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Jim Rome Moving to Mighty 1090AM

With Jim Rome‘s replacement officially announced, the media giant formally announced his move to CBS Sports Radio starting Jan. 2.

That leaves just one problem for Los Angeles.

There’s not exactly a local affiliate carrying Rome’s syndicated talk show yet.

Your best bet is tuning in to the Mighty 1090AM based out of San Diego.

Other local options include KVEN-AM (Ventura), KRAK-AM (Riverside), and KAVL-AM (Lancaster/Palmdale).

Rome also shared with his audience that his new Showtime series was picked up for a second season and is moving from weekly to monthly in 2013.

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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…”

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Jim Rome Going All Out for Showtime Debut

Looking to make a splash in his Showtime debut, Jim Rome is digging deep in his athlete and celebrity Rolodex for the one-hour premiere of Jim Rome on Showtime.

Kobe Bryant, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Perry and Peter Guber will all sit down with Rome on Wednesday to discuss a wide variety of topics within the sports and entertainment industry.

Not bad, Rome. Not bad.

He will complete his move to the CBS family when his nationally syndicated radio show makes the move to CBS Radio starting in January.

Jim Rome On Showtime Premieres Nov. 21

Get ready for more Jim Rome on your television.

In addition to his daily sports show on CBS Sports Network, Rome will also be on Showtime as the host of Jim Rome On Showtime starting on November 21st at 10 p.m. ET/PT. According to Showtime, the one-hour show, filmed in Los Angeles, will “showcase Rome’s trademark style and opinions that have made him one of the most famous and outspoken sports broadcasters of his generation.”

“We’ve been very focused on increasing the amount and profile of sports programming on our air at SHOWTIME,” said David Nevins, president of entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.  “Jim Rome is someone I’ve listened to for years; he is one of the top voices in the American sports world, and bringing him to the network in a fresh and premium format is a key part of accomplishing that goal.”

Jim Rome’s Filly Wins Breeders Cup Turf Sprint

Nationally syndicated talk show host Jim Rome has had quite the list of accomplishments over his 20-plus-year career.

He can now add Breeders Cup winner to the list.

Rome’s filly, Mizdirection, won the $1 million Turf Sprint on Saturday at Santa Antita Park.

Coming into the race, Mizdireciton was a 20:1 underdog before eventually falling to single digits.

The rich get richer.

Jim Rome’s Interview with NBA Commish Turns Ugly

Things got testy Wednesday morning when nationally syndicated sports talk show host Jim Rome asked NBA commissioner David Stern if the league’s draft lottery is fixed.

(The NBA owns the New Orleans Hornets — the team that won the top overall pick in the draft.)

When Rome questioned Stern about a possible fix, the snarky commish snapped back with the rhetorical question, “Have you stopped beating your wife yet?”

Awkward pause.

Stern went on to take cheap shots at Rome’s professional career before eventually saying “he had to go call someone important like Stephen A. Smith now.”

Shots. Fired.

Jim Rome Has No Regrets About Leaving ESPN

Nationally syndicated sports talk show host Jim Rome rolled the dice earlier this year, walking away from Jim Rome is Burning on ESPN for a deal with CBS Sports/Showtime.

Six weeks after the premiere of Rome on the CBS Sports Network, the “King of Smack” told media reporter Ed Sherman that he has no regrets about his decision to leave:

Do people still say to you, ‘You’re crazy, why did you leave ESPN?

Yeah, little bit. Once in a while. It’s not just the one show. It’s the whole platform. It’s been great. They were very good to me at ESPN. I had a great run there. CBS has been awesome. It’s a great company to work for. They give me a lot of support. I’ve never once looked back.

It’s a big picture thing. I’m not so locked in that it’s just the TV show. I’m reaching so many different places across the platforms. Once I made the decision, once I’m in, I’m all in. It might sound trite, but I’m trying to do the best TV show I can do every single day. That’s what I’m focused on. It’s going to take some time. As long as I can do a TV show I’m proud of, that’s the only thing that matters.

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Jim Rome Debuts on the CBS Sports Network

Jim Rome‘s new show Rome made its debut on the CBS Sports Network last night. CBS bragged to the AP about the coast-to-coast billboard marketing campaign they bought to promote the show. But, to be honest, we didn’t see any of that. We didn’t even hear about the show until this morning. And only then because Deadspin wrote about how bad it was.

Tom Leykis Tops FishbowlLA Media Personality Searches

It’s always fun to dive into Google Analytics and ascertain how readers are coming to this site via “organic search.” For the year 2012, so far, here are the five most clicked-through media personality queries:

1) Tom Leykis: With the former KLSX 97.1 star’s Internet relaunch fast approaching, our exclusive interview continues to pull in solid daily traffic.

2) Jason Whitlock: Never a dull moment on Twitter with this Fox Sports reporter. Our coverage of his February apology for a Jeremy Lin tweet brought in lots of eyeballs.

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Jim Rome Will Be Busy at CBS

Jim Rome is officially leaving ESPN for a new gig on the CBS Sports Network. Rome had chairman of CBS Sports Sean McManus on his radio show today to speak about the details of the new deal. And it sounds like they plan on working Rome to death.

Not only will Rome bring his weekday TV show to CBS Sports Network, he will be involved in live football, Final Four, and U.S. Open tennis coverage. McManus also says the bank vault is open for Rome to become Showtime’s “marquis sports property.”

Expect to see Rome heavily featured in this year’s Super Bowl coverage. His TV show, meanwhile, will make its CBS debut on April 3.

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