Finally received the official press release from Fox Sports Radio on Jay Mohr becoming the new noon-3 p.m. ET host replacing Jim Rome. Mohr will begin on January 2, the same day Rome starts his new gig with CBS Sports Radio.
Mohr has sports radio experience being a guest host for Rome, but hasn’t been a daily host as Rome or his brethren on Fox Sports Radio. We’ll see if Mohr will be able to do a daily grind for three hours a day and keep things fresh when talk is slow.
Here’s the press release.
LOS ANGELES, December 19, 2012 – FOX Sports Radio is pleased to announce the addition of actor, comedian and radio personality Jay Mohr as its new midday host. Airing live on weekdays from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET/9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT, Jay Mohr Sportswill feature sports talk and entertainment highlighted by Mohr’s trademark comedic style and unique perspective as a multi-media star, in addition to conversations with top athletes and celebrities. Originating from FOX Sports Radio’s Los Angeles studios, Jay Mohr Sports will debut on radio stations nationwide Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
“After spending the last 15 years guest hosting, I couldn’t be happier to get the opportunity to host my own show!” said Mohr. “I’m looking forward to talking sports, connecting with listeners, and interviewing amazing guests every day, while being a part of the FOX Sports Radio family. It was worth the wait.”
With a career that has spanned over three decades, Jay has always pushed himself to be more than just a comic. After landing his dream job of Saturday Night Live, and launching his career with Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire, he has become a best-selling author, appeared in more than 200 episodes of network television and starred in more than 25 feature films, working with a plethora of Academy Award-winning actors, including Christopher Walken, Renée Zellweger, Al Pacino, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ellen Burstyn, Forest Whitaker, Kim Basinger, Matt Damon, and Clint Eastwood.
“Jay has done a great job guest hosting for Premiere Sports and FOX Sports Radio’s flagship station AM570 FOX Sports LA, and I know his sense of humor and extensive sports knowledge will provide just what our listeners are looking for,” stated Carl Anderson, Executive Vice President of News, Talk and Sports Programming for Premiere Networks. “He’s a perfect addition to our leading, multi-platform, sports entertainment lineup.”
There you go.