Laying the final piece of its puzzle for its weekday lineup, CBS Sports Radio has announced the co-hosts for the 6-10 p.m. ET timeslot. Over the last few months, CBS Sports Radio has released the names such as Damon Amendolara, Tiki Barber, John Feinstein, Scott Ferrall, Doug Gottlieb, Dana Jacobsen, Jim Rome and Brandon Tierney as hosts. Today, CBS Sports Radio and Cumulus say that former ESPN Radio host Chris Moore and current CBS Sports Network football analyst Brian Jones.
Now that the Monday through Friday slots are filled, I’m sure we’ll eventually hear about various weekend hosts for CBS Sports Radio.
Along with the other hosts, Moore and Jones will make their debut when CBS Sports Radio officially launches its 24/7 lineup on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 which is just a few weeks away.
Here’s the announcement from CBS Sports Radio/Cumulus.
Chris Moore And Brian Jones Named Weekday Evening Hosts, Debuting Live On Wednesday, January 2, 2013
CBS Sports Radio, the new around-the-clock national sports network, will officially launch on more than 100 stations on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at 12:00Midnight, with Scott Ferrall’s “Ferrall on the Bench.” The network’s original programming, reaching more than 10 million listeners upon launch, will feature expert sports commentary and interviews with major sports figures, along with listener calls, fan interaction and hourly updates from well-known contributors. Stations in major markets across the country, including all of the Top 10, will feature content from CBS Sports Radio.
Today, CBS Sports Radio announces that veteran play-by-play announcer and experienced radio host Chris Moore, and former football player and current CBS Sports Network analyst Brian Jones, have been named as co-hosts of CBS Sports Radio’s evening show, rounding out the network’s lineup. The duo will be based out of CBS Sports Radio’s New York City studio in Tribeca, and heard on several stations, including WIP-AM (Philadelphia), WFOM-AM (Atlanta), WXYT-AM (Detroit), WJZ-AM (Baltimore), KJQS-AM (Salt Lake City), and WSJZ-FM (Orlando), weekdays from 6:00-10:00PM, ET on-air and streaming online.
With the announcement of Moore and Jones, CBS Sports Radio has announced its full, comprehensive weekday schedule:
6:00-9:00AM: Tiki Barber, Brandon Tierney and Dana Jacobson
9:00AM-12:00Noon: John Feinstein
12:00Noon-3:00PM: Jim Rome
3:00-6:00PM: Doug Gottlieb
6:00-10:00PM: Chris Moore and Brian Jones
10:00PM-2:00AM: Scott Ferrall
2:00-6:00AM: Damon Amendolara
Eric Spitz, Director of Programming, CBS Sports Radio commented, “Chris and Brian make the perfect addition to our already stellar lineup at CBS Sports Radio. As soon as we heard the chemistry between Moore and Jones, we knew we had found both a winning formula, as well as our night show.
“With this appointment, we are ready to kick-off the network and give listeners a brand-new outlet for the latest national and local sports news, with the most knowledgeable and experienced hosts, on a platform optimized for nationwide audience interaction.”
Chris Moore was most recently heard on Fox Sports Radio, where he served as a host since 2011. Prior to that, Moore spent two years as morning drive host on Sirius NFL Radio and time at ESPN working in both radio and television, in addition to serving as midday host on WQAM-AM in Miami while doing play-by-play for the Florida Panthers from 1993-99. He graduated from Ithaca College in 1980, and did play-by-play for Cornell football, hockey, and lacrosse shortly thereafter, before moving on to University of Wisconsin football and hockey. From 1988-93, Moore was the play-by-play radio announcer for the New Jersey Devils. He also fills-in as host on CBS RADIO’s WFAN, the nation’s first and most listened to sports radio station in the nation.
Brian Jones joined CBS Sports Network in 2005 as a college football studio analyst. He is featured on a variety of studio shows, including the weekly INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL and THE TONY BARNHART SHOW, as well as the Network’s Saturday college football programming.
After a five-year NFL career spent with the Indianapolis Colts (1991) and New Orleans Saints (1995-98), Jones returned to Texas to begin his sports broadcasting career. He hosted a daily radio show on Sports Radio 1300-AM The Zone, served as the Longhorn Sports Network’s sideline reporter for all UT football games and hosted Longhorn Sports Center with Mack Brown and Rick Barnes. Jones also spent two years with Fox Sports Southwest.
Jones graduated with a degree in corporate communications from the University of Texas-Austin. At Texas, he was an All-Southwest Conference Linebacker during his senior year in 1990. That season, Jones led the Longhorns with 116 tackles (71 solo) and five forced fumbles, helping Texas to a 10-2 record.
That will do it.