Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Brian Finneran, 36, will be joining the Rude Awakening on 680/The Fan during the football season starting Sept. 3.
Legendary former Atlanta Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone, who has been on the show for more than three years, will stay through the baseball season, take off during the late fall and winter and return for the 2013 baseball season.
Finneran will join other regulars Christopher Rude, Perry Laurentino and Sandra Golden.
He is interested in doing radio full time. He did a few segments for the Fan back in 2004 and, while injured, he spent a few months filling with the Rude Awakening in 2009.
“Our philosophy is to mix broadcast professionals with athletes,” said Scott McFarlane, assistant program director. “He’s excited to talk sports in general, not just football.”
The Fan is also holding a set of free Labor Day weekend concerts with Bud Light at Centennial Olympic Park Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Here are the artists:
Friday August 31st
Lonestar (”Amazed”) 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Phillip Phillips (”American Idol” winner) 6:30pm – 7:20pm
Paris Luna & Co. 8:00pm – 8:30pm
Cody Webb 9:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday September 1st
The Lost Trailers 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Heidi Newfield 4:15 – 5:00 pm
Sister Hazel (”All For You”) 5:30 – 6:30pm
Smash Mouth (”Walking on the Sun”) 7:00 – 8:00pm
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk