FOX Sports Radio Kicks Off 2021 Weekend Football Lineup
Joy Taylor, Covino & Rich and FOX Sports’ Big Noon Kickoff Among New Weekend Additions
FSR Now Features 16 Former NFL Players Every Weekend
LOS ANGELES, September 9, 2021– FOX Sports Radio (FSR), a division of Premiere Sports Network, today announced its weekend lineup for the 2021 football season. FSR’s new weekend roster features a diverse ensemble of sports entertainment personalities, former players and analysts dedicated to providing around-the-clock coverage, including live game-day reaction, analysis, and interviews.
Joy Taylor, co-host of the popular FOX Sports Radio/FS1 weekday program The Herd with Colin Cowherd, returns to FSR weekends on September 11 as host of The Joy Taylor Show. Airing from 2 - 4 p.m. ET each Saturday, Taylor’s distinctive opinions on the sports world will be on full display, in addition to conversations with insiders, players and experts.
On Sunday, September 12, a sports-focused version of the popular, long-running podcast/radio show Covino & Rich launches in the 8 - 11 p.m. ET timeslot. The duo will break down the weekend in football in their unique style.
A simulcast of FOX Sports’ Big Noon Kickoff also joins FSR’s Saturday lineup from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET. The program features college football legends Brady Quinn, and
Additionally, the FOX NFL Sunday and FOX NFL Kickoff simulcasts return home to FSR. Broadcasting live from 12 - 1 p.m. ET, FOX NFL Sunday is co-hosted by Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee with analysis from Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan, with reports from NFL insider Jay Glazer. Broadcasting Sundays at 11 a.m. ET, FOX NFL Kickoff is an hour-long program hosted by Charissa Thompson with analysts and contributors including Michael Vick, Dave Wannstedt, Charles Woodson and Peter Schrager.
Plus, Up On Game with LaVar Arrington, TJ Houshmandzadeh and Plaxico Burress returns for its first full football season in a new timeslot. Now airing from 12 - 2 p.m. ET on Saturdays, the program serves as a lead-in to The Joy Taylor Show. Each weekend, the trio of former professional football players takes on the latest hard-hitting sports topics, in addition to welcoming guests from the world of sports and entertainment.
With the addition of Big Noon Kickoff and return of FOX NFL Sunday and FOX NFL Kickoff, FSR’s weekend lineup features a total of 16 former NFL players every weekend, including: LaVar Arrington, TJ Houshmandzadeh, Plaxico Burress, Geoff Schwartz, Ephraim Salaam, Buck Brooks, Rich Ohrnberger, George Wrighster, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Michael Vick, Charles Woodson, Brady Quinn, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush.
“We’re thrilled to add Joy and Covino & Rich to what’s already the best live weekend sports roster in the game,” said Scott Shapiro, FOX Sports Radio Vice President of Sports Programming. “No matter what happens on the football field or beyond, FOX Sports Radio features instant reaction 24/7 with the most engaging and credible hosts in the space.”
Below is FSR’s daily lineup:
2am-6am ET/11am-3am PT The Jonas Knox Show
6am-10am ET/3am-7am PT The Fellas with Anthony Gargano
10am-12pm ET/7am-9am PT Big Noon Kickoff
12pm-2pm ET/9am-11am PT Up On Game with LaVar Arrington, TJ Houshmandzadeh and Plaxico Burress
2 pm-4pm ET/11am-1pm PT The Joy Taylor Show
4pm-7pm ET/1pm-4pm PT Steve Hartman & 8-year NFL veteran Geoff Schwartz
7pm-10pm ET/4pm-7pm PT Brian Noe & 13-Year NFL Veteran and NFC Champion Ephraim Salaam
10pm-2am ET/7pm-11pm PT Aaron Torres & Jason Martin
2am-3am ET/11pm-12am PT Straight Outta Vegas Weekend Ed. with Bernie Fratto
3am-6am ET/12am-3am PT Bernie Fratto
6am-9am ET/3am-6am PT Andy Furman & Brian Noe
9am-11am ET/6am-8am PT Mike Harmon & 5-Year NFL Cornerback Bucky Brooks
11am-12pm ET/8am-9am PT FOX NFL Kickoff Simulcast
12pm-1pm ET/9am-10am PT FOX NFL Sunday Simulcast
1pm-5pm ET/10am-2pm PT Steve Hartman & 6-Year NFL Veteran Rich Ohrnberger
5pm-8pm ET/2pm-5pm PT Dan Beyer & 6-Year NFL Tight End George Wrighster
8pm-11pm ET/5pm-8pm PT Covino & Rich
11pm-2am ET/8pm-11pm PT Arnie Spanier & Chris Plank
Monday through Friday
6am-9am ET/3am-6am PT Outkick The Coverage
9am-12pm ET/6am-9am PT The Dan Patrick Show
12pm-3pm ET/9am-12pm PT The Herd with Colin Cowherd
3pm-6pm ET/12pm-3pm PT The Doug Gottlieb Show
6pm-7pm ET/3pm-4pm PT Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell
7pm-10pm ET/4pm-7pm PT The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
10pm-2am ET/7pm-11pm PT The Jason Smith Show with Mike Harmon
2am-6am ET/11pm-3am PT The Ben Maller Show
For more information, please visit www.FOXSportsRadio.com. For affiliations, please call Kurt Kretzschmar at 602-206-5542.
About Joy Taylor
Joy Taylor co-hosts The Herd with Colin Cowherd, which airs weekdays on FOX Sports Radio, FS1, and iHeartRadio, and the popular Maybe I’m Crazy podcast. Taylor joined FOX Sports in March 2016 for the launch of Skip and Shannon: Undisputed and served as the moderator on the debate show until July 2018. Prior to joining FOX Sports, Taylor spent the previous five years in Miami radio, including a successful three-year stint at 790 AM The Ticket, where she was co-host for the station’s top-rated morning-drive program, Zaslow and Joy Show, after starting with the station as the show’s executive producer. Taylor also served as the host of Thursday Night Live and Fantasy Football Today on CBSSports.com.
About Covino and Rich
Hosted by Steve Covino & Rich Davis, the Covino & Rich show debuted in 2004 on what was then Sirius’ Maxim Radio. Covering lifestyle, relationships, comedy, sports and music, the popular program aired on SiriusXM for 16 years, and moved to a Patreon subscription format in March 2021. Covino & Rich also previously aired on ESPN and SNY, the NBC sports affiliate in New York City. A defender of New Jersey, and a proud Yankees fan, Covino has a passion for rock music, bringing that to life every night as the host of SiriusXM Turbo 41. He also hosts weekend mornings on Ozzy’s Boneyard - SiriusXM channel 38. Covino previously worked at WXRK-FM in New York City. Rich is one of the lead voices in pop music for SiriusXM, with hosting duties on their Pop2K channel, Hits 1 and The Pulse channels. His resume includes stints at iHeartMedia’s Z100/WHTZ in New York, Q102/WIOQ in Philadelphia and HOT 107.9/WWHT in Syracuse. For more information, please visit https://covinoandrich.com/.
About FOX Sports Radio
The FOX Sports Radio Network, based in Los Angeles, Calif., is a division of Premiere Sports Network in partnership with FOX Sports. All entities have combined their considerable resources to develop a turnkey, personality driven sports programming network for radio stations nationwide. The FOX Sports Radio Network reaches nearly 15 million monthly listeners on more than 600 radio stations, and can also be heard on iHeartRadio and FOXSportsRadio.com. Fans can also follow the network on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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