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Jay Mohr Gratefully Stepping Into Jim Rome’s FOX Sports Radio Slot

This is an excellent fit, in no small part because over the years Jay Mohr has often filled in for the vacationing Jim Rome.

In a few weeks, when Rome officially wraps things up at FOX Sports Radio, the talented comedian and actor will take over Rome’s noon-to-3 p.m.-eastern national time slot. On KLAC AM 570, he will be heard between the PT hours of 9 a.m. and noon. As such, Jay Mohr Sports is sure to up the number of times a channeled Christopher Walken joins in as Monday morning quarterback. From today’s announcement:

Originating from FOX Sports Radio’s Los Angeles studios, Jay Mohr Sports will debut on radio stations nationwide Wednesday, January 2, 2013. “I’m looking forward to talking sports, connecting with listeners and interviewing amazing guests every day, while being a part of the FOX Sports Radio family,” said Mohr. “It was worth the wait…”

“Jay has done a great job guest hosting for Premiere Sports and FOX Sports Radio’s flagship station in LA,” stated Carl Anderson, executive vice president of news, talk and sports programming for Premiere Networks. “He’s a perfect addition to our leading, multi-platform, sports entertainment lineup.”

Via Twitter, Mohr confirmed today he will continue to do both stand-up and his podcast The Mohr Stories.

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