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FOX Sports Radio
Broadcast United States
Canada
Africa
Europe
Middle East
Branding FOX Sports Radio or simply FSR
Frequency Various AM/FM stations
XM 142
Afristar 501
First air date August 28, 2000
Format Sports Talk
Class Satellite-delivered radio network
Owner Premiere Radio Networks
Website FOX Sports's Website

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's simply branded as such per a 2-way marketing agreement.

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 & airs The FOX National Sports Report (sports headlines & highlights) every 20 minutes. The network is available on more than 290 affiliates across the United States & Canada & can also be heard on XM Satellite Radio ch. 142 & on WorldSpace Satellite Radio ch. 501 (Afristar satellite).

HistoryEdit

Launched on August 28 2000, FOX Sports Radio had about 50 affiliates nationwide. FOX Sports Radio had a very quiet launch, as most of it's 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 it's few full time affiliates were mostly daytime only stations or had very weak signals @ 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. 1 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 & controlled by Premiere Radio Networks & only uses the FOX name per a 2-way marketing agreement with FOX, there is very little synergy between the 2 outfits, aside from certain personalities (such as Chris Myers & Andrew Siciliano) 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 & 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, it's affiliate base grew rapidly, from 50 stations to more than 280 stations & 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's being called FSR more often. As of September 2007, the on air emphasis of the name has changed from "fox sports RADIO" to either "FOX sports radio", or more often, "FOX SPORTS radio". In addition, multiple promos mentioning FOX Sports.com & streaming audio on the FOX Sports site as well as mentioning TV indicates a possible shift in emphasis.

Partial station listings for FOX Sports Radio local affiliatesEdit

This listing of radio stations that are branded as FOX Sports Radio is an incomplete sampling of major/all markets in 2008.

FOX Sports Radio Station Listing
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 & 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.
Flagstaff, Arizona FOX Sports Radio 1650 [3]
Phoenix, Arizona XTRA Sports 910 - The Valley's Sports Leader [4]
Fort Smith, Arkansas 103.1 The Sports Hog [5] Arkansas Razorbacks, Dallas Cowboys & Kansas City Royals affiliate station.
Fresno, California FOX Sports Radio 1340 [6]
Lancaster, California KAVL 610 FOX Sports Radio [7] High Desert affiliate for the Los Angeles Dodgers & Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles, California AM 570 [8] Los Angeles Lakers flagship station, UCLA Bruins football & men's basketball flagship station
San Diego, California XTRA Sports 1360 [9]
San Francisco, California KNBR 1050 Flagship home of the San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors (only if Giants or 49ers game conflict) & San Jose Sabercats
Wilmington, Delaware The Ticket 1290 [10] Wilmington Blue Rocks Baseball & Penn State Football
Boca Raton, Florida WFTL 640 FOX Sports [11] Flagship for FAU & local affiliate for Florida State & Yankees (weekends only). FSR affiliate for both Miami & West Palm Beach markets.
Jacksonville, Florida AM 930 The Fox [12] Flagship station for the Florida Gators (football & basketball) & the Jacksonville Suns baseball team.
Tallahassee, Florida 1270 The Team [13] Flagship station for Florida State & local affiliate for the Buccaneers.
Tampa, Florida 620 WDAE The Sports Animal [14] Flagship station for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Gators (football & basketball) & Gametime Saturday Warm-Up with Steve "Big Dog" Deumig.
Atlanta, Georgia 790 The Zone [15] Flagship station for the Radio One-syndicated 2 Live Stews in afternoon drive. Only carries FSR 10P-5A.
Jesup, Georgia 1370 The BUZZ [16] 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 [17]
Bedford, Indiana 1340 [18] Partial affiliate
Indianapolis, Indiana SportsRadio WNDE [19]
Des Moines, Iowa Iowa's Sports Station 1460 KXNO [20] Kansas City Chiefs Affiliate Station
Baton Rouge, Louisiana WSKR The Score 1210 [21]
Lafayette, Louisiana Fox Sports 1520 [22]
Augusta, Maine FOX Sports Maine [23] University of Maine sports
Bangor, Maine WAEI/WABI Overnights & weekends, mostly simulcast WEEI
Boston, Massachusetts WEEI 850 AM [24] Partial Affiliate (1-6 AM & Weekend Nights 6 PM-6 AM)
Detroit, Michigan Sports Radio 1130 WDFN [25] Detroit Pistons flagship station
Flint, Michigan Sports Extra 1330 WTRX [26]
Cape Girardeau, Missouri KAPE Radio 1550 [27] Partial affiliate for overnights & weekends
Omaha, Nebraska Big Sports 590 [28] Omaha affiliate for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals & Creighton Bluejays College Basketball
Las Vegas, Nevada FOX Sports 1460 [29]
Nashua, New Hampshire/Manchester, New Hampshire The Game 900/1250 [30] Boston Red Sox affiliate
Binghamton, New York 1430 The Team [31] Binghamton Senators flagship station
Buffalo, New York WECK AM 1230 [32]
Rochester, New York Hot Talk 1280 WHTK [33]
Syracuse, New York SportsRadio 620 WHEN[34] Syracuse Crunch flagship station
Troy, New York FOX Sports Radio 980 [35] University of Albany football & basketball flagship station. New York Jets & New York Mets affiliate station.
Raleigh, North Carolina 850 The Buzz [36] Duke University football & basketball flagship station. Carolina Panthers affiliate station.
Bismarck, North Dakota FOX Sports Radio 1410 [37]
Akron, Ohio 1520 WJMP Akron's Home of FOX Sports Radio.
Canton, Ohio 1480 WHBC [38] Canton affiliate for the Indians, Browns, Cavaliers & Buckeyes.
Cincinnati, Ohio 1530 Homer [39] Cincinnati Bengals flagship station, affiliate for University of Kentucky football & basketball.
Cleveland, Ohio AM 1540 KNR2 [40] Co-flagship station of the Cleveland Gladiators & Lake Erie Monsters (with WKNR), Cleveland affiliate for Notre Dame Football.
Columbus, Ohio 103.9 Talk FM [41] Columbus affiliate for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Elyria, Ohio AM 930 WEOL [42] Lorain County affiliate for the Indians, Browns, Cavaliers & Buckeyes.
Toledo, Ohio FOX Sports Radio 1230 WCWA [43] 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 [44]
Tulsa, Oklahoma Sports Radio 1430 the Buzz [45] Tulsa affiliate for the Oklahoma Sooners & Tulsa Drillers
Portland, Oregon 95.5 The Game [46] Flagship station of the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks & Portland affiliate of the Seattle Seahawks
Allentown, Pennsylvania AM 1470 The Fox [47] Lehigh Valley affiliate for Philadelphia Phillies Baseball, + local college football & basketball
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1460 the Ticket [48] Penn State Nittany Lions Men's & Women's Basketball, Cumberland Valley Eagles & Bishop McDevitt Crusaders High School Football, Flagship station for Harrisburg Senators Baseball & Speaking of Sports w/ Jed Donahue from the Sports Jam Network
Lancaster, Pennsylvania FOX Sports 1490 [49] Lancaster Affiliate for Hershey Bears Hockey, Penn State Nittany Lions Football & a coaches show every Thursday during football season & Penn State Men's & (some) Women's basketball games during the winter & Flagship station for Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania FOX 970 [50] Pittsburgh Steelers flagship station.
Knoxville, Tennessee WNML The Sports Animal [51] Tennessee Smokies Southern League Baseball affiliate station.
Alice, Texas FOX Radio 1070 [52]
Dallas, Texas 105.3 The Fan [53]
Houston, Texas 790 The Sports Animal [54]
San Antonio, Texas 760 The Ticket [55]
Seattle/Tacoma, Washington FOX Sports 850 [56] Owned by religious broadcaster Salem Communications but LMA'd to Clear Channel as a sister station to KJR.
Green Bay, Wisconsin 1440 WNFL [57] Milwaukee Bucks affiliate station. Also features NFL Sunday Night Football & NFL Monday Night Football games from Westwood One.
Madison, Wisconsin FOX Sports Radio 100.5 [58] Features local high school sports play-by-play along with Marquette Golden Eagles college basketball + NFL, college football & basketball broadcasts from Westwood One.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin Sports Radio 1400 [59]
Richmond, Virginia Sports Radio 910 [60] Features every game of the Richmond Braves. Richmond affiliate of Virginia Tech sports & the Washington Redskins.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 102.1 FM The Game [61] Area affiliate for play-by-play coverage of the Washington Redskins
Nashville, Tennessee 104.5 The Zone [62] Coverage of sports in Middle Tennessee as well as National broadcasts like Dan Patrick & Jim Rome.

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