(January 3, 2012) The New Year may have just begun, but FOX Sports Radio already has exciting news to share.
STAA client Andy Furman, a veteran sports radio personality, will host the network’s new 6 – 9 a.m. ET/3 – 6 a.m. PT program “FOX Sports Daybreak” with former NFL defensive back Artrell Hawkins, beginning January 3, 2012.
Furman has been a fixture on the network for more than a year as host of a weekend show with former NFL All-Pro Lincoln Kennedy, in addition to filling in during various timeslots and day-parts. He will continue to host his Sunday evening program with Kennedy, which airs from 7 – 10 p.m. ET/4 – 7 p.m. PT.
“To work at FOX Sports Radio is the chance of a lifetime – I’m proud, excited and ready to provide the listeners with the best product possible,” Furman stated. “After working in local radio for many years in Cincinnati, this is a dream come true for me.”
Don Martin, Vice President/General Manager, FOX Sports Radio Network, echoes Furman’s sentiments. “We couldn’t be happier to have Andy and Artrell hosting our new morning drive program. The combination of a sports talk pro like Andy and a former professional football player like Artrell will be a great addition to our weekday lineup,” said Martin.
Furman, a native of Brooklyn, New York, has been a strong voice in the world of sports talk radio for more than 20 years, with much of that time spent in Cincinnati. He hosted “Sports Talk” on WLW-AM for 18 years, and was named the “number one sports talker” in Ohio by Ohio Magazine. Most recently, Furman hosted an afternoon drive show on “Real Talk 1160” WQRT-AM in Cincinnati.
Hawkins also spent much of his career in Cincinnati, where he played college football at the University of Cincinnati and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft. While in the NFL, he played cornerback and safety for the Bengals, Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots. Hawkins retired from the NFL in 2008 and, in addition to his new FOX Sports Radio duties, is a contributor for the Bengals Radio Network.