CBS Sports Radio Finalizes Lineup As Launch of Nationwide Network Approaches
Chris Moore And Brian Jones Named Weekday Evening Show Hosts, Debuting Live On Wednesday, January 2, 2013
CBS Sports Radio, the new around-the-clock national sports network, will begin broadcasting over the airwaves of more than 100 stations on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at 12:00AM Midnight, with Scott Ferrall’s “Ferrall on the Bench.” The network’s original programming will reach more than 10 million listeners upon launch. CBS Sports Radio will feature expert sports commentary and interviews with major sports figures, along with listener calls, fan interaction and hourly updates from well-known contributors.
Today, CBS Sports Radio announces veteran play-by-play announcer and experienced radio host Chris Moore, and former football player and current CBS Sports Network analyst Brian Jones, have been named as hosts of CBS Sports Radio’s evening show, rounding out the lineup of the network. The duo, who will be based out of a studio in Tribeca in New York City, will be heard on select stations, including WIP-AM (Philadelphia), WFOM-AM (Atlanta), WXYT-AM (Detroit), WJZ-AM (Baltimore), KJQS-AM (Salt Lake City), and WSJZ-FM (Orlando), weekdays from 6:00-10:00PM/EST on-air, streaming online and through the Radio.com application for mobile devices.
With the announcement of Moore and Jones, CBS Sports Radio has announced its full, comprehensive weekday schedule:
6:00-9:00AM: Tiki Barber, Brandon Tierney and Dana Jacobson
9:00AM-12:00Noon: John Feinstein
12:00Noon-3:00PM: Jim Rome
3:00-6:00PM: Doug Gottlieb
6:00-10:00PM: Chris Moore and Brian Jones
10:00PM-2:00AM: Scott Ferrall
2:00-6:00AM: Damon Amendolara
Eric Spitz, Director of Programming, CBS Sports Radio commented, “Chris and Brian make the perfect addition to our already stellar lineup at CBS Sports Radio. As soon as we heard the chemistry between Moore and Jones, we knew we had found both a winning formula, as well as our night show.” He added, “With their appointment, we are getting ready to kick off the network and give listeners a brand-new, one stop network for the latest sports news, covering local and national topics, with the most knowledgeable and experienced hosts, on a platform optimized for nationwide audience interaction.”
Chris Moore was most recently heard on Fox Sports Radio, where he served as a host since 2011. Prior to that, Moore spent three years as morning drive host on Sirius NFL Radio and time at ESPN working in both radio and television, in addition to serving as midday host on WQAM-AM, Miami while doing play-by-play for the Florida Panthers. He graduated from Ithaca College in 1980, and did play-by-play for Cornell football, hockey, and lacrosse shortly thereafter, before moving on to University of Wisconsin football and hockey 1988-1993. From 1993-1999, Moore was the play-by-play radio announcer for the New Jersey Devils. He also fills-in on New York’s WFAN.
Brian Jones joined CBS Sports Network in 2005 as a college football studio analyst. He brings a wealth of football knowledge to the Network, and is featured in a variety of studio shows, including the weekly INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL and THE TONY BARNHART SHOW and Saturday studio shows SEC POSTGAME SHOW PRESENTED BY GEICO and INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL EXTRA.
After a five year NFL career spent with the Indianapolis Colts (1991) and New Orleans Saints (1995-98), Jones returned to Texas to begin his sports broadcasting career. He hosted a daily radio show on Sports Radio 1300-AM The Zone, served as the Longhorn Sports Network's sideline reporter for all UT football games and hosted Longhorn Sports Center with Mack Brown and Rick Barnes. Jones also spent two years with Fox Sports Southwest.
Jones graduated with a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas-Austin. At Texas, he was an All-Southwest Conference Linebacker during his senior year in 1990. That season, Jones led the Longhorns with 116 tackles (71 solo) and five forced fumbles, helping Texas to a 10-2 record. Jones grew up in Lubbock, Texas and currently resides in Austin.