CBS Sports Radio names more talent

By on Aug, 23 2012 with Comments 0

CBS RadioCBS Sports Radio named a diverse roster of highly recognizable personalities to deliver the CBS Sports Minute beginning on 9/4.  The sixty-second commentaries can be heard near the top of every hour (weekdays, 6:00AM-7:00PM) on the close to 90 affiliated stations of the network including outlets in nine of the Top 10 markets.

BOOMER ESIASON: Esiason is entering his 11th year as a studio analyst for THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show.  He also co-hosts morning drive on 660 Sports Radio WFAN in New York with partner Craig Carton.  As one of the most successful quarterbacks in the history of the NFL, Esiason quarterbacked the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals during his career, and reached many milestones, including being named the 1988 NFL MVP, earning two Pro Bowl bids, and leading the Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII.

JOHN FEINSTEIN: Feinstein is the bestselling author of One on One, Moment of Glory, Are You Kidding Me? (with Rocco Mediate), Living on the Black, Tales from Q School, Last Dance, Next Man Up, Let Me Tell You a Story (with Red Auerbach), Caddy for Life, Open, The Punch, The Last Amateurs, The Majors, A March to Madness, A Civil War, A Good Walk Spoiled, A Season on the Brink, Play Ball, Hard Courts, and six sports mystery novels for young readers. He writes for the Washington Post, Washingtonpost.com, Golf Digest, and Golf World, and is a regular commentator on the Golf Channel.

DOUG GOTTLIEB: Gottlieb recently signed a multi-platform agreement with CBS and will contribute to CBS Sports Radio, CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network and www.cbssports.com.  Prior to joining CBS, he was a college basketball analyst on ESPN and host of The Doug Gottlieb Show on ESPN Radio.  Gottlieb also co-hosted a midday sports talk show at WWLS-AM in Oklahoma City, Okla.  He was a college basketball point guard at Notre Dame and Oklahoma State, and was graduated with a marketing degree from Oklahoma State in 2000, holding every assists record at OSU and in the Big 12 Conference.  Gottlieb is tenth all-time in assists in NCAA history.

TOM TOLBERT: A former NBA power forward, Tolbert is in his 16th year working as an afternoon talk show host at KNBR radio in San Francisco. He has also served as a color commentator for NBA telecasts on NBC, ABC and ESPN, and was nominated for an Emmy in 2002.  In 2003, Tolbert was on the team that called the NBA Finals. He played college basketball at UC Irvine and Cerritos College before transferring to the University Arizona helping lead the Wildcats to an appearance in the 1988 Final Four.  Tolbert was a second round draft pick of the Charlotte Hornets, and spent seven seasons playing for a number of NBA teams, including the Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers.

CBS Sports Radio will offer around-the-clock national sports coverage and programming, harnessing the power and resources of CBS Radio and CBS Sports.  High-profile figures from CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network and CBSSports.com will play a prominent role on CBS Sports Radio which will reach more than 10 million listeners at launch.  The 24/7 all-sports talk radio lineup debuts on 1/2/13.  Original programs across multiple weekday and weekend time periods will feature expert sports commentary and interviews with major sports figures along with listener calls and fan interaction.  Cumulus Media Networks serves as the exclusive syndicator and sales partner for CBS Sports Radio.

The following stations in the Top 10 markets will broadcast the CBS Sports Minute:

WFAN-AM (New York)

WSCR-AM (Chicago)

KNBR-AM (San Francisco)

KRLD-FM (Dallas)

KILT-AM (Houston)

WJFK-FM (Washington, D.C.)

WIP-FM (Philadelphia)

WZGC-FM (Atlanta)

WBZ-FM (Boston)

About The Author: Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.

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