560 AM pulls plug on Corey Miller Show

Special to The StateSeptember 4, 2013 

Tue, Nov, 02, 2010-Columbia, South Carolina --Former USC and NY Giants football player Corey Miller hosts a radio show where he combines his spirituality and shorts-talk. Photo by Tracy Glantz/tglantz@thestate.com

TRACY GLANTZ — Tracy Glantz/tglantz@thestate.co

After providing insight on South Carolina athletics for years, Corey Miller has more questions than answers for once.

The former USC and NFL linebacker announced on Twitter that his radio show on 560 The Team has ended. The Corey Miller Show occupied the 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. time slot.

Miller says 560 The Team told him it wanted to go in a different direction, and he doesn't have many answers outside of that, but he expects to find a new home soon.

“It's kind of strange,” Miller says. “I'll just put it to you this way: Sometimes in this kind of market, you can be too successful, and you can read between the lines on that.”

560 The Team's regional programming manager L.J. Smith would not comment on why the Corey Miller Show is done on 560 The Team outside of saying that Miller's “departure was amicable and that Mr. Miller remains a friend of the station, and you may very well hear him on 560 The Team from time to time in the future.”

In the near future, Miller will remain visible around South Carolina athletics. He says he plans to start making videos where he breaks down parts of USC's games, and then he'll post those videos to Twitter. Miller also will continue to do Gamecock Extra on WLTX at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

He said he doesn't want to be too specific, but he anticipates another media opportunity will be available to him soon.

“I've got some options,” Miller says. “I've got some national shows that have contacted me. I've gotten some bigger markets that I've been talking to. The opportunities have been out there, but I just wanted to be loyal to where I was at. Now I'm looking forward to entertaining some of those things, so we'll just see.”

When he announced the show is over on 560 The Team, he says he fielded outpourings of support from his following that tuned in regularly at 3 p.m. to hear what controversial thing Miller would say that day. Miller says he even heard from Clemson fans who will miss hearing him. Miller hopes it won't be for long.

“Sometimes people just don't see eye to eye with you,” Miller says. “And sometimes some people just don't want to go any further. It's unfortunate.”

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