Justin Moore to Host Morning Talk Show About Arkansas Sports

by Matthew Memrick

Country star Justin Moore started his new radio co-hosting job on a morning talk show about Arkansas sports Thursday.

You could probably say he was in Hog Heaven over the new job.

The die-hard Razorbacks fan and Natural State native made his debut on capital city Little Rock’s 103.7 the Buzz. Moore was in Tampa, Fla., to see Arkansas take on Penn State in Saturday’s Outback Bowl.

Inside Radio reported Moore’s hiring and the station’s announcement.

Don’t worry, fans. Moore’s “Morning Mayhem” show is only a side gig. He will make arrangements to be on the show during his tours. 

Moore Knows His Arkansas Sports 

The 37-year-old knows a thing or two about Arkansas sports. Check out his podcast, and you’ll hear a little bit about all the Razorback teams.

In a press release, the star talked about being a fan long before making it in the country music world. He said, “growing up in Arkansas, you learn to love the Razorbacks early.” 

Now, Moore said he has “an outlet for talking about my team.” 

When longtime 103.7 The Buzz morning show host Tommy Smith retired after 40 years, Moore seemed like a good fit, and the station hired him. He will be joined on-air by co-hosts David Bazzel, Roger Scott, and R.J. Hawk.

Show co-host David Bazzel also praised his new colleague and said he was the perfect guy for the 6 a.m. radio show. Bazzel said his Razorbacks’ knowledge was “encyclopedic,” and his love of Arkansas “is as genuine as it is infectious.”

The co-host acknowledged Moore’s country superstar status while mentioning his husband and father roles. Bazzell said he hoped listeners could connect with Moore “on a more personal level” through the show.

The show will be broadcast every Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. central. 

Moore Back Home in Arkansas

Reportedly, the star moved home after living in Nashville a decade ago.

Moore’s been on the Buzz before. He’s also appeared on ESPN and the SEC Network to talk about his Razorbacks.

The star admitted that music and touring is still his main job. Moore said he was “completely upfront” with the radio station on his weekly podcast.

“I can’t give up anything that goes along with (that music passion), nor would I want to because I love playing music so much and what we all get the chance to do,” Moore said.

Moore said the station was “cool with it.” But to his fans, he promised more new music and teased a “huge tour announcement” that’s in the works. He said he’d do shows on the road sometimes and when he’s back home. 

Moore has sold more than five million records since starting his music career in 2008. He’s also created 10 number one country music singles, including “Small Town USA,” “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Home,” and “Why We Drink.”