Oct 022014
 
Mississippi Territory

The Mississippi Territory

“Oh yeah, I laid in bed two days after that…”- “Randy In Mobile”

What we learned on Finebaum today:

On March 1, 1817, President James Monroe signed an act admitting Mississippi to The Union.  The western part of the Mississippi Territory became a state, and the eastern half became the Alabama Territory. In December of 1817, Mississippi became a state. Alabama followed in 1819.

Who said The Finebaum Show wasn’t educational?

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Oct 182013
 

From UtK.edu.

College of Communication and Information Dean Mike Wirth (left) with Paul Finebaum. College of Communication and Information Dean Mike Wirth Paul Finebaum

College of Communication and Information Dean Mike Wirth (left) with Paul Finebaum.

He has been called the “Voice of the SEC,” one of the most powerful people in sports media, the “King of the South,” and the “Oprah Winfrey of college football.”

Now, Paul Finebaum can be called a University of Tennessee accomplished alumnus.

The 1978 political science graduate was honored with the Accomplished Alumni Award, which recognizes notable alumni for their success and distinction within their field.

Finebaum, considered the leading sports authority in the South, joined ESPN in 2013. He does a regional radio show from Charlotte, North Carolina, and appears on a variety of other ESPN shows and outlets, including SportsCenter, College Football Live, College GameDay, and in ESPN The Magazine. In August 2014, when ESPN’s SEC Network launches, a television simulcast of Finebaum’s radio show will anchor the network’s afternoon lineup.

Prior to joining ESPN, he served as host of the Paul Finebaum Radio Network, which was syndicated on stations throughout the south including Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee and heard nationally on Sirius XM Radio.

Finebaum’s work has earned him more than 250 national, regional, and local sports writing awards including being named one of Sports Illustrated‘s Most Powerful People in Sports Media in 2013, one of The Tennessean‘s Top SEC Power Brokers in 2002, and one of the Orlando Sentinel‘s 10 most powerful people in the SEC in 2009. Finebaum has been profiled in publications such as The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal and the book, Great Call: Why the Finebaum Show is America’s Barbershop. He also has written two books, The Worst of Paul Finebaum and Finebaum Said and is currently working on a book about his career for HarperCollins Publishers.

Finebaum’s award was presented by College of Communication and Information Dean Mike Wirth at a small alumni event at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.

“I graduated with a degree in political science but it was the classes I took in the College of Communication and Information and my experience working at the Daily Beacon that helped me to develop the skills that got me where I am today,” said Finebaum. “I am very honored and grateful to receive the Accomplished Alumni Award. It has brought this proud UT graduate closer to his alma mater.”

Finebaum joins a variety of outstanding alumni who have been featured through the Accomplished Alumni program, including CEOs of major corporations, Olympians, authors, lawyers, musicians, US ambassadors, and civic leaders.

To view other Accomplished Alumni, visit the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development.

Oct 112013
 

Paul Finebaum: 10/11 – Hr. 1

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Paul Finebaum previews Week 7 of the CFB season with Mark Schlabach and discuses Jadeveon Clowney and Bristol Motor Speedway hosting Virgina Tech/Tennessee.

Paul Finebaum: 10/11 – Hr. 2

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Paul Finebaum chats with Bernie Miklasz about Missouri’s undefeated start and Chuck Carlton (Dallas Morning News) about the Red River Rivalry and what’s next for Texas.

Paul Finebaum: 10/11 – Hr. 3

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Paul Finebaum discusses Week 7 of the college football season and takes questions from callers.

Paul Finebaum: 10/11 – Hr. 4

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Paul Finebaum previews this weekend’s SEC games with College Football News’ Russ Mitchell and chats with ESPN GameDay’s Lee Fitting about Oregon-Washington.

Oct 102013
 

Paul Finebaum: 10/10 – Hr. 1

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Paul Finebaum chats with Doug Lesmerises (Cleveland Plain Dealer) on why Urban Meyer’s Ohio State, in recruiting and on the field, might be the best candidate to beat Alabama.

Paul Finebaum: 10/10 – Hr. 2

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Paul Finebaum and ESPN’s Brock Huard preview the Alabama vs. Kentucky match up and run down other big games in the SEC this week.

Paul Finebaum: 10/10 – Hr. 3

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Paul Finebaum chats with Dr. Robert Khayat (Former Chancellor, University of Mississippi), Bill Hancock (Executive Director of BCS), and Kirk Herbstreit about Week 7 of CFB.

Paul Finebaum: 10/10 – Hr. 4

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Paul Finebaum chats with Todd McShay, Trevor Matich, Gary Danielson, and Brett McMurphy about Week 7 of the college football season.

Oct 092013
 

Paul Finebaum: 10/9 –  Hr. 1  PlayDownload

Paul Finebaum talks to Dr. Robert Khayat, former University of Mississippi Chancellor, about Khayat’s new book and ESPN’s Joe Tessitore about Michigan-Penn State.

Paul Finebaum: 10/9 – Hr. 2  PlayDownload

Paul Finebaum discusses the Red River Rivalry with Jim Ross (Former broadcaster, WWE Wrestling Hall of Fame), and previews the Missouri/Georgia game with Tom Luginbill.

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Paul Finebaum: 10/9 – Hr. 3 PlayDownload

Paul Finebaum talks to USA Today’s Brent Schrotenboer about the friendship between Nick Saban and Mark Emmert and previews Week 7’s games with ESPN’s Chris Fallica.

Paul Finebaum: 10/9 – Hr. 4 PlayDownload

Paul Finebaum chats with Kirk Herbstreit about how the Pac-12 is closing the gap with the SEC and more.

Oct 062013
 
Paul Finebaum from TheState.com

Paul Finebaum from TheState.com

From TheState.com by Bob Gillespie.

CHARLOTTE — For perhaps the first (and only) time in his adult life, Paul Finebaum says, he found himself struck speechless.

It was the evening of the 2009 BCS National Championship game, immediately after Alabama had defeated Texas in the Rose Bowl for the first of what would be three national titles in four seasons for the Crimson Tide. It was also about to become “one of the great experiences I’ve had covering sports,” Finebaum said.

For most of his three decades as a sports columnist and talk show host in Birmingham, Ala., Finebaum had been the outsider, the antagonist, the bomb-thrower when it came to the Crimson Tide – and for Auburn and most of the other teams and coaches in the Southeastern Conference, too. Now, suddenly, it seemed almost as if he were part of Alabama coach Nick Saban’s staff.

“Fans in the parking lot were hugging me, thanking me,” he said, sitting in an empty radio studio at the Charlotte headquarters of ESPNU, which will be the future home base for the SEC Network, and where Finebaum will be a central figure when the network launches in August 2014. “At the hotel, bell captains were screaming ‘Roll Tide!’ at me. And when I got home … suddenly I was being embraced, and I’d never had that before.”

His favorite story comes from the day after the game. At a Wal-Mart, Finebaum was approached by a man pushing a cart piled high with Alabama National Championship gear. “He said, ‘Mr. Finebaum, I am from Bangladesh, but today I am an Alabama fan.’ ”

As if telling Paul Finebaum somehow affirmed that – which, in a way, it did.

After years consisting mostly of post-Bear Bryant mediocrity, the Crimson Tide was back atop the college football world – and, almost ironically, Finebaum was along for the ride. That spring, Saban invited him to be an honorary captain for Alabama’s spring game; Finebaum, in the spirit of things, wore a Crimson Tide cap on the sidelines, a moment that immediately went viral on YouTube.

“For the first time in 20 years, I was on speaking terms with an Alabama coach,” he said. “I went from villain to, in some eyes, now part of the program.” He chuckled. “It wasn’t accurate, but I was pretty happy about it.”

Could his life get any better? Three years later, it has done just that – in spades.

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Sep 122013
 

This is the old affiliate list. To find a station near you, click here.

Hear The Paul Finebaum Radio Show from these broadcast radio affiliates on our new Listen page.

The Paul Finebaum Radio Show Broadcast Radio Affiliates
City State Name Station Frequency AM/FM
BIRMINGHAM AL WJOX 94.5 WJOX 94.5 FM
BIRMINGHAM AL JOX 2 100.5 ESPN WAPI 100.5 FM
BRIDGEPORT AL The Fan WVOV 1480 AM
DECATUR/HUNTSVILLE AL 1400 THE TEAM WWTM 1400 AM
DOTHAN AL WOOF 560 AM
FLORENCE AL 93.9 THE SCORE WYTK 93.9 AM
GADSDEN AL News Talk 570 AM WAAX 570 AM
MOBILE AL THE TICKET WNSP 105.5 FM
MONTGOMERY AL WTXK 1210 AM
REPTON AL POWER PIG WPPG 101.1 FM
SCOTTSBORO AL Classic Country WWIC 1050 AM
SELMA AL ALEX-FM WALX 100.9 FM
TALLASSEE AL WTLS 1300 AM
TUSCALOOSA AL Tide 99.1 WDGM 99.1 FM
UNION GROVE-HUNTSVILLE AL 97.7 THE ZONE WZZN 97.7 FM
YORK AL ESPN 104.9 WSLY 104.9 FM
ARKADELPHIA AR RIVER ROCK 100.9 KDEL 100.9
PENSACOLA FL WBSR 1450 AM
ATLANTA GA TheFan2 WFOM 1230 AM
BRUNSWICK GA THE FAN WSFN 790 AM
COLUMBUS GA THE ZONE WIOL 95.7 AM
WAYCROSS GA THE FAN WFNS 1350 AM
SAVANNAH GA 1450 ESPN WSEG 1400 AM
SAVANNAH GA ESPN RADIO FM 104.3 WSEG 104.3 FM
LEXINGTON KY WLXG 1300 AM
LAFAYETTE LA ESPN 1420 KPEL 1420 AM
Tupelo MS Z-98-5 WZLQ 98.5 FM
JACKSON MS ESPN 105.9 THE ZONE WRKS 105.9 FM
CHATTANOOGA TN 105.1 ESPN WALV 105.1 FM
NASHVILLE TN Sports WQZQ WQZQ 830 AM
TEXARKANA TX ESPN KTRG 94.1 FM
Aug 192013
 

From AllAccess.com

This week’s additions to the affiliate rosters of Cumulus Media Networks programming include the charter list of affiliates for former Cumulus Sports WJOX/BIRMINGHAM afternoon host Paul Finebaum’s new regionally-syndicated, Charlotte-based ESPN Radio show.

Besides the previously-announced WJOX and Sports WAPI-FM/BIRMINGHAM, Finebaum’s new show will air on WOOF INC. Sports WOOF-AM (AM 560 THE BALL)/DOTHAN, AL; SCOTT COMMUNICATIONS Classic Hits WALX-FM (ALEX-FM)/SELMA, AL; TOWNSQUARE Sports WDGM-F (THE DEUCE 99.1)/TUSCALOOSA, AL; TOWNSQUARE Sports KPEL-A (ESPN 1420)/LAFAYETTE, LA; R&B COMMUNICATIONS Sports WWTM-A (1400 THE TEAM)/DECATUR-HUNTSVILLE, AL; FRONTDOOR BROADCASTING Sports WTXK-A-W298BC (THE TICKET)/MONTGOMERY, AL; GREAT SOUTH WIRELESS Sports WZZN (97.7 THE ZONE)/UNION GROVE-HUNTSVILLE, AL; CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WAAX-AM/GADSDEN, AL; VALLEY BROADCASTING Sports WYTK-A (93.9 THE SCORE)/FLORENCE, AL; SARAH P. GRANT Sports WSLY-F (ESPN 104.9)/YORK, AL; DOT COM PLUS, LLC Sports WNSP-FM/MOBILE; MICHAEL BUTLER BROADCASTING Sports WTLS-A-W293BK/TALLASSEE, AL; EASY MEDIA Sports WBSR-A (1450 ESPN)/PENSACOLA, FL; BREWER Sports WALV (105.1 ESPN CHATTANOOGA)/CHATTANOOGA,TN; DAVIS Sports WIOL-A (THE ZONE)/COLUMBUS, GA; FREED AM CORP. Sports KTRG-F (ESPN TEXARKANA)/TEXARKANA, TX; SCOTTSBORO BROADCASTING Classic Country WWIC-AM/SCOTTSBORO, AL; YMF MEDIA Sports WRKS (ESPN 105.9 THE ZONE)/JACKSON, MS; THE CROMWELL GROUP/WINSTON COMMUNICATIONS Sports WQZQ-AM/NASHVILLE,TN; WOLFF BROADCASTING CO. Country WPPG-F (POWER PIG)/REPTON, AL; SOUTHERN MEDIA INTERACTIVE Sports WSEG-AM-W282AF (ESPN RADIO FM 104.3)/SAVANNAH, GA-WSFN-A-W279BC (THE FAN)/BRUNSWICK, GA-WFNS-A (THE FAN)/WAYCROSS, GA; L.M. COMMUNICATIONS Sports WLXG-A/LEXINGTON, KY; and NOALMARK Classic Rock KDEL (RIVER ROCK 100.9)/ARKADELPHIA, AR..

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