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story.lead_photo.caption Matt Jones, former Arkansas Razorback footballer and KABZ-FM, "The Buzz" 103.7 air personality, signs a phone case for a fan during the locker room session of Football 101: Lessons for Ladies, held Aug. 13, 2013, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Sponsored by 103.7 The Buzz, the clinic has gone on for nearly a decade.

Arkansan Matt Jones, a professional football player turned sports radio personality, has left his weekday afternoon job at The Buzz 103.7 FM in Little Rock, a station director said Wednesday.

Jones’ last day was Friday, though program director Justin Acri said by phone that the former quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks and wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars will likely make occasional visits at the radio station.

“He just wanted to get out of the daily deadline-driven grind that we’re in here in radio,” Acri said of Jones, who worked as co-host of Overtime with Trey Schaap. “We’ll hopefully get him back soon.”

Jones joined The Buzz, KABZ-FM, three years ago as host of the program, which airs from 1-4 p.m. weekdays in Little Rock as well as on the station's affiliate in Fort Smith: KHGG-FM, The Sports Hog 103.1.

Acri said he hopes to fill the vacant job within the next weeks, adding that the positions has received an "overwhelming amount of interest."

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  • RoscoeCase
    July 20, 2016 at 3:52 p.m.

    “He just wanted to get out of the daily deadline-driven grind that we’re in here in radio”

    Really, is he looking for something where you only say, "Do you want fries with that"?

  • hurricane46
    July 20, 2016 at 4:15 p.m.

    I heard he's going to be the new color man for ASU football.

  • 912
    July 20, 2016 at 7:55 p.m.

    He makes plenty of money from his NFL days. He doesn't need to work. Good luck Matt with whatever you decide to pass the time. Woo Pig!!!

  • John2001
    July 21, 2016 at 9:05 a.m.

    Probably wants to get away from Trey Schaap!

  • YOUNGT104
    July 21, 2016 at 9:21 p.m.

    John2001, I agree... I only listen now when I know Schaap is not going to be on the air.... and the same thing with Acri.... Both of them can be so rude to people..... Station would be better off without them.... Good luck Matt

  • YoungHog
    August 5, 2016 at 12:29 p.m.

    deadline-driven grind.. my ass.

  • jackb
    August 14, 2016 at 2:34 p.m.

    The program they have as a replacement is terrible. I now listen to a different station between 1-4 pm. Surely they could have found a better program.

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