February 10, 2012 — So you’re sick of the hillbilly gang war on the Finebaum show in the afternoons. You’ve had enough of Paul’s infantile snickering and innuendo. You don’t want to hear one more snide comment ooze from the hole in the front of his bald pate.
You can’t take any more of Jay Barker’s holier-than-thou pontificating and unabashed Alabama bias on WJOX in the morning. You’ve heard all you care to hear of Barker and Tony Kurrie tag-teaming and trampling Al Del Greco’s meek Auburn voice.
You’re sick and tired of the constant bama-honking that permeates the radio airwaves.
You’re mad as hell and you’re not going to take it any more.
What are your alternatives? Will you be forced to tolerate John Boy and Billy’s morning guffaws? Are you relegated to an afternoon diet of Pitbull and Gaga? Must you dial it back to Styx and the Stones?
Never fear Auburn fans, you do have viable alternative options for sports talk. While all may not be available on your radio dial depending on your location, most offer online streaming, podcasts, live streaming via smartphone apps or other methods to tune in.
97.3 The Zone, Birmingham
The Zone offers a viable alternative daily to WJOX in Birmingham and features a strong and balanced cast. All shows feature prominent local and national guests and entertain calls from listeners.
Weekdays from 6 – 9 am
Auburn color analyst Stan White and Alabama play by play announcer Eli Gold share the stage.
Weekdays from 9 – noon
The Zone features CBS Sports studio host Tim Brando’s nationally syndicated broadcast.
Weekdays from Noon – 2 pm
Longtime Birmingham sports reporter, former WJOX morning host, and part-time actor Matt Coulter takes the airwaves.
Weekdays from 2 – 6 pm
Rachel Baribeau & Kevin Scarbinsky change the afternoon sports dynamic with intelligent, articulate and entertaining sports commentary and discussion.
Baribeau is an Auburn graduate and brings a much needed female perspective to the afternoon drive.
From 6 pm to 6 am The Zone turns to Yahoo Sports Radio.
Call the station at 1-855-230-ZONE (9663).
106.5 in Auburn/Opelika
Airs weekdays 4-6pm
Auburn alums Rich Perkins and Ron Anders discuss a variety of sports topics on this Auburn centric sports call in show.
Call the show toll free at 888-382-7502.
Cubelic and the Kid
97.7 The Zone, Huntsville
Airs weekdays from 6 – 10 a.m.
Former Auburn center Cole Cubelic teams with Rick and Bubba alum Casio Kid for sports talk that covers a variety of topics. The show features local, regional and national guests and takes listener calls.
The show streams live and is available via a variety of mobile applications. Visit the show site for streaming information.
Call the show toll free at 877-841-0977
Max Round Table
740 AM, Montgomery
Airs Weekdays from Noon- 2 pm
Hosts are former Montgomery Advertiser sportswriter Doug Amos and current Advertiser columnist Josh Moon. The show focuses on local and national sports topics and takes listener calls.
WTGZ 93.9, Auburn
Airs Weekdays 4- 6 pm
Bill Cameron hosts Sportscall which originates from WTGZ FM 93.9 in Auburn. The show focuses on Auburn sports but also discusses topics of local and national interest.
Call the show toll free at (888) 984-4379
Eyes on Auburn
Airs Tuesday nights during football season
Auburn writer Justin Hokanson and former Auburn defensive back Rob Pate host Eyes on Auburn, a syndicated weekly radio show heard on a variety of stations in Alabama. The show features interviews with Auburn coaches and players and opens the lines to talk with callers.
The show debuted in August of 2011 and listed affiliates in Mobile, Dothan and Huntsville among others.
If Eyes on Auburn doesn’t air in your market, contact your local radio station.
The Never to Yield Foundation encourages you to support those shows which attempt to maintain neutrality and/or those shows which are Auburn specific.
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Support them by patronizing their sponsors and by letting those sponsors and the radio stations know you appreciate their efforts. Support them with your letters, phone calls, your emails, your tweets and your recommendations.
If you’re aware of other shows that are neutral or focus on Auburn, let us know. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include links to the show or its hosts. We’ll be glad to add them to this list.
NOTE: None of the shows or hosts listed above are affiliated with the Never to Yield Foundation in any capacity. Neither the Never to Yield Foundation or any of the shows/hosts listed above have sought or are seeking any form of compensation or endorsement