Beginning August 12, 2016, ESPN Radio will syndicate The Paul Finebaum Show. Hosted by noted journalist and radio voice Paul Finebaum, the four-hour daily radio program airs every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m. ET, showcases Finebaum’s compelling opinions and deep knowledge of the Southeastern Conference, as well as his interactions with his passionate callers, many of whom have followed him for years.
“Paul is one of the most compelling talents in all of talk – not just sports,” said Tim McCarthy, senior vice president, ESPN Radio Group. “His passion and credibility with his audience is second to none. We’re pleased to offer our network of affiliate stations The Paul Finebaum Show as part of our slate of programming.”
The Paul Finebaum Show launched on ESPN Radio on August 12, 2013, and can be heard on ESPN affiliates throughout the country. The program debuted on SiriusXM in November 2013, and since August 2014, The Paul Finebaum Show has been simulcast on the SEC Network.
The Paul Finebaum Show travels alongside SEC Nation during the football season, airing from various SEC campuses throughout the fall. The show has set up shop in 20 different locations since launching as a studio show at SEC Network’s Charlotte, N.C., headquarters, including a South Carolina women’s basketball game, the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Regions Tradition Pro-Am golf tournament and the SEC Spring Meetings in Destin, Fla.
Finebaum is a longtime sports talk radio host known by many as the leading sports authority in the South and the “Voice of the SEC.” He joined ESPN in August 2013 as host of the The Paul Finebaum Show. In addition to hosting The Paul Finebaum Show, he appears on a variety of other ESPN shows and outlets, including SportsCenter, College Football Live, College GameDay and in ESPN The Magazine.
About ESPN Audio
ESPN Radio, the country’s largest sports radio network, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPNRadio.com, and ESPN Audio on Demand comprise ESPN Audio.
ESPN Radio, which launched January 1, 1992, provides more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually, reaching 20 million listeners a week on 500 nationwide stations, including more than 375 full-time affiliates and clearance in the top 25 markets. ESPN owns and/or operates stations in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. ESPN Radio programming is also available on SiriusXM and via digital distributors iTunes Radio, Slacker Radio and TuneIn.
ESPN Audio listeners logged more than 9.4 billion total listening minutes in 2015, up 20 percent from the previous year, and 242 million session starts, with an average time spent listening of more than 38 minutes. ESPN Audio launched its first podcast in 2005, and in 2015 ESPN Audio podcasts were downloaded 366 million times, an increase of 16 percent compared to the previous year.
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