Longtime Alabama sports radio personality Paul Finebaum joins ESPN, SEC Network

Longtime Alabama sports talk show host Paul Finebaum is joining ESPN and the SEC Network.

ESPN announced Thursday that Finebaum will host a daily radio show from Charlotte, N.C., starting in August. He will also make appearances on other platforms for the network.

The SEC Network, scheduled to launch in August 2014, will simulcast Finebaum's afternoon show. He's the network's first on-air hire.

ESPN says Finebaum will also make appearances on "SportsCenter," ''College Football Live" and "College GameDay" and write for ESPN The Magazine.

"The Paul Finebaum Show" was syndicated on stations from South Carolina to St. Louis and aired nationally on Sirius XM. His show started in 2001.