Press Release

Posted by Amanda DeCastro on August 8, 2013

Paul Finebaum National Show Debuts August 12; Cumulus Media Networks Selected by ESPN for Terrestrial Radio Distribution

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13070077LLU_ERO_PRF_Paul FinebaumThe Paul Finebaum Show will debut on Monday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. ET.  The four-hour daily program, produced by ESPN Radio, will showcase Finebaum’s compelling opinions and deep knowledge of the SEC as well as his interaction with his passionate callers, many of whom have followed him for years.

Finebaum, considered a leading sports authority in the South and the “Voice of the SEC,” will be based in ESPN’s Charlotte, N.C. studios.

Cumulus Media Networks Distribution

ESPN Audio has selected Cumulus Media Networks to secure terrestrial radio distribution for Finebaum’s show.

ESPN affiliated stations in every market will have the first opportunity to carry the show. His former home station in Birmingham, Ala., WJOX 94.5 FM, as well as WAPI 100.5 FM, will offer the show.  His previous show attracted nearly a quarter of the adult male listeners in Birmingham, ESPN’s highest-rated college football television market the past several years.

ESPN Audio is overseeing satellite and digital distribution.

Paul Finebaum on ESPN

Finebaum will appear on a variety of other ESPN shows and outlets, including SportsCenter, College Football Live, College GameDay and in ESPN The Magazine.  Starting in August 2014, when the  SEC Network launches, a television simulcast of Finebaum’s radio show will anchor the network’s afternoon lineup.

About Cumulus Media Networks

Cumulus Media Networks has more than 5,500 affiliate radio stations reaching 129 million listeners in the 12+ demographic each week. Programs and services include ABC News Radio, The Mark Levin Show, The Mike Huckabee Show, The Huckabee Report, The Savage Nation, Geraldo, Imus in the Morning, The John Batchelor Show, Red Eye Radio,MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker, The Larry Kudlow Show, Radio Perez with Perez Hilton, Kidd Kraddick in the MorningAmericanCountry Countdown with Kix Brooks and The Daly Download with Carson Daly. Other Cumulus Media Networks services include advanced digital media platforms with online interactive advertising; CBS Sports Radio; streaming audio and podcasts; format-specific ePrep; production libraries; and nine 24-hour formats including Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel and ABC Sports Radio. Cumulus Media Networks en Español includes leading Spanish-language programming such as Conexión Thalia.

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