Jim Rome To Leave Premiere Radio For Deal With CBS Sports Radio
Syndicated radio host Jim Rome "is finalizing a deal with CBS Radio, which is expected to use his show as the cornerstone for CBS Sports Radio, the new national sports radio network slated to launch on Jan. 2," according to Nellie Andreeva of DEADLINE.com. Rome’s "Jim Rome Show," which airs weekdays 12:00-3:00pm ET, has been "syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks since 1996." The new agreement "follows Rome’s deal with CBS in January." The pact with CBS Radio "brings Rome's radio and TV endeavors under the same roof and makes him one of CBS' top sports personalities across all media" (DEADLINE.com, 8/29).
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