Adam Jones is the choice to succeed Damon Amendolara as the evening host on 98.5 the Sports Hub, multiple industry sources have confirmed.
Jones, 28, arrives from ESPN Radio, where he has most recently served as a weekend “SportsCenter” anchor. But he is not a newcomer to the Boston market, having hosted the online “Adam Jones Show” on ESPNBoston.com until August, when it was discontinued in advance of the October return of ESPN Radio to the market on the 850-AM signal.
Jones’s hiring still must be approved by CBS Radio management.
He has previously worked part-time at The Sports Hub, co-hosting “The Dan Shaughnessy Show” on weekends and occasionally filling in for Amendolara before he took the ESPN Boston online gig.
He also hosts pre- and postgame programming on Patriots.com radio.
Jones first gained notice in Boston as an on-air intern on Michael Felger’s program on ESPN 890 several years ago. He will now follow Felger and Tony Massarotti’s program in the Sports Hub lineup.
Jones will debut Jan. 2. Rich Keefe, who often filled-in for Amendolara, is expected to be the update anchor.
Amendolara’s final show was Friday. He will still be heard on the station, however, as the overnight host on the upstart CBS Sports Radio network.