Clay Travis will be hosting a national sports talk show on Fox Sports Radio, Premiere Networks spokesperson Rachel Nelson has confirmed to The Big Lead. A formal announcement is expected shortly. The show, which as with the website he founded is entitled “Outkick the Coverage,” debuts next Tuesday, Sept. 6, and will air from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on 220 affiliates.
On Fox Sports Radio’s typical lineup, this means Clay’s show will lead into the Dan Patrick Show. Fox Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman & Mike North, which was previously in that time slot on weekdays, is moving to Sunday mornings at the same time.
To say that Clay — who will continue to do his Outkick the Show webcast on Periscope, Facebook Live, and various Fox Sports web platforms — is controversial and polarizing is an understatement. He is very opinionated, and his thoughts resonate with some and infuriate others.
His base is clearly going to be in the South, where there is fervent interest in SEC college football, which is the sport tranche he’s been most on top of throughout his career in sports media. In making this move, Fox management is confident that the program will extend beyond this regional draw.
Last summer, we talked about his career path and general polarity:
Disclosure: The Big Lead’s editor-in-chief Jason McIntyre appears with Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock on FS1’s Speak for Yourself.