Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Birmingham Radio: Finebaum Off Air, Looking For New Home

Paul Finebaum
Sports-talk radio host Paul Finebaum's contract with WJOX-FM expired Monday.

According to a story at, it remains unclear where Finebaum will go next, and when.

"The JOX Roundtable," with Ryan Brown, Jim Dunaway and Lance Taylor, previously aired weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will now air from 2 to 6 p.m., in Finebaum's former time slot.

"Same show as always, we just sleep later," Brown tweeted on his Twitter account earlier today.

WJOX 690 AM / 94.5 FM, which is owned by Cumulus Media, has removed all references to Finebaum and his show, "The Paul Finebaum Radio Network," from its website.

The Cox Media Group, which owns rival station WZNN ESPN 97.3 The Zone, has been publicly courting Finebaum since that station came on the air in August 2011. has learned that Finebaum is still exploring his options. Finebaum also has a three-month non-compete in the Birmingham market.

In recent weeks, Finebaum also has had talks with Sirius XM ESPN and CBS about joining their national radio networks, according to a profile in December's New Yorker magazine. Read More, Click Here.

Finebaum also has hired a new national agent, Nick Khan, whose clients include political commentator Keith Olbermann, CNN legal analyst Nancy Grace and ESPN sportscasters Hannah Storm and Kirk Herbstreit.

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