by Tyler Hale
A new face – and voice – is joining KABZ 103.7 The Buzz’s weekday afternoon sports talk radio show “Out of Bounds.”
John Nabors will be heading down to Little Rock from Fayetteville to take the new position. His start date as host is Monday, Feb. 3.
Nabors most recently has served as the host for “The Morning Rush” at ESPN Arkansas. He has held that role sine 2018.
In a tweet, Nabors confirmed the news of his hiring at The Buzz. “This Monday I will be officially moving down to Little Rock to be the new host of Out of Bounds on 103.7 The Buzz alongside Joe Franklin! Thanks for all of your continued support thru the years. Can’t wait to get started!”
Nabors will co-host “Out of Bounds” alongside Joe Franklin in the 1-4 p.m. timeslot.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the amazing team at 103.7 The Buzz,” Nabors said in a statement. “It has always been a dream of mine since the very beginning of my career to do a show on this amazing station. I cannot wait to get started and be a part of the biggest and best sports talk radio station in the state!”
BIG NEWS: This Monday I will be officially moving down to Little Rock to be the new host of Out of Bounds on 103.7 The Buzz alongside Joe Franklin! Thanks for all of your continued support thru the years. Can’t wait to get started!
See you soon 501 😎 pic.twitter.com/9TRNiSv8BN
— 𝙅𝙤𝙝𝙣 𝙍 𝙉𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙧𝙨 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@BuzzJohnNabors) January 29, 2020
The move to The Buzz will be a homecoming for Nabors, who previously served as the station’s promotions director from 2017 to 2018. A 2015 University of Arkansas graduate, he has also hosted The Forum with John Nabors on ESPN 99.5-FM.
According to 103.7 The Buzz General Manager and Program Director Justin Acri, Nabors will be a natural fit for the show. “We are thrilled to have John back at 103.7 The Buzz and this time in an on-air role. We think he and Joe Franklin will make “Out of Bounds” a show that listeners will find to be a great part of our top-rated Buzz lineup.”
Nabors is replacing former “Out of Bounds” co-host Eric Sullivan, who had hosted the show since 2016. Sullivan was fired in early January after being accused of stealing cash from a woman at Sauced Bar and Oven in Little Rock.
Sullivan later released the following statement on Twitter: “I need to address something to you all: I’ve made a monumental career mistake & I take full responsibility for it, I let many people down as well as the listeners and great people at 1037 the Buzz and I will own that for the rest of my life.”