As it attempts to revamp its efforts to take on sports media giant ESPN, Fox Sports Radio has overhauled its lineup and added Chicagoan Mike North to its regular weekday morning lineup and ousted media veteran Pat O'Brien from his afternoon show.
According to a release from Fox Sports Radio, the new national talk show lineup will be in place by Jan. 6, although North has is already co-hosting the morning show. North had been hosting a weekend show on Saturday and Sundays on Fox Sports Radio, and now Artrell Hawkins is out at Fox.
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Here's a glance the new lineup:
• 5-8 a.m. CST: Andy Furman and Mike North
• 8-11 a.m.: Dan Patrick
• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Jay Mohr Sports
• 2-5 p.m.: TBA
• 5-9 p.m.: JT The Brick & Tomm Looney (moving from overnights)
• 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Jason Smith (formerly of ESPN Radio)
• 1-5 a.m.: Ben Maller (moving from weekend overnights)
According to multiple reports, the afternoon show "Fox Sports Primetime" with Pat O'Brien and Steve Hartmann is out after three years, and the evening show with hosts Petros Papadakis & Matt Smith will become local shows at originating station "AM 570" KLAC in Los Angeles. Also losing a spot at Fox Sports Radio is former Olympic swim champ Amy Van Dyken, who had been co-hosting late nights with Rob Dibble.