After 18 years, veteran broadcaster Tim Brando has made the decision to leave CBS Sports Network, and officially made the announcement on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
His radio show The Tim Brando Show, is also no longer on the air. His show is currently carried on SiriusXM satellite radio on channel 91, and airs from 8:00-11:00 a.m. CT.
Along with being a radio host, Brando is probably best known for his play-by-play announcements while covering college basketball and college football.
Brando's announcement comes only three short weeks after The Tim Brando Show was last aired on CBS Sports Network. “It was a great run,” Brando said. “It maybe ended a little sooner than it could have. (The Tim Brando Show) cancellation didn’t have to impact things the way it did, but I’d be lying if I told you it didn’t play a role.”
Below is Brando's post that he made on Facebook, that explained his reasoning for making the decision to leave the network.
After 18 years at CBS and 16 years as the Host of College Football Today, I am leaving CBS Sports. I will no longer be the Host of College Football Today or provide play by play services for their golf, football or basketball coverage. This news comes on the heels of my announcement that the Tim Brando Show will not be returning to CBS Sports Network. It was truly a privilege to cover The SEC on CBS, The Road to the Final Four, and more recently The Masters for Masters.com and The PGA and Champions Tour. It was an honor working there. I am looking forward to new opportunies and making many exciting new memories
covering sports. I greatly appreciate all the love and support from my loyal fans! Please stay tuned to this page, as we will post news as it becomes available! Don't forget- you can ALWAYS listen to the show from 8-11am CT on
SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91. Thanks for your continued support- Timmy B.
Despite the cancellation of his show, Brando says that he harbors no hard feelings towards the network. “They’ve handled me appropriately and we parted amicably,” he said. “They’ve handled it in a professional manner and I think I have, too. And that’s good. You never want to burn bridges in this business."
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