Well-known sports radio host Sean Adams will return to Austin’s airwaves next month, joining AM 1300 the Zone.
His show, "The Adams Theory," will air weekdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Aug. 4.
That same day, "The Sports Buffet," which currently kicks off at 2 p.m., will change its start time to 4 p.m. "The Sports Buffet" will still end at 7 p.m., as it does now.
"I’m really excited to join the team at AM 1300 the Zone," Adams said. "To cover the Texas Longhorns, and sports in general, on the official Longhorn station is a tremendous opportunity."
Adams has been off the air since December, when he departed 104.9 the Horn after the station, which had been all sports, all day, added music to its lineup and shed some of its hosts.
"It’s exciting any time we have the chance to add talent to our roster," said Jon Madani, the Zone’s program director and one of the hosts of the "The Sports Buffet." "Sean’s combination of experience, intellect and insight make him one of the more compelling personalities in our business."
BOB-FM leads radio ratings
BOB-FM remains Austin’s top-ranked radio station, according to the latest Nielsen ratings.
The station, which prides itself on playing a little bit of everything, has a comfortable lead over country cousins KASE 101 and 98.1 KVET-FM, which landed in second and third places, respectively.
Spirit 105.9 continues to climb the charts, placing fourth this time around. The station is one of the highest-rated contemporary Christian broadcasters in the entire nation.
The rest of the list features the usual suspects, albeit in a slightly different order.
Average quarter-hour ratings as of June 18, courtesy of All Access (numbers in parentheses indicate rank as of May 21):
1.) 103.5 KBPA-FM (1)
2.) 100.7 KASE-FM (2)
3.) 98.1 KVET-FM (3)
4.) 105.9 KFMK-FM (5)
5.) 96.7 KHFI-FM (6)
6.) 102.3 KPEZ-FM (4)
7.) 590 KLBJ-AM (10)
8.) 93.7 KLBJ-FM (13)
9.) 94.7 KAMX-FM (8)
10.) 107.1 KLZT-FM (7)
11.) 101.5 KROX-FM (12)
12.) 95.5 KKMJ-FM (9)
13.) 90.5 KUT-FM (11)
14.) 93.3 KGSR-FM (14)
15.) 96.3 KKMJ-FM HD3 (16)
Time Warner adds SEC Network
Time Warner Cable subscribers in Central Texas and elsewhere will have access to the SEC Network from day one.
ESPN, which is operating the network, said late last week that it will be available in an estimated 60 million homes with the addition of Time Warner Cable and another provider, Bright House Networks.
AT&T and Dish Network had previously committed to air the network.
Channel numbers haven’t been announced yet.
Meanwhile, two other companies with a significant local customer base, DirecTV and San Marcos-based Grande Communications, don’t have deals in place to carry the network.
The SEC Network is set to debut Aug. 14, featuring a host of exclusive content, including the Texas A&M-South Carolina football game on Aug. 28.
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