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Fox Sports Radio
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Broadcast area United States
Canada
New Zealand
Branding Fox Sports Radio or simply FSR
Frequency Various AM/FM stations
XM142
First air date August 28, 2000
Format Sports Talk
Class Satellite-delivered radio network
Owner Premiere Radio Networks
Website Official site at foxsportsradio.com

Fox Sports Radio, abbreviated FSR, is an international radio network consisting of sports talk programming all day, every day. The network is a service of Premiere Radio Networks (a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications). Fox Sports itself has minimal control over the network; it is simply branded as such per a two-way marketing agreement. Premiere continues to keep the "Fox Sports" branding license from Fox Sports's parent company News Corporation.

The network is operated from the Premiere Radio Networks studios on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, California. Fox Sports personalities broadcast from studios across the country. FSR broadcasts 24/7 sports programming and airs Fox Sports News (sports headlines and highlights) every thirty minutes. The network is available on more than 290 affiliates across the United States and Canada, and can also be heard on XM Satellite Radio channel 142. FSR is broadcast in New Zealand on Radio Sport.

History

Launched on August 28, 2000, Fox Sports Radio had about 50 affiliates nationwide. Fox Sports Radio had a very quiet launch, as most of its affiliates in major markets were in contracts with ESPN Radio or Sporting News Radio as well as FSR, which made getting programs heard rather hard, as its few full time affiliates were mostly daytime only stations or had very weak signals at night. The Sports Fan Radio Network ceased operations shortly after FSR's initial launch, allowing former SFRN affiliates to join the new FSR rather easily. One of the hosts on the Sports Fan Radio Network, J. T. the Brick, also joined Fox Sports Radio shortly thereafter.

Because FSR is actually owned and controlled by Premiere Radio Networks and only uses the Fox name per a two-way marketing agreement with Fox, there is very little synergy between the two outfits, aside from certain personalities (such as Chris Myers) appearing on both. FSR is also granted unrestricted rights to use audio from any sports programming aired on Fox TV or FSN for highlights purposes. As of 2006, the only long-form program shared by FSR and Fox TV is Fox NFL Sunday. The network previously aired The Best of The Best Damn Sports Show Period on weekend mornings.

Eventually, as Clear Channel-owned sports stations began to drop ESPN Radio in favor of the new network, its affiliate base grew rapidly, from 50 stations to more than 280 stations and XM Satellite Radio throughout North America.

In early 2005, Fox Sports Radio began calling itself FSR on air, the same year Premiere's contract to use the name Fox Sports was due to expire, provoking many to think that a name change was in the works. As of 2007, the network is still officially called Fox Sports Radio, though in on-air imaging, it is being called FSR more often.

On January 20, 2009, in an effort to save money, FSR shook up its programming. Out of Bounds with Craig Shemon and James Washington was replaced with the Content Factory's The Dan Patrick Show in the 9 AM - 12 PM Eastern time slot. They also replaced the evening Gametime Live with Andrew Siciliano and Krystal Fernandez with KLAC's Petros and Money Show from 7 PM - 10 PM ET and The Third Shift on Fox with Ben Maller with Fox Sports Soup with Sam Betesh, a show that replays top segments from each of FSR's other shows that day from 2 AM - 6 AM Eastern time. The network does not broadcast first-run programming from Noon - 3 PM (Eastern) in recognition that most of its affiliates carry Premiere's The Jim Rome Show at that time. However in March 2010, Fox Sports Radio ran a special March Madness show in the timeslot for two weeks, making it the first time FSR has programmed the timeslot. Sean Farnham and John Fricke anchored the show on different days.

On August 10, 2009, after Sam Betesh left FSR, Fox Sports Soup was cancelled and the programming was changed again. The J. T. the Brick Show changed its airtime to 1 AM - 6 AM Eastern. (previously 10 PM - 2 AM). Ben Maller returned to FSR and now hosts a weekend show from 1 AM - 6 AM Eastern. FSR picked up the Content Factory's Into the Night with Tony Bruno for the 10 PM - 1 AM weeknight timeslot. In January 2010, Stephen A. Smith replaced Steve Czaban as FSR's morning drive-time host.

FSR also airs "Sports flashes"(currently dubbed "Fox Sports News") every 30 minutes at the top and bottom of the hour.

Partial station listings for Fox Sports Radio local affiliates

This listing of radio stations that are branded as Fox Sports Radio is an incomplete sampling of major/all markets in 2009.

Market Branding Special local programming notes
USA, Canada XM channel 142  
Birmingham, Alabama 690 the Sports Animal [1] Birmingham affiliate for the Atlanta Braves, Tennessee Titans and Alabama Crimson Tide football
Dothan, Alabama NewsTalk 1053 - The Voice [2] Partial affiliate. Weekends only. However, The Fox National Sports Report airs once an hour.
Florence, Alabama Fox Sports 1340 - The Ref [3] Flagship station for University of North Alabama Basketball and Muscle Shoals High School athletics.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada The Team 1260 [4] Partial affiliate for overnights
Flagstaff, Arizona Fox Sports Radio 1650 [5]
Phoenix, Arizona XTRA Sports 910 - The Valley's Sports Leader [6] Flagship station of the Phoenix Coyotes
Tucson, Arizona 1290 The Source[7] Flagship station of University of Arizona Wildcats football and men's basketball, Arizona Cardinals affiliate
Fort Smith, Arkansas 103.1 The Sports Hog [8] Arkansas Razorbacks, Dallas Cowboys, and Kansas City Royals affiliate station.
Bakersfield, California KHTY 970 FoxSports Radio [9] Los Angeles Lakers affiliate station.
Fresno, California Fox Sports Radio 1340 [10]
Lancaster, California KAVL 610 FoxSports Radio [11] High Desert affiliate for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles, California AM 570 KLAC [12] Fox Sports Radio's flagship; UCLA Bruins football and men's basketball flagship station
San Diego, California XTRA Sports 1360 [13]
San Francisco, California KNBR 1050 Flagship home of the San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors (only if Giants or 49ers game conflict), and San Jose Sabercats; The Dan Patrick Show at 12-3pm and into the night with Tony Bruno at 7-10pm
Denver, Colorado FM Sportsradio 104.3 the Fan Airs Fox Sports Radio from 9 PM - 5 AM daily.
Washington, DC Sportsradio 106.7 The Fan [14] Flagship for the Washington Wizards.
Wilmington, Delaware The Ticket 1290 [15] Wilmington Blue Rocks Baseball, Penn State Football
Fort Myers, Florida Fox Sports Radio 1200 [16] Affiliate for Florida State Seminoles football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and USF Bulls.
Inglis, Florida Fox Sports Radio 104.3 [17] Your source for sports in the Nature Coast.
Jacksonville, Florida AM 930 the Fox [18] Flagship station for the Florida Gators (football & basketball) and the Jacksonville Suns baseball team.
Panama City, Florida Fox Newsradio 94.5 WFLA [19] Airs FSR overnights.
Tallahassee, Florida 1270 The Team[20] Flagship station for Florida State and local affiliate for the Buccaneers.
Tampa, Florida 620 WDAE The Sports Animal [21] Flagship station for the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Gators (football & basketball), and Gametime Saturday Warm-Up with Steve "Big Dog" Deumig.
Atlanta, Georgia 790 The Zone [22] Flagship station for the Radio One-syndicated 2 Live Stews in afternoon drive. Only carries FSR 10P-5A.
Jesup, Georgia 1370 The BUZZ [23] All Sports All the Time--Atlanta Braves Baseball, Jacksonville Jaguars NFL, Georgia Tech--Rambling Wreck, Georgia Southern Eagles-- FSR 24/7 with Jim Rome 12-3.
Marion, Illinois WDDD-AM Your Teams, Your Backyard [24]
Bedford, Indiana 1340 [25] Partial affiliate
Indianapolis, Indiana SportsRadio WNDE [26]
Des Moines, Iowa Iowa's Sports Station 1460 KXNO [27] Kansas City Chiefs Affiliate Station
Baton Rouge, Louisiana WSKR The Score 1210 [28]
Lafayette, Louisiana Fox Sports 1520 [29]
Augusta, Maine Fox Sports Maine [30] University of Maine sports
Bangor, Maine WAEI/WAEI-FM University of Maine sports.
Portland, Maine WPEI Partial affiliate; overnights and weekends; mostly simulcast WEEI. Portland affiliate for the Boston Celtics.
Boston, Massachusetts WBZ-FM 98.5 [31] Became an FSR affiliate on November 2, 2009, when WEEI switched to ESPN Radio. Overnights and weekends. Flagship of the Boston Bruins and New England Patriots.
Dennis, Massachusetts SportsRadio 96.3 WEEI Cape Cod [32] Partial affiliate; overnights and weekends; mostly simulcast WEEI. Cape Cod affiliate for the Boston Celtics.
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 1280 WPKZ [33] Partial affiliate; nights and weekends. Fitchburg affiliate for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts AM 1420 WBEC Partial affiliate; nights and weekends. Pittsfield affiliate for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, and New England Patriots.
Springfield, Massachusetts SportsRadio 105.5 WEEI-FM Partial affiliate; overnights and weekends; mostly simulcast WEEI. Springfield affiliate for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.
Worcester, Massachusetts SportsRadio 1440 WEEI Partial affiliate; overnights and weekends; mostly simulcast WEEI. Worcester affiliate for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.
Detroit, Michigan Sports Radio 1130 WDFN [34]
Flint, Michigan Sports Extra 1330 WTRX [35]
Grand Rapids, Michigan West Michigan's Sports Leader WBBL-FM [36] West Michigan's home for the Tigers, Lions, Pistons, Red Wings, and Michigan State.
Muskegon, Michigan 97.5 The Champ [37] Full time FSR affiliate. Also, home to Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, and Pistons.
Minneapolis, Minnesota The Score 690 [38] Mostly airs FSR, with Scott Van Pelt's ESPN Radio show.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri KAPE Radio 1550 [39] Partial affiliate for overnights and weekends
Omaha, Nebraska Big Sports 590 [40] Omaha affiliate for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Creighton Bluejays College Basketball
Reno, Nevada Fox Sports 1450 [41]
Las Vegas, Nevada Fox Sports 920 [42]
Swanzey, New Hampshire WEEY 93.5 FM [43] Partial affiliate(weeknights 7 PM-6 AM, 24-hours on weekends(except for "The Press Box with Bob Lund" from 10 AM-Noon on Saturdays and "Total Fitness Zone with Elise Valentine and Acea Theroux" from 10 AM-Noon on Sundays & 6-8 PM on Wednesdays, "Talking Money with Steve and Cynthia" from 6-7 PM on Tuesdays and some local sports events)
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 1420 WASR [44] Partial affiliate; overnights and weekends. Affiliate for the Boston Red Sox.
Albuquerque/Rio Rancho, New Mexico FM Sports Radio 101.7 The Team [45] Affiliate of the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Dodgers,Denver Nuggets, APS Athletics, and The Dan Patrick Show. Home of Bob Brown and Mike Roberts.
Beacon, New York WBNR 1260 [46] Coverage of Army Football, Army baseball, hockey, basketball and Hudson Valley Renegades baseball.
Binghamton, New York 1430 The Team [47] Binghamton Senators flagship station
Buffalo, New York WECK AM 1230 [48]
Kingston, New York WGHQ 920 [49] Coverage of Army Football, Army baseball, hockey, basketball and Hudson Valley Renegades baseball.
Peekskill, New York WLNA 1420 [50] Coverage of Army Football, Army baseball, hockey, basketball and Hudson Valley Renegades baseball.
Rochester, New York Hot Talk 1280 WHTK [51]
Syracuse, New York SportsRadio 620 WHEN[52] Syracuse Crunch flagship station
Troy, New York Fox Sports Radio 980 [53] University of Albany football and basketball flagship station. New York Jets and New York Mets affiliate station.
High Point, North Carolina 790 The Ball [54] High Point University flagship station. Atlanta Braves affiliate station. NFL and NCAA Tournament games from Westwood One.
Bismarck, North Dakota Fox Sports Radio 1410 [55]
Akron, Ohio Fox Sports 1350 Flagship station for the Akron Aeros and Akron Zips football and basketball; split NASCAR affiliation with sister station WHLO.
Canton, Ohio 1480 WHBC [56] Canton affiliate for the Indians, Browns, Cavaliers and Buckeyes.
Cincinnati, Ohio 1530 Homer [57] Cincinnati Bengals flagship station, affiliate for University of Kentucky football and basketball.
Cleveland, Ohio AM 1540 KNR2 [58] Co-flagship station of the Lake Erie Monsters (with WKNR).
Columbus, Ohio Fox Sports Radio AM 1230 [59] Columbus affiliate for the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Elyria, Ohio AM 930 WEOL [60] Lorain County affiliate for the Indians, Browns, Cavaliers, and Buckeyes.
Toledo, Ohio Fox Sports Radio 1230 WCWA [61] Flagship station of the Toledo Mud Hens, Toledo affiliate for the Cleveland Indians (shared with sister station WSPD).
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Fox Sports Radio 1340 [62]
Tulsa, Oklahoma Sports Radio 1430 the Buzz [63] Tulsa affiliate for the Oklahoma Sooners and Tulsa Drillers
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Team 1200 [64] Partial affiliate for overnights
Portland, Oregon 95.5 The Game [65] Flagship station of the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks and Portland affiliate of the Seattle Seahawks
Allentown, Pennsylvania AM 1470 The Fox [66] Lehigh Valley affiliate for Philadelphia Phillies Baseball, plus local college football and basketball
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1460 the Ticket [67] Penn State Nittany Lions Men's and Women's Basketball, Cumberland Valley Eagles & Bishop McDevitt Crusaders High School Football, Flagship station for Harrisburg Senators Baseball, and Speaking of Sports w/ Jed Donahue from the Sports Jam Network
Lancaster, Pennsylvania Fox Sports 1490 [68] Lancaster Affiliate for Hershey Bears Hockey, Penn State Nittany Lions Football and a coaches show every Thursday during football season, and Penn State Men's and (some) Women's basketball games during the winter, and Flagship station for Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Fox Sports Radio 970 [69] Pittsburgh Steelers co-flagship station (shared with WDVE).
New Castle, Pennsylvania Fox Sports Radio 1280 Part of the Pittsburgh market, unrelated to Fox Sports Radio 970
Providence, Rhode Island SportsRadio 103.7 WEEI-FM Partial affiliate; overnights and weekends, mostly simulcast WEEI. Providence Friars men's basketball. Providence affiliate for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.
Knoxville, Tennessee WNML The Sports Animal [70] Tennessee Smokies Southern League Baseball affiliate station.
Alice, Texas Fox RADIO 1070[71] .
Austin, Texas 1300 The Zone

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Dallas, Texas 105.3 The Fan

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Houston, Texas 790 The Sports Animal [74]
San Antonio, Texas 760 The Ticket [75] .
Seattle, Washington 950 Sports Radio [76] Switched affiliation from ESPN Radio after 710 KIRO switched genres from news to sports and gained ESPN Radio affiliation. Also carries University of Washington Huskies Football and Basketball games.
Fairmont, West Virginia Fox Sports 920 AM [77] Also carries The Dan Patrick Show and The Jim Rome Show.
Appleton, Wisconsin AM 1570 and 95.3 FM The Score [78] Airs Milwaukee Bucks games and Marquette University basketball games.
Green Bay, Wisconsin 1440 WNFL [79] Airs Milwaukee Bucks games, Milwaukee Brewers weekday games, and local high school football & basketball play-by-play. Also features NFL Sunday double-headers, Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, and Saturday Night Football, games from Westwood One.
Madison, Wisconsin The Big 1070 [80]
Eau Claire, Wisconsin Sports Radio 1400 [81]
Richmond, Virginia Sports Radio 910 [82] Features every game of the Richmond Braves. Richmond affiliate of Virginia Tech sports, and the Washington Redskins.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 102.1 FM The Game [83] Area affiliate for play-by-play coverage of the Washington Redskins
Nashville, Tennessee 104.5 The Zone [84] Coverage of sports in Middle Tennessee as well as National broadcasts like Dan Patrick and Jim Rome.

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