August 16, 2012





NFL MVP Will Provide Weekday Morning Features For The “CBS SPORTS MINUTE”

As Well As Serve As Senior NFL Analyst For The Newly-Created Network


             CBS Sports Radio today announced leading television analyst and radio host Boomer Esiason will play a key role in the network’s programming when it launches in September on at least 90 stations nationwide.  The 14-year veteran and NFL Most Valuable Player will deliver commentary and updates on the current headlines during the CBS SPORTS MINUTE.  Additionally, Esiason will provide unique insight and opinion as CBS Sports Radio’s Senior NFL Analyst.


Esiason will be heard weekday mornings near the top of the hour from 6:00-10:00AM on CBS Sports Radio stations, including premier outlets WFAN in New York, WSCR in Chicago, KNBR in San Francisco and WIP-FM in Philadelphia, among others.  Audiences across the country will also hear directly from Esiason throughout the NFL season as he weighs in on players, coaches, upcoming match-ups, and the day’s trending topics.  He will similarly be available to CBS Sports Radio stations as the news warrants in the pre- and off-season.


             Esiason is entering his 11th year as a studio analyst for THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show.  He also co-hosts morning drive on 660 Sports Radio WFAN in New York with Craig Carton – the team will celebrate their fifth anniversary with the station in September.  As one of the most successful quarterbacks in the history of the NFL, Esiason quarterbacked the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals during his career, and reached many milestones, including being named the 1988 NFL MVP, earning two Pro Bowl bids, and leading the Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII.


             “I’ve been fortunate to find a career that allows me to interact with fans who are just as passionate about sports as I am,” said Esiason.  “I am thrilled to be taking on this new opportunity, which not only gives me the platform to discuss football, but a forum to voice my opinion on a variety of different topics in the world of sports.”


             CBS Sports Radiowill offer around-the-clock national sports coverage and programming from a variety of esteemed hosts and well-known industry experts. The network harnesses the power and resources of CBS RADIO and the award-winning CBS Sports.  High-profile personalities from CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network and will play a prominent role on CBS Sports Radio which will reach more than 10 million listeners when it debuts next month.


Cumulus Media, the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the United States, is CBS Sports Radio’s exclusive syndicator and sales partner to secure affiliate agreements and ad sales with radio stations across the country.  In addition, Cumulus will make CBS Sports Radio programming available on 67 of its owned stations.


Throughout his career, Esiason, along with his wife, Cheryl, has been a committed and very active participant in many charitable causes, including the Boomer Esiason Foundation, founded in 1993 to fight cystic fibrosis after his son, Gunnar, was diagnosed with the disease.


For more information on CBS Sports Radio click here.


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CBS Sports Radio Contact:

Karen L. Mateo