pm to 2am – The Jason Smith Show
2am to 6am – The Ben Maller Show
“This renewed partnership affirms our commitment to sports fans, our affiliates and partners to provide the ultimate, multi-platform destination for sports entertainment,” stated Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks. “With our lineup of leading sports personalities and expanded opportunities through new platforms and extensive resources, we have one of the most powerful brands in sports entertainment.”
“It was a no-brainer,” said Bill Wanger, Executive Vice President, Programming, Research and Content Strategy for FOX Sports. “This broadens our fan base by putting the FOX Sports brand across audio platforms. We’re excited to continue and further enhance our relationship with Premiere Networks to provide quality programming to sports fans.”
This continued collaboration between the dominant sports media brand worldwide and one of the leading radio networks in the nation will produce the highest quality in sports talent, broadcast and events, including the upcoming NFL Draft, World Cup and others. More details will be announced at a later date.