A major change is taking place at FOX Sports Radio. Premiere Networks and Jay Mohr have mutually agreed to part ways effective immediately. Mohr had been a member of the FOX Sports Radio network since December 2012. He initially took over middays when Jim Rome left for CBS, and was moved to afternoons in October 2014.
Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks, stated: “When we partnered to launch Jay Mohr Sports, we aimed to create something truly different – a fusion of comedy, sports and entertainment – and it was very successful. We’re proud of what we accomplished together and wish Jay the best of luck as he focuses on the next chapter of his entertainment career.”
Jay Mohr added: “I’ve always loved radio, and having a national platform to share my brand of sports talk and comedy was an incredible experience. I loved interacting with the fans, athletes and sports figures over the past three years, but it’s become difficult to juggle the commitment of a three-hour weekday radio show with a film and TV career, stand-up comedy shows, as well as time with my family. It was a tough decision to leave radio, but I appreciate all the support from the team at FOX Sports Radio and Premiere Networks, as well as the listeners and fans.”
A new sports talk program will be announced soon for the Monday through Friday, 3-6p ET timeslot. Sources say the network plans to feature a “name talent” in the timeslot. In the interim, Dan Beyer and Jonas Knox will step in assure FSR’s afternoon programming remains stellar.