Did you get the memo? Fox Sports Radio lineup change is minus O’Brien, Hartman, Dibble, Van Dyken

UPDATED: Noon, today:

A memo sent out to some of the Sherman Oaks-based Fox Sports Radio gang laying out a new lineup for early 2014 has left Pat O’Brien, Steve Hartman, Rob Dibble and Amy Van Dyken without a place to call their show, according to several sources.

keep-calm-and-moving-on-12The national weekday rundown that will debut on Monday, Jan. 6 marks a notable change in the noon-to-3 p.m. slot, which O’Brien and Hartman have held for the last several years.

The “Fox Sports Primetime” slot “will be replaced by a new program to be announced shortly,” the memo said.

On Wednesday’s show, O’Brien was not on the air with Hartman, replaced by Lincoln Kennedy via a line from his home in Phoenix. Sources say O’Brien will not be on any longer going forward.

O’Brien’s shelf life at the station ended up just more than three years after trying to rebuild his sports media career.

Hartman, a fixture in L.A. sports radio since his days at KFOX-FM and XTRA-AM, said in an email: “I have had the longest uninterrupted run in So Cal sports radio history. Not bad for a former Raiders PR guy. I will stay on at Fox Sports Radio in some capacity past the first of the year but I’m talking to several people, both in radio and television, about future opportunities. I’ve been insanely lucky to have a vocation that is also my advocation. It was certainly time for a change and I can’t wait to find out what’s next.”

Whever Fox Sports Network does with that spot, KLAC-AM (570) in L.A. will go local programming in that window. Sources say Fred Roggin, the KNBC-Channel 4 longtime anchor who has been subbing in the station of late, will be hired fulltime for that spot.

Meanwhile, in the 3-to-7 p.m. national slot, Fox has moved Las Vegas-based John  “J.T. The Brick” Tournour, with partner Tomm Looney, from late nights to the earlier slot. But neither will be heard in L.A. because Petros Papadakis and Matt “Money” Smith, who had been national in that window for the last five years, stay in the same slot but will only be heard locally.

From 7-to-11 p.m., Fox national has replaced Dibble and Van Dyken with Jason Smith, who once held the overnight spot at ESPN Radio. On many nights in L.A. between April and October, that spot will often be filled by Dodgers games.

Fox’s national lineup will also move Ben Maller from weekends to weekdays in the 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. shift, followed by “Fox Sports Daybreak” with Andy Furman and Mike North from 3 to 6 a.m.

The new lineup keep Dan Patrick (6-to-9 a.m.) and Jay Mohr (9 a.m.-to-noon) in their usual spots.

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62 thoughts on “Did you get the memo? Fox Sports Radio lineup change is minus O’Brien, Hartman, Dibble, Van Dyken

  1. O’Brien was just unlistenable. Ben Maller is close. A nice guy but “has opinions his talent cannot cash.” Petros and Money will be better off in a local spot rather than national. It was too LA-based for a national show. The same applies (East Coast-based) for the national ESPN hosts. Many of which are as bad as O’Brien.

  2. Finally Fox got rid of O’Brien! Wow, was he terrible and added nothing to the broadcast with Hartman. I hope Rogan does well and can I hope for Scott Van Pelt at some point??

  3. That’s absolute BS, My name is Zach, I’m from a city near Nashville in Tennessee, Last year I was diagnosed with a Pituitary Brain Tumor, Doctor said I can’t leave the house much, work anymore, or even drive due to all my medications, a Brain Surgery, and 30 rpunds of Radiation…But every night I always looked forward to Rob and Amys’ show..I thought it was awesome how they always took tons of callers, and Just talked about more than sports, and for 3 hours a night it kind of took my mind off things…I truly enjoyed listening to their show and getting to call in..Its complete bull they took the best Radio hosts I’ve ever heard off the air

    • Dibble and VanDyken were low level performers on the radio. Frequently rude to callers and displaying low level personalities. I remember VanDyken saying she would not even give a friendly greeting back toba fellow competitor at a swim meet. She bragged about it.

    • TwiiiZxy it’s Fox Sports Radio…not talk about random bs that doesn’t matter..The two worst Fox broadcasters of all-time. …hands down

  4. Thank gawd JT and Looney will no longer be able to pollute the LA airwaves…tho the return of the crapulent Jason Smith lessons the enjoyment. Poor Hartman, career killed by being saddled with that has-been jackass POB…

    • I’m personally hoping that the KLAC feed they put The Artie Lange Show from 7pm-10pm and TMZ Sports (Currently airs 7pm-8pm) at 10pm-11pm then you get Ben Maller. I’m pretty sure the Dodgers are going to move to rival 710am KSPN after this season.

  5. The morning show was really bad with Artrell Hawkins but its actually worse now. North and Furman are 2 of the biggest idiots I’ve heard on the radio. They butcher the English language everyday..

    • No way. You cannot get worse than Artrell’s “if you’ve never played a down in the NFL, you can’t talk” crap he spewed every time his stupidity was shown.

      And Pat O’Brien was a jackass. It was always about him and who he knew and what he did with whoever famous person out there, he had nothing more than that. He forced off Vic the brick then saw off Mychal Thompson and before long, it was “Primetime with Pat O’Brien …oh and Steve Hartman.” If they didn’t get rid of him soon, it would have been all himself, and Hartman to the exit.

    • Could NOT agree with you more. I am just glad they are being hidden away from me who can’t/won’t listen in at that time.

  6. Being a Bruin fan I hated the fact that there was no local show to hear related topics about them. The lack of local local sports programming is killing KLAC. I am starting to listen more often to KSPN for local ( yes USC bias) sports info. Primetime on KLAC was actually pretty good show but went down quickly when Sam the producer left. AD Guererro please consider another media outlet for bruin sports after there contract expires.

  7. I listened to Dan Patrick and Rob and Amy now it will only be Dan Patrick. Can’t stand John Tournour the hack, Jason Smith, Mike North or Andy Furman as they are all just horrible. I would rather be stabbed in the eyes with a dull rusty knife than listen to Tournour, Smith, North or Furman. Foxsports1 sucks…..

  8. Right on,Big Ben,Justin Cooper,John the Beard,Bobo On The Radio!!!!Get lost,Rob “Dumb-A** Dibble and his bigoted Amazon partner/girlfriend Amy Van Duyken.
    (Do those two have a COMBINED 100 IQ? Can they SPELL,LET ALONE POSSESS,,IQs?) That means you folks can theoretically get FIVE “Cowboy’s Corners” a week rather than just two!!!!!!)

  9. I’ll miss Amy. She’s fantastic. Rob was an idiot. Hartman is excellent and hope they keep him. Fred Roggin is awful. If you’re replacing him for Hartman, FSR has no clue. Anytime he’d fill in, I’d change channel and I did give him a chance. Boring! North and Furhman are very good. I don’t always agree with North but he has an opinion which I respect and isn’t about kissing butt.

      • Oh so if someone doesn’t agree with you they’re unintelligent? That proves you’re a moron. Everyone likes different hosts. It’s what suits each person. I don’t go around bashing ppl because they don’t agree with me on who I enjoy listening to. Grow up!

  10. How ’bout giving 2013 “Ben Maller Show” Caller Of The Year Cowboy In Windsor,Ont.,Can. his own gig?(Or better yet,a TV gig,since I have it on REALLY GOOD AUTHORITY that he’s a black lad,60,with boyish good looks,said to look GREAT in cowboy duds and is related to such sports figures as Tony Dungy,Ferguson Jenkins,Reuben Mayes-former New Orleans Saints RB-former boxing referee Kenny Bayless,etc.?)

  11. Jackson is,after all,about 5’10″,182 lb.,or about an inch taller than I.(Also,seven years my senior and about 20 lb. lighter.)

  12. Ever since Clear Channel and the likes took over AM radio, bad decisions have been the norm! They have destroyed the soul of radio! Try to enjoy, it’s on it’s last legs! Too bad, am radio use to be great!!!

  13. How stupid is the lineup change. Hartman & O’Brien gave you everything you wanted in Sports and Entertainment. It was a One Stop Show. I have listened to Hartman for over 20 years and he will be missed.
    I hope they get another show Together!

    Petros and Money are too LA and that’s how it should be, it lets everyone on the East Coast that LA is a Sports City and that Chano’s still has a broken drive up intercom. lol

    I like Jay Mohr but Jim Rome rocks and that’s why he left Fox Sports.

    I have to listen to music or news radio until 3pm PST. This sucks!!!

    • they have this great invention called the Internet where you can listen to other sports talk shows on I Heart Radio lol

  14. PMS is the best, still miss the Loose Cannons, like Mallet, never enjoyed O’Brien, Dibble or Van Dyken, and wish North would go away.

  15. Thank you Fox for getting Brick and Looney off nights. Those two ego maniacs made it impossible for me to listen.
    Love Ben

  16. I miss Hartman!! Trying to listen now to replacements and just can’t do it. I’ve changed stations for that time slot (12-3)PST. Love Dan Patrick and P and M. That’s about it for 570

  17. Wow…poor decision on Fox’s part. Pat & Steve are awesome…and Petros is pure genius. Cincinnati will miss their shows!

  18. I’m personally glad van dyken is gone. Kept bragging about how rough her husband had it. He was a freaking punter, that wasn’t even that good. She thought she was better than anyone with a different opinion. Good riddance

    • Just heard on the radio that Amy van Dyken is now paralyzed from an ATV accident that occurred 12 days ago. She had surgery which had a significant risk of killing her. She pulled through but her doctor doubts she’ll be able to walk again.

  19. Dibble and Van Duke were complete jokes…it’s supposed to be sports radio..not talking about how much alcohol I’m about to take in or talking about fucks or vaginas…Nothing about the show was interesting..was just bad sports radio, and thankfully my ears have completely healed from the buckshot coming out of their mouths.

  20. Other than Dan Patrick, this station pretty much is ruined. The Steve Gorman show that replaced Hartman and POB is literally unlistenable! I’d rather hear POB name drop than this crap.

    P&M have never appealed to me. Petros has the most annoying voice and yells too much.

    I do enjoy The Blitz on Sundays with Looney and Maller.

    I feel bad for how Hartman has been treated. He deserves more respect than this. And poor VTB….he’s still barely hanging on to his job.

    Does anyone have a source for sports radio ratings? I’m curious if Fox has seen any improvement with this new line-up?

  21. Mohr is horrible and is about comedy and has no real knowledge of sports. Hartman KNEW sports. Bill Rieter is excellent as is Arnie Spanier and JT. Some changes are great and some not.

  22. Just because a host was a successful actor or musician doesn’t mean they know sports (Mohr & Gorman). The program director is the one who needs to be fired. He’s clearly star struck. Fans are way too smart to listen to hosts who have no clue. You’re losing a lot of listeners. JT, DP, Reiter, North, Looney, Spanier are all excellent. Mohr, Gorman and Noe need to go.

  23. Pat O’Brien and Steve Hartman presented one of the most enjoyable and entertaining sports talk shows I have listened to. I hope they can land a gig on Satellite Radio – then I won’t have ANY reason to listen to Fox Sports Radio again. Being from Ohio, I have had to endure Andy Furman via Cincinnati radio FAR TO LONG. His ranting and raving is awful

  24. THANKS Steve for being the bigger man on this issue…. I cant wait for the Slaub to lose it as he has in the past, oh I knew when Jim Rome left the #==% w show that changes were coming…. I like Matt but Pap is just lucky not good and half of his College football analysis have been wrong. HE is no football expert analyst and should go back to the film room. The a m slot with J Glazer what an idiot he is.

  25. I could not stand pob since he got rid of Vic!!! I hated when he would talk down to him! Vic does funny and wacky things, which was cool with me! Bring Vic back with Hartman!

    POB SUCKS!
    Vic is awesome!

  26. FOX almost had it right! Dan Patrick, then Jay Mhor, then Steve Hartman, then PMS! Awesome lineup for So Cal! They only thing they needed to change was to get rid of POB. Just let Steve & Vic do that slot. Now, from 12-3, it’s PATHETIC! IT’s all good, at least we have John Ireland and Steve Mason on 710am

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