FOX Sports Radio (FSR) announced today its weekend lineup for the 2015 football season. Beginning September 12 and 13, FSR will feature programming dedicated to both college and professional football, including game day previews, analysis and interviews, hosted by a diverse ensemble of sports entertainment personalities, analysts and former players.
Brady Quinn, former Notre Dame/NFL quarterback and FOX Sports analyst, and Jason McIntyre, editor-in-chief of USA Today’s The Big Lead, will join the network’s weekend lineup this season. The Big Lead with Jason McIntyre will air Saturday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET and feature McIntyre’s preview of the weekend in sports, as well as the biggest guests in sports media. Quinn, a former first-round draft pick, will join FSR weekend personality Brian Noe as they provide their distinct takes on the weekend in football from 8-11 p.m. ET on Sundays.
In addition, FOX NFL Sunday, America’s No.1 NFL pregame show featuring hosts Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Strahan and Curt Menefee, will return home to FSR on Sundays at 12:00 p.m. ET. Leading into the program, FSR will add a simulcast of FOX NFL Kickoff on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. ET. The new hour-long program will be hosted by Charissa Thompson and feature a dynamic cast including Colin Cowherd, who recently launched The Herd with Colin Cowherd on FS1, FSR and iHeartRadio.
“I couldn’t be more excited about FOX Sports Radio’s upcoming football season programming,” stated Scott Shapiro, Premiere Networks Vice President of Sports Programming. “On the heels of Colin Cowherd joining our weekday lineup, the addition of Brady Quinn and Jason McIntyre to our already strong weekend roster will give football fans the coverage they are craving each and every week from the most informed and opinionated personalities in the industry.”
“I’m excited to talk X’s and O’s with Brian Noe on all the NFL games this season!” shared Quinn. “I think fans will enjoy our in-depth look at the results of the game from the QB pocket.”
McIntyre stated, “I’m thrilled to be joining FOX Sports and Premiere Networks, and I’m excited to bring The Big Lead‘s ethos to a national radio audience.”
Below is FSR’s 2015 weekend football line-up:
2am-6am ET/11pm-3am PT Jonas Knox
6am-9am ET/3am-6am PT The Big Lead with Jason McIntyre
9am-12pm ET/6am-9am PT Anthony Gargano & Lincoln Kennedy
12pm-4pm ET/9am-1pm PT The Blitz with Ben Maller & Tomm Looney
4pm-8pm ET/1pm-5pm PT FOX Football Saturday with Steve Hartman & Brady Poppinga
8pm-11pm ET/5pm-8pm PT Brian Noe & Mark Willard
11pm-2am ET/8pm-11pm PT Arnie Spanier
2am-6am ET/11pm-3am PT Jonas Knox
6am-8am ET/3am-5am PT Nick Ashooh
8am-11am ET/5am-8am PT FOX Football Fantasy with Michael Harmon & Dan Beyer
11am-12pm ET/8am-9am PT FOX NFL Kickoff Simulcast
12pm-1pm ET/9am-10am PT FOX NFL Sunday Simulcast
1pm-5pm ET/10am-2pm PT FOX Football Sunday with Mark Willard & Ryan Field
5pm-8pm ET/2pm-5pm PT FOX Football Sunday with Mike Hill & Kirk Morrison
8pm-11pm ET/5pm-8pm PT Brian Noe & Brady Quinn
11pm-2am ET/8pm-11pm PT Arnie Spanier & Chris Plank
Jason Barrett is the owner and operator of Barrett Sports Media. Prior to launching BSM he served as a sports radio programmer, launching brands such as 95.7 The Game in San Francisco and 101 ESPN in St. Louis. He has also produced national shows for ESPN Radio including GameNight and the Dan Patrick Show. You can find him on Twitter @SportsRadioPD or reach him by email at JBarrett@sportsradiopd.com.
Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”
The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.
“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”
Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”