Paul Finebaum's callers start live after hours stream on social media

"Finebaum After Hours" is a space on X (formerly known as Twitter) that started just two weeks ago, and recently had it's largest audience of 274 users. In this article, I dive into how three callers from The Paul Finebaum Show put their heads together to produce a nightly social media conversation that is inclusive of all who want to be involved.
Dec 31, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; SEC network host Paul Finebaum looks on before the 2022 Peach Bowl between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Ohio State Buckeyesat Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 31, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; SEC network host Paul Finebaum looks on before the 2022 Peach Bowl between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Ohio State Buckeyesat Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Over the years, The Paul Finebaum Show on the SEC Network has had many legendary callers. Callers such as Phyllis from Mulga, Jim from Tuscaloosa, Legend and yes of course- I would be reminisced if I did not mention the late Tammy from Auburn.  These fans call in pledging their allegiance to their favorite team and often times ending up in a heated and often comical debate with Paul Finebaum himself.

How long has the Paul Finebaum Show been around?

The show has been around since 2001 when Finebaum launched the Paul Finebaum Radio Network which propelled his career to becoming arguably the most known media figure in the south.

In addition to the callers mentioned, several more have become recognizable names the past few years as well from the show. And a few of them recently got together and produced a space they host nightly on X (formerly known as Twitter) they are calling the “Finebaum After Hours.”

How did ‘Finebaum After Hours’ start?

Paul Finebaum Show callers that go by their show names,  “AJ from Pell City, “Chris from South Carolina” and Johnny Bowen (known as “Johnny B” on the Finebaum Show) recently got together to start up the social media venture.

“AJ and I became friends. We would talk about the show (Paul Finebaum Show) and our interest. We would laugh and thought this would be fun for a group, or podcast. We then became friends with ‘Chris from South Carolina’ who knew how to do a space on X (formerly known as Twitter). We talked about it and decided to try. We had 27 our first night I think,” Bowen said.

“The first time we put one up we had 20-something tune in. Well, everybody enjoyed it and the next day we had 118. We immediately knew we had something Finebaum nation was interested in,” AJ from Pell City said.

Within just a few weeks, the trio hosted its largest show yet with 274 participants.

How can I join ‘Finebaum After Hours’ and what can I expect?

“Finebaum After Hours” begins at 8 PM EST each evening and as the trio has said, anyone can join.

“Everyone is welcome and it is controlled, no arguing or trash talking one another,” AJ from Pell City said. Considering many spaces on X (formerly known as Twitter) can have some coarse language and conversation, it is great that the trio censors it’s show, making it warm and welcoming for all as AJ alluded to.

“It is all about respect and giving honor to all the Finebaum callers,” said Chris from South Carolina.

Whether you are a casual or everyday listener of The Paul Finebaum Show, something like this where you are able to talk to known callers from the Finebaum show is a neat idea, so it is no wonder the attendance in the space has accelerated as quickly as it has.

Other recognizable Finebaum callers you will find on the stream include LSU fan "Cornbread," Darris Brock, Auburn fan "Iman" and Texas A&M fan "Expired."

“Who would have thought a 60-year-old Alabama fan, 47 year-old Auburn fan and a 38-year-old Clemson fan would join up and this take off like it has in two weeks,” Bowen said.

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