Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cincy Radio: Tracy Jones OUT At WLW

Tracy Jones and Eddie Fingers
High-profile Cincinnati radio talk show host Tracy Jones has been laid off by WLW 700 AM.

Tracy Jones, the former Cincinnati Reds outfielder who has co-hosted afternoons on WLW-AM for nearly 10 years, was laid off Friday, Sept. 8 by iHeartMedia. WVXU reporter John Kiesewetter cited "multiple sources."

Jones, 56, was paired with WEBN-FM morning host Eddie Fingers in 2008 to do the "Eddie & Tracy Show," which aired 3-6 p.m. weekdays, after humorist Gary Burbank retired. Jones also did a weekday feature called "Brennaman & Jones on Baseball," a recorded conversation with Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman that airs twice a day.

According to the Cincinnati Business Journal, Jones, who played six seasons (1986-91) for five Major League Baseball teams, hosted WLW-AM's "Extra Innings" Reds post-game shows on weekends for more than 10 years – and worked as an investment adviser and financial broker – before moving to afternoons.

Talk show host Bill Cunningham on his Monday afternoon show said Jones was let go from WLW-AM in "a corporate decision over which no one (at the station) had any control." Cunningham told listeners the decision to lay off Jones "had nothing to do with Tracy Jones."


  1. IHeart corporate moves continue to puzzle. Tracy will be missed!

  2. Listened to Burbank for years, thought no one could replace him. Listened to several different people while WLW was making decision. Turned out, I enjoyed listening to Eddie and Tracy! Never be the same..