FSR: J.T. The Brick Thrown Overboard For Bruno

Fox Sports Radio made a somewhat significant move today, clearing the evening 7p-11p PT shift for Tony Bruno while moving longtime evening host J.T. The Brick (John Tournour) to overnights. (Five hour shift- yikes!) Eight months ago FSR effectively merged with KLAC-AM in Los Angeles, with Tournour one of the holdovers from Fox.

Bruno

(Oh, wait, not THAT Bruno)

But station manager Don Martin has since decided that listeners on 200 affiliates, including Boston’s WEEI-AM, would rather listen to Bruno than Tournour.  The move as it pertains to Tournour is definitely a demotion.

In all reality though, the whole thing resembles a deck chair rearrangment. Bruno, who previously manned mornings for FSR, never broke through as a success in that time slot. Likewise Tournour at night.

The bigger, more interesting question for Fox Sports Radio is the chance of its long-term survival. Read more…