Clay Travis says Bomani Jones’ radio show was canceled by ESPN because it was hemorrhaging affiliates. Others say Jones asked for the show to end. Regardless, ESPN Radio is changing direction in afternoon drive.
Jones’ show has occupied the 4p-7p ET time slot since September 2015. He joined ESPN Radio in March 2015, hosting evenings. His ascension at the network over the past two years has included an increased presence on television. A new daily show featuring Jones and Pablo Torre is expected to debut this spring.
According to reports, Jones’ television duties have nothing to do with this decision. Bomani remains interested in creating a daily show, except his belief is that presenting his show in podcast form would be better for him and his fans as opposed to terrestrial radio. No word yet on what the network will offer in afternoons as a permanent replacement.