CBS Sports Radio’s lineup is filling in quite nicely. Today, the network announced that host Damon Amendolara of CBS Radio’s 98.5 The Sports Hub will become its overnight host. Amendolara has been the nighttime host for the Sports Hub in addition to making numerous appearances on the NFL Films-produced Top 10 shows on NFL Network.
Amendolara will fill the 2 – 6 a.m. ET position. It means that CBS Radio has filled most all of the dayparts except for morning drive and early evenings.
To date, CBS has announced the lineup as follows and all times are Eastern:
6 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Open
9 a.m. – noon: John Feinstein
noon – 3 p.m.: Jim Rome
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Doug Gottlieb
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Open
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.: Scott Ferrall
2 a.m. – 6 a.m.: Damon Amendolara
Here’s the CBS Sports Radio press release.
“The D.A. Show” Premieres In The New Year Boasting Major Market, Nationwide Coverage
CBS Sports Radio today announced Damon Amendolara as host of the network’s weekday overnight show. His new program, “The D.A. Show,” which will debut Wednesday, January 2, 2013, upon the launch of the network, will be heard on select stations from 2:00-6:00 AM, ET on-air, streaming online and through the Radio.com application for mobile devices. Amendolara, known by his fans as D.A., joins the network from CBS RADIO Boston’s WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub,” where he has served as evening host since the station’s launch in August 2009. As he makes the transition to CBS Sports Radio, Amendolara promises a program which will be a mix of the latest sports news, discussions and controversy, in addition to interviews with tastemakers from the sports world and calls from night-owls across the country. He joins the previously announced schedule which includes powerhouse talent such as Jim Rome, Doug Gottlieb, John Feinstein and Scott Ferrall.
The following stations will be among those broadcasting Amendolara’s “The D.A. Show”:
WJFK-FM Washington, D.C.
KFNZ-AM/KJQS-AM Salt Lake City
“D.A. is an all-star in Boston, and his energy and understanding of the sports world will no doubt translate to a national platform,” said Eric Spitz, Director of Programming, CBS Sports Radio. “Damon is certainly the man to keep listeners engrossed overnight, and his work at stations across the country, covering a multitude of different sports, will be beneficial to our listeners. His success and following on our local radio station and his charitable endeavors in the community prove he will make a great addition to our already outstanding lineup at CBS Sports Radio.”
CBS Sports Radio will offer around-the-clock national sports coverage and programming, harnessing the power and resources of CBS RADIO and the award-winning CBS Sports. High-profile personalities from CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network and CBSSports.com will play a prominent role on CBS Sports Radio which will reach more than 10 million listeners when it debuts. Original programs across multiple weekday and weekend time periods will feature expert sports commentary and interviews with major sports figures along with listener calls and fan interaction. Cumulus Media Networks serves as the exclusive syndicator and sales partner for CBS Sports Radio.
In addition to his work on Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub, Amendolara is the sideline reporter for the New England Revolution on Comcast and a frequent guest and fill-in host for CSN’s Sports Tonight/Sports Sunday. Furthermore, he is an anchor on CSNNE’s Pregame Live and Postgame Live, appears on Fox-25 Boston, while contributing to NFL Films and the NFL Network’s Top 10 series, ESPN News’ Air Check and NFL Films Presents on ESPN. Prior to The Sports Hub, Amendolara worked at WQAM in Miami and Kansas City’s 610 Sports. Amendolara began his career at 1040 WYSL in Rochester, NY and Sportsradio 770 ESPN in Ft Myers-Naples, FL. The Warwick, NY native was graduated from Syracuse University in 2001, where he served as Sports Director at WAER Radio.
That will do it.