Jim Rome on Showtime Pictured: Jim Rome Photo Credit: Kent Smith/Showtime © 2013 Showtime Networks Inc.

He’s been in the Jungle since 1996 when his radio show went national. And now Jim Rome will remain with CBS Sports Radio for the foreseeable future.

Rome has signed a new contract to remain with CBS Sports Radio. He began with CBS and was one of the building blocks of the 24/7 national radio sports network when it launched in January 2013. Now he’ll stay with CBS Sports Radio in his normal timeslot of noon until 3 p.m. ET. In addition, he’ll continue to provide commentaries on the CBS Sports Minute which is heard on various CBS sports radio stations including WFAN in New York, WSCR in Chicago and WIP in Philadelphia.

From the official announcement, Rome is quoted and he seems happy to be staying with CBS:

“This is a huge day for the show,” added Rome. “CBS RADIO is an unbelievable place, everything I had hoped it would be and more. There have been so many exciting changes in the industry and I’m as motivated as ever to capitalize on them with CBS Sports Radio, our affiliates and sponsors, and our business partners at Westwood One. My thanks to Andre Fernandez, Chris Oliviero, Eric Spitz, and everyone involved in making CBS Sports Radio a success in the first four years.”

Rome joined CBS to fill multiple roles on both TV and radio. His CBS Sports Network show, “Rome”  and “Jim Rome on Showtime” shows ran from 2012 until 2015. He continues to make cameo appearances on the NFL Today and on the NCAA Tournament.

The Jungle will continue to be one of the anchors of the CBS Sports Radio for the next few years.

[CBS Radio]

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