CBS Sports Radio today announced it has named Scott Ferrall as host of the network’s weekday evening program. Broadcast live from 10:00PM-2:00AM, ET “Ferrall on the Bench” will take listeners through the day’s headlines and most talked about topics in sports, generate spirited discussions with callers, and conduct captivating interviews with a variety of special guests.
CBS Sports Radio will make its 24/7 debut on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. It was previously announced that The Jim Rome Show will be broadcast weekdays from 12:00Noon-3:00PM and Doug Gottlieb will serve as host of afternoons (3:00-6:00 PM, ET) on CBS Sports Radio.
“Scott is widely recognized as having set the standard for what a successful national evening sports radio show should be,” said Eric Spitz, Director of Programming, CBS Sports Radio. “He’s got an amazing knowledge of sports that rivals even the most noted experts, and with his fast paced style of high octane sports talk, listeners and our affiliates are guaranteed to get the very best program each and every night.”
Added Ferrall, “The time I previously spent with CBS RADIO was one of the highlights of my career and I am honored to come back and expand on what we started. Sports talk is what I know – and I also know there’s no other subject that ignites such passion from the listening audience. CBS Sports Radio is going to be THE place where fans can get the hard truth and voice their opinions loudly.”
The following stations will be among those broadcasting Ferrall on the Bench:
KTCT-AM San Francisco
WJFK-FM Washington, D.C.
CBS Sports Radio will offer around-the-clock national sports coverage and programming, harnessing the power and resources of CBS RADIO and the award-winning CBS Sports. High-profile personalities from CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network and CBSSports.com will play a prominent role on CBS Sports Radio which will reach more than 10 million listeners when it debuts. Original programs across multiple weekday and weekend time periods will feature expert sports commentary and interviews with major sports figures along with listener calls and fan interaction. Cumulus Media Networks serves as the exclusive syndicator and sales partner for CBS Sports Radio.
Ferrall joins CBS Sports Radio from SiriusXM where for the past seven years he has hosted “The Scott Ferrall Show.” His background includes extensive experience across radio, television and online, both nationally and locally. He has worked for SportsNet New York, several NHL properties, FOX Sports Radio, and Sportsfan Radio Network, as well as major market stations in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami and Pittsburgh.